Paulding County Rotarians recently completed an amazing local project. We applied for and received a competitive district grant to help feed hungry children in our county during the time schools were closed for Covid-19.
To give a brief history of the event, 8 years or more ago the club put together the idea of having a football season kick-off, to hear from our coaches. A chance for them to tell us what is going on in their programs and mention some of their players. It has been a great program over the years and we were not willing to give it up this year.
Ford Thigpen welcomed the guests to the club meeting and expressed his pride in continuing this event for the ninth year, and gave special thanks to Jason Freeman, Athletic Director for Paulding Schools. Joining us today we have Coach Van Spence from Paulding High, Coach Billy Shackleford from East Paulding, and joining us for the first time Coach Jason Nash from South Paulding.
Jackie Crum presented with past presidential plaque from the new president-elect Jeb Gordon. President Jeb Gordon has Paulding County Rotary focused in the new year with grant projects benefitting Paulding youth at both Truth in Nature and the CAYA Summer Lunch Program. Watch this club Grow and Serve!
Assistant Governor Dave Schwickerath visited R/C Paulding County today (July 14th) to present District awards. Dave is pictured here with Immediate Past Present Jackie Crum. In 2019-2020 the club added a record number of Paul Harris Fellows and recognized a new Major Donor. Paulding County Rotary actively participated in the programs of the Rotary Foundation and completed a terrific District Grant project benefitting the kids at McKenna Farms.
Cops for Kids takes underprivileged children who live in Paulding County and pairs them with a Sheriff's Deputy to go shopping at Christmas. 2019's event took place at the Wal-Mart on Marietta Highway and marked the 21st year for the event. Over the years this has become one of the most successful and positive community outreach programs in the county.
The Paulding Rotary Club in an outreach to local Veterans secured two AED Defibrillators. These life-saving devices were donated to American Legion Post 70 and Post 111. Local Veterans of all ages gather regularly at these Legion Halls. Having modern easy to use safety equipment on hand could potentially save the life of one of our veterans.
Cops for Kids takes underprivileged children who live in Paulding County and pairs them with a Sheriff's Deputy to go shopping at Christmas. 2019's event took place at the Wal-Mart on Marietta Highway and marked the 21st year for the event.