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Executive Director of the Georgians First Commission Headlines Joint Meeting

On August 27, the Rotary Club of Americus held a joint meeting with the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce featuring Scott Hilton, Executive Director of the Georgians First Commission. Rotary Club president Rene Smith welcomed the crowd and introduced Mr. Hilton, informed everyone assembled that for over 100 years Rotarians in Americus have practiced … [more]

Posted by Angela Smith
Rotary Club of Americus
August 27, 2019 1:00pm

Americus Welcomes DG Jim Squire

It was no ordinary club meeting for Americus Rotarians on August 20! District Governor Jim Squire and his lovely wife Donna were in the house, along with AG Brenda Hodges-Tiller. He began with congratulating our club on its 100 years of exemplary service to the community and its rich history that included four District 6900 Past District Governors … [more]

Posted by Angela Smith
Rotary Club of Americus
August 21, 2019

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
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