April 22, 2019: Angel Flight Where Hope Soars

Doug Ellis, a textile engineer, is the retired CEO of Southern Mills, Inc. Flying has been his passion for over fifty years. He and his little plane “Cricket” have landed in every one of the lower forty-eight states and every airport in Georgia. At the age of 19, Doug acquired his first pilot’s license through the Aviation Club while he was a student at Georgia Tech and furthered his education by graduating from Princeton University.

After being trained by excellent instructors, and earning his instrument rating, Doug began to conduct private flights. In retirement, he flies for Angel Flight Soars, Inc., and his goal is to fly a mission each week. Doug has assisted with over two hundred missions to or from medical treatment. Doug remains involved in the United Way, the Boy Scouts, the Westminster Schools, and the PATH Foundation. He and his wife Florida are active in Atlanta's First Presbyterian Church and have three daughters and eight grandchildren.


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#4132 chartered May 18, 1978.
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Marietta.
Active Membership: 63

Mondays, 12:00 pm
Hilton - Marietta Conference Center

500 Powder Springs St.
Marietta, GA 30064

Leadership Team


Jim Bunda
Keith Funderburk
J. Chad Pendley
Mitch Simmons
Membership Chair
Adam Rozen
Foundation Chair
Randy Cook

Club Directors

President Nominee
Mitch Simmons
Youth Protection Officer
Jim Bunda
Youth Service Chair
Charles Lassiter

Rotary District 6900

District Governor
Court Dowis
Assistant Governor
Mark Barbour
GRSP Trustee
Guy Gebhardt
District Governor Elect
Jim Squire
District Governor Nominee
Kirk Driskell
District Secretary
Carol Lipphardt
District Treasurer
James Marosek
District Foundation Chair
Margie Kersey
District Membership Chair
Robert Hall
Rotary Council
Narayan Sengupta (Chair)

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Rotary President
Barry Rassin
General Secretary
John Hewko