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|Immediate PP||Cathie Brumfield|
Grab your coffee or tea and join us on Zoom this Friday at 7:15 a.m. to hear about the work and needs of the Community Assistance Center from CAC's Development Director Pam Jones. Just follow the Zoom link - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86202979419.
CAC brings together the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities to provide compassionate assistance to neighbors in need by providing financial support, helping to meet basic needs and promoting self-reliance. Since 1987, CAC has played a vital role in the cities of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody by preventing hunger and homelessness, providing assistance for basic needs such as utilities, food and clothing, and actively engaging clients to work towards greater self-sufficiency. President Ardy has selected CAC as the recipient of this year's gift in appreciation of our speakers.
Pam Jones has 12 years of experience in nonprofit development. She led CAC’s $2.4M Building Hope Campaign to expand capacity in order to serve more neighbors in need. She spent 30 years in corporate sales and sales management. Pam is charged with growing client and donor relationships, engagement and commitment. She brings strategic, organizational and leadership expertise to CAC and has contributed significantly to broadening CAC’s base of support by cultivating new individual and private foundation donors, business and civic partners, and congregation members."
Next Thursday, August 20, we are taking our Thirsty Thursday party - with all social distancing precautions in place – back to the parking lot outside Rotarian Charlie Augello's East 48th Street Market! Festivities begin at 5:30 pm and continue until about 7:00 pm. As we did in June, we'll have live music to entertain us.
Here's how the evening will work:
Good stories bear repeating! This month, Rotary International is focused on Membership and Club Development and we would like to do the same. Here are five easy steps for inviting a potential member this week:
And if this week isn't the "right" opportunity, think about inviting someone to meet us at Thirsty Thursday next week - August 20 - at the East 48th Street Market!
Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history. Jones will officially become president-nominee on 1 October if no other candidates challenge her.
Jones says she sees Rotary’s Action Plan as a catalyst for increasing Rotary’s impact. “As we reflect upon our new strategic priorities, we could have never envisioned that our ability to adapt would become our North Star during what is inarguably the most profound time in recent history,” Jones said in her vision statement. “Silver linings rise out of the most challenging circumstances. Using metric-driven goals, I will harness this historic landscape to innovate, educate, and communicate opportunities that reflect today’s reality.”
As the first woman to be nominated to be president, Jones understands how important it is to follow through on Rotary’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement. “I believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion … begins at the top and for us to realize growth in female membership and members under the age of forty — these demographics need to see their own reflection in leadership,” Jones said. “I will champion double-digit growth in both categories while never losing sight of our entire family.”
Jones is founder and president of Media Street Productions Inc., an award-winning media company in Windsor. She was chair of the board of governors of the University of Windsor and chair of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce. She has been recognized for her service with the YMCA Peace Medallion, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Wayne State University’s Peacemaker of the Year Award, a first for a Canadian. Jones holds a Doctor of Laws (LL.D.).
A current Rotary Foundation trustee, Jones has been a Rotary member since 1997 and has served Rotary as RI vice president, director, training leader, committee chair, moderator, and district governor. She played a lead role in Rotary’s rebranding effort by serving as chair of the Strengthening Rotary’s Advisory Group. She is the co-chair of the End Polio Now Countdown to History Campaign Committee, which aims to raise $150 million for polio eradication efforts. Jones recently led the successful #RotaryResponds telethon, which raised critical funds for COVID-19 relief and was viewed by more than 65,000. Jones has also received Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service. She and her husband, Nick Krayacich, are members of The Rotary Foundation’s Arch Klumph Society, Paul Harris Society, and the Bequest Society.
Our own Past RI Director Robert Hall was on the Nominating Committee that selected Jones for this role. And our Past President Laura Kann - now an Honorary Member of our club, will serve as District Governor of her district in Illinois when Jones is RI President.