Pictured (From L to R)Â Past President Dr. Dennis Marks, Sonya Aldridge, Manager of Marketing and Member Services, and Dixie Lightfoot, Valdosta District Manager.
10-05-11: Past President Dr. Dennis Marks serves as the literacy chair for the Rotary Club of Valdosta. On Wednesday he was pleased to accept a donation to the program from Colquitt EMC.Â On behalf of the Valdosta Rotary Foundation and the children who will benefit from their generosity, we would like to express our sincere thanks to Colquitt EMC District Manager Dixie Lightfoot, Bruce Bailey, …and the other members of the Colquitt EMC team, for their $1,000 donation to the Rotaryâ€™s Imagination Library project.
The Valdosta area Rotary Clubs â€“ Valdosta, Valdosta North, and Valdosta Sunrise â€“ are working with the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy to provide Dolly Partonâ€™s Imagination Library books each month to children under the age of five in Lowndes County.Â We believe that early reading is important to all parts of the community because it leads to a lifetime of opportunity. Children who learn to read early in life become avid learners in school, skillful workers on the job, and informed citizens in the community. With Colquitt EMC’s support, we are one step closer to every child in Lowndes County entering school prepared to learn.Â Colquitt EMC’s contribution of $1,000 will provide an Imagination Library book each month for a year for 28 children under the age of five in Lowndes County. Â Their support is sincerely appreciated!
Today’s speaker is James M. Thomas, of Alliance for Integrity, LLC. Its objective is to affirm and promote integrityâ€”among individuals, in business, and in the professions. This weekâ€™s bulletin is full of photos from our holiday luncheon in December We also have information on the L.E.A.D. Dinner, RI President Ray Klinginsmithâ€™s January message, and a proposed new member.
This weekâ€™s meeting is a very special meeting that Iâ€™m sure you will not want to miss. Bring your family members to our annual Family of Rotary Holiday Luncheon. There will be lots of delicious food, music, songs, and great fellowship.Â You donâ€™t want to miss our last meeting of the year!
Today is our annual Legislative Luncheon. This event is being sponsored by the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of ComÂmerce and the Rotary Club of Valdosta, Valdosta North Rotary Club, and Valdosta Sunrise Rotary Club. We will present our members and local delegation, Senator Tim Golden and Representatives Ellis Black, Amy Carter and Jason Shaw with the Chamberâ€™s 2011 State Legislative Agenda for Business.
Past President Dr. Carl Cates and Rotary District 6920 Director Bill Booth will be sharing news and information from the Rotary Foundation, and explaining the current points systems used to achieve Fellow status.