Paulding Rotary Club participated in the Feeding America Backpack Program this February. The club sorted and delivered over 5000 pounds of food to 16 elementary schools in Paulding County. Many children right here in Paulding County need easy to prepare food for weekend meals. More than 22 million children receive free or reduced-price meals through the national school breakfast & lunch programs.
Mrs. Imogene Nelson of the Paulding WellStar Nursing Home visits the Paulding Rotary. Mrs.Imogene brought members of the club up-to-date on the changes at the WellStar Paulding nursing home. She also recounts how the Rotary Club has made a difference to the patients at the nursing home over the years.
2018 Prime of Paulding Annual Awards Gala presented by GreyStone Power Corporation. Congratulations to all of our Award Winners. Special thanks to our photographer G & E Studios for all of the great photos!
Paulding Fine Arts is pleased to present to you The Art of Manami Lingerfelt of Dallas Georgia! Ms. Lingerfelt's work will be on display between January 10 and March 1, 2019, in the Courtroom Gallery of the Historic Courthouse Gallery & Studios located at 11 Courthouse Square in Dallas.
American Legion Post 111 had a busy holiday season conducting a toy drive and hosting Santa and Mrs. Claus. In November, the Post had their 2nd annual “Toys for Tots” campaign at the conclusion of their U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Celebration. This year not only did Post 111 again receive tremendous support from their own groups at the Post but also, from the community as well.
Paulding Rotary Club President Ford Thigpen welcomed Ashleigh Headrick from the Georgia Office of the Attorney General. Mrs. Headrick works in the Criminal Justice Division, Post-conviction Section. Introduced by club member and husband Brian Headrick, Mrs. Headrick began her presentation.
The Hiram Elementary School 5th grade Beta Club members are definitely feeling the spirit of giving this holiday season. They decided they wanted to help a local organization, Helping Hands, with items they may need to help those in need.
Hardy Family Automotive Group graciously matched Helping Hands of Paulding's donations (up to $10,000) for the entire month of November. This essentially gave Helping Hands more bang for their fundraising buck by receiving two donations instead of one. The marketing staff also assisted the charitable organization by creating a custom page on the Hardy Automotive website specifically for them. Thanks to this, Helping Hands was able to generate more interest and awareness for this fundraising opportunity.
Mrs. Burks was excited to address Rotary club members once again. She thanked everyone for the continued support. Mrs. Burks highlighted the growth that Helping Hands has experienced since its beginnings in 1987. Started by five churches approximately 31 years ago, Helping Hands has been able to provide 6,000 families with basic food needs (as of October 2018) this year. By the end of this year Helping Hands of Paulding County will have distributed over 1 million pounds of food to local residents.
The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 111 in Dallas, recently presented Paulding County Sheriff Gary Gulledge with a $4,000.00 check to support the 2018 Cops for Kids Shopping Event to be held this Saturday, December 15th. The event, now in its 20th year.
American Legion Post 111 and members of the Paulding County Veterans Memorial Committee held a Veterans Day Service downtown Dallas on Sunday, November 11th at 11:00 AM. The 25th annual service was held in honor of all Veterans, living and deceased, especially those who died while serving our country, with a special remembrance for the eighty-two Paulding County Veterans who perished in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and in the Middle East.
A Paulding Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Tuesday, October 30th for LGE Community Credit Union. Over the years, LGE’s relationship with Paulding has only grown (the Credit Union’s very own Chris Carter even serves on the City of Dallas Council).
Chris Carter, City of Dallas Council member, oversees all LGE Community Credit Union branches, including the newly opened Dallas location, and was glad to sponsor the Flight 242 Memorial as part of this year’s Dallas Concert Series. Flight 242 board members thank you very much for your generous sponsorship of $10,000 for the Memorial effort. LGE Community Credit Union held their grand opening on October 30th at the previous Georgia Heritage Bank location.
The Paulding County Rotary Club welcomed Robbie Finley of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for Paulding County to speak with our Club members. FCA Paulding is growing and is excited to be meeting with coaches and athletes across the county; in all five high schools, all nine middle schools, and now in four elementary schools.
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?