Home of Past District Governors Preston Johnson (1979-80) Jake New (1986-87) Billy Adams (1991-92)

Club Assembly
June 21, 2019
State of the City Lance Jones
June 28, 2019
Installation of New Officers
July 5, 2019
No Meeting

July 12, 2019
Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan
July, 19,2019

July 26, 2019
Kingfisher Leather Works
August 2, 2019
Oconee Brewing
August 9, 2019
Visit Dublin
Tourism Update
August 16, 2019
Football Coaches Program
August 23, 2019
GSU Athletic Director Tom Kleinlein
August 30, 2019
No Meeting
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1. Is it the TRUTH?

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?


4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

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Susan Brandon

This year the Dublin Rotary Club will celebrate its 80th year.  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 of our meetings. 

This year’s theme from Barry Rassin, 2018-2019 President of Rotary International is “Be the Inspiration”.  “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to crate lasting change---across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”

Our club emulates this theme by inspiring students through our support of local elementary schools in the distribution of dictionaries and other learning tools. The scope of our support within our community will continue to encompass the sponsorship of Laurens Youth Leadership, the Georgia Occupational Awards of Leadership (GOAL) at Oconee Fall Line Technical College, Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust (CART), and support of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program, and the Rotaract Club of OFTC, as well as the Interact Club of East Laurens High School, the Joint Civic Luncheon during the annual St. Patrick’s Festival, scholarships to deserving high school seniors through the Davis-Hilburn Scholarship Fund, and recognizing local high school students for their achievements on a quarterly basis. 
Our Club is proud to be the home of Past District Governor Preston Johnson who in 1997 began an annual speech contest for area high school students. The contest has grown to be a district wide event providing a $1000 scholarship to each of the district zone winners. District 6920 passed a resolution in May of 2016 to rename the contest the Preston Johnson District Speech Contest. We are proud to be the home of the annual Preston Johnson District Speech Contest which is held in early February and honors Preston for his forethought in founding the contest and inspiring young students to learn about Rotary and provides us a glimpse of the talented students in our community.

We support the Rotary Foundation through Polio plus and the annual fund. By members becoming a Paul Harris fellow, we contribute to all the good works the Foundation does throughout the world, as we change lives and make the world a better place for all of us.  Additionally, we support the Georgia Rotary Student Program with the sponsorship of this year’s student, Christian Hjorth from Denmark. Our club supports the continued success of this program that has been in existence since 1946 and promotes peace through understanding by offering a scholarship to students from around the world to attend a Georgia college or university for one year.  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 villagers. 

Our fellowship activities will include a family cookout at the First Friday event at the Dublin Farmer’s Market, meetings held at local industries, breakfast meetings and evening socials at various venues.

The Dublin Club is proud to have several of its members serving on a district wide level. Eugenia Powell is an Assistant Governor, Frank Seaton is a District Trainer, Gerald Smith is the chair of the Georgia Rotary Student Program, and Charles Johnson is an Area Trustee for the Georgia Rotary Student Program. Margaret Jacobs, from the Jessup Rotary Club, will serve as our District Governor for District 6920. 
Come visit and learn how you can be the inspiration in though Rotary in our community and around the world. 
If you would like further information about the Dublin Rotary Club and its projects, please contact me or any of our 100+ members.   

Be the inspiration through Service, 
Susan Brandon  
2018-2019 Club President

About Rotary

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.

District Conference Award


Dublin Rotary was recognized with the Gold Citation Award at District Conference. President Elect Jack Walker receives the award from District Governor Margaret Jacobs.

Roger Tutterow, Ph.D.


Roger Tutterow is Professor of Economics at Kennesaw State University where he holds the Henssler Financial Endowed Chair. In addition, he serves as Director of the Econometric Center, an applied research center housed in KSU’s Coles College of Business.
His analysis of the economic, business and political environments have been featured in a variety of media including Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Week, Forbes, USA Today, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Arizona Republic, Florida Times-Union, Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Orlando Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Wichita Eagle and on CNN, CNBC, NBC, Bloomberg Television, NPR’s “Marketplace” and “All Things Considered,” CNN-Radio as well as by regional electronic and print media.
In addition to his work in academia, Dr. Tutterow has served as a consultant on financial economics and statistical modeling for corporate clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely held businesses. He has provided expert testimony on economic, financial and statistical matters in state and federal court, before the Georgia General Assembly and before the Georgia Public Service Commission. Dr. Tutterow has given several hundred speeches to professional groups in 39 states and Canada on topics in the economic, business and political arenas.
He was selected by Georgia Trend magazine as a “notable Georgian” and as one of “Georgia’s Most Influential” by James magazine. In 2003, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue appointed Dr. Tutterow to serve on the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, a capacity that he continues to serve in for current Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. In 2010, he was named to the Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians which conducted a comprehensive review of Georgia’s Tax Code. In addition, Dr. Tutterow has served on the Georgia Child Support Commission, on the Board of Trustees of Berry College, the Board of Directors of Vinings Bank, the Southern Region Board of Directors for the American Red Cross Blood Services and the Board of Directors for Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Atlanta.
A Georgia native, Dr. Tutterow holds a B.S. in Decision Science from Berry College and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University. Prior to joining Kennesaw State University, Dr. Tutterow held faculty and administrative appointments at West Virginia University, Georgia State University and Mercer University. He has also served as a visiting professor at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and at the Institute for Industrial Policy Studies in Seoul, South Korea. 

