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?
Jessica Moore the Executive Director of McKenna Farms gave everyone an update and progress report. McKenna Farms has been providing therapy since 2001. Over 500 children receive therapy here on a weekly basis. They currently have 25 therapists on staff and a total of 45 employees.
The Invitational Christmas Parade for 2017 was a great success thanks to the participation of our local community, those businesses and individuals who participate, and our co-coordinators. Paulding Rotary Club president John Grant presented a check for $5000 to Vicki Paris and Shirley Smith of Paulding Christmas.
Here in Georgia young girls, and boys, are being lured via social media (such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Kik, or any other web-based application) into a very dark and sinister trap. Mrs. Crawford explained that this is a parents' worst nightmare and can easily happen right under their noses.
UGA Extension office for Paulding offers a wide variety of opportunities including conservation and management of natural resources, agricultural programs water quality and youth leadership. Their ultimate goal is to produce better citizens through clubs and after-school activities that provide education and a wide variety of meaningful activities in science-based learning programs.
Cmdr. Moyse was joined by three of his top cadets, Kace Cochran, Jeremiah Smith, and Chichi Ogbuagu. Each cadet took the podium and introduce themselves. All the high school cadets communicated the advantages of participating in the JROTC program. It attributed newfound skills and confidence with which they plan to pursue their future.
Dr. Kathryn Melton visited the Paulding County Rotary Club at the February meeting. Dr. Melton took the podium and thanked the Rotary Club members for their continued support of the Shepherd's Rest Ministries.
Ford Thigpen introduced George Jones, the new Paulding County Department of Transportation Director and Scott Greene who is now the Director of Operations for the county.
Paulding County Rotary Club members welcomed Seth Bice to the January meeting. Mr. Bice is a Paulding County resident and a firefighter for Cobb County. After witnessing a successful rodeo in our neighboring County, Mr. Bice has been working to bring an annual rodeo to the Paulding County area.
Saturday morning, November 11th, members of the local Paulding County Rotary Club gathered at Mulberry Rock Park, the new County Park facility on Mulberry Rock Road, to plant trees. Rotary Club members combined their resources with their fellow Rotarians to make a lasting contribution to the community for years to come.
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!