March 7th: Business Meeting
Friday, March 7th
Remember – no guests at business meetings…..
Remember – no guests at business meetings…..
Rome City Schools System Winner …Rome High School’s Lucy Virginia Lansing with her STAR teacher, Ms. Joanna Chestnut.
The Floyd County System Winner…Coosa High School’s Layton Christopher Hayes with his STAR teacher, Mr. Bill Daughtry.
|Rome and Floyd County STAR students and their STAR teachers….|
Normally, New Member Orientation is scheduled during the normal Business Meeting and is conducted by our Past President Gail Johnson
Due to the other commitments, Gail Johnson cannot attend the March or April Business Meetings so a New Member Orientation will be scheduled for an evening later this month. Members who have not attended an orientation will be receive an invitation.
Jim’s granddaughter, Elise Braden is involved with this year’s event and says, “I grew up hearing my PopPop talk about the Family Resource Center. He was so dedicated to his work with the FRC and would be proud to know that two of his greatest passions, golf and the FRC, were coming together – in his memory – for the prevention of child abuse.”
This year’s event will be held at Stonebridge Golf Club with a shotgun start at 10 AM. Lunch is included and gift bags to be handed out to all participants. There will be various golf dealers present to give away new golf equipment and apparel. There are numerous door prizes given away and a chance to win $10,000 for a hole-in-one, which is sponsored by The Babcock Agency. Team spots are limited but reservations can be made by contacting the Family Resource Center.
$100 per golfer/$400 per team/$150 hole sponsorship – 4 man scramble with mulligans & throws
The Exchange Club Family Resource Center provides education and support services to families in Floyd County in order to strengthen the parenting and life skills of the parents and to prevent child abuse and neglect. The Center offers: Parent Aide Services , Visitation Services and Parent Education
Cedartown Exchangite and State RepresentativeTrey Smith is running for re-election. Trey is one of the youngest members of the State House.
Congratulations to all these Exchangites!!!
The Swearing in of the New Berry College Collegiate Exchange Club Members.
(L-R) Bill Bailey, VFR & Past Georgia District Exchange Club President, Elly Rusia, Vice-President Berry College Collegiate Club, Dr. Vincent Gregoire, College Faculty advisor, Blake Petty, President Berry College Collegiate Club,
Buzz Wachsteter, Past President Exchange Club of Rome & Dr. Tony Daniels, President Exchange Club of Rome.
We are over half way through the year and it has been a good and productive one so far. Most of our Americanism projects have been completed, which were very good. We have had many exciting speakers and some good programs. The Christmas party was a hit and the entertainment was good. However, we still have a lot of work to do.
I have been working closely with Kirk Milam and the fair board to keep the lines of communication open between the two boards. This was a goal of mine in July and I have continued to work on this area. Communication is key to understanding the perspectives of each function and I will continue to work to keep these lines open.
Our membership drive has slowed and the board continues to strive to maintain our membership numbers. However, we have a lot of delinquencies. I ask if you haven’t paid your dues current, please do so. Not doing so continues to cost the Exchange Club money that can be used in the community.
The next few months will be exciting. We have some interesting programs coming up. We will begin our youth programs in the next few weeks. Dr. George Bosworth is working hard on this area. The Chamber will be presenting the STAR Student awards in March.
The Georgia District Convention is coming up in June. I want to encourage you to attend. I would like to see a large delegation in attendance in St. Simons. It is a time of good fellowship and information about Exchange.
As we move through these next few months, I want to encourage each of you to reach out to friends and tell them about Exchange and the benefits of being a member. It is truly an honor to be a member of such a great club. We need to keep membership increase as a priority. I also want to ask you be remain or become engaged. If you are not on a committee, please sign up for one. Seek a place to get involved.
Thanks again for all you do.
Yours in Exchange,
Dr. Tony Daniel