by Nuechterlein, Christopher A.
Gene Bruce introduced our guest speaker today, Elizabeth
Ransom, Indiana Transition Coordinator, United States Department of
Defense. Ms. Ransom, after receiving a
degree in psychology, spent two years in VISTA-Americorps and five years teaching
in Fresno, California. In 2007, she
moved to Indiana and became affiliated with Employers Support Guard Reserves
(ESGR). As Ransom told us, ESGR, founded
in 1972, serves all reserve and guard units, providing education and support to
employers of reservists and guardsmen.
She is particularly busy in Indiana, as Indiana has the fourth largest
National Guard unit in the United States.
Ms. Ransom highlighted the advantages to employers on having reservists
and guardsmen on company payrolls.
Having military training, reservists and guardsmen are experienced in
giving and taking orders. They are also
loyal, responsible, and productive employees.
ESGR has 70 statewide volunteers; however, Ms. Ransom is looking for
more, as there are none in South Bend.
ESGR urges employers to hire a vet, become an ESGR volunteer, become
involved by supporting our troops when they return home. If you would like information on how to
become more involved in ESGR, Ransom suggested contacting the following
www.h2.jobs or www.ESGR.mil.
|PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS|
The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation and Dan Ryan had the
honor of expressing appreciation to Emery Hirschler, who has made a substantial
contribution toward the goal of international understanding and peace. In doing so, he supports and honors the
humanitarian and educational programs of The Rotary Foundation that make a
difference in the lives of others. The
presentation to Emery as a Major Donor included a crystal and diamond pin.
|NEW MEMBERS INDUCTED|
President Terry introduced and inducted new members, Bridget
Moreno, Andrew Elegante, and Jeff Sparks. Bridget is in Regional Development at
Notre Dame, Andrew is Manager of The State South Bend, and Jeff is Director of
Colocation Services at Cloud PC. Welcome