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2023-2024
CLUB OF THE YEAR
President Amy Benton - Sheffield Award
Best Public Image, Best Foundation Giving, Best Foundation Per Capita Giving, Best Community Service, Best International Service, Best Overall Service, Best Membership Growth, Governor's Citation, Zone 34 Public Image Gold Citation
 
 
Upcoming Speakers
Weekly Lunch Mtg/Grant Recipients - Part 1
Jul 18, 2024 12:00 PM
Non Profit Community Grants
July 13, 2024 - First #Impact Project of the Year
Fresh, nutritious food can be hard to come by on a limited budget, making the Orchard and Garden (and the volunteer work this morning) a true blessing to those in our local community! πŸ‡πŸπŸ‘πŸ«πŸŽπŸ
Thanks to the Real Life Center for allowing us to participate again this morning! With each of us picking on average 5 lbs of blueberries and normal containers being around Β½ pound each, we were able to serve over 150 families with our efforts this morning!
Jul4Parade by Mandy Timmons
 
July 4, 2024 - Celebrating our Independence with an early morning Peachtree City Parade!  Thanks to all who took time Friday night to help plan the decorations and especially to the ones that walked in the heat to share our Rotary story!  As the live announcers said, "If you have spent any time in PTC as a resident or a vistor, you have encountered the Rotary Club of Peachtree City.  They are so involved in our community doing service projects, events or just being out for lunch.  We are so thankful for them in PTC!"
June 27, 2024 - To top off the fantastic year our club had, we celebrated individual accomplishments as well.  The highlight of the awards ceremony was our Rotarian of the Year - Fernando Duenas!  Fernando simply exemplifies what a Rotarian is - giving, selfless, friend to everyone!  Fernando took on the responsibility of Coffee Chat Chairperson, became a Major Donor and also reported the most community service hours.  Fernando is also very involved in our Rotary Community Corps with his granddaughter Avery - which is how he found us and became a PTC Rotarian.  Fernando - we are so blessed to have you as part of our membership and look forward to everything you will accomplish next year as our Community Service Director!  Well deserved!
 
What an absolutely AMAZING year our club has had!  We received the D6900 first ever district collaborative grant in which we worked with 7 other clubs in the area and Midwest Food Bank to support our community.  We hosted the 1st Annual Bourbon & Bow Ties / Pinot & Pearls AND the 1st Annual Half Marathon - both were hugely successful!  We created a new tradition of celebrating our diversity through International Dessert Day.  We continue to have amazing social events with Coffee Chats, Business Roundtable, Rotary on Tap and Dine Around.  And as you can - we just have FUN!!!
 
We are so proud to have been recognized across our District with the following awards and accolades:
     - Global Grant Accepted - Focus on Palliative Care with our partner club in India (just awarded this week)
     - District Public Image Award
     - District Membership Growth Award (39 new members this year)
     - District Foundation Giving Award ($140,000+ given to our Rotary Foundation by our club members)
     - District Foundation per Capita Giving Award (Avg of $1000+ per member)
     - Best Community Service Award
     - Sheffield Leadership Award for President Amy Benton
And - to top it off - CLUB OF THE YEAR!!!
 
We are so thankful for our COMMUNITY and the support we have seen this last year and hope to further connect with everyone as we continue #DoingGoodInTheWorld through #ServiceAboveSelf!
 
June 22, 2024 - #RealLifeCenter #Blueberries #UPick4Others #ptcrotary  What a great morning to give back to our community! The Real Life Center has started their orchard season for Blueberries! By having their own orchard, the RLC is able to have healthy (and yummy) fruits to give back to the families they serve. We were so happy to be able to give a little time this morning to help!
Thanks to RCC members Avery and Barry for joining our PTC Rotarians - Mike Lardie, Jim Mothorpe, Fernando Duenas, Vic Painter, Jane Nyengiwari-Doval, Lawton Dean, Glenn Rebman and Amy Benton!
June 20, 2024 - #95andcounting #95neverlookedsogood #95yearsyoung #ptcrotary
Happiest of birthdays to Mrs. Frances Meaders! Mrs. Frances was the first female member of the Rotary Club of Peachtree City (February 1988) - just a few short months after Rotary International allowed women members. She was also our first female president!  Today, we had the distinct honor of recognizing her with our city leadership and christening the new "Frances Meaders Council Chambers"! Thanks to Mayor Kim and the city council members for recognizing the service Mrs. Frances had to our great city!  We love you, Mrs. Frances and are so happy to share this honor and to celebrate your 95 years today!
June 20, 2024 - We are so blessed to be able to continue partnering with Due South to give these scholarships annually to Southern Crescent Technical College - with a campus right here in Peachtree City.  Southern Crescent understands your time is valuable and strives to provide fast, affordable education with over 200 industry guided programs of study to give you the skills needed for a new career!
Thanks to Bryan Gardner at Due South for matching the funds from our club to allow us to give an even larger scholarship each year.  Special thanks to Dr. Irvin Clark (President) and Barbara Jo Cook (Vice President for Advancement) for joining us today to accept these funds to further the opportunities for technical degrees in our local community!
June 20, 2024 - One of our favorite things to do - Recognition of Paul Harris Fellows!  Congratulations to these members for receiving the recognition today of being Paul Harris Fellows!  And thanks again to Mary Chapman for being so generous with her points to match the giving of these individuals!  So exciting to be a 100% Paul Harris Fellow club once again!
 