Dublin Rotarians visit Port of Savannah


Since 1945, Georgia’s ports have served as magnets for international trade and investment, enriching the state’s economy to benefit all Georgians. The Georgia Ports Authority is dedicated to providing customers with the most efficient, productive port facilities in the nation, and to creating jobs and business opportunities to benefit more than 9.7 million Georgians. The GPA is committed to maintaining its competitive edge through development of leading-edge technology, marketing and operations to move cargo faster. And, the Authority is working hard to identify what must be done today to sustain growth, performance and security for tomorrow.
Georgia’s deepwater ports in Savannah and Brunswick, together with inland barge operations in Bainbridge and Columbus, are Georgia’s gateways to the world. They are the critical conduits through which raw materials and finished products flow to and from destinations around the globe. http://gaports.com/about

Students of the Quarter


Long Le Dublin High School, Chase Kight Trinity Christian School, Elaina Watkins East Laurens High School, Pooja Patel West Laurens High School

Eric J. Bland CrossFit DGA


Eric was born and raised in Dublin, Ga.After graduating with a de-gree in Business and Management in 2005, he returned home to be closer to his family and to start his career. He worked multiple jobs, including being part owner with his family of Ricks BBQ and Southern Heritage BBQ.
In 2007, he opened CrossFit DGA in a 500 sq. ft rented room.Since then, it has grown froma fitness experience to a full service wellness center. They now offer personal training, nutrition,coaching, and group classes.Over ten years later, CrossFit is located in a 10,000 sq ft facility in the heart of Dublin, between Hwy 257 and Industrial Blvd.
The goal at CrossFit DGA is to help each person discover the best version of themselves -regardless of starting place, age, ability, or gender.For Eric,fitness is not a measurement of how the body looks --it is a journey -helping people discover the 'why' of their lives, sup-porting them as they accomplish their goals and helping clients create happier and more fulfilling lives.

Rotaract's Gifted Hands Project

This year, the Dublin Rotary Club and the OFTC Rotaract Club gave out 750 of the "Gifted Hands" books to all 5th grade students in the city, county and private schools of our service area. This year they were able to also give 25 of the books to their own Adult Literacy Program at OFTC. This has been a wonderful way for the Rotaract Club members to encourage students and share a positive message.

Tiny House Project Eric Cannada


A “tiny house” is exactly what the name says a small house that has the features and requirements of a larger home, just on a much smaller scale. The houses are built from an architectural drawing and are 128 square feet. The Tiny House Project at Dublin High School was created to teach students construction and the skilled trades associated with the construction industry. Classes teach students these trades by actually building a tiny house.
The Tiny House Project has teamed up with a non profit organization, The Widows Oil Ministry, to take ownership of the homes and use them to help the working poor and homeless. The plan is to locate the houses inside the city limits of Dublin. The non profit will set the requirements to determine those chosen to live in the houses.
Students learn a skill while building and helping the community. They are gaining a sense of pride in their hard work and will be able to see a finished completed home that will be lived in for years to come. Eric Cannada is the CEO of the Heart of Georgia College and Career Academy. He and his wife Tracie moved to Dublin in 1989 with Fairview Park Hospital and quickly transitioned to a career as a teacher and coach with Dublin City Schools. Thirty years and three kids later they are still here. ”We decided Dublin is a good place to raise a family and now our children know no other home.” While at Dublin City Schools, Eric worked in Technology and Transportation as well as the Career Technical and Agriculture programs. Their oldest child, Briceton, graduated from Dublin High and the Air Force Academy. Jon-Luke graduated from Trinity Christian School and Georgia Southwestern. Their youngest child and only girl, Kate Cannada, is a senior at Trinity Christian School this year. 

Allen Thomas “It Happened in Laurens County”


Allen Thomas served as Clerk of Superior Court for 20 years. Since retirement, he has been going through old probate records and recording them by a person’s name. Allen is a historian for Laurens County and for The Dublin Rotary Club. Allen is a servant of the community having served as Past Chairman of the Saint Patrick’s Festival Committee and Past President of The Dublin Rotary Club.

Georgia Military College


Lieutenant General (Ret.) William B. Caldwell, IV is the 21st President of Georgia Military College. Georgia Military College’s growth has been significant since the arrival of President Caldwell on November 1, 2013. New campuses were opened in Fayetteville, Dublin, Eastman, Albany, and Zebulon growing the GMC footprint in Georgia to 14 campuses plus an on-line campus. In each of the four years he has been president, enrollments have set new records, with the most recent year reflecting a 4% increase in enrollments from the previous year to 14,343 students. At the same time, stu-dent success has also improved: graduation rates have increased from 25% to 28%. Programs at GMC have also expanded. GMC currently offers 23 two-year degree programs and has developed strategic partnerships with high schools, technical schools, and four year colleges to help close gaps with traditionally disadvantaged students. The college also now offers three four-year B.A.S. programs developed for Technical School graduates in Georgia to continue with their educational goals. (see bulletin for full bio)

Rotarians Ring for the Salvation Army


A. Tim Chatman Dublin City Police Chief


Literacy for Learning, Living, and Leading in Georgia


Rhonda Walker reviews the Literary Task Force program with club members.L4GA offers a unique approach to improving literacy by unifying community-driven action with research-proven instruction. Georgia’s state plan promises to improve literacy learning by establishing partnerships that utilize evidence-based practices with proven success for improving student learning, teacher learning, classroom literacy instruction (birth to grade 12), school climate, family literacy and community-school partnerships.