News, Announcements and important dates in Bartow County Georgia

REMINDER…. Bartow Collaborative will meet Friday, September 26th at First Presbyterian Church in Cartersville. The meeting will be 8:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. MEETINGS… MentorBartow will meet on Thursday, Sept. 11th @ 11:00am at the Teen Center (140 Douglas Street). For more information, contact Alaina Price @ APrice@rollinschilddevelopmentcenter.com. The Bartow Teen Maze Team will meet Monday, September 15th @ 2:00pm at Teen Center (140 Douglas Street). For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @ bartowcollaborative@gmail.com. Bartow Family Promise will meet Thursday, Sept. 18th @ 6:30pm at Trinity Baptist Church. For more information, contact Pat Eberlein @ pat_eberlein@huntsman.com. The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force has a planning meeting set for Monday, Sept. 29th, 10am at the Bartow Teen Center, 140 Douglas Street. The Task Force encourages anyone interested in working with the Mother/Daughter HPV Education Event set for November 13th to please attend. The Task Force needs volunteers to help with distributing invitations to mothers and daughters and volunteers to help on the night of the event. For more information, contact Angie Robinson @ 706-802-5828 or angela.robinson@dph.ga.gov .
NEWSWORTHY…
(new) Today, Wednesday, Sept. 10th is WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY. Suicide is a major public health problem. According to the Georgia Dept. of Public Health, Bartow County reported 18 suicides in 2011; one of the largest numbers in NW Georgia. The psychological pain that leads each of these individuals to take their lives is unimaginable. Their deaths leave family and friends bereft, and often have a major ripple effect on communities. In 2012, suicide accounted for 1.4 percent of all deaths worldwide, making it the 15th leading cause of death. A single action — one call, one chat, one text, one conversation — can have a significant impact. No matter what problems you or someone you know are dealing with, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline can help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7. Share the number.
4th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser to benefit BackPack Buddies will be held Sunday, September 28th from 12:00 to 2:30 at the Cartersville Civic Center. Donors will be able to select a handmade pottery bowl created by local potters and enjoy a variety of soups, stews, chili’s and desserts donated by local restaurants, caterers and cooks with all the proceeds supporting the weekend food program. A selection of local musicians will also provide entertainment during the event. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased beforehand from the Paula Womack, City of Cartersville School System @ pwomack@cartersville.k12.ga.us or Kelly Whitmire; Bartow County School System @ kmwhitmire@gmail.com or tickets may be purchased at the door.
Volunteers are also welcome to help set up and clean up. For more information, contact Michelle Ogles@ michelle.ogles@bartow.k12.ga.us. (new) Domestic Violence Resources are available to Spanish speaking survivors of domestic violence. The Cherokee Family Violence Center has recently launched the Statewide Spanish Domestic Violence Hotline, in partnership with GCADV and funded through Georgia’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. The new Spanish hotline utilizes the existing statewide hotline administered by the Georgia Council Against Domestic Violence (1.800.33.HAVEN), allowing callers to select “Spanish” and be connected with a trained bilingual advocate 24 hours a day.
The Bridge, a United Methodist Church will offer Financial Peace beginning in September. Childcare will be provided and the registration fee is $100 for 13 weeks. For more information, visit http://www.bridgingpeople.net.
PARTNER EVENTS… WellCare WellCare would like to cordially invite you to a Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, September 10th at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rome- East, located at 35 Hobson Way SE Rome, GA 30161 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. They will dedicate time to sharing how the organization can help to empower you to serve our members and their communities. The session is FREE. Please confirm your organization’s participation by contacting Jason Griggs at 678-232-5116 or email jason.griggs@wellcare.com.
Cartersville Goodwill Career Center
Multi-Employer Job Fair – Thursday, September 11th – 10:00am – 12:30pm – This job fair is open to all employers and community partners. Several employers include 2Work Staffing, Advance Auto Parts, Automation Personnel Services, Deep South Industrial Services, Hays State Prison, Morgan Corporation, Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center, Inc., NOTS Logistics, Premier Work at Home Contractors, Shaw Industries. Employers will be looking to fill a diverse group of positions, including, CDL Drivers, Child Care Workers, Customer Service Reps, Direct Support Staff, Industrial Cleaners, LPNs, Machine Operators, Retail Store Associates, and Warehouse Workers. For more information, contact James Benham @ (770) 276-7036 or jbenham@ging.org.
