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

July 31, 2020
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Fairview Park Hospital Join Zoom Meeting Time: 12:00 AM Eastern Time https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89710821719?pwd=YWZXcmk1eUlibEQ1aDZsMkx0SFlHdz09
August 7, 2020
Football Coaches Program
August 14, 2020
Brad Ansel
 Senior VP of Logistics
 Perry Ellis International

The Four Way Test

Of the things we think, say or do:

1. Is it the TRUTH?

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?


4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

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Welcome to our Website!

Thank you for visiting our website and taking time to learn more about the Dublin Rotary Club. To follow our club on social media, please follow us on FaceBook (@RotaryDublinGA) and Instagram (@RotaryDublinGA). Those unfamiliar to Rotary may ask, “what is Rotary all about”?
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. Since December 17, 1938, the Dublin Rotary Club’s members have used their passion, energy, and expertise to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our community and the world. Our club is consistently recognized in our District as an exemplary Club and one that lives Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self”. The Dublin Rotary Club is dedicated to six areas of focus to build local and international relationships, improve lives and create a better world. Those areas are: (i) promoting peace, (ii) fighting disease, (iii) providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, (iv) saving mothers and children, (v) supporting education, and (vi) growing local economies. See what we’re doing to make a difference in our community and abroad.

Promoting peace: Rotary encourages conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures.

  • Interact Club - East Laurens High School
  • Will Watt Fellow
  • Georgia Rotary (International) Student Program
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Sponsor
  • Rotaract Club - Oconee Fall Line Technical College

Fighting disease: We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases like polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria.

  • Pints for Polio Fundraiser
  • CART Fund for Alzheimer's Research
  • Rotary Wheel Plaza at Market on Madison
  • Paul Harris Fellow Blood Drive Participation and Support

Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene: We support local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to more people every day.

  • Disaster Relief for Hurricane Michael
  • Broken Shackle Ranch – Supplies
  • Malawi Water Well Project

Saving mothers and children: Nearly 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. We expand access to quality care, so mothers and their children can live and grow stronger.

  • ShelterBox Global Disaster Relief Project
  • WINGS – Christmas Gift Project
  • Luggage for Foster Children

Supporting education:Globally, more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of our community to support education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.

  • Laurens Youth Leadership Sponsor
  • Entrepreneur Project with Dublin City Schools
  • Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL)
  • FERST Readers - Child Literacy Program
  • Gifted Hands Books for ALL 5th Graders
  • High School Student’s of the Quarter Recognition
  • Davis-Hilburn Scholarship
  • Ms. Claus Reads Christmas – Literacy Program
  • Preston Johnson Speech Contest
  • Dictionary Project for ALL Laurens County 3rd Graders
  • Back To School Supplies Project

Growing local economies: We carry out service projects that enhance economic and community development and create opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old.

  • Festival of Trees at OFTC
  • Northview Cemetery Renovation Projects
  • Replaced Flags on Veterans’ Graves
  • Joint Civic Luncheon Celebrating ALL Civic Clubs in Laurens County
  • Lu-Roy Playground for the Disabled
The Dublin Club is proud to have Candace Christian, Eugenia Powell and Frank Seaton serving at the district level for District 6920. Candace and Eugenia are serving as Assistant Governors and Frank is a District Trainer. We are also excited to have Steve Barnes, from the Valdosta Rotary Club, serving as our District Governor for the 2020-2021 year. If you would like further information about the Dublin Rotary Club and its projects, please contact me or any of our 100+ members.

Yours in Rotary Service,
Will Curry
2020-2021 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.

Installation of Officers


Today the torch was passed and new officers were initiated. Thank you Jack Walker for your service as president for the 2019-2020 year. Will Curry is our 2020-2021 president and this year’s theme is “Rotary Opens Opportunities.”

Super Raffle Winner

June 11th drawing. Bob Walker presents this Schwinn Aerodyne from Little House Self Storage on Marion St to Griffin Lovett for winner Autumn Lovett ticket #704.


