The representative from McKenna Farms, Merill Baker received a Rotary donation check for $1000 today. Merill Baker, the Development Director for McKenna Farms, was accompanied by Jesse Evans Assistant District Attorney of Paulding County.
Paulding Rotary welcomed new member Robert Owens this week at the weekly meeting. Robert Owens is a long-time resident of Paulding County. Born in Austell, Ga, Robert attended South Cobb High School and went on to attend West Georgia College in Carrolton, Ga to further his education by studying business administration. Robert has been in the construction industry since 1982 and is currently the vice president and COO of Midsouth Floor Systems.
This week Paulding Rotary welcomed new member Lateefah Conner. In addition to being a member of the Rotary Club of Paulding County, she is the Board Chair of the Kennesaw Public Safety Foundation, a member of Kiwanis Georgia Online, Paulding Chamber of Commerce, American Legion Post 111 Auxiliary Unit, and serves as a board member of the Paulding County Boys and Girls Club.
We explored new literacy initiatives and participation in the "Get Paulding Reading" program. We already have some enthusiastic volunteers. Including one of our newest members, Sandy Ransom, is leading this effort for our club.
Immediate Past President Jeb wasn't here today so Roy Strickland accepted Foundation recognition banners from DG Mary Ligon. Paulding County Rotary is a 100% Sustaining Member Club with every member gifting at least $100 to the Annual Fund. DG Mary delivered both "Every Rotarian Every Year Club" and "100% Foundation Giving Club" banners.
The Paulding County Rotary contribution towards the USO holiday block leave was greatly appreciated. Combined with other donations from various companies and organizations, we were able to feed approx 8,000 soldiers returning to Fort Benning from holiday leave.
It is great to work with our local non-profits. Yesterday, Brent Wheeling and I were privileged to present a donation to Linda Verscharen with the Family Alliance of Paulding. We thank them for all their hard work and dedication. I speak on behalf of the Rotary Club of Paulding County when I say it is an honor to serve.
November is ‘Rotary Foundation Month’ in 35,000+ Rotary clubs around the world. Paulding County Rotarians celebrated the Rotary Foundation’s good works with a special gathering on November 9, at the Dallas Civic Center. The featured speaker was Chair of The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Past Rotary International President, John Germ, from the Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Tennessee.