Return-Path: Delivered-To: andrea@webxinc.com Received: (qmail 4505 invoked by uid 80); 23 Dec 2008 19:55:15 -0000 Received: from unknown (HELO inbound-mx15.atl.registeredsite.com) (64.224.219.74) by 209.237.134.182 with SMTP; 23 Dec 2008 19:55:15 -0000 Received: from ccm00.constantcontact.com (ccm00.constantcontact.com [63.251.135.75]) by inbound-mx15.atl.registeredsite.com (8.12.11.20060308/8.12.11) with ESMTP id mBNJtE7X022540 for ; Tue, 23 Dec 2008 14:55:14 -0500 Received: from p2-ws504.ad.prodcc.net (unknown [10.252.0.102]) by ccm00.constantcontact.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id C05D7277810D for ; Tue, 23 Dec 2008 14:55:13 -0500 (EST) Message-ID: <1102380784531.1100610455046.244.4.42145587@scheduler> Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 14:55:13 -0500 (EST) From: Decatur Rotary Reply-To: director@dekalbhistory.org To: andrea@webxinc.com Subject: Spoke 'n Wheel Newsletter, December 23, 2008 X-Mailer: Roving Constant Contact 0 (http://www.constantcontact.com) List-Unsubscribe: http://visitor.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?p=un&v=001LGu_4C2QqDPF_JK9o-OBqgj6Uvv1DRe8Ajm4rILK8RpKC8hWOeeTCg== X-Return-Path-Hint: ESC1102380784531_1100610455046_244@in.roving.com X-Roving-ID: 1100610455046.244 X-Lumos-SenderID: 1100610455046 X-Roving-CampaignId: 1102380784531 X-Roving-StreamId: 0 X-SpamScore: 0 X-MailHub-Apparently-To: andrea@webxinc.com X-Antivirus: AVG for E-mail 7.5.552 [270.10.6/1891] Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="=======AVGMAIL-496C953C4188=======" --=======AVGMAIL-496C953C4188======= Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_Part_8205031_1336102819.1230062113780" ------=_Part_8205031_1336102819.1230062113780 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit December 23, 2008 Edition Enjoy these thoughts from Bishop Bevel Jones as the holiday season continues. I hope you and yours have wonderful holidays and a Happy New Year; see you in 2009! Your reporters for December are John B. Kline and Don Hooten. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~In this Issue * Bishop L. Bevel Jones Provides Holiday Cheer * Happy Birthday Wishes * Around the Room * MLK Service Project * Upcoming Programs ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bishop L. Bevel Jones Provides Holiday Cheer Bishop Jones provided warm thoughts for our Decatur Rotary Holiday Meeting ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lee Conn and his son Jason at the head table ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ President Mark Hastings gave an introduction of our guest speaker, Bishop Bevel L. Jones, III. Bishop Jones is Bishop in Residence and Special Assistant for Development at the Emory Candler School of Theology. Bishop Jones has served as resident bishop of the Charlotte Episcopal Area of the United Methodist Church (Western North Carolina Annual Conference). He has published numerous articles in newspapers and religious journals and is a trustee emeritus of Emory University. Bevel Jones is a much-cherished and beloved speaker at our Decatur Rotary Holiday Meeting every year. Bishop Jones gave us a series of thoughts and observations: * When was the world not in trouble? * It took six centuries for the churches to develop the creeds of Christianity * Ask yourself the question "Am I going to be part of the problem - or part of the answer to the problem?" Rotary International is a very good platform to address and solve the world's problems * We should not just ask God to bless America, but ask God to bless the world * We should be grateful to God for being Rotarians - the principles that Paul Harris authored are the same as those from the Bible, which state that we are all here to be servants to the public and humankind * As Rotarians, we should work together to promote and practice high ethical standards in our business and personal life in the advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace * Smiles and positive thoughts are important; more so today than ever * Do not lose the sense of wonder, especially at Christmas, because the Love of God has for us Bishop Jones closed with an excerpt from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and encouraged us to realize we were put here on earth to give, to serve, and to live with thanksgiving and in so doing happiness will seek us out. Following our speaker's