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ROTARY'S STRATEGIC PRIORITIES AND GOALS
ROTARY'S STRATEGIC PRIORITIES AND GOALS Carol Colon 2015-07-27 04:00:00Z
April 13, 2015 Featured Speaker - Victoria Wilcox
 
Victoria Wilcox was born in California to a pioneer Hollywood film industry family and grew up loving dramatic stories of all kinds, especially those with a sense of history. As a young woman she developed a passion for the stories of royal families found in English historical fiction, and felt certain she was descended from King Arthur himself and destined to discover the historic Camelot.  So she began her college career as a Medieval English History major – admittedly a narrow field in American academia – before receiving a degree in English Literature and doing graduate work in Playwriting. In her professional life she has been a teacher of English and composition on the college level and worked as a technical writer and instructional designer for industry and universities.
 
A move to Atlanta, Georgia inspired a love of all things Southern and introduced Wilcox to a project that would fill the next few years of her life: the white-columned Greek Revival home built by the uncle of the legendary Doc Holliday in the last days before the Civil War. Although the Holliday House was one of Georgia’s only remaining unrestored antebellum homes it was slated to be torn down and replaced by a parking lot, so she founded a non-profit organization to save it and turn it into a museum site. It was while researching the history of the house and its former owners that she discovered the untold story that led to Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday and made her a national expert on Doc Holliday.
 
In 2014 Wilcox was honored as the 50th annual Georgia Author of the Year for Best First Novel by the Georgia Writers Association for Inheritance, the first book in the Southern Son trilogy.  She is a member of the Western Writers of America, with her writing on the history of the Old South and the Wild West featured in such publications as TrueWest Magazizne, North Georgia Journal, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  As Founding Director of the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum she has lectured extensively and been a guest on various television programs.  Drawing on her lifelong love of music and theater, she has written songs for Nashville recording artists and authored the musical Goin' to Zion! along with numerous smaller theatrical works.  To celebrate the release of Inheritance she began a national speaking tour in the fall of 2012 with a return to Tombstone, Arizona, site of Doc Holliday's legendary gunfight at the OK Corral.  Gone West, book two of the saga, was released in May 2014 and The Last Decision will be released in 2015.  
 
April 13, 2015 Featured Speaker - Victoria Wilcox Carol Colon 2015-04-13 00:00:00Z
Invocation, Pledge and Four-Way Test
Prayer and Pledge
December 1, 2014 - Richard Buchanan
 
December 1, 2014
Grilled Chicken Breast & Salad
Pasta of the Day – Chef’s Choice - with side salad
French Dip
 
 
Invocation, Pledge and Four-Way Test Carol Colon 2014-12-01 00:00:00Z
July 21, 2014 Featured Speaker - Jim Williams
Jim Williams, a Fayetteville resident is no stranger to municipal government in Fayette and Fulton counties, having served as city planner in Peachtree City from the late 1980's through 2002 and then as the Fairburn city administrator from 2002-2010.  The City of Chattahoochee Hills called Jim out of retirement in 2012, and he is still working there part-time as their City Manager.  Jim Williams was sworn in on January 2, 2014, holding Post 4 seat on the Fayetteville City Council.  
 
Jim is best described as a gentleman who knows what he is doing and doesn't need a playbook because he wrote the playbook.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Councilman Jim Williams
July 21, 2014 Featured Speaker - Jim Williams 2014-07-21 00:00:00Z
Attracting Members to Rotary
Attracting Members to Rotary

Let's face it - attracting members to join a service organization is not an easy task. In fact, oftentimes, we see that even though the majority of people are aware of Rotary, only a few know what Rotarians actually do. The prospective members that we try and recruit are often our friends, colleagues or family members. These are people that are easy to recruit because you share a personal relationship with them and can easily explain the work of Rotarians to them.

The question then arises, how do we attract those outside of our personal radar to Rotary? How do we attract the younger generation to become Rotarians? Essentially, it is about publicity.

  1. Take Advantage of Social Media - Your social media channels (i.e.: Facebook, Twitter, etc) can help you reach a wider audience. Promote your events, accomplishments and club or District pictures on social media channels and drive traffic back to your website, where visitors can read more about the wonderful things your club does. This idea is - you always want to be where your audience is, so that you can easily communicate with them.
  2. Make it a Media Event - Invite your local newspaper journalist to cover your next Rotary event or simply inquire about having an article published about your current project. By promoting your club through a local media outlet, you can share more information about your Rotary club to members of your own community. By doing so, you generate interest about Rotary among those who you may have never reached otherwise.
  3. Host an Open House - Invite members of your local community to a lively membership night! Play some ice-breaker games so prospective members and members of your club can socialize. Invite a prominent community member to give a short talk on a hot topic. Have some marketing collaterals ready to give out at this event that consist of information about your club, activities and Rotary. This way, prospective members have something conclusive to take away and read. Invite all prospective members at the membership night to attend your next regular club meeting so they can get a feel of what the dynamic of the club is like. Those who are really interested will attend and you'll have an opportunity to formally invite them to join the club.
  4. Get Involved in Local Events - By being where your audience is, you have the potential to reach an array of potential members. Consider participating in local events such as the local community picnic. Your club can set up a booth and either sell items (e.g. lemonade) or can simply open a stand to collect donations for a specific charity. Not only is this a great way to fundraise but it will also give you the opportunity to meet and greet with potential members who if interested can sign up for your newsletter and take some collateral with them to learn more about your club.
  5. Create Partnerships - Think of your club as a brand. When businesses want to reach a wider audience, they often form partnerships with other companies, also known as co-branding. Similarly, you can form an alliance with another club or an organization that you regularly deal with, whereby you can consider 'joint venture co-branding'. You can then work with the organization to come up with a way to market your club effectively. For example, if you partner with a local school, sports team or even charity, you can consider donating a percentage of membership dues you receive from new members back to the organization. Find a specific project or cause that fits the goals of both organizations for maximum success, and use each organization's strengths to pull it through. For instance, you may have the man power to source volunteers but the partner organization may have the broad reach of a wide audience. This concept would not only give your club that added publicity of a larger event, but would essentially be your marketing strategy to entice prospective members to join. 

There are many ways we can attract new members or at least generate interest about Rotary. To generate interest, we have to spread awareness amongst our audience by utilizing the channels they use. Essentially, we always want to be where our audience is. By targeting people outside of our personal radar, we have the opportunity to reach a wider audience, which if done effectively, can help clubs reach their membership goals sooner.

 

Article Source:  The ClubRunner Newsletter

Attracting Members to Rotary 2014-07-21 00:00:00Z
New D6900 website

District Governor Alicia Michael is pleased to announce:

Our district is kicking off the new Rotary year with a brand new website. With our new site comes a new district domain name: www.rotary6900.org. By adopting a new domain name we have avoided a number of issues in dealing with our previous provider and besides, it’s shorter. Please delete the old URL from your bookmarks and replace it with our new URL.

The new site does not replace DacDB (aka the district database). There is some overlap in functionality, so you can use either one, depending on your need. On the home page of the new district website there is a blue button that will take you directly to DacDB.

Our new site includes functionality to make it easier for you to interact with the district and manage your club:

  • Strong privacy controls. We have established a very robust password policy, which is protected by SSL encryption, to protect the personal information we have about members, which is pretty limited to begin with.
  • Global search box. Enter what you are looking for and the site should find it.
  • Resources, including lists of clubs, club officers, district officers, contact information, and an easy-to-access library of documents.
  • Club Summary and Directory. A page summarizing your club and providing links to additional club-level tools. Choose PDF Directory from the Club Finder menu for a directory of all the clubs in PDF form. Choose District Leadership, then click the PDF Version button for a PDF listing of the district leadership.
  • Attendance Reporting. You can track and report your attendance at the club or individual level. We've included a badge scan capability for those clubs who would like to have their members check in electronically by scanning their badge.
  • Email Blasts. The site allows you to send emails to your members. (Talk to Alec first if you wish to try it out.)
  • Governor’s Citation. Use the Governor’s Citation quick link at the bottom of your club page to track your progress as you go through your year.
  • Club Directory. Ability to generate a pdf directory of your members. You can also generate a vcard to add a member to your computer’s address book.
  • Calendar. Several calendars showing key district events throughout the Rotary year.
  • Online event registration. Register for district events using the new website. Find the event on the calendar and click the Reserve button.
  • Quarterly dues invoicing. Bill your members for their quarterly dues right from the district website and have them pay by credit card.

To get the full power of the new website, you will need to establish login credentials. If you have not already done so, click the Login link, then click the Forgot Password? link. Put in your username and your email address, click Submit and you should get an email with a reset password link which you can use to set your password. For most of us our username is first initial lastname, e.g. ’amichael’. If that doesn’t work you can use the Forgot Username? link to get the system to send your your username. If all else fails, don’t hesitate to contact Alec Smythe, our webmaster, at webmaster@rotary6900.org and he will take care of you.

There’s more functionality coming over the course of this year, but I think we are off to a good start. As with any new website, you are bound to run into glitches. Please contact Alec and let him know the problem you encountered. He will get it fixed for us.

 

New D6900 website Carol Colon 2014-07-07 00:00:00Z
Meet 2014-15 RI President Gary C.K. Huang
RI President - Gary C.K. Huang and family
Meet 2014-15 RI President Gary C.K. Huang Carol Colon 2014-07-07 00:00:00Z
July 7, 2014 - District Governor Alicia Michael

Meet The District Governor

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Alicia Michael is the owner of Carrollton Collision Center in Carrollton, Georgia. After working as the office manager of her company for two years, she became a partner in 2000. She went on to become the sole owner in 2002.

After spending several years focusing on her business, Alicia began looking for a way to serve her community and was introduced to Rotary by her sponsor, Herbert Hatton. She joined the Rotary Club of Carrollton Dawnbreakers in March 2005. Since her induction she has served the club as Service Projects Director, Fundraising Director and President in 2008-2009. She has been recognized by her club with the Dawnbreakers Rotarian of the Year, Dawnbreakers Leadership Award, John T. Lewis Mentor Award and the Dawnbreakers Excellence Award. Alicia was also honored to receive the District 6900 Sheffield Award in 2008-2009.

While working as Service Projects Director of the Dawnbreakers, the club introduced RADD: Rotarians Against Distracted Driving. This initiative was designed to raise awareness amongst teens and adults of the dangers of distracted driving.

Alicia served District 6900 as an Assistant Governor from 2010-2013. She is a Sustaining Member, a Benefactor, and a Paul Harris Fellow and in February of 2011 joined the Paul Harris Fellow Society.

Other community involvement includes service on the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 2010-2013, the Carroll County Women’s Business Alliance Board of Directors in 2009 and 2010 and current Executive Director of Carroll County’s Certified Literate Community Program, LIFT (Literacy Is for Today and Tomorrow, Inc.). Alicia was named the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year in 2010.

Alicia is married to Matt Metts and together they have two children, Joshua Michael and Mikayla Metts.

July 7, 2014 - District Governor Alicia Michael Carol Colon 2014-07-07 00:00:00Z
Why the Rotary year begins 1 July
 
 
 

Rotary's first fiscal year began the day after the first convention ended. The convention of the Rotary Clubs of America was held in Rotary’s birthplace, Chicago, in 1910.

Ever wonder why the Rotary year begins 1 July? The international convention initially played a key role in determining the start date of our fiscal and administrative year.

Rotary's first fiscal year began the day after the first convention ended, on 18 August 1910. The 1911-12 fiscal year also related to the convention, beginning with the first day of the 1911 convention on 21 August.

At its August 1912 meeting, the Board of Directors ordered an audit of the International Association of Rotary Clubs' finances. The auditors recommended that the organization end its fiscal year on 30 June to give the secretary and treasurer time to prepare a financial statement for the convention and board, and determine the proper number of club delegates to the convention.

The executive committee concurred, and at its April 1913 meeting, designated 30 June as the end of the fiscal year. This also allowed for changes to the schedule for reporting club membership and payments. Even The Rotarian changed its volume numbering system to correspond to the fiscal year (beginning with vol. 5, July 1914).

Rotary continued to hold its annual conventions in July or August until 1917. Delegates to the 1916 event in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, approved a resolution to hold future conventions in June, mainly because of the heat in cities where most of them occurred. The next one was held 17-21 June in Atlanta, Georgia.

The term "Rotary year" has been used to signify Rotary's annual administrative period since at least 1913. An article in The Rotarian that July noted, "The Rotary year that is rapidly drawing to a close has been signalized by several highly successful joint meetings of Clubs that are so situated as to assemble together easily and conveniently."
Since the executive committee's decision in 1913, the end of the Rotary year has remained 30 June.

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Why the Rotary year begins 1 July 2014-07-06 00:00:00Z
January 13, 2014 Featured Speaker - Greg Brezina

RC of Fayetteville proudly welcomes Greg Brezina

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Greg Brezina, former University of Houston All-American and Atlanta Falcons all-pro linebacker played on one of the best defenses in NFL history in 1978, holding the record for least points allowed in a 14 game season.  During his 12 year NFL career, Greg was named to the all-pro team, was voted MVP of the Falcons and was team captain.  He has been married to Connie for 43 years and has four sons and 16 grandchildren.  Currently, Greg is Executive Director of Christian Families Today, which was co-founded by he and Connie 33 years ago.   CFT is an inter-denominational faith ministry providing Christian counseling and discipleship training to individuals and families.  For more information, please access their Web Page at www.cftministry.org.
 

 

January 13, 2014 Featured Speaker - Greg Brezina Carol Colon 2014-01-13 00:00:00Z
RC of Fayetteville Christmas Breakfast

 

President Michelle Boyd and Steve cordially invite you and your spouse to attend our Christmas Breakfast on December 2, 2013 at 7:30 am.

The drawing for our 2nd Annual Green Egg and Gun Raffle will take place immediately following the breakfast and tour of the facilities.

REMINDER:  NO lunch meeting at Frank's @ The Old Mill on 12-2-13. This breakfast meeting is in lieu of the regular meeting.

Please RSVP no later than Friday, November 29th.

RC of Fayetteville Christmas Breakfast

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RC of Fayetteville Christmas Breakfast Carol Colon 2013-11-25 00:00:00Z
TAKE A TOUR OF THE NEW RI WEBSITE
Take a tour of the new website

In these brief videos, you will get an overview of our redesigned website, including our section for the general public and our enhanced member area, My Rotary.

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TAKE A TOUR OF THE NEW RI WEBSITE Carol Colon 2013-11-25 00:00:00Z
November is Rotary Foundation Month
November is Rotary Foundation Month Carol Colon 2013-11-25 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Featured Speaker (Nov. 4, 2013) - Dr. Joseph C. Barrow, Jr.
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  Dr. Charles C. Barrow, Jr.

Dr. Joseph C. Barrow, Jr., is Superintendent of Fayette County Schools and is President of the Georgia School Superintendents Association. Before becoming Superintendent in Fayette, Barrow served as Superintendent of Ware County Schools. He also served as Principal of Glynn Academy in Brunswick, GA. Prior experience included being Principal of Meadows Elementary in Vidalia; Principal of Bethlehem Elementary in Barrow County; Assistant Principal of Appling County Primary in Baxley; teacher, coach at Appling County High; and teacher, coach at Appling County Junior High.

His honors and awards include the State Senate Resolution for Excellence in Education 2003; Governor’s Cup Award Winner for highest SAT scores in the region, 2004-2005; Outstanding Educator Award given by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals; and National Association of Secondary School Principals Urban Round Table State Representative.

As a Superintendent of Ware County Schools, Dr. Barrow successfully led the county’s schools to increase its graduation rate more than 30% in just five years. Under his leadership, the system received its first AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) award from the state in 2011.

 

Last Week's Featured Speaker (Nov. 4, 2013) - Dr. Joseph C. Barrow, Jr. Carol Colon 2013-11-18 00:00:00Z
November 18, 2013 Featured Speaker - Will Garner
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William E. Garner (Will)
Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired)
Executive Director, Georgia Division – Midwest Food Bank
  • 1983 Graduate of North Georgia College
  • 26 Year Active Duty Career in the U.S. Army Retiring as a Colonel in 2009. Duty stations included: Fort Stewart GA, Kitzingen, Germany, Aberdeen Proving Ground MD, Pentagon,  Washington DC, Fort Bragg, NC, Seoul South Korea, Camp Arifjan Kuwait, Fort Gordon, GA, Maxwell Air Force Base AL, and Fort McPherson GA.
  • From 2009-2013 worked for Department of Defense contractors including 18 months in Afghanistan.
  • Began working for the Midwest Food Bank in September 2013.
  • Peachtree City Resident for the past 7 years
 
     Midwest Food Bank (MFB), a faith-based, non-denominational nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization, was started in 2003 when the Kieser family began providing food out of a building on their family farm.  MFB began by serving about 10 food pantries in McLean County, Illinois.   Today we serve approximately 700 organizations across the Midwest and Southeast from 5 locations; Bloomington, Peoria and Morton Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana and Peachtree City, Georgia.  The food given out each month now reaches over 500,000 people.  The Georgia Division of Midwest Food Bank opened in October 2011 initially serving 9 food pantries in the Atlanta Metro area.  Today the Georgia Division serves 61 agencies in 19 counties in Georgia, reaching over 35,000 people monthly.
November 18, 2013 Featured Speaker - Will Garner Carol Colon 2013-11-18 00:00:00Z
October 21, 2013 Featured Speaker - Mike Faulkner
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 (Introduction by Michelle Boyd)

 

Michael Faulkner is a Commercial Real Estate Broker and owner of his company, Faulkner Commercial Group in Tyrone, Georgia. He has been active in Real Estate, Real Estate Development and Mortgage Banking for 29 years in Fayette County, Georgia.  

Mike has been an actively involved and contributing member with numerous professional organizations. He has served in most of the leadership roles with the Fayette County Board of REALTORS® (FCBR) and served as its President in 2002. Mike is currently the 2013 Vice-President of Member and Public Services for the Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR), served as GAR’s Regional Dire tor for Region 4 for the previous two years, and will be the 2014 Vice President of Professional Development for GAR beginning in November.  

For seven years, Mike served as a Federal Political Coordinator Congressional Lobbyist for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).  He has also served  as an officer and member of the Board of Directors of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, a director on the Fayetteville Downtown Development Authority and Mainstreet Fayetteville for 12 years,  10 years as a board member for Fayette Senior Services, as well as a two time President of Metro Fayette Kiwanis Club.  

Mike is a private pilot and has earned degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University. He and his wife Nathalie have two children, Jacqueline age seven and Thomas age five.  

October 21, 2013 Featured Speaker - Mike Faulkner Carol Colon 2013-10-21 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Featured Speaker - Nancy Meaders - September 30, 2013
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   Nancy Meaders, President and CEO, Fayette Senior Services

 

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Each week we donate a book to the Fayette County Library in honor of our featured speaker.  President Michelle Boyd presents book to Nancy Meaders. 

  

Last Week's Featured Speaker - Nancy Meaders - September 30, 2013 Carol Colon 2013-10-07 00:00:00Z
Installation of FCHS and WHS Interact Officers - October 7, 2013

ROTARY CLUB OF FAYETTEVILLE


Michelle Boyd, President and the members

Of the Rotary Club of Fayetteville

Cordially invite you to attend the

Installation of Interact Officers 

for FCHS and WHS

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To be held

Monday, October 7, 2013

6:00 PM

Heritage Bank Community Room

440 North Jeff Davis Drive,

Fayetteville, GA  30214

 

  

 

     
Installation of FCHS and WHS Interact Officers - October 7, 2013 Carol Colon 2013-10-07 00:00:00Z
October 7, 2013 Featured Program - Vocational Month Recognition

Rotarians, as business leaders, share skills and expertise through their vocations and inspire others in the process. Rotary International recognizes October as Vocational Service Month.

The Rotary Club of Fayetteville would like to recognize and honor the following outstanding vocations in our community at our October 7, 2013 weekly meeting.

·         2013 Public Safety Employee of the Year - Firefighter/Paramedic Robert (Robbie) Moore

·         2013 Officer of the Year for the Fayetteville Police Department - Lt. Milstein

·         2013 Healthcare Employee of the Year - Tonja Dobson, Piedmont Fayette Hospital

·         2013 Fayette County Teacher of the Year - Chasity Manning

 

Master of Ceremonies:  Phil Grant

October 7, 2013 Featured Program - Vocational Month Recognition Carol Colon 2013-10-07 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Featured Speaker - Tim Echols - September 23, 2013
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  Commissioner Tim Echols, Georgia Public Service Commission

 

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Past President Richard Buchanan dedicates book to Fayette County Library in honor of Commissioner Tim Echols.

Last Week's Featured Speaker - Tim Echols - September 23, 2013 Carol Colon 2013-09-30 00:00:00Z
September 30, 2013 Featured Speaker - Nancy Meaders, Fayette Senior Services

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Fayette Senior Services, Inc. has been making a meaningful difference in the emotional, social, and physical well-being of older adults by preserving their independence, improving their quality of life, and connecting them to the community since 1978.

Fayette Senior Services (FSS) offers a broad scope of life-enhancing services to Fayette County residents age 50 and better. We are not a government agency; however, our Life Enrichment Center (senior center) and our social services are provided on behalf of Fayette County government.

  • FSS Life Enrichment Center offers a wide variety of social, leisure, fitness and recreational activities, the Ultimate Café, and more!
  • We’re famous for being anything but your grandmother’s senior center.
  • It’s a vibrant, fun, and friendly atmosphere that also keeps you well-informed, motivated, and feeling right at home.
  • We think health and wellness means that your body, mind, and spirit should be the best it can be—no matter what your age.
  • After all, we plan on hanging out with you here for a very long time!

At the heart of our organization are our social services that help older adults maintain their independence and improve their quality of life. These specific services are funded in part by federal, state, and local government and the United Way. These programs include:

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Adult Day Care Referral Service
  • Information & Assistance Service
  • Transportation
  • In-Home Personal Care/Homemaker Services
  • Home Repair
  • Care Management

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Nancy Meaders, President and CEO of Fayette Senior Services

 

 

September 30, 2013 Featured Speaker - Nancy Meaders, Fayette Senior Services Carol Colon 2013-09-30 00:00:00Z
September is New Generations Month

When you invest in young people, you invest in Rotary's future.  

Each year, Rotary connects thousands of young people to a global network of friendship, service, and action. As Rotaractors and Interactors, they make a difference in communities at home and abroad. Through Rotary Youth Exchange, they explore new cultures. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards participants learn skills that will help them succeed as future community leaders.

Each year, 500,000 young people participate in New Generations programs.

September is New Generations Month Carol Colon 2013-09-30 00:00:00Z
A roundup of Rotary News
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Help strengthen Rotary's image

What is Rotary? Have you ever struggled with an answer to that question? You’re not alone. How do you describe an organization that is so many things to so many different people? It turns out that we had the answer all along. Learn how to strengthen Rotary's image in the new Tell Rotary's Story - Voice and Visual Identity Guidelines for Rotarians.

A roundup of Rotary News Carol Colon 2013-09-23 00:00:00Z
MESSAGE FROM ZONE 33 AND 34 RI DIRECTOR ANNE MATTHEWS
Dear Rotarians in Zones 33 and 34,

I am sure you have seen on the news the tragic deaths that occurred earlier this week at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC. One of the victims was Mr. Frank Kohler, a past president of the Rotary Club of Lexington Park, Maryland. Additional information on Mr. Kohler is available at:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/17/stories-navy-yard-shooting-victims-begin-to-emerge/#ixzz2fCfacvoI

Memorials and cards can be sent to Mrs. Michelle Kohler, PO Box 246, Tall Timbers, MD 20690.

Please keep the Kohler family in your thoughts and prayers.

Anne. L. Matthews
Zones 33 and 34 RI Director
MESSAGE FROM ZONE 33 AND 34 RI DIRECTOR ANNE MATTHEWS Carol Colon 2013-09-23 00:00:00Z
September 23, 2013 Featured Speaker - Commissioner Tim Echols
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Tim Echols was elected to the Georgia Public Service Commission in the general election of November 2010 after spending 15 years in the non-profit sector. Echols founded "TeenPact" and grew the mock legislative youth program to 38 states in his tenure. He continues to serve on the Board of Directors.

Tim's campaign focused on consumer protection, clean energy, and accountability. He travels the state speaking to students, civic groups and businesses about the importance of the PSC's responsibilities especially providing accountability to those the agency regulates.

Commissioner Echols has been outspoken about Georgia's nuclear waste--still sitting on both sites. He supports a Heritage Foundation plan that would privatize the reprocessing and disposal of commercial nuclear "material." Believing if the space program can be privatized, then certainly nuclear waste disposition can too.

Tim has three degrees from the University of Georgia and still makes his home in the Athens area with his wife Windy and their seven children.

 

September 23, 2013 Featured Speaker - Commissioner Tim Echols Carol Colon 2013-09-23 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Featured Speaker - Chris Snell - September 9, 2013
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   Pictured above:  Charlotte Stargell, the dynamic children's assistant

                             Chris Snell, Fayette County Library Director

                             Ada Demlow, the phenomenal children's librarian

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Chris Snell proudly presents a library card to Brian Cooper, VP Operations, Pinewood Atlanta Studios.

 

Last Week's Featured Speaker - Chris Snell - September 9, 2013 Carol Colon 2013-09-16 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Featured Speaker - Carisa Hettich - August 26, 2013
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   Carissa Hettich with the American Red Cross

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  Past President Richard Buchanan presents book to Carisa Hettich

Last Week's Featured Speaker - Carisa Hettich - August 26, 2013 Carol Colon 2013-09-09 00:00:00Z
September 9, 2013 Featured Speaker - Chris Snell

THE ROTARY CLUB OF FAYETTEVILLE PROUDLY WELCOMES


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Chris Snell, Fayette County Library Director 

Ada Demlow, the phenomenal children’s librarian and      

                           

Charlotte Stargell, the dynamic children’s assistant

 

 

September 9, 2013 Featured Speaker - Chris Snell Carol Colon 2013-09-09 00:00:00Z
Lunch on the Lawn - August 23, 2013
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The Rotary Club of Fayetteville gives special thanks to The Harbin Agency, Inc., Fayette County Commissioner David Barlow, Debbie Britt with Piedmont Fayette Hospital, and Detective Scott Israel with the Fayetteville Police Department for their participation in this event.

Lunch on the Lawn - August 23, 2013 Carol Colon 2013-08-26 00:00:00Z
August is Membership and Extension Month

 


 

August is Membership and Extension Month Carol Colon 2013-08-26 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - August 12, 2013 Jay Hakes
Jay Hakes has a long history working on energy issues, including assistant to Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus during the Carter administration, Director of the Governor's Energy Office for Florida Governor (later U. S. Senator) Bob Graham, Administrator of the highly regarded, nonpartisan Energy Information Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy during the Clinton administration, and Director for Research and Policy for President's Obama'sBP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Commission.  He speaks widely on contemporary energy issues and the modern presidency, combining both interests in his book, A Declaration of Energy Independence (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008).  Hakes began his career teaching political science at the University of New Orleans and holds a Ph.D. from Duke University.  From 2000 to 2013, he served as Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum  in Atlanta.   

We sincerely appreciate Dr. Hakes taking to time to visit our club to speak on "The Current Revolution in American Energy".  Dr. Hakes is a member of the RC of Atlanta.

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Dr. Jay Hakes


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 Dr. Jay Hakes, RC of Atlanta and Michelle Boyd, President of the RC of Fayetteville

Last Week's Program - August 12, 2013 Jay Hakes Carol Colon 2013-08-19 00:00:00Z
August 19, 2013 - Featured Speaker, Tavari Brown - Piedmont Fayette Hospital

The Rotary Club of Fayetteville proudly welcomes

Tavari Brown

Cancer Wellness Program Manager at Piedmont Fayette Hospital

September 7, 2013
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The Southern Federal Credit Union is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Cancer Wellness Walk for Piedmont Fayette Hospital's Cancer Wellness Center.We will also be having free skincancer screenings. 

Proceeds benefit Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center
August 19, 2013 - Featured Speaker, Tavari Brown - Piedmont Fayette Hospital Carol Colon 2013-08-19 00:00:00Z
August 12, 2013 Featured Speaker - Jay Hakes

A Rotary Welcome to Today's Speaker:

Jay Hakes

Carter Presidential Library

Topic:

"The Current Revolution in American Energy"


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Jay Hakes has a long history working on energy issues, including assistant to Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus during the Carter administration, Director of the Governor's Energy Office for Florida Governor (later U. S. Senator) Bob Graham, Administrator of the highly regarded, nonpartisan Energy Information Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy during the Clinton administration, and Director for Research and Policy for President's Obama'sBP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Commission.  He speaks widely on contemporary energy issues and the modern presidency, combining both interests in his book, A Declaration of Energy Independence (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008).  Hakes began his career teaching political science at the University of New Orleans and holds a Ph.D. from Duke University.  From 2000 to 2013, he has served as Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum  in Atlanta.   


 

August 12, 2013 Featured Speaker - Jay Hakes Carol Colon 2013-08-12 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Featured Speaker - Rex White
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Rex White - NASCAR         Nominee for 2014 Hall of Fame class

Consistency was the hallmark of Rex White’s NASCAR career. He finished among the top five in nearly a half of his 233 races and outside the top 10 only 30 percent of the time.

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President Michelle Boyd presents book donated to Fayette County Library in honor of Rex White.

 

Last Week's Featured Speaker - Rex White Carol Colon 2013-08-12 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Featured Speaker - Det. Scott Israel
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The Rotary Club of Fayetteville was the key sponsor for the the Junior Police Academy.

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Det. Scott Israel presents official picture of 2013 Junior Police Academy to President Michelle Boyd.


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Det. Scott Israel and his JPA presentation team.  Our Rotary dollars at work! "Engage Rotary, Change Lives".

Last Week's Featured Speaker - Det. Scott Israel Carol Colon 2013-08-05 00:00:00Z
August is Membership and Extension Month

 

The Rotary International president emphasizes the need for every Rotary club to focus on membership.


Please click on the link below for President Burton's message.  This message is 5:08 minutes.  Please hit the back button to return to eBulletin.

 

http://vimeo.com/70212984

August is Membership and Extension Month Carol Colon 2013-08-05 00:00:00Z
August 5, 2013 Featured Speaker - Rex White
               

Rex White - Nominee for 2014 Hall of Fame class

Introduction by Richard Buchanan

Consistency was the hallmark of Rex White’s NASCAR career. He finished among the top five in nearly a half of his 233 races and outside the top 10 only 30 percent of the time.  

Hometown:  Spartanburg, S.C.

Championships: Premier – 1960 (driver/owner)

Competed: 1956-64

Starts: 233

Wins: 28

Poles: 36

White was a short track specialist in an era in which those tracks dominated the schedule. Of his 28 career wins in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, only two came on tracks longer than a mile in length. White’s victory total ranks 22nd among all-time premier series winners.

White won six times during his 1960 championship season posting 35 top 10s in 40 starts. He finished in the top 10 six of his nine years in the series including a runner-up finish in 1961. He was the fourth driver to win a premier series championship in his own equipment.

White hails from Spartanburg, S.C., once the hub of stock car racing and a community that produced NASCAR Hall of Famers David Pearson, Cale Yarborough, Cotton Owens and Bud Moore. White was named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998. He
resides in Forest Park, Ga.

August 5, 2013 Featured Speaker - Rex White Carol Colon 2013-08-05 00:00:00Z
GRSP Student - Juan Corral

This year's GRSP Student is Juan Corral from Equador.  He arrives in the US on Saturday, August 10 and we have invited him to be our guest on August 12.  He will be attending the University of West Georgia and his course study will be Computer Science.  His career goal is to work as a programmer, either software for public use, or a video-game programmer.  Please join us in giving him a warm Fayetteville welcome.  

Juan is sponsored by the RC of Fayetteville, RC of Atlanta-West End, RC of Atlanta Airport, and RC of Newnan.  

 

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GRSP Student - Juan Corral Carol Colon 2013-08-05 00:00:00Z
CLUB NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

The Fayette County Development Authority and Fayetteville Main Street present…
Lunch on the Lawn
Friday, August 23
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Mark your calendar for this event.  We need Rotarian workers for this event. 

Please see Michelle or Scott to volunteer.



CLUB NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS Carol Colon 2013-08-05 00:00:00Z
July 29, 2013 Featured Speaker - Detective Scott Israel, Fayetteville Police Department
Junior Police Academy - Sponsored by the RC of Fayetteville 

Detective Scott Israel, City of Fayetteville Police Department


The Fayetteville Police Department held its 11th annual Junior Police Academy July 22-25, 2013 and the graduation ceremony was held on Thursday, July 25th. Det. Scott Israel and a few of the cadets will be our featured speakers today.  

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July 29, 2013 Featured Speaker - Detective Scott Israel, Fayetteville Police Department Carol Colon 2013-07-29 00:00:00Z
2013-14 RI Theme - Engage Rotary, Change Lives

Message from Rotary International President Ron Burton - found on rotary.org

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The Rotary club meeting you walk into today might, at first glance, seem very different from the weekly meetings of 50 years ago. And if you could pay a visit to every one of Rotary’s 34,000 clubs, you’d see men and women from all different backgrounds, speaking just about every one of the world’s languages, involved in service projects from the local to the global. You’d see clubs that are getting together to repair a neighborhood playground this weekend, while working in partnership with other clubs to install sanitary facilities in a school thousands of miles away. And you’d see a group of people who are absolutely committed to making the world a better place, in ways large and small.


There’s a lot that’s different about Rotary today. But the foundation that Rotary is built on hasn’t changed. Rotary is based, as it’s always been, on our core values: service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. These are the values that define us as Rotarians: they’re the values we live by, and the values we strive to bring to the communities we serve.

