Ford Thigpen welcomed the guests to the club meeting and expressed his pride in continuing this event for the ninth year, and gave special thanks to Jason Freeman, Athletic Director for Paulding Schools. Joining us, Coach Van Spence from Paulding High, Coach Billy Shackleford from East Paulding, and joining us for the first time Coach Jason Nash from South Paulding.
Scholarship recipient: Madison Clemente recent 2020 graduate of South Paulding High School. Incoming freshman at the University of North Georgia. Judging criteria for scholarships: Community Service / Volunteerism (50 points), Written Essay (25 points), Academic and Leadership Activities in School (25 points).
Michael Hughes, executive director of Paulding County’s Economic Development Organization (EDO) addressed Paulding business leaders last week at the August Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, held at the New Season Church in Hiram.
The Paulding Chamber of Commerce was excited to hold a Ribbon Cutting for a new member, Hope Harbor Wellness. The facility is absolutely beautiful! Kaitlin and her staff are very warm and welcoming. Hope Harbor Wellness is an Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center located in the heart of Hiram.
4-H helps young people experience: An increased desire to make a difference in their communities, high levels of leadership, self-esteem, public speaking, communication and planning skills, improved school performance, motivation to help others, and an overall improvement in civic identity and civic engagement.
Dr. Ron Newcomb, president Chattahoochee Technical College (CTC) addressed Paulding business leaders last week at the Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, held at the New Season Church in Hiram, which was followed by the presentation of this year’s Industry Appreciation Awards.
Paulding County, GA – July 6, 2020 – The Paulding Chamber of Commerce was honored to hold a ribbon-cutting for our new member, Imperial Palace, on Thursday, July 2, 2020. If you are looking for authentic and mouth-watering Thai food in a gracious atmosphere, be sure to visit Imperial Palace.
A Dean’s Award is presented every year in each of the following five main project areas: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (including STEM); Civic Engagement and Citizenship; Family and Consumer Sciences; William “Bill” Edwards Award for Communications and the Arts; and James Harris Award for Leadership. First place winners receive Master 4-H’er status, a $500 scholarship, and recognition at the Georgia 4-H Day at the Capitol. It is a pleasure to announce that Paulding County 4-H’er, Juliette McKinley, was selected from a crowded field as the 2020 Dean’s Awards recipient for Civic Engagement and Citizenship.
The Paulding Rotary Club in an outreach to local Veterans secured two AED Defibrillators. These life-saving devices were donated to American Legion Post 70 and Post 111. Local Veterans of all ages gather regularly at these Legion Halls.
Cops for Kids takes underprivileged children who live in Paulding County and pairs them with a Sheriff's Deputy to go shopping at Christmas. 2019's event took place at the Wal-Mart on Marietta Highway and marked the 21st year for the event. Over the years this has become one of the most successful and positive community outreach programs in the county.
The Paulding Rotary Club is a proud supporter of Paulding's Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Club member Mark Caffery delivers the Rotary's annual donation check to Paulding Area Director, Robbie Finley.
Paulding Rotary Club member John Grant presents Paulding 4H UGA Extension with a $1000 dollars for the club's annual donation.
Unfortunately, the pandemic also affected the Paulding Rotary club meetings and regular interactions with the community. As restrictions subside the club has been quick to schedule meetings and address our annual local contribution obligations. Rotary member Matt Mason presents Ms. Trina Youngblood with the donation check.
Madison Clemente was recently awarded the Paulding County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers 2020 Scholarship. Madison will attend the University of North Georgia in the fall working towards a degree in Agricultural Communication.
With a population in excess of 150,000, Paulding County is able to sustain two (2) Rotary Clubs: Dallas Rotary Club AND Rotary Club of Paulding County.
The Dallas Rotary Club is the newer of the clubs. It was established in 2003 and has 17 active members. This club currently has its regular meetings on Thursday mornings at Audrey’s Cafe. Please check Facebook for schedule.
The Paulding County Rotary Club, the first Rotary Club in Paulding County, was chartered in 1969. It has approximately 42 active members and meets regularly.
Although the clubs are different from one another, the common mission is the same – SERVICE TO COMMUNITY. We invite you to visit each club to determine which is the best fit for you. Please see each club on Facebook for current meeting schedule. FOUR WAY TEST: Of all the things we think, say or do…. Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?