talk, President Mark presented the DeKalb Library System with The Purpose of Christmas by Rick Warren in our speaker's honor. Reported By John B. Kline Photographs By Mark Burnette ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Happy Birthday Wishes Happy December Birthday ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ * December 4: Jeremy Warner * December 12: Tim Martin * December 13: Hugh Goodwin * December 15: Robert Stroud * December 17: Julia Carter * December 18: Houston Smith * December 21: Art Vinson * December 26: Bill Funk * December 28: Dennis Byerly * December 28: Ruth McCann ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Around the Room Jean O'Callaghan is recognized for the great work she does for the Decatur Rotary Club ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Rotarians thank Bishop Jones after his Holiday remarks ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MLK Service Project The Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Project seeks to directly assist low-income Decatur senior citizens homeowners to safely and comfortably remain in their homes by providing house maintenance and repair. The MLK, Jr. Service project began in 2002 and was initiated by the Decatur Preservation Alliance (DPA) under the leadership of Robert Soens. The DPA board recognized an unmet and dire need in the community - that of fixed- and low-income senior citizens who were unable to maintain their homes and were facing ever-increasing property tax burdens. By collaborating with community, church and youth groups, local government agencies, businesses and residents, DPA raises the funds and brings together hundreds of volunteers to work on house repair projects during the MLK, Jr. holiday weekend. That will be January 17, 18, and 19 in 2009. What is the role of Decatur Rotary? Decatur Rotary has pledged funds to support the project. In addition, Rotarians are encouraged to volunteer to work on one of the houses. Mark Burnette hopes to have 10-15 volunteers from Decatur Rotary. Contact Mark at (mburnette@decatur- law.com) or see him at Rotary on a Friday if you would like more information or would like to sign up to help. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Upcoming Programs * December 26: NO MEETING -- MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS * January 2: NO MEETING -- HAPPY NEW YEAR ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Welcoming Guests Doug Torbush introduced two visiting Rotarians: Doug Eidson of the Buckhead Club and Becky Sawyer of the East Cobb Club. Guests of Rotarians: Warren Davidson introduced his guests (and grandsons) Asher Davidson and John Miller; Linton Broome introduced his guests Ruth Broome and Mary Jo Garvin; Art Vinson had as a guest Ron Temske, an IT consultant; Walt Drake had as his guest, his son John Drake; Jason Conn had as his guest, his Dad, and a former member, Lee Conn; Terry and Clark Candler had as a guest, their son Clark, a law student at University of Georgia. Officers for Decatur Rotary: President - Mark Hastings President-Elect - Bryan Downs Past President - David Ewing Secretary - Vee Nelson Treasurer - Jason Conn Sergeant-at-Arms - Doug Torbush District Governor - Ted Propes ANNOUNCEMENTS: Bob Byrd announced that the club was hosting a group study contingency from Korea on April 4-7, 2009, and that volunteers are needs for host families. President Mark announced that our next meeting would be on Friday January 9, 2009. President Mark conducted the annual elections for the board. By unanimous consent the following were elected: President elect nominee for the term beginning June 2010: C.J. Becker For Directors to serve 2 year terms beginning July 2009: Susan Cobleigh; Bob Bachman; Eric Norwood and Kirby Thompson. Scott Thompson announced that the annual M.L King Day service project was scheduled for the weekend of January 17-19, 2009, and that Bill Mealer and Scott Thompson would be captains for one of the homes to be renovated. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Join us! Decatur Rotary Club meets each Friday at noon at the Old Courthouse on the Square in downtown Decatur. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The four-way test of the things we think, say or do: Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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December 23, 2008 Edition

