Upcoming Events

10/25/2021 - Charles Buntin / World Polio Day
Invocation: Adam Roberson
Introduction of Guest: Cameron Good
Greeter: Dennis Coe
Camp ASCCA: Robby Thomas

10/18/2021 - Wes Grant

11/01/2021 - Lance LeFleur - Director of ADEM

10/18/2021 - Laura Burt from Alabama State Games
Laura will give an overview of what the Alabama State Games are all about.
Invocation: Alan Richards
Introduction of Guest: Seth Brooks
Greeter: Troy Foontain
Camp ASCCA: Lawrence Johnson

11/08/2021 - DRC meets at the Peanut Festival

10/19/2021 - City Commision Meeting - Polio Day Proclamation by Mayor Saliba

10/18/2021 - Purple Pinkie Donuts Delivery Day

District Grant for the Tuskegee Polio Recognition Project
By: Sheila Azar

Good News!
The Dothan Rotary Club applied for and has received a $3,000 District Grant designated for the Tuskegee Polio Recognition Project. The Dothan Tuesday Rotary Club has been awarded the same grant. This project is to recognize and honor the important work conducted at Tuskegee University in the treatment and rehabilitation of the polio stricken Black population and the research conducted to fight the disease by Black workers and researchers at Tuskegee. The Tuskegee Infantile Paralysis Center was the focal point for this treatment and rehabilitation work along with so many dedicated Black physicians and support personnel.
A monument will be placed on the campus of Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama. The monument will consist of a life-size bronze statue depicting Dr. John W. Chenault, nurse Warrena A. Turpin and patient young Gordon Stewart. In addition, a large bronze plaque mounted on a granite base recognizing officers of Tuskegee Institute at this time and the Infantile Paralysis Center Medical and Administration Staff.
Funding for this project will come from the many donors who wish to help honor those in the fight against the dreaded polio disease and honoring one of the few centers that treated the Black community at the time.
You can find more information on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/tuskegeepolioproject
The leadership team of Rotary District 6880 and the Administration of Tuskegee University is in full support of this project.
For more information contact Bruce McNeal, Rotary District Governor, 334-791-8921 or dgmcneal2022@gmail.com or DONATE NOW! http://foundation.rotary6880.org/make-a-donation Comment Section: Tuskegee Project Rotary District 6880 Foundation is a 501C3 and donations are tax deductible.

Service Above Self

Joined Member
Chris Judah...
By: Chris Judah

Joined: 09/27/2021
Proposed by: Wayne Palmer
Classification: Government
Occupation: Dothan-Houston County EMA
Job Title: Director
Education: ESJC Wallace University of Alabama Human Health Science
Place of worship: Presbyterian
Hobbies: Beach, Tennis, Family

Proposed Member
Stan Sessions...
By: Stan Sessions

Proposed by: Les Pinckard
Classification: Banking
Occupation: Five Star Credit Union
Job Title: Commercial Lender
Education: The University of Alabama Troy AUM BA Banking/Finance
Children: Heather Marie Sessions
Place of worship: Christian
Hobbies: Guitar, Bird Dog Training, Real Estate

Stan Sessions will be eligible for membership on 09/13/2021 if no objections are received.

Proposed Member
Paul Swanson...
By: Paul Swanson

Proposed by: Mike Azar
Classification: Banking
Occupation: Wells Fargo
Job Title: Premier Banker
Education: Bachelors Bus. Admin/Econ - Univ Winsconsin Green Bay MBA Troy University (Graduated 2016)
Spouse: Katie
Children: Samuel 2/23/2020 One on the way 12/2021
Place of worship: Harvest Church of Dothan
Hobbies: Tennis

Paul Swanson will be eligible for membership on 11/01/2021 if no objections are received.

Proposed Member
Stacey Brackin...
By: Stacey Brackin

Proposed by: Cynthia Green
Classification: Sales
Occupation: TriState Graphics
Job Title: Sales Representative/Account Manager
Education: B.S. Marketing Auburn University Wallace College
Children: Amber Brackin
Place of worship: Hartford Baptist Church
Hobbies: SEACT, golf

Stacey Brackin will be eligible for membership on 11/01/2021 if no objections are received.

Dicitionaries for Third Graders
By: George Flowers

Many thanks to all of you stayed after Rotary, October 4th, 2021 to help with the labels for the dictionaries and to those who helped with the delivery to the schools. All dictionaries were delivered Monday afternoon before school ended! Thank you for your service!

Purple Pinkie Donuts Final Count
By: Sheila Azar

Dothan Rotarians,
Together we sold 420 boxes of Purple Pinkie Donuts! That means we raised $78,750 to help eliminate polio!
WOW! You have truly demonstrated - Service Above Self
Thank you, Charles Buntin for coordinating, tracking, and all your hard work to make this possible!
Thank you Walter Hill for all your social media posts of encouragement!
Thank you Dothan Rotary!

President Sheila
p.s. We will still need your help Monday, October 18th with sorting and distributing. Please let me know if you can be at Rotary Hall Monday morning to help.

DRC Meeting October 18, 2021
By: Sheila Azar

Our program Monday, October 18, 2021 will be presented by Laura Burt, with the Alabama State Games which is part of a nationwide network of state games with a national organization called the National Congress of State Games. Alabama State Games is involved in variety of programs including character development and sportsmanship programs, tobacco prevention campaigns, drug awareness activities, wellness programs, efforts to assist underprivileged and disadvantaged youth, as well as a number of scholarship programs. Should be a very interesting program!
Join Zoom meeting
Meeting ID: 821 7753 4867

Birthday List

Oct-25...Chris Judah
Oct-26...Jack Carpenter
Oct-27...Todd Sallas
Oct-28...Chuck Jackson, Lynn Miley
Oct-29...Deanne Jones, Jim Matheny
Oct-30...Bo Thagard
Nov-03...Starla Moss
Nov-09...Donna Thomley
Nov-17...Jackson Dennis Jr, Lawrence Johnson

Anniversary List

Oct-21...Keith McAnulty
Oct-22...Donna Wade
Oct-26...Bill Castlen
Oct-28...Jim Kelly
Nov-06...Jerry Adkinson
Nov-09...Terry Stansell
Nov-16...Mike Conaway