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

Programs
January 19, 2018
Dublin Police Chief
Tim Chatman, Transformers Program
January 26, 2018
Secretary of State Brian Kemp
February 2, 2018
Winter Industry Profile, Valmiera Glass 
February 9, 2018
State of the Base Chrissy Miner / Dan Rhoades 21st Century Partnership
February 16, 2018
Father Jim Ball Episcopal Priest and Director of Order of Rights
 (pro life movie)
February 23, 2018
Preston Johnson Speech Contest
March 2, 2018 
TBD
March 9, 2018
State of the City  Lance Jones
(Student of the Quarter)
March 16, 2018
Joint Civic Luncheon

The Four Way Test

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?



logoSofia Dublin Rotary Club GRSP student for 2017-18 is  Sofia Stahlfors from Sweden.

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Welcome to our Website!


BrownThank you for visiting the official website of the Dublin Rotary Club. Officially organized on December 8, 1938, the Dublin Rotary Club now enters its 79th 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 Ian Riseley chose “Rotary: Making a Difference” as his theme for 2017-2018. During this year, we will answer “What is Rotary?” with the theme “Rotary: Making a Difference”. However each of us chooses to serve, we do it because we know our service makes a difference in the lives of others. Whatever motivation each of us had for joining Rotary, it is the satisfaction we find in Rotary that causes us to remain, the satisfaction of knowing that week by week, year by year, we are part of Rotary: Making a Difference. Our Club emulates this theme in many ways but most notably through our support of local elementary school students in the distribution of dictionaries and other learning tools. 
In addition, we will again support the Georgia Rotary Student Program with the sponsorship of Hannah Sofia Stahlfors from Hollviken, Sweden. 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. 
Our fellowship activities will continue to include a family friendly event in conjunction with First Friday at the market, meetings held at different locations, breakfast meetings, and evening socials at various other 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. Hamsa Thota, of the St. Simons Rotary Club, will serve as our District Governor for District 6920. 
Come visit and learn how Rotary makes a difference 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 130+ members.   
Making a Difference through Service, 
William (Bill) C. Brown III  
2017-2018 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.

Occupational Award for Leadership (GOAL) Program

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Goal Student Jamie White (l) Early Childhood Care & Education GOAL winner and the Rick Perkins Award Instructor of the Year Lee Radney(r) Electronics & Mechatronics.
GOAL is a statewide program within the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) that honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students. White, along with two other semi-finalists were nominated by OFTC instructors and competed in a series of interviews and evaluations by a selection committee made up of representatives from local businesses and industries; they were judged on qualities like academic achievement, personal character, leadership ability and enthusiasm for technical education.
As the college winner White will compete in regional judging against winners from other TCSG and Board of Regents colleges in February and will represent OFTC at the state-level in April when one student will be named the statewide 2018 Goal winner in Atlanta.

Breakfast with the Dublin-Laurens Chamber of Commerce

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Rotary rings for Salvation Army

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Georgia Ports Authority

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Griffith V. Lynch is the Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority, an 1,100- person strong state port authority that owns and operates strategic gateways serving the U.S. Southeast.
As Executive Director, Lynch oversees all port activity involving the deepwater ports of Savannah and Brunswick, as well as inland terminal operations. Directing one of Georgia’s largest economic engines, he administers a $380 million annual budget. Before becoming executive director, Lynch served as GPA chief operating officer for five years. As COO of the single largest container terminal in North America and second busiest U.S. auto port, he was responsible for sustaining the profitable growth and development of all operations, and maintaining world-class operating standards.   A proven leader in the maritime industry, Lynch brings 29 years of experience in the design and implementation of major port expansions, the effective execution of sustainable profit and productivity models and identifying winning sales and marketing strategies.

Dictionary Project

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The Dublin Rotary club receives a big thank you from local elementary schools for distributing dictionaries to all 3rd grade students in city and county schools. The Dictionary project has been on going for the last three years.

Georgia’s School Superintendent

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Richard Woods was born in Pensacola, Florida and while growing up in a military family, lived in California, Hawaii and Virginia before moving to Georgia. He graduated from Fitzgerald High School, and went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree from Kennesaw State University and a Master’s Degree from Valdosta State University. Woods has over 22 years of pre-k through 12th grade experience in public education. Woods was a high school teacher for 14 years, serving as department chair and teacher mentor. During his tenure, he was also selected as Teacher of the Year. For eight years Woods served in various administrative roles such as assistant principal, principal, curriculum director, testing coordina- tor, pre-k director, and alternative school director.
Woods also brings a business background to the superintendent's position, having been a purchasing agent for a national/multi - national laser company and a former small business owner. He and his wife Lisha, a retired 30  year educator, are long  time residents of Tifton and have been married for 26 years.

Georgia Film, Music, and Digital Entertainment Office

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Craig Dominey is the Creator and Manager of the State of Georgia ’ s Camera Ready Program, a groundbreaking initiative ena- bling county representatives to promote their unique shooting locations and other production assets directly to film and television producers. Craig oversees a network of 159 Georgia counties, manages the state ’ s location photo database, and trains Camera Ready coun- ty liaisons on how to work with the entertainment industry.
Craig also serves as the Senior Film Location Specialist for the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office. For over sixteen years, his primary job has been to promote the state to production companies as a shooting location for feature films, television shows and other media productions. Craig scouts and photographs a wide variety of shooting locations through- out Georgia based on the scene requirements of a particular screenplay.
Craig is the founder and producer of The Moonlit Road.com, a Southern storytelling website, podcast and radio show recently broadcast on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
Craig graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in Speech Communication Radio/TV/Film. He has served on the board of directors of Atlanta Film Festival 365, a media arts center devoted to independent film, and worked as a scriptwriter for numerous commercials and corporate videos. Craig has also served as a contributing writer for regional websites, magazines and newspapers

Fall Industry Profile Erdrich USA

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Young Professionals of Dublin Laurens County

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 Meg Greer Young Professionals of Dublin Laurens County
Following graduation from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, Meg Greer moved to Dublin in 2013 to begin her career in law. The granddaughter of H. Dale Thompson, a long - time Dublin attorney, Meg worked in Estate Planning and Administration and Real Estate law before founding Warren Greer Law in 2017.
A summa cum laude graduate from the Honors College at the University of Alabama, she was named Greek Woman of the Year in 2010 and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and The XXXI. Since planting her roots in Dublin, Meg has 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 Committee as the Vice President of the Order of the Blarney Stone.
She has been a Board Member of the Dublin Laurens Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program since 2014. Meg served as President of the Dublin Bar Association from 2014 - 2016 and is a founding member and the current President of the Young Professionals of Dublin Laurens County. Last year, Meg was selected as a member of the Fall 2016 Class of Georgia Forward's Young Gamechangers program. In the Summer of 2017,Meg joined the Dublin Rotary Club as one of it ’ s newest members.

The Future and Impact of Technology

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Dr. John Girard holds the Peyton Anderson Endowed Chair in Information Technology at Middle Georgia State University ’ s School of Information Technology. His research interests include how technology, leadership and culture enable knowledge management, innovation, and globalization. He has traveled to over 100 countries to witness globalization in action. John is founder and Chief Knowledge Strategist of Sagology ( www.sagology.com ), a firm dedicated to connecting people to facilitate collaboration, learning, and knowledge sharing through keynotes, workshops, and consulting. He gained valuable insights about university leadership as a dean, executive program director, and as the faculty advisor to the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education. John is very proud of his service in the Canadian Forces; he retired at the rank of Lieutenant - Colonel in 2004 after 24 years in uniform.