What a great program about the Broken Shackle Ranch. We appreciate David Cobb’s presentation about how this work has impacted over 8,000 young men since 1984. There will be a Board Meeting February 1 at 11am and all Red Badges are encouraged to attend (to get rid of the Red Badge)! The program will be by one of our very own, Colonel Jim Galloway (Ret). He will be sharing his experiences while on assignment with the Royal Air Force.
What an inspiring program today as we had four students compete in the Rotary Speech Contest! It is refreshing to hear how the next generation “gets” what Rotary is all about and makes one proud to be a part of it. Congratulations to the winner, Nada Kent (Valdosta HS), second place Annie Eilders (GCS), third place Lauren Burgess (Lowndes HS), and fourth place Patrick Childress (Valdosta HS). They all did a fantastic job! See you Tuesday for the joint meeting with Valdosta North on Tuesday, January 24 at the Rainwater Conference Center.
Dr. Doug Farwell is currently the Executive Director for the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra and the Department Head of Music at Valdosta State University. Doug holds a DMA from the University of Illinois and an MM from
the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is also the principal trombonist with the Albany and Valdosta Symphony Orchestras and a substitute with other regional Orchestras. Doug will discuss the upcoming events of the season, the collaborations between the city and the University, and how the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra adds to the cultural opportunities in Valdosta.
Pamela and Robin Starr, officers in The Salvation Army, will share with us the beginnings and current projects of the Salvation Army. They met at the Salvation Army Training College in Atlanta. Pamela was commissioned as an officer in June 1993 and Robin was commissioned as an officer in June 1992, and they were married in December 1993. They have served together in several locations including Chattanooga, TN, and Valdosta.
Robin graduated in 1985 from Trevecca Nazarene College in Nashville, TN, with a degree in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems. Pamela graduated in1993 from Asbury College in Wilmore, KY, with a degree in Elementary Education. They have three children: Jackie(20), Jennie(20) and Josh(12).
Ashley Henderson, head Coach at Valwood School, started his current position in 2012. He received a Bachelor’s degree and a Masters degree from Valdosta State University. Ashley’s work as a graduate assistant under David Dean and Chris Hatchers led the way for a successful career.
In 2012-2013 Ashley was named Coach of the Year by Southeast Georgia Fellowship of Christian Athletes and named 2014 GISA All-Star game Offensive Coordinator. Ashley was named the Region 3AAA Coach of the Year in 2014 and Region 3AA Coach of the year in 2013. His career head coaching record is 36-3 and thirteen of his players have signed football scholarships.
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.
The Rotary Clubs of Valdosta invite you to join us on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at McKey Park for Racing with Rotary. This family event includes a 5K race that begins at 7:45 AM and a Walk/Run that begins at 8:45 AM. T-shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registered runners. Register NOW online at: www.runningintheusa.com. You can also download your printable registration form here: 2015 Racing with Rotary Registration, or by clicking on the Racing with Rotary registration form below.
All of the proceeds from the event will benefit local charities and help sponsor our Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP). Georgia Rotarians believe that “Peace is Possible” and through GRSP promote international goodwill through the bonds of friendship and understanding. To learn more about GRSP, visit www.GRSP.org.
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