The Four-Way Test
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.
John L. Neely District Governor 2015-2016.
John and his wife Carolyn both grew up in Atlanta, and both graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where they met. John then served in the US Peace Corps in Brazil, and later attended graduate school at the University of Georgia. John and Carolyn then moved to Milledgeville, GA, where John worked in city and regional planning. Carolyn became a social worker with the Dept. of Family and Children Services.
In 1979, the Neelys moved to Savannah, where John became Economic Development Director with the City of Savannah, working on downtown revitalization and historic preservation. For the past 30+ years, John has worked as a broker in commercial real estate in Savannah, specializing in port-related, downtown and historic properties. He is currently principal with Colliers International – Savannah, a diversified commercial/industrial real estate firm.
John’s civic activities have included leadership roles with: Leadership Savannah, the Georgia Downtown Development Association, the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority, the Historic District Board of Architectural Review, the Savannah Council on World Affairs, and Step-Up Savannah, a unique poverty reduction organization.
Chantel Dunham is the first Director of
Development for the University of Georgia Libraries.
Starting from scratch 20 years ago, she has enjoyed the
challenge of establishing a Board, finding prospective
donors, creating unique events, and igniting some enthusiasm
for this hidden “treasure” of the University of Georgia.
Prior to this, Chantel owned a corporate gift business in
Southern California, and a corporate travel company in Maui,
Originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, Chantel has a degree in Public Relations from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She serves on the Georgia Women of Achievement Board of Trustees.
Since working with the University of Georgia Libraries, she has been involved with the planning and fundraising for the $45M Special Collections Libraries Building which opened in February of 2012. She has developed an active and generous Board of Visitors and has helped develop and endow the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame program as well as created signature engagement events like White Glove Dinners and travel programs around the state and beyond that have attracted the University’s top donors.
Chantel is also the Director of Development for the UGA Press and The Georgia Review.
Welcome Dublin Rotary's newest member Chris Cook (c). Chris is President of Capital City Bank in Dublin.
Incoming President Bo-J Claxton presents the Light Up Rotary theme banner to outgoing President Bubba East.
David Vineyard site Vice President of
EDWIN I. HATCH NUCLEAR PLANT began his
career with Southern Company in 1985 as a Methods and
Training Specialist at Plant Vogtle. He progressed through
positions of increasing responsibility, including holding
the position of Operations Manager from 2007 to 2010. David
became Fleet Operations Manager and Corporate Functional
Area Manager (CFAM) in 2010. As Operations CFAM, he
functioned as the operations governance and oversight
authority for the SNC fleet. In 2012, David was named Plant
Manager at Plant Hatch. In 2013, he was promoted to Site
Vice President at Plant Hatch.
The plant is located near Baxley in Southeastern Georgia. Construction of the two-unit plant started in 1968. Unit 1 began commercial operation in December 1975. Unit 2 began commercial operation in September 1979. Each unit is rated at 924 megawatts for a total capacity of 1,848 mw. The plant is powered by boiling water reactors manufactured by General Electric Company.
Approximately 950 people - engineers, mechanics, control room operators, lab technicians, instrument and control technicians, electricians, security officers and others - oversee the plant's operations 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Maryalice Morro is responsible for the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, GA, consisting of a Joint Commission accredited complexity level 3 Medical Center and five Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) that serve Veterans in 52 counties in middle and south Georgia. The Medical Center has 27 acute beds, 164 Community Living Center (CLC) beds and 145 substance abuse treatment program (SATP), homelessness mitigation, and PTSD treatment beds in its residential domiciliary. CBOCs are located in Milledgeville, Macon, Perry, Albany, and Brunswick, GA.
The Knight Owls are older and wiser ladies who like to sing and perform. This very talented group is one of four under the direction of Kelly Knight.Kelly’s other choral groups include The Knightingales, made up of 9th through 12th grade girls; The Hummingbirds are 6th, 7th and 8th graders and The Mockingbirds are 4th and 5th graders.
This years recipient is Dalton Touchberry. He is the son of Billy & Michelle Touchberry and attends West Laurens High School.
Students of the Quarter pictured left to right are Sydney Bozeman, Trinity Christian School,Nancy Kennedy East, West Laurens High School,Loren Woods, East Laurens High School and not pictured from Dublin High School Kaitlin Victoria Austin.
District Conference Results are in and Dublin Rotary Club has won the following awards:
Gold Club Award
Best Digital Scrapbook and Best Traditional Scrapbook for XL Club
XL Club of the Year
Congratulations to all Dublin Rotary Club members for their hard work throughout the Rotary year.
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