Retailer’s Seasonal Recruiting Event – Wednesday, September 24th – 10:00am –12:30pm (Tentative Date and Time) – This job fair is only open to employers offering retail jobs. All Goodwill of North Georgia career centers will be holding a retail job fair on this day so our Marketing team will be spending extra time and money to make sure this event is promoted well. Since this will be a job fair catering specifically to those seeking a job in retail; it will be a great way to find the right seasonal employee.
Ready & Career Expo – a 2 day event for Saturday, September 27th and Thursday, October 2nd . The Job Ready Event will be the Sept. 27th from 9:00am-3:00pm at Bartow College and Career Academy, 738 Grassdale Rd. This event is designed to prepare job seekers to meet employers at the Career Expo in October. Workshops include Dress for
Success, Interview Skills, Social Media, Business Cards, Creating a Value Based Resume, What a Can Do Attitude Can Do, 30 Second Elevator Speech, Impression and Etiquette.
S-ON SERVICES: SOCIAL MEDIA IN JOB SEARCH, PERSONAL BUSINESSD
The Bartow County Career Expo will be Thursday, October 2 from 1:00 pm-4:00pm. This event will be at the Cartersville Goodwill Career Center in partnership with several agencies, including Bartow College and Career Academy, Georgia Department of Labor, Must Ministries and several local agencies. For this expo, we will have space for up to 32 employers. For more information, contact James Benham @ (770) 276-7036 orjbenham@ging.org.
(new) Belk Charity Sale
This Fall’s, Belk Charity Sale is set for Saturday, November 8, from 6:00am-10:00am, but fundraising efforts begin early. An informational “kick-off” meeting will be held this Friday, Sept 12, 2014 @ 8:30 a.m. at Carterville Chamber of Commerce – Anheuser Busch Community Room. The annual private, four-hour sale will be held dedicated to supporting local non-profit organizations. Participating charities will have the opportunity to raise money for their organization by selling event tickets at $5 a piece—100% of ticket proceeds is retained by your charity—and ticket holders receive 20% – 70% off of Belk purchases storewide, including special savings on a rarely-discounted brands. It is a win-win! Please RSVP before 9/10/2014 by calling Larry Williams at 770-382-3770, ext. 220 or 210.
Bartow County Sheriff’s Department, DARE Officers
New Beginnings Food Bank and Son-Shine Baptist Church is partnering with BCSD to teach the community and children about the importance of Stranger Safety on Saturday, Sept. 13th at Bartow Carver Park, 3900 Bartow Carver Rd. SE, Acworth, Ga 30102. Enjoy lunch, meet and greet County Commissioner Steve Taylor and enjoy Gospel Music during lunch by Bro. Duane Dover. The course is from 10:00am-12:00 noon, followed by hot dogs and hamburgers from 12noon-2:00pm and with another course offered again from 2:00pm- 4:00pm. For more information, contact Stephanie @ 304-419-2514 or stephaniebass81@gmail.com
Tranquility House
Christian League for Battered Women, TRANQUILITY HOUSE will host their 18th Annual Golf Tournament October 3, 2014 @ Woodland Hills Golf Club in Cartersville. Registration begins at 9:00 am with 10: 00 am Tee Time. Lunch will be provided @ 1:00 pm. Registration is $400 per team/$100 per person. Sponsorships are also available. For more Information, contact 770-386-8093.
Soul Sista’s
Soul Sista’s Runaversary will be held October 11, 2014 at Sam Smith Park (1155 Douthit Ferry Rd in Cartersville). The 5K race starts at 8am and the 10k race starts at 9am, both to help sponsor the Soul Sista’s Scholarship Foundation for young ladies 17-29 and women 30 & up. Great giveaways T-shirts and Swag bags. Registration open until Sept. 28th – 5k $25.00 and $30.00. Register at http://www.active.com/cartersville-ga/running/distance-running-races/soul-sista-s-runaversary-5k-10k-2014?int=72-3-A5. For more information, visit http://www.soulsistasrun.org or call 404-590-3492.
(new) Bartow Family Resources
A Night of life at Tellus will be held Thursday, Oct. 16th from 6:30- 8:30 at Tellus Museum. Bartow Family Resources will be celebrating 25 years with Emcee Congressman elect Barry Loudermilk and pro-life speaker Christy Satterfield. Music will be provided by Passion City. Guest must RSVP to events@bartowfamilies.com or 470-315-0777 by Oct. 6. Table sponsors are welcome.
