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?
Serving Humanity through Service,
Candace S. Christian
2016-2017 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.
Johnny Payne - United Way, Marie Townsend - TLC CASA, Vicky Dave - United Way Internand Candace Christian Dublin Rotary President.
Pictured (l-r) Maxwell Wallace, West Laurens High School third place, Laralin Rogers,Trinity Christian School second place, Jordan Oliver, East Laurens High School first place, Rotary Club president Candace Christian.
Nathanael Williams of Sandersville was announced as the
Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner for
Oconee Fall Line Technical College. Also pictured, Rotary President
Candace Christian and OFTC Instructor of the Year Kevin Corbin.
The GOAL award is a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia that honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students. Williams, along with the three other semi-finalists, competed in a series of interviews and evaluations by a selection committee of representatives from local business and industry and was judged on qualities like academic achievement, personal character, leadership ability and enthusiasm for technical education.
Williams is enrolled in OFTC’s Networking Specialist Program and was nominated by OFTC Computer Information Systems Instructor, Laura Layfield.
As the college winner, Williams will compete in regional judging against winners from other TCSG and Board of Regents colleges in February. The top region finalists will go to Atlanta to compete at the state-level in April where one student will be named the statewide 2017 GOAL winner.
Christian Kjolseth was a Dublin GRSP student (2002—2003)
from Norway and attended Georgia Southern University. He
grew up on a rural Norwegian farm but does not miss having
to tend to the fox they raised. Bob and Marcia Dixon were
his host parents. His sister, Marie, was the Dublin GRSP
student in 2004. Today, Hans is representing his country as
a diplomat, currently serving at the Permanent Delegation of
Norway to NATO in Brussels. Prior to this, he worked three
years at the Norwegian Embassy in Luanda, Angola. Educated
with a Master of Political Science at the University of
Oslo, Hans also participated in exchange programs at
Universidad de Costa Rica and Freie University of Berlin.
Before joining the National Foreign Service Academy in 2010, Hans worked as a researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs as a journalist and political advisor to the Centre Party in the Norwegian Parliament. Hans enjoys writing and has won awards in several essay contests.
Brad May is the Chairman of Broken Shackle Ranch and member of the Sandersville Rotary Club. He has been a financial advisor with Edward Jones since 2007. He served our country in the U.S. Army from 1998 to 2006. In 2005, he received the Combat Action Badge for Operation Iraqi Freedom 3.
Congratulations to our students of the quarter: Mark Donnell Dublin High School, Jackson Brack Trinity Christian School, Dylan Hall East Laurens High School, and Cami Hatchett West Laurens High School .
Col (ret) Dan Penny, Jr.
serves as the Executive Director of the 21st Century
Partnership in Warner Robins, Georgia. He is ultimately
responsible for implementation of the vision, mission and
strategies of the Partnership.
A Georgia nonprofit corporation, the 21st Century Partnership is the only community enterprise dedicated solely to preserving the military presence of Robins Air Force Base, while helping Middle Georgia communities prepare to avert potential efforts to marginalize the missions of the base. The Partnership accomplishes these goals principally by working closely with national, regional and local leadership along with community organizations to positively influence those primary factors that will likely be considered under a future Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process. For more than 20 years, the Partnership has been a key participant in all large-scale Department of Defense decision-making of impact to Robins Air Force Base.
Heather Mullis (l) is Executive Director of WINGS, a local not-for-profit family violence intervention program. She has been with the agency for almost nineteen years providing prevention education, direct services, and program management before moving into administration. Heather has a master’s degree in Psychology and has specialized in working with victims since graduating from Georgia College & State University.
Alexander Kehrer (Alex) (because only when he is in
trouble is he called Alexander), a German native
graduated from the University of Munich in 2008
with a Master’s degree in Automotive Engineering.
Upon graduating college he began working for Hoerbiger and was the Project Leader for relocating the manufacturing line from Great Britain to Germany. Upon that completion, he became the Project Leader for the Greenfield manufacturing facility in Changzhou/China and lived there for 2 years. He was also responsible for the technology transfer from Germany to China as well as define which technologies to locate to China.
In 2012, Alex became the Plant Manager for Erdrich in Renchen Ulm for one and half years before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer for the Dublin facility in 2014.
ERDRICH UMFORMTECHNIK is a family owned business that has been in business for 50 years. Erdrich is a leading manufacturer of metal forming parts.
Following graduaton from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, Meg Greer moved to Dublin in 2013 to pursue a career in her family’s law frm. A summa cum laude graduate from the Honors College at the University of Alabama, she was named Greek Woman of the Year in 2010. Since moving to Dublin, Meg served as the President of Dublin’s Junior League from 2014-2015. She was a member of the Dublin-Laurens Leadership Class of 2014-2015 and served on the Dublin-Laurens St. Patrick's Commitee as the Vice President of the Order of the Blarney Stone. She has been a board member of the Dublin Laurens Distnguished Young Women Scholarship Program since 2014. Meg has served as the President of the Dublin Circuit Bar Associaton for the past two years. She is a founding member of the Young Professionals of Dublin Laurens County and was elected President of the organizaton upon its founding. Most recently, Meg was selected for Georgia Forward’s Young Gamechangers Class of Fall 2016 in Augusta, Georgia.
GRSP student Emma Madeleine Stahlford from Sweden is hosted by Jack and Buffy Walker.Follow the link to learn more about Emma.
Ryla award winners (l-r)Devin Dollar East
Laurens H.S, Lindsey Tate Trinity Christian School,
Alia Nelson West Laurens H.S.,Candace
Christian President Dublin Rotary Club, Jackson
SmithTrinity Christian School and Helen Zellner Dublin H.S.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events are typically 3 — 10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including: Leadership fundamentals and ethics, Communication skills, Problem solving and conflict management and Community and global citizenship.
Kim David is Vice President of Economic
Development for Oconee Fall Line Technical College
a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia
that serves 11 counties in central Georgia. A native of
Sandersville, Kim recently began her career with OFTC in
September of 2015.
Kim is a graduate of Brentwood School in Sandersville and received her undergraduate degree from Valdosta State University where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She went on to receive her master’s degree in public administration from Georgia College and State University.
Kim returned home in the summer of 2010 to work with the University of Georgia’s Archway Partnership where she worked with Washington County leaders to address community and economic development issues utilizing resources of the University System.
Prior to working with the Archway Partnership, Kim lived in Atlanta, where she worked as the program manager for the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce and the State Medical Education Board. While there, she stayed connected to her rural Georgia roots as she planned and conducted the Georgia Medical Fair a rural physician recruiting program, and managed a scholarship program for medical students and loan repayment programs for physicians and dentists.
Kim is very active in civic and community organizations as a member of The Guild of Washington County-a women’s organization working to address needs of Washington County’s women, children and families, and Sandersville Rotary Club. Kim currently serves on the Sandersville Rotary Club board as Public Relations Chair and is past Co-Rotarian of the Year for the Club and Co -Rookie of the Year for District 6920. Kim is an active member of Georgia Economic Developers Association and a graduate of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development and Leadership Washington. She was a charter member and also has actively served on the advisory board for the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County since the club opened its doors in 2012, and has recently been appointed Co-Chair of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Development committee. She is a past board member of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, and is a pastpresident of the Brentwood Alumni Council. Kim is married to Parrish David, a native of Cairo, GA. They live in Sandersville with their boston terrier Otis and actively attend Sandersville United Methodist Church.
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