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?
Longtime Dallas City Council member, Mr. Henson introduced our guest speaker, Mrs. Cherry Waddell. Mrs. Waddell gave her presentation noting the upcoming 40 year anniversary of the New Hope plane crash disaster of 1977.
Principal Wilcox recognized many members of the club as he himself is a long-standing member of the community and an educator of 22 years. Two years ago he became principal of the Paulding in high school. As our County has grown it now currently has five high schools, Paulding County high school being the original high school.
Every year the Rotary Club of Paulding County organizes an Invitational Christmas Parade for an for the city of Dallas. All proceeds are donated to Paulding Christmas, a local organization dedicated to providing for families and children.
Helping Hands goal to raise $30,000 to celebrate their 30 th year of serving Paulding County, the Rotary Club offered to include them as a beneficiary of the proceeds generated by the club’s 13 th Annual Golf Tournament scheduled for May 17, 2017.
Rotary member Chad Plumley introduced our guest, Paulding Superior Court Judge T. David Lyles to warm welcome by fellow Rotarians. Judge Lyles began my thanking the club for the invitation and opportunity to share with members of local community.
The Rotary Club of Dallas focuses on serving individual needs that exist within our community, country, and the world by assisting existing non-profit organizations that are equipped to meet specific needs. This is accomplished by providing each member with opportunities to become personally involved in hands-on service.
Chairman Carmichael shared with the Rotary his vision to promote the growth and development of our County. His plan, twofold in that the first step was to promote unity through communication and second to concentrate on planning for and managing the growth of Paulding County.
This past Thursday, February 2nd, the Paulding Rotary club participated in the Feeding America Backpack Program. This year we sorted and delivered over 5300 pounds of food to 11 schools in Paulding County.
Ms. McIver, new to her position as of December 1st of last year, plans to utilize her skills in technology, communication and education to continue and expand the positive work that is being accomplished. Her goal is to further expand awareness of the 4-H in Paulding County.
Paulding County Rotary club is visited by our guest speaker Robbie Finley. Invited and introduced by Rotary member Alan White, Mr. Finley spoke on behalf of the Fellowship of Christian athletes.
Joining us a second time for the GRSP program, Miss Mhairi Dunnett provided Rotary members with an update on her stay here in the United States. Miss Dunnett was introduced by Mr. Ryan Hale who is an active proponent of the Georgia Rotary Student Program.
Mr. Earl Duncan, a founding member of the Paulding Rotary Club in 1969, spoke about his time as an enlisted man, and the impact that it made on his life.
Travis Miller Rotary president welcomed Kevie Dixon from the Paulding County Boys and Girls Club. Kevie Dixon is the executive director for the Paulding County Boys and Girls Club.
Club member Justin Fuller introduced the guest speaker, Dr. Matt Ross the Principal of Midway Covenant Christian School. Dr. Ross spoke about the classical principles of education, Christian classical education and the practiced goals of Midway Covenant Christian School.