Dr. Terry Morris, Professor of History at Shorter University, will be the guest speaker at the Exchange Club of Rome on Friday, May 24.
Dr. Morris was born in Atlanta and attended Campbell high. He has been married to Janet for 44years and they have three children and three grandchildren.
Dr. Morris’ education: Shorter College, A.B. 1964, Emory University, M.A.1965, and University of Georgia, Ph.D. 1976. He has taught at Shorter University since 1965 except for the time he took off to pursue his doctorate. He led in the development of the Honors Program and has directed it since its inception in 1985.
He teaches in many areas of history including:
History of Western Political Thought
U.S. History 1865 to present
U.S. History 1880 to present
He enjoys music, gardening, and cooking in his off time.
Our First Saturday Sales have started back. This month’s (May) sale was a real rain day but still some sales. We really do need saleable items so that we can make money for the Family Resource Center. If you have items, contact Scottie Edwards at 706-346-5998. Most of the time, Scottie will be able to pick up your items, or you can bring them to Exchange meetings.
Just A Hop Skip And A Jump Away…Plan Now To Attend
Greensboro, N.C. is not far at all from Rome, so there is not excuse for our club not to send a nice sized delegation to the 2013 National Exchange Club Convention.
If you have never been, this is your chance to go and take advantage of the educational opportunities that are only available at a National Convention. The club has budgeted some funds to help defray the costs of those attending. The final amount each will receive will depend on the number of Exchangites going.
Go to the National website and read all about it and join us in Greensboro in July. Actual registration is done on the National website through the “Shop” tab on the top of the page. You may call the hotel direct to make your room reservations at the XC rate.
National Convention Info
You have received your letter and pledge card and please respond back. Our Exchange Club Family Resource Center needs us more today then ever.
Please fill out your card and return it with your donation and/or pledge to keep out center going. We need to raise at least $35,000 from our members. Community wide, the goal is $100,000.
To date,we have received approximately $8500 in donations and pledges from Rome Exchange Members but all this came from only 40 of our 220 members. We really want to make have 100% participation.
Meredith Brown, Community Service Chair says the second quarter community service project will be the take monetary & item donations to prepare 5 to 6 bags for elderly individuals in Adult Protective Services. The bags will contain paper towels, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, lotion, shampoo, cleaning products, etc. Sherry Thompson stated that the individuals monthly income often doesn’t allow them to buy much more than food and utilities. Everyday items that we take for granted (like lotion) are seen as a luxury to others.