Enjoy these thoughts from Bishop Bevel Jones as the holiday season continues.

I hope you and yours have wonderful holidays and a Happy New Year; see you in 2009!

Your reporters for December are John B. Kline and Don Hooten.

In this Issue
  • Bishop L. Bevel Jones Provides Holiday Cheer
  • Happy Birthday Wishes
  • Around the Room
  • MLK Service Project
  • Upcoming Programs

  • Bishop L. Bevel Jones Provides Holiday Cheer
    Bishop


    Bishop Jones provided warm thoughts for our Decatur Rotary Holiday Meeting


    Lee & Jason


    Lee Conn and his son Jason at the head table


    President Mark Hastings gave an introduction of our guest speaker, Bishop Bevel L. Jones, III. Bishop Jones is Bishop in Residence and Special Assistant for Development at the Emory Candler School of Theology.

    Bishop Jones has served as resident bishop of the Charlotte Episcopal Area of the United Methodist Church (Western North Carolina Annual Conference). He has published numerous articles in newspapers and religious journals and is a trustee emeritus of Emory University.

    Bevel Jones is a much-cherished and beloved speaker at our Decatur Rotary Holiday Meeting every year.

    Bishop Jones gave us a series of thoughts and observations:

  • When was the world not in trouble?
  • It took six centuries for the churches to develop the creeds of Christianity
  • Ask yourself the question "Am I going to be part of the problem - or part of the answer to the problem?" Rotary International is a very good platform to address and solve the world's problems
  • We should not just ask God to bless America, but ask God to bless the world
  • We should be grateful to God for being Rotarians - the principles that Paul Harris authored are the same as those from the Bible, which state that we are all here to be servants to the public and humankind
  • As Rotarians, we should work together to promote and practice high ethical standards in our business and personal life in the advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace
  • Smiles and positive thoughts are important; more so today than ever
  • Do not lose the sense of wonder, especially at Christmas, because the Love of God has for us
  • Bishop Jones closed with an excerpt from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and encouraged us to realize we were put here on earth to give, to serve, and to live with thanksgiving and in so doing happiness will seek us out.

    Following our speaker's talk, President Mark presented the DeKalb Library System with The Purpose of Christmas by Rick Warren in our speaker's honor.

    Reported By John B. Kline

    Photographs By Mark Burnette


    Happy Birthday Wishes
    candles


    Happy December Birthday



      • December 4: Jeremy Warner
      • December 12: Tim Martin
      • December 13: Hugh Goodwin
      • December 15: Robert Stroud
      • December 17: Julia Carter
      • December 18: Houston Smith
      • December 21: Art Vinson
      • December 26: Bill Funk
      • December 28: Dennis Byerly
      • December 28: Ruth McCann


    Around the Room
    Jean


    Jean O'Callaghan is recognized for the great work she does for the Decatur Rotary Club


    After speaker


    Rotarians thank Bishop Jones after his Holiday remarks


    MLK Service Project

    The Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Project seeks to directly assist low-income Decatur senior citizens homeowners to safely and comfortably remain in their homes by providing house maintenance and repair. The MLK, Jr. Service project began in 2002 and was initiated by the Decatur Preservation Alliance (DPA) under the leadership of Robert Soens. The DPA board recognized an unmet and dire need in the community - that of fixed- and low-income senior citizens who were unable to maintain their homes and were facing ever-increasing property tax burdens. By collaborating with community, church and youth groups, local government agencies, businesses and residents, DPA raises the funds and brings together hundreds of volunteers to work on house repair projects during the MLK, Jr. holiday weekend. That will be January 17, 18, and 19 in 2009.

    What is the role of Decatur Rotary? Decatur Rotary has pledged funds to support the project. In addition, Rotarians are encouraged to volunteer to work on one of the houses. Mark Burnette hopes to have 10-15 volunteers from Decatur Rotary. Contact Mark at (mburnette@decatur- law.com) or see him at Rotary on a Friday if you would like more information or would like to sign up to help.


    Upcoming Programs

  • December 26: NO MEETING -- MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS

  • January 2: NO MEETING -- HAPPY NEW YEAR


  • Rotary logo

    Welcoming Guests

    Doug Torbush introduced two visiting Rotarians: Doug Eidson of the Buckhead Club and Becky Sawyer of the East Cobb Club.

    Guests of Rotarians:

    Warren Davidson introduced his guests (and grandsons) Asher Davidson and John Miller; Linton Broome introduced his guests Ruth Broome and Mary Jo Garvin; Art Vinson had as a guest Ron Temske, an IT consultant; Walt Drake had as his guest, his son John Drake; Jason Conn had as his guest, his Dad, and a former member, Lee Conn; Terry and Clark Candler had as a guest, their son Clark, a law student at University of Georgia.

    Officers for Decatur Rotary:

    President - Mark Hastings

    President-Elect - Bryan Downs

    Past President - David Ewing

    Secretary - Vee Nelson

    Treasurer - Jason Conn

    Sergeant-at-Arms - Doug Torbush

    District Governor - Ted Propes

    ANNOUNCEMENTS:

    Bob Byrd announced that the club was hosting a group study contingency from Korea on April 4-7, 2009, and that volunteers are needs for host families.

    President Mark announced that our next meeting would be on Friday January 9, 2009.

    President Mark conducted the annual elections for the board. By unanimous consent the following were elected:

    President elect nominee for the term beginning June 2010: C.J. Becker

    For Directors to serve 2 year terms beginning July 2009: Susan Cobleigh; Bob Bachman; Eric Norwood and Kirby Thompson.

    Scott Thompson announced that the annual M.L King Day service project was scheduled for the weekend of January 17-19, 2009, and that Bill Mealer and Scott Thompson would be captains for one of the homes to be renovated.

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Join us! Decatur Rotary Club meets each Friday at noon at the Old Courthouse on the Square in downtown Decatur.

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    The four-way test of the things we think, say or do:

    Is it the TRUTH?

    Is it FAIR to all concerned?

    Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

    Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Directions: Old Courthouse on the Square


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    phone: 404-373-1088