Computer Maintenance Presented at Rotary

by | May 7, 2018 1:58 pm

The Rotary Club of Swainsboro held its May 7, 2018 meeting at Catered Creations in Swainsboro.

Al Lawson welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order. Ken Warnock gave the invocation and Greg Hudgins led the pledge, and Rotary Four-Way Test.  Al thanked everyone for their work at the Pine Tree Festival events.  Everyone agreed the festival events brought the largest crowd ever to downtown Swainsboro.

Lawson recognized the 2018 Green Jacket recipient, Rotarian Milton Gray. Steven Rigdon introduced his guest, Doug Wren, a member from the Forsythe Rotary Club.

The Rotary member profile was Carl Tankersly. Carl is a 30-year member of Rotary. Tankersly was raised in Lincoln County, Georgia. Carl holds two degrees from the University of Georgia. He is retired from the Georgia Extension Service.  He enjoys teaching Biology part-time at East Georgia State College.  Of all his accomplishments, Carl stated he is “proudest to be a father and a grandfather.”

Vernon Hardy introduced the program speaker, Deborah Bussell.   Deborah began by thanking Rotary International for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity her daughter had a few years ago to be a part of a goodwill mission trip.  One component of Rotary’s purpose is to “advance goodwill and peace around the world.”

Deborah Bussell is a retired computer technician from Georgia Southern University. She lives in the Garfield area and runs a computer repair service. Deborah is Comp TIA Network+ certified and holds numerous other Microsoft office certificates. Bussell’s topic for the day centered on the importance of computer maintenance as she emphasized how to make a computer run safer, faster, and better. Bussell stated, “Computer Maintenance is not only important, it is imperative.”

The Rotary Club of Swainsboro is a unit of Rotary International and a member of District #6920.

The Rotarian’s primary motto is “Service above self.”
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Article by Gail Ware, Swainsboro Rotary Club Chair of Public Relations
Pictured:  Al Lawson, Deborah Bussell, and Vernon Hardy

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