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July, 19,2019
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State of Healthcare & the Political Side of Healthcare
July 26, 2019
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August 2, 2019
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August 9, 2019
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August 16, 2019
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August 23, 2019
GSU Athletic Director Tom Kleinlein
August 30, 2019
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September 6, 2019
SW Region VP for Georgia Power
Future of Power in Georgia
September 13, 2019
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September 20, 2019
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MGA School of Aviation
September 27, 2019
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Georgia College
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This past year our club celebrated its 80th year.  Founded on December 17, 1938 by highly respected leaders of Dublin’s exploding economy, the Dublin Rotary Club held a position in the community as a group of business and industry leaders who get things done.  Our reputation has held true for 81 years and counting as the cultural and philanthropic impact of this club reaches heights inconceivable to those on whose shoulders it was founded.

Rotary’s vision statement reads: Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

This vision is a lofty goal and yet the Dublin Rotary Club has been successful in achieving this goal, both locally and globally, year after year.  In the past five years alone, the following local club initiatives have touched more than 50,000 lives with an estimated impact of over 1.13 million dollars.

Polio Plus Fundraiser
Davis-Hilburn Scholarship
Davis-Hilburn Fellowship
Joint Civic Luncheon
Northview Cemetery Renovation Projects
Back To School Supplies
Dictionary Project for ALL 3rd Graders
Students of the Quarter
Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL)
Preston Johnson Speech Contest
Lu-Roy Playground for the Disabled
Luggage for Foster Children
Gifted Hands Books for ALL 5th Graders
Malawi Water Wells Rotary Wheel Plaza at Market on Madison
Entrepreneur Project with Dublin City Schools
Georgia Rotary (International) Student Program
Replaced Flags on Veterans’ Graves
Ms. Claus Reads Christmas – Literacy Program
FERST Readers - Child Literacy Program
Festival of Trees @ OFTC
Broken Shackle Ranch – Supplies
Disaster Relief for Hurricane Michael
East Laurens High School Interact Club
Oconee Fall Line Technical College Rotaract Club
Laurens Youth Leadership Sponsor
WINGS – Christmas Gift Project
ShelterBox Global Disaster Relief Project and MANY more!

The Dublin Club is proud to have Eugenia Powell and Frank Seaton serving at the district level for District 6920.  Eugenia is serving as an Assistant Governor and Frank is a District Trainer. We are also excited to have Mike Muldowney, from the St. Simons Rotary Club, serving as our District Governor for the 2019-2020 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,
Jack Walker
2019-2020 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.

Donald Avery Fairview Park Hospital

July2DONALD R. AVERY, FACHE, is the President/CEO Fairview Park Hospital, Dublin, GA. He has been at Fairview Park since May of 2008.. Raised in Peoria, IL, Don graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs in 1978. He was stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base for 5 years and served as a pilot, instructor pilot, squadron operations officer and wing executive officer. He left the Air Force in 1984 and attended the University of Florida in Gainesville earning Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Health Science in 1986Don has been very active in his community, serving on and chairing multiple local boards, and in his church. He has also been involved in various professional organizations. Don has been married to Fara for 34 years and has a married daughter, Amelia, and two grandchildren. In his free time, he likes to travel, fly his airplane, read, play golf, do cross fit, and play tennis.


Geoffrey L. Duncan Lieutenant Governor, Georgia

july1A former professional baseball player and successful entrepreneur, Geoff Duncan was elected Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor in November of 2018.
Geoff graduated from Chattahoochee High School in Alpharetta where he met his wife, Brooke. Geoff and Brooke both attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where Geoff was a scholarship pitcher. After a successful career at Georgia Tech, Geoff was drafted by the Florida Marlins’ organization. Geoff spent six seasons playing baseball in the minor leagues, advancing as high as AAA before a shoulder injury forced his retirement in the early 2000s.
After retiring from baseball, Geoff and his wife Brooke started a small marketing firm in their living room. The company experienced tremendous success which allowed Geoff and Brooke to sell the business and move on to multiple other entrepreneurial ventures. Geoff most recently served as the CEO of a health technology startup.
Geoff’s faith inspired him to a life of leadership and prompted his upstart run for political office. He was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. During his time in office he authored several important pieces of legislation. These include HB 749 The Cargo Theft Act, HB152 Michael’s Law and most recently SB258 the Rural Hospital Tax Credit.


