Of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Serving Humanity through Service,
Candace S. Christian
2016-2017 Club President
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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
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.
Following graduaton from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, Meg Greer moved to Dublin in 2013 to pursue a career in her family’s law frm. A summa cum laude graduate from the Honors College at the University of Alabama, she was named Greek Woman of the Year in 2010. Since moving to Dublin, Meg served as the President of Dublin’s Junior League from 2014-2015. She was a member of the Dublin-Laurens Leadership Class of 2014-2015 and served on the Dublin-Laurens St. Patrick's Commitee as the Vice President of the Order of the Blarney Stone. She has been a board member of the Dublin Laurens Distnguished Young Women Scholarship Program since 2014. Meg has served as the President of the Dublin Circuit Bar Associaton for the past two years. She is a founding member of the Young Professionals of Dublin Laurens County and was elected President of the organizaton upon its founding. Most recently, Meg was selected for Georgia Forward’s Young Gamechangers Class of Fall 2016 in Augusta, Georgia.
GRSP student Emma Madeleine Stahlford from Sweden is hosted by Jack and Buffy Walker.Follow the link to learn more about Emma.
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.
Kim David is Vice President of Economic
Development for Oconee Fall Line Technical College
a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia
that serves 11 counties in central Georgia. A native of
Sandersville, Kim recently began her career with OFTC in
September of 2015.
Kim is a graduate of Brentwood School in Sandersville and received her undergraduate degree from Valdosta State University where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She went on to receive her master’s degree in public administration from Georgia College and State University.
Kim returned home in the summer of 2010 to work with the University of Georgia’s Archway Partnership where she worked with Washington County leaders to address community and economic development issues utilizing resources of the University System.
Prior to working with the Archway Partnership, Kim lived in Atlanta, where she worked as the program manager for the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce and the State Medical Education Board. While there, she stayed connected to her rural Georgia roots as she planned and conducted the Georgia Medical Fair a rural physician recruiting program, and managed a scholarship program for medical students and loan repayment programs for physicians and dentists.
Kim is very active in civic and community organizations as a member of The Guild of Washington County-a women’s organization working to address needs of Washington County’s women, children and families, and Sandersville Rotary Club. Kim currently serves on the Sandersville Rotary Club board as Public Relations Chair and is past Co-Rotarian of the Year for the Club and Co -Rookie of the Year for District 6920. Kim is an active member of Georgia Economic Developers Association and a graduate of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development and Leadership Washington. She was a charter member and also has actively served on the advisory board for the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County since the club opened its doors in 2012, and has recently been appointed Co-Chair of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Development committee. She is a past board member of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, and is a pastpresident of the Brentwood Alumni Council. Kim is married to Parrish David, a native of Cairo, GA. They live in Sandersville with their boston terrier Otis and actively attend Sandersville United Methodist Church.
A. Tim Chatman is the Senior Pastor at
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, in Ailey, Ga. , as well as the
Chief of the City of Dublin Police Department. He is married
to the Elect Lady, Rev. Verlinda Chatman. He has one
daughter, Lakesha Chatman, and three sons, Anthony Chatman
Jr, Stacey Chatman, Brandon Chatman, and two granddaughters.
A. Tim Chatman is a 1980 graduate of the West Laurens High School, a 1982 graduate of the Macon Technical School in Constructional Design, a 1985 graduate of the Middle Ga. Police Academy, a graduate of the GBI Narcotic Agents Academy, a graduate of the GBI Special Agents Academy, and a 2002 graduate of the American International Polygraph Institute in Atlanta Ga.
Bishop A. Tim Chatman attended three years at the Bryant Theological Seminary, and obtained his B.A. from the Open Bible College in South Carolina. Bishop A. Tim Chatman is a 2012 graduate of the Epistle Institute in Atlanta, Ga. He was ordained and consecrated Bishop and Prelate of Global Impact Fellowship on April 21, 2012, under the Mandate of Kingdom Manifestation and the College of Bishops through the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Church Administration and has been featured on the Word Net Work and the Bible Series that was shown all over the world.
Chief A. Tim Chatman recently retired from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent Principle after 22 years. He returned to the Dublin Police Department as Assistant Chief in 2014 and took command as Chief of Police in January 2016. He is also the CEO of Chatman & Associates and serves on the School Council at North West Laurens Elementary School.
Dublin Rotary President Candace Christian and her husband Don hosted a drop in reception for this years GRSP student Emma Stahlfors.
Since 2005, John Bowen has served as the coordinator of leadership programs at Georgia College, where he directs the Emerging Leaders Program, the Leadership Certificate Program, the Georgia Education Mentorship (GEM) Program, and the Inspire! Student Leadership Forum. John also serves as faculty secretary for Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Honor Society), and advisor to the student-led organization Bobcats Against Hunger. From 2007-2011, he taught in the GC Outdoor Education program, instructing courses and workshops in wilderness living, backpacking, rock-climbing, and caving. John earned a Master’s in Outdoor Education Administration from Georgia College, a Bachelor’s in History from the University of Georgia, and an Associate’s in Language and Literature from Andrew College. While in graduate school he completed a 70+ day semester with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in the backcountry of Alaska.
(l-r) Dublin Fighting Irish Head Coach Roger Holmes, Trinity Crusaders Head Coach Jimmy Fields, Rotary Elect President Bill Brown III, East Laurens Falcons Head Coach Chris Robinson and West Laurens Raiders Head Coach Stacey Nobles.
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