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

April 21,2017 Davis/Hilburn Scholarship and Fellowships
April 28, 2017
Industry Profile
May 5, 2017
Student of the Quarter
May12, 2017  Memorial Service
May 19, 2017
Wendell Smith (Boy Scouts' Memorial Flag Project at Northview Cemetery)
May 26, 2017
No Meeting
Memorial Day
June 2, 2017 Social/First Friday
June 9, 2017 International Convention 
(No Meeting)
June 16, 2017
Club Assembly
June 23, 2017
VA Hospital
Frank Jordan  Breakfast Meeting
June 30, 2017
Installatiion of
July 7, 2017

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?

logoEmma Dublin Rotary Club GRSP student for 2016-2017 is  Emma Madeleine Stahlford from Sweden.

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Welcome to our Website!

Thank you for visiting the official website of the Dublin Rotary Club. Officially organized on December 8, 1938, the Dublin Rotary Club now enters its 78th 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.

Rotary International President-elect John F. Germ chose Rotary Serving Humanity as his theme for 2016-17. Noting Rotary’s unique ability to bring together committed professionals to achieve remarkable goals, Germ believes that “now is the time to capitalize on our success: as we complete the eradication of polio, and catapult Rotary forward to be an even greater force for good in the world.” Our club is supporting this theme by our continued support of the PolioPlus Program for the eradication of the deadly polio virus.

Other programs that our club continues to support are the Georgia Rotary Student Program with the sponsorship of our student, Emma Stahlfors from Hollviken, Sweden. Our dictionary project begins its third year and will again place dictionaries in the hands of all third graders in our area school systems. Our work to improve the grounds of Northview Cemetery continues as we assist in the beautification process. 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 inhabitants.

Other projects scheduled for this year are sponsorship of Laurens Youth Leadership, sponsorship of the Georgia Occupational Awards of Leadership at the Oconee Fall Line Technical College, sponsorship of the Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust (CART), support of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program, sponsorship of a Rotaract Club at Oconee Fall Line Technical College-Dublin and an Interact club at East Laurens High School, sponsorship of the Joint Civic Luncheon during the St. Patrick’s Festival, a scholarship to a deserving local high school senior 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 $1,000 scholarship to each of the district zone winners. District 6920 passed a resolution in May 2016 and renamed the contest the Preston Johnson District Speech Contest.

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, Jep Craig is an Assistant Governor, Frank Seaton as District Trainer for 2017-18, Gerald Smith is the chair of the Georgia Rotary Student Program, and Charles Johnson is an Area Trustee for the Georgia Rotary Student Program.Pam G. Lightsey, Augusta South Rotary Club, will serve as our District Governor for District 6920.

This is an exciting year in Rotary as we celebrate 100 years of the Rotary Foundation with the International Convention being held in Atlanta on June 10-14, 2017. The Rotary Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International’s sixth president, Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund for Rotary to do “good in the world.”

If you would like further information about the Dublin Rotary Club and its projects, please feel free to call on me or any of our 130+ members.

Serving Humanity through Service,
Candace S. Christian
2016-2017 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

District Conference

Lance Jones City Manager


Lance Jones was appointed City Manager in 2015, after serving as interim manager due to the retirement of Mr. George Roussel. Prior to City Manager, Lance served as Municipal Court prosecutor and then as the City Attorney. As City Manager, Lance advises the Mayor and Council on their decisions and supervises day-to-day operations of the City.

Heart of Georgia United Way

United Way

Johnny Payne - United Way, Marie Townsend - TLC CASA, Vicky Dave - United Way Internand Candace Christian Dublin Rotary President.

St. Patrick's Festivities Update

St. Patrick

Preston Johnson Speech Contest

Speech Contest

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.


Goal Program

Pictured(l) 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.

President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley chose Rotary: Making a Difference as his theme for 2017-18.

2018 Theme

Hans Christian Kjolseth

Hans 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.

Broken Shackle Ranch


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.

Students of the Quarter


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 .

21st Century Partnership

21st Century

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.

Erdich USA

Alexander Kehrer

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.

GRSP Student


 GRSP student  Emma Madeleine Stahlford from Sweden is hosted by Jack and Buffy Walker.Follow the link to learn more about Emma.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards


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.