Dr. Kyle Marrero, President Georgia Southern University

DRDr. Kyle Marrero started as Georgia Southern University’s 14th president on April 1, 2019. Previously, he was president of the University of West Georgia, where he consistently worked to honor the past while forging a new West Georgia. Under his guidance since 2013, the university built a culture of high performance and data-informed decision-making by focusing on a new strategic plan (2014-2020) and assessment methodology aligned with UWG’s new strategic imperatives: Student Success, Academic Success, Partnership Success and Operational Success.
rior to his appointment at West Georgia, Dr. Marrero served as vice president for university advancement at the University of West Florida, overseeing the university’s integrated marketing communications efforts, fundraising, development and alumni relations’ activities. His background in the arts has taken him to 10 foreign countries as an artistic ambassador for the United States Embassies and 40 states as a singer and stage director. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in vocal performance from Bowling Green State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan. He has been married to nationally acclaimed opera singer Dr. Jane Redding for 24 years and they are blessed with a beautiful daughter, Lily.

Dublin-Laurens St. Patrick’s Festival

RpyceRoyce Hall is a life-long native of Dublin, Georgia. He has been employed with the City of Dublin for 23 years as an Engineering Drafter and Computer Aided Designer. Currently, Royce serves on the City of Dublin Youth Coun-cil Commission Board, the City of Dublin International Committee Board and as the Youth Director at his church.
Royce is a 2014 alumni of Georgia Leadership and a 1999 alumni of Dublin-Laurens Leadership. He served as the secretary for the Dublin-Laurens St. Patrick’s Festival Committee from 2015-2017 and since then has served as 2018 President of the Order of Shillelagh, 2019 Vice –Co-Chairman and is presently the 2020 General Co-Chair


BrandonBrandon Raphael is going into his second season as Team President of the Macon Bacon.
In Brandon's first season, he helped lead the Bacon to its most successful season on and off the field. The Bacon had its best record and made the Championship Series, along with helping raise over $50,000 for local organizations. With this, Brandon was named the Coastal Plain League Executive of the Year in 2019.
Before the Bacon, he has more than 18 years of experience in various roles in sports including the Senior Associate Athletic Director of Development and Ticket Sales at the University of Texas – San Antonio. Brandon previously worked with DeLay with the Frisco RoughRiders and the Las Vegas 51s.
He is from St. Louis and attended Maryville University where he also played baseball. Rumor has it, he will take a few at-bats each season.
Brandon is married to his wife, Kimberly and has two children: Caden (12) and Brooklyn (10).

Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership

MarionThe GOAL (Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership) Program celebrates it’s 49th year this year! Outstanding students attending Georgia’s technical colleges are recognized for academic excellence and personal achievement. GOAL emphasizes the importance in technical education in today’s world and rewards students who exemplify excellence in their chosen program of study.
This year’s 2020 GOAL Winner for Oconee Fall Line Technical College is Summer Pope. Summer is in the Associate Degree in Nursing Bridge Program. Summer was nominated by Math Instructor, Lecresicia Marion.
BraxtonThe RPA (Rick Perkins Award) Program The Rick Perkins Award for Excellence is awarded annually and is designed to recognize and honor technical college instructors who make significant contributions to technical education through innovation and leadership in their fields. The award has been an ongoing statewide event since 1991. This year’s 2020 RPA WInner is Kelly Braxton, Clinical Coordinator and Instructor in the Respiratory Technology Program and Division Chair for Allied Health.

Pete Stuart Morris Bank

Stuart Pete Stuart is the Corporate Security Officer for Morris Bank. Pete assists with the security efforts of Morris Bank and is responsible for fraud investigations, restitutions, employee security training, and acts as liaison to external law enforcement officials in criminal investigations and prosecution. Pete earned a certification in At-Risk Adult Crime Tactics (ACT) focusing on elder financial exploitation. Prior to joining Morris Bank, Pete Served as a Special Agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) for 30 years with the last seven years as the GBI Director of Training. In this role, Pete specialized in the development and implementation of advanced courses to include firearms, warrant service, active shooter response, death investigations, interviews and interrogations and career development courses.