Expert on rivers to speak here Thursday

  Ben Mathes, president and founder of the Rivers of the World organization, will be the guest speaker at the Second Annual Rotary Founders Dinner on Thursday, March 10, at the Augusta Mariott Hotel and Suites. The public is welcome and tickets are $35. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. For tickets and more details, contact Margie McElreath, 706-738-2255. Rivers of the World is an international exploration and development agency that targets remote river basins.

Since 1978, Mathes has traveled the world in behalf of international health development, explorations and Christian missions. He has worked extensively in The Congo, Kenya, Cameroon, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Taiwan, El Salvador, Brasil, Belize, Ecuador, Honduras, Haiti, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and Guatemala.  The group’s website is




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