The Rotary Club of White County heard about the State of White County from County Manager Mike Melton and Commissioner Terry Goodger. Both gave updates on the budget process, where the County is financially, and upcoming projects the County is looking at.
The White County Rotary Club under the leadership of President Susan Baker recently received the Rotary International Presidential Citation.
The Presidential Citation recognizes Rotary clubs for achieving an array of accomplishments that help them become stronger, deliver more effective service, and enhance their public image. Jack Craig, Rotary District 6910 Assistant Governor said, “ In order to receive the award clubs must qualifying by providing a significant public image campaign in their community to communicate to the public what Rotary is and does.”
Presidential Citation winning clubs contribute to Rotary’s
organizational goals and multiply the impact of their good work through the collective focus of 34,000 Rotary clubs worldwide.
Michael Humphrey, program director for the White County Public Libraries, spoke to the Rotary Club of White County on May 28 about literacy. He told about a new software program that will help people learn how to read that is an audio program.
During the meeting White County Rotary Club President Susan Baker presented Humphries with a $300 donation to the library system.
Danae Cooney, the Rotary Club of White County's GRSP student for the year, gave a presentation on May 21 about her time in America and all the opportunities the Rotary Club has presented her with. She has been invited to be a speaker at the Rotary International Convention in addition to several other opportunities. Danae shared pictures of all the places she has visited while in Georgia.
Danae will be missed by the Club!
Susan Bacon, owner of Palmetto Grant Consulting, spoke to the Rotary Club of White County on Tuesday, May 14 about grant writing and the various grant programs available for Rotary Clubs to receive assistance on a District and International level.
Melissa and Susan with awards from District Conference
Rotary Scholarship winners .. Jessi Pritchett (R), the daughter of Joy and Kim Pritchett of Cleveland and Olivia London (M), daughter of Roger and Kathy London of Cleveland received $1,000 per year scholarship for four years. Jessi plans to attend Valdosta State University after graduation and major in Accounting. Olivia will be attending Kennesaw State University where she will obtain her core education requirements and then study in the nursing program. The White County Rotary Scholarships are presented each year and are made possible by the supporters of Rotary fund raising projects. Pictured with Rotarian Billy Chism who presented the scholarships at the high school honors night Tuesday May 7th.
Laws of Life Essay contest winners. (L-R) Emma Blair, Amanda Perry, Gentry Thomas and Christian Howard. These White County Ninth Grade Academy students were selected as finalist in the annual Laws of Life Essay contest, sponsored by the White County Rotary Club. The Laws of Life Essay Contest is a character education and ethical literacy program for students 9- 12th grades. The contest asks students to write a personal essay explaining how the Laws of Life applies to the student’s life. The program challenges each student to reflect upon core values such as perseverance, generosity, courage and compassion and it rewards those students who are will to take a stand for their beliefs. Emma Blair was the contest winner, each of the finalist were recognized at the club meeting May 7th.
Chris Greene is the Rotary Rock Star for the month!
The Rotary Club of White County toured the White County Intermediate School on Tuesday, April 30. Rotarians heard the award-winning chorus and received a tour of the school from school principal Shann Cash.
The Chorus under direction of Music Teacher Joel Rogers
Principal Shann Cash and Assistant Principal Jennifer Glover gives a tour of the school
Judge Raymond George talked to the Rotary Club of White County today about his background and life. Assistant District Governor Jack Craig gave updates on grants and ways to become involved in Rotary.
Janice Raddatz spoke to the Rotary Club of White County about an adventure she took last year.
In 2007, Ralph and Janice took two horses and a dog and went West. It was their first time west of Texas other than a flight to Colorado to ski.
Raddatz went on a historic journey in 2009. Janice rode the Pacific Crest Trail from late April to mid October. She started at the Mexican border and rode the 2656 mile PCT to northern California and then from the Canadian border in Washington State to Oregon. Her years of horse experience and long distance riding was put to the test to conquer the rigors of six months in the saddle. Her faith was put to the test when she and her beloved horses fell on a mountainside.
White County Rotary Club Scholarship selection committee members Jena Payne, Gene White and Billy Chism interview one of the White County High School Seniors who applied for the scholarships provided each year by the White County Rotary Club.
White County Rotarian Jack Craig with Joy and Robbie Robbins. Joy Robbins has a health condition that requires a handicap ramp. Jack Craig constructed the ramp and he and fellow Rotarian Dean Dyer recently installed it. The construction of handicap ramps is an ongoing project of the White County Rotary Club.
