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?
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.
Dr. Kathryn D. Melton of Shepherd's Rest Ministries, visited the Paulding County Rotary Club with an update for the women's shelter as this year marks its 20th anniversary. Shepherd's Rest Ministries is a faith-based nonprofit organization to help victims of domestic violence here in Paulding County.
Helping Hands of Paulding County Director, Mrs. Reva Burks, gives Paulding County Rotary club members an update on the efforts being made within our community to feed and clothe our less fortunate neighbors.
Mrs. Cusack took the time to explain some facts about Chattahoochee Technical College. CTC is a fully accredited college providing two-year Associates degrees for students who then usually apply to other colleges to continue their education.
The Paulding County Rotary club had their Annual Senior Cookout at the Wellstar Paulding Nursing Center in Dallas. A beautiful day greeted the Rotary club members as they arrived around 11:30 AM and began to unload 320 meals that they had prepared.
Sheriff Gulledge thanked the Rotary members for the invitation to speak at the Rotary club meeting. Our Sheriff updated everyone on the current statistics, just-released, for the Paulding County Sheriff's Department.
Chattahoochee Tech Foundation recognized the recipients of 70-plus different scholarships at a reception held Friday, April 21, at Piedmont Church in Marietta. A total of 73 students.
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.