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The Kiwanis Club of Carrollton Georgia
Chartered in 1947

Carrollton Kiwanis Club

Serving the Children of the World

We meet In Person
Hubbard Dining Room (Z-6 Dining Hall)
325 W Georgia Dr
Carrollton, GA 30117
United States of America
Every Friday at Noon
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New District Officers:
Georgia District Officers (2020-2021):
Photo:  (left to right) Past-Governor Andy Pipkin, Governor George Elkins, Governor-Elect Byron Mullican, Vice-Governor Darryl Gumz.
Georgia Governor installs new Carrollton Officers:
George Elkins will speak to the club on Friday and will install the new slate of officers.  The term runs October 1 through September 30:
PresidentClint Backstrom
President ElectDale Williams
Vice PresidentJohnny Tanner
Past PresidentCathy Farley
SecretaryJenny Ingram
TreasurerCraig Williard
Foundation TreasurerJim Carter
Directors 2020 - 2021Art Bower
 Joey Key
 Patrick Yuran
Directors 2020 - 2022Dr. Bob Myers
 Linda Robles
 Joe Tarshis
Thanks to Mitch Clifton, W.H. Smith, and Johnny Tanner for serving on the 2018-2020 board.
Thanks for volunteering to serve the Carrollton Kiwanis Club  !
The Bob Reeves Race was a success !
Thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers, and runners.   
Craig Williard volunteered for the caboose spot to mark the end of the race,  and that might  not  (HA!) have been one of the factors that allowed Sheriff Terry Langley to be the fastest Kiwanian in the race. That, and the Young Kiwanians were all volunteering and not running.
Way to go Sheriff.   
Common Internet quote:  "If you see me running this fast, please shoot whatever is behind me !"
The race was accomplished with much effort, and was dedicated in memory of Bob Reeves.  It was good that Angela was able to come enjoy the show.
You humble photographer slept through the opportunity to document the workers who first arrived on the scene.  I blamed this on the lack of lighting ?
Here are the "linger-longers".  Thanks to everyone !

Let the visitor beware -
for Dr. Fred Richards
Introduces guests

with a FLARE !!!


Guests September 18, 2020

Daniel Jackson  -  a STAR NEWS reporter, joined us to cover Tim Martin's program.  Daniel, retired from the Army, served 20 years with tours of duty taking him around the world.  He and wife, Demetric - also an Army veteran - have three children.  We always appreciate representatives of the media covering our club programs.

Mitch Backstrom  -  President-Elect Clint Backstrom invited Dad, Mitch, who is having thoughts about possibly joining our club.  Hopefully my introduction didn't dissuade him from joining!  Mitch, a UWG graduate (BA and MA) tells us he is proud of his 33 years of working for the West Georgia Tool and Die - and, of course, proud of son, Clint, as well.


Invite Guests !
Tim Martin, Chief Executive Officer for Carroll Electric Membership Cooperation and Past-President of the Carrollton Kiwanis Club (2005-2006) coordinated the program for the Kiwanis Club on Friday, September 18, 2020 at the Courtyard Marriott. 
Tim Martin introduced Jim Clotfelter, who spoke of the joint venture of EMC with SyncGlobal Telecom and the plan for providing internet services in Carroll and Heard County Georgia.
Thanks to Jodie Goodman for speaking at the Kiwanis Zoom meeting on Friday, September 11, 2020.
Jodie Goodman provided an informative, encouraging presentation about the efforts of  the Carroll County Mental Health Advocates program to serve and support the needs of Carroll County residents suffering from mental illness.  The organization supplies an array of peer-led, free support programs to persons suffering from mental illness and to their friends and family members as well.
Lieutenant Governor Bill Braswell finally hosted the Division 12 Governor's Rally online via Zoom.  ( - :
Ten members of the Carrollton Kiwanis Club attended the meeting .  Thank you for representing the Carrollton Kiwanis Club at the Governor's Rally.
Five members of the Carrollton Kiwanis Club were recognized and awarded the Governor's Leadership Medallion:
Randy Miller
Craig Williard
Linda Robles
Georgia Carter
Terry Langley (He was actually given the medallion for his work with Bowdon club, but we are proud of him)
Congratulations !
P.S. from Jenny :
The Carrollton Kiwanis Club also will be receiving the 50+ year patch from Governor Andy.
CLE sessions are still being done via zoom by the GA District this week. One hour sessions at 6:30 tonight and tomorrow. Next this week (Mon-Thur), the sessions will start at 7:00. Each night covers a different topic (Membership, SLP's, District, Projects). E-mail Jenny for link.
It is with sadness that we report the death of Prissi Sullivan, frequent guest of Sue Horn at meetings of the Carrollton Kiwanis Club.
10 AM - Noon Tuesday (9-8-2020)  - for "at-risk" Citizens
5 PM -  8 PM  Tuesday  (9-8-2020) -  all others
10 AM Wednesday  (9-9-2020)  -  Graveside at Hillcrest Cemetery
Governor George Elkins
Oct 02, 2020
2020-2021 Officer & Board Installation and Hixson Presentation
Debbie Brilling via Zoom
Oct 09, 2020
Auditory-Verbal Center
Roger Kaiser
Oct 16, 2020
In Person Meeting @ Courtyard
Dr. Bob Pickney via zoom
Oct 23, 2020
Kiwanis Youth Protection Program
Jay Trawick
Oct 30, 2020 12:00 PM
Georgia State Patrol
Georgia Carter via zoom
Nov 20, 2020
GA District Kiwanis Foundation
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