Pictured (L-R):  Jennnifer Lunsford, President Amy, Major Donor Lvl 4 Mary Chapman, Kathy Workman, Lei Lydle, Jason Aldrich, Randy Jones
June 20, 2024 - Welcome to PTC Rotary, Mark Little!  Mark is a Senior Living Placement Advisor and the founder of CareQuest Solutions, LLC.  Mark resides in Jonesboro with his wife Donna.  Mark wants to get more engaged in the community, meet more people and use his skillset to make a difference in people's lives.  Rotary is the right fit for you, Mark!
 
Pictured (L-R):  President Amy, Mark, Sponsor Jennifer Lunsford and Membership Chair Anna
June 20, 2024 - Welcome BACK to PTC Rotary, Connie Jones!  Connie is the owner/founder of Arise Counseling and Coaching and is a certified Business Coach herself.  Connie is a long-time resident of Peachtree City and after taking a little hiatus from the club due to getting her business up and running over the last few years is now ready to jump right back in!  Connie graduated from UGA (Go Dawgs!) with a degree in exercise and sports medicine and received her professional counseling from Argosy University.  We are so excited to have you back with us, Connie!
 
Pictured (L-R):  President Amy, Connie, Sponsor Tundi Jones, Membership Chair Anna
June 20, 2024 - Welcome to PTC Rotary, Christine DeCicco!  Christine lives in Fayetteville with her husband, Dan.  She has 3 grown children - Jamie, Erin and Devin. With an accounting degree from State University of New York Geneseo, she works with ABC Pediatrics.  Christine and her husband are now empty-nesters which allows her to have the time to get more involved in the community and to meet new people!  We are excited to have you join us, Christine!
 
Pictured:  President Amy, Christine and Membership Chair Anna (not pictured - sponsor Staci Watson)
June 13, 2024 - Congratulations, Amy Leuenberger!  So well deserved!  These are just a few of the major accomplishments of Past President Amy Leuenberger (we ran out of room on the page)!  What a great example of a true Rotarian!  Amy remains engaged in our club through meetings, social activities and service projects and recently also completed Rotary Leadership Institute!  A Rotarian's heart and thirst for learning never ends!  Thank you for being the Rotarian Role Model that you are and continuing to be such an asset to our club, Amy!
June 13, 2024 - Another great day of Paul Harris Fellow Recognitions!  So exciting that our club has reached 100% Paul Harris Club status again (last time was 2006-2007)!  Thanks so much to Mary Chapman for being willing to match funds of members to reach this status!  Let's continue t o"Put our $ where our Hearts are"!
 
Pictured (L-R):  Heidi Becker (PHF+4), Ellie White-Stevens, Ty Harnar, Danny McCranie, LeeAnne Ryan, Sam Rayborn, Mary Chapman and President Amy Benton
June 8, 2024 - Congratulations to all of our RLI Graduates!  The mission of Rotary Leadership Institute is to provide an up-to-date, practical, and user-friendly educational opportunity for Rotarians identified as potential leaders by their club officers. Courses are given to foster leadership skills and Rotary knowledge with the intent to motivate the participant to be enthusiastic, creative and dedicated Rotarians.  We love hosting these in our beautiful Peachtree City to make it convenient for our members to join in person!
 
Congrats to the graduates:
Part 1 - Glenn Rebman, Brandon Hannon, Ryan Peurifoy, Anna Reczynski, Paige Potter and Jane Nyengiwari-Doval
Part 2 - Fergus Esezobor, Andy Borders, Cindy Baker, Fernando Duenas and Will Garner
Part 3 - Steve Ivory, Tammy Soulakos, Amy Leuenberger
Graduate-Public Speaking - Mike Lardie, Jim Mothorpe, John Belizaire, Chavdar Zdravkov, Amy Benton
June 6, 2024 - Congratulations to Senora Marcela Samples for 15 years of service to Rotary as the Starrs Mill High School Interact Sponsor!  Thank you for your dedication and willingness to help support Rotary's youth!  
 
