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512Griffitarian 02March2017U.S. Park Service Ranger Rebecca Karcher spoke on the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta and the impacts that the Site is making in preserving and fostering Rev. King's legacy of social and nonviolent change.Newsletterspdf
770Griffitarian 15March2018Daryl Fletcher, keynote speaker, author, and relationship expert spoke on the importance of communication in success.Newsletterspdf
775Griffitarian 22March2018Chris Brand, Stone Mountain Rotarian and CEO of the nonprofit Friends of Disabled Adults and Children, updated Griffin Rotarians on the activity and impacts that his organization is making in Georgia and in the U.S. Brett Bell also announced a joint effort to increase awareness of human trafficking in our community. Watch the Sunday editions of the Griffin Daily News in April for more information and statistics.Newsletterspdf
521Griffitarian 09March2017Ike English of Dauset Trails spoke to our weekly meeting about the history, facilities, and events held at the Nature Center near Jackson, Georgia.Newsletterspdf
778Griffitarian 05 April 2018Dr. Francisco Diaz-Gonzales, Director of UGA's Center for Food Safety spoke on the Center's history, mission, and current research activities.Newsletterspdf
781Griffitarian 12 April 2018Doug Hollberg, current chair of the Griffin City Commission, spoke on the state of the city.Newsletterspdf
791Griffitarian 19April2018Terry Whitaker, Assistant Executive and COO of the Boy Scouts of America, spoke on the mission, organization and opportunities in scouting.Newsletterspdf
537Griffitarian 23March2017Elly Zhilyak of the GSC Mentoring Program explained the objectives of the local mentoring program and invited all to volunteer as a mentor for a student in our school system. Eight Rotarians were honored with Dare To Be Better certificates for their efforts in our Club's mission.Newsletterspdf
538Griffitarian 23March2017Elly Zhilyak of the GSC Mentoring Program explained the objectives of the local mentoring program and invited all to volunteer as a mentor for a student in our school system. Eight Rotarians were honored with Dare To Be Better certificates for their efforts in our Club's mission.Newsletterspdf
539Griffitarian 23March2017Elly Zhilyak of the GRiffin-Spalding Collaborative Mentoring Program spoke at Thursday's meeting on the mentoring program, it's impacts and its needs. She asked all to consider volunteering as a mentor. President Janice Wallace also presented Dare To Be Better certificates to 8 Rotarians for their Service Above Self to our Club and our Community.Newsletterspdf
795Griffitarian 3 May 2018The Honorable Drew Ferguson (U.S. Congress, Georgia's Third District)spoke on his first year in Congress and several legislative directions and activities.Newsletterspdf
541Griffitarian 30March2017Ed Tigchelaar spoke on the history and the impacts that Raleigh Studios, located in nearby Senoia, has had in the film industry, in Senoia, and with its various other partnerships with investors and businesses. President Janice Wallace also recognized Niles Murray, Jim Fortune, and Stephanie Windham for earning Paul Harris Plus honors for their contributions to the Rotary Foundation.Newsletterspdf
801Griffitarian 10 May 2018Orla McDevitt, our 2017-18 GRSP Student, shared her experience with the program over her past year at the University of Georgia.Newsletterspdf
546Griffitarian 06April2017Kent Wessenger of Athens spoke on how Millennials are impacting our economy and our workforce in the U.S. and globally. The Millennials have now surpassed all other generations in numbers, and Wessenger suggests that we need to understand what motivates this generation and embrace them in all aspects of work, politics, and more.Newsletterspdf
802Griffin Rotary Spring Fiesta Information and MapOur Spring Fiesta is this Saturday, May 19th, from 4 to 8 PM at the new Mystic Acres, 1631 Williamson Road, Griffin. A map and info are attached. If you have not signed up to attend, please call Charles Woodroof (678-414-4271) or Don Crider (404-569-5289). That deadline is May 16th.Newsletterspdf
803Griffitarian 17 May 2018Stephanie Windham led our program honoring the Laws of Life Essay winners from Griffin High and Spalding High. Three students shared their essays with the group. Mac Isaacs was inducted as our newest Rotarian, and Daybreak Rotary and Griffin Rotary partnered in printing the distributing posters focused on ending Human Trafficking.Newsletterspdf
549Griffitarian 13April2017REMINDER: THERE WILL BE NO WEEKLY MEETING ON APRIL 20TH DUE TO TRAVEL TO DISTRICT CONFERENCE

Our program on the 13th featured Norman Richardson, Artistic Director of the local Main Street Players. Richardson spoke to the impact that Main Street Players has made and is making in the Griffin community. Richardson also explained a new project upon which she is embarking which will hopefully replicate the Story Bridge Method of empowering communities.
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805Griffitarian 24 May 2018Jim King and Philip Smith led an inspiring Memorial Day program with Bill Hardee narrating a video honoring those who served and died in the Vietnam War. Newsletterspdf
556Griffitarian 27April2017Kristen Miller, Chuck Copeland, and Will Doss updated Rotarians on the local UGA Archway Partnership in our local community. District 6900 Governor Raymond Ray was our special guest as he presented awards and recognitions following the District Convention. Newsletterspdf
812Griffitarian 31 May 2018Roy Bowen, President of the Georgia Association of Manufacturers, spoke on the resurgence of manufacturing in Georgia and the Association's efforts to further enhance growth and success of manufacturing.Newsletterspdf
559Griffitarian 04May2017Carl Broder was inducted as our newest Griffin Rotarian, and District Governor Raymond Ray presented the Club with the RI Zone 34 Public Image Award. DG Raymond also recognized Bruce Bartholomew with a Governor's Centennial Award for his donation to the Foundation's Centennial Project.Newsletterspdf
561Griffitarian 4 May 2017We experienced an unfortunate electrical blackout during Thursday's meeting and, unfortunately, our scheduled program could not be held. However, President Janice Wallace was able to induct Karl Broder as our newest Griffin Rotarian, and District Governor Raymond Ray presented the RI Zone 34 Public Image Award to the Club and recognized Bruce Bartholomew with the Governor's Centennial Award for his contribution to the Foundation's Centennial Project.Newsletterspdf
562Griffitarian 4 May 2017We experienced an electrical blackout during Thursday's meeting and, unfortunately, our scheduled program could not be held. However, President Janice Wallace was able to induct Karl Broder as our newest Griffin Rotarian, and District Governor Raymond Ray presented the RI Zone 34 Public Image Award to the Club and recognized Bruce Bartholomew with the Governor's Centennial Award for his contribution to the Foundation's Centennial Project.Newsletterspdf
818Griffitarian 07 June 2018Mike Twarkoski, Emory University Head Baseball Coach, spoke on the the baseball program's successes and acknowledged the impact that Emory's Chappell Park has made in attracting prospects and providing a state-of-the-art training and playing facility. Chappell Park was constructed through the generosity of our own Bobby and Linda Chappell.Newsletterspdf
563Griffitarian 04May2017Although we experienced an electrical outage during Thursday's meeting and could not have our regularly scheduled program, President Janice Wallace did induct Karl Broder as our newest Griffin Rotarian and District Governor Raymond Ray presented the Club with the RI Zone 34 Public Image Award and also recognized Bruce Bartholomew with the Governor's Centennial Award for his contributions to the Foundation's Centennial Project.Newsletterspdf
564Griffitarian 11May2017Julie Andersen, from Denmark, made her final visit to the Club in her capacity as our GRSP Student. Alvetta Thomas, President of Southern Crescent Technical College, was inducted as our newest Rotarian. David Luckie was recognized as a Will Watt Fellow. And, a number of Rotarians received Dare To Be Better awards for recording the Club video and to Bill and Alyson Dallas for serving as Julie's hosts.Newsletters
565Griffitarian 11May2017Julie Andersen, from Denmark, made her final visit to the Club in her capacity as our GRSP Student. Alvetta Thomas, President of Southern Crescent Technical College, was inducted as our newest Rotarian. David Luckie was recognized as a Will Watt Fellow. And, a number of Rotarians received Dare To Be Better awards for recording the Club video and to Bill and Alyson Dallas for serving as Julie's hosts.Newsletterspdf
821Griffitarian 14 June 2018David Luckie, Executive Director, and Chuck Copeland, Board Chair, updated Rotarians on the Griffin-Spalding Development Authority and its recent and continuing fiscal impact in our community.Newsletterspdf
826Griffitarian 21 June 2018David Bridges, President of Abraham Baldwin College of Agriculture, spoke on his school's history, mission, accomplishments, and aspirations.Newsletterspdf
571Griffitarian 18May2017The Laws of Life Essay Winners for Griffin High School read their winning essays to Rotarians and guests. Newsletterspdf
827Griffitarian 28 June 2018ADG Ed Outlaw was on hand to induct our new President (Randy Peters) and our slate of officers and board members for the 2018-19 Rotary Year. Kathleen Smith and the Membership Development Committee were recognized for their outstanding service to the Club with the Hunt Cup.Newsletterspdf
573Griffitarian 25May2017Club President Janice Wallace convened our 4th and final Club Assembly for the Rotary year. She used the time to remember Rotarian Billy Thomas, to update members on several recent projects and activities, recognize those members with 40+ years of service to the Club, and thank a number of members who helped her throughout her year as President.Newsletterspdf
829Griffitarian 05 July 2018Griffin Rotary receives Zone 34 Public Image Impact Citation and District 6900 Citation at June 30th Year End Celebration in Columbus.Newsletterspdf
576Griffitarian 1June2017Sandra Brownlee spoke at Thursday's meeting about the nonprofit Waypoint that assists our military veterans with claims and with transitioning from military to civilian life.Newsletterspdf
579Griffitarian 08June2017Griffin Rotary welcomed the Board of the Wellstar Spalding Regional Hospital Auxiliary Services organization to recognize and honor their volunteerism and contributions to our community.Newsletterspdf
840Griffitarian 12 July 2018Dwight Blackwood with the Atlanta Federal Reserve spoke on the history and purpose of the Reserve system.Newsletterspdf
587Griffitarian 15June2017Jason Clark of Southeastern Reptile Rescue presented an entertaining program that had everyone's attention about his business of rescuing and educating about reptiles. He even brought along some living props including a rat snake, a king snake, a corn snake, and a copperhead. Newsletterspdf
852Griffitarian 19July2018Bob Stapleton with the Griffin-Spalding County Airport Authority updated Rotarians on the progress on construction of the new airport. President Randy Peters inducted four new members: Charles Gilbert, Steven Jones, Craig Ogletree, and Rita Cavanaugh.Newsletterspdf
342Griffitarian - 30June2016 (2016)Wallace Inducted as 93rd President -

Griffin Rotary launched its 93rd year in Rotary with Thursday’s induction of Janice Wallace as our 93rd President. Howard Wallace kicked off the events by acknowledging that there had always been a lineage of leadership in our Club with several sons following their fathers as presidents. But, he proudly noted that this was the very first father-daughter lineage.
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598Griffitarian 22June2017District 6900 Assistant Governor Ed Outlaw presided over induction of Griffin Rotary's 94th President, Tom Gardner. New and returning officers and directors were also sworn in as the new Rotary Year begins.Newsletterspdf
343Griffitarian - 14July2016Libraries Are Not Defunct Dinosaurs -

Chantel Dunham, Director of Development for the University of Georgia Libraries, certainly dispelled any speculation that libraries are outdated and defunct with our ready access to information through the worldwide web. The UGA Libraries make up the largest library system in Georgia with four libraries on the main UGA Campus in Athens and several other UGA sites across the state.
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344Griffitarian - 21July2016Griffin Rotary Welcomes New Teachers - On Thursday, Griffin Rotarians celebrated our annual tradition of welcoming teachers new to the Griffin-Spalding School System to our community. Superintendent Jim Smith thanked the Club for hosting this event each year saying that it was a great example of the community support for our teachers and the school system.Newsletterspdf
345Griffitarian - 28July2016Rotary Takes the Challenge to End Human Trafficking - David McCleary of Roswell Rotary explained during Thursday’s program that human trafficking is happening in our own neighborhoods and that District 6900 Rotarians have taken the challenge to elevate the awareness of this problem locally and to also take action to End Human Trafficking Now.Newsletterspdf
602Griffitarian 29June2017Katy Arrowood, CEO of Griffin Regional College and Career Academy, updated Griffin Rotarians on the Academy as it will soon move into the renovated facilities.Newsletterspdf
860Griffitarian 26 July 2018Griffin Rotarians welcomed approximately 150 new teachers to our school system and community on Thursday. Mr. Syntel Brown, a high school history teacher, spoke to the teachers offering words of encouragement and inspiration as they start their new year in Griffin-Spalding County.Newsletterspdf
610Griffitarian 13July2017Tom Gardner presided over his first meeting of the Rotary Club of Griffin as Club President. Our program was presented by Clint Waltz, a turfgrass specialist with UGA's Turfgrass Program. Waltz spoke on the turf program at UGA and the economic and environmental impacts the program contributes through Georgia's turf industry.Newsletterspdf
866Griffitarian 02 August 2018Bob Dull, CEO of the Griffin Housing Authority, spoke on progress in revitalizing affordable housing for elderly, disabled, and low-income families in crisis. Meriwether Homes, Fairmont Homes, Oak Place, and several additions to the Park Pointe complex were discussed.Newsletterspdf
613Griffitarian 20July2017Ben Coleman, Director of Program Marketing for the Center for the Visually Impaired, shared the history and programs of the Center. The Center serves approximately 4,000 visually impaired clients of all ages each year.Newsletterspdf
359Griffitarian - 04AUG2016Huckaby Entertains and Inspires - Darrell Huckaby of Athens presented an entertaining and inspirational program at Thursday’s meeting. Huckaby is a lay-minister, humorist, author, and retired educator who uses his many personal experiences to share with his audiences and readers. He is a native of Porterdale where he grew up in a 4-room mill village house with no bathroom. He shared that he did not have inside facilities until he was in the 5th grade. And, now, he is quite proud to own and live in a home with 5 indoor bathrooms (6, if you count the back porch). Huckaby first met Griffin’s Bill Haisten in the 1960s when Bill acquired his telephone number and called him regularly. So, Darrell shared a number of stories of his times with Bill. Newsletterspdf
873Griffitarian 09 August 2018Jason Clark, President of Southeastern Reptile Rescue, spoke on his company's efforts to preserve reptiles and educate the public on facts and habits of our reptilian friends. Newsletterspdf