Darrel Chaney, a former professional baseball player with the Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves, spoke to the Rotary Club on Tuesday about how every person can make a difference in another person's life and how everyone matters. Darrel has a book as well, Welcome to the Big Leagues, giving his life story.
On April 2, Truett-McConnell College's Head Softball Coach Jenny Shepherd spoke to the Rotary Club of White County about the athletics program at the college and how the students will continue getting involved in the community.
White County Commissioner Terry Goodger has been selected as the March Rock Star, for the White County Rotary Club. In recognizing Goodger at this Tuesdays meeting Rotary President Susan Baker said, “Terry retired and moved to the area where his mother and father were already been living. Terry and his wife are very active members of the First Baptist Church, he is also active in the community volunteering with the Caring Hands Health Clinic, and White County Historical Society.
Goodger has served as District One County Commissioner since 2011.” She said, "Goodger is currently serving as Sargent at Arms for the White County Rotary Club and carries out his duties each week welcoming Rotary members and guest.”
The Rotary Rock Star award is a recognition made by each month by Baker for outstanding service by individual club members.
Cindy Cannon, White County Tax Commissioner, spoke to the Rotary Club of White County on Tuesday, March 26 about the new laws in place for car taxes.
At the 9th Grade 'Reality Check' on March 15, 2013. Based upon their decision on what they wanted to do after finishing school, students were given a salary/budget and then had to visit stations for housing, utilities, schooling, banking, insurance, life's unexpected moments, etc. to understand what it takes on a monthly basis to keep their bills paid.
Pictured: Chris Greene, Mitchelle Johnson, Gene White, Susan Baker, Dean Dyer and Bill Francis.
Herb McLure talked to the Rotary Club of White County on Tuesday, March 19 about native turkeys and their presence in the White County area.
Article courtesy Ann Ragle-Haynes, Rotary District 6910
With the flip of a switch, it's full steam ahead!. April 26-28 is just around the bend and Chattanooga is right up the track! We'll celebrate your successes this year and have lots of fun doing it!!
Registration for conference is located on the new district database - DaCdb (District and Club database) By now, you should have an email from Chris Stallworth, District Communications Officer, with login instructions, your username and password. The direct login link is: www.Directory-Online.com/Rotary
Registration is an easy process. Some information has already been filled in for you based on the information in the DaC database. While on the site, update your personal contact information if needed. Remember, you must register for the conference and the hotel. Room reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 877 872-2529 or 423 266-5000
Additional fun activities are planned for District Conference. Choose to play golf, sample some fine whiskey, have a laugh at the Old Bag's Tea, run a 5K race and participate in the Ice Bucket competition!
A tradition of Rotary is THE HOUSE OF FRIENDSHIP where each club has space to display their banner, a scrapbook or slideshow of the year's achievements with a theme that represents your club's personality. Your imagination is the limit when it comes to decorating your space. The more elaborately adorned, the more fun for everyone!
See you in Chattanooga!!
On Tuesday, March 12, Rotarians met at the White County Emergency Operations Center on the Helen Highway. David Murphy, 9-1-1/Public Safety Director, gave a presentation about the Emergency Management Agency and gave a tour the 9-1-1 center and the newly renovated White County Senior Center.
Pictured above, Rotarians visit the new expanded White County Senior Center. The Club was able to see the extra space made able by the expansion. This visit was made prior to the installation of new furnishings for the building. An open house for the general public will be scheduled soon.
Pictured above, Rotarians visit the White County 9-1-1 Dispatch Center. David Murphy, 9-1-1/Public Safety Director, shared with the Rotarians about how the calls they received are handled and how they dispatch emergency personnel to individual situations.
The White County 9-1-1 center is one the most modern centers of its kind in north Georgia.
Dr. John Crumpton, right, being pinned by Board of Commissioners Chair Travis Turner, pictured left, at the Rotary Club of White County's meeting on February 12.Welcome Dr. John Crumpton!
Judge Raymond George was inducted in the Rotary Club of White County on Tuesday, January 15 by Club President Susan Baker.
Judge Stan Gunter joined the Rotary Club of White County on January 9, 2013.
Jena Payne was recently inducted into the Rotary Club of White County.
Jena is the Clinic Coordinator with Cleveland Family Dental Center.
Charter Members of Rotary Club of White County