Pictured (L-R):  Incoming New Gen Director and member of the first SMHS Interact Club Angelique Soulakos, SMHS Interact Sponsor and Spanish Teacher - Senora Marcela Samples and President Amy Benton
June 6, 2024 - WOW!   What a day at PTC Rotary - with recognition of 14 NEW Paul Harris Fellows! Due to the generosity of each member "Putting their Money where their HEART is" (as Foundation Chair Will Garner has said all year), one of our Major Donor members - Mary Chapman - was willing to MATCH their funds with points!  We are well on the way to being a 100% Paul Harris Club!  So exciting!
 
Pictured (L-R, Back row):  Major Donor Level 4 Mary Chapman, Parker Ivey, Cindy Baker, Jack Bernard, Anna Repczynski, Glenn Rebman, Jane Nyengiwari-Doval, Evan Lovelace, Kay Shoaf, Foundation Chair Will Garner
Pictured (L-R, Front row):  Fergus Esezobor, Paige Potter, Theresa Frank, Aaron Wright, Chey Holbrook, Hernan Dominguez
June 6, 2024 - Welcome to the Rotary Club of Peachtree City, Jerry Watts!  Jerry is a former Rotarian from Kellogg, Idaho.  He now lives in PTC with his significant other, Ellen.  Jerry has 3 adult children and many grandchildren.  Jerry attended Tulane University and Emory University.  Jerry served as a general surgeon and flight surgeon in the military (boy does he have some stories to tell) and after his military career, returned to Atlanta area to practice as an orthopedic surgeon.  Jerry is also an accomplished author and enjoys sailing, hiking and writing.  We are excited to have Jerry re-join Rotary and serve our community!
 
Pictured (L-R):  Membership Director Anna, Sponsor Charlie Nelson, New Member Jerry and President Amy
May 30, 2024 - The Rotary Elementary School Grand Prix series of races began in the spring of 2005 with 5 races scheduled in a preliminary shakedown series. The first full Grand Prix series season was the 2005-2006 school year.  This yearβ€˜s winners consisted of children as young as 5 and adults over 75! We had full families (with all winning in their age groups), adults with their parents and lots of friends that chose to get healthy together!  What a great turnout for the meeting! We are already looking forward to our 20th year starting in September!
 
May 22, 2024 - Another Rotary Connection made 'across the pond'!  Past President JD Holmes and his wife, Varner, had a vacation across Europe in the last few weeks.  They had the great pleasure to stop in Germany where they were able to have dinner with Germering Rotary President Bert Beyreuther, his family, several club members and a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Arizona.  What a great experience!  
 
May 16, 2024 - #4WayTest #RotaryBusinessLeader #ptcrotary
Thanks to President Amy's commitment to recognizing local business leaders that portray the ideals of Rotary in both their personal and professional lives.
Is it the Truth? (How does the business leader deal with customers in a truthful and honorable manner?)
Is it Fair to all concerned? (How does the business leader represent and warrant its products and services in an honest and ethical manner?)
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned? (How does the business leader's goods and services benefit the welfare of the community, customers and employees?)
Will it Build Goodwill and Better Friendships? (How does the business leader participate in community functions and fulfill the public need?)
Congratulations to Pat Burke, Joe Domaleski and Brent Scarbrough!
May 16, 2024 - Welcome to PTC Rotary, Randy Jones!  After retiring from being a crane operator for over 37 years, Randy and his wife, Desiree, decided to go into Real Estate Investing by starting a company called Sequoia Home Buyers.  Randy and Desiree live in Sharpsburg where the relocated from the west coast.  Randy has a vision of giving back to the community through fellowship and service!  We are looking forward to having you and Desiree get involved with our great organization!
 
Pictured (L-R):  Membership Chair Anna, Sponsor Jennifer Lunsford, Wife Desiree, New Member Randy Jones and President-elect Patti
May 9, 2024 - Welcome to PTC Rotary, Charles Felix!  Charles has recently relocated to the Peachtree City area with his wife, Carol.  They have 2 adult children, Joshua and Andrew.  Charles is the owner of a medical publication - South Florida Hospital News.  Charles is a transferring member from the Fort Lauderdale Rotary Club where he has been a member for over 20 years.  As a new PTC resident, he is ready to get more involved in our local community.  We are happy to have you join us, Charles!
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Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.
The Loft at Due South
302 Clover Reach
Peachtree City, GA 30269-1428
United States of America
Please contact Membership Director, Glenn Rebman at gwrebman@gmail.com for any information on joining us as a guest.
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