Cartersville Downtown Development Held the First Friday of each month, First Friday Downtown allows patrons an additional opportunity to shop, dine and play. In addition to more than a dozen downtown eateries, various retail shops and service providers remain open until 8 PM providing even more to see and do on Friday night in downtown Cartersville. On November 7th, the Downtown Development Authority would like to spotlight nonprofits. At no charge, interested nonprofits may set up a table in Friendship Plaza and highlight their services, as well as sale/promote any items, activities or needs. This is a great opportunity to for agencies in need of specific items the opportunity to help get the word out, and even encourages donations. The event will be held from 5-8 PM with possible kids’ activities and musical entertainment. For more information, contact Tara Currier @ 770-607-3480 or tcurrier@downtowncartersville.org.
Soul Sista’s Black Tie Scholarship Gala will be held Dec. 6th, 6:00pm at the Cartersville Civic Center. Tickets are on sale online for $30 per person or $50 per couple @ http://www.soulsistasrun.org
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES… (new) McWhorter Capital Properties has set up a trust to improve the long-term financial stability of local non-profit organizations (501c3). MCP invites and encourages all Bartow County 501c3 organizations to apply for Foundation funding. A board consisting of the firm’s executive officers, investors and community partners will consider all applicants and select three organizations that will be awarded the long-term endowment grants. The three endowment grants will be as follows: $50,000 (50 Shares), $25,000 (25 Shares), $25,000 (25 Shares). The deadline for application submission is close of business on September 12, 2014. Submission instructions are included in the application packet. For more information about the company, the investment fund’s performance history, the Foundation, or to obtain an application, email grants@mcwhortercp.com or call the offices of McWhorter Capital Partners at 770-386-0022. (new) The Teacher Resource Center in Cartersville offers nonprofits in Bartow County the ability to search local, state and national foundations and view grant information through the ONLINE Foundation Directory. For more information, contact Kim Kappel kimk@bartowtrc.org.
(new) Looking for an extensive listing of grant opportunities? Norris Consulting offers a monthly newsletter listing national grant opportunities. You may access the newsletter by visiting http://www.norrisconsultinggroup.com and selecting “E-News”.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES…
(new) The 3rd Annual Joining Hands Across Georgia Suicide Prevention Coalitions Conference will be Friday, September 26th, 2014 from 8am-pm @ the Camden County Community Alliance & Resource at the Coastal College of Georgia – Camden Campus in
Kingsland, GA. Bartow Collaborative has been encouraged to send a local coalition to this year’s conference. Registration is free and accommodations are also available for both Thursday and Friday nights, however you must contact Tina G. Grubbs as soon as possible if you are interested. Several partners have already signed on. For more information or to register, contact bartowcollaborative@gmail.com or call 678-719-2041. This year’s Conference is being hosted by DBHDD.
(new) NetworkforGood provides nonprofits and partners with innovative technology and support services needed to execute modern, results-oriented fundraising campaigns across online, mobile and social channels. The organization offers free Nonprofit 911 webinars featuring the best experts in the sector. These training sessions are provided to help nonprofits raise more money with online fundraising, nonprofit marketing techniques, social media, and the latest technology trends. Upcoming webinars may be viewed at NetworkforGood.com.
(new) Through the Nonprofit University, The Georgia Center for Nonprofit has developed a core curriculum, full-day clinics, certificate series and executive leadership programs to meet the professional development and organizational training needs of nonprofits. To explore the month-by-month Nonprofit University calendar and learn more about the Georgia Center for Nonprofit, visit http://www.gcn.org.
(new) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is offering a Two-Part Webinar Series: Part 1. Understanding the Connection Between Suicide and Substance Abuse: What the Research Tell Us – Thursday, September 11, 2014 | 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Eastern Time and Part 2. Mobilizing Partnerships and Resources to Address Substance Abuse and Suicide – The date and time for this webinar are to be determined. To register, visit http://www.samhsa.gov or contact Colleen Wyatt @ cwyatt@edc.org.
Committee for Children is a nonprofit designed to provide social-emotional learning materials to help children succeed in school and in life. They offer free webinars to help create a safe and supportive school community, teaching millions of children skills that help them stay safe, manage their emotions, solve problems, avoid risky behavior, and improve their academics. All webinars are free and take 30-60 minutes. Check them out @ http://www.cfchildren.org.

