Helping Hands of Paulding County Director, Mrs. Reva Burks, gives Paulding County Rotary club members an update on the efforts being made within our community to feed and clothe our less fortunate neighbors.
Travis Miller, Paulding County Rotary Club present began the May 16th, 2017, meeting by updating the club members of upcoming events and giving a progress report on the club's activities. After the invocation, Missy Cusack of Chattahoochee Technical College and fellow Rotarian took the podium.
The Paulding County Rotary club had their Annual Senior Cookout at the Wellstar Paulding Nursing Center in Dallas. A beautiful day greeted the Rotary club members as they arrived around 11:30 AM and began to unload 320 meals that they had prepared.
Paulding County Rotary Club president Travis Miller brought the meeting to order for May 2nd, 2017. Upon completing the updates for scheduled events Mr. Miller turned the meeting over to Ford Thigpen. Mr. Thigpen introduced Paulding County Sheriff, Gary Gulledge.
Mr. New shared with the Rotary club members information about CERT volunteers and their importance to the community of Paulding County. CERT is an acronym for Community Emergency Response Team. During times of emergency such as severe weather, natural disasters or extreme emergencies such as fire emergency responders can become overwhelmed in dealing with these types of emergencies.
Longtime Dallas City Council member, Mr. Henson introduced our guest speaker, Mrs. Cherry Waddell. Mrs. Waddell gave her presentation noting the upcoming 40 year anniversary of the New Hope plane crash disaster of 1977.
Mr. Grant took the podium and greeting everyone he shared his enthusiasm for the coming year. Mr. Grant shared the new thing for the Rotary, "Making a Difference." This new theme fits hand in glove with Mr. Grant's optimism and expectations for the service as president he is looking forward to.
Every year the Rotary Club of Paulding County organizes an Invitational Christmas Parade for an for the city of Dallas. All proceeds are donated to Paulding Christmas, a local organization dedicated to providing for families and children.