2019-20 Rotary Club Officers


Leigh Ann Tribble Director, Beth Crumpton Secretary, George Best Director, David Kincaid Director, Jack Walker President, Josh Wells Treasurer, Will Curry Vice President/ President Elect.

District Conference Award


Dublin Rotary was recognized with the Gold Citation Award at District Conference. President Elect Jack Walker receives the award from District Governor Margaret Jacobs.

Roger Tutterow, Ph.D.


Roger Tutterow is Professor of Economics at Kennesaw State University where he holds the Henssler Financial Endowed Chair. In addition, he serves as Director of the Econometric Center, an applied research center housed in KSU’s Coles College of Business.
His analysis of the economic, business and political environments have been featured in a variety of media including Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Week, Forbes, USA Today, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Arizona Republic, Florida Times-Union, Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Orlando Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Wichita Eagle and on CNN, CNBC, NBC, Bloomberg Television, NPR’s “Marketplace” and “All Things Considered,” CNN-Radio as well as by regional electronic and print media.
In addition to his work in academia, Dr. Tutterow has served as a consultant on financial economics and statistical modeling for corporate clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely held businesses. He has provided expert testimony on economic, financial and statistical matters in state and federal court, before the Georgia General Assembly and before the Georgia Public Service Commission. Dr. Tutterow has given several hundred speeches to professional groups in 39 states and Canada on topics in the economic, business and political arenas.
He was selected by Georgia Trend magazine as a “notable Georgian” and as one of “Georgia’s Most Influential” by James magazine. In 2003, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue appointed Dr. Tutterow to serve on the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, a capacity that he continues to serve in for current Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. In 2010, he was named to the Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians which conducted a comprehensive review of Georgia’s Tax Code. In addition, Dr. Tutterow has served on the Georgia Child Support Commission, on the Board of Trustees of Berry College, the Board of Directors of Vinings Bank, the Southern Region Board of Directors for the American Red Cross Blood Services and the Board of Directors for Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Atlanta.
A Georgia native, Dr. Tutterow holds a B.S. in Decision Science from Berry College and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University. Prior to joining Kennesaw State University, Dr. Tutterow held faculty and administrative appointments at West Virginia University, Georgia State University and Mercer University. He has also served as a visiting professor at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and at the Institute for Industrial Policy Studies in Seoul, South Korea. 

Dublin Rotarians visit Port of Savannah


Since 1945, Georgia’s ports have served as magnets for international trade and investment, enriching the state’s economy to benefit all Georgians. The Georgia Ports Authority is dedicated to providing customers with the most efficient, productive port facilities in the nation, and to creating jobs and business opportunities to benefit more than 9.7 million Georgians. The GPA is committed to maintaining its competitive edge through development of leading-edge technology, marketing and operations to move cargo faster. And, the Authority is working hard to identify what must be done today to sustain growth, performance and security for tomorrow.
Georgia’s deepwater ports in Savannah and Brunswick, together with inland barge operations in Bainbridge and Columbus, are Georgia’s gateways to the world. They are the critical conduits through which raw materials and finished products flow to and from destinations around the globe. http://gaports.com/about

Students of the Quarter


Long Le Dublin High School, Chase Kight Trinity Christian School, Elaina Watkins East Laurens High School, Pooja Patel West Laurens High School

Eric J. Bland CrossFit DGA


Eric was born and raised in Dublin, Ga.After graduating with a de-gree in Business and Management in 2005, he returned home to be closer to his family and to start his career. He worked multiple jobs, including being part owner with his family of Ricks BBQ and Southern Heritage BBQ.
In 2007, he opened CrossFit DGA in a 500 sq. ft rented room.Since then, it has grown froma fitness experience to a full service wellness center. They now offer personal training, nutrition,coaching, and group classes.Over ten years later, CrossFit is located in a 10,000 sq ft facility in the heart of Dublin, between Hwy 257 and Industrial Blvd.
The goal at CrossFit DGA is to help each person discover the best version of themselves -regardless of starting place, age, ability, or gender.For Eric,fitness is not a measurement of how the body looks --it is a journey -helping people discover the 'why' of their lives, sup-porting them as they accomplish their goals and helping clients create happier and more fulfilling lives.