Special News, Events and happenings around Bartow County Ga.

REMINDER…. Bartow Collaborative will meet Friday, September 26th at First Presbyterian Church in Cartersville. The meeting will be 8:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. MEETINGS… The Non Profit Executive Roundtable will meet Wednesday, Sept 3rd at the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce at 11:45am. The meeting is open to all Nonprofit Executive Directors, Presidents and CEO’s that are members of the Chamber. For more information, contact Lisa Bell @ lbell@cartersville.k12.ga.us MentorBartow will meet on Thursday, Sept. 11th @ 11:00am at the Teen Center (140 Douglas Street). For more information, contact Alaina Price @ APrice@rollinschilddevelopmentcenter.com. The Bartow Teen Maze Team will meet Monday, September 15th @ 2:00pm at Teen Center (140 Douglas Street). For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @ bartowcollaborative@gmail.com. Bartow Family Promise will meet Thursday, Sept. 18th @ 6:30pm at Trinity Baptist Church. For more information, contact Pat Eberlein @ pat_eberlein@huntsman.com. NEWSWORTHY… 4th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser to benefit BackPack Buddies will be held Sunday, September 28th from 12:00 to 2:30 at the Cartersville Civic Center. Donors will be able to select a handmade pottery bowl created by local potters and enjoy a variety of soups, stews, chili’s and desserts donated by local restaurants, caterers and cooks with all the proceeds supporting the weekend food program. A selection of local musicians will also provide entertainment during the event. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased beforehand from the Paula Womack, City of Cartersville School System @ pwomack@cartersville.k12.ga.us or Kelly Whitmire; Bartow County School System @ kmwhitmire@gmail.com or tickets may be purchased at the door. Organizers are also seeking caterers and restaurants that will commit to a minimum of 5 gallons of a soup, stew, or chili as well as donations of grated cheese, crackers, Fritos, drinks and desserts etc. that complement the fare. Volunteers are also welcome to help set up and clean up. For more information, contact Michelle Ogles@ michelle.ogles@bartow.k12.ga.us.
(new) The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force is recruiting new members to assist with the Mother/Daughter HPV Education Event on November 13th. We need volunteers to help with distributing invitations to mothers and daughters; and volunteers to help on the night of the event. A Planning Meeting is set for Monday, Sept. 29th, 10am at the Bartow Teen Center, 140 Douglas Street. Please contact Angie Robinson @ 706-802-5828 or angela.robinson@dph.ga.gov if you are planning to attend or have questions.
(new) The Bridge, a United Methodist Church will offer Financial Peace beginning in September. Childcare will be provided and the registration fee is $100 for 13 weeks. For more information, visit http://www.bridgingpeople.net.
(new) Committee for Children is a nonprofit designed to provide social-emotional learning
materials to help children succeed in school and in life. They offer free webinars to help
create a safe and supportive school community, teaching millions of children skills that help
them stay safe, manage their emotions, solve problems, avoid risky behavior, and improve
their academics. All webinars are free and take 30-60 minutes. Check them out @
http://www.cfchildren.org.
PARTNER EVENTS…
Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce
The Small Business Council presents HR ACADEMY Thursday, Sept 9 and Friday, Sept
10th from 8:15am-12:00pm athe Chamber (122 West Main Street). Registration is required
by Thursday, September 4 at 12:00 PM, or until sold out. Sessions include:
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Session 1: Wage and Hour: Pay or Play?
Session 2: Blurring the Line between Yours and Mine: Best Practices for Bring Your Own Device Policies
Session 3: EEOC’s World View on Pregnancy Discrimination
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Session 4: What Would You Do If…
Session 5: Workplace Bullying, Whistleblower Claims, and the NLRB’s War on Conduct Policies
Session 6: You Don’t Have a Union – But You Better Watch Out for the NLRB.
To register, contact Kathy Hall at (770) 382-1466 or kathy@cartersvillechamber.com.
Chamber Members $35/day or $50/both days and Not Yet Members $70/day or $100/both
days
WellCare
WellCare would like to cordially invite you to a Lunch and Learn on Wednesday,
September 10th at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rome- East, located at 35 Hobson
Way SE Rome, GA 30161 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. They will dedicate time to sharing how
the organization can help to empower you to serve our members and their communