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 28 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?
Paulding County Rotary Club members welcomed Bill Petitta and Stephanie Merling, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and part of Families Against Pornography to the Paulding County Rotary. Unfortunately, pornography is one that often goes unspoken. The Internet and its accessibility have forever changed the accessibility and visibility of pornography in our community.
Every year the Paulding County Rotary Club delivers apples to all elementary schools in Paulding County. This year was no exception as the Paulding Rotarians met and loaded up apples to deliver all over the county.
The Paulding County Rotary club would like to thank all of our sponsors and golfers who participated in our 30th annual Charity golf tournament. Without your participation, we would not be able to sustain the contributions that you make possible.
Jason Ragsdale welcomed Family Alliance of Paulding Executive Director Linda Verscharen to the Paulding County Rotary meeting. Mrs. Verscharen gave an overview of the Family Alliance of Paulding for those new members, who might be unaware of the purpose that the Family Alliance serves in Paulding County.
Thank you to the Dallas Rotary Club for visiting our New Georgia third graders. Each year they donate new dictionaries to each one of the third graders!
Paulding County Rotary Club members John Grant and Ken Thigpen welcomed our guest Paulding County District Attorney Dick Donovan.
Lynn Clarke Rotary District Chair 6900 visited the Paulding County Rotary Club with GSRP student Tinotenda Dube from Zimbabwe. Tinotenda will be the District 6900 Rotary Club GSRP student for this year.
Every year the Paulding County Rotary Club organizes this event to kick off high school football season by inviting the head coaches of the five high schools in Paulding County to speak on the promise of their upcoming year.
Paulding Rotary welcomed Paulding educators and Mrs. Alicia Michael on behalf of the sponsored Interact clubs for Paulding County High Schools. Paulding County Rotary Club members Jim Henson and Brian Stover welcomed our guests and introduced Rotary District 6900 Gov. Alicia Michael for agreeing to speak on the Interact clubs to be sponsored by the Paulding County Rotary club and local Paulding County High Schools.
Paulding County Rotary Club president, John Grant introduced Steve Schiffman of Operation Not Forgotten. Mr. Schiffman thanked the Rotary Club members for the opportunity to share information with them about his cause and the purpose of this non-profit group. Operation Not Forgotten is a national organization of volunteers dedicated to bringing a better quality of life to our veterans and their families.
Paulding County Rotary club was proud to sponsor Ansleigh Foster the RYLA leadership program for 2017. Paulding County student, Ms. Foster visited the Rotary Club at their local weekly meeting to thank the club for their sponsorship of her in the program. She recounted the leadership skills she was taught and expressed gratitude for the opportunity to take advantage of the program. Ms. Foster was accompanied by her grandfather Mr. Fred Kilcrease.
The Paulding County Rotary Club welcomed guests from the Paulding County Sheriff's Department to honor one among them with the Service Above Self Award for 2017.
Rotary Club member Raymond Phillips introduced Bobbi Carter, Paulding's District Representative for the Boy Scouts of America as his guest. For over 100 years the Boy Scouts of America has been helping to shape youth and future leaders through educational activities.
Rotary Club member and Dallas Council member Griffin White took the podium to introduce his guest speaker Boyd Austin. Mayor Austin thanked the Rotary Club members and Griffin White for the introduction and the opportunity to share an update for the City of Dallas.