Every one of us in Rotary is here because we were invited, and because we made a choice to accept that invitation. Every day since then, we’ve been faced with another choice: whether to just be a member of a Rotary club, or to truly be a Rotarian.

Being a Rotarian is a commitment that goes far beyond just showing up at meetings once a week. It means seeing the world, and our role in it, in a unique way. It means accepting our communities as our responsibility, and acting accordingly: taking the initiative, making the effort, and doing what’s right, not what’s easy.  All of us came to Rotary to get involved, and to make a difference. And in Rotary service, as in just about everything else in life, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. If you only put in a token effort, you won’t accomplish very much, and you won’t find very much satisfaction in what you do accomplish. But when you make the decision to truly engage Rotary — to bring Rotary service and Rotary values into every day of your life — that is when you start to see the incredible impact that you can have. That’s when you find the inspiration, the excitement, and the power to truly change lives. And no one’s life will be changed more than your own.

In the 2013-14 Rotary year, our theme, and my challenge to you, will be Engage Rotary, Change Lives. 

You’ve chosen to wear a Rotary pin. The rest is up to you.


Ron D. Burton
2013-14 RI President

2013-14 RI Theme - Engage Rotary, Change Lives Carol Colon 2013-07-22 00:00:00Z
RC of Fayetteville donates food to the Fayette Samaritans

In honor of Governor Blake McBurney, the RC of Fayetteville donated 100 cans of food to the Fayette Samaritans. The 100 cans represented celebration of 100 years of Rotary in Georgia.  

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President Michelle Boyd signs register at Fayette Samaritans.

RC of Fayetteville donates food to the Fayette Samaritans Carol Colon 2013-07-22 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Featured Speakers - Devin Hamill and Mac Sanders, RYLA Presentation
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  Devin Hamill, Sandy Creek High School shares his experience as as member of the Purple Team.

 

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Mac Sanders, Whitewater High School shares his RYLA adventures.

 

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In honor of our speakers, we dedicated a book to the Fayette County Library.

 

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Mac Sanders, President Michelle Boyd and Devin Hamill.  

Last Week's Featured Speakers - Devin Hamill and Mac Sanders, RYLA Presentation Carol Colon 2013-07-22 00:00:00Z
July 22, 2013 - Club Assembly

ROTARY CLUB OF FAYETTEVILLE CLUB ASSEMBLY

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President Michelle Boyd and our newest members, Tracey Coker and Freddie Wright

Don't miss this exciting meeting because we are distributing assignments for this Rotary year.  

July 22, 2013 - Club Assembly Carol Colon 2013-07-22 00:00:00Z
July 15, 2013 Featured Speaker - Mac Sanders and Devin Hamill, RYLA Presentation
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    PRESENTATION BY Mac Sanders and Devin Hamill


July 15, 2013 Featured Speaker - Mac Sanders and Devin Hamill, RYLA Presentation Carol Colon 2013-07-15 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Featured Speaker - President Richard Buchanan
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Phil Smelley receives 2nd PHF - names Bonnie Smelley as PHF.

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Tony Fritz receives Will Watt Award.

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Skip Arendt receives GRSP Governor's Associate Appreciation Certificate.

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President Richard Buchanan recognizes FCHS and WHS Interact Advisors.

Pictured above are Paula Resnak, FCHS and Courtney Fetters, WHS.

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President Richard Buchanan presents "Service Above Self" to Jack Smith. 

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Al Gilbert officially receives his Avenues of Service Citation!

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President Richard presents Carol with appreciation gift.

The Club presents Richard with his "Paul Harris Fellowship" proudly framed by Stallings Frame & Plague Shop.

Last Week's Featured Speaker - President Richard Buchanan Carol Colon 2013-06-24 00:00:00Z
June 24, 2013 Featured Speaker - Brian Wismer and Joyce Waits

The Villages Amphitheater is owned by the Downtown Development Authority and managed by the Main Street Tourism Association.

Main Street Staff:

Brian Wismer
Main Street Director/DDA

Joyce Waits
Main Street Coordinator

The Mission of the Fayetteville Downtown Development Authority is to revitalize, enhance and stimulate the economic development of the downtown district while maintaining the historical integrity and charm.

Main Street’s mission is to market and preserve Fayetteville's downtown district through historical preservation and revitalization efforts by creating a synergy between business, government and the citizens of the community. 

The Southern Ground Amphitheater (formerly the Villages Amphitheater) is located at 301 LaFayette Ave., Fayetteville, GA  
770-719-4173 
 

 

June 24, 2013 Featured Speaker - Brian Wismer and Joyce Waits Carol Colon 2013-06-24 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - June 10, 2013
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  Judge Jason Thompson explains his transition from Magistrate Judge to State Court Judge


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  President Richard Buchanan presents book to Judge Jason Thompson in honor of his presentation.

Last Week's Program - June 10, 2013 Carol Colon 2013-06-17 00:00:00Z
June 17, 2013 Featured Speaker - President Richard Buchanan

2012-2013 RC of Fayetteville Awards and Recognitions


2012-2013 Paul Harris Fellowships:

  • Phil Smelley – achieves 2nd PHF – names Bonnie Smelley
  • Scott Williamson – achieves 4th PHF – names Zac Williamson
  • Doug Mickey – achieves 2nd PHF – names Sally Mickey


2012-2013 Will Watt Fellowships from the Georgia Rotary Student Program:

  • Tony Fritz
  • Jeoff Hamilton

         Will Watt Governor’s Associate Certificate – Skip Arendt   

 

PERFECT ATTENDANCE  for 2012-2013

Al Gilbert - 26

Carol Colon - 24

Hector Colon - 21

Jack Smith - 13

Tony Fritz - 6             

Richard Buchanan - 3

Michelle Boyd - 3

Scott McIver - 3

(any discrepancies contact Carol or Scott)


Recognition of Interact Advisors:

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Paula Resnak - FCHS Interact Club

Courtney Fetters - WHS Interact Club


Service Above Self Award

Rotarian of the Year






 

 


 

June 17, 2013 Featured Speaker - President Richard Buchanan Carol Colon 2013-06-17 00:00:00Z
June is Rotary Fellowship Month

ROTARY FELLOWSHIPS

“Fellowship is wonderful; it illuminates life’s pathway, spreads good cheer, and is worth high price."

 -Rotary Founder Paul Harris


WHAT ARE ROTARY FELLOWSHIPS?

Groups of Rotarians, Rotarian spouses and Rotaractors who unite to:

Share a common interest in worthwhile recreational activities (sports, hobbies, etc.)
Further their vocational development through acquaintance with others of the same profession
Make new friends around the world
Explore new opportunities for service
Have fun and enhance their experience in Rotary



June is Rotary Fellowship Month Carol Colon 2013-06-10 00:00:00Z
Seven ways to get more out of Rotary in 2013

Try something different in 2013 to attract new members and keep existing ones. Here are a few ideas to help you do more with Rotary in the new year.

Be part of Rotary's efforts to End Polio Now

Consider planning a fundraiser for polio eradication, taking part in the World's Biggest Commercial, or having your club or district light up a landmark as part of Rotary’s anniversary celebration on 23 February. Rotarians have made great progress in the push to end the disease, but the job isn’t finished yet. As little as US$0.60 can help immunize a child against the incurable disease. Contribute to PolioPlus, andlearn more about Rotary's eradication efforts.

Think strategically and set club goals

Rotary Club Central is an online assessment tool that helps clubs set goals and track their accomplishments, such as contributions to The Rotary Foundation. New features have just been added that allow clubs to plan and track service projects from beginning to end, and set public relations goals. Log in through Member Access, and help your club work more efficiently by using the tool to set and measure club goals.

Help the Foundation fulfill its mission

Make a resolution to donate to the Foundation’s Annual Fund in 2013. Skip one latte a week, and you'd have US$100 or more to contribute to your club's Every Rotarian, Every Year effort. You can make a one-time contribution or a recurring gift.

Get up to speed on the new grant model

In July, all districts will begin using the Foundation's new grant model. Get prepared by learning more about the model. See what Rotarians have to say about the model, read a global grant case study, and check out a guide to the new grants in Global Outlook.

Get inspired at the RI Convention

The 2013 RI Convention in Lisbon, Portugal, 23-26 June, is an ideal opportunity to network with Rotarians from all over the world, develop your leadership skills, and connect with others who share your recreational, professional, or humanitarian interests. Lisbon was recently voted as the best quality for the price destination in the world and the friendliest city in Europe by TripAdvisor's annual poll of users. Discover why Lisbon is an explorer's paradise on our convention microsite, and register today.

Publicize your good work

Public Image Grants enable districts to raise Rotary’s profile and promote the global and local work of Rotarians by placing public service announcements on television and radio, in print media and on billboards, and on the Web. Help your district apply for a grant by 4 March. To further promote your club’s signature activities, be sure to update your website with information about your projects and meetings. Also, start a social media page, and follow what Rotary is doing on sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn.

Connect with alumni

Rotary Foundation alumni can be effective speakers at club meetings, and many are potential club members. Reach out to them.



Seven ways to get more out of Rotary in 2013 Carol Colon 2013-06-10 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Featured Speaker - ADG Tom Mertl
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 ADG Tom Mertl and President Richard Buchanan

Last Week's Featured Speaker - ADG Tom Mertl Carol Colon 2013-06-10 00:00:00Z
June 10, 2013 Featured Speaker - Judge Jason Thompson
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The Swearing-In Ceremony for Judge Jason B. Thompson with Governor Nathan Deal


Governor Nathan Deal Press Release dated April 16, 2013

 

Deal appoints State Court judge in Fayette County

April 16, 2013

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the appointment of Jason B. Thompson as State Court judge of Fayette County. Thompson will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of the Hon. Carla Wong McMillian to the Georgia Court of Appeal. The appointment will take effect upon swearing in.

Jason B. Thompson

Thompson currently serves as Magistrate Court Judge of Fayette County and maintains a private law practice, Jason B. Thompson, P.C. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Maryville College and his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He and his wife, Alisha, have three children and live in Fayetteville.

 

Jason B. Thompson - Biography


 

Jason B. Thompson has proven experience in the court room and has a strong record of professional service, which would be a strong asset to the Magistrate Court system.

  • Former Judge Pro Hac, Peachtree City Municipal Court
  • Licensed to practice law in all trial courts of Georgia, Court of Appeals of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia, and U.S. District Court since 2001
  • Serves as Special Appointed Prosecutor in Spalding County State Court since 2005, trying jury trials on behalf of the State of Georgia
  • Has tried a case in every trial court in Griffin Judicial Circuit and conducted oral arguments in front of the Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Past President, Fayette County Bar Association (2007)
  • Member, Order of the Barristers


Jason B. Thompson has a remarkable record of service and responsibility that embodies his unwavering commitment to our community.

  • Active Member of Providence United Methodist Church
  • Board of Directors, Joseph Sams School
  • Board of Directors, Fayette County Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors, Fayette County Development Authority
  • Past Officer, Kiwanis Club of McIntosh Trail
  • Past President, AFC Lightning Soccer Club (Fayetteville)
  • Referee Assignor, Peachtree City Youth Soccer Association
  • Volunteer Coach, Fayette County Youth Soccer League
  • Board of Advisors, Southern Crescent Chorale
  • Fayette Leadership Graduate (Fayette County Chamber of Commerce)
  • Instructor, Fayette County Legal Explorers (Boys Scouts of America)
  • Lifetime Member, Fayette County Historical Society
  • Attorney Coach, McIntosh High School Mock Trial Team (2002)
  • Attorney Coach, Fayette County High School Mock Trial Team (2003)
  • Instructor, Fayette County People’s Law School

 

 



 

 

 

 

June 10, 2013 Featured Speaker - Judge Jason Thompson Carol Colon 2013-06-10 00:00:00Z
June 3, 2013 Featured Speaker - ADG Tom Mertl, RC of Clayton County
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Tom Mertl, Assistant District Governor - RC of Clayton County    

                     Introduction by President Elect Michelle Boyd


Tom is originally from Clarksville, Indiana and came to Georgia in 1978.

Tom studied architectural design at the University of Cincinnati and he designs recreation equipment for Leisure Lines Playground & Recreation Equipment Co. He has been vice president since its inception in 1981.

He was the chairman of the Clayton County Cancer Unit and has been designated a life time member of the board.

Tom was appointed to the Clayton County Department of Family and Children’s Services Board and served as its Chair for the last 21 years.

Tom has been a member of the Rotary Club of Clayton County since 2003, serving as its president in 2007-08. He has served in many capacities including director of club administration and foundation. He received the coveted Rotarian of the Year award in 2012. He is a Major Donor, a Paul Harris Fellow and a Bequest Society member.

Tom is married to PDG Claudia and has one daughter, Melanie, a son-in-law, Ryan, and two grandsons, Mason and Rylen.  

He is active as a member of First Baptist Jonesboro where he has played in the orchestra for over ten years.

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June 3, 2013 Featured Speaker - ADG Tom Mertl, RC of Clayton County Carol Colon 2013-06-03 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Featured Speaker - May 6, 2013
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 Senator Ronnie Chance, serving from Georgia's 16th District.  He currently serves as the Senate Majority Leader.

 

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President Richard Buchanan and Senator Ronnie Chance

Last Week's Featured Speaker - May 6, 2013 Carol Colon 2013-05-13 00:00:00Z
MAY CELEBRATIONS

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Rotary District 6900 Club: Fayetteville
Birthdays and Anniversaries for May-01-2013 to May-31-2013

Member Birthdays Birthday
Fox, Patrick J. (PAT) 30 May



Partner Birthdays Member Name Birthday
Arendt, Vicki Arendt, William C. Jr. 04 May
Lee, Cheryl Lee, Dave C. 09 May



Member Anniversaries Start Date Years Years(P) Total
Tony Fritz 03 May 2004 9 0 9
Wallace Kite 01 May 1991 22 20 42



Wedding Anniversaries Partner's Name Anniversary
Phil Grant Sandy 05/31
Doug Mickey Sally 05/03




 

MAY CELEBRATIONS Carol Colon 2013-05-13 00:00:00Z
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people. RYLA participants can be ages 14-30, but most clubs and districts choose to focus on a narrower age range, such as 14-18 or 19-30.

RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to

  • Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth
  • Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders
  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth
  • Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities

 

We are looking for qualified applicants from the Interact Clubs of Fayette County High School and Whitewater High School.

 

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Carol Colon 2013-05-13 00:00:00Z
Prayer, Pledge and Four-Way Test

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May Team - Jack Smith, Richard Buchanan, Alex Rodriguez

June Team - Skip Arendt, Michelle Boyd, Scott McIver, Al Gilbert

 


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Food Selections  

 

May 13, 2013 

Grilled Chicken Breast & Salad

Blackened Tilapia – with side salad

Black Angus Steak Burger



 

 




 


 

 




 

 

                    


 

Prayer, Pledge and Four-Way Test Carol Colon 2013-05-13 00:00:00Z
CLUB NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

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May BOD Meeting - Monday, May 13th at 11:00 am at Frank's @ The Old Mill.

Assistant Governor Visit - Monday, June 3rd at 11:00 am at Frank's @ The Old Mill.

 



 



 

 

 

  

 


  

 



 


 


 

 



CLUB NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS Carol Colon 2013-05-13 00:00:00Z
DISTRICT 6900 AND ROTARY INTERNATIONAL HAPPENINGS

 Mark your calendar for the following District 6900 and Rotary International events.

 

DISTRICT AND RI EVENTS
   
May 18, 2013   RLI - Roswell, GA
June 1, 2013   RLI - Macon, GA
June 23-26, 2013
  Rotary International Convention - Lisbon, Portugal
August 17, 2013   Foundation Seminar - Columbus, GA
Spring 2017

Rotary International Convention - Atlanta, GA 

 

  

 

DISTRICT 6900 AND ROTARY INTERNATIONAL HAPPENINGS Carol Colon 2013-05-13 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Featured Speaker - Congressman Lynn Westmoreland

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Congressman Lynn Westmoreland                 

 

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Book dedicated to the Fayette County Library in honor of Congressman Lynn Westmoreland.

Pictured above:  Congressman Lynn Westmoreland And Rotary Club of Fayetteville President Richard Buchanan

Last Week's Featured Speaker - Congressman Lynn Westmoreland Carol Colon 2013-05-06 00:00:00Z
April 29, 2013 Featured Speaker - Congressman Lynn Westmoreland
                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Congressman Lynn Westmoreland

Introduction by Jack Smith

Lynn Westmoreland was born and raised in Georgia, living more than 25 years in Fayette County before moving to his current residence in Coweta County. A true American entrepreneur, Lynn began his own building company L.A.W. Builders. While running his business, Lynn was elected to the Georgia State House, where he served proudly for 12 years. In the state House, Lynn developed a reputation for fighting for lower taxes and smaller government. He was eventually elected to serve as the Republican Leader, a position he held for three years. His hard work and dedication is credited as one of the major reasons the Republican Party was able to win the majority in the Georgia State House for the first time.

BiographyIn 2004, Lynn was elected to the United States House of Representatives for Georgia's Eighth Congressional District. After a long redistricting battle, the Eighth District was converted into the Third District, which stretches from the southern suburbs of metro Atlanta into Middle Georgia and down to Columbus. In 2012, Lynn was re-elected to his fifth term in Congress.

Lynn and his wife Joan have been married for 43 years. They have three children and seven grandchildren.


Committees

In the 113th Congress, Lynn serves on the House Financial Services Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. 

The House Financial Services Committee has jurisdiction over the housing and financial services sectors, including banking, insurance, real estate, public and assisted housing, and securities. Georgia is a growing financial center and serves as headquarters for numerous Fortune 500 companies, such as Coca-Cola, Aflac, and Home Depot. Georgia has been hit especially hard by the current economic downturn. The state has had more bank failures since 2008 than any other state in the country and is also one of the top ten states for foreclosures. Westmoreland believes it is important that Georgia is represented by a conservative, free-market voice on the committee that speaks for Georgia.

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is charged with oversight of the United States Intelligence Community, including the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency. Westmoreland understands that ensuring our nation's security at home and around the world requires a strong intelligence community and works with his fellow committee members to make sure they have the resources they need to carry out their important mission.

In addition, Congressman Lynn Westmoreland will also serve as the Deputy Chairman at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) for the 113th Congress.  Westmoreland has served in a leadership role at the NRCC for the 111th and 112th Congress, leading the redistricting effort as the Vice Chairman for Redistricting and assisting Congressman Kevin McCarthy with candidate recruitment.  As Deputy Chairman, Congressman Westmoreland will work closely with Chairman Greg Walden and the staff at the NRCC. 



April 29, 2013 Featured Speaker - Congressman Lynn Westmoreland Carol Colon 2013-04-29 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Featured Speaker - Ashley Vicos

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President Richard Buchanan and Ashley Vicos with Sweet Ashley's.

 

Last Week's Featured Speaker - Ashley Vicos Carol Colon 2013-04-29 00:00:00Z
April is Magazine Month

 Share The Rotarian with Rotarian-mag-April13-cover.jpgyour community during Magazine Month, and help promote Rotary’s work around the world. April’s Resource Guide highlights some of the magazine’s most popular features, including Amazing Stories of Polio! and The Rotarian’s Greater Goods Catalog.

April is Magazine Month Carol Colon 2013-04-29 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Featured Speaker - Wallace Kite

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ImageWallace Kite brought the house down with his "Tax Day" presentation!

Last Week's Featured Speaker - Wallace Kite Carol Colon 2013-04-22 00:00:00Z
April 22, 2013 Featured Speaker - Ashley Vicos with Sweet Ashley's
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April 22, 2013 Featured Speaker - Ashley Vicos with Sweet Ashley's Carol Colon 2013-04-22 00:00:00Z
Council gets ready to meet in Chicago

Council gets ready to meet in Chicago


 
Delegates hold up voting cards during the 2010 Council on Legislation. Photo by Monika Lozinska/Rotary International

Delegates from Rotary’s 532 districts will gather in downtown Chicago next week, 21-26 April, to consider changes to the policies that govern Rotary International and its member clubs.

The Council on Legislation meets every three years to debate proposals submitted by Rotary clubs, districts, and the RI Board of Directors. The Council has the power to pass resolutions and to make changes to the Constitution of Rotary International, Rotary International Bylaws, and the Standard Rotary Club Constitution.

Every district sends a representative to the Council, and every club and district may propose legislation. The 174 pieces of legislation being debated during this year’s Council were received at Rotary headquarters by the due date of 31 December 2011.

Over its 79-year history, the Council has developed from a single plenary session at the international convention to an autonomous legislative entity.

Created in 1933, the Council was envisioned as an advisory body to assist with the review of enactments and resolutions proposed at the annual convention. It first convened as part of the 1934 convention, as Rotarians struggled with a worldwide depression, threats to world peace, and rising unemployment.

By 1954, the Council was well established, and Rotarians decided to allow for longer intervals between legislative sessions, adopting a biennial framework for voting upon enactments and resolutions. The next deliberations were held at the 1956 convention.

The 1970 convention further modified Rotary International’s legislative process when it decided that the Council should no longer serve in an advisory capacity but instead become RI’s official legislative body, considering proposals to amend the RI Constitution and Bylaws and the Standard Rotary Club Constitution. Four years later, delegates decided that the Council would meet triennially, still in conjunction with the convention. Finally, in 1977, the Council adopted an enactment to meet separately from the convention.

Technological advances have also had a profound impact on the Council. In the 1970s, delegates wore large headphones to hear the proceedings in their own languages. Today’s delegates have access to compact simultaneous interpretation equipment. And the use of a single interpreter has given way to multiple interpreters working out of booths on the side of the Council chambers. Electronic voting was introduced in 2001.

Over the decades, the Council has debated virtually every nuance of RI policy and every detail of membership and attendance rules. While individual Rotarians may not always agree with its decisions, one thing is clear: The Council is Rotary’s primary agent for change, allowing the organization to evaluate its relevance in today’s rapidly evolving world, reflecting shifts in lifestyles, priorities, technology, and business.

The above article is from rotary.org.

DISTRICT 6900 is represented by PDG Claudia Mertl at the Council on Legislation.

Council gets ready to meet in Chicago Carol Colon 2013-04-22 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - Dennis J. Gardin

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  Dennis J. Gardin, Executive Director, The Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation

 

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  President Richard Buchanan and Dennis Gardin. 

Last Week's Program - Dennis J. Gardin Carol Colon 2013-04-15 00:00:00Z
April 15, 2013 Featured Speaker - Wallace Kite

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 SPECIAL PRESENTATION

BY

WALLACE KITE

April 15, 2013 Featured Speaker - Wallace Kite Carol Colon 2013-04-15 00:00:00Z
April Celebrations
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Member Birthdays

Phil Grant - April 2

Charles Jefts - April 4

Doug Mickey - April 10

Phil McMullin - April 13

 

Partner Birthdays

Amy Williamson - April 28

 

Wedding Anniversaries

Cheryl and Dave Lee - April 5

Michelle and Steve Boyd - April 27

 

Member Anniversaries

Doug Mickey - April 10 (13 years)


 

April Celebrations Carol Colon 2013-04-15 00:00:00Z
April 8, 2013 Featured Speaker - Dennis J. Gardin

Dennis J. Gardin, Executive Director

The Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation

 

Dennis J. Gardin was burned over 70% of his body 40 years ago in a horrific motorcycle explosion which resulted in a 3-week coma, an 8-month hospital stay, over 4 dozen surgeries and years of painful therapy and rehabilitation. Prolonged pain and extensive physical disfigurement caused him to hide in isolation for two years in the confines of his parent’s home, allowing his dreams to die and hopes to fade. But, with the unwavering love and support of family and friends, Dennis began to focus on the purpose for his life as he came to understand that real strength is seeking support when needed and true courage is not the absence of fear, but the willingness to move forward in spite of the obstacles.

Dennis has grown from the challenging life-lessons along his journey of self-discovery to become an inspirational speaker, ministrant, facilitator and consultant working with a variety of organizations and individuals across the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Actively involved in the burn community for more than 16 years, he has been keynote speaker for a number of national and international burn conferences, volunteered for several burn camps for children, and implemented programs that address the needs of adult and children burn survivors by directing sensitivity trainings and burn survivor retreats. Dennis renders consulting services to many organizations seeking to improve their initiatives and programs for burn survivors. Currently he sits on the Federation of Burn Foundations Board of Directors. As an inspirational speaker, his message of overcoming obstacles has impacted not only burn survivors but also fire service and healthcare professionals. His message reaches far beyond the burn community to corporate professionals, educators, students, spiritual leaders, congregations of all followings, and individuals who are just experiencing this thing called life. All seem to gain solace from his words of encouragement and hope.

Dennis is also the founder of LIFEWORX INC., a successful businessman, former television talk show host and radio personality, father, brother, and most importantly the proud grandfather of three. His current position as the Executive Director of the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, Inc. in Atlanta, GA., allows Dennis to work even closer with the heroes he encountered almost 40 years ago. The Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation is a non-profit organization instrumental in promoting fire safety and burn prevention through education. For more than 30 years the Foundation has remained true to its mission: To partner with the fire service and burn care community to provide fire safety & prevention education, support medical facilities, and assist burn survivors in their journey to recovery.

 

 

 

 

April 8, 2013 Featured Speaker - Dennis J. Gardin Carol Colon 2013-04-08 00:00:00Z
Discover and Propose Ways to Get Qualified Potential Members to Join Your Club
Many clubs find it challenging to recruit new members. It no doubt is a challenge but what it comes down to is the power of persuasion and to a certain degree, selling. You might not realize it but the fact is that every day you unconsciously persuade people to do certain things, generally by showing them what's in it for them.

 

In fact, if you use these same persuasion principles and techniques to try and recruit new members, you’ll be well on your way to successfully increasing your clubs membership levels.

  1. Be prepared: You never know where you might meet a qualified prospective member, so it’s a good idea to always be prepared on how you want to promote Rotary to others. One of the most effective ‘sales pitches’ you can have is to be prepared with a brand positioning statement which defines what exactly your club does in one or two short sentences. Short elevator speeches, a guest invitation card, club brochures, information about Rotary events are all great essentials to be prepared with when you find yourself with someone genuinely interested and requesting more information.
  2. Reflect on the primary reason you first joined: A personal story is generally very compelling. If you get a chance to communicate the value of membership to someone that connects with your story, it becomes easier to share the benefits of joining Rotary. Reflect on why you continue to remain a member of your club, what you like about being part of Rotary, how it has influenced you and how it has helped you grow as an individual. When you are able to effectively share your story with true passion, it will become easier for you to generate interest among prospective members.

  3. Listen to the prospective members: The best way to make a sale is to listen to the needs and wants of the other person and show them how you can help. Similarly, the best way to try to attract new members to your club is to listen to them and uncover their objections or concerns. If you are constantly facing objections, you have to look at what the reasons are and whether there is something that can be done to overcome these barriers. You might just hear reasons such as “I don’t have the money” or “I don’t have the time”. Instead of dismissing these as excuses, provide more information and counter the reasons given with information about the different types of member status (honorary) or with the attendance statistics required. The point is not to pester the prospective member and negate their excuses/reasons but it is to educate them more and then give them a chance to further think about the idea of joining.

  4. Learn from the objections: The best way to attract new members is to learn from the reasons why people aren’t joining and then address those concerns. If you find that the majority of people are unable to attend meetings at a certain time or at a certain location, try to see if your club can address those concerns. If you find that high membership costs are a trending reason for potential members not joining, think of solutions to address that. By showing prospective members that their concerns are taken seriously, you portray your club to be welcoming and caring – something that the prospective member will feel proud to be a part of. 

  5. Follow up with prospective members: Following up with prospective members will make them feel desired and important and will give you an opportunity to remind them of their interest in the club. Generally you have to reinforce and reiterate the benefits of joining the club at least once to keep the idea of joining Rotary fresh in people’s minds. This is one of the most overlooked aspects of recruitment, but the first year is crucial to cementing the member into the club and getting them involved, so that they stay for the long-term. 

Adapted from the Asme Unit Leadership Resource Center

 

The ClubRunner Newsletter was the source for this article.  

Discover and Propose Ways to Get Qualified Potential Members to Join Your Club Carol Colon 2013-03-25 00:00:00Z
March 25, 2013 - District Conference Update, Rotary Moments, and Classification Talk

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2013 District 6900 District Conference

Theme - "Treasures of Rotary"

Update by Carol Colon

 

Rotary Moments - Be prepared to share your "Rotary Moment" with the club.

 

Classification Talk - by President Elect Michelle Boyd

March 25, 2013 - District Conference Update, Rotary Moments, and Classification Talk Carol Colon 2013-03-25 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - Mitch Seabaugh - March 11, 2013

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President Richard Buchanan and Mitch Seabaugh, Director of Georgia's Path2College Plan

Last Week's Program - Mitch Seabaugh - March 11, 2013 Carol Colon 2013-03-18 00:00:00Z
A CALL TO END POLIO

Rotarians joined Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other supporters of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative on the steps of the U.S. Capitol 14 March to encourage continued support for the campaign to end polio. Find out how you can join the final push to end this crippling disease.

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A CALL TO END POLIO Carol Colon 2013-03-18 00:00:00Z
Spring Forward - March 10, 2013
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Spring Forward - March 10, 2013 Carol Colon 2013-03-11 00:00:00Z
March 11, 2013 Featured Speaker - Mitch Seabaugh

Mitchell (Mitch) W. Seabaugh

C.P.A. (inactive)

Georgia State Senate 2001-2011

Senate Majority Whip 2003-2010



 

Mitchell W. Seabaugh was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal as Georgia’s Deputy State Treasurer in October of 2011 after eleven years of service in Georgia’s state Senate.  Currently his responsibility is to serve as the Director of Georgia’s 529 College Savings Plan.

Seabaugh was first elected to the Georgia State Senate in 2000. In 2002, in only his second term, his colleagues elected him the Majority Whip, the third ranking member in the Senate.  He held that position until 2010. 

While in the Senate, he served as a member on numerous committees, most notably Appropriations, Finance, Rules, Regulated Industries & Utilities, Judiciary, and Reapportionment and Redistricting.  His legislative accomplishments covered many areas like electric transmission citing, safe utility facility locations, emerging telecommunication deregulation, significant changes to the budgeting process, tort reform, health care insurance reform, film and television tax incentives, indigent defense reform, tax reform, lawful carry for handguns, and most recently, the state’s redistricting plans, which received preclearance on the first try by the Department of Justice for the first time in Georgia’s history.

Additionally, Senator Seabaugh served on the Georgia Film, Video and Music Advisory Commission, as well as the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Committee.  He also served on the Suggested Legislation Committee for the Council of State Governments.  As a member of the National Conference State Legislators, he served on the Advisory Council on Energy, the Energy and Electric Standing Committee, the Redistricting and Elections Standing Committee, and the Transportation Standing Committee.

Senator Seabaugh received service awards from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia and the Georgia Municipal Association.  He is the Georgia Utility Contractors Association Legislator of the Year for both 2005 and 2006.  In 2003, he was honored by the Fayette Chamber of Commerce with the Chet Wells Award for Exemplary Service.  The Georgia Family Council (GFC) recognized Senator Seabaugh in 2004 with their Family Honors Award for Public Policy for his efforts on behalf of Georgia families. He also received the Family Service Award from GFC for 2003 and 2005.

The Georgia Athletic Trainers Association named Senator Seabaugh as their Legislator of the Year in 2004.  Most recently he was awarded service awards from both the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Commerce Regional Business Coalition.

Seabaugh’s professional background includes finance positions with Houston Lighting and Power Company, International Paper Company, and Alcan Corporation.  His experience includes construction accounting, manufacturing and inventory control.   He has also worked with CPA firms and in his own consulting business in areas of taxation, business planning, auditing, and forensic accounting.

Seabaugh was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and graduated from Cape Central High School.  He received All Conference and All District recognition as a member of the Cape Central Tigers football team.  He also participated on the school’s basketball, baseball, and golf teams.

In 1981, he graduated from Southern Arkansas University after just three years, majoring in accounting.  A knee injury during spring practice during his freshman year ended his football career.  In 1988 he passed the Certified Public Accountant examination.  He has coached youth baseball and basketball in the Newnan and the Sharpsburg youth leagues, and has actively supported band programs, once serving as a chaperone and band photographer for the Northgate High School Band.

In 1980, Mitch married the former Leah Huddleston, who is an Arkansas native. Mitch and Leah live in East Coweta County where they are members of Southcrest Church in Newnan. They have two children, Karen and Ryan, and seven grandchildren.  His other interests include golf, reading, home renovations and playing the bass guitar.

 

March 11, 2013 Featured Speaker - Mitch Seabaugh Carol Colon 2013-03-11 00:00:00Z
March is Literacy Month

 

Monthly messages of Foundation Trustee Chair Wilfrid J. Wilkinson

March 2013

March is a turning point

The month of March provides each of us with an opportunity to reflect on Rotary’s accomplishments. It is during this month that we pause to recognize World Rotaract Week, International Women’s Day, World Water Day, and Literacy Month – all significant reminders of the good that Rotarians have done worldwide.

As I’ve traveled around the world, I’ve been inspired by Rotaractors and their important contributions to the Rotary family. I’ve had the chance to work with the outstanding women who serve on our Board of Directors. I’ve witnessed the incredible progress The Rotary Foundation has made on water and sanitation – an area of focus that is crucial to our growing population.

And as we begin this month long celebration of literacy, I’ve seen how Rotarians have helped empower communities with simple, creative, and sustainable ways to break the cycle of poor education. Literacy plays a critical role in healthy and productive lives, and whether it was by volunteering at a local school, bringing language training to adults and children through concentrated language encounter and computer-assisted literacy systems, or ensuring that all children have the textbooks they need, Rotarians have helped thousands.

