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Americus Rotary Blog

Stories about Rotary as told by our membership.

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


The Rotary Club of Americus is proud to recognize local high school seniors who have chosen to enlist in the United States Armed Forces following graduation. Recognizing that over 70% or our nation’s youth are not eligible for recruitment into the armed forces, Americus Rotary sought to recognize those high school heroes from Sumter County who … [more]

Posted by Jim Covington
Rotary Club of Americus
May 18, 2020

Tapping into a Partnership to Address Community Needs

Who knew a great little brewery in downtown Albany would be the saving grace for a region in Southwest Georgia that was a major coronavirus outbreak hotspot? The number of COVID-positive patients escalated at an alarming rate, leaving devastation in its wake. Everything closed down and shelves were emptied of the very supplies needed to disinfect … [more]

Posted by Angela Smith
Rotary Club of Americus
May 15, 2020

Forget the Box: Creativity Amid COVID-19

DGE Kirk Driskell once told me when I mentioned we were having to think out of the box, that in these unprecedented times, there “is no box”. That being said, the Rotary Club of Americus has found itself working on creative ways to engage our members, as well as, how to serve our community (which is just over 30 miles north of one of the major … [more]

Posted by Angela Smith
Rotary Club of Americus
April 27, 2020

Americus Rotarians Host High School Mock Interviews

On Wednesday, February 26, Americus Rotarians joined with the 20/40 Young Professionals group to provide mock interviews for high school juniors and seniors. The students from Americus-Sumter High School were encouraged to attend by the school's faculty, and the participation was phenomenal! There were 128 students who participated in the opportunity … [more]

Posted by Rene Smith
Rotary Club of Americus
February 26, 2020 9:00am
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