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Americus Rotary Blog

Stories about Rotary as told by our membership.

Meet Martin Bech

Though flight delays and bad weather tried to hamper his arrival, Martin Bech finally arrived in the US on Wednesday, August 7. As his host family this year, Rene and Angela Smith were eager to meet the young man they had been communicating with over Skype and email. Within hours of greeting him in the Atlanta airport, it was if they had all known … [more]

Posted by Angela Smith
Rotary Club of Americus
August 13, 2019 7:00pm

Stopping Hunger At Home

Harvest of Hope Food Pantry feeds the hungry, promotes physical and spiritual health, and brings people together in a community of love for Georgia's Sumter County. On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Sonny & Ginger Pinckard shared with the Americus Rotary Club how they, with other dedicated volunteers, are able to provide food assistance to more than 750 low-income households per month. The presentation expanded on the collaborative partnerships with local churches, community volunteers and farmers.

After the meeting, past president Jimmy Whaley presented the Harvest of Hope Food Pantry with a check for $1,000 from Rotary District 6900's Hurricane Relief Fund.

The pantry opened in June of 2013 and in the first seven months served 2,383 families, including 10,135 individuals. Local volunteers from the surrounding area gave over 4,600 volunteer hours in less than a year. Harvest of Hope Food Pantry is a 501(c)3 organization and is licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture.


Posted by Nicole Kirksey
Rotary Club of Americus
July 16, 2019

Celebrating New Leadership, Our Nation's Independence, and a 4o Year Milestone!

Following a week off to celebrate our nation's independence, we heralded a new Rotary year as Rene Smith presided over his first meeting, recognized Jimmy Whaley's service as President this past centennial year, and congratulated Bill Dupree on 40 years as a Rotarian.

In a timely program for the Tuesday following the 4th of July, Mr. Randolph … [more]

Posted by Angela Smith
Rotary Club of Americus
July 9, 2019

2019 Sheffield Leadership Gala Highlights

On May 18th, 2019 District 6900 leaders and Rotary friends from across the district joined members of the Americus Rotary Club at the historic Carnegie Library in Americus to recognize the recipients of the Sheffield Leadership Awards for 2018-2019. The Sheffield Leadership Award, established in 1994, is presented by the Rotary Club of Americus … [more]

Posted by Rene Smith
Rotary Club of Americus
June 3, 2019 9:00am

Boys and Girls Club of Plains and Montezuma Get New Life!

Ana Baggiano, Area Director for the Boys and Girls Club of Albany, introduced the club to the mission statement of the Boys and Girls Club. The 21 words that make it up sum up the vision and plan for rebuilding the two centers in Sumter County and the Macon County club. It was encouraging to see the difference that the clubs make on the children … [more]

Posted by Angela Smith
Rotary Club of Americus
April 16, 2019 9:00pm
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