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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
Fridays at 12:00 PM
UWG's East Commons Dining Hall
Back Campus Drive
Carrollton, GA 30118
United States of America
Every Friday at Noon
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Kiki McDaniel (left) accepted a $600 contribution from Dale Williams, president of the Carrollton Kiwanis Club, to benefit the “Chase the Victory Foundation” in memory of her late son, Chase McDaniel. Kiwanis Club President Dale Williams made the presentation at Friday’s club meeting.

PHOTO BY DAN MINISH
 
Kiwanis Club makes $600 contribution to "Chase the Victory Foundation"
 
  • live it everyday,” Kiki McDaniel said, “but the results of his memory and his foundation live on in the lives of those who benefit from

it, and it helps keep our family going.”

She cited the importance of the retreats for families who have lost a child to cancer.

 
“No one knows what it like until they go through it, so the retreats are a place where parents and family members can share their grief, learn how to cope, and help each other,” Kiki McDaniel explained.

When Chase was undergoing treatments and spending two months in the hospital fighting cancer, there were many visits from an array of people, especially from Carrollton.

“This town is a very, very special place,” she said.

As an example of the community’s giving spirit, McDaniel cited the recent nonprofit “Sneaker Ball” held last week at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta which raised approximately $150,000 for the foundation that funds the purchase of sneakers and the cost of the family retreats.

The event featured live music, dinner and a silent auction of sports memorabilia and featured guests including Freddie the Falcon and Atlanta Falcons’ cheerleaders.

“We had an anonymous donor just recently give us a check for $5,000 that will pay for 10 families to attend one of our retreats where they can find comfort, peace, understanding, and hope,” she said.

Following the completion of her remarks, McDaniel was presented a contribution of $600 from Kiwanis President Dale Williams to help continue Chase’s legacy.

Dr. Brendan Kelly spoke to the Carrollton Kiwanis Club on August 5, 2022 in UWG's Hubbard Dining Room.   The University of West Georgia is very unique compared to similar institutions, and  has been proactive in embedding several programs to meet the needs of the community - such as Nexus (computer) training and the joint venture with Tanner Medical System to provide nurses to help combat the shortage of workers in the medical field.  The University Leadership has been keeping a close eye on the demographics of the current student population and is continually analyzing needs in the job markets - to better equip the students for careers.
 
 
Photo:  Dr. Brendan Kelly and Johnny Tanner, Kiwanis President-Elect.
 
 
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Let the visitor beware -
for Dr. Fred Richards
Introduces guests

with a FLARE !!!

 

 

 

Guests  August 5, 2022
 
 
Tim Warren introduced the guests in Fred's absence.
 
Ryan Phillips  -  Paul McDaniel brought prospective member Ryan Phillips, the Cost Share Coordinator with the Georgia Forestry Commission.  Ryan and his wife have two daughters, ages four and two, and they just moved to Carrollton.  Ryan is a UGA graduate and his wife is originally from Roopville, Georgia.
 
 
 
 
Sarah Powell  -  Sarah Powell, the UWG Director of Government Relations and External Relations, accompanied Dr. Kelley to the meeting.   Sarah and her husband Jason met when both were students at UWG.
 
 
 
 
 
Joanna Reitz  -  Joanna is the new women's basketball coach at UWG.  She moved to Carrollton from Denver Colorado, and most recently coached at the University of Utah.  Coach Reitz visited to invite Kiwanians to attend and support the women's basketball team (and other teams) at UWG.
 
 
 
Bob Uglum  -  Bob Uglum, Golden K Kiwanian extraordinaire - visited to hear the UWG President.
 
 
 
 
 
Titan Bynum  -  Linda brought a special visitor - grandson Titan .
 
 
 
 
 
 
Invite Guests !
 
 
 
[  Editor's note:   When you bring a guest, please collect contact information.  Thanks to  Matthew Clay for designing the Guest Form that is parked on the Club's website.  We will add friends to the weekly e-bulletin and stay in touch.  ]
 
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Joey King, Carrollton High School Head Football Coach , spoke to the Carrollton Kiwanis Club in UWG's Hubbard Dining Room on Friday, July 29, 2022.
 
 
 
Photo:  Coach Joey King and Johnny Tanner, Kiwanis President-Elect.
 
 
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(First) Tuesday, August 2, 2022
 
The Board Meeting :
The Officers, Directors, and Chairs  of the Carrollton Kiwanis Club will meet (First) Tuesday at 6:00 PM at the Tracy Stallings Community Center.
Enter the building through the front door.
 
New members should attend to fulfill one of the steps to earn the permanent badge.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Let the visitor beware -
for Dr. Fred Richards
Introduces guests

with a FLARE !!!

 

 

 

Guests  July 29, 2022
 
 
Tim Warren introduced the guests in Fred's absence.
 
Ian Lyle  -   Mr. Lyle has been Principal at Carrollton High School - going on two years.  He and wife Brandi have two children:  Charlie and Reid.   A lifelong Carrollton resident,  Mr. Lyle is a graduate of Carrollton High School and UWG.
 
Paul Fitz-simons is serving his sixth year as Athletic Director.  He has coached football, basketball, and lacross.   Mr. Fitz-simons is married  to Alison Sanders, the 1999 CHS Homecoming Queen and they have two daughters.
 
Tucker Cole is the sports editor for the Time-Georgian.  He is a graduate from Haralson County High School and currently a junior Mass Communications  major at UWG.    The Kiwanis Club appreciates the coverage from the reporters Dan Minish and Tucker Cole.
 
 
 
 
 
Invite Guests !
 
 
 
[  Editor's note:   When you bring a guest, please collect contact information.  Thanks to  Matthew Clay for designing the Guest Form that is parked on the Club's website.  We will add friends to the weekly e-bulletin and stay in touch.  ]
 
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Karen Wild and Nancy Smith visited and provided the program for the Carrollton Kiwanis Club on July 22, 2022 in the Hubbard Dining Room.  The Ferst Readers Organization represents childhood reading and literacy.  The Kiwanis Foundation supports Ferst Readers with a donation.
 
Stand-out take-a ways:  If you support literacy why can't you spell "first".  Answer:  It is named from the last name of the founder.  Robin Ferst founded the foundation in 1999.  History
 
"Children learn to read in the first three grades.  From the third grade and on, children read to learn."
 
 
 
Photo:   Dale Williams, Kiwanis President presents check to Karen Wild and Nancy Smith.
 
 
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Speakers
Darius Smiley
Aug 19, 2022
Central High School Football
Mary Jane Davis
Aug 26, 2022
Friends of the Library
Nichole Fannin
Sep 16, 2022 12:00 PM
A Day to Give West
Lt. Governor Latha Narayan
Oct 07, 2022 12:00 PM
Officer & Board Installation...and here's Johnny!