Our promises and accomplishments have reached a turning point: We must now look at the goals we still aim to achieve. Keep the momentum up. Get the word out. Make sure your club knows about this important month in Rotary so that come next March, we’ll have even greater successes to celebrate.


 

March is Literacy Month Carol Colon 2013-03-11 00:00:00Z
March 4, 2014 - Featured Speaker - Marion Bunch

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Marion Bunch

Rotarians For Family Health & Aids Prevention, Inc. (RFFHA) was founded by Marion Bunch of The Rotary Club of Dunwoody, Georgia.  Marion brought a personal perspective to the battle against AIDS when she lost her son, Jerry, to this disease in 1994. Her action began in 1997 by forming a partnership with AID Atlanta (a local AIDS Service Organization) and creating an AIDS Awareness Program for Georgia's middle and high school students which is still in operation today and has reached over 450,000 students.

Marion was invited to Africa in 2001 and made multiple important international contacts on that trip. Upon her return, she gained a reputation as a passionate speaker on the subject of HIV/AIDS throughout Rotary. In 2002, the RI President, Bhichai Rattakul, heard her speak and requested assistance in creating a plan "to help the victims of AIDS, especially the orphans and vulnerable children. Responding, Marion formed a multi-sectoral, public/private partnership called ANCHOR (Africa Network for Children Orphaned and at Risk). RFFHA is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia USA, and daily operations are run by the Founder and CEO, Marion Bunch and a small staff. RFFHA has established Country Teams in ten African countries.

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March 4, 2014 - Featured Speaker - Marion Bunch Carol Colon 2013-03-04 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - February 25, 2013 - GRSP Student Richard Morris

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GRSP Student Richard Morris from England

 

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President Richard Buchanan presents book dedicated in honor of Richard Morris

 

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Richard is one of the brightest and well spoken GRSP students we've sponsored!  Dr. Dave Lee enjoys a friendly chat with Richard.

Last Week's Program - February 25, 2013 - GRSP Student Richard Morris Carol Colon 2013-03-04 00:00:00Z
February — World Understanding Month

23 February is World Understanding and Peace Day


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Understanding and goodwill are essential for world peace.  To observe World Understanding Month in February, consider helping club members to learn more about Rotary.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROTARY! 

On 23 February, Rotary celebrates its 108th anniversary.  This day also marks the anniversary of the first mass polio vaccinations, which started in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1954 and expanded across the United States.

 

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February — World Understanding Month Carol Colon 2013-02-25 00:00:00Z
February 25, 2013 Featured Speaker - Richard Morris, GRSP Student

ImageImageRichard Morris, GRSP Student from Grinsby, England

Richard just celebrated his birthday on February 17th.  Happy Belated Birthday!

Richard is attending University of West Georgia.  He is looking for a career in journalism and believes understanding of other peoples and cultures leads to good relations helping to promote peace. 

His parents were teachers and his brother is studying Civil Engineering.  His interests and hobbies include photography, yoga, reading, music, fish keeping, gym training, travel, fixing broken electronics, computing, swimming, golf, table tennis, and badminton percussion.

His sponsoring club in England is The Rotary Club of Louth.  Richard is shared with four Rotary clubs, Atlanta Airport, Atlanta West End, Fayette Daybreak and Fayetteville.




February 25, 2013 Featured Speaker - Richard Morris, GRSP Student Carol Colon 2013-02-25 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - January 28, 2013 Mark Johnson

If you missed this meeting, you missed an outstanding program!

 

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President Richard Buchanan and Mark Johnson

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Three great minds at work!  Richard Buchanan, Dr. Dave Lee and Fred Faulkner.

 

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Who has sailing on their mind?  Mark Johnson and Hector Colon

Last Week's Program - January 28, 2013 Mark Johnson Carol Colon 2013-02-04 00:00:00Z
February 4, 2013 Featured Speaker - Brent Johnson
Brent Johnson is a Florida lawyer originally from Fayetteville, Georgia. Brent graduated with high honors from Georgia Tech in 2001, earning a B.S. in Management (certificate in Finance). A former Georgia state champion in the 1600 meters at Sandy Creek High School, Brent competed for the Yellow Jackets in both cross-country and track, running PRs of 1:51 in the 800m and 3:52 in the 1500m.

Brent spent four years in corporate America, working chiefly as a commodities trader for Georgia-Pacific. In 2008, Brent earned a law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and received an active duty commission in the US Navy JAG Corps.

Brent began his military service at Region Legal Service Office Southeast in December 2008, working as a Legal Assistance Attorney and Trial Counsel at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Brent spent time at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Naval Air Station Atlanta, the USS TRUMAN (CVN-75), the USS SIMPSON (FFG-56), and he completed his first tour by serving as the Staff Judge Advocate for Naval Air Station Kings Bay, GA. In July 2010, Brent moved overseas to serve as the Staff Judge Advocate and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for Naval Base Guam, holding these two positions until he completed his four-year military obligation in August 2012.

Brent's personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2010), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2009 and 2012), and the Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon (2011 and 2012). Brent is a member of the Florida Bar, United States Supreme Court, and United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Brent was recently accepted into the University of Florida's Fall 2013 LL.M. program.  (Tax law).

Brent's wife Jamie is a family doctor in the US Navy, and they have a 1-year old son, Justin. Brent's interests include running, hiking, travel, photography, reading, and supporting the Braves, Falcons, and Yellow Jackets.

February 4, 2013 Featured Speaker - Brent Johnson Carol Colon 2013-02-04 00:00:00Z
Retaining Members - Keeping Club Members Motivated

ClubRunner Newsletter was the source for this article.

 

Retaining Members - Keeping Club Members Motivated

There comes a point for every club where some of its best members begin getting de-motivated and plan to leave the club. Retaining members is in fact just as difficult as attracting new members. There are many reasons members choose to leave and in most situations they can be encouraged to stay.

Just as businesses try to motivate their employees to work harder and progress, clubs need to motivate their members in order to be able to maintain retention rates. In fact, motivation is no longer an option, it has become a necessity. 

1) Set a good example

The idea is simple - attitude is contagious. It is a fact that we tend to feed off the sentiments and reactions of those around us. Within your club, if you and your board members foster an ambitious, positive and supporting atmosphere, the rest of the club members will no doubt begin feeling encouraged to participate and bring forth their ideas to make a difference and in turn remain a committed member for a long time to come.

Conversely, if members are subject to seeing others in the club get away with tardiness, negativity and reluctance towards letting the club grow, their perception of not only the club changes but chances are high that their perception of the entire organization, such as Rotary, can change. By doing nothing about this sort of behavior or attitude, you might lose an opportunity to cement what was once dedication to the club and ultimately lose a valuable member. 

2) Focus on happiness

Happy members are also those motivated to do good for the club. There are many ways to keep members happy. In fact, you do not need an elaborate plan to achieve this. Sometimes just being asked means a lot, so in your next meeting, have every member anonymously write changes that they would like to see in the club which would make them happy. By doing something like this, you show your members that you care about the reason they joined the club and their satisfaction. Try to implement some of those suggestions and see the change in the attitudes of your members.

3) Make sure members share in the club's success

If you were asked about how involved and invested all of your members are in your club's success, what would your answer be? How good is your club's attendance rate? Is there potential to grow and improve?

A successful club is one where all members can adopt and share a ‘we’re in this together’ attitude, which is something that requires passion. The good thing about this is that all of your members have this passion otherwise they wouldn’t be part of the club today. Foster this passion by recognizing those that bring forth ideas, support and encourage those who go beyond their call of duty but don’t stop there. Celebrate these achievements with the entire club and get everyone involved.

4) Take on fun assignments

Part of keeping a level of interest alive includes doing more than routine meetings and regular activities. Have members brainstorm activities and events they would like to organize and projects they would like to fundraise for and contribute to. Collaborate and work with clubs in your area to host events that are meaningful and enjoyable. By adding variety to club’s your regular routine, you can ensure that you keep club members excited and involved.

5) Keep fresh ideas going

Schedule regular brainstorming sessions where club members get a say in various aspects of the club. Make this an annual exercise at the very least where members feel that they can bring forth fresh ideas and suggestions for change. Everything and anything should be up for evaluation; just because it's always been done that way, doesn't mean it should continue to be the case. When members see that the club is open to evolvement, they are more likely to bring forth their suggestions than just pick up and leave.

 

Adapted from Inc.com Article: Tips for Motivating Employees

 

 

Retaining Members - Keeping Club Members Motivated Carol Colon 2013-01-28 00:00:00Z
January 28, 2013 Featured Speaker - Mark Johnson

MARK JOHNSON

Mentalist - Mind Reader - Psychic Entertainer

Introduction by Carol Colon

 

Mark Johnson is a popular mind reader and mentalist who has amazed audiences around the country.

 

He has appeared at corporate events, banquets, private parties, trade shows, colleges and universities, association meetings and business groups.

 

After Mark’s show for a major hospital chain’s annual banquet, the CEO said, “it’s the best entertainment we’ve ever had. Mark is amazing.”

 

Mark is a member of the invitation-only Psychic Entertainers Association, an exclusive organization of nationally ranked professional mentalists, mind readers and psychic entertainers. He is also a dedicated member of Friends of Jim the Wonder Dog, the 300 Club, and the Rotary Club of Buckhead in Atlanta.

 

He is an active volunteer with the Companions For Heroes project which matches veterans suffering from PTSD with shelter dogs.

 

In his other life, Mark is a speechwriter and presentation producer who works exclusively with senior executives.

 

He has written four books. His latest is Yes Ma’am, You’re Right: the Essential Rules for Living with a Woman.

 

He has been around the world twice but has never been to Vermont. He does not eat beets or chicken livers.

 

He lives in Smyrna with his wife, Rebecca Johnson, and two rescue dogs: an arrogant and stubborn Scottish terrier, and a loveable mutt who has the IQ of a radish.

 

January 28, 2013 Featured Speaker - Mark Johnson Carol Colon 2013-01-28 00:00:00Z
January is Rotary Awareness Month

 January is Rotary Awareness Month

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Join RI President Sakuji Tanaka in wearing your Rotary pin during

Rotary Awareness Month in January

 

 


 


 


 

 


January is Rotary Awareness Month Carol Colon 2013-01-28 00:00:00Z
January 14, 2013 - Featured Speaker - US Senator Johnny Isakson

Senator Johnny Isakson

Introduction by Hector Colon



Johnny Isakson is a businessman, a public servant and family man whose common-sense approach and conservative values have made him a leader in Georgia for over 30 years.

Johnny began his business career in 1967 when he opened the first Cobb County office of a small, family-owned real estate business, Northside Realty. Johnny later served as president of Northside for 20 years, presiding over the company’s growth into the largest independent residential real estate brokerage company in the Southeast and one of the largest in America.

Johnny entered politics in 1974 and served 17 years in the Georgia Legislature and two years as Chairman of the Georgia Board of Education. In 1999, Johnny was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for the first of three terms before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004. He was re-elected to the Senate in 2010.

In Washington, Johnny has proven to be a leader who gets results. When the mortgage and financial crisis hit in 2008, Johnny drew on his decades of experience in real estate in offering solutions to reduce the inventory of foreclosed homes and to restore the nation’s housing market.

The Senate overwhelmingly passed his legislation to create the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, styled after the 9-11 Commission, to investigate the near collapse of the banking system and loss of tens of trillions of dollars in order to gather the facts before rushing to create new regulations.  

Johnny continues to lead in Congress through his successful bipartisan efforts to address federal spending, reduce the debt and change the way Washington does business. He introduced the Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act to end reckless spending and reform the federal budget process by converting it from an annual spending process to a two-year cycle, with one year for appropriating federal dollars and the other year devoted to much-needed oversight of federal programs. He also co-sponsored the Balanced Budget Amendment and the Commitment to American Prosperity Act, or CAP Act, designed to significantly reduce federal spending by tying spending levels to the gross domestic product. He follows his own advice and has returned over $3 million of his own Senate office budget to the Treasury over the years as a former member of the House and current member of the Senate.

Johnny has worked to strengthen our Armed Forces, and continues to show unwavering commitment to the men and women who serve our country.

On energy, Johnny is committed to lessening America’s dependence on foreign oil as well as pushing for alternative energy sources and conservation. He has worked to enhance and maintain Georgia’s roads, while also working for mass transit alternatives to reduce congestion and improve air quality.

Johnny was an original author of the No Child Left Behind Act, the most significant improvement to our education system in a generation.

He continues to push for immigration reform that is built on a foundation of securing our borders first.

Johnny is a 1966 graduate of the University of Georgia and he served in the Georgia Air National Guard from 1966 to 1972. Johnny and his wife, Dianne, have been married since 1968 and have three grown children and nine grandchildren. They live in Marietta, Georgia, and attend Mount Zion United Methodist Church, where Johnny taught sixth-grade Sunday school for 30 years.

January 14, 2013 - Featured Speaker - US Senator Johnny Isakson Carol Colon 2013-01-14 00:00:00Z
January 7, 2013 - Annual President's Day Celebration

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Rotary Club of Fayetteville


President's Day Celebration

 

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District Governor Cheryl Greenway

Fayetteville President Richard Buchanan

January 7, 2013 - Annual President's Day Celebration Carol Colon 2013-01-07 00:00:00Z
January 7, 2013 Featured Speaker - "Spark Plug"

 

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Introduction by Carol Colon

Spark Plug’s upbeat attitude, positive outlook on life, charismatic personality, and boundless energy have all contributed to his success in every sales arena. In 1984, while working for one of the nation’s leading sporting goods organizations, John Smith, the president, was so impressed with his sales ability, energy and enthusiasm that he bestowed upon him the nickname, “Spark Plug.”  It was a perfect match for his personality because another definition for spark plug is “a person who inspires or energizes”– and the rest is Spark Plug history.

Spark Plug has sold everything from pots and pans from the trunk of his car to advertising space in business directories, magazines and newspapers. His many sales experiences and his chance to travel throughout the world have given him an opportunity to embrace, appreciate and connect with people from all walks of life. ACDelco, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of spark plugs even crowned him as their “human spark plug” and hired him to speak to their sales force, as well as make personal appearances on their behalf.

Along with over 20 years of sales experience, Anthony “Spark Plug” Thomas is a distinguished graduate of Mercer University’s cutting edge leadership program with a bachelor’s degree in Organization Leadership and a graduate of Duke University’s world-class Innovative Leadership Program. He is the recipient of Atlanta’s Phoenix Award, the city’s most prestigious award for community service. The Mayor of Flint, Michigan, Woodrow Stanley, proclaimed May 14, 1997, as Spark Plug Day, in honor of his work with local high school students. He’s also a visionary, humanitarian, entrepreneur, U.S. Navy veteran, tennis player, historian, writer, published author, meeting planner, magazine publisher of metro Atlanta’s premier spotlight publication for women business owners, former college athlete, snow skier, biking enthusiast, supporter of women in business, radio talk show host and photographer. Spark Plug is also a member of the Atlanta Press Club and was voted Best Promoter by New America Media.

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Spark Plug does motivational keynote presentations and has a voice that touches the soul. He is the speaker of choice for leadership conferences, women’s groups, corporate retreats, sales meetings, schools, and government agencies where he is known as the U.S. Government’s official morale booster. His inspirational and insightful presentations, which focus on leadership, diversity and motivation are filled with personal stories as well as proven leadership strategies.

Spark Plug has ignited the crowd for:

  • AT&T
  • S1 Corporation
  • USDA
  • CDC
  • ACDelco
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Sheraton
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • ADP
  • Georgia Power
  • Southern Company
  • Alcatel – Lucent Technologies
  • Leadership Henry
  • Southern Regional Hospital
  • Georgia State University
  • Spelman College
  • DeKalb County Schools
  • Fulton County Schools
  • Georgia Department of Labor
  • American Public Transportation Association
  • Mercer University
  • Illinois Department of Human Services
  • Atlanta Housing Authority and more
January 7, 2013 Featured Speaker - "Spark Plug" Carol Colon 2013-01-07 00:00:00Z
December 17, 2012 - Sheriff Wayne Hannah Appreciation Day

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Sheriff Wayne Hannah - Introduction by Jack Smith

Sheriff Wayne Hannah has worked at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office his entire adult life. He began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in October, 1974 as a communications officer (dispatcher) for then Sheriff James Jones. He worked every imaginable shift between that date and May 1976, when he was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff and began to patrol Fayette County. He graduated from the Clayton County Police Department’s Police Academy in June, 1977.

On January 1, 1977, Sheriff Hannah was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff again by his predecessor Sheriff Randall Johnson. When Sheriff Johnson took office, then Deputy Sheriff Hannah was one of 14 members of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Today, Sheriff Hannah continues his lengthy service in Fayette County, a tenure eclipsed by only one other member of the Sheriff’s Office—Lieutenant Francis Cavender.

Sheriff Hannah was promoted to Corporal in February, 1979 in the Uniform Patrol Division and assumed responsibility for the supervision of all of the department’s dispatchers. He continued to supervise the department’s dispatchers until 1996 when that function of the department was transferred to the newly created Consolidated E-911 Communications Department.

Sheriff Hannah continued to move up the ranks of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office’s Uniform Patrol Division. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1981, then to Lieutenant in 1982. In December, 1983, he was promoted to Captain and made commander of the Uniform Patrol Division. In 1988, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was re-organized into five divisions and Captain Hannah was appointed as Director of the newly created Traffic Enforcement and Training Division. In March, 1993, Captain Hannah was promoted to the rank of Major. In March of 2003 Major Hannah was promoted to Lt. Colonel and continued to command the Traffic Enforcement Division until assuming office as Sheriff of Fayette County on January 1, 2009.

Sheriff Hannah continues to serve on various boards and committees representing Fayette County Sheriff’s Office around the County and the State. He currently serves on the Fayette County 911 Advisory Board, the Fayette County Board of Education Law Enforcement/Educators Committee, and the Metro Atlanta Traffic Enforcement Network. Sheriff Hannah is a member of the National Sheriff's Association, the Georgia Sheriff's Association, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, and the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. In September, 2011, Sheriff Hannah completed the 101st session of the National Sheriffs' Institute (NSI) held in Longmont, Colorado. The NSI is the only national executive development program designed for sheriffs. This program is co-sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections and the National Sheriff's Association. Sheriff Hannah is the first sheriff of Fayette County to graduate from the NSI. 

Sheriff Hannah has lived in Fayette County most of his life. He moved to Fayette County with his parents, Charlotte and Clarence, in 1969 and attended the 8th grade at the renovated school building in Tyrone. He then attended Fayette County High School where he graduated in 1974.

Wayne has a grown daughter from a previous marriage and has two grandchildren, Hannah and Kendall. Wayne and his wife Deborah live in the eastern part of Fayette County. They are both members of McDonough Road Baptist Church.

 

December 17, 2012 - Sheriff Wayne Hannah Appreciation Day Carol Colon 2012-12-17 00:00:00Z
Help Rotary win more miles

Help Rotary win more miles

United Airlines is once again giving away 10 million miles to its charity miles partners as part of a year-end gift. Charities receive a portion of the miles based on the percentage of the overall vote they receive through 25 December. Your vote could help Rotary win more miles.

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Vote for Rotary in United's 10 million miles giveaway


As a year end holiday gift, United Airlines is again offering a donation of 10 million miles to benefit charity miles partners. 

Rotary has been United's partner for many years through the "Rotary Miles" program, which has provided free airfare for hundreds of children and adults in need of lifesaving surgery and other worthy causes.

From 6 December to 25 December, you can vote once each day for Rotary on each of your devices such as laptop, smartphone, tablet, etc. Charities receive a portion of the miles based on the percentage of the overall vote they receive. So forward the link http://10millioncharitymiles.com/ to everyone you know. Last year, we took second in the contest, receiving 2.5 million charity miles. Your vote could help Rotary come in first this year in the 10 Million Charity Miles Giveaway!

Help Rotary win more miles Carol Colon 2012-12-17 00:00:00Z
December 10, 2012 - Pamela Reid, Executive Director, AVPride

Pam Reid is currently the Executive Director for AVPRIDE, a youth leadership organization.

She relocated from New York where she worked for Deloitte, a financial services firm for 17 years.  Pam managed the largest client service organization in the Tri-State region.  She served thousands of clients with a staff of 5 senior managers and 140 client service professionals in 19 locations throughout the region.

Pam relocated to Fayetteville, Georgia in 2004 and immediately began serving her community.  She started her own non-profit organization called Times Well Spent.  It is a foundation that provides resources (financial and otherwise) to other non-profit organizations by way of workshops and seminars.

Pam serves on several local boards and is married with three children.  She is a black belt in Tae Kwo Do, and is an avid reader who also loves to cook and travel.

 

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Introduction by Jack Smith

 

Special Guests today include Carol Stallings from the Rotary Club of Fayette Daybreak

December 10, 2012 - Pamela Reid, Executive Director, AVPride Carol Colon 2012-12-10 00:00:00Z
Service and Fellowship

The Rotary motto Service Above Self conveys the humanitarian spirit of the organization’s more than 1.2 million members. Strong fellowship among Rotarians and meaningful community and international service projects characterize Rotary worldwide.

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 Past District Governor Robert Hall greets children who will be vaccinated against polio during a National Immunization Day. Moradabad, India.

Photo by Alyce Henson / Rotary Images.

 

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Service and Fellowship Carol Colon 2012-12-10 00:00:00Z
Interact Club News

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FCHS Interact Club
President:  Xavier Williams
Vice President:  Diamond Walton
Treasurer:  Joseph Lennon

Faculty Advisor:  Mrs. Paula Resnak
Meets in Room 2109 at 3:25 pm
Meeting Dates this Semester:  December 13



WHS Interact Club

President:  Nathifa Parker
Vice President: Farhin Lilywala
Secretary: Kyli Reid
Treasurer: Olivia Nguyen
Historian: Ivy Hong

Faculty Advisor:  Ms. Courtney Fetters
Meets in Room 1012 at 3:20 pm

Meeting Dates this Semester:  December 13

 


Interact Club News Carol Colon 2012-12-10 00:00:00Z
December 3, 2012 - Annual Christmas Party

Buffet Dinner Menu


Garden Salad

Sliced Marinated Flank Steak with mushroom sauce

Grilled Chicken Rosemary

Fresh Seasonal Steamed Vegetables

Green Beans

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Dinner Rolls and Butter

Iced Tea, Water & Coffee

Chef's Selection of Assorted Desserts

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December 3, 2012 - Annual Christmas Party Carol Colon 2012-12-03 00:00:00Z
Greeting from Guam - Happy Family of Rotary Event

 Carol Mays Colon and Justin Mays Johnson send greetings from Guam!  We hope everyone has fun at our RC of Fayetteville Christmas Party!

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Greeting from Guam - Happy Family of Rotary Event Carol Colon 2012-12-03 00:00:00Z
1st Annual "Gun and Green Egg" Fundraiser
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1st Annual "Gun and Green Egg" Fundraiser Carol Colon 2012-12-03 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - November 26, 2012

The Rotary Foundation

Presented by Carol & Hector Colon

 

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Last Week's Program - November 26, 2012 Carol Colon 2012-12-03 00:00:00Z
Prayer, Pledge and Four-Way Test

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    November Team - Jack Smith, Denise Buchanan, Richard Buchanan, and Alex Rodriguez

    December Team - Skip Arendt, Michelle Boyd, Scott McIver, and Al Gilbert

    January Team -  Dave Lee, Phil Grant, Charles Jefts, Bill Kittle




Prayer, Pledge and Four-Way Test Carol Colon 2012-11-26 00:00:00Z
Jack Krakeel Appreciation Day - October 29, 2012

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President Richard Buchanan, Commissioner Robert Horgan, Fire Chief/Director of Public Safety Allen McCullough, Jack Smith, Jack Krakeel, Tommy Carroll, Commander Steve Folden, Commander David Scarbrough, Captain Pete Nelms and Chris Snell, Fayette County Library Director.

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Frank's at the Old Mill and the RC of Fayetteville award Jack Krakeel with an appreciation gift.  Pictured are Jack Krakeel, Darlene Psomas, and President Richard Buchanan.

Jack Krakeel Appreciation Day - October 29, 2012 Carol Colon 2012-11-19 00:00:00Z
November 19, 2012 - Annual Donations Celebration

 

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 Chairman Jack Bowdoin 

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Becky Davenport, Executive Director and Board Member Bill Webb

 

 

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  Marie Sams, Executive Director and Amy Murray, Principal


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  Fayette County Library

  Christeen Snell, Librarian

 

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 Lena Slaughter, President and Linda Ladd

 

November 19, 2012 - Annual Donations Celebration Carol Colon 2012-11-19 00:00:00Z
Song of the Week - The Addams Family

The Addams Family

They're creepy and they're kooky,
Mysterious and spooky,
They're all together ooky,
The Addams Family.

Their house is a museum
Where people come to see 'em
They really are a scream
The Addams Family.

Da da da dum, (snap, snap)

Da da da dum, (snap, snap)

Da da da dum, da da da dum

da da da dum (snap, snap)

So get a witches shawl on
A broomstick you can crawl on
We're gonna pay a call on
The Addams Family.

(snap, snap)

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Song of the Week - The Addams Family Carol Colon 2012-10-29 00:00:00Z
Vocational Recognition - Jack Krakeel Appreciation Day

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Jack J. Krakeel Appreciation Day - Fayette County Administrator

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Vocational Recognition - Jack Krakeel Appreciation Day Carol Colon 2012-10-29 00:00:00Z
Future RI Conventions
Future RI Conventions - Mark your calendar ...

2013 - Lisbon, Portugal - June 23-26 
2014 - Sydney, Australia - June 1-4
2015 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - June 5-8
2016 - Seoul, South Korea - May 29 to June 1
2017 - Atlanta, USA - June 10-14
2018 - Toronto, Canada
2019 - Durban, South Africa - May 7-10
Future RI Conventions Carol Colon 2012-10-29 00:00:00Z
IS YOUR MEMBERSHIP PROFILE UP TO DATE?


Is your "Membership Profile" up to date on the district web site and club web site?  Please ensure that your membership information is current.  Please e-mail Carol Colon if you have any questions or need detailed instructions.   

IS YOUR MEMBERSHIP PROFILE UP TO DATE? Carol Colon 2012-10-29 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - Vocational Recognition Day
wh-4p-olOCTOBER IS ROTARY VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH

Rotary Club of Fayetteville Vocational Recognition Day
 October 1, 2012


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Phil Grant - Master of Ceremonies

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Sergeant Katheryne Vogt and President Richard Buchanan
 2012 Public Safety Employee of the Year - Katye Vogt

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Officer Keith Jojola and President Richard Buchanan
 2012 Officer of the Year for the Fayetteville Police Department - Keith Jojola

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Mrs. Jacqueline Mullen and President Richard Buchanan
 2012 Fayette County Teacher of the Year - Mrs. Jacqueline Mullen

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President Richard Buchanan and Darrell Cutts
2012 Fayette County Healthcare Employee of the Year
Presented on August 27, 2012

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Jacqueline Mullen, Katye Vogt, Keith Jojola, Darlene Psomas (Frank's at the Old Mill) and Richard Buchanan

A special thanks goes to Frank's at the Old Mill for partnering with the RC of Fayetteville to recognize and award these recipients.
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Phil Grant, Lt. Peggy Glaze, Sgt. Katye Vogt, Major Kevin Gooding, Officer Keith Jojola, Jacqueline Mullen, and Roy Rabold

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President Richard Buchanan, Michael Burnett, Darrell Cutts, Phil Grant, and Tracey Coker
Darrell Cutts was honored on August 27, 2012


Last Week's Program - Vocational Recognition Day Carol Colon 2012-10-15 00:00:00Z
October 15, 2012 - Chris Snell

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                      Christeen Snell
                  Introduction by Jack Smith

Christeen Snell is Director of Fayette County Public Library, a library that has been recognized as the library with the "Best Practices” by GPTV.  The Fayette County Public Library is also noted for its exemplary customer service and its children and adult programs. 

Graduate of Rust College, Holly Springs, Missississpi; Public school teacher for two years.  Masters of Library Science from Atlanta University; Professional story teller.

Was chosen as the only librarian from the state to serve on the Department of Adult & Technical Education Advisory Board  now the State library.

Taught Children’s Literature and News Writing at Mercer University, Griffin campus; Speaker for: National 911; Business and Professional Women, Fayette County on Customer Service.

Outstanding Citizen of Fayette County by the Fayetteville Optimist Club, 1999

Outstanding Citizen of Georgia by Cathy Cox, Secretary of State 2000.

Received the 2000 NAACP Image Award; Lecture for the Retired Teachers, Government employees, Public Schools, Private Schools, Numerous Churches; for ten years I created and hosted the magnificent standing room only Blended Heritage Celebration that recognizes the genealogy why we are, who we are at the Fayette County Public library.

Won the Toastmaster's Communication and Leadership award for the state of Georgia in April 2009.

Initiated the inaugural “One Book, One Community”, whereas in, 2012 the book chosen, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers will be presented in a play on October 11, 2012.

Implemented and coordinated the Letters and Literature series that recognizes ordinary people engaged in extra ordinary activities.

Served on the project management team for expanding the Fayette County Public Library with 5,220 square feet under the leadership of former county Board of Commission, Jack Smith.

Worked effectively with the University of Georgia, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library to create the first ever W. Porter Kellam award that was awarded to Fayette County Children’s author, Robert Burch; Coordinate the successful Teen Summit Programs with over 200 in attendance.  Chosen as one of the motivational speaker for CDC.

Serves on the Board of Directors for Fayette Senior Services. 

Chris states that her purpose in life is her passion for excellence !

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Chris welcomes you to join her at the Fayette County Library.

October 15, 2012 - Chris Snell Carol Colon 2012-10-15 00:00:00Z
October 22, 2012 - Jean Peck, Executive Director, Southern Camp Ground
In addition to serving on the Advisory Board, Jean assumed the position of Executive Director to help the organization begin its journey to become a reality. Her influence in the local community and involvement with camp land acquisition and rezoning has provided a solid foundation for our non-profit organization. She has applied her skills and experience to lead the planning, development and implementation of the initial phase of development. As we progress to the next phase of development, she is looking forward to transitioning the duties to a seasoned e xecutive leader who will assume the Executive Director position.

Formerly, Jean was the Executive Vice President of Coldwell Banker Commercial Terra Firma in Peachtree City, Georgia - a commercial real estate company. Prior to this, she was the President and CEO of her own company, Tri-State Realty Group, before it was acquired in early 2009. She serves on the Board of Stewards for the Atlanta Steeplechase and the Southern Crescent Business Network Group. She has been an Ambassador for the Fayette Chamber of Commerce and also on the volunteer committee of the American Cancer Society's Cattle Baron's Ball.

Raised just south of Atlanta, Jean graduated from Auburn University in 1985. She relocated to Alaska in 1986 where she began her career as a pilot in the Alaska Air National Guard. Earning the rank of captain, she was an aircraft commander on the KC-135 Stratotanker (Air to Air Refueler) where she was deployed with the 168th Air Refueling Group to serve in Desert Storm. Additionally, Jean was the Group Commander's Liaison Officer during Military Force Exercises in Alaska and Europe as well as Aircrew Scheduling, Group Historian and Human Relations Officer. In 1993, Jean was hired as a flight officer with United Airlines. She has flown throughout the United States, Europe and South America with both United and the Air National Guard. As a resident of Fayette County, Jean is married to Dave Peck and they have two children - Caroline, age 14 and Justin, age 15. Jean and her family are passionate about their hobbies which include horseback riding, water and snow sports. They are members at Bear Creek Fox Hounds and Midland Fox Hounds.


Introduction by Al Gilbert
October 22, 2012 - Jean Peck, Executive Director, Southern Camp Ground Carol Colon 2012-10-15 00:00:00Z
Vocational Recognition Day - October 1, 2012
wh-4p-olOCTOBER IS ROTARY VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH

RC of Fayetteville Vocational Recognition Day
Phil Grant - Master of Ceremonies




2012 Healthcare Employee of the Year - Darrell Cutts
Presented 8-27-12
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2012 Public Safety Employee of the Year - Sergeant Katheryne Vogt

Katye began her career with Fayette County 9-1-1 in August of 1992. She worked her way up to Shift Supervisor and in 1998 became the Computer Aided Dispatch Manager. CAD as we call it is the backbone of the Center. It is the computer system that enables the radio officers to distinguish what geographical location each call for service is coming from and what entities need to respond to calls for service. Katye works diligently to maintain each jurisdiction, zone and district separate yet coordinated for response. It is a complex and challenging position and Katye makes it seem effortless. She responds to questions and requests without regard to time of day or day of week. For this her peers chose her as Officer of the year.


2012 Officer of the Year for the Fayetteville Police Department - Officer Keith Jojola

Officer Keith Jojola was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to a military family.  He graduated from George Washington High School, Agana, Guam.  He studied for two years and received a certificate in Food & Beverage, Tourism and Hospitality from Guam Community College.  After working in this industry for several years he made the decision to pursue his dream of becoming a police officer.

Officer Jojola began his employment with the Fayetteville Police Department in April 2003 after graduating from the Police Academy in Forsyth, GA.  He came to the department as a rookie officer but it was evident from the first week that Officer Jojola was a hard worker, a quick learner and with time and experience, would become an exceptional police officer.  On his one year evaluation it was written that Officer Jojola displays a strong retention of information received and displays an eagerness to learn.  Subsequent evaluations continue to detail his eagerness to gain experience, knowledge and to develop his technical skills.  Officer Jojola exhibits a strong professional demeanor and shows a high level of respect for everyone he encounters.  This demeanor has enabled him to de-escalate highly emotional situations in order for him to carry out his responsibilities.

