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


November 20,2020
Dr. Fred Williams
Dublin City Schools
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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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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.

Stepping Stone


Brooke Woods is the Executive Director of Stepping Stone Child Advocacy and Sexual Assault Center. Brooke graduated with a Masters Degree from the University of Georgia in Science Education but found her passion in helping to prevent child abuse after serving on a local jury that convicted a man for child molestation. In the 8+ years she has been at Stepping Stone, a medical and mental health program has been established. Stepping Stone just recently became a dual center combing child abuse services with sexual assault services allowing them to serve victims of all ages.
Anthea Poulton is the Sexual Assault Coordinator of Stepping Stone Child Advocacy and Sexual Assault Center. Anthea is a registered nurse that grew up in South Africa but has made her home in Dublin . She joined the team about 3 years ago on an as needed basis, but is currently full time at the center. Anthea is a special blessing to our community bringing kind and compassionate support to victims of all ages.

Dr. Wayne Kelly.OrthoGeorgia

kelleyDr. Kelley is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon who specializes in the conservative and surgical treatment of all spinal conditions. He has special interest and signifi-cant experience in cervical spine problems, de-generative lumbar conditions (spinal stenosis/disc-herniation). Dr. Kelley is trained in the new-est minimally invasive robot-assisted techniques for nerve decompression and fusion which pro-vides for smaller surgical scars, less blood loss, hyper accurate hardware placement and faster recovery time.
Dr. Kelley has authored many national medical journal articles and orthopedic book chapters and has presented on a national level. Dr. Kelley is an eight-year military veteran having served in our Naval Forces.

Dublin Rotary Club Partners with Communities in Schools to Provide Supplies

Communities In Schools (CIS) of Georgia in Laurens is part of the state’s leading organization in providing student support services and drop-out prevention.

The Dublin Rotary Club has partnered with Communities in Schools of Laurens County (CIS) to help provide school supplies for the 2020-2021 school year. Dublin Rotary Club president, Will Curry, presented a check for $500 to CIS on Wednesday, September 16, to Jackie Curtis, Executive Director of CIS. As a civic organization, one of Rotary’s key areas of focus is supporting education efforts in the Dublin-Laurens County community.
“The Dublin Rotary Club is proud to support CIS as it is making a difference in the lives of young people within our community,” said Will Curry, President of the Dublin Rotary Club. “Jackie Curtis has dedicated her career to empower teens, and all those she comes in contact with, to realize their full potential and make a positive impact in others. We are fortunate to have Jackie and an organization like Communities in Schools in Dublin.
The mission of Communities in Schools of Georgia in Laurens is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
CIS believes that every child needs and deserves:
a healthy start and a healthy future
a safe place to learn and grow
a one on one relationship with a caring adult
a marketable skill to use upon graduation
a chance to give back to peers and community
“We are grateful to the Dublin Rotary Club for their donation and continued support of this community,” said Jackie Curtis, Executive Director of CIS. “This donation will allow us to provide essential school supplies for students in our programs.”
Learn more about Communities in Schools (CIS) and their programs at http://cislc.org/site/.


Doug Collins Legislative Update

collinsDoug Collins is a conservative Re-publican proudly representing Georgia’s 9th Congressional Dis-trict. A former pastor, Doug also serves as a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force Reserve with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He and his wife Lisa have been married more than 30 years and live in Gaines-ville with their three kids: Jordan, Copelan and Cameron.
While in Congress, Doug has fought tirelessly for our conservative values. He’s worked with President Trump to deliver tax cuts, and he authored the First Step Act, a criminal justice reform bill endorsed by President Trump. Doug’s fearless defense of President Trump against the radical left has conservative leaders in Geor-gia and across the country lining up in support him.
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner, Gary Black, Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, Congressman Devin Nunes and Congressman Drew Ferguson know Doug is the con-servative who is tested, proven and trusted to get the job done. Doug maintains a 100% rating from the Amer-icanConservativeUnion,an“A” rating from the NRA, but most proudly, he’s known as public enemy number one to Jerry Nadler, Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi.

OFTC Rotaract Club


OFTC Rotarct member, Destiny Blizzard in front of the Rotaract Club sign at OFTC. She is holding a bookmark she created about Rotaract at OFTC.Destiny  is in the Cyber Security Program.

Dr. Arthur Wayne Johnson

JohnsonDr. Arthur Wayne Johnson is a public servant, accomplished businessman, veteran, student loan expert, and life-long Georgia native.
From 2017 to 2019, Wayne was a senior official in President Trump’s Administration serving as the Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid. Overseeing the largest provider of student financial aid in the country, Wayne successfully led thousands of employees whose mission was to make college education accessible and affordable for millions of Americans.
Prior to entering public service, Wayne amassed over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, senior executive, and CEO of multiple businesses, both domestic and international, in the consumer finance and customer service support industries. Wayne’s professional career has given him first-hand knowledge of how to make higher education more cost-effective so that students and their families receive an education that improves their long-term employment prospects without taking on crushing levels of debt. He knows how to run organizations efficiently and effectively, and wants to bring this solutions-oriented approach to the Senate.
Wayne is a U.S. Army veteran, an Eagle Scout, and a product of Georgia’s education system. He holds a PhD in Higher Education Leadership from Mercer University, a Masters of Business Administration from Emory University, and Bachelor of Arts from Mercer University.

Football Coaches visit Rotary


Dublin High School Coach Roger Holmes Trinity Christian School Coach Bin Turner / East Laurens High School Coach Jimmy Fields and West Laurens High School Coach Kagan McClain

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.”