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

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Preston Johnson Speech Contest
March 1, 2019
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March 29, 2019
Savannah Port Trip

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?

logostudentIntroducing Christian Hjorth, from Denmark. Christian is attending UGA.  Michael and Natalie Maffett are the host family. 

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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.

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.

Students of the Quarter


Ansley Mole,Trinity, Emily Johnson, West Laurens, Hailey Mullis, East Laurens, Jalicia McRae,Dublin

Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership

This years GOAL nominees Michelle Purvis Sterling, Business Management, Brandi White, Cosmetology,Tiffany Darnell ,Early Childcare Care and Education and Christian Hancock, Welding and Joining.

GOAL strives to stimulate the community's interest in and knowledge of technical education by recognizing outstanding student talent, as well as strengthening the association between educators and the business community. GOAL emphasizes the importance of technical education in today's world and rewards students who exemplify excellence in their chosen program of study. The recipient of the state wide GOAL award is recognized as the TCSG STUDENT OF THE YEAR.

Shelter Box


Shelter Box has been a Rotary International project partner since 2012. About 85 million people around the world are currently displaced by natural disaster and conflict. Shelter Box is working to change this. By providing emergency shelter and tools for these families, Shelter Box is transforming despair into hope.

Mr. Ogie Shaw Ogie Shaw Fitness® & Ogie Shaw Wellness


Mr. Shaw is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with B.A. degrees in both Speech and Physical Education. He also holds a Master of Sacred Ministry degree from Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland, Oregon and earned a certificate as a Cooper Trained ™ Health Promotion Director from the Cooper Insti- tute® in Dallas, Texas.
He played on two State Championship baseball teams, studied Karate in Japan, and holds a Second Degree Black Belt. He served four years in the U.S. Army and was pre- sented the Army Commendation Medal for his work in Military Intelligence in Vietnam. He has served as Brigade Fitness Director for the Oregon National Guard. Ogie has lectured at over a dozen Northwest colleges and universities. In 1979 he designed an off season conditioning program for the Portland Trailblazers.
He has served as a consultant and instructor for the Seattle Seahawks in the use of isokinetic aerobic exercise. He has given over 4,000 talks on Fitness Motivation.
He is Executive Director of Community Fitness Leaders, which is a training program for health and fitness professionals, and he is President of Ogie Shaw Fitness® & Ogie Shaw Wellness in Beaverton, Oregon


Lieutenant Gary Burgamy


Lieutenant Burgamy began his career in law enforcement in 1995. His start in police K9 training was in 1997 under the direction of Sheriff Thomas Smith of Washington County. Today, Lieutenant Burgamy is a Patrol Shift Commander and Field Training Officer Coordinator for the Dublin Police Department. He has over 1,000 hours of Police K9 Training, and has been certified for 15 years as a Police Canine instructor in all disciplines.
Lt. Burgamy was the Secretary & Treasurer for the National Tactical Police Dog Association in 2013. He is a certifying official with NTPDA.
Several K9s have been trained and certified by Lieutenant Burgamy over the years, and together they have taken hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of narcotics from our streets.

Christian Hjorth GRSP Student


Margaret Jacobs District Governor


Margaret Jacobs has been an active member of Rotary for over 23 years, serving in what- ever capacity the club needed when she was a member of the Rotary Club of Rochester, Michigan; Rotary Club of Corvallis Morning, Oregon; Rotary Club of Euroa, Victoria, Australia; and Rotary Club of Jesup.
Margaret was president of the Rotary Club of Jesup 2012-13, Assistant Governor 2013-2016, and President of Corvallis Morning Club 2002-2003, District Literacy, and CART presenter. In addition, she has served as Foundation Chair, International Chair, Membership Chair, received Rotary of the Year awards twice.
As host to GSE team members from Japan and Bangladesh and India Margaret has formed lifelong friendships through the wonderful programs which Rotarians support. She has attended 6 international conventions two of them with her parents, Les and Alice Marks, which was a joy as her father Les was a 36 year Rotarian, and both were Paul Harris Fellows. During the Corvallis Morning presidency, the club sponsored a Rotary Exchange Stu- dent as well as an Ambassadorial Scholar.
A graduate of Oregon State University and an MBA from Portland State University, she has worked in Flavor and Texture Research Technology; Bank Branch Manager; Regional Personal & Fleet Mgr. for 11 western states; Pulp and Paper Manufacturing; Multi-craft Implementation; Materials Management Director; Executive Vice President of German Chemical Company; Managed the OSU fleet of over 400 vehicles and sold Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil to Trader Joe's while living in Australia. Jimmy Allgood Influencers Q&A With her global travels for work she was able to recruit Rotary members and do make-ups all over the world for perfect attendance.
She is past Chair of the Hospice of So. Georgia, Jesup; past Chair of the Wayne Family Connections; president of Epworth UMW, Administrative Council, and past SPRC Members; past Coastal District UMW Board member; a member of the Coastal Wildscapes Conservation; and as a trained tutor continues to tutor those trying to get their GED's. Wayne Literacy received the Points of Light recognition for assisting over 1000 indi- viduals to obtain their GED’s, when Margaret was Chair for Wayne County.
A fun assignment was assisting the members of the Ro- tary Club of Jesup to became a 100% Paul Harris Club in 2014-15. Margaret is a Major Donor and Bequest Society to the Rotary Foundation.
Margaret has two children, Samantha Jacobs Tyre and Adam Jacobs. Samantha is married to Josh and they have four wonderful children: Aaron, Addison, Cohen, and Cason. Samantha has her Law Practice in Jesup. Adam has a Masters in special education and served the New York City school system as a teacher and Dean for the past 10 years, He also designs furniture and is now living on St. Simons Island and doing Real Estate remodeling and management.