Charter Members
Chartered November 12, 1937
Organized by Porter Carswell


Tom Hall Smith, 1987 Honorary Member of Milledgeville Rotary, South Wayne Street grocer and community leader.

J.C. Baston, a prominent merchant in the seed and feed business on Hancock Street.

J.F. Bell, Jr., cashier of the Merchants and Farmers Bank, and distinguished World War I Veteran.

D. Richard Binion, a leading physician and surgeon, who was called “Big Shot” by his close friends. He was director in many enterprises.

J.C. Cooper, Clerk of Superior Court, and leading politician.

William L. Fraley, owner and manager of Fraley’s Pharmacy.

Lee N. Jordan, Chevrolet Dealer and the Club’s wit. He kept them laughing.

E.B. Keel, the agent for Gulf Oil Company.

A.C. McKinley, agent for the Georgia Railroad. W.B. Mckinnon, The Ford Dealer for the community.

Jere N. Moore, Editor of The Union-Recorder and Trustee of Georgia Military College.

Joseph A. Moore, Funeral Director and mortician, and Baldwin County Representative in the Legislature.

W.L. Ritchie, owner and manager of Williams and Ritchie Jewelers.

Ralph Simmerson, Buick Dealer and farmer.

Charles L. Toole, Dentist at the State Hospital.

Guy H. Wells, President of Woman’s College and later Rotary District Governor.

H. Stewart Wooten, owner and manager of insecticide business and active in many enterprises and community endeavors.

Y.H. Yarbrough, Psychiatrist and Superintendent at State Hospital.

Marion Ennis, distinguished lawyer and Representative of Baldwin County in State Legislature.

Harry Bone, clay manufacturer and Mayor of City.

Lewis Flemister, head of Fowler Flemister Coal and Lumber Company.

George Hollinshead, dirt farmer and cattle raiser.

J.W. Overstreet, head of Overstreet’s Pharmacy and Secretary to the Club for many years.

Hoy Taylor, Dean of Woman’s College and religious leader.

L.S. Fowler, Bursar of Woman’s College and prominent business leader.

Dr. Otis Woods, Physician and Surgeon. Ed Newmeyer, Pastor of Hardwick Methodist Church.

Joe Thrailkil, Pastor of First United Methodist Church.

Elliott R. Sims, manager of Atlanta Gas Light Company.