Of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Thank you for visiting the official website of the Dublin Rotary
Club. Officially organized on December 8, 1938, the Dublin Rotary
Club now enters its 77th year of existence. Our weekly meetings are
held on Friday at the Dublin Country Club with the meal beginning at
noon followed by the program at 12:30 p.m. We invite Rotarians and
all who are interested in the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self”
to join us at one our meetings.
We continue to support the PolioPlus Program for the eradication of the deadly polio virus. Our support of the Georgia Rotary Student Program continues with the sponsorship of our student, Solveig Baera, from Nesbru, Norway. Our dictionary project begins its second year and will again place dictionaries in the hands of all third graders in the Laurens County School System, Dublin City School System and Trinity Christian School. Our work to improve the grounds of North View Cemetery continues with the assistance of a local boy scout troop. Internationally, we continue our annual project in building and repairing water wells in Malawi, Africa, to improve the quality of life through clean water for the inhabitants.
Other projects scheduled for this year are working with Habitat for Humanity, sponsorship of the Joint Civic Luncheon at the St. Patrick’s Festival, sponsorship of the Georgia Occupational Awards of Leadership at the Oconee Fall Line Technical College, sponsorship of the CART Fund, support of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award, and recognizing local high school students for their achievements on a quarterly basis. Our Club will provide a scholarship to a deserving local high school student through the Davis-Hilburn Scholarship Fund.
Our fellowship activities with our club members will be highlighted by the Biennial Auction planned for the first Friday in February. The money raised from this event serves to fund our Club’s operations. Other fellowship activities will include a family cookout on the First Friday event at the Dublin Farmer’s Market, meetings held off site at local industries, breakfast meetings, and evening socials at a local restaurant.
The Dublin Club is proud to have several of its members serving on a Districtwide level. Helen Harper is an Assistant Governor. Frank Seaton is a District Trainer. Gerald Smith is the Chair of the Georgia Rotary Student Program. Charles Johnson is an Area Trustee for the Georgia Rotary Student Program. John L. Neely will serve as our District Governor for District 6920. He is from the Savannah East Rotary Club.
If you would like further information about the Dublin Rotary Club and its projects, please feel free to call on me or on any of our 130+ members.
Yours in Rotary,
Edward B. Claxton III
2015-2016 Club President
Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.
Artiffany Stanley is a native of
Dublin, Georgia. She attended East Laurens High School and
graduated from Georgia College & State University with a
Bachelors of Business Administration and Troy University
with a Masters in Public Administration.
She has worked for the City of Dublin since 1996, and was appointed Assistant City Manager in July 2015 by City Manager, Lance Jones. She previously worked in the City of Dublin as a Customer Service Clerk, Mayor’s Assistant, HR/ Special Projects Coordinator, and Safety Compliance Director prior to her appointment.
She has served on the United Way Board of Directors since 2007, and Dublin-Laurens Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 2013- 2015. She is an alumni member of Leadership Georgia 2014, and was also a member of Leadership Dublin Laurens Class in 2006. She served on the Leadership Board of Directors from 2009 -2013 and served as Chairman of the Board in 2011. She was Chairman of the City of Dublin’s Bicentennial Committee in 2012, and currently serves as General Chairman of the St. Patrick’s Festival Committee which she has served on since 2012. She has one daughter, Chantel Hazley, who is a recent graduate of Georgia Southern University.
and Executive Director Doug Mabry has been
instrumental in getting the association on its feet and
conducting historical research regarding vineyards and
wineries in west Georgia and east Alabama. A capable
organizer, Mabry gathered around him those interested in
seeking a viable sustainable agriculture initiative for
Carroll County and the surrounding area by way of the
production of wine grapes and their eventual conversion into
wine, a wonderful example of value added business practices.
The Association is organized to provide for education in viticulture and enology, the promotion of fruit for the production of value added products with wine as the main focus, and the improvement and development of sustainable agriculture.
Mr. Mabry received a B.S. Education at Mercer University in 1997 and then went on to study Anthropology at University of West Georgia. A historian and anthropologist, he has identified and was able to have preserved over 1000 acres of historic and environmentally important land for new parks. He has done research and developed three history museums and received the 2008 State Preservation Achievement Award from Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Recently, Doug organized the 2015 Georgia Trustees Wine Challenge which was the first statewide wine competition.
Rotary Serving Humanity was announced by RI President-elect John F. Germ. It reflects John’s view that “we all come together for one, overriding goal: service”.
Robert Hall (l) was born in Charleston, SC, grew up in
Savannah, GA and now lives in the Cumming suburb of Atlanta,
GA. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology
and received his MBA from Tulane University. Robert began
his professional career with the IBM Corporation which
included sales, marketing, organizational planning and
development, and general management. In 1999 he began his
consulting and recruiting career and now owns his own firm,
HRHRecruiting. Robert has recruited for clients in many
industries. HRHRecruiting now specializes in recruiting not
for profit executives, managers, and development
A Rotarian for over 30 years, Robert is a member of the Rotary Club of Dunwoody, GA and an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta, GA. He currently serves as one of 17 elected members of Rotary International’s Board of Directors. He has served Rotary as Council on Legislation representative, Zone End Polio Now Coordinator, District Foundation Chair and District Governor. He has represented the Rotary president at district conferences worldwide and been the keynote speaker at country conferences. In 2006, Robert led a team on a National Immunization Day trip to Uttar Pradesh, India.
Robert is a member of the Rotary International Action Group (RAG) Committee, Chair of the RI Audit Committee, a member of the RI Executive Committee and is Chair of the 2017 Atlanta RI Convention Host Organizing Committee. Robert and his wife, Charlene, are Major Donors and Bequest Society members. Robert has received The Rotary Foundations’ Citation for Meritorious Service Award and its Distinguished Service Award, RI’s Service Above Self Award, and the Polio Eradication Regional and International Awards.
In his community, Robert has served as the Georgia Tech National Alumni Association Chairman, on the Board of the Georgia Tech Foundation, and received the Dean Griffin Community Service award from Georgia Tech. In addition, he has served on the boards of Communities In Schools of Georgia helping at risk kids stay in school and graduate, the State of Georgia YMCA, and the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy. Robert is a past member of the advisory committees of Oglethorpe University and MedShare International.
Under the direction of Kelly Knight, The Knightingales is a vocal performance troupe made up of high school girls from throughout the community. Over the past 19 years they have performed extensively not only in Dublin and Laurens County, but throughout the state as well. They've been honored twice by being invited to perform at the Governor's mansion.
Click the link to watch Past President Bubba sing off his debt to Georgia
MADISON TATE Trinity Christian School, JESSICA PERRY West Laurens High School, JENARDIS MOUNTAIN East Laurens High School, MATTHEW HOWELL Dublin High School
was appointed Commissioner of the Georgia Department of
Transportation by a unanimous vote of the State
Transportation Board on January 20, 2015.
Prior to being named Commissioner, he was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal as Planning Director. He had served as Chief Engineer since January 1, 2013, where he was responsible for the Divisions of Engineering, Construction, Operations, Intermodal, P3/Innovative and Program Delivery, as well as the Offices of Organizational Performance Management and Engineering Services. He previously served as the Division Director of Engineering.
Commissioner McMurry began his career with the Georgia Department of Transportation in 1990, as an engineering trainee, and has served in a variety of roles throughout his career. His experience ranges from serving as Construction Project Manager to District Engineer for 5 years. At the State level, he served as State Roadway Design Engineer, while also serving in a joint role as the Assistant Division Director of Engineering.
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