In December 2006, Officer Jojola resigned his position with the department so that he could relocate to Nevada to help take care of his family.  During his time in Nevada he continued his law enforcement career at McCarran International Airport with the Airport Police.

In September 2009 Officer Jojola was able to return to Georgia.  In January 2010 he was re-employed as a police officer with the Fayetteville Police Department.  He picked up right where he left off displaying a high degree of professionalism committed to serving both the citizens of our community as well as visitors to our city.

Officer Jojola has numerous letters of appreciation in his personnel file from citizens with whom he has had contact, each detailing his level of caring and professionalism.  He has received the departments Community Service, Good Conduct, Safe Driver, Sharpshooter, and Meritorious Conduct awards.

2012 Fayette County Teacher of the Year - Jacqueline Mullen

Jacqueline Mullen is a high school teacher with a passion for mathematics. She has lived in Fayette County her whole life and credits her success in and out of the classroom to the amazing teachers she had as a student. After graduating from Fayette County High School, she attended Berry College where she majored in mathematics and minored in education. Since earning her degree, she has spent the last seven years teaching at Whitewater High School. She has taught a range of secondary math courses from beginner algebra to advanced pre-calculus. Recently, she has assisted in writing the new math curriculum for the county and in October she will have completed her gifted certification. Jacqueline's role model is her mother who recently retired after teaching elementary school for thirty-three years. She resides in Tyrone with her husband Duane.  When she is not busy trying to convince her student's it is ok to like math, she enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with extended family.

 






Vocational Recognition Day - October 1, 2012 Carol Colon 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - September 24, 2012
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   James "Jim" Crissey, President and CEO of Southern Regional Medical Center


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      Carol Colon presents a book that is donated to the Fayette County Library in honor of Jim Crissey.
Last Week's Program - September 24, 2012 Carol Colon 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z
Using Vocational Service to Build Peace

Using vocational service to build peace


October is Vocational Service Month. RI President Sakuji Tanaka has asked Rotarians to build Peace Through Service in 2012-13. By using vocational service to strengthen communities and build relationships, Rotarians are taking an important step in creating a more peaceful world. Every vocation can play a role in one of Rotary’s ultimate goals. Here is Tanaka's message on vocational service and peace.

Dear fellow Rotarians,

In Japan, we place great importance on the value of work.  Whatever we are called to do, we should do it to the very best of our abilities, with dignity and with pride. Whether the job is running a country or shining shoes, there is honor in every vocation.

I grew up embracing this belief, but I had never stopped to contemplate it. One day, in my third year in Rotary, we had a speaker at our club who talked about the purpose of one’s livelihood. He asked, why do we work hard? What is the importance of our work?

I had never thought about this before. I never saw it as a question. We work to earn money. We work to be successful. We work because it is required of us. To me, this was all.

On that day, I learned about the idea of vocational service. It was the idea that through our work, we can serve others. We think about others’ needs, and grow to care more for the needs of our communities. We build positive connections between people, and a more peaceful world.

This is the idea that has changed my life. It did not change how much I worked, or how hard I worked. But it changed why I worked, and how I experienced my life. It has made me see a higher purpose in everything I do.

The idea of Service above Self is an idea that is unique to Rotary. But it is an idea that can be embraced by anyone. And I believe very much that in Rotary, and beyond Rotary, we can build Peace through Service.

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Using Vocational Service to Build Peace Carol Colon 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z
Welcome to our newest Rotarian Bill Kittle

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William "Bill" Kittle
Business: Military Aviation Safety Analyst/Consultant for BRZ-Inc

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Rotarian Bill Kittle was sponsored by Richard Buchanan.  Denise Buchanan proudly stood in for President Richard.





Welcome to our newest Rotarian Bill Kittle Carol Colon 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z
Recent Meeting Photos
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 Charles Jefts, Membership Director presents program on Membership on August 20, 2012

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Tim Banister shares his testimony through a positive message on September 10, 2012.


There are a lot of things more valuable than money.
Good health, longevity, happiness, a loving family, self-reliance, fine friends...if you (have) five, you're a rich man.
...Reputation, respect, integrity, honesty, and a history of achievements!


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Featured speaker for September 17, 2012 was Brian Wismer, Director of Community Development, Main Street Fayetteville.

On the November ballot, Fayetteville residents will vote on whether or not to give their city government the ability to create
"redevelopment districts." This is a financial tool that other cities have used to effectively bring forth new development in areas
that have aging commercial centers that need to be redeveloped or renovated.

On October 4 at 5:30 p.m., the Fayetteville City Council will hold a town hall meeting at City Hall to discuss and further explain
this item so that the voters can go in fully informed.


 
Recent Meeting Photos Carol Colon 2012-09-24 00:00:00Z
September 24, 2012 - James E. Crissey
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  James E. Crissey, President and CEO
  Southern Regional Medical Center


Introduction by Carol Colon

James E. ("Jim") Crissey, President and CEO - Prior to his April 2012 appointment as President and CEO, Crissey has served as the Senior Vice President, Strategic Development and Support Services for the Institution since June 2000. In such capacity, Mr. Crissey provided executive level oversight of four departments. Mr. Crissey has also served in other capacities for the Medical Center including serving as Executive Vice President for the Southern Crescent Physicians Group, Inc. from October 1999 to June 2000 and currently serves as the President, Southern Regional Ambulatory Surgery, Inc., Chief Executive Officer of Southern Crescent Leasing Company, LLC,. and Chairman, Southern Regional Medical Services, Inc.

Prior to joining the Medical Center, Mr. Crissey served 26 years in the United States Army Medical Department serving in Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer equivalent positions before retiring from military service as a full Colonel. Following Mr. Crissey's career in the army, he served as Executive Director of the Hughston Clinic, CEO of Hughston Management Services, Inc. and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation in Columbus, GA.

Mr. Crissey earned a Bachelor of Science degree and achieved a Distinguished Military Graduate designation from North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Georgia. He earned his master's degree in Health Services Management from Webster University in St. Louis, MO. He is also a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University in Washington, D.C. Mr Crissey is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives and is certified in Homeland Security, Level V by the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute.

Mr. Crissey serves as a member of the Board of Directors, Partners Cooperative, Inc. and as Chairman, Distribution Cooperative, Inc. He also serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Clayton County Archway Partnership Project; advisor to the Clayton County Board of Health; member of the Clayton Collaborative Authority Board of Trustees and is Past President of the Fayetteville Rotary Club.


September 24, 2012 - James E. Crissey Carol Colon 2012-09-24 00:00:00Z
September 17, 2012 - Brian Wismer
Brian Wismer
Introduction by Michelle Boyd

Professional Experience

Director of Community Development Oct. 2011 – Present
City of Fayetteville, GA – 240 Glynn Street South, Fayetteville GA
  • Principal contact for EcDev projects within the City of Fayetteville
  •  Plan, organize and manage all functions of the Planning & Zoning Dept.
  •  Management supervision of City’s Building Department (Aug.’12 - Present)
  •  Developer of new economic incentives for downtown business recruitment
  •  Build and maintain active communication with major property owners/representatives
  •  Evaluate and recommend changes to City Code of Ordinances to enhance downtown business and residential development
  •  Executive Director for all aspects of Fayetteville Main Street Tourism Authority & Fayetteville Downtown Development Authority

Executive Director, Main Street & DDA Jan. 2009 – Oct. 2011
  •  Manage all administrative aspects of Main Street program
  •  Coordinate activity of Main Street committees
  •  Manage all administrative aspects of DDA, including downtown façade grants
  •  Oversee operation of Villages Amphitheater for annual summer concert series, including marketing, ticketing, and sponsor recruitment
  •  Oversee management and marketing for Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum
  •  Serve on Art & Architectural Advisory Committee for new development within the Main Street district
  •  Maintain active relationships with downtown merchants
  •  Promote accepted historic preservation and renovation standards for all historic buildings in the Main Street District

Planning Commission – Hapeville, GA 2007- Present
  • Review development plans and rezoning applications for the City of Hapeville
  • Elected Chairperson – January 2012

Key Accomplishments
  •  Project coordinator for construction of gateway sign entering Main Street district;including design consensus building, easement acquisition, budgeting and quality control.
  •  Recruited an established restaurant group to occupy vacant downtown building owned by DDA.
  • Designed and implemented way finding signage through Preserve America grant
September 17, 2012 - Brian Wismer Carol Colon 2012-09-17 00:00:00Z
Lunch on the Lawn - September 7, 2012
The Rotary Club of Fayetteville and Fayetteville Main Street presented the
2nd Annual “Charity Dunking Booth” & Lunch on the Lawn
Friday, September 7th - 11:30a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


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    Chief Steven Heaton, Fayetteville Police Department
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                                              WHAT A TRIO!
Lunch on the Lawn - September 7, 2012 Carol Colon 2012-09-10 00:00:00Z
September 10, 2012 - Tim Banister

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Hi! My name is Timothy Banister

It had to start somewhere.

Well, I guess it all started on November 23rd 1970. I was birthed on my dad’s red, floral ottoman during an episode of the Brady Bunch. You know the one. The one wear Jan’s had it up to here with Marcia so she starts wearing a chocolate brown fro’! Great writing Sherwood Schwartz! I hadn’t seen writing this good since Gilligan swallowed the professor’s ham radio while riding a bamboo unicycle.

Here I was in Sunnyside, Ga., a booming metropolis of 17 people. Well, 19 if you added the husband and wife team of lion tamers who lived in the old abandoned circus trailer, which was left here from the last circus that came through Sunnyside.  Sadly the circus ended abruptly after the clown disaster of ’76. During the now famous “how many clowns can you cram into a Ford Pinto” bit, 13 clowns were vaporized when their Pinto was rear ended by two poodles on a tandem bike. It was OUR Chernobyl.

Somehow I did make it out alive though. Fast forwarding a bit, I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1994 and then moved to New York City to try my first hand at standup comedy. I took a class which culminated with a beginner’s show at “Caroline’s On Broadway.” I nearly fainted as I was introduced, but somehow crawled onto the stage and did my first five minutes of Stand Up. To my own shock and amazement, nobody threw a chair at me. Okay, so that happened at another show later on.

Though I had to step away from performing some since that first time on stage(marriage to my lovely bride which beget three beautiful little ladies, service as a youth pastor as well as a one year tour in Iraq while serving in the Army), I never stopped writing and I never relented on keeping my comedy clean. When I got back onto the stage a several years ago, I committed to sharing through my testimony a positive message through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Recent Appearances:

New Vision Church Youth Ministry - Fayetteville, Ga.

Open Wings Ministry Pastor Appreciation Dinner - Riverdale, Ga.

Georgia Baptist Children’s Home – Meansville, Ga.

Emcee for Christian Contemporary Band “House of Thomas” – Atlanta, Ga.

Boy Scout/ Cub Scout Program Fundraiser – Locust Grove, Ga.                   

Betterway Ministries – Senoia, Ga.                                                                               

 

770-468-3058  *   tdbanister@yahoo.com   *  Facebook & Twitter
September 10, 2012 - Tim Banister Carol Colon 2012-09-10 00:00:00Z
2012 Healthcare Employee of the Year - W. Darrell Cutts

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Darrell Cutts - Introduction by Michael Burnett

W. Darrell Cutts has 36 years of service in the healthcare field.  Most recently he served as president and chief executive officer of Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville, Georgia having served in that capacity throughout the building and opening of the hospital in 1997.  Prior to that, he served as vice president of Patient Services at Piedmont Hospital. Other positions at Piedmont included Director of Admissions, Night Administrator and Assistant Administrator for the Division of Patient Services.

Darrell graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in health administration, and from Mercer University, where he earned his MBA. He is a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, a diplomate in the American College of Healthcare Executives, as well as a member of Congressman Westmoreland’s Hospital Advisory Council and the Fayette County Higher Education Center Board.

Under Darrell’s leadership Piedmont Fayette Hospital (PFH) has claimed the coveted nation’s 100 Top Hospitals award an incredible five times! Significant contributions in Darrell’s healthcare career include:

1995

·         Certificate of Need (CON) awarded to Piedmont to bring healthcare to Fayette area residents

·         Coordinated with local civic, medical, and governmental groups to assure that Piedmont’s proposal would meet or exceed community needs 

·         Land purchased from the Chastain family for hospital site

·         Darrell Cutts named President and CEO

 

1996

·         Groundbreaking for Fayette Community Hospital (FCH), the county’s first hospital and the first hospital built in metro Atlanta in 14 years

 

1997

·         September 17 – Fayette Community Hospital opened with 100 beds and less than 200 employees

 

1998

·         Chaplain services added

·         First year projections surpassed having seen over 14 thousand ER patients

 

2001

·         Minor Emergency Care Center and Outpatient Diagnostic Center open

 

2002

·         Third floor completed allowing for additional patient rooms and treatment areas

 

2003

·         Opened new Rehab and Fitness Center to the community

·         Full service outpatient sleep lab opened

 

2004

·         Fayette Community Hospital becomes Piedmont Fayette Hospital (PFH)

·         PFH named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals

 

2005

·         Adult diagnostic cardiac catheterization services added

·         Women’s Imaging Center opened

·         PFH first hospital in metro Atlanta and one of eight hospitals in the nation to offer state-of-the-art 64-slice CT scan

·         Named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals

·         Named one of the nation’s Most Wired

 

2006

·         $49 million clinical expansion completed and capacity increased to 106 beds

·         Maternity Center opens

·         Named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals

·         Named one of the nation’s Most Wired

 

2007

·         Named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals

·         Named one of the nation’s Most Wired

·         CON awarded for 37 additional critical and acute care patient beds increasing capacity to 143

 

2009

·         Added two operating room suites, robotic surgery and acquired a DaVinci Robot

·         Pulmonary Rehab Program begins

·         4th and 5th floors opened

 

2010

·         Named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals

·         Opened Piedmont Fayette Cancer Center providing screening, treatment, and support services, and offering the first radiation oncology service in Fayette County

·         2nd Cath Lab opened/interventional cardiology program began

·         Expanded Level-2 and established Level-3 NICU services

·         Added 14 beds (including 4 ICU beds) increasing capacity to 157

 

2011

·         PFH grows to over 1,400 staff members and more than 500 physicians

·         Ranked second in patient satisfaction (among hospitals within 50-mile radius of Atlanta) according to the HCAHPS survey

 

2012

·         Established inpatient hospice services

·         Became a tobacco-free campus

·         Opened a new wound and hyperbaric center

 

Darrell has had a significant impact on the community.  He was the medical administrator of the Olympic Stadium venue for the 1996 Olympics, served as president of the Fayetteville Rotary Club and chairman of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce (FCCC) Board of Directors. He has received the FCCC Business Person of the Year Award and in 2004 was named the CEO of the Year by the GHA Council on Auxiliaries/Volunteers.

 

Under Darrell’s leadership PFH has developed one of the largest auxiliary programs in Georgia which supports the hospital through youth programs, scholarships, and contributions.  Additionally, his cooperative work with community members and the Foundation provided PFH in excess of $3.38 million in philanthropic donations during his tenure.

 

The contributions, commitment, and outstanding service to healthcare exemplified by W. Darrell Cutts have helped shape healthcare in Georgia.

2012 Healthcare Employee of the Year - W. Darrell Cutts Carol Colon 2012-08-27 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - August 6, 2012 RYLA Presentation
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   Nathifa Parker, Whitewater High School Interact Club President
                           June 2012 RYLA Participant

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           A   B-I-G "Thank you"!

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   Xavier Williams, Fayette County High School Interact Club President
                                    June 2012 Participant

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       Xavier shares his RYLA experience through his his power point presentation. 

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                    Nathifa Parker, President Richard Buchanan and Xavier Williams. 
Last Week's Program - August 6, 2012 RYLA Presentation Carol Colon 2012-08-13 00:00:00Z
Meet our new GRSP Student, Richard Morris from England
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  Richard Morris and RC of Fayetteville GRSP Host Family Mom Carol Colon                                             Richard Morris
Meet our new GRSP Student, Richard Morris from England Carol Colon 2012-08-13 00:00:00Z
The Final Inch
The Story of polio eradication, and thus the story of this film, is as much about the messenger as the message.  The Foot soldiers in the war to end this horrific disease once and for all comprise the largest non-military army in human history, and they are close to succeeding.  Over 350,000 cases of polio were reported in 1988; by 2007 that number has declined to around 2,000 cases, mostly children under age 3 in India, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.  The Final Inch is a powerful 38-minute film about both the legacy of polio in the U.S. and the public health heroes who are courageously fighting to end its brutal reign in the poorest areas in the world.

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The Final Inch Carol Colon 2012-08-13 00:00:00Z
Tri Club Family of Rotary Event - RCs of Fayetteville, Clayton County and Lake Spivey - Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Lake Spivey Golf Club
   Guest speaker was Cheryl Levick, Georgia State University Director of Athletics
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President Richard Buchanan and Cheryl Levick

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                       Cheryl Levick was a dynamic speaker! 

Please note that President Richard won the putting contest!  What a President! 

Tri Club Family of Rotary Event - RCs of Fayetteville, Clayton County and Lake Spivey - Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Lake Spivey Golf Club Carol Colon 2012-08-06 00:00:00Z
August 6, 2012 - RYLA Presentation
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Fayette County High School Interact Club - Xavier Williams 
Whitewater High School Interact Club - Nathifa Parker
August 6, 2012 - RYLA Presentation Carol Colon 2012-08-06 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club Locator app


Rotary Club Locator app

 
 

You can now search for a Rotary club with RI's free mobile app. In the Apple app store, Google Play, and BlackBerry App World, it's called the Rotary Club Locator from Rotary International.  

Download

Features

The Rotary Club Locator app helps you find a Rotary club meeting when you're on the go. 

  • The "Near Me" search locates clubs within a physical radius of 100 miles. (Note: Actual driving distances may be further.)
  • A keyword search for clubs. This search looks for the keyword in either the club name or meeting location address. This is useful for finding clubs that are outside of the 100-mile radius from your current location.
  • A map showing a club's location and driving directions
  • The ability to save search results to a list of favorite clubs
  • The ability to add a club to your phone's contact list
  • The club's website and primary phone number, if available
  • A search function to find clubs by district

To view club officer contact information, you must login into the app with your RI Member Access login information.

Rotary Club Locator app Carol Colon 2012-07-30 00:00:00Z
July 23, 2012 - Junior Police Academy
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    July 26, 2012 - Junior Police Academy Graduation Ceremony

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   Detective Scott Israel, Fayetteville Cadet, and Police Chief Steven Heaton
July 23, 2012 - Junior Police Academy Carol Colon 2012-07-30 00:00:00Z
Last week's program - July 23, 2012 "Community Peace Forum" with Sheriff Wayne Hannah and Fayetteville Clergy
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Rotary donates to buy school supplies and backpacks for Fayette County kids in need.
Last week's program - July 23, 2012 "Community Peace Forum" with Sheriff Wayne Hannah and Fayetteville Clergy Nealy Brown 2012-07-30 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - Cliff Oxford
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        Cliff Oxford, Founder and CEO of Entrepreneur Advisors, Inc.

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                             President Elect Michelle Boyd and Cliff Oxford
Last Week's Program - Cliff Oxford Carol Colon 2012-07-23 00:00:00Z
GRSP Student - Richard Morris
Richard Morris from Grimsby, England is our 2012-13 Georgia Rotary Student.  His sponsoring club is the RC of Louth, United Kingdom.  He is sponsored in District 6900 by the Rotary Clubs of Fayetteville, Fayette Daybreak, Atlanta Airport and Atlanta West End.

His arrival and check-in date for the University of West Georgia will be August 13th and classes begin August 20th. 

Richard is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday, July 31 onboard Delta Flight 32 from Amsterdam at 5:05PM.


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What is the
Georgia Rotary Student Program?

Since 1946, Rotarians in Georgia, USA, have promoted world peace through understanding by offering scholarships to international students for one year of study in Georgia colleges and universities. Georgia Rotary Clubs sponsor students recommended by a Rotary Club in their home country. The students become adopted members of a Georgia "host family," but live on-campus at the school they attend. This is a scholarship program, not an exchange! Each year, about 80 students from all over the world make friends in the United States and other nations and learn about differing cultures and life styles. Georgia Rotarians believe "Peace is Possible" and through GRSP promote international goodwill through the bonds of friendship and understanding.



GRSP Student - Richard Morris Carol Colon 2012-07-23 00:00:00Z
July 23, 2012 Featured Speaker - Sheriff Wayne Hannah
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 Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah

      Introduction by Jack Smith

Sheriff Wayne Hannah has worked at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office his entire adult life. He began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in October, 1974 as a communications officer (dispatcher) for then Sheriff James Jones. He worked every imaginable shift between that date and May 1976, when he was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff and began to patrol Fayette County. He graduated from the Clayton County Police Department’s Police Academy in June, 1977.

On January 1, 1977, Sheriff Hannah was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff again by his predecessor Sheriff Randall Johnson. When Sheriff Johnson took office, then Deputy Sheriff Hannah was one of 14 members of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Today, Sheriff Hannah continues his lengthy service in Fayette County, a tenure eclipsed by only one other member of the Sheriff’s Office—Lieutenant Francis Cavender.

Sheriff Hannah was promoted to Corporal in February, 1979 in the Uniform Patrol Division and assumed responsibility for the supervision of all of the department’s dispatchers. He continued to supervise the department’s dispatchers until 1996 when that function of the department was transferred to the newly created Consolidated E-911 Communications Department.

Sheriff Hannah continued to move up the ranks of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office’s Uniform Patrol Division. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1981, then to Lieutenant in 1982. In December, 1983, he was promoted to Captain and made commander of the Uniform Patrol Division. In 1988, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was re-organized into five divisions and Captain Hannah was appointed as Director of the newly created Traffic Enforcement and Training Division. In March, 1993, Captain Hannah was promoted to the rank of Major. In March of 2003 Major Hannah was promoted to Lt. Colonel and continued to command the Traffic Enforcement Division until assuming office as Sheriff of Fayette County on January 1, 2009.

Sheriff Hannah continues to serve on various boards and committees representing Fayette County Sheriff’s Office around the County and the State. He currently serves on the Fayette County 911 Advisory Board, the Fayette County Board of Education Law Enforcement/Educators Committee, and the Metro Atlanta Traffic Enforcement Network. Sheriff Hannah is a member of the National Sheriff's Association, the Georgia Sheriff's Association, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, and the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.

In September, 2011, Sheriff Hannah completed the 101st session of the National Sheriffs' Institute (NSI) held in Longmont, Colorado. The NSI is the only national executive development program designed for sheriffs. This program is co-sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections and the National Sheriff's Association. Sheriff Hannah is the first sheriff of Fayette County to graduate from the NSI. 

Sheriff Hannah has lived in Fayette County most of his life. He moved to Fayette County with his parents, Charlotte and Clarence, in 1969 and attended the 8th grade at the renovated school building in Tyrone. He then attended Fayette County High School where he graduated in 1974.

Wayne has a grown daughter from a previous marriage and has two grandchildren, Hannah and Kendall. Wayne and his wife Deborah live in the eastern part of Fayette County. They are both members of McDonough Road Baptist Church.
July 23, 2012 Featured Speaker - Sheriff Wayne Hannah Carol Colon 2012-07-23 00:00:00Z
Song of the Week - July 23, 2012

Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer,
Those days of soda and pretzels and beer.
Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.
Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer.
Just fill your basket full of sandwiches and weenies,
Then lock the house up, now you're set.
And on the beach you'll see the girls in their bikinis
As cute as ever but they never get 'em wet.
Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer,
Those days of soda and pretzels and beer.
Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.
You'll wish that summer could always be here.
You'll wish that summer could always be here.
You'll wish that summer could always be here!


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Song of the Week - July 23, 2012 Carol Colon 2012-07-23 00:00:00Z
July 23, 2012 Featured Speaker - Sheriff Wayne Hannah

Sheriff Wayne Hannah has worked at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office his entire adult life. He began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in October, 1974 as a communications officer (dispatcher) for then Sheriff James Jones. He was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff in 1976 and began to patrol Fayette County. He graduated from the Clayton County Police Department’s Police Academy in June, 1977.

 On January 1, 1977, Sheriff Hannah was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff again by his predecessor Sheriff Randall Johnson. When Sheriff Johnson took office, then Deputy Sheriff Hannah was one of 14 members of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Today, Sheriff Hannah continues his lengthy service in Fayette County, a tenure eclipsed by only one other member of the Sheriff’s Office—Lieutenant Francis Cavender.

Sheriff Hannah was promoted to Corporal in February, 1979 in the Uniform Patrol Division and assumed responsibility for the supervision of all of the department’s dispatchers. He continued to supervise the department’s dispatchers until 1996 when that function of the department was transferred to the newly created Consolidated E-911 Communications Department.

Sheriff Hannah continued to move up the ranks of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office’s Uniform Patrol Division. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1981, then to Lieutenant in 1982. In December, 1983, he was promoted to Captain and made commander of the Uniform Patrol Division. In 1988, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was re-organized into five divisions and Captain Hannah was appointed as Director of the newly created Traffic Enforcement and Training Division. In March, 1993, Captain Hannah was promoted to the rank of Major. In March of 2003 Major Hannah was promoted to Lt. Colonel and continued to command the Traffic Enforcement Division until assuming office as Sheriff of Fayette County on January 1, 2009.

Sheriff Hannah continues to serve on various boards and committees representing Fayette County Sheriff’s Office around the County and the State. He currently serves on various boards and committees including the Fayette County 911 Advisory Board and the Fayette County Board of Education Law Enforcement/Educators Committee. Sheriff Hannah is a member of the National Sheriff’s Association, the Georgia Sheriff’s Association, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, and the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.

In September, 2011, Sheriff Hannah completed the 101st session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute (NSI) held in Longmont, Colorado. The NSI is the only national executive development program designed for sheriffs. This program is co-sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections and the National Sheriff’s Association. Sheriff Hannah is the first sheriff of Fayette County to graduate from the NSI.

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         Sheriff Wayne Hannah

July 23, 2012 Featured Speaker - Sheriff Wayne Hannah Carol Colon 2012-07-23 00:00:00Z
Last week's program - Jim Daugherty, The Marine Corps League
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      Jim Daughtry proudly speaks to our club about The Marine Corps League.



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                                       Jim Daughtry and President Richard Buchanan
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July 16, 2012 Featured Speaker - Cliff Oxford
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      Cliff Oxford
Mr. Oxford is the Founder and CEO of Entrepreneur Advisors, Inc. where he continues his passion for education and commerce. He is an expert on entrepreneurship and created the W. Cliff Oxford Executive MBA program at Emory to educate the next generation of entrepreneurs. Cliff Oxford was founder and CEO of STI Knowledge, named the 13th fastest growing company in America in 2000.

Biography

An internationally successful Atlanta entrepreneur, W. Cliff Oxford marked his initial entrepreneurial success as the founder and CEO of STI Knowledge, Inc., a pioneering first market mover in developing knowledge-based systems and services for the Fortune 1000. STI Knowledge was considered a cultural phenomenon with worldwide organic growth. In 2000, the company was recognized as the 13th fastest growing company in America and was listed on the prestigious Inc. 500 for 3 consecutive years. With a vision for heightening entrepreneurial education and giving back, Oxford endowed the Emory Executive MBA in 2004, now known as the W. Cliff Oxford Executive MBA at Emory University. Combining his passion for education and commerce, Oxford founded and is currently the CEO of Entrepreneur Advisors whose mission is to provide a Better Business Life for Entrepreneurs. 

Presently, Mr. Oxford is the Founder and CEO of Entrepreneur Advisors, Inc. where he continues his passion for education and commerce.  The company creates, produces and delivers award winning entrepreneurial education through monthly symposiums, The Entrepreneurial MBA and Thought Leadership Conferences and Advisory.  Entrepreneur Advisors is also delivering a new brand of Investment Banking for Emerging Mid-Cap Companies that are ready to declare leadership in their category, own the brand and set the standards and Best Practices for their industry.  Mr. Oxford has made Entrepreneur Advisors the one place where education meets commerce.  The Atlanta Business Chronicle and Bizjournals endorse Entrepreneur Advisors educational events.  

 




July 16, 2012 Featured Speaker - Cliff Oxford Carol Colon 2012-07-16 00:00:00Z
A new Rotary Year

Changes you should know about for the new Rotary year


 
 

Sakuji Tanaka, of the Rotary Club of Yashio, Japan, became Rotary’s 102nd president on 1 July and will encourage Rotarians to foster Peace Through Service.

A new Rotary year has begun, and with it several programs aimed at helping clubs and districts enhance their projects, share information, and increase membership. In addition, a new group  of leaders will take over at the club, district, and international levels.

Wilfrid J. Wilkinson, of the Rotary Club of Trenton, Ontario, Canada, will take over as Rotary Foundation trustee chair. 

Other changes include the following:

  • Beginning 1 July, The Rotary Foundation and the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group will work together to offer resources and consulting services on major water and sanitation projects to several districts through a one-year pilot called the project enhancement process. These optional services will enable grant sponsors to tap into the technical expertise of their fellow Rotarians who are professionals in the field. To learn more, read these FAQs.
  • In order to focus goal setting at the club and district levels on membership activities, the RI Board has set a membership goal of 1.3 million Rotarians by 30 June 2015. The Board has also approved regional membership plans that were created by committees of Rotary leaders led by the directors in each region. Each plan addresses the region’s unique needs and customs. Districts and clubs are encouraged to use the regional membership plans as a guide in developing goals and strategies that are realistic and achievable and take into consideration historical trends and the opportunities within each region.
  • RI will be launching Rotary Club Central in an effort to measure the organization’s global impact. The new online tool allows clubs to set and track service, membership, and Foundation contribution goals.
  • Through Rotary Showcase, Rotarians can share photos of and information about their clubs’ service projects with the Rotary community and their Facebook friends. By indicating funds spent and hours volunteered, clubs and districts will also be helping track Rotary’s global impact.
  • A new convention website launches later this month, providing the latest news, travel tips, registration, housing information, and more on Rotary’s largest annual gathering. Register now for the 2013 RI Convention in Lisbon, Portugal, 23-26 June. The End Polio Now website will also be redesigned to include infographics, social media campaigns, status reports, and maps.
  • RI will hold three Rotary Global Peace Forums in 2012-13, each consisting of a two- or three-day program to engage and inspire Rotarians and community leaders. The forums will take place 30 November to 2 December in Berlin, Germany; 25-27 January in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; and 17-18 May in Hiroshima, Japan.
  • The Council on Legislation will meet in April in Chicago to discuss and enact changes to the RI Constitution, RI Bylaws, and the Standard Rotary Club Constitution. The council meets every three years to review resolutions submitted by clubs, district conferences, the General Council and Conference of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, and the RI Board. The Council comprises more than 500 representatives from every part of the Rotary world.
  • As the Future Vision pilot enters its final year, Rotary clubs and districts will start preparing for Rotary’s new grant model, which launches 1 July 2013.

The RI Board of Directors will seat eight new directors 1 July, along with RI President-elect Ron D. Burton, of the Rotary Club of Norman, Oklahoma, USA. The new directors for 2012-13 are Ann-Britt Åsebol, of the Rotary Club of Falun-Kopparvågen, Sweden; John B. Boag, of the Rotary Club of Tamworth North, Australia; Jacques di Costanzo, of the Rotary Club of Marseille Phocea, Bouches-du-Rhône, France; Takeshi Matsumiya, of the Rotary Club of Chigasaki-Shonan, Japan; Anne L. Matthews, of the Rotary Club of Columbia East, South Carolina, USA; Gideon Peiper, of the Rotary Club of Ramat Hasharon, Israel; Andy Smallwood, of the Rotary Club of Gulfway-Hobby Airport (Houston), Texas, USA; and Bryn Styles, of the Rotary Club of Barrie-Huronia, Ontario, Canada.

The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees will seat five new trustees, including Stephanie A. Urchick, of the Rotary Club of Canonsburg-Houston, Pennsylvania, USA, who has been appointed for a two-year term, replacing Anne L. Matthews, who is joining the RI Board. The others, who will serve four-year terms, include Ray Klinginsmith, of the Rotary Club of Kirksville, Missouri, USA; Michael K. McGovern, of the Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA; Samuel F. Owori, of the Rotary Club of Kampala, Uganda; and Julio Sorjús, of the Rotary Club of Barcelona Condal, Spain.


A new Rotary Year Carol Colon 2012-07-16 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - July 2, 2012

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Members of the Fayetteville Rotary Club presented a check to Lt Meyers and Remco (drug dog) from the K-9 unit of the Fayetteville Police Department.

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July 9, 2012 Featured Speaker - Jim Daughtry
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      Jim and Ann Daughtry
       Marine Corps League

   Introduction by Richard Buchanan

THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE

Mission Statement

Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.

History

The Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions and spirit of ALL Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen, who proudly wear or who have worn the eagle, globe and anchor of the Corps. It takes great pride in crediting its founding in 1923 to World War I hero, then Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune. It takes equal pride in its Federal Charter, approved by An Act of the Seventy-Fifth Congress of the United States of America and signed and approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. The League is the only Federally Chartered Marine Corps related veterans organization in the country. Since its earliest days, the Marine Corps League has enjoyed the support and encouragement of the active duty and Reserve establishments of the U. S. Marine Corps. Today, the League boasts a membership of more than 76,000 men and women, officer and enlisted, active duty, Reserve Marines, honorably discharged Marine Veterans and qualified Navy FMF Corpsmen and is one of the few Veterans Organizations that experiences increases in its membership each year.

The Marine Corps League is headed by an elected National Commandant, with 14 elected National Staff Officers who serve as trustees. The National Board of Trustees coordinates the efforts of 49 department, or state, entities and the activities of over 1100 community-based detachments located throughout the United States and overseas. The day-to-day operations of the League are under the control of the National Executive Director with the responsibility for the management and direction of all programs, activities, and affairs of the Marine Corps League as well as supervising the National Headquarters staff.

