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Southeast Georgia, USA










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Ted Thompson
District Governor
Rotary Club of Sandersville

Ted was born and raised in Central Florida.  Following high school graduation attended and graduated Lees-McRae College, then attended the University of Florida. 

In 1967 Ted married his high school sweetheart Charolette.  Later that year he joined the U.S. Army and served for three years.  While stationed in Germany they had a daughter, Wendy, who was born in Nuremberg. 

In 1970 Ted and Charolette started a wholesale flowering plant nursery in Apopka, FL. Growing several varieties of indoor foliage plants, and specializing in container grown Gardenias, they shipped plants throughout the U.S. and Canada for 35 years. 

In 2005, they retired and moved to Sandersville, GA. Ted’s Dad’s family had moved from Washington County in the late 1920’s.  

Ted joined Sandersville Rotary Club in 2007, received Rotarian of the Year - 2008,  Governor’s Citation - 2009, and while serving as  Club President 2010-2011 his club received the Gold Club Award, 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club Award, Club Presidential Citation, & Best Club Scrapbook Award.  He has also served as Assistant Governor – 2 years., District Silent Auction Chair - 5 years, Northern Zone Speech Coordinator – 3 years, District Speech Contest Chair – 2 years, graduate of Rotary Leadership Institute and District RLI Chair, served on the RLI Board of Directors - Sunshine Division, PETS Discussion Leader – 2 years, and PETS Committee. 

Ted is a Will Watt Fellow, a Multi Paul Harris Fellow, a Benefactor, and a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member.  Charolette is a Paul Harris Fellow and both are Major Donors and Members of the Bequest Society. 

Ted has been active in his church and served as Treasurer for four years.  In the community Ted is an active volunteer and has served on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for three years. 

Ted and Charolette’s daughter Wendy is married to Ralph Acosta and they live in Sandersville also. They have one child, a son, Logan.  Ted’s hobby is woodworking.


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Savannah, GA 31406



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Ted Thompson

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Paula Goodnow


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 Bruce Montgomery

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