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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
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
362Griffitarian - 11AUG2016 (2016)Dekle Shares Musical Talents - Mike Dekle was once a classical musician who played the violin from middle school through college including the Georgia All- State Orchestra and the University of Georgia Orchestra. But, once he picked up a guitar given to him as a gift, he immediately loved the new instrument and challenge. He soon was performing and writing music. “I consider myself a great observer of what people do, and I write music about that,” he said. The Athens insurance businessman and Rotarian then performed a number of his songs adding some background information and thoughts on the events that inspired each song. He started with his Road Kill Café saying that
he wished he had royalties for all the roadside restaurants and diners that had and were using his title. He explained he wrote his No Trash in My Trailer after having to inspect a trailer for his insurance company.
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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Director of Development for the University of Georgia Libraries, certainly dispelled any speculation that libraries are outdated and defunct with our ready access to information through the worldwide web.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
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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763Griffitarian 01 March 2018Our Club Assembly was hi-lited with a visit from several members and officers of the Southern Crescent Technical College Rotaract Club. They reported on their service project efforts. Wade Miller and Howard Wallace provide some light-hearted Sunshine.Newsletterspdf
938Griffitarian 01 November 2018Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix presented this week's program by updating his department's activities in improving operation, organization, accountability, and professionalism. Dix also offered some basic information on avoiding, denying access, and defending against active shooters.Newsletterspdf
432Griffitarian 01December2016UGA President Jere Morehead spoke to members and guests on the impact of UGA in the state, focusing on the research and teaching components of our Land Grant University.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
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
625Griffitarian 03August2017Jennifer Herring and Brad Bryant of the Georgia Student Finance Commission spoke on the REACH Scholarship Program initiated in 2012. This fall, 103 of the 180 school districts in the state will have students participating. Dr. Tommy Hopkins, Chair of the USG Board of Regents, introduced the five GSCS students chosen for the program this year.Newsletterspdf
626Griffitarian 03August2017Jennifer Herring and Brad Bryant with the Georgia Student Finance Commission spoke on the REACH Scholarship Program which began in 2012 with only 3 school districts. This fall, 103 districts (including Griffin-Spalding) will be participating. Dr. Tommy Hopkins, Chair of the USG Board of Regents, introduced the five 8th graders from the local system who will be participating.Newsletters
629Griffitarian 03August2017Jennifer Herring and Brad Bryant of the Georgia Student Finance Commission spoke on the REACH Scholarship Program. Tommy Hopkins, USG Board of Regents Chair, introduced five rising 8th graders who have been selected as the first REACH Scholars from the Griffin-Spalding School System.Newsletterspdf
912Griffitarian 04 October 2018Griffin Rotary held its Fall Club Outing at The Big Shanty on Thursday evening. Our GRSP Student shares a "surreal" art assignment experience.Newsletterspdf
913Griffitarian 04 October 2018This is a re-send of Saturday's distribution of the October 4th Griffitarian. The link within the email blast is not working. Hopefully this will have an active link.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
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
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
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
461Griffitarian 05January2017Dick Morrow, Griffin Mayor and Chair of the Griffin-Spalding County Airport Authority, updated Rotarians and guests on the status and progress of construction of the new airport in eastern Spalding County.Newsletterspdf
682Griffitarian 05October2017Gary Black, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, spoke to Rotarians and guests on Thursday.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
398Griffitarian 06October2016Griffin Rotarians kicked off the fall season with a Club Outing at Cherokee Rose on Thursday afternoon. Tim Hearn, Jeff Jacobs, Brandon Stooksbury, and Jason Robinson earned winning team honors in the clay shoot. John Dillon and Stooksbury were high scorers. A buffet dinner and Board Meeting followed the afternoon of fun.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
662Griffitarian 07September2017Dr. Steve Wrigley, Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, was our program speaker. Wrigley outlined the 3 main objectives the Board of Regents and USG are addressing: raising degree attainment levels in Georgia, making college education at USG institutions more affordable, and increasing efficiency of operations.Newsletters
663Griffitarian 07September2017Dr. Steve Wrigley, Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, was our program speaker. Wrigley outlined the 3 main objectives the Board of Regents and USG are addressing: raising degree attainment levels in Georgia, making college education at USG institutions more affordable, and increasing efficiency of operations.Newsletterspdf
941Griffitarian 08 November 2018This last edition of The Griffitarian to be published reports our Veterans Day program honoring our many veterans in our Club.Newsletterspdf
745Griffitarian 08February2018Jackie Harmon read her 2012 Laws of Life Essay during Thursday's meeting. The story told in her essay showed how she overcame a number of hardships to complete high school. The lessons learned changed her life, and she continues to apply those laws to her life. pdf
746Griffitarian 08February2018Jackie Harmon read her 2012 Laws of Life Essay during Thursday's meeting. The story told in her essay showed how she overcame a number of hardships to complete high school. The lessons learned changed her life, and she continues to apply those laws to her 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
765Griffitarian 08March2018Cliff Bowden, District Federation Manager for the Georgia Farm Bureau, described the various ways in which the Farm Bureau promotes agriculture in Georgia and the many and diverse services it offers its 285,000 member families.Newsletters
766Griffitarian 08March2018Cliff Bowden, District Federation Manager for the Georgia Farm Bureau, described the various ways in which the Farm Bureau promotes agriculture in Georgia and the many and diverse services it offers its 285,000 member families.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
493Griffitarian 09February2017Southern Crescent Technical College showcased their Rick Perkins Award and GOAL Award winners at Thursday's meeting. Roslyn Johnson McCurry, an Early Childhood instructor at SCTC's Henry Campus, was honored with the 2017 Perkins Award for outstanding instruction and significant contributions to student learning at SCTC. Eric Copes, a student in SCTC's Radiology program, was named SCTC's GOAL (Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership)student for 2017.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
709Griffitarian 09November2017Jim King and Philip Smith led a program honoring the 30 veterans who are members of the Rotary Club of Griffin.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
636Griffitarian 10August2017Dr. Scott Harris, Planetary Geologist with the Fernbank Science Center in Dekalb County, explained all the details of the upcoming Great American Eclipse which will occur Monday afternoon, August 21st.Newsletters
637Griffitarian 10August2017Dr. Scott Harris, Planetary Geologist with the Fernbank Science Center in Dekalb County, explained all the details of the upcoming Great American Eclipse which will occur Monday afternoon, August 21st.Newsletterspdf
417Griffitarian 10November2016Our meeting on the eve of Veteran's Day 2016 honored our veterans who are members of our Club.Newsletterspdf
916Griffitarian 11 October 2018Jeff Williams, Executive Director of Square Foot Ministry, spoke on the mission and works of the Ministry in constructing homes and transforming neighborhoods and lives. Newsletterspdf
730Griffitarian 11January2018Kelly Leger and TJ Imberger of the Spalding County Parks, Public Grounds & Leisure Services updated Rotarians and guests on the progress of SPLOST-funded projects.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
781Griffitarian 12 April 2018Doug Hollberg, current chair of the Griffin City Commission, spoke on the state of the city.Newsletterspdf
840Griffitarian 12 July 2018Dwight Blackwood with the Atlanta Federal Reserve spoke on the history and purpose of the Reserve system.Newsletterspdf
467Griffitarian 12January2017Our Annual Blood Drive netted 51 units for the American Red Cross Donor Services. In our program, Brian Fern of the Red Cross iterated that each unit donated saves three lives and that Georgia is currently experiencing a blood shortage.Newsletterspdf
684Griffitarian 12October2017Griffin Rotary held its annual Fall Club Outing on Thursday at Cherokee Rose Shooting Resort. A dinner buffet and the monthly Board meeting followed an afternoon of competitive clay shooting.Newsletterspdf