Currently serving his ninth season as Valdosta State University head coach, David
Dean led the Blazer squad to the NCAA Division II national championships in 2007
David began his coaching career at VSU in 1988. Under his leadership, the
Blazers have earned a career record of 70 wins against 24 losses, received All-
American recognition on 21 occasions, and were named All-Gulf South Conference 59
times. He has since coached 10 Blazers into the NFL including free agent cornerback
Maurice Leggett in 2008 who went on to win Rookie of the Year award and the NFL
Special Teams Player of the week during his first season.
David is a member of the American Football Coaches Association and Fellowship
of Christian Athletes. He and wife Stacie Scott have three daughters—Caroline,
Allison and Natalie.
Austin Scott is in his third-term as the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s Eighth Congressional District. Prior to his election to Congress 2010 he was a small business owner and spent 14 years in the Georgia state House, beginning with his first election at age 26.
Austin, who graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.B.A. in Risk Management and Insurance, owned and operated an insurance brokerage firm for nearly twenty years.
He is known as a conservative on both economic and social issues and as a fierce defender of limited government, a strong national defense, and our 2nd Amendment rights.
Austin’s political experience on the state level and background in risk management has given him a unique perspective in Washington. He utilizes that understanding to draft and promote legislation which works to open access to capital for American businesses, eliminate burdensome regulations on entrepreneurs and investors, and provide economic opportunities for the next generation.
In the 114th Congress, Scott was appointed Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit. Additionally, he continues his post on the House Armed Services Committee where he serves on the Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee and the Readiness Subcommittee.
Join us at noon on Wednesday at Rainwater Conference Center for this presentation.
This week we will be focusing on our own club during our Monthly Club Assembly. We will be inducting a new member, give out a blue badge, recognizing a Will Watt Fellow, learning more about being Paul Harris Fellow or Will Watt Fellow and the Rotary Foundation, learning about the District Database and Rotary.org and disussing how we can recruit and retain new members. We will have an update on the Imagination Library from Dennis Marks.
Looking forward to seeing you at noon on Wednesday
Jim Zachary is the editor of the Valdosta Daily Times. He is a member of the board of directors of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation, the founder and Director of the Transparency Project of Georgia, a member of the board of directors of the Red & Black newspaper at UGA and a regular presenter at journalism workshops and seminars for the Georgia Press Association, Georgia College Press Association and Tennessee Press Association.
Jim is a newspaper veteran who has championed open records and open meetings causes throughout his career. Largely due to his work as a public watchdog, Jim has been recognized by his peers this year with accomplishments that include:
• 2015 Associated Press Media Editors Award: First Place Freedom of Information • 2015 Associated Press Media Editors Award: First, Second, Third Place Best Editorials • 2015 Georgia Press Association: First Place Community Service for Open Government Advocacy • 2015 Georgia Press Association: First Place Editorial Page