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November 10, 2020


November is Rotary Foundation Month

11/12 Regular Meeting - Liza Donnelly, Cartoonist for The New Yorker & CBS News
11/19 Regular Meeting-Vashti Thanksgiving Lunch
12/3 Archbold Update

Our Rotary Family

11/1 Richard Vann
11/3 Homer Pankey
11/5 Bob Ackerman
11/7 Gary Tucker
11/7 Lauren Vann
11/7 David Hufstetler
11/10 Mark Lowe
11/16 Barbara Williams-Anderson
11/24 Ron Salter
11/30 Rebecca Strickland


11/3 Julie Cannady (13)
11/8 Claire Bowen (12)
11/12 Lauren Vann (4)
11/12 Pat Choice (37)
11/22 Christy Cooke (8)
11/26 Nathaniel Abrams (9)
11/27 Jim Carter (27)
11/27 Ray Thompson (28)
11/29 Jeff Zoller (45)


11/1 Ed Titus, Jr. (25)
11/1 Albert Park (25)
11/1 Homer Pankey (35)
11/4 Carol Jones (16)
11/6 Ron Salter (12)
11/8 Renee Oliveto (13)
11/10 Morgan Bailey (4)
11/14 Noel Ellis (1)
11/18 Dale Hodges (21)
11/29 Tom Harrison, Jr. (19)
11/30 Will Watt , III (3)

Rotary Online



Thursdays, 12:15 pm
The Plaza Restaurant
217 South Broad Street
Thomasville, GA 31792


President John Brown
President-Elect Wayne Newsome
Immediate PP Kim Walden
Treasurer Teri White
Secretary Angela Williamson
Foundation Fran Milberg
Membership Janet Liles
Public Image Mike Bixler

This Week's Program

Donnelly is the creator of a new digital visual journalism called live drawing. For CBS News, CNN and The New Yorker, she covered the DNC in 2016, and the 2017 Inauguration, White House Press conference, political protest marches. According to NBC News, Donnelly is “a pioneer of on-the-fly sketching of live events” wherein she quickly cartoons people and events on her tablet and immediately tweets them out, sometimes with humorous and insightful commentary on the drawing or in the tweet.

In 2016, Donnelly was the first cartoonist to be granted access on location to live draw the Academy Awards and red carpet; she returns every year as the Oscar cartoonist. Both on location and remotely, she covered presidential debates, State of The Union, The Impeachment Trial, election returns, the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the Grammys, the BET Awards, the Tonys, the Olympics, World Cup, Superbowl, literary events, and more. Along with CBS News and The New Yorker, her clients include Fusion, The New York Times, BET, Medium, PBS, Narrative Magazine, ESPN, Stanford University, The Hindustan Times and others. Her innovative approach to reporting and commenting on events with live drawing has been covered in various publications and video profiles in Time, CBSNews.com, NBC News.com, Ad Week, USA Today, CNET, and People Magazine.

Board Meeting This Thursday

November 12 at 10:45 a.m.

at the Plaza

Rotary Prevention and Treatment

Disease Prevention and Treatment is one of Rotary's six areas of focus. This video shows Rotary's global efforts to set up temporary clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in underserved communities struggling with outbreaks and health care access. We design and build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients, and governments to work together. Our members combat diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and polio.

What You Missed Last Week!

Our hearts are heavy with the loss of fellow Rotarian Tom Calloway. Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family. John Glenn, Ed Titus, and Andre Marria are all recovering from surgery and are doing well.

We had two great programs last week. The first program was a video history of the Georgia Rotary Student Program, presented by Wallace Goodman. The presentation called attention to how GRSP was begun by Rotarian Will Watt in 1946. Since it’s inauguration, the Rotary Club of Thomasville has sponsored some ninety students from around the world. This is another example of how we are making a difference in our community and the world.

The second program was presented by Will Watt. Will highlighted the life of Henry Talmage "Hammerin' Hank" Elrod. Even though Captain Elrod was born in Turner County, Thomasville and Thomas County benefited from him having grown up here. Will, we thank you for doing the research which brought this local hero out of the shadows.

GRSP allows us to collectively serve our community and the world. One way we individually serve our community is to honor a deserving community member with a Paul Harris Fellow. Carol Jones did so at last week’s meeting. Rotary opens opportunities, let us continue to take advantage of them.

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein

Shotgun/Downtown Shopping Drawing

Shot Gun / Downtown Bucks drawing is this week!