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Americus Rotary Blog

Stories about Rotary as told by our membership.

Jess McNeill Looks to the Future of Farming Using Biological Agriculture

Jess McNeill addressed the Rotary Club of Americus recently to talk about how he is changing the way he farms using biological agriculture. After graduating with his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UGA, he returned home to farm the same land as his family had for seven generations. It wasn’t long before he realized that they were producing … [more]

Posted by Angela Smith
Rotary Club of Americus
August 4, 2020 7:00pm

Rotary Honors Local STAR Students and Teachers

The Rotary Club of Americus recently honored local STAR Students and Teachers from Americus-Sumter County High School (ASCHS), Furlow Charter School, and Southland Academy. On July 14, the club hosted STAR Student Joyabhishek “Joy” Charles and STAR teacher Ms. Phoenicia Cummings from Americus-Sumter High School, and Moses Simmons and Mrs. Liz … [more]

Posted by Angela Smith
Rotary Club of Americus
July 21, 2020

Rotary Club of Americus Awards Lifelong Learning Grant to Local Law Enforcement Professional

Maqueisha Smith, Communications Officer with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office, was awarded the Rotary District 6900 Lifelong Learning Grant by the Rotary Club of Americus. "Thanks to the generosity of Rotary Clubs within District 6900, there were 10 awards made available to recipients who would benefit from financial aid to enroll in programs … [more]

Posted by Angela Smith
Rotary Club of Americus
July 14, 2020

Rotary Club of Americus Inducts New President and Board of Directors for the 2020-21 Year

On July 7, 2020, Rotary Club of Americus held its first "in person" meeting since the pandemic. Since mid-March, the club has been meeting virtually and began its new year with a "changing of the guard". The 2019-20 President Rene Smith passed the gavel to Angela H. Smith who will lead the club as President for the 2020-21 year. The Americus … [more]

Posted by Nicole Kirksey
Rotary Club of Americus
July 7, 2020

Delivering Hope and Much Needed Resources to Front Line Heroes

The Rotary Club of Americus, in conjunction with other clubs in our District 6900, sought and received a disaster relief grant. Recognizing that the Southwest region of Georgia was hit especially hard by the Covid 19 pandemic, Mary Ligon of Albany led the effort to secure disaster relief funding to meet the needs of first responders, nursing homes … [more]

Posted by Reda Rowell
Rotary Club of Americus
May 28, 2020
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