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Ashley HendersonAshley 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.

 

Carrol Dadisman is the author of Dear Old U-G-A, a 120-year history of the University of Georgia as reported and reflected in pagescarrol dadisman of The Red and Black, UGA’s independent student newspaper, since its founding in 1893. The book was inspired by his service on the board of directors for The Red and Black.

Carrol graduated in 1956 with a degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia. He is a retired publisher of the Tallahassee Democrat. He has been a Knight International Press Fellow and was the founding president of the Community Foundation of North Florida in Tallahassee. Carrol has been a member of Rotary in Marietta, Columbus and Tallahassee, and currently resides in Tallahassee with his wife, Mildred.

 

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Turner Art's Center Presenter seriesJoanna Nijem, Cheryl Oliver, Nancy D. Warren will entertain us with a preview of the Turner Center for the Arts Presenter Series lineup, which includes the Broadway shows for the 2015-2016 season.

The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts was built in 2003 and named in memory of Annette Howell Turner, late wife of former Georgia Senator Loyce Turner. It is a premier regional arts center located in Valdosta, Ga., and houses six galleries, two classrooms and a gift shop that showcases the works of local and regional artists.

Join us at noon on Wednesday at Rainwater Conference Center for this presentation.

 

Wade K.Wade Krueger is the Circuit Public Defender for Southern Judicial Circuit Court. He will discussing the operation of the Public Defender’s Office in Lowndes County, their methods for determining client eligibility, and the public defender’s role in the criminal justice system and throughout the course of a criminal case. He earned a BA & MA from Georgia Southern University.

 

david deanCurrently 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
and 2012.
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 ScottAustin 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.

2015-08-19–RR

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 Wednesdayrotary-emblems

Jack Hartley
President 2015-2016

2015-08-12–RR

Jim Zachary

Jim Zachary

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

2015-08-05-RR

 

Russell R. McMurray

Russell R. McMurray P.E.

Russell McMurry was appointed Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation by a unanimous vote of the State Transportation Board on January 20, 2015.

Prior to being named Commissioner, he was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal as Planning Director. He had served as Chief Engineer since January 1, 2013.

Commissioner McMurry began his career with the Georgia Department of Transportation in 1990, as an engineering trainee, and has served in a variety of roles throughout his career. His experience ranges from serving as Construction Project Manager to District Engineer for 5 years. At the State level, he served as State Roadway Design Engineer, while also serving in a joint role as the Assistant Division Director of Engineering.

Commissioner McMurry is a Cum Laude graduate of Georgia Southern University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia.

Please join us on Wednesday at noon.

2015-07-29–RR

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