The Paulding Rotary annually recognizes first responders with Public Safety Awards & Recognition. The Dallas Police Department, the Hiram Police Department and the Paulding County Fire Department were in attendance.
The Paulding County Rotary Club welcomed guests from Truth in Nature and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Both groups are Christian-based youth ministries active here in Paulding County. The Paulding Rotary club is a supporter of both ministries for the good work they do here in the county.
June 16th, 2018, Rotary Club member Jackie Crum, of the Ragsdale Inn, organized a cookout for Kindworks United. With the help of the Georgia Riders, the cookout and birthday celebration brought foster children together for a fun afternoon at Sara Babb Park.
Rotary Club president John Grant started the June 12th meeting of the Paulding County Rotary Club by welcoming our guest speaker, Christy Wilson. Mrs. Wilson works for the Paulding County CASA program. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate which is a volunteer organization that provides specialized training in the court system, foster care, and investigation.
Past president and Rotary Club member Brian Stover welcomed Yolanda Newell of the Paulding County Boys and Girls Club to speak to her club members. The Paulding Rotary Club is a longtime supporter of The Paulding Boys and Girls Club and recognizes that it is an extremely important and positive investment in the future.
Missy Cusack CTC Paulding Executive Director of Admissions and a member of the Paulding County Rotary Club thanked the Rotary club for their continued support of the scholarship program. She introduced her guests Stephanie Hubbell of the Chattahoochee Tech foundation and Charisa Mackey, of Dallas, who is pursuing an Associate of Science in Nursing.
Paulding Wellstar hospital welcomed its new president John Kueven this past March. This past week he visited the Paulding Rotary Club as guest speaker. Mr. Kueven updated everyone on the current strengths of Paulding Wellstar hospital and outlined his plan to extend the facilities outstanding achievements to achieve a safety record in the top 10% nationally.
Jessica Moore the Executive Director of McKenna Farms gave everyone an update and progress report. McKenna Farms has been providing therapy since 2001. Over 500 children receive therapy here on a weekly basis. They currently have 25 therapists on staff and a total of 45 employees. Therapy with horses has been extremely successful in providing both physical therapy as well as emotional and occupational therapy.