Mrs. Reva Burks, Executive Director for Helping Hands Visits Paulding Rotary

helping hands 600x314 2bMrs. Burks was excited to address Rotary club members once again. She thanked everyone for the continued support.  Mrs. Burks highlighted the growth that Helping Hands has experienced since its beginnings in 1987. Started by five churches approximately 31 years ago, Helping Hands has been able to provide 6,000 families with basic food needs (as of October 2018) this year. By the end of this year Helping Hands of Paulding County will have distributed over 1 million pounds of food to local residents.

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Paulding County Boys and Girls Club 2018

DNE 600x314 2bMs. Newell thanked the members for the opportunity to come back and speak again to the Rotary Club. She recounted that the Paulding Boys and Girls Club was founded 1995 and that the Paulding Rotary Club was one of the founding charter members. Ms. Newell thank the club members again for their continued support and reminded them that all donations stay here within the county. Ms. Newell introduced the new Paulding Boys and Girls Club Director, Raiko Jones. Ms. Jones was very excited about their current progress working with the youth after school. The Boys and Girls Club goals are to inspire and empower youth to reach their full potential.

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Parental Accountability Court Program

deparent 600x314 2bThe Parental Accountability Court Program seeks to remove the underlying issues that cause noncustodial parents to become chronic non-payers of child support. Through judicial oversight, the program assists to transition non-custodial parents with barriers to self-sufficiency through parent accountability, employment, and education.

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Paulding School Superintendent Dr. Brian Otott visits Rotary

otott 600x314 2bDr. Brian Otott update members on the status and plans for the Paulding school system. Dr. Otott marked the growth of the Paulding school system as well as the research and planning to keep up with that growth. In addition to quantity, Dr. Otott also spoke of the programs, opportunities, and grants that are being applied to our school system.

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4-H Club Donation 2018

4H 600x314 2bFord Thigpen, President of the Paulding Rotary Club welcomed Mary Carol Sheffield of the UGA Extension Office. The Rotary Club acknowledges the positive impact and effort that the 4-H Club brings to students in our County's school system. Mr. Thigpen presented a check for $1000 to Mrs. Sheffield as a donation on behalf of the Paulding Rotary Club.

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