The prime authority of the League is derived from its Congressional charter and from its annual National Convention held each August in different major U.S. cities throughout the nation. It is a not-for-profit organization within the provisions of the Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c) (4), with a special group exemption letter which allows for contributions to the Marine Corps League, its Auxiliary and subsidiary units, to be tax deductible by the donor.

July 9, 2012 Featured Speaker - Jim Daughtry Carol Colon 2012-07-09 00:00:00Z
Fayetteville Rotary Club Donates to the Junior Police Academy

Members of the Fayetteville Rotary Club presented the Fayetteville Police Department with a $1,000.00 check today to support the annual Junior Police Academy.  Each year, for the past eight years the police department has hosted the Junior Police Academy during the summer.  Students from the eighth grade through the tenth grade participate in a week of fun activities, physical fitness and learning about police work.  Students will be taught topics such as crime scene investigation, conflict resolution, traffic stops, canine and team building.

“We are very excited about the Fayetteville Rotary Club becoming a sponsor for the JuniorPoliceAcademy for the next three years”, said Lieutenant Debbie Chambers, who oversees the program.  Each year the police department has depended on the generosity of our citizens and businesses to host this very valuable program.  The Fayetteville Police Department thanks the Fayette Rotary Club for their commitment to the police department as well as the children in our community.

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The above article can be found at www.fayetteville-ga.gov under Latest City Announcements.
Fayetteville Rotary Club Donates to the Junior Police Academy Carol Colon 2012-07-02 00:00:00Z
Last week's Program - Jason Thompson and Interact Club
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Native to Fayette County, attorney Jason Thompson describes the Fayette County Court system to Rotary Members.

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Last week's Program - Jason Thompson and Interact Club Nealy Brown 2012-07-02 00:00:00Z
Welcome Special Guests
The Rotary Club of Fayetteville welcomes the following special guests to our meeting today.

Past District Governor Claudia Mertl, RC of Clayton County
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Chief Steven Heaton, Fayetteville Police Department along with two members of his K-9 Unit.

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Welcome Special Guests Carol Colon 2012-07-02 00:00:00Z
July 2, 2012 Featured Speaker - District Governor Cheryl Greenway

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                  Cheryl Greenway, 2012-13 District Governor

               
Introduction by PDG Claudia Mertl, RC of Clayton County



Cheryl joined the Roswell Rotary Club in 1994 and served as President for the 2005-2006 Rotary year. Prior to serving as President of the Club, she held the officer positions of Secretary, Treasurer, and President Elect. Cheryl also held several club committee positions including Chairman of the Aubrey Greenway Golf Tournament, the Roswell Rotary Club's annual fund raiser. She has traveled and worked with other Roswell Rotary club members on three different international projects in Costa Rica. After serving as President, Cheryl continued to serve on the board of directors for two years and is the Presidential Advisor for 2009-2010.

As Club President, Cheryl led the club to the Best Club recognition as well as being individually awarded the District 6900 Sheffield Leadership Award. She is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society Member, Bequest Society Member, a Will Watt fellow and a Hue Thomas Fellow.

Cheryl became involved at the District Level by coordinating the attendance of the 70 clubs that make up Rotary District 6900 for the international convention activities in Salt Lake City in 2007. She served as the awards chairman for 2007-2008. She has been the District Treasurer since July 1, 2008 and is currently working on the District Conference Committee. Cheryl also has completed the course work for RD.

Professionally, Cheryl is a CPA. She was born and raised in Roswell and graduated from Georgia State University, magna cum laude. After graduation, Cheryl went to work for Deloitte, now know as Deloitte and Touche. She worked in the Atlanta office of Deloitte for 6 years and in the Dallas, Texas office for 4 years. She left Deloitte to go to work for one of her clients, a real estate investment company. Cheryl was the CFO of the company and was very involved with the company but also handled the financial activities for approximately 50 partnerships organized by the CEO and President of the company. In 1988, she moved back home to Roswell and opened her own accounting firm. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Georgia Society of CPAs. She served as President of the North Perimeter Chapter of the Georgia Society of CPAs in the early 1990s.

Cheryl served as treasurer of the Georgia Ensemble Theater from 2005-2008 and has served as a volunteer and board member or officer for several other charities. She has been on the board of the Historic Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau since August of 2007 and has also been involved with the City of Roswell by serving on the Board of Zoning Appeals from August 2002 through December 31, 2008 and was Chairman of the Board for two years. She has served on the Planning Commission since January 1, 2009. In March of 2008, the American Business Women's Association presented Cheryl with the Phenomenal Women of North Fulton award.

Cheryl feels blessed to be a second generation Rotarian. Her father was in the Roswell Rotary club from the early 1960's until his death in 1991. He was President of the Roswell club for 1976-1977. Cheryl is a member of the Roswell United Methodist Church. Besides her brother and his wife, she has two nieces, two nephews-in-law and four great nephews. She loves traveling and reading. She used to do a lot of white water rafting. One of her most favorite vacations was white water rafting through the Grand Canyon.

 

July 2, 2012 Featured Speaker - District Governor Cheryl Greenway Carol Colon 2012-07-02 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - June 18, 2012
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Last Week's Program - June 18, 2012 Carol Colon 2012-06-25 00:00:00Z
June 25, 2012 Featured Speaker - Jason B. Thompson, Esq,

Jason B. Thompson, Esq.
Introduction by Charles Jefts

Jason B. Thompson is a native of Fayette County and has practiced exclusively in the Fayette County area. After graduating from Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama in 2001, Mr. Thompson has handled matters in all of the Georgia trial courts and even argued in front of the Georgia Court of Appeals. Mr. Thompson is a trial lawyer handling business related matters and other civil litigation. Additionally, he is a Past-President of the Fayette County Bar Association, former statewide chairman of the Georgia High School Mock Trial Program for 2006, and lecturer with the Fayette County People’s Law School.

He also serves his community as judge of the Peachtree City Municipal Court and as Assistant Solicitor-General for Spalding County State Court, prosecuting misdemeanors on behalf of the State of Georgia.

ADMITTED

Georgia, 2001. Admitted in all Georgia State and Superior Courts, Georgia Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of Georgia and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

EDUCATION

  • Cumberland School of Law, J.D. (2001).
  • Maryville College, B.A. (1997)
  • Fayette County High School (1993)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Fayette County Bar Association, Past President.
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member.
  • Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors.
  • Joseph Sams School, Board of Directors.
  • Southern Crescent Chorale, Board of Advisors.
  • Providence United Methodist Church, Vision Committee Chairman.
  • AFC Lightning Soccer Club, President.
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial Program, Past Statewide Chairman.
  • Fayette County Young Professionals, Member.
  • Fayette County People’s Law School, Lecturer.
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              Jason B. Thompson, Esq.
June 25, 2012 Featured Speaker - Jason B. Thompson, Esq, Carol Colon 2012-06-25 00:00:00Z
JUNE CELEBRATIONS
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MEMBER BIRTHDAYS
Nealy Brown
Birthday
27 June
Wallace Kite
27 June


PARTNER BIRTHDAYS
MEMBER NAME BIRTHDAY
Steve Boyd Michelle Boyd
04 June


Member Anniversaries Start Date Total
No member anniversaries this period  


Wedding Anniversaries Partner's Name Anniversary Years
Skip Arendt Vicki 06/17 28
Pat Fox Martha Ann
06/12 36
Jeoff Hamilton
Michelle 06/08 16
Phil McMullin Debra  06/01  32
JUNE CELEBRATIONS Carol Colon 2012-06-25 00:00:00Z
June 11, 2012 Featured Program - CLUB ASSEMBLY

CLUB ASSEMBLY with Assistant Governor Gerry Bilbro

 

President Elect Richard Buchanan will lead the discussion of our "Plans and Objectives" for the 2012-13 Rotary Year.

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June 11, 2012 Featured Program - CLUB ASSEMBLY Carol Colon 2012-06-11 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - The Honorable Carla Wong McMillian
                         The Honorable Carla Wong McMillian

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        Fayette County State Court Judge Carla McMillian and Dr. William Arendt, DMD
Last Week's Program - The Honorable Carla Wong McMillian Carol Colon 2012-06-11 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - May 21, 2012 Congressman Lynn A. Westmoreland
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                           Congressman Lynn A. Westmoreland, 3rd District of Georgia

Lynn A. Westmoreland is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 3rd congressional district, serving since 2007.  The district stretches from far southern Atlanta suburbs to the suburbs of Columbus.  He previously represented Georgia's 8th congressional district from 2005 to 2007.

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       Congressman Lynn A. Westmoreland and RC of Fayetteville President Dr. William C. Arendt Jr., DMD
Last Week's Program - May 21, 2012 Congressman Lynn A. Westmoreland Carol Colon 2012-06-04 00:00:00Z
June 4, 2012 Featured Speaker - The Honorable Carla Wong McMillian
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                    The Honorable Carla Wong McMillian

Introduction by Carol Colon

Judge, State Court of Fayette County

A native Georgian, Judge McMillian is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Georgia School of Law. Prior to being appointed to the bench by Governor Sonny Perdue, she was a partner with the law firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP in Sutherland's litigation group. Judge McMillian has also served as a law clerk for the Honorable William C. O'Kelley of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Judge McMillian has received a number of professional honors and awards. In 2010, she was one of the recipients of the Georgia Most Powerful and Influential Women's Award from the National Diversity Council and received the Westminster School of Augusta Distinguished Alumni Award. Judge McMillian was also selected as a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2007 and 2010. She has also served as a Barrister in the Lamar Inn of Court.

Judge McMillian is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Atlanta Chapter of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. She attends Dogwood Church in Tyrone, GA.

June 4, 2012 Featured Speaker - The Honorable Carla Wong McMillian Carol Colon 2012-06-04 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - May 14, 2012 - Representative Matt Ramsey
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                                             Representative Matt Ramsey

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                             President Skip Arendt and Representative Matt Ramsey

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                                       Jack Smith and Representative Matt Ramsey
Last Week's Program - May 14, 2012 - Representative Matt Ramsey Carol Colon 2012-05-21 00:00:00Z
May 21, 2012 Featured Speaker - U.S. Representative Lynn A. Westmoreland
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                  Lynn and his wife Joan

U.S. Congressman Lynn Westmoreland was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005, and currently represents Georgia’s Third Congressional District, which stretches from the southern suburbs of metro Atlanta into Middle Georgia. During his first three terms, Congressman Westmoreland served as a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Small Business Committee, and the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Beginning in the 112th Congress, Westmoreland began serving on the Financial Services Committee, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Steering Committee.

The House Financial Services Committee has jurisdiction over the housing and financial services sectors, including banking, insurance, real estate, public and assisted housing, and securities. Georgia is a growing financial center and serves as headquarters for numerous Fortune 500 companies, such as Coca-Cola, Aflac, and Home Depot. Georgia has been hit especially hard by the current economic downturn. The state has had more bank failures since 2008 than any other state in the country and is also one of the top ten states for foreclosures. Westmoreland believes it is important that Georgia is represented by a conservative, free-market voice on the committee that speaks for Georgia.

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is charged with oversight of the United States Intelligence Community, including the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency. Westmoreland understands that ensuring our nation's security at home and around the world requires a strong intelligence community and works with his fellow committee members to make sure they have the resources they need to carry out their important mission.

The House Steering Committee is a leadership position selected by other Members of Congress and is charged with selecting members for each of the House committees and selecting the leadership within those committees. It does not meet regularly, but rather meets at the start of each Congress and then at intervals determined when seats on committees become available.

In the 112th Congress, Representative Westmoreland is also proud to serve as the Vice Chairman for Redistricting for the National Republican Congressional Committee and is a member of the Republican Deputy Whip Team. As the Vice Chairman for Redistricting, Lynn worked closely with each state’s delegation to ensure they had the tools necessary to head into their state redistricting process. It was the first redistricting cycle since McCain/Feingold was passed into law. Prior to that, he co-chaired the candidate recruitment efforts with now Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). Throughout the course of the two year election cycle, he and Kevin traveled around the country meeting with prospective candidates for Congress that ultimately gave the Republicans a majority in the House of Representatives and removed Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker. McCarthy and Westmoreland spearheaded the recruiting efforts that led to the largest number of Republican freshman members of congress in over 50 years. Congressman Westmoreland was also instrumental in building and branding the successful Young Gun's program within the NRCC. The Young Guns program developed a list of criteria and goals that all candidates had to meet in order to be eligible for campaign funding.

While serving in the Georgia State House for 12 years, he was a leading advocate for lower taxes and less government and rose to the position of Republican Leader. He is credited with playing a pivotal role in elevating Republicans to the majority in the Georgia State House for the first time in the state’s history.

Congressman Westmoreland and his wife Joan have been married 42 years and currently reside in Coweta County. Prior to that, they spent more than 25 years in Fayette County, where he started his building company L.A.W. Builders. They have three children and seven grandchildren.
May 21, 2012 Featured Speaker - U.S. Representative Lynn A. Westmoreland Carol Colon 2012-05-21 00:00:00Z
India in no longer polio endemic

India is no longer polio endemic


Editors Note: This story was updated to include reference to the significant role played at the Polio Summit 2012 by Past RI President Rajendra K. Saboo, who chaired the event.

The World Health Organization has officially removed India from the list of polio-endemic countries. Ghulam Nabi Azad, India's minister of Health and Family Welfare, made the announcement at the Polio Summit 2012 in New Delhi on 25 February. Azad said that he had been informed of WHO’s action by its director-general, Dr. Margaret Chan.

"It is a matter of satisfaction that we have completed one year without any single new case of polio being reported from anywhere in the country," said Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the summit, which was organized by the government of India and Rotary International. "This gives us hope that we can finally eradicate polio not only from India but from the face of the entire mother earth. The success of our efforts shows that teamwork pays."

India's last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal State on 13 January 2011. Before polio eradication can be certified in India, it must go two more years without another case of the disease. Polio remains endemic in only three countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan.

Bivalent oral vaccine

Until 2009, India accounted for nearly half the number of the world’s polio cases. A chief factor in the country’s success has been the widespread use of the bivalent oral polio vaccine, which is effective against both remaining types of the poliovirus. Another has been rigorous monitoring, which has helped reduce the number of children missed by health workers during National Immunization Days to less than 1 percent, according to WHO.

Rotary International has played a major role in helping to stop the transmission of polio in India. Rotary has been a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative since 1988, along with WHO, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is also a key supporter of the initiative.

Sporting their signature yellow vests and caps, the nearly 119,000 Rotarians in India have helped administer vaccine to children, organize free health camps and polio awareness rallies, and distribute banners, caps, comic books, and other items.

Global support from Rotarians

"With the support of their Rotary brothers and sisters around the world, Indian Rotarians have worked diligently month after month, year after year, to help organize and carry out the National Immunization Days that reach millions of children with the oral polio vaccine," says RI President Kalyan Banerjee, of the Rotary Club of Vapi, Gujarat. "As an Indian, I am immensely proud of what Rotary has accomplished. However, we know this is not the end of our work. Rotary and our partners must continue to immunize children in India and in other countries until the goal of a polio-free world is finally achieved."

"India is tantalizingly close to eradicating polio," says Past RI President Rajendra K. Saboo, who chaired the Polio Summit. "Rotary International has committed to be the torchbearer until India and the world become polio-free."

Robert S. Scott, chair of Rotary's International PolioPlus Committee, calls India's achievement "a significant step towards a polio-free world – an example as to what can be accomplished no matter what problems need to be overcome. Rotarians of India are and should be proud of the key efforts they have made at all levels, without which the world would not be marking this milestone."

Deepak Kapur, chair of the India PolioPlus Committee, also credits the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for its commitment to ending polio. To date, the Indian government has spent more than US$1.2 billion on domestic polio eradication activities. "We are fortunate that our government is our biggest advocate in this effort," Kapur says.

India in no longer polio endemic Carol Colon 2012-05-21 00:00:00Z
May 14, 2012 Featured Speaker - Representative Matt Ramsey
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      Representative Matt Ramsey

        Introduction by Jack Smith


Representative Matt Ramsey, was first elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2007. He currently serves as a member of the House Appropriations, Judiciary Non-Civil, Ethics and Regulated Industries Committees. Matt is the Vice-Chairman of both the Reapportionment and Special Rules Committees and serves as the Chair of a Sub-Committee of the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee. Representative Ramsey is also currently serving as the Co-Chairman of a Special Joint House and Senate Committee on Immigration Reform. Ramsey was elected by the House Majority Caucus in 2010 to serve as part of the House of Representatives’ leadership team as the Vice-Chairman of the Majority Caucus.

Representative Ramsey in his first term in 2008 was tapped by House leadership to serve as a Deputy Whip. Subsequent to that he was appointed by Governor Perdue to serve as one of his administration’s House Floor Leaders from 2009-2010. Prior to beginning his law practice, Matt served on United States Congressman Mac Collins’ staff for six years, advising the Congressman on several key issues including: tax and budget policy, transportation, energy, defense and veterans.

Representative Ramsey has helped author and push through a number of important pieces of legislation including a measure to close a loophole in the state’s child molestation statute, bills aimed at prohibiting the use of cell phones by teen drivers and texting by all drivers, a bill aimed at promoting a statewide culture of water conservation, and the JOBS Act which provides numerous tax cuts and incentives to private employers to spur job creation in Georgia. Matt is also the primary author for the 2011 legislative session of bills to allow Georgians more choice in the health insurance market by providing for the sale of insurance products from other states and comprehensive legislation aimed at addressing the social and economic consequences in Georgia of illegal immigration.

Matt Ramsey currently practices law in Fayette County and is a partner with Warner, Hooper, and Ramsey, P.C. in Peachtree City, Georgia. Warner, Hooper and Ramsey is a general business practice that focuses on a variety of commercial matters including business transactions, commercial and land-use related litigation and estate planning. The firm’s litigation practice has an emphasis in representing property owners against the government in eminent domain litigation.

Matt Ramsey grew up in Fayette County and went to elementary school at North Fayette Elementary, junior high at Fayette Junior High School and graduated from Fayette County High School in 1993. He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. Matt, while working full time during the day, obtained his Juris Doctorate degree through the evening program at Georgia State University College of Law, graduating cum laude in 2005.

Matt Ramsey and his wife Missy have two children, Anna Lynne and Jacob. On the weekends the most likely place to find the Ramseys is at the local little league fields or recreation gym where Matt thoroughly enjoys coaching his children’s youth sports teams. The Ramseys live in Peachtree City and are active members of Peachtree City United Methodist Church. Matt is active in a variety of local organizations, including the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and the Joseph Sams School, where he serves on the Board of Directors.


May 14, 2012 Featured Speaker - Representative Matt Ramsey Carol Colon 2012-05-14 00:00:00Z
Every Rotarian Every Year - Doing good in the world
Doing Good: Supporting Maternal and Child Health

Haiti has the highest infant and maternal mortality rates in the Western Hemisphere. Rotarians around the world are working to reduce these rates and improve access to essential medical services for all mothers and their children.

The Rotary Foundation provided a fully equipped medical Jeep for midwives to use to reach some of Haiti’s most remote villages. 

In honor of a special mother in your life, please consider making a gift to support Rotary’s work to help women and children everywhere.


Join Rotary’s recurring giving program and earn double points

Double Foundation recognition points will be automatically given to Rotarians and friends of Rotary who are enrolled in Rotary’s recurring giving program, Rotary Direct, and make one or more scheduled contributions between 1 April and 1 July.

Making a monthly, quarterly, or annual gift is the most cost-effective and efficient way to support Rotary’s life-changing grants and activities. Learn more in the Rotary Direct Information Guide.


2012-13 Worldwide Annual Fund Goal Announced

At the 2012 RI Convention in Bangkok, Thailand, Trustee Chair-elect Wilfrid Wilkinson announced a 2012-13 goal of US$120 million. Reaching this goal, he noted, “would catapult our Foundation’s capacity to do good in the world to an entirely new level.”

Every Rotarian Every Year - Doing good in the world Carol Colon 2012-05-14 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - April 30, 2012 - Matt Forshee
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         Presented by Matt Forshee, President/CEO, Fayette County Development Authority

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                                                  Matt Forshee and President Skip Arendt


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                             Chris Daniel, Jason Thompson, Matt Forshee, and Skip Arendt
Last Week's Program - April 30, 2012 - Matt Forshee Carol Colon 2012-05-07 00:00:00Z
May 7, 2012 Featured Speaker - Senator Ronnie Chance
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                    Senator Ronnie Chance

Introduction by Jack Smith

A native Atlantan, Ronnie Chance has been involved in Georgia politics and public affairs for over 20 years. He formally served as State Director to Congressman Mac Collins where he managed three district offices and served as media spokesman. In 1995, Chance was named Georgia Executive Director for Bob Dole for President. He managed the Georgia offices and served as campaign spokesman and media advisor.  Chance founded his public relations firm following the 1996 election cycle, focusing on grassroots and grass top strategies and business development services.

Chance was first elected to the State Senate from Georgia's 16th District in 2004. He represents five counties in south metro Atlanta and serves as Chairman of the Senate Economic Development Committee. He is the Senate Floor Leader to Governor Nathan Deal, a position he also held for former Governor Sonny Perdue.


Chance serves on the boards of the Flint River Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Cochran Mill Nature Center, the Joseph Sams School and the Georgia State University Alumni Association. He is a 2007 graduate of Leadership Georgia and was awarded 2009 Legislator of the Year by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and named “2009 Champion of Economic Development” by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He received the 2010 Legislator of Year award by the Southeastern Legal Foundation. Chance was also recipient of the 2011 Environmental Leadership Award by the Georgia Conservation Voters and was recently named to James Magazine’s list of Most Influential Georgians.

Chance is a graduate of Georgia State University’s School of Business where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing. He is married to the former Cressida Stevens of Gloucestershire, England. The Chances have two daughters, and are members of Peachtree City United Methodist Church. The family currently resides in Tyrone.



May 7, 2012 Featured Speaker - Senator Ronnie Chance Carol Colon 2012-05-07 00:00:00Z
District Conference - April 27-29, 2012
Congratulations to President Skip Arendt and the entire membership for achieving the 2011-12 Presidential Citation and Governor's Citation.

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                                                              "Super Richard" 


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                   Thank you Michelle for this outstanding display and video!

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                                             Richard and Carol with Smokey Bear

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           President Elect Richard Buchanan behind the scenes with announcer Hector Colon................
District Conference - April 27-29, 2012 Carol Colon 2012-04-30 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - April 23, 2012 Jack Krakeel
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                                                    Jack J. Krakeel, Fayette County Administrator

 Jack Krakeel, a former Fayetteville Rotarian and Past President gave an update on Fayette County activities. 

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                                                 A pair of Jacks - Jack Smith and Jack Krakeel

Last Week's Program - April 23, 2012 Jack Krakeel Carol Colon 2012-04-30 00:00:00Z
Program on April 16, 2012 Keith Dunnavant
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                                                             Author, Keith Dunnavant

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  Fayette County Librarian, Chris Snell accepts book "America's Quarterback Bart Starr" from President Skip.
 
 (donation courtesy of Darrell Cutts and Skip Arendt)
Program on April 16, 2012 Keith Dunnavant Carol Colon 2012-04-30 00:00:00Z
April 30, 2012 Featured Speaker - Matt Forshee
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         Matt Forshee

Introduction by Jason Thompson

Matt Forshee serves as the President and CEO of the Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA).

His responsibilities include directing county wide marketing and recruitment efforts for new businesses and industries to Fayette County and three of its five municipalities (Fayetteville, Peachtree City and Tyrone).

This involves both national and international recruitment of companies such as small to mid-sized corporate headquarters and advanced manufacturers in the fields of plastics and polymers, aerospace, back office support companies, contract manufacturers, metals, electronics and niche distributors.

Due to Fayette’s close proximity to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, a key recruitment focus is also on international companies wishing to set up their first US facility.

This is Matt’s second stint at the helm of FCDA. He was in this position from 2006 – 2010, left for two years to run the Athens, GA Economic Development Foundation and returned to FCDA in December of 2011. Matt’s diverse career in economic and community development has included stints in both public and private practice, serving as both a Planning Director and an Economic Development Director for local government, an economic development consultant and designing residential and commercial developments at an Atlanta Land Planning firm.

Matt is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA), the Southeastern Economic Developers Council (SEDC) and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Matt is a 2007 Graduate of the Atlanta Regional Leadership Institute. He’s also an avid photographer when he can find the time and the subject matter.

Matt and his wife Allison have three children and the family resides in Fayette County.


April 30, 2012 Featured Speaker - Matt Forshee Carol Colon 2012-04-30 00:00:00Z
APRIL CELEBRATIONS

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Birthdays and Anniversaries for Apr-01-2012 to Apr-30-2012

 

MEMBER BIRTHDAYS
BIRTHDAY

Phil Grant

02 April

Charles Jefts

04 April

Phil McMullin

13 April

Doug Mickey

10 April

 

PARTNER BIRTHDAY
MEMBER NAME
BIRTHDAY

Amy Wlliamson

Scott Williamson

28 April

 

MEMBER ANNIVERSARIES
 START DATE
YEARS

Al Curtis

15 April 1996

16

Doug Mickey

10 April 2000

12

 

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
PARTNER NAME
ANNIVERSARY YEARS

Michelle Boyd

Steve

04/27

              7 

Dave Lee

Cheryl

04/05

            31

APRIL CELEBRATIONS Carol Colon 2012-04-30 00:00:00Z
CLUB NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
APRIL is Magazine Month

Share The Rotarian with your community during Magazine Month, and help promote Rotary’s work around the world. April’s Resource Guide highlights some of the magazine’s most popular features, including Amazing Stories of Polio! and The Rotarian’s Greater Goods Catalog.

CLUB NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS Carol Colon 2012-04-30 00:00:00Z
April 23, 2012 Featured Speaker - Jack J. Krakeel
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County Administrator

Jack J. Krakeel

Jack J. Krakeel has served in various capacities during his twenty-four year tenure in Fayette County. He served as the Assistant to the Director of Fire and Emergency Services from 1986 - 1994. He was appointed Director of Fire and Emergency Services in July of 1994 and in 2003 was appointed the Director of Public Safety. Mr. Krakeel’s’ career in local government spans more than thirty years. In April, 2007 Mr. Krakeel was appointed to serve as the Interim County Administrator and permanently appointed to the position in November 2008.

He is a graduate of Clayton State College and Brenau University and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Mr. Krakeel and his family reside in South Fayette County.

The County Administrator is appointed by the Board of Commissioners and works directly for them. The Administrator is responsible for carrying out decisions made by the Board. The Administrator has direct responsibility over all county government departments other than those headed by one of the County's elected Constitutional Officers. While the Board of Commissioners may vote to adopt a program, a policy, an ordinance, or may take other action to ensure or improve the delivery of county government services, it is the County Administrator who ensures on a daily basis that these decisions by the County Commissioners are implemented throughout the county government system.

 The Fayette County Government currently has over 700 full-time public employees.

April 23, 2012 Featured Speaker - Jack J. Krakeel Carol Colon 2012-04-23 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - April 9, 2012 Nuzair from Sri Lanka
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                                                     President Skip and Nuzair


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                GRSP Student, Nuzair from Sri Lanka
Last Week's Program - April 9, 2012 Nuzair from Sri Lanka Carol Colon 2012-04-16 00:00:00Z
FAYETTEVILLE HEROES
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FAYETTEVILLE HEROES Carol Colon 2012-04-16 00:00:00Z
Rotary Peace Fellowship Recruitment
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 Rotary Peace Fellow Alum Karla Castellano receiving her Master’s degree at the University of Queensland after completing the fellowship

The Rotary Peace Centers Master’s Fellowship was designed to build the peace leaders of tomorrow. Fellows are awarded 15-24 month fellowships to earn Master’s degrees in Peace and Conflict Resolution. They study at one of five Rotary Peace Centers all over the world. Fellows also complete a two to three month paid practical internship experience. For more information on the Rotary Peace Centers, please visit our website at www.rotary.org/rotarycenters.
Master Degree Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 years of paid or unpaid full-time employment
  • Proficiency in a second language
  • Demonstrated commitment to peace and conflict resolution

Rotary Peace Fellowship Recruitment Carol Colon 2012-04-16 00:00:00Z
April 16, 2012 Featured Speaker - Keith Dunnavant

 Introduction by Hector Colon

 

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Keith Dunnavant is the critically acclaimed author of five sports books, including America’s Quarterback, and the long-time president and editor-in-chief of Solovox Publishing, where he operates the award-winning online magazines College Football Replay and Crimson Replay.

A veteran journalist who has been chasing deadlines for more than three decades, he has carved out an unusual niche, combining journalism and entrepreneurship like few professionals in American media.

Before moving his business online, Dunnavant was the founding publisher and editor-in-chief of the college football magazine Dunnavant’s Paydirt Illustrated, the NASCAR title Dunnavant’s Speed! Illustrated, and the Florida lifestyle magazine South Walton Life. In building Paydirt into a successful brand with more than 300,000 readers, he devised and implemented a revolutionary business model—leveraging a licensing program that created partnerships with television and radio stations and retailers including Blockbuster Video and McDonald’s and, in the process, blazing a new trail for the publishing industry. While earning the trust of discerning fans across the Southeast and a long list of major awards for editorial excellence—including the Best of Show prize from the Society of Professional Journalists for his 1995 feature on former Florida coach Charley Pell’s battle with depression—Paydirt demonstrated Dunnavant’s entrepreneurial creativity.

One of the rare journalists who has been a senior-level editor in three distinct magazine genres—sports, business and general interest—Dunnavant’s career in editorial management also includes stints as editor of Adweek Magazines’ Special Report and managing editor of Mediaweek, both based in New York, and executive editor of Atlanta magazine. Working with writers to craft compelling narrative features on a variety of topics, he has directed coverage of everything from national politics to network television. At the Adweek group, he led the team that produced a special issue concerning the 2000 general election. At Mediaweek, his weekly cover stories set a new standard in narrative journalism for the news magazine of the media business. At Atlanta, his day-to-day management of the monthly included shepherding the venerable title’s 40th anniversary issue. He was also a long-time contributor to several magazines including Sport, BusinessWeek and Atlanta, specializing in profiles of prominent figures including Ralph Reed, Jann Wenner, Nancy Grace, Bobby Cremins, and Johnny Majors.

His writing and editing has been recognized with dozens of national and regional awards, including nine Green Eyeshade Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists; eight feature writing awards from the Football Writers Association of America; one gold medal, one silver medal and one bronze medal from the City & Regional Magazine Association; 19 GAMMA Awards from the Magazine Association of the Southeast; and two Charlie Awards from the Florida Magazine Association.

In his non-fiction books, Dunnavant frequently endeavors to blur the lines between sports and culture, revealing larger truths that strike at the heart of the American experience.

His books have been called “fascinating” (The New York Times), “evocative and provocative” (Sports Illustrated), “insightful” (Publishers Weekly), “stunning” (The Tampa Tribune), “masterful” (The Christian Science Monitor) and “balanced and intelligent” (Kirkus Reviews).

Dunnavant’s latest book, America’s Quarterback: Bart Starr and the Rise of the National Football League, will be published in September 2011 by the Thomas Dunne Books imprint of St. Martin’s Press.

Starr, the quarterback who led Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers to a record five NFL championships in seven years during the 1960s, has often been overshadowed by the enormity of his coach’s enduring mystique. While painstakingly making the case for Starr’s pivotal role in the Packers’ success as professional football captured the nation’s imagination, America’s Quarterback also tells a broader story about an underdog who reflected something fundamental about the country while reaching for success and validation, undaunted by rejection, humiliation and heartbreak.

In Coach, his widely praised 1996 biography of Paul “Bear” Bryant (Simon & Schuster), Dunnavant offers a definitive portrait of the legendary football coach who was driven by the lingering echo of youthful inferiority, becoming a giant in his profession and the foremost Southern icon of his age. Both CBS and ESPN relied heavily on Coach to craft the narratives for subsequent documentaries on Bryant.

Dunnavant’s expertise on college football history has also been featured—on and off camera—on ESPN’s SportsCentury and Honor Roll and HBO’s Breaking the Huddle.

No stranger to video, Dunnavant has produced several film projects with ShadowVision Productions business partner Jonathan Hickman, including Crashing the Party, a two-hour documentary on the rise of two-party politics in the state of Alabama.

A decade after Coach, Bear Bryant loomed large in The Missing Ring (St. Martin’s Press, 2006), Dunnavant’s book on the 1966 University of Alabama football team’s quest for an unprecedented third consecutive national championship. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement, the Vietnam war, and a world on the brink of dramatic change, the book takes readers deep inside the Alabama program of the sixties, tracing the harrowing journey of a diverse group of players who chased perfection in an imperfect world, unable to avoid a collision with the historic forces roiling American society.

Widely recognized for his authoritative writing about college football, Dunnavant chronicled the symbiotic relationship between television and the sport in his critically acclaimed 2004 book, The Fifty-Year Seduction (St. Martin’s Press). Connecting the dots between the climate of fear that caused the nation’s major colleges to try to protect themselves from television in the fifties and the long evolution that caused them to become dependent on the medium, the book traces the rise of the NCAA, the Supreme Court’s landmark Board of Regents decision, conference realignment, and the birth of the Bowl Championship Series.

A native of Athens, Ala., Dunnavant started his journalism career at a local weekly newspaper at the age of 14 by talking his way into a job that did not exist. Soon, the young sports editor of The Journal, circulation 11,000, was covering not only the local high school teams but also Southeastern Conference football and basketball—before he was old enough to drive. This early experience led to jobs with bigger papers in the area and eventually, a student assistant’s position with the University of Alabama sports information office, which allowed him to pay his way through college.

As a sportswriter for The National, Sports inc., Los Angeles Times, Dallas Times Herald and Birmingham Post-Herald, Dunnavant traveled the country covering college football and basketball, Major League Baseball, the National Football League and various other sports. Along the way, he chased some of the most important sports news stories of the day and interviewed many of the major sports figures of the last half of the 20th century, including Pete Rose, Willie Mays, Buster Douglas, Ted Turner, Richard Petty, Billy Payne, Bill France…and virtually every significant college football player and coach of the age.

Once the youngest reporter in the press boxes at Alabama, Auburn and Vanderbilt—during the era of Paul “Bear” Bryant, Doug Barfield and George MacIntyre—Dunnavant eventually distinguished himself as one of the country’s leading national college football writers, particularly in his days covering the sport for The National, the revolutionary but ill-fated New York-based all-sports newspaper headed by iconic sports journalist Frank Deford. Especially during his sportswriting days, Dunnavant was utilized as a college football expert by a long list of radio talk shows across America, making regular appearances on the 200-plus station One on One Sports network and the Paul Finebaum Radio Network, the most influential show of its kind in the Southeast.

Two decades after walking away from daily journalism to pursue a career in books and magazines, Dunnavant is applying his brand of incisive and thought-provoking journalism to the online arena with the college football history magazines College Football Replay and the Alabama-centric Crimson Replay. Complete with branded and conceptual video and audio content as well as insightful articles, the two titles are redefining what a sports magazine should be in the Internet age. Dunnavant hosts Distant Replay, the only video program on the Web devoted exclusively to interviewing former college stars, as well as the Time Capsule audio podcast, which features prominent voices from the sport’s past. In its first year, Crimson Replay was recognized with two Green Eyeshade Awards—First Place for Best Online Sports Reporting and Second Place for Best Specialized Website. While competing against some of the largest media brands in the Southeast, it was the only independent website honored.

A former adjunct professor at the University of Alabama and a former member of the board of directors of the Magazine Association of the Southeast, he is also an accomplished after-dinner speaker who has headlined events for dozens of civic, business, alumni, and sports groups across the Southeast.

Dunnavant lives near Atlanta, where he is at work on his sixth book.

 

April 16, 2012 Featured Speaker - Keith Dunnavant Carol Colon 2012-04-16 00:00:00Z
APRIL 9, 2012 FEATURED SPEAKER - GRSP Student Nuzair Mohamed
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Our GRSP Student Nuzair Mohamed from Colombo, Sri Lanka attends University of West Georgia.

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                       Terry Schaede from the RC of Atlanta Airport and Nuzair Mohamed



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                                        Nuzair Mohamed at the Thomasville GRSP Conclave
APRIL 9, 2012 FEATURED SPEAKER - GRSP Student Nuzair Mohamed Carol Colon 2012-04-09 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - March 26, 2012 - Janet Smola
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   President Elect Richard Buchanan and Janet Smola, Executive Director with ExceptionalOps



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    Outstanding program by Janet Smola. She discussed the summer program and other activities.
Last Week's Program - March 26, 2012 - Janet Smola Carol Colon 2012-04-09 00:00:00Z
March 26, 2012 Featured Speaker - Janet Smola

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Janet Smola, Executive Director
ExceptionalOps

Introduction by Carol Colon


Janet attended Westfield State College in Westfield MA majoring in Psychology from 1970-1973. She obtained Insurance Licensing from New York, Connecticut and Illinois along with NASD securities licensing in New York where she worked for Connecticut Mutual Life in recruiting and training. Upon moving to Georgia in 1993 she entered the world of professional fundraising and has dedicated her career to raising funds for 501 (c) 3 non profit organizations.

She currently serves as Director of ExceptionalOPS a non-profit organization that advocates for people with Developmental Disabilities in Fayette County and as Marketing Director of The Great Georgia Airshow a non-profit organization that provides funding to charities throughout Fayette County. She has been a member of the Fayette County School Board since 2000.

March 26, 2012 Featured Speaker - Janet Smola Carol Colon 2012-03-26 00:00:00Z
KEY TO LITERACY
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Key to literacy

More than 770 million adults worldwide do not know how to read. Learn how Rotary clubs are helping support basic education and literacy and see a photo gallery of literacy projects.

KEY TO LITERACY Carol Colon 2012-03-26 00:00:00Z
MARCH CELEBRATIONS
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Birthdays and Anniversaries

Member Birthdays Birthday
Jeoff Hamilton 16 March


Partner Birthdays Member Name Birthday
No Partner birthdays this period.


Member Anniversaries Start Date Years Years(P) Total
Cathy Cochran 06 March 2006 6 0 6
Darrell Cutts  03 March 1997 15 0 15
Dave Lee 27 March 2000 12 14 26
Scott McIver 31 March 2008 4 0 4
Alex Rodriguez 06 March 2006 6 0 6
Jack Smith 06 March 1989 23 0 23


Wedding Anniversaries Partner's Name Anniversary
Darrell Cutts Debby 03/25
MARCH CELEBRATIONS Carol Colon 2012-03-26 00:00:00Z
CLUB NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

REMINDER:  NO MEETING ON APRIL 2, 2012 

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CLUB NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS Carol Colon 2012-03-26 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - (March 12, 2012) Brad Carver
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                      Brad Carver, Partner with Hall Booth Smith & Slover, PC.
               Brad is the Senior Managing Director of HBSS Government Affairs

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                                    President Skip and Brad Carver

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                          Jack Smith, President Skip Arendt, and Brad Carver discuss water issues.
Last Week's Program - (March 12, 2012) Brad Carver Carol Colon 2012-03-19 00:00:00Z
March 19, 2012 Featured Speaker: Club Assembly
CLUB ASSEMBLY

Presented by President Skip and 2011-12 Board of Directors

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March 19, 2012 Featured Speaker: Club Assembly Carol Colon 2012-03-19 00:00:00Z
Message from Past District Governor Steve Stanfield

Rotary District 6900

The Work Day at Roosevelt Warm Springs (RWS) Rehabilitation Center

March 31st, 2012

Please note: this is the same day as District Assembly in Columbus, GA and it was planned that way. Those Rotarians who should be attending District Assembly should register and attend that event. Other club Rotarians’ are invited to a workday at RWS beginning at 9:00 AM on Saturday March 31st. Those attending District Assembly are invited to join members of their clubs at RWS immediately after District Assembly. District Assembly is usually over by 1:30 PM and it is a 35 minute trip to RWS from Columbus.

Schedule of Events for the RWS Workday

9:00 AM Arrive at RWS – follow signs to Georgia Hall and sign in – coffee juice & light snacks

9:20 Go into the auditorium for an overview of RWS and workday instructions/safety briefing

9:40 Go to your club’s selected work areas and begin working on projects

11:45 Break for lunch – lunch provided

12:45 Continue on work projects

4:00 Ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly refurbished handicapped Rotary Tennis Courts

4:30 Cleanup and departure (water, drinks and snacks provided for travel)

Drive Safely

Designated Projects:

Landscaping front entrance

Landscaping Georgia Hall

Ann Johnson Cottage – interior demolition

Clean-up at Camp Dream

Quadrangle cleanup and painting

Please have your clubs appoint a workday chairman and select the project or projects your club members want to work on.

Please provide the following to stevestanfield@bellsouth.net

Name of Club Project Chairman, number of Rotarians expected to work, project or projects they would like to work on.

Some thoughts for the day:

Dress for work that day – old clothes that might get paint on them

Dress for the weather

Hard hats for demolition work

Gloves

Bring your tools – paint brushes, wrecking bars, shovels, rakes, pruners, hedge clippers, etc. (we will have some tools on site

Water – refreshments – food and snacks provided

Stephen L. Stanfield

Message from Past District Governor Steve Stanfield Carol Colon 2012-03-19 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - (February 27, 2012) - Virginia Gibbs
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   Virginia Gibbs, President and CEO of Fayette County Chamber of Commerce

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                 Virginia Gibbs and President Skip Arendt

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        Jack Smith, Virginia Gibbs, President Skip Arendt, and Darrell Cutts
Last Week's Program - (February 27, 2012) - Virginia Gibbs Carol Colon 2012-03-12 00:00:00Z
SPRING FORWARD ON MARCH 11, 2012
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We will spring ahead this weekend and lose one hour of sleep.

REMINDER: Push clocks ahead one hour at 2:00 a..m. Sunday (Saturday night)


At 2 a.m. on March 11, 2012, groggy Americans will turn their clocks forward one hour, marking the beginning of Daylight Saving Time (DST).

The federal law that established "daylight time" in the United States does not require any area to observe daylight saving time. But if a state chooses to observe DST, it must follow the starting and ending dates set by the law. From 1986 to 2006 this was the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October, but starting in 2007, it is observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November, adding about a month to daylight saving time.


SPRING FORWARD ON MARCH 11, 2012 Carol Colon 2012-03-12 00:00:00Z
March 12, 2012 Featured Speaker - Brad Carver
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    Brad Carver

(Introduction by Phil Grant)

Brad Carver is the Senior Managing Director of HBSS Government Affairs and is a member of the Government Affairs; Energy, Regulatory and Utilities; Environmental, Mass Torts and Land Use; International; and Business Litigation practice groups. Prior to Hall Booth Smith & Slover, P.C., he worked for Miller & Martin, Alston & Bird, the Georgia Municipal Association, and Georgia Power Company.

Brad is a member of the American, State and Atlanta Bar Associations.  He is also a member of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Economic Developers Association and the Energy Bar Association. He serves as secretary of the German American Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Reserve Officers Association.


During law school, Brad deployed with the Army to Tuzla, Bosnia, from May 1996 to January 1997 as the Commander of a Detachment of the 341st Adjutant General Co. and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. In September 2003, he returned to Atlanta from a 14-month tour of duty in Kuwait and Iraq where he supported 3rd Army as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for exceptionally meritorious service during combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.  Brad continues to actively serve in the U.S. Army Reserves in the rank of Major as the Senior Legal Opinions Attorney for the 213th Legal Support Organization, headquartered in Decatur, Georgia.


Brad earned a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a masters and law degree from the University of Georgia.  He is married to Michelle Carver.


March 12, 2012 Featured Speaker - Brad Carver Carol Colon 2012-03-12 00:00:00Z
MARCH IS LITERACY MONTH

See a gallery of Rotary projects promoting basic education and literacy


If illiteracy were a simple problem, Rotarians would have solved it by now.

The issues are myriad: a scarcity of schools and learning materials, insufficient government spending on education, and cultural stigmas that limit education for women and girls, to name a few. And the problem goes far beyond the inability to decipher words on a page. In an increasingly complex world, poor reading comprehension condemns adults to the lowest rungs of society.

Rotarians, however, are committed to improving the situation. Rotary clubs worldwide have been carrying out thousands of literacy projects for decades. Basic education and literacy is one of Rotary's areas of focus.

Rotary's work in literacy has included rebuilding schools destroyed by natural disasters in Sri Lanka and Haiti, partnering with the Dollywood Foundation's Imagination Library to promote early childhood reading, and teaching students to read and write through the concentrated language encounter method in Brazil and Turkey.

Enjoy a gallery of Rotary literacy projects above. For more information:

MARCH IS LITERACY MONTH Carol Colon 2012-03-12 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - (February 27, 2012) - Scott Ballard
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                                       Scott Ballard, District Attorney for Griffin Judicial Circuit


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                                        President Skip and District Attorney Scott Ballard

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Last Week's Program - (February 27, 2012) - Scott Ballard Carol Colon 2012-03-05 00:00:00Z
March 5, 2012 Featured Speaker - Virginia Gibbs
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                  Virginia Gibbs - Fayette County Chamber of Commerce President

                                                             (Introduction by Jack Smith)

Virginia has been President of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce since early 2004.  Prior to joining the Chamber, she spent over 20 years in the plastics industry. She served in a variety of engineering, marketing and business development capacities with Borg Warner Chemicals and several midsized contract manufacturing firms.  For 10 of those years she owned her own manufacturer’s representative company, Integrated Plastic Services, Inc.

 

A native of Winter Park, Florida, Mrs. Gibbs holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical and Materials Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from WVU.  She is married to husband Daniel and they have an 16 year old daughter and a 14 year old son.  Her family has lived in Peachtree City since 1991.  Virginia is an avid sports enthusiast and continues to be a lifelong student of business.   

March 5, 2012 Featured Speaker - Virginia Gibbs Carol Colon 2012-03-05 00:00:00Z
MARCH IS LITERACY MONTH

wh-4p-gd      Fact Sheet
                        The Imagination Library

What is the Imagination Library?
Launched by country music star Dolly Parton and The Dollywood Foundation, the Imagination Library
fosters a love of reading among preschool children by providing them with a free hardcover book
every month from birth to the age of five. Rotary clubs and districts are encouraged to support literacy
through the Imagination Library.

Who benefits from the Imagination Library?
Over 450,000 children under the age of five receive books from the Imagination Library each month.
The program supports early childhood literacy and a life long love of reading. Over 15 million books
have been donated to children since the program began in 1996.

Where is the Imagination Library?
Currently, the Imagination Library has programs in over 900 communities across Canada, the United
Kingdom, and the United States.

How does it work?

Rotary clubs and other community groups help make the Imagination Library work. Participating
communities provide access to the program for all preschool children in their area. They promote the
program, register children with the Imagination Library, and pay for the books and mailing. Once a
child is registered, the Dollywood Foundation takes over sending the child a new book each month.

How are the books selected?
A committee composed of individuals from education, child development, academia, and early
childhood literacy select the books for the Imagination Library. The children’s classic The Little Engine
That Could™ is the first book of each library and Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by
Joseph Slate is the final book in the collection. Each book arrives in a polybag and is addressed to
the child.

How much does it cost?
Local communities are billed each month based upon the number of books mailed to their children.
The average cost of the books, labeling and mailing is US$ 28.00, CAN $60 and £24 per year per
child. The only additional expense is the cost of registration brochures, which is based upon the size
of the order.

What else can my club do to help?

Once you have set up an Imagination Library project, contact Rotary International to share your
successes. Rotary may want to publicize your efforts in one of Rotary’s publications and Web site,
www.rotary.org. Please send information about your project to programs@rotary.org.

Where can I learn more?

Visit the Imagination Library Web site, www.imaginationlibrary.com, or contact:

The Dollywood Foundation
1020 Dollywood Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, USA
Telephone: (865) 428-9604
Fax: (865) 428-9612
E-mail: ddotson@dollyfoundation.com

Programs Division (PD210)
Rotary International
1560 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201-3698, USA
Telephone: (847) 866-3000
Fax: (847) 866-6116
E-mail: programs@rotary.org
MARCH IS LITERACY MONTH Carol Colon 2012-03-05 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program - February 13, 2012
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                     President Skip and Pam Young with Southern Conservation Trust
Last Week's Program - February 13, 2012 Carol Colon 2012-02-27 00:00:00Z
FEBRUARY CELEBRATIONS
Member Birthdays Birthday
Dave Lee 04 February


Partner Birthdays Member Name Birthday
Paula Rodriguez Alex Rodriguez 09 February


Member Anniversaries Start Date Years
William (Skip) Arendt 12 February 2006 6


Wedding Anniversaries Partner's Name Anniversary Years
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FEBRUARY CELEBRATIONS Carol Colon 2012-02-27 00:00:00Z
February 27, 2012 Featured Speaker - Scott Ballard
ImageA collection of the weekly newspaper columns of an active District Attorney. Packed with humorous, as well as dramatic and moving courtroom moments from a middle Georgia judicial circuit. Get behind the scenes as trials are prepared. Admire the heroics of law enforcement officers and crime victims. Notice the interplay between a community and its courts. Learn how grand juries operate and how prosecutors assist molested children. Glimpse the strategies of lawyers as they select a jury and present testimony. Be inspired by a bird's-eye view of the lives of detectives, judges, and prosecutors who served their communities for decades. If you enjoy television crime shows, if you appreciate police and other public servants who fight crime and care about their communities, you'll love "You Should See the Other Guy!"
February 27, 2012 Featured Speaker - Scott Ballard Carol Colon 2012-02-27 00:00:00Z
FEBRUARY IS WORLD UNDERSTANDING MONTH

Rotarians have reason to celebrate as Rotary reaches 107 years



The Turku Cathedral in Finland is illuminated with an End Polio Now message on 2 February during a benefit concert. Rotary clubs around the world are lighting up iconic structures with the End Polio Now message the week of 23 February to celebrate Rotary's anniversary.

Rotarians have significant reasons to celebrate Rotary’s 107th anniversary on 23 February.

Major gains have been made in the fight to eradicate polio, Rotary’s top priority. In January, India reached a historic milestone by marking a full year without recording a new case of polio. The country has been an epicenter of the crippling childhood disease.

Worldwide, fewer than 650 polio cases were confirmed for 2011, less than half the 1,352 infections reported in 2010. Overall, the annual number of polio cases has plummeted by more than 99 percent since the initiative was launched in 1988, when polio infected about 350,000 children a year. More than 2 billion children have been immunized in 122 countries, preventing 5 million cases of paralysis and 250,000 deaths.

Also in January, Rotary leaders announced that Rotary clubs raised more than US$200 million in response to a $355 million challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In recognition of Rotary’s commitment, the Gates Foundation contributed an additional $50 million. All of the resulting $605 million will be spent in support of immunization activities in polio-affected countries.

“We’ll celebrate this milestone, but it doesn’t mean that we’ll stop raising money or spreading the word about polio eradication,” Rotary Foundation Trustee John F. Germ told Rotary leaders at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA. “We can’t stop until our entire world is certified as polio-free.”

FEBRUARY IS WORLD UNDERSTANDING MONTH Carol Colon 2012-02-27 00:00:00Z
ClubRunner Mobile App Now Available
 
ClubRunner Mobile App is now available for download!  Released on May 4, 2011, the ClubRunner Mobile App is your key to connect to your ClubRunner website on the go! Completely, free to download and use, this app will let you do what you need to run your club effectively while you're on the go. Password protected just like your website, the ClubRunner Mobile app is comprised of 3 main modules.You now will have the ability to view your member directory, view the articles posted to your website and locate the nearest club right from your iPhone or iPod, bringing you even closer to being able to connect, collaborate and communicate
 
To download the app from the Apple App Store, simply type in 'ClubRunner' in the search bar. Our mobile app is compatible with all versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch sets that have iOS 3.1 or later.
 
Released as Version 1.1, the app currently features the following modules:
 
 
Member Directory
 
Immediately view the most up to date member directory, upon login. You can browse your member profiles which give you the necessary contact information you need to connect with just one click. Make a call to any of their phone numbers, email them directly from your iPhone, or even add them to your iPhone/iPod contacts.
 
View Posts on Your Website
 
View the latest feed of home page stories that are on your website, directly on your phone, so you never miss any information!
 
Club Locator
 
Based on your current geographic location, ClubRunner’s Club Locator will instantly show you a map to visually locate the closest clubs near you. Click on a drop pin to expand and view more information on the club, including their meeting day and time and address. Perfect for doing makeups anywhere in the world!
 
                    
 
      

Currently only available for the iPhone, iPod and iPad sets, we will also be releasing the ClubRunner Mobile App for Blackberry and Android phones in the near future. Please note that the Stories and Members features are only available to clubs that are direct subscribers of ClubRunner. The Club Locator is available to all.

ClubRunner Mobile App Now Available Carol Colon 2012-02-13 00:00:00Z
February 13, 2012 Featured Speaker - Pam Young

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 Pam Young, Executive Director, Southern Conservation Trust

 Introduction by Al Gilbert

Southern Conservation Trust is proud to welcome Pam Young as the Trust's new Executive Director.  Pam grew up on a farm in rural Ohio and recognizes the opportunity we have in the Southside to preserve forests and farmland as our area develops. As former Executive Director of the Fayette YMCA, Pam appreciates the value of playing in nature to grow the next generation of stewards of our environment.

Please contact Pam with your questions about business sponsorship opportunities such as memorial trees or benches at Morgan Grove (the Trust's newest public preserve), land donation, or volunteer opportunities.  Pam will be happy to talk with you about the many possibilities available to support the Trust and its mission of preserving natural areas and greenspace in your community.

February 13, 2012 Featured Speaker - Pam Young Carol Colon 2012-02-13 00:00:00Z
FEBRUARY IS WORLD UNDERSTANDING MONTH

February Is World Understanding Month

In honor of the first Rotary meeting that occurred on February 23, 1905, Rotary International has designated this day as “World Understanding and Peace Day” and has selected February as “World Understanding Month.”   Through Rotary and its Foundation, we foster personal relationships that transcend borders and form a foundation for peace. World Understanding Month is a chance for every club to pause, plan, and promote the Fourth Avenue of Service – Rotary’s continued quest for goodwill, peace, and understanding among people of the world.

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Since RI’s beginning, Rotarians everywhere have celebrated Rotary’s anniversary on 23 February.  2012 marks Rotary's 107th anniversary.

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FEBRUARY IS WORLD UNDERSTANDING MONTH Carol Colon 2012-02-13 00:00:00Z
Pine Straw Charity Event - March 10, 2012

Pine Straw Sale Charity Event
March 10, 2012


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    Pickup location:

T & D Grocery

1552 Hwy 85 South

March 10, 2012    8:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Any questions concerning this event should be directed to Fred Faulkner at fred_faulkner@ucbi.com.  The pine straw order form can be found on our club web under download file.  

Pine Straw Charity Event - March 10, 2012 Carol Colon 2012-02-13 00:00:00Z
Historic Moments: Firsts and other fun facts

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The first four Rotarians: Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram Shorey, and Paul P. Harris, sometime between 1905 and 1912 first general secretary.

Did you know that Rotary founder Paul Harris wasn’t the first president of a Rotary club? 

That distinction is actually held by Harris’s friend Silvester Schiele, who served as the first president of the Rotary Club of Chicago. Harris deferred his club leadership duties until February 1907, when he was elected the third president of the Chicago club. 

In honor of Rotary Awareness Month in January, here’s a collection of facts and firsts to expand your knowledge of Rotary.  

Club firsts

On 23 February 1905, Paul P. Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram E. Shorey gathered in Chicago for what would become known as the first Rotary club meeting. A second club was formed in San Francisco in 1908, and soon after, clubs began to pop up across North America. 

On 1 August 1912, the Rotary Club of London became the first club chartered outside of North America. The Rotary Club of Dublin, Ireland, had been organized earlier, but didn’t receive its charter until 1 May 1913.

Presidential firsts

Paul Harris was elected as first president of the National Association of Rotary Clubs (which later became Rotary International) in 1910, and is the only president to have served two terms. 

Other firsts: Canadian E. Leslie Pidgeon (1917-18) was the first Rotary president from outside the United States, Sydney W. Pascall (1931-32) was the first from Great Britain, and Maurice Duperrey (1937-38) was the first from continental Europe. Learn more about past Rotary presidents. 

Foundation firsts

In 1929, The Rotary Foundation gave its first gift, US$500, to the International Society for Crippled Children (later Easter Seals), which was founded in 1921 by Rotarian Edgar F. Allen, of the Rotary Club of Elyria, Ohio, USA. Read more about Allen and Easter Seals. 

Paul Harris Fellow recognition was established in 1957 to show appreciation for contributions, and to encourage substantial ones, to what was then the Foundation’s only program: Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. Today, the recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation. Learn more about donor recognition

Convention facts

Edinburgh, Scotland, hosted the first convention outside North America in June 1921.  

Rotary’s first convention in Asia was held in Tokyo in 1961. Among the record-setting 23,366 paid and unpaid registrants was the emperor of Japan.

The largest convention to date, based on the number of paid registrants, was the Rotary centennial convention, held in Chicago in 2005.  

Historic Moments: Firsts and other fun facts Carol Colon 2012-02-06 00:00:00Z
NEW GENERATIONS - INTERACT
 
Interact video contest winners

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 Interact video contest! The Interact Club of Episcopal School of Knoxville, D6780 (Tennessee, USA) earned the grand prize for its entry, "Change 4 Change," which tells a dramatic story about the fight against polio. The video will be featured on the RI website and social media, and the club will receive an engraved plaque and a signed letter from RI President Kalyan Banerjee. Read the full story, including interviews with the Interact club president and faculty advisors at the school.

You can hear directly from the Interactors who created the grand-prize-winning video during a Facebook chat on Tuesday, 7 February from 12:30 to 13:00 Chicago time. (Check your local time.) Interactors and faculty advisors from The Episcopal School of Knoxville will share their experiences completing their service project and capturing it on video. You can join the conversation about how to engage students in polio eradication efforts by visiting the Interact Facebook page at the appointed time.

We also congratulate three clubs that were selected as finalists: the Interact Club of Alexandria Sporting, Egypt, D2450, for "How We Change the World," the Interact Club of Raffles Institution, Philippines, D3310, for "The Cambodian Experience," and the Interact Club of Webb School of Knoxville, USA, D6780, for " Webb School Interact Video Contest 2011."

Thanks to all the clubs, representing 11 countries and four continents, that submitted videos for the 2011 contest. Watch the winning entries and all of the other video submissions on the Interact video contest channel on YouTube.

NEW GENERATIONS - INTERACT Carol Colon 2012-02-06 00:00:00Z
January 30, 2012 Featured Speaker - Janet Smola, FCBOE Board Member

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                      Janet Smola

Janet attended Westfield State College in Westfield MA majoring in Psychology from 1970-1973. She obtained Insurance Licensing from New York, Connecticut and Illinois along with NASD securities licensing in New York where she worked for Connecticut Mutual Life in recruiting and training. Upon moving to Georgia in 1993 she entered the world of professional fundraising and has dedicated her career to raising funds for 501 (c) 3 non profit organizations.

She currently serves as Director of ExceptionalOPS a non-profit organization that advocates for people with Developmental Disabilities in Fayette County and as Marketing Director of The Great Georgia Airshow a non-profit organization that provides funding to charities throughout Fayette County. She has been a member of the Fayette County School Board since 2000.

January 30, 2012 Featured Speaker - Janet Smola, FCBOE Board Member Carol Colon 2012-01-30 00:00:00Z
Tree Planting Project at Morgan Grove Nature Area Development
Southern Conservation Trust is set to open the first phase of its fourth public nature preserve, Morgan Grove Nature Area, by spring 2012.  The remote 60-acre property near the Flint River in east Fayette County is comprised of logged hardwood forest and wetland habitat.

Through community volunteers, support and grants from The Waterfall Foundation and Charter Bank Foundation, the first phase of the park construction is being completed.  On December 29, 2011 over forty community volunteers participated in a county wide Rotary tree planting project.   

In approximately two hours volunteers from the Rotary clubs of Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Fayette Daybreak, and Coweta-Fayette along with the FCHS Interact Club, Boys Scouts, and Girl Scouts planted 600 tree seedlings.  The Forestry Ranger was on site to provide planting guidance.

Pam Young, Executive Director of Southern Conservation Trust expressed her deepest appreciation for the many efforts to assist the Trust with their Morgan Road Nature Area development.  “It was a great event by bringing several initiatives together for the benefit of our great community”, says Young. 

The Rotarians were honored to have Rotary District 6900 Governor Margie Kersey participate in the county wide tree planting project.  One of her pet projects for this Rotary year was to have each Rotary club in the district plant at least one tree per member.  Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary, created a friendship garden in his home in Chicago.  In the 1930’s as he and his wife Jean visited many Rotary conventions and gatherings around the world; they planted friendship trees in the parks and playgrounds on five continents of the world.  These trees stood as symbols of international understanding and good-will. 

The 60 acre Morgan Grove Nature Area was donated to the Southern Conservation Trust in 2006 by Brent Scarbrough and Buford Chandler.  Please feel free to visit www.sctlandtrust.org for detailed information on Southern Conservation Trust.

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Gov. Margie visits with Rangers

 

Tree Planting Project at Morgan Grove Nature Area Development Carol Colon 2012-01-30 00:00:00Z
Rotary clubs worldwide meet US$200 million fundraising challenge
 

Rotary International has succeeded in meeting the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s US$200 million match in funding for polio eradication, raising more than $202.6 million as of 17 January.

“We’ll celebrate this milestone, but it doesn’t mean that we’ll stop raising money or spreading the word about polio eradication,” Rotary Foundation Trustee John F. Germ told Rotary leaders at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA. “We can’t stop until our entire world is certified as polio-free.”

The fundraising milestone was reached in response to $355 million in challenge grants awarded to The Rotary Foundation by the Gates Foundation. All funds have been earmarked to support polio immunization activities in affected countries where the vaccine-preventable disease continues to paralyze children.

“In recognition of Rotary’s great work, and to inspire Rotarians in the future, the [Gates] foundation is committing an additional $50 million to extend our partnership,” said Jeff Raikes, chief executive officer of the Gates Foundation. “Rotary started the global fight against polio, and continues to set the tone for private fundraising, grassroots engagement, and maintaining polio at the top of the agenda with key policymakers.” Raikes also addressed Rotary leaders at the International Assembly.

The new $50 million grant from the Gates Foundation is not a challenge grant.

Since 1988, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99 percent, from about 350,000 cases annually to fewer than 650 cases reported so far for 2011. The wild poliovirus is now endemic in only four countries: Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan. However, India on 13 January marked a full calendar year without a case, paving the way for its removal from the endemic list.

But other countries also remain at risk for polio cases imported from the endemic countries. In Africa in 2011, Chad and the Democratic Republic of the Congo had significant outbreaks. Also in 2011, a small cluster of polio cases in China, which had been polio-free for a decade, was traced to Pakistan.

Rotary club members not only reached into their own pockets to support the Gates challenge, but also engaged their communities in a variety of creative fundraising projects, such as a fashion show in California that raised $52,000, benefit film screenings in New Zealand and Australia that netted $54,000, and a pledge-supported hike through Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, that brought in $38,000. Many events were planned around 24 October, widely observed as World Polio Day.

To date, Rotarians worldwide have contributed more than $1 billion toward the eradication of polio, a cause Rotary took on in 1985. In 1988, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention joined Rotary as spearheading partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. More recently, the Gates Foundation has become a major supporter. In 2007, the Gates Foundation gave Rotary a $100 million challenge grant for polio eradication, increasing it to $355 million in 2009. Rotary agreed to raise $200 million in matching funds by 30 June 2012.

Reaching children with the oral polio vaccine in the disease’s remaining strongholds is labor- and resource-intensive due to a host of challenges, including poor infrastructure, geographical isolation, armed conflict, and cultural misunderstanding about the eradication campaign.

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Rotary clubs worldwide meet US$200 million fundraising challenge Carol Colon 2012-01-30 00:00:00Z
RC of Fayetteville JANUARY HEROES

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Jack Bowdoin, Heritage Bank presents Outstanding Business Person of the Year Award to Jack Smith

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The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards luncheon on January 20, 2012 at Dolce Atlanta Peachtree with over 250 in attendance.  Congratulations Jack Smith!


RC of Fayetteville JANUARY HEROES Carol Colon 2012-01-30 00:00:00Z
2010-2011 Rotarian of the Year - Tony Fritz
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TONY FRITZ

ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR

 

The Rotary Club of Fayetteville is proud to recognize Tony Fritz as the 2010-11 Rotarian of the Year.   Tony is a principal partner with Harris Fritz and Associates, Inc., a premier design firm with over 25 years of service dedicated to delivering a broad array of projects.

Born in Georgia, he graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology receiving a Bachelor of Architecture.  His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Architects, American Society of Interior Designers and National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.  He proudly serves on the Fayetteville Mainstreet architectural design review board.      

Tony joined the Rotary Club of Fayetteville in October 2004, where he currently serves as Membership Director.  His hard work and dedicated service have been instrumental in the club reaching its fundraising and project goals.  He served as Rotary President in 2009-10 and has continued to serve the club in a very active role since his presidency.  Tony is a Paul Harris Fellow and a sustaining member of the Georgia Rotary Student Program.  

Tony is an invaluable member of the Fayetteville Rotary Club.  He always goes the extra mile to make sure every project we undertake is given the right amount of attention.  He is best known for his Rotary club theme, “we’re not just friends, we’re family’”.   After meeting Tony, you will know that family comes first.  

In 2010 Tony was the architect of the New Cancer Center at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.  He states it was a blessing to design because his daughter, Melissa Fritz Hamrick who passed away of cancer on January 28, 2009 had shown him how to be a faithful servant in the worst of conditions. 

Tony and his wife Alice reside in Tyrone and are active members of Hopewell Methodist Church.  Together they have three sons, Jason, Jonny, and David. In his leisure time he enjoys tennis, golf, hunting, water sports, ping pong, snow skiing, and flower gardens. 

 
2010-2011 Rotarian of the Year - Tony Fritz Carol Colon 2012-01-30 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program (January 9, 2012) - Annual President's Day Celebration

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   Let the Celebration begin..................Happy President's Day and Farewell Parks!

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   RC of Fayetteville Past Presidents

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    RC of Fayetteville Past Presidents and District 6900 Leadership

Last Week's Program (January 9, 2012) - Annual President's Day Celebration Carol Colon 2012-01-23 00:00:00Z
"Peace Through Service" is 2012-13 RI theme
 

'Peace Through Service' is 2012-13 RI theme


 
 

RI President-elect Sakuji Tanaka unveiled the 2012-13 RI theme, Peace Through Service, during the opening plenary session of the 2012 International Assembly, a training event for incoming Rotary district governors. Rotary Images/Alyce Henson

RI President-elect Sakuji Tanaka will ask Rotarians to build Peace Through Service in 2012-13. 

Tanaka unveiled the RI theme during the opening plenary session of the 2012 International Assembly, a training event for incoming Rotary district governors. 

"Peace, in all of the ways that we can understand it, is a real goal and a realistic goal for Rotary," he said. "Peace is not something that can only be achieved through agreements, by governments, or through heroic struggles. It is something that we can find and that we can achieve, every day and in many simple ways."

Peace has different meanings for different people, Tanaka said.  

"No definition is right, and no definition is wrong," he said. "However we use the word, this is what peace means for us. 

"No matter how we use, or understand the word, Rotary can help us to achieve it," he added. 

Tanaka, a businessman from the greater Tokyo metropolitan area, shared how becoming a Rotarian broadened his understanding of the world. After joining the Rotary Club of Yashio, in 1975, he said, he began to realize that his life's purpose was not to make more money, but to be useful to other people. 

"I realized that by helping others, even in the simplest of ways, I could help to build peace," Tanaka said. 

He noted that the Japanese tradition of putting the needs of society above the needs of the individual helped his country rebuild after the tsunami and earthquake in March. 

"This is a lesson that I think the whole world can learn from, in a positive way. When we see the needs of others as more important than our own needs -- when we focus our energies on a shared goal that is for the good of all -- this changes everything," he said. "It changes our priorities in a completely fundamental way. And it changes how we understand the idea of peace." 

Tanaka will ask Rotarians to focus their energy on supporting the three priorities of the RI Strategic Plan , he said. He added that he will ask the incoming leaders to promote three Rotary peace forums, to be held in Hiroshima, Japan; Berlin; and Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

“In Rotary, our business is not profit. Our business is peace,” he said. “Our reward is not financial, but the happiness and satisfaction of seeing a better, more peaceful world, one that we have achieved through our own efforts.”

"Peace Through Service" is 2012-13 RI theme Carol Colon 2012-01-23 00:00:00Z
January 23, 2012 Featured Speaker - Jean Peck, Executive Director, Camp Southern Ground

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                       JEAN PECK      

In addition to serving on the Advisory Board, Jean has assumed the position of ED of Camp Southern Ground. Her involvement with camp land acquisition as well as her passion for kids and the camp will help further the development of the camp’s infrastructure. Since taking the ED position, she has taken a leave of absence from her duties with Airtran Airways where she is a flight officer on the Boeing 717. 

Formerly Jean has been in business in the Fayette County area for over 10 years and has served her valuable network of customers and clients in many capacities. Most recently, she has marketed her family-partnered business, Turf Wizard, a premium lawn care company serving the metro Atlanta area. Formerly, Jean was the Executive Vice President of Coldwell Banker Commercial Terra Firma in Peachtree City, Georgia - a commercial real estate company. Prior to this, she was the President and CEO of her own company, Tri-State Realty Group, before it was acquired in early 2009. She is a member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors and is a CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) candidate. She has been a member of the Atlanta Commercial Real Estate Million Dollar Club consecutively since 2005. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Steeplechase and the Southern Crescent Business Network Group. She is also proud to be an Ambassador for the Fayette Chamber of Commerce and also on the volunteer committee of the American Cancer Society's Cattle Baron's Ball.

Raised just south of Atlanta, Jean graduated from Auburn University in 1985. She relocated to Alaska in 1986 where she began her career as a pilot in the Alaska Air National Guard. Earning the rank of captain, she was an aircraft commander on the KC-135 Stratotanker (Air to Air Refueler) where she was deployed with the 168th Air Refueling Group to serve in Desert Storm. Additionally, Jean was the Group Commander's Liaison Officer during Military Force Exercises in Alaska and Europe as well as the Aircrew Scheduling, Group Historian and Human Relations Officer. In 1993, Jean was hired as a flight officer with United Airlines. She has flown throughout the United States, Europe and South America with both United and the Air National Guard. As a resident of Fayette County, Jean is married to Dave Peck and they have two children - Caroline, age 12 and Justin, age 13. Jean and her family are passionate about their hobbies which include horseback riding, water and snow sports. They are members at Bear Creek Fox Hounds and Midland Fox Hounds.

January 23, 2012 Featured Speaker - Jean Peck, Executive Director, Camp Southern Ground Carol Colon 2012-01-23 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program (December 19, 2011) - Children's Christmas Party
Our December 19, 2011 meeting was held at the Fayette County Library, located behind the county complex. Our guest speakers were Lois Sharpe and Barbara Daniel from Girl Scout Troop 152.   Following lunch, Library Director Chris Snell provided a tour of the new facility.  If you missed this meeting, please go by and take a self guided tour!     

Our lunch was catered by Doug Mickey with Chick-fil-A. Thank you Doug!

WHS Interact President, Hathifa Parker and Secretary, Zachary Grandea joined us for this meeting.  Two of our three adopted college students were in attendance to accept our gifts.  Again, heartfelt thanks goes to our club members for making this a special Christmas for these deserving students.

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Last Week's Program (December 19, 2011) - Children's Christmas Party Carol Colon 2012-01-09 00:00:00Z
January 9, 2012 Featured Speaker - Annual President's Day Celebration - (Carol Colon)

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Skip Arendt, President of the RC of Fayetteville

encourages our entire membership to attend

our Eighteenth Annual

 President's Day Celebration
to honor
Past Presidents and Past District Governors
to be held
Monday, January 9, 2012

Join us in this celebration as we honor our
Past Leaders.
January 9, 2012 Featured Speaker - Annual President's Day Celebration - (Carol Colon) Carol Colon 2012-01-09 00:00:00Z
January 9, 2012 - The Rotary Club of Fayetteville Honors the Past, Present and Future Leadership
  The Rotary Club of Fayetteville Honors Past Club Presidents
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President 

Skip Arendt                                                           2011-2012

 

Past Presidents

Paul C. Oddo, Jr.                                                       1981                         

Robert J. Disharoon                                            1981-1982 

Parks Redwine, II                                                1982-1983

Jerry B. Ballard                                                    1983-1984

R.B. (Bob) Dixon                                                 1984-1985

David K. Selleck                                                  1985-1986

Thomas D. Reese                                                1986-1987

Dave C. Lee                                                        1987-1988

William R. McNally                                              1988-1989

Ross Weaver                                                      1989-1990

Al F. Gilbert                                                        1990-1991 

Paul C. Oddo, Jr.                                                 1991-1992

M.D.  (Pete) Waldrop, Jr.                                    1992-1993

Tim Simmons                                                      1993-1994 

Carol M. Johnson                                                1994-1995

Jack C. Bowdoin                                                 1995-1996 

L.H. (Dan) Davis                                                 1996-1997

George Lawrence, III                                          1997-1998

Hector L. Colon                                                   1998-1999 

Jack J. Krakeel                                                    1999-2000

Robert C. Carroll                                                 2000-2001

Michael J. Jablonski                                           2001-2002

Paul T. Carroll, Jr.                                                2002-2003

Darrell Cutts                                                         2003-2004

Jack R. Smith                                                       2004-2005

Jim Crissey                                                           2005-2006

Irene M. Edwards                                                 2006-2007

Jeoff B. Hamilton                                                  2007-2008

Scott Williamson                                                  2008-2009

Tony Fritz                                                                2009-2010

 

Immediate Past President

Cathy Cochran                                                      2010-2011

 

Past Presidents that served other clubs

Wallace Kite

Phil McMullin

George Patton


 


January 9, 2012 - The Rotary Club of Fayetteville Honors the Past, Present and Future Leadership Carol Colon 2012-01-09 00:00:00Z
FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT US PRESIDENTS
  

RECORD SETTERS

Tallest:  Abraham Lincoln (6 feet 4 inches)

Shortest:  James Madison (5 feet 4 inches)

Heaviest:  William Howard Taft (over 300 pounds)

Biggest Feet:  Warren G. Harding (size 14)

Youngest Elected:  John F. Kennedy (43)

Youngest to Take Office:  Theodore Roosevelt (42)

Oldest Elected:  Ronald Reagan (69)

Longest-Lived:  Gerald Ford (93 years, 166 days)

Longest Time in Office:  Franklin D. Roosevelt (12 years)

Shortest Time in Office:  William Henry Harrison (32 days)  

 

FIRST PRESIDENT WHO WAS

Born a U.S. Citizen:  Martin Van Buren

Born West of the Mississippi:  Herbert Hoover (Iowa)

Born in a Log Cabin:  Andrew Jackson

Born in a Hospital:  Jimmy Carter

Bearded:  Abraham Lincoln

A Bearded Democrat:  None

Assassinated:  Abraham Lincoln

Impeached:  Andrew Johnson

A Boomer:  Bill Clinton

 

FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT US PRESIDENTS Carol Colon 2012-01-09 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program (December 12, 2011) - Parks Redwine

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Past President and Charter Member, Parks Redwine was our featured speaker on December 12, 2011.

 

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What a wine tasting event!  It was truly enjoyed by all...........

 

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Parks Redwine and President Skip Arendt

Last Week's Program (December 12, 2011) - Parks Redwine Carol Colon 2011-12-19 00:00:00Z
December is Family Month

NOTE:  December 19, 2011 meeting location has been changed to the Fayette County Library, located behind the county complex. Following lunch and a short program by three local girl scouts, Library Director Chris Snell will provide a tour of the new facility.  Our own Jack Smith was instrumental in making this happen. Thanks Jack.   

Our lunch is being catered by Doug Mickey with Chick-fil-A. 

Rotarian children and grandchildren are welcome to attend.  Our adopted college students should be in attendance today.  Please welcome them to our meeting.


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December is Family Month Carol Colon 2011-12-19 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program (December 5, 2011) - Annual Christmas Party

The Annual RC of Fayetteville Christmas Party was enjoyed by all.

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Last Week's Program (December 5, 2011) - Annual Christmas Party Carol Colon 2011-12-12 00:00:00Z
New Paul Harris Fellowships awarded December 5, 2011

Foundation Chair, Hector Colon calls on District Governor Margie Kersey to assist with Paul Harris Fellowships.

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New Paul Harris Fellowships awarded December 5, 2011 Carol Colon 2011-12-12 00:00:00Z
December 12, 2011 Featured Speaker - Parks Redwine

 Introduction by Hector Colon

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Founded in 1978 by two enterprising Frenchmen, The Atlanta Improvement Company (AIC) is a federally and state licensed importer for wines, beers and spirits.

AIC is licensed and bonded to sell to wholesale distributors throughout the southeastern United states: Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, Virginia, Delaware and Maryland as well as the District of Columbia. Additionally, AIC sells into New York, Illinois, Vermont, New Hampshire, Texas, Nevada, Wyoming and Hawaii. Other states are under consideration.

 

In addition, AIC acts as broker, promoter and sales and marketing agent for several small and mid-sized wineries from within the United States.

The Atlanta Improvement Company also maintains an office in France, in the Bordeaux area. This office is headed by founding partner, Monsieur Lucien "Toto" Rosenfeld, who worked for Dulong et Fils, a major Bordeaux negociant until his retirement in 2006. We regularly coordinate and consolidate containers in Europe for small direct-import shipments to numerous wholesale distributors in the southeast. In the past twelve months we have coordinated and managed over three dozen container - load shipments from France, Spain, Italy and Germany.

AIC owns and operates a large, climate controlled warehouse in the Atlanta area.  This allows for better fulfillment of quick moving items to our wholesalers.

The president of the Atlanta Improvement Company, since 1990, is Mr. Parks Redwine.  Mr. Redwine has had more than twenty years experience in the banking business.  In addition, Mr. Redwine has long been associated with the wine trade, having been a wine writer for the Atlanta Journal/Constitution from 1976 through1981; a long-time freelance writer; a professional wine judge (Los Angeles County Fair 1977 - 1984; the Oregon State Fair in 1982 and 1983; the Concours du Vin at Bourg/Blaye, held in conjunction with Bordeaux's VINEXPO, in 1989 - 1999; and the Foire aux Orange in the southern Rhone in 2001); and chief judge of the Atlanta Wine Festival's Wine Competition from 1983 - 1990, its successors the Atlanta Wine Summit 1991 - 2000, The Wine Lovers International Wine Competition in both 1996 and 1997, the VinoChallenge International from 2001 - present and the Northwest wine Summit 1996 - present.

Lastly, the Atlanta Improvement Company conducts its own major trade show each February, at no charge to the one hundred or more producers it represents.  Typically showing approximately 500 different samples, and open exclusively to the wholesale and the on-and off- premise retail trade, this show is unique in its marketing concept.  It consistently attracts distributors and retailers from 5 or more states in addition to Georgia.

 

December 12, 2011 Featured Speaker - Parks Redwine Carol Colon 2011-12-12 00:00:00Z
RC of Fayetteville - Family of Rotary News (December 5, 2011)

Jack and Lael Smith welcome their first grandchild.

Lilly Belle Smith

Born November 14, 2011

2.5 months premature @ 3.25 pounds

In neonatal ICU in Birmingham.

Doing well and anticipated to be released around Christmas.

Parents:  Christopher Scott and Beverly Ann (Carter) Smith

 

Hector and Carol Colon welcome their second grandchild.

Justin Mays Johnson

Born November 28, 2011 in Guam

8 lbs., 20.5 inches

Parents:  Dr. Jamie Johnson and Brent Johnson 

RC of Fayetteville - Family of Rotary News (December 5, 2011) Carol Colon 2011-12-05 00:00:00Z
December is Family Month
 

Message from RI president

My dear brothers and sisters in Rotary,

In late August, Binota and I were in Ghana, where Rotary Foundation Trustee Vice Chair Sam Okudzeto and enthusiastic local Rotarians took us to the ribbon-cutting for a water project in a little village, Abutia Teti, about 60 miles from Accra. We arrived at about 11 a.m., and the whole village seemed to be there. Everyone had been waiting since early morning to welcome us. In the past, the women had to walk over 3 miles to carry pails of water from a river. Now they had a supply of safe, clean water from tube wells in the village itself. It was a simple but effective project in which Rotary and USAID had worked together. But what struck us most that day was family: The men, the women, the children were all there together, dancing, singing, and welcoming us. It made me think about how everywhere around the world, people come together in families, and families join together as communities.

And this made me happy that the first of our emphases in this Rotary year is the family, because the family is where everything begins. It is where life begins, it is where our day begins, and it is where our Rotary service must begin. Because it is the family, and not the individual, that is the building block of the community – and of Rotary.

It is one of my great priorities to encourage the involvement of families in Rotary service. I feel incredibly strongly that Rotary should never, ever come between the Rotarian and the family. Rotary service should be something that brings the family closer together. For myself, if I cannot bring Binota with me to a Rotary event, it’s simple – I don’t go! Rotary is not just for me; it is for both of us. This is why I encourage districts to welcome families at district conferences, to involve spouses and children in service projects, and to plan meeting times with families in mind. The more that families are involved in Rotary, the more Rotary will thrive – today and tomorrow.

What is Rotary about? It’s about so many things, but at its core, Rotary is about these words: Love your neighbor as yourself. Rotary is about love, and that love has to start with us – and with those closest to us.
December is Family Month Carol Colon 2011-12-05 00:00:00Z
December 5, 2011 Featured Program - Annual Christmas Party

Annual Christmas Party is scheduled for Monday evening at 6:30 pm at Whitewater Creek Country Club.  The dress is Christmas attire.

Our featured vocalist will be Andrea Caldwell.

Charter member, Parks Redwine has graciously agreed to furnish wine for our Christmas party.  

The Board of Directors have elected to adopt three college students for Christmas.  An e-mail detailing this club event has been sent to each Fayetteville Rotarian.  Please be generous and reply directly to the e-mail.

 

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December 5, 2011 Featured Program - Annual Christmas Party Carol Colon 2011-12-05 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program (November 21, 2011) - Annual Donations Celebration
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Last Week's Program (November 21, 2011) - Annual Donations Celebration Carol Colon 2011-11-28 00:00:00Z
November 28, 2011 - Club Assembly
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Club assemblies

A club assembly is a meeting that all members attend to discuss club programs and activities. Most clubs hold four to six assemblies per year. Assemblies allow members to

  • Brainstorm ideas for projects and activities
  • Set goals and develop action plans using the Club Leadership Plan
  • Coordinate committee activities
  • Review the club's strengths, opportunities, and weaknesses
  • Learn more about Rotary and its programs

The club administration committee is responsible for planning the agenda for assemblies under the direction of the club president, and may want to consult a suggested timeline and list of purposes .
For assemblies that focus on strategic planning or continuing education, consider involving the club trainer.

Before planning assemblies, seek input from members to ensure the meetings address their interests and concerns. Ask questions such as:

  • What would you change about our weekly meetings?
  • What are the most important factors in retaining current members?
  • How can our club recruit new members?
  • What changes would increase your participation in club service projects?
  • What are the reasons you do or do not contribute to The Rotary Foundation?
November 28, 2011 - Club Assembly Carol Colon 2011-11-28 00:00:00Z
NOVEMBER IS ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH
 

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

Supporting The Rotary Foundation is one of the four pillars of an effective club in the Club Leadership Plan. It is recommended that each club have a club Rotary Foundation committee to develop and implement a plan for supporting the Foundation through program participation and financial contributions.

The Foundation’s programs are:

Ways to involve club members in The Rotary Foundation include:

  • Spotlighting a Rotary Foundation program each quarter by asking alumni presenters to highlight the benefits of their participation
  • Encouraging club members to get involved by volunteering for a project
  • Inviting a different Rotarian to make a short presentation at each club meeting about their personal involvement in The Rotary Foundation – a Rotary Foundation moment – to show how The Rotary Foundation saves and changes lives
  • Encouraging club members to attend the district Rotary Foundation seminar

Club members can financially support The Rotary Foundation by making contributions to:

See the Club Rotary Foundation Committee Manual for more information on how your club can support The Rotary Foundation.

The Rotary Foundation Quick Reference Guide is useful in helping new club members learn about Foundation programs and contributions.

NOVEMBER IS ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH Carol Colon 2011-11-28 00:00:00Z
GRSP Student - Nuzair Mohomed from Sri Lanka

Our GRSP Student, Nuzair Mohomed is out for the Christmas holidays beginning December 7.  He is available to spend time with our club members anytime from December 14 to January 1. Please see Carol Colon (678-523-8865) or Terry Schaede (770-969-2232 home, 678-778-0381 cell) to coordinate a stay at your home during this time frame.

GRSP Student - Nuzair Mohomed from Sri Lanka Carol Colon 2011-11-28 00:00:00Z
November 21, 2011 Featured Program: RC of Fayetteville Annual Community Donations Day

Special Guests:

Becky Davenport, Executive Director and Bill Webb, President/Board of Directors

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Debbie Britt, Executive Director and Vicki Turner, Past Chairman

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Lena Slaughter, President

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November 21, 2011 Featured Program: RC of Fayetteville Annual Community Donations Day Carol Colon 2011-11-21 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program (November 14, 2011) - Fayetteville City Manager, Joe Morton

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Fayetteville City Manager, Joe Morton gives us an update on the of City of Fayetteville.

Last Week's Program (November 14, 2011) - Fayetteville City Manager, Joe Morton Carol Colon 2011-11-21 00:00:00Z
November 21, 2011 Song of the Week - Over The River and Through The Wood

OVER THE RIVER AND
THROUGH THE WOOD

Over the river, and through the wood,
To Grandmother's house we go;
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh
through the white and drifted snow.

Over the river, and through the wood -
Oh, how the wind does blow!
It stings the toes and bites the nose
As over the ground we go.

Over the river, and through the wood,
To have a first-rate play.
Hear the bells ring, "Ting-a-ling-ding",
Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!

Over the river, and through the wood
Trot fast, my dapple-gray!
Spring over the ground like a hunting-hound,
For this is Thanksgiving Day.
November 21, 2011 Song of the Week - Over The River and Through The Wood Carol Colon 2011-11-21 00:00:00Z
NOVEMBER IS ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH
Your support of the Annual Programs Fund is the key to serving communities worldwide in the areas of focus, which are peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, and economic and community development. You can give to one of the areas of focus funds through APF, and all contributions are spent wisely on quality Rotary projects.
NOVEMBER IS ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH Carol Colon 2011-11-21 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program (November 7, 2011) - The Rotary Foundation by Carol Colon,

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Rotary Foundation Month

 

November is Rotary Foundation Month. Your support of the Annual Fund through the Every Rotarian, Every Year (EREY) initiative makes it possible for the Foundation to continue its work of Doing Good in the World.

 

Last Week's Program (November 7, 2011) - The Rotary Foundation by Carol Colon, Carol Colon 2011-11-14 00:00:00Z
November 14, 2011 Featured Speaker - Joe Morton, Fayetteville City Manager
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November 14, 2011 Featured Speaker - Joe Morton, Fayetteville City Manager Carol Colon 2011-11-14 00:00:00Z
Pat Fox Honors Meredith F. McClure as his 3rd PHF

Pat Fox honors his daughter, Meredith F. McClure as his 3rd Paul Harris Fellow at our November 7, 2011 meeting.

ImageMeredith F. McClure is hereby named a PAUL HARRIS FELLOW in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world. 

Pictured above:  President Skip Arendt, Pat Fox and Meredith McClure


Pat Fox Honors Meredith F. McClure as his 3rd PHF Carol Colon 2011-11-14 00:00:00Z
FCHS and WHS Interact Officer Induction held November 7, 2011

Special thanks goes to Doug Mickey with Chick-fil-a for providing the refreshments for the FCHS and WHS Interact Officer Inductions on November 7, 2011. 

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Pictured above is FCHS Interact President Madison Coburn and RC of Fayetteville President Skip Arendt.

 

FCHS Interact Officers

President:                 Madison Coburn

Vice President:        Sarah Palmer

Secretary:                 Anita Lee

Treasurer:                Dayna Gomes

Faculty Advisor:      Paula Resnak  

  

The FCHS Interact Club members will be ringing the bells outside of Kroger Town Center on Saturday, November 19 and Saturday, December 17.  If you are in the area, please stop by and say hello and let them know you are a member of the RC of Fayetteville.  


FCHS and WHS Interact Officer Induction held November 7, 2011 Carol Colon 2011-11-14 00:00:00Z
RC of Fayetteville Welcomes our Newest Member - Nealy Brown

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Nealy Brown - Sponsored by Tony Fritz - Inducted November 7, 2011

Dr. Nealy Brown has worked rebuilding relationships for over a decade.  Nealy has a PhD in psychology along with a Masters in Counseling and a Masters in Divinity.  As a counselor, coach, and chaplain in the US Air Force, she has jorneyed with many who struggle with relationship difficulties.  She has found great joy in seeing relationships renewed, refined, and revolutionized, even those that seem beyond repair.  She believes that there is always hope and says this comes from seeing unbelievable reults against all odds.

Nealy and her husband Jeff enjoy their community in Georgia.  They've been blessed ith a unique family.  They adopted their daughter, Joy, from Nigeria, who is now a nurse.  In addition, they have appreciated the privilege of having teenagers, families, and others who lived with them along life's journey.  Each are cherished by the Browns.

Nealy's classification will be Consulting-Relationships.




RC of Fayetteville Welcomes our Newest Member - Nealy Brown Carol Colon 2011-11-14 00:00:00Z
Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club Fundraiser
 
Anna Hollander with the Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club visited our club on October 24 and extended an invitation for our members to participate in their fundraiser.  They are selling fruit for the holidays.  Details are below.


  • Sales end on Nov. 7. and money will need to be collected by that date.
  • Fruit will be shipped to Anna's house between Nov. 28 and Dec. 17.
  • Price is $18 for either grapefruit, navel oranges, or tangelos. A mixed box of grapefruit and navel oranges is $20. All boxes are 10 lb. That is the ONLY size box they are selling.
  • Please contact Anna Hollander at 770-631-3556 regarding buying the fruit and about delivery. Her home phone is 770-631-3556.
  • This fruit is excellent quality and makes a great gift. It is boxed, not bagged.
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Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club Fundraiser Carol Colon 2011-11-07 00:00:00Z
Honoring All Who Served - Celebrating Veterans Day, November 11, 2011
 

Many Americans mistakenly believe that Veterans Day is the day America sets aside to honor American military personnel who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained from combat. That's not quite true. Memorial Day is the day set aside to honor America's war dead.

Veterans Day, on the other hand, honors ALL American veterans, both living and dead. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for dedicated and loyal service to their country. November 11 of each year is the day that we ensure veterans know that we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made in the lives to keep our country free.

We honor all Fayetteville Rotarian Veterans that have served our country. 

 


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Honoring All Who Served - Celebrating Veterans Day, November 11, 2011 Carol Colon 2011-11-07 00:00:00Z
November 7, 2011 Featured Program - The Rotary Foundation - Carol Colon, D6900 Annual Giving Chair

History of The Rotary Foundation



 
 

Arch C. Klumph, founder of The Rotary Foundation, circa 1916 Courtesy of Rotary Images

In 1917, RI President Arch C. Klumph proposed that an endowment be set up “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” In 1928, when the endowment fund had grown to more than US$5,000, it was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and it became a distinct entity within Rotary International.

Five Trustees, including Klumph, were appointed to “hold, invest, manage, and administer all of its property . . . as a single trust, for the furtherance of the purposes of RI.”

Two years later, the Foundation made its first grant of $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children. The organization, created by Rotarian Edgar F. “Daddy” Allen, later grew into the Easter Seals.

The Great Depression and World War II both impeded the Foundation’s growth, but the need for lasting world peace generated great postwar interest in its development. After Rotary’s founder, Paul P. Harris, died in 1947, contributions began pouring into Rotary International, and the Paul Harris Memorial Fund was created to build the Foundation.

That year, the first Foundation program – the forerunner of Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships – was established. In 1965-66, three new programs were launched: Group Study Exchange , Awards for Technical Training, and Grants for Activities in Keeping with the Objective of The Rotary Foundation, which was later called Matching Grants .

The Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H) Grants program was launched in 1978, and Rotary Volunteers was created as a part of that program in 1980. PolioPlus was announced in 1984-85, and the next year brought Rotary Grants for University Teachers . The first peace forums were held in 1987-88, leading to the Foundation's peace and conflict studies programs .

Throughout this time, support of the Foundation grew tremendously. Since the first donation of $26.50 in 1917, it has received contributions totaling more than $1 billion. More than $70 million was donated in 2003-04 alone. To date, more than one million individuals have been recognized as Paul Harris Fellows – people who have given $1,000 to the Annual Programs Fund or have had that amount contributed in their name.

Such strong support, along with Rotarian involvement worldwide, ensures a secure future for The Rotary Foundation as it continues its vital work for international understanding and world peace.
November 7, 2011 Featured Program - The Rotary Foundation - Carol Colon, D6900 Annual Giving Chair Carol Colon 2011-11-07 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program (October 31, 2011) - Senator Ronnie Chance

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Senator Ronnie Chance presents President Skip with a club banner from the Rotary Club of Stroud in England where his father-in-law is a member.  Senator Chance brought us up to date on this past year's session.      

Last Week's Program (October 31, 2011) - Senator Ronnie Chance Carol Colon 2011-11-07 00:00:00Z
Club Information
Skip Arendt, President
cordially invites you to attend
the FCHS and WHS
Interact Officer Inductions
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on Monday, November 7, 2011

at 6:30 pm at the Community Room at Heritage Bank
Club Information Carol Colon 2011-10-31 00:00:00Z
Wine Tasting Event - October 27, 2011

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Past President Jack Smith and his wife Lael are getting ready to enjoy their meal with their wine.

Wine Tasting Event - October 27, 2011 Carol Colon 2011-10-31 00:00:00Z
October 31, 2011 Featured Speaker - Senator Ronnie Chance

Introduction by Jack Smith

Senator Ronnie Chance (GA)
Current Office: State Senate
Current District: 16
Party: Republican




Background Information
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Cressida
2 Children: Ellia, Eva
Birth Date:
Birthplace:
Home City: Tyrone, GA
Religion: Methodist

Education:
BBA, Marketing, Georgia State University's School of Business

Professional Experience:
Public Relations Executive, present
District Director, United States Representative, Mac Collins
Political Adviser

Political Experience:
Administration Floor Leader, Georgia State Senate, 2011-present
Administration Floor Leader, Georgia Sate Senate, 2006
Senator, Georgia State Senate, 2004-present

Chair, Fayette County Republican Party, 1995-1996


Organizations:
Board Member, Cochran Mills Nature Center
Board Member, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fayette County Chapter
Board Member, Flint River Council, Boy Scouts of America
Board Member, Georgia State University Alumni Association
Member, Peachtree City United Methodist Church
President, Airport-Southside Citizens
Member, First Baptist Church
Member, National Rifle Association
Coach, Peachtree City Youth Basketball Association
Board of Advisors, Wellspring of Living Water

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees:
Graduate, Leadership Georgia, 2007
Member, Georgia Workforce Investment Board, present

Committees:
Banking and Financial Institutions, Member
Economic Development, Chair
Ethics, Member
Finance, Member
Higher Education, Member
Reapportionment and Redistricting, Member
October 31, 2011 Featured Speaker - Senator Ronnie Chance Carol Colon 2011-10-31 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program (October 24, 2011) - Sheila Studdard and Skip Arendt

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Fayette County Clerk, Sheila Studdard gave a virtual tour of the Clerk's office as she explained the new Fayette Clerk of Court's web site.  Her handouts included how to navigate the Fayette County Case Management Docket Search. 

Last Week's Program (October 24, 2011) - Sheila Studdard and Skip Arendt Carol Colon 2011-10-31 00:00:00Z
October 31, 2011 Song of the Week - Addams Family

THE ADDAMS FAMILY


They're creepy and they're kooky,
Mysterious and spooky,
They're all together ooky,
The Addams Family.


Their house is a museum
Where people come to see 'em
They really are a scream
The Addams Family.


Da da da dum, (snap, snap)
Da da da dum, (snap, snap)
Da da da dum, da da da dum
da da da dum (snap, snap)


So get a witches shawl on
A broomstick you can crawl on
We're gonna pay a call on
The Addams Family.
(snap, snap)

October 31, 2011 Song of the Week - Addams Family Carol Colon 2011-10-31 00:00:00Z
Paul Harris Fellowship Award Recognition - Barby Trammell

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Pictured below is Barby Trammell, spouse of former Rotarian Tim Trammell receiving her Paul Harris Fellowship Award.  Congratulations goes to Barby and Tim Trammell.

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Paul Harris Fellowship Award Recognition - Barby Trammell Carol Colon 2011-10-24 00:00:00Z
Rotary Make-up Opportunities

Let's show our support for our two Interact Clubs.  These are easy make-ups and the Interact Clubs always appreciate our participation.

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Whitewater High School Interact Club meets in Room 1012, on Monday afternoons at 3:45 pm.  WHS Interact Advisor is Courtney Fetters.  They participated in the Alzheimer's Walk earlier this month and they have plans to help feed the homeless in Atlanta on November 12.

 

Fayette County High School Interact Club meets in Room 2109 on Monday afternoons at 3:30 pm.  FCHS Interact Advisor is Paula Resnak.  They will be filling shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.


Rotary Make-up Opportunities Carol Colon 2011-10-24 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program (October 17, 2011) - Luci Hough, Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center
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Last Week's Program (October 17, 2011) - Luci Hough, Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center Carol Colon 2011-10-24 00:00:00Z
October is Vocational Service Month

October is Vocational Service Month.

 

Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 24 at 11:00 am at Frank's at the Old Mill.

 

Show your support for End Polio Now on World Polio Day 


Demonstrate support for Rotary's End Polio Now campaign and promote Rotary in your community by planning an event around World Polio Day, 24 October.

Many Rotarians have already gotten started. Australian club members are working with the Global Poverty Project on a petition drive to persuade world leaders to fully fund the critical work of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Supporters can sign the petition online.

The Global Poverty Project is planning an End of Polio Concert on 28 October to coincide with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia. Rotarians have teamed up with the group to lobby leaders to put polio eradication on the agenda. Hugh Evans, cofounder and CEO of the Global Poverty Project, will be a speaker at the 2012 RI Convention in Bangkok, Thailand.

Since 1985, eradicating polio has been Rotary’s top priority. Largely through the efforts of Rotarians and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the campaign is “this close” to its goal. Polio cases worldwide decreased by more than 40 percent during the first eight months of 2011, compared with the same period in 2010. And India -- one of the four countries where the virus remains endemic (the others are Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan) -- reported only one case during that time.

As of September, Rotarians have raised US$190 million toward Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge to match $355 million in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Though the polio eradication campaign has made great progress, challenges remain. Seeing the job through to the finish will require redoubled effort and commitment.

World Polio Day puts the campaign in the spotlight, providing an excellent opportunity for clubs and districts to promote the End Polio Now message in their communities.

October is Vocational Service Month Carol Colon 2011-10-24 00:00:00Z
"What is a Rotary Club?"

When someone asks: "What is a Rotary Club?"

Thirty-one words will answer the question:

"Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world."

"What is a Rotary Club?" Carol Colon 2011-10-24 00:00:00Z
October 24, 2011 Featured Speaker - Sheila Studdard, Fayette County's Clerk of Courts

(Introduction by Jack Smith)

Sheila Studdard was first elected to serve as Fayette County’s Clerk of Courts in 2000.

She serves as Clerk and Court Administrator for the Superior Court, State Court and Magistrate Court of Fayette County, as well as Drug Court. Sheila also serves as Pro Hac Clerk of Courts for Peachtree City, Fayetteville and Tyrone for all city ordinance violations, and serves as Clerk to the Fayette County Jury Commission. As the jury clerk, she assists the commission in maintaining a balanced jury pool or ‘box’.

In January 2011, she will take on the responsibilities of oversight for the Board of Equalization.

Since taking over as the county’s Clerk of Courts, Sheila has worked to bring new, innovative ideas to the Clerk’s office, not only in Fayette County, but across the state’s 159 counties. She worked with Georgia State Legislators to bring the concept of E-filing to the state of Georgia. In 2006, she began working with state leaders to initiate enabling legislation for E-Filing for the courts and real estate transactions. Through the leadership of State Rep. Ed Lindsey and State Rep. Wendell Willard, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, legislation was passed in 2009.

Sheila also applied for and received a grant of more than $375,000 for funding the implementation of the Judicial Data Exchange Project circuit-wide in Fayette, Spalding, Upson and Pike counties.
The Exchange Project allows different agencies to access common elements of information on each defendant in the system, reducing the re-keying of relevant data for each case.

The system begins with the written report from the police department or Sheriff’s office, and follows with the application for arrest warrants, booking records, bond notifications, indictments and accusations, hearing notifications motion and trial notices, and the Department of Corrections packages with information on sentencing, probation and parole. All agencies are included in the Exchange Program – Police and Sheriff Departments, Clerk of Courts, District Attorney, Probation, DOC and Parole boards.

While the grant allowed funding for the start-up of the program, Sheila continues to look for funding to continue and enhance the program.

She will soon implement E-Notary on-line, and has already implemented UCC on-line E-Filing and on-line traffic violation payments.

Sheila was appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue to Chair the Superior Court Clerk’s Retirement Fund of Georgia. Sheila also serves as the District 6 Director of COAG (Constitutional Officers of Georgia), where she chairs the COAG Scholarship Committee. She is a 2006 graduate of the Paul Coverdell Leadership Academy, which is now known as Republican Leadership of Georgia.

She remains active with the Georgia State General Assembly, looking for ways to improve the Clerk’s office and its service to the public.

With her innovative thinking and implementation of new programs, Sheila was a Top 3 Finalist for Georgia’s Clerk of the Year in 2010.

Prior to seeking and winning the Fayette County Clerk of Courts position, Sheila was a member of the Atlanta Police Department from Aug. 1990 until Jan 2001, where she was promoted to Detective on the APD’s Robbery Squad in 1995.

When she took office as Clerk of Courts in 2001, there were 16 full-time and part-time employees. Today, there are 33 employees (nine part-time) to serve the county’s Superior, State and Magistrate Courts.

She and her husband David, have one son, Jack.

Sheila earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice from Mercer University in Criminal Justice. She earned her Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University in Atlanta.

The Clerk of the Court is responsible for:

  • Filing, recording and indexing all documents related to real estate within Fayette County, including deeds, plats and liens.
  • Filing and processing for service of all divorce cases, adoptions, name changes, child support, change of custody and contempts.
  • Files and processes for service all civil cases relating to suit on account, condemnations, appeals from magistrate and probate court, writs of possession, insurance, etc.
  • Files, records and indexes all judgments, tax liens and fifa’s
  • Files and processes all warrants, indictments, accusations and sentences on all felony and misdemeanor cases,
  • Processes sentencing packages for Department of Corrections for transfer of prisoners into the state system and reports all sentencing to GCIC, a division of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations,.
  • Files and processes all Uniform Commercial Code (UCC’s), liens on personal property for public notice.
  • Prepares records of all appeal cases in the Civil, Domestic and Criminal Divisions for the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia.
  • Records military records.
  • Serves as Jury Clerk to the Fayette County Jury Commission.
  • Processes all Temporary Protective Orders to GCIC
  • Maintains a central database of notaries
October 24, 2011 Featured Speaker - Sheila Studdard, Fayette County's Clerk of Courts Carol Colon 2011-10-24 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Program (October 3, 2011) - Vocational Service Month Recognition

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Pictured:  Aimee Gumerson, Darlene Psomas(Frank's at the Old Mill), Lisa Hedenstrom, Lt. Scott Roberts, Officer Joanna Macpherson, President Skip Arendt, and Phil Grant

Last Week's Program (October 3, 2011) - Vocational Service Month Recognition Carol Colon 2011-10-17 00:00:00Z
October 17, 2011 Featured Speaker - Luci Hough, Executive Director, Fayette Pregancy Resource Center
Luci Hough, Executive Director, Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center
(Introduction by Richard Buchanan)

Luci Hough became director of Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center in December 2003 after a career in the insurance and financial services industry that spanned twenty-five years.  She is a Georgia native and has lived in Fayette County for twenty years.  She received a BBA from the University of Georgia and a Masters of Insurance from Georgia State University.  She is married to Randy Hough, and they reside in Peachtree City where they are members of First Baptist Church Peachtree City. 

 

October 17, 2011 Featured Speaker - Luci Hough, Executive Director, Fayette Pregancy Resource Center Carol Colon 2011-10-17 00:00:00Z
October 3, 2011 Special Guests for Vocational Recognition
The Rotary Club of Fayetteville welcomes the following guests to our club today who will introduce our Vocational recipients:
  • Thomas F. Bartlett, MPA, EFO, CFP, Deputy Fire Chief
  • Major Kevin Gooding, Fayetteville Police Department
  • Darrell Cutts, President and CEO of Piedmont Fayette
  • Sharlene Patterson, Principal of Fayette Middle School
         
October 3, 2011 Special Guests for Vocational Recognition Carol Colon 2011-10-03 00:00:00Z
October 3, 2011 - Vocational Service Month Recognition - Healthcare
2011 Fayette County Healthcare Employee of the Year:  Lisa Hedenstrom

Lisa Hedenstrom, Executive Director Nurse Champion- EPIC Piedmont Healthcare (former Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer of Piedmont Fayette Hospital)

 

Lisa Hedenstrom joined Piedmont Healthcare in November 2001 as vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer. The Georgia native obtained a bachelor's degree in nursing from Georgia Southern University, a master's in nursing from Medical College of Georgia and a master's in business from Brenau. She is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. Nursing program at Georgia State University. Hedenstrom has worked in the hospital setting in clinical and progressive managerial roles since 1984.

A previous board member of the Georgia Organization of Nurse Leaders for three years and president of the North Central Chapter for one year, Hedenstrom also is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. She is certified as Nurse Executive Advanced by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She also works with the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center as a nurse reviewer for the Pathways To Excellence program to improve quality of nursing care in organizations certifying their organizations on this program. Her community service includes working with the Fayette County school systems (as a parent volunteer for band and school projects) and board member for the Health Occupations Program at Starr's Mill High School); member of the Nursing Advisory Council at Clayton State University and previously for Gordon College; Department of Family and Children Services (serve as resource family and foster parent); and a prior board member of the Fayette Care Clinic (a clinic that provides care to the uninsured).

She and her husband, Todd, live in Fayette County with their children.


 

October 3, 2011 - Vocational Service Month Recognition - Healthcare Carol Colon 2011-10-03 00:00:00Z
October 3, 2011 - Vocational Service Month Recognition - Fayetteville Police

2011 Officer of the Year for the Fayetteville Police Department:  Officer Joanna Macpherson

Officer Macpherson has been employed by the Fayetteville Police Department since August 2008 where she works as a Patrol Officer.  Officer Macpherson was previously employed in the private sector, serving in various administrative & accounting positions.  She is a graduate of Escola International School of the Algarve in Wellington,Telford, U.K. and attended Telford College of Arts & Technology.

Officer Macpherson has proven herself to be a very dedicated and professional law enforcement officer who is committed to serving both the citizens of our community as well as visitors to our city.  She is not satisfied with “just doing her job”.  She goes beyond the parameters of her duties, displaying a strong team spirit.  She readily volunteers for community events such as the Public Safety National Night Out and volunteers her time with the Annual Junior Police Academy and the Christmas with Police program.  Officer Macpherson demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of policing along with the eagerness to learn new skills.  She is truly a Police Officer “Police Officer”.

Officer Macpherson was chosen as the Fayetteville Police Department Officer of the Year for 2010. She was nominated by her peers for her outstanding work and dedication to the police department and the community.

Officer Macpherson and her husband, Nicholas, have twin sons, Zachery and Ezekiel who are 11 years old.  With what little spare time she has available, she enjoys spending that time with her family in a variety of outdoor activities. 

 
October 3, 2011 - Vocational Service Month Recognition - Fayetteville Police Carol Colon 2011-10-03 00:00:00Z
October 3, 2011 - Vocational Service Month Recognition - Public Safety
2011 Fayette County Public Safety Employee of the Year:  Lt. Scott Roberts

Lt. Roberts has been with Fire & EMS for 19 years. He is married and has 2 daughters and lives in McDonough. 

Lt. Roberts is currently assigned to the Training Division and is responsible for recruit training and member compliance.

Lt. Roberts has attained his Associate’s Degree in emergency management and is currently attending Mercer University for his Baccalaureate studies. He is a talented instructor that is sought after for fire, EMS, and emergency management classes.

He continues to exhibit a positive example for members of the department. His leadership and mentoring in the areas of Fire/EMS education, employee safety, and personal fitness, have been an example to all levels of our department. He has shown a tireless dedication to excellence and achievement in the department’s mission.

His outside interests are sports, running, hunting, riding motorcycles, and watching his daughters cheer and play soccer. He is currently training to run a marathon.

 

October 3, 2011 - Vocational Service Month Recognition - Public Safety Carol Colon 2011-10-03 00:00:00Z
October 3, 2011 - Vocational Service Month Recognition - Teacher of the Year

2011 Fayette County Teacher of the Year:  Aimee Gumerson

Aimee Gumerson of Fayette Middle School is the the 2011 Fayette County Teacher of the Year.

Aimee Gumerson is a Fayette County native and a Fayetteville resident. She moved to Fayette County during elementary and is a Fayette County High School graduate. After attending Georgia State University, she returned to Fayette County Schools as a teacher and has taught at Whitewater Middle, Fayette High, Flat Rock Middle, and after serving two years as Teacher Leader at Fayette Middle was recently named Assistant Principal. She enjoys photography and reading and is active in her church. She is the proud mom of the world's sweetest five-year-old and resides in the Inman area.

 

October 3, 2011 - Vocational Service Month Recognition - Teacher of the Year Carol Colon 2011-10-03 00:00:00Z
October 3, 2011 Featured Program - Vocational Service Month Recognition

Vocational Service, one of Rotary’s Avenues of Service, encourages Rotarians to serve others through their professions and to practice high ethical standards. Rotarians, as business leaders, share skills and expertise through their vocations and inspire others in the process. Rotary International recognizes October as Vocational Service Month.

The Rotary Club of Fayetteville would like to recognize and honor the following outstanding vocations in our community at our October 3, 2011 weekly meeting.

  • 2011 Public Safety Employee of the Year
  • 2011 Officer of the Year for the Fayetteville Police Department
  • 2011 Healthcare Employee of the Year
  • 2011 Fayette County Teacher of the Year

 

Master of Ceremonies:  Phil Grant

October 3, 2011 Featured Program - Vocational Service Month Recognition Carol Colon 2011-10-03 00:00:00Z
September 26, 2011 - New meeting location procedures

We hope that everyone is enjoying the food and fellowship at out new location, Frank's at the Old Mill.  We strongly encourage our "Missing Spokes" to join us at Frank's.  To maintain a timely meeting agenda, please adhere to the following.

Our meeting time is 12:15 - 1:15 pm.  We suggest that you arrive around noon to fellowship before the meeting.  We have instructed the restaurant to have 15 salads ready for distribution at 12:05 pm. Make your drink selection, pickup a salad and select a seat.  Food selection will be taken as a group at 12:10 pm.  If you arrive after the food selection has been taken by the server, please indicate your selection on the pad that will be on the drink table, make your drink and take a seat.  The server will bring your order along with a salad as soon as possible.  This should allow us to promptly start our meeting between 12:35 - 12:40 pm. 

We sincerely apologize for the late meeting starts and endings and hopefully this procedure will put us back on track.  Again, we appreciate your patience during our transition period. We value your time and the speaker's willingness to visit our club. 

**Note:  October 3rd meeting and similar meetings will be held in the open area upstairs.  To better serve, we will only have two selections that day.  Please come early.

September 26, 2011 - New meeting location procedures Carol Colon 2011-09-26 00:00:00Z
September 26, 2011 Featured Speaker - Representative Matt Ramsey
Representative Matt Ramsey, was first elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2007. He currently serves as a member of the House Appropriations, Judiciary Non-Civil, Ethics and Regulated Industries Committees. Matt is the Vice-Chairman of both the Reapportionment and Special Rules Committees and serves as the Chair of a Sub-Committee of the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee. Representative Ramsey is also currently serving as the Co-Chairman of a Special Joint House and Senate Committee on Immigration Reform. Ramsey was elected by the House Majority Caucus in 2010 to serve as part of the House of Representatives’ leadership team as the Vice-Chairman of the Majority Caucus.

Representative Ramsey in his first term in 2008 was tapped by House leadership to serve as a Deputy Whip. Subsequent to that he was appointed by Governor Perdue to serve as one of his administration’s House Floor Leaders from 2009-2010. Prior to beginning his law practice, Matt served on United States Congressman Mac Collins’ staff for six years, advising the Congressman on several key issues including: tax and budget policy, transportation, energy, defense and veterans.

Representative Ramsey has helped author and push through a number of important pieces of legislation including a measure to close a loophole in the state’s child molestation statute, bills aimed at prohibiting the use of cell phones by teen drivers and texting by all drivers, a bill aimed at promoting a statewide culture of water conservation, and the JOBS Act which provides numerous tax cuts and incentives to private employers to spur job creation in Georgia. Matt is also the primary author for the 2011 legislative session of bills to allow Georgians more choice in the health insurance market by providing for the sale of insurance products from other states and comprehensive legislation aimed at addressing the social and economic consequences in Georgia of illegal immigration.

Matt Ramsey currently practices law in Fayette County and is a partner with Warner, Hooper, and Ramsey, P.C. in Peachtree City, Georgia. Warner, Hooper and Ramsey is a general business practice that focuses on a variety of commercial matters including business transactions, commercial and land-use related litigation and estate planning. The firm’s litigation practice has an emphasis in representing property owners against the government in eminent domain litigation.

Matt Ramsey grew up in Fayette County and went to elementary school at North Fayette Elementary, junior high at Fayette Junior High School and graduated from Fayette County High School in 1993. He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. Matt, while working full time during the day, obtained his Juris Doctorate degree through the evening program at Georgia State University College of Law, graduating cum laude in 2005.

Matt Ramsey and his wife Missy have two children, Anna Lynne and Jacob. On the weekends the most likely place to find the Ramseys is at the local little league fields or recreation gym where Matt thoroughly enjoys coaching his children’s youth sports teams. The Ramseys live in Peachtree City and are active members of Peachtree City United Methodist Church. Matt is active in a variety of local organizations, including the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and the Joseph Sams School, where he serves on the Board of Directors

September 26, 2011 Featured Speaker - Representative Matt Ramsey Carol Colon 2011-09-26 00:00:00Z
Previous Program (September 19, 2011) - Cynthia Shaffer Rilling, MPH (Cyndi)
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Cyndi Rilling is the Lead Emergency Response Coordinator and Domestic Preparedness Team Leader for the Office of Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response (OTPER). The OTPER is located in the ealth HhhHealth Coordinating Center for Environmental Health and Injury Prevention (CCEHIP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

She holds a BS degree in Psychology with a concentration in counseling from Towson State University, and an MPH in Public Health Management and Policy from Emory University.

Cyndi has worked in Public Health for the past 22 years in city, county and federal public health programs. Her primary public health focus has been working to evaluate and improve the public health aspects of preparedness and response plans, training materials and exercises to respond to chemical, radiological and natural hazard events.  Cyndi has served in many response roles including Deputy Senior Science Officer, Operations Manager, Field Team Coordinator, Public Health Response Team Leader and Personnel Resource Management Director as part of the CDC Emergency Response Center operations staff (EOC). She has also represented CDC in the field as the CDC Public Health Liaison Officer (LNO) assigned to advise state health and emergency management officials in Virginia, Alabama and Georgia. Cyndi also served for 5 years as an adjunct instructor and exercise controller at the FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI).

Past accomplishments include:

·         Emergency response and disaster assignments: Hurricanes: Ike, Gustav, Hanna, Katrina, Wilma, Bonnie, Charley, Frances, Ivan and Isabel. Disasters and emergencies: Asian Tsunami, SARS outbreak, World Trade Center attack, Anthrax Outbreaks, Olympics in 1996, and the Haitian refugee relocation from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba;

·         Designed and implemented an Emergency Coordinator (EC) program for the Center of Environmental Health and Injury Control;

·         Served as the Acting Emergency Response Director for one of the largest Health Districts in the State of Georgia;

·         Facilitated the first Metro Atlanta Pandemic Influenza Planning Retreat;

·         Facilitated the passage of the first Public Health Heat Emergency ordinance in DeKalb County, Georgia;

·         Co-lead a national level, multi-agency team who designed and implemented a course entitled “Public Health Workers Role in the Incident Command/Management System;

·         Served as a Federal Advisor on several national advisory committees for planning, training and exercises;

·         Represented CDC as a public health subject matter expert during radiation exposure talks at the North Atlantic Treaty Organizations (NATO), the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO);

·         Negotiated and initiated several national level Inter-Agency agreements and partnerships to integrate public health into overall response planning and exercise programs as the External Partnerships and Government Affairs Liaison for the CDC Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program;

·         Designed and directed the first AIDS surveillance program in Broward County, Florida;

·         Managed and directed public health surveillance programs in hospitals, jails and community health clinics for three county public health programs;

·         Negotiated a partnership to develop post-mortem Syphilis testing between the County STD program and the Medical Examiner’s Office in Broward County, Florida;

·         Implemented a financial recovery system in Dade and Monroe Counties to recover Medicaid clinic visit revenue.

 

Previous Program (September 19, 2011) - Cynthia Shaffer Rilling, MPH (Cyndi) Carol Colon 2011-09-26 00:00:00Z
September is New Generations Month

Learn about Rotary's programs for New Generations, and find out how your club can benefit from involving youth and young adults in Rotary.

Every year, thousands of talented and dedicated young people, ages 12-30, have an incredible experience in a New Generations program.

As Rotaractors and Interactors, they serve in communities at home and abroad. Through Rotary Youth Exchange, they explore new cultures. And as Rotary Youth Leadership Awards participants, they learn skills that will help them succeed as future community leaders.

New Generations is Rotary’s fifth Avenue of Service. Learn how your club can get involved in An Introduction to New Generations Service (735).

Find tips for turning New Generations into the next generation of Rotarians in Rotarians and alumni.

September is New Generations Month Carol Colon 2011-09-12 00:00:00Z
Polio Facts & Figures
Polio Facts & Figures
Polio Facts & Figures
Area Number of cases in 2011
Afghanistan 12
India 1
Nigeria 23
Pakistan 69
Non-endemic countries 220
Total worldwide 325
(Data as of 17 August/World Health Organization)

For the latest on the number of polio cases, progress reports on polio-endemic countries, and other information, go to www.polioeradication.org.

Polio Facts & Figures Carol Colon 2011-09-12 00:00:00Z
September 12, 2011 Featured Speaker - ActionCOACH Business Coach Rick Plasket

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Could You Benefit From Business Coaching?


  • Do you feel that your business should generate a higher return, especially with all the hours and money you have invested?
  • Is getting new clients & customers an on-going challenge for your business?
  • Do you know what you should be doing to improve your business, but can't seem to find the time to actually do it?
  • Are you spending money on marketing without knowing exactly how much profityou are getting back?
  • Do you need to be more profitable and spend less time working in your business so you can get your life back?
Imagine Having Someone To Teach You How To:

  • Increase your profits through the use of simple sales and marketing strategies
  • Develop a road map for improving your business results in any economic conditions
  • Create a motivated and efficient team
  • Create Raving Fans by Wowing your customers
  • Create systems to give you back control of your business
  • Be who you need to be, do what you need to do, so you can have the lifestyle you want!

 

September 12, 2011 Featured Speaker - ActionCOACH Business Coach Rick Plasket Carol Colon 2011-09-12 00:00:00Z
Celebrating Rotary's New Generations
Celebrating Rotary’s New Generations

September is New Generations Month, when Rotary celebrates its commitment to youth and young adults through Interact, Rotaract, RYLA, and Rotary Youth Exchange. Rotary clubs are encouraged to focus on youth issues and undertake projects that benefit young people around the world.

As you plan your activities for the month, consider ways to cross-promote New Generations programs and enhance collaboration between youth, young adults, and Rotarians. Ask yourself these questions to get started:

• What’s one way that participants in your district’s New Generations programs can work together to amplify their impact?   

• Which Rotaract or Interact clubs in your area would you nominate for a 2011-12 Changemaker Award?

We've recently updated the RI website to include information about how Rotarians can keep New Generations program participants in the family of Rotary. Visit www.rotary.org/alumni for helpful tips and resources. Also, download or purchase An Introduction to New Generations Service to learn ways to work with young people in Rotary and in your community.

Celebrating Rotary's New Generations Carol Colon 2011-09-12 00:00:00Z
Polio eradication within reach

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Cases of type 3 polio have dropped significantly this year, a sign that we're close to ridding the world of the disease. Although the GPEI Independent Monitoring Board recently raised some concerns, it also noted signs of progress.

Polio eradication within reach Carol Colon 2011-08-29 00:00:00Z
August 29, 2011 Featured Speaker - Tony Parrott, Division Director, Fayette Water System

Water System

Contact Information

Tony Parrott
Division Director

245 McDonough Road
Fayetteville, GA
770.461.1146

tparrott@fayettecountyga.gov

water@fayettecountyga.gov

Hours:

Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Fayette County Water System is a part of Fayette County government, under the direction of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners, with a Water Committee acting as an advisory committee to the Board.

The Fayette County Water System provides service to Tyrone, Peachtree City, Woolsey, Brooks, part of Fayetteville and part of the unincorporated County. The Water System also serves as a backup water supply for Fayetteville that is served by its own water department.

Water Restrictions

Most Recent Water Restriction Information:

The Georgia Water Stewardship Act went into effect statewide on June 2, 2010. It allows daily outdoor watering for purposes of planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs, or other plants only between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. by anyone whose water is supplied by a water system permitted by the Environmental Protection Division.

Outdoor water use for any purposes other than watering of plants, such as power washing or washing cars, is still restricted to the current odd/even watering schedule.

  • Odd-numbered addresses can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
  • Even-numbered and unnumbered addresses are allowed to water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

More information about the outdoor water use schedules can be found on the EPD web site at www.georgiaepd.com.

To learn more about water conservation and answers to frequently asked questions please go to the EPD Water Conservation web site at www.conservewatergeorgia.net

Detailed information on the drought can be found at www.georgiadrought.org

Supply and Production

The Fayette County Water System (" the System ") currently has a total production capacity of 20.525 million gallons per day (MGD). This capacity includes the 13.5 MGD at the Crosstown Water Plant, and an additional .825 MGD from four wells at various locations. With the completion of the South Fayette Water Plant in the summer of 2001, the System now has an additional 6.2 MGD capacity. The City of Atlanta has also allocated 4.0 MGD to Fayette County.

The System currently has three raw water storage reservoirs, two of which impound Flat Creek:

  • Lake Kedron, located in northern Peachtree City, is a 235-acre reservoir which stores approximately 1.0 billion gallons of water and will safely yield 3.5 MGD during drought conditions.
  • Lake Peachtree, in the southern part of Peachtree City, is a 250-acre reservoir which will yield 0.5 MGD during drought conditions.
  • Lake Horton,in south Fayette County, is a 780-acre reservoir, stores 3.5 billion gallons of water and will yield 16-18 million gallons per day during drought conditions.

Distribution

The existing water distribution system is extensively developed on the east side of the County in the Fayetteville area, on the west side throughout Peachtree City and Tyrone, and in the unincorporated portions of the County.

The Water System includes more than 606 miles of water lines in various diameters and materials. All water lines are constructed by the Water System's own crews, contracted for with the construction monitored and approved by the Water System's engineer, or are constructed by subdividers and contributed to the Water System upon approval of the construction by the Water System Director.

The system wholesales water to the City of Fayetteville pursuant to a wholesale water contract which expires in the year 2034.

August 29, 2011 Featured Speaker - Tony Parrott, Division Director, Fayette Water System Carol Colon 2011-08-29 00:00:00Z
Rotary's Areas of Focus
Areas of focus guide now available

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Rotary International has released the new Rotary’s Areas of Focus Guide, a color booklet that provides an introduction to the six areas of focus, with examples of service projects for each. Download it as a PDF or order it at shop.rotary.org.
The areas of focus reflect critical humanitarian issues that Rotarians are addressing worldwide. They align Rotary with other international development efforts and promote The Rotary Foundation’s mission.

Rotary's Areas of Focus Carol Colon 2011-08-29 00:00:00Z
ROTARY'S U.S. $200 MILLION CHALLENGE
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Your contribution will help Rotary raise US$200 million to match $355 million in challenge grants received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The resulting $555 million supports immunization campaigns in developing countries where polio continues to infect and paralyze children, robbing them of their futures and compounding the hardships faced by their families.

As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk. The stakes are that high. By donating now, you can help Rotary achieve a polio-free world.

ROTARY'S U.S. $200 MILLION CHALLENGE Carol Colon 2011-08-29 00:00:00Z
GRSP Student, Nuzair Mohamed contact information

Nuziar is registered and at West Georgia and moved into his room ready for school. Information you want to keep:

Tyus Hall, Room 420

Room telephone: 678 839-3275

 

Mailing address:

Nuwais Mohamed

P.O. Box 11625

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia 30118

Items shipped thru UPS, FedEX, DHL

Nuwais Mohamed

1601 Maple Street, #11625

Carrollton, Georgia 30118

He has 4 names and the student i.d. and mail didn't accommodate all of them in the computer, so this is his mail name.

He is going by Nuzair.

GRSP Student, Nuzair Mohamed contact information Carol Colon 2011-08-22 00:00:00Z
GRSP Student - Nuzair Mohomed from Colombo, Sri Lanka
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GRSP Student - Nuzair Mohomed from Colombo, Sri Lanka Carol Colon 2011-08-22 00:00:00Z
August 22, 2011 Featured Speakers - Scott Hollowell and Nancy Nebergall with Advo-Kids CASA

         
Advo-Kids CASA,Inc.
Advocating for a Safe, Permanent Home for Each Child. 

 

Serving the Griffin Judicial Circuit: Fayette, Spalding,

Pike & Upson Counties, Georgia                                                         
Administrative Offices located at
141 W. Solomon St.
Griffin, GA 30223
ph: 770.228.4714
info@advo-kidscasa.org

Advo-Kids CASA invites you to be the difference in a child’s life

Every year, over three million children in the US are reported abused and neglected.  

Despite state welfare attempts to help, many of these children become trapped in the court and child welfare maze and can spend their childhood moving from one temporary shelter to another.   

Georgia's foster children are a very vulnerable population who deserve a better chance for a safe, happy and productive life. 

CASA advocacy for these children not only helps them get that chance now but also helps to avoid their future school drop-outs, unemploment, welfare comsumption and possible delinquency.                                                   

 How you can help: 

Volunteer – become a Court Appointed Special Advocate and   speak up for the best interests of a child in court.  Read more about becoming a CASA volunteer.

Donate – You can also stand up for abused and neglected children by making a donation.  Your donations support CASA volunteers in their efforts to help some of our most vulnerable children.  You may donate through the Georgia CASA secure web site by clicking Here. 

Advo-Kids CASA, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that funds its mission through monetary donations, in-kind donations, gifts and grants. All donations are tax deductible Federal Tax ID# 34-2048523.

Shop the Avon e-promotion. Find all your favorite Avon products and find great new ones, too.   All proceeds from sales at this on-line store are graciously donated to Advo-Kids CASA.

 

 

 

 

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August 22, 2011 Featured Speakers - Scott Hollowell and Nancy Nebergall with Advo-Kids CASA Carol Colon 2011-08-22 00:00:00Z
Presidential Citation, Changemaker Award can help your club set tangible membership goals
Presidential Citation, Changemaker Award can help your club set tangible membership goals


Past RI Vice President Monty J. Audenart, chair of the RI Membership Development and Retention Committee. Rotary Images

What is your club’s approach to recruiting and keeping members?

August, Membership and Extension Month, is an ideal time to discuss membership strategies for the year.

The Presidential Citation and Changemaker Award both include membership criteria and are excellent resources to help you set your goals.

Clubs aiming for the Presidential Citation this year must add at least one new member and keep at least 85 percent of their membership. Additional goals include recruiting RI and Rotary Foundation program alumni and young professionals, and increasing diversity by adding more female members. Districts must meet similar goals. Review the full criteria for the Presidential Citation.

The Changemaker Award, established by RI President Kalyan Banerjee, also puts membership in the spotlight. Clubs must achieve a specific set of club service goals, including adding one new member under the age of 40 for each 50 members, implementing a comprehensive strategy for keeping members, and demonstrating that they have retained 85 percent of their members for the three Rotary years ending with 2011-12. Review the full criteria for the Changemaker Award.

Both recognitions also include criteria for supporting Foundation programs, crucial to Rotary’s continued global success.

Past RI Vice President Monty J. Audenart, chair of the RI Membership Development and Retention Committee, encourages all clubs to focus on their membership goals as they take a fresh look at strengthening Rotary.

“When building strong clubs, attracting new members and retaining existing ones are given first priority. Then, the rest of our service activities and programs will take care of themselves,” says Audenart.

For more help on setting and reaching your goals

Presidential Citation, Changemaker Award can help your club set tangible membership goals Carol Colon 2011-08-22 00:00:00Z
Newspaper article regarding August 1, 2011 joint Rotary meeting
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Newspaper article regarding August 1, 2011 joint Rotary meeting Carol Colon 2011-08-15 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Meeting (August 8, 2011) - Chris Snell, Fayette County Library
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Last Week's Meeting (August 8, 2011) - Chris Snell, Fayette County Library Carol Colon 2011-08-15 00:00:00Z
Three steps to help you grow your club
 
 
Rotary International News -- 3 August 2011

All Rotarians are ambassadors of Rotary and their clubs. This is especially relevant during Membership and Extension Month in August, when the focus is on building strong, vibrant clubs by inviting prospective members to join Rotary. Interested in growing your club but not sure how to get started? Here’s an easy three-step plan to bring to your next club meeting.

1. Start with Rotary Basics
The colorful Rotary Basics guide (published in the August issue of The Rotarian and Rotary regional magazines) gives an overview of what Rotary clubs do. Order copies from shop.rotary.org for members to share with prospective Rotarians and club guests. Include your club’s contact information with the guide or direct prospective members to www.rotary.org/join, which includes a link to the Prospective Member Form.

2. Handle prospective-member inquiries
Club presidents receive inquiries about membership either directly from candidates or via Prospective Member or Rotarian Referral forms forwarded from Rotary International. As always, invitations for membership are at the discretion of your club. Consider creating a brochure or elevator speech to provide an overview of your club. If you develop a standard welcome e-mail to initiate correspondence with prospective members, include:

  • Welcome and thank-you to candidate for his/her interest in Rotary
  • Overview of the club, including a brief outline of Rotary’s mission and humanitarian goals, a recent club/district service project, and typical club/district activities
  • Meeting information, including the name, meeting time, and location
  • Additional resources, including links to club/district websites or Rotary publications
  • Follow-up information about the club’s next steps in the membership process

3. Send prospective member kits
Follow up your welcome letter with the Prospective Member Information Kit (423), which provides basic information about RI, The Rotary Foundation, and the responsibilities of club membership. Have a club leader contact the prospective member to ensure they’ve received the kit and to answer any questions about Rotary membership.

More information and resources:

Three steps to help you grow your club Carol Colon 2011-08-15 00:00:00Z
Last Week's Meeting (August 1, 2011) - Joint Meeting with RC of Coweta-Fayette

President Skip Arendt,  RC of Fayetteville and President Jimmy Pace, RC of Coweta-Fayette lead our joint meeting on August 1, 2011 at Senoia Coffee and Cafe.

Our featured speaker was Mrs. Neerma Williams, who at age 81 was the oldest graduate to receive her General Education Diploma from Southern Crescent Technical College.  She also received the President's Award of Excellence during the college's adult education ceremony.  Mrs. Williams shared her journey of this achievement and her remarks were very inspirational. 

 

 
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Last Week's Meeting (August 1, 2011) - Joint Meeting with RC of Coweta-Fayette Carol Colon 2011-08-08 00:00:00Z
August 8, 2011 Featured Speaker: Christeen Snell, Director, Fayette County Library
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August 8, 2011 Featured Speaker: Christeen Snell, Director, Fayette County Library Carol Colon 2011-08-08 00:00:00Z
Sponsor Appreciation Day
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Doug Mickey, Cathy Cochran, Jason Herrin, Brent Jackson, Reggie Harris, Daniel Montanez, and Tony Fritz

 

Thank you all for your generous contributions to our efforts to serve others. As you know, our club funds local community groups and International disaster relief, clean water, literacy projects, and of course the fight against Polio.  Our motto is "Service Above Self" and thanks to your efforts we can be better stewards to our neighbors. 

 

"2010-2011 Rotary Club of Fayetteville Event Sponsors" receive recognition from club for their support.

 

President Cathy Cochran and the entire Rotary Club of Fayetteville thank the following individuals and/or companies that have supported our club this 2010-2011 rotary year.  Their donations and/or service have truly made a difference in the lives our rotary club touches every day. 

Sponsor Appreciation Day Tony Fritz 2011-05-24 00:00:00Z
Rotary International Convention
 
Rotary International
2013 Convention

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Lisbon, Portugal

Rotary International Convention Carol Colon
Rotary International 2012-2013 Theme
 
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Rotary International 2012-2013 Theme Carol Colon
District 6900 District Conference - Share Your Treasurers
 Rotary District 6900
2013 Conference

SHARE YOUR TREASURERS

April 26 to 28, 2013
 
                  



District 6900 District Conference - Share Your Treasurers Carol Colon
 
Rotary Club of Fayetteville
135 Brandywine Blvd.
Fayetteville, GA  30214-1590