The Rotary Club of Americus unites leaders from all walks of life, amplifying their individual contributions to make our community and the world a better place to live and work.
|Aug 6, 2019||Shekhar Mehta of India selected to be 2021-22 Rotary International President|
|Jul 24, 2019||Fighting poverty on a small scale|
|Jun 20, 2019||Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnership|
|Jun 10, 2019||Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polio|
|Jun 7, 2019||Rotary’s 110th annual convention concludes|
|Jun 4, 2019||mytaxi donates proceeds from rides to Rotary|
|Jun 3, 2019||Value of Rotary volunteering|
|May 28, 2019||Rotary 110th convention brings world to Hamburg|
|May 10, 2019||Holger Knaack selected to be 2020-21 Rotary International president|
|May 3, 2019||Rotary members seek community solutions to opioid epidemic|
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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]
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.
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]
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]
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]
Since 1985, Rotary has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the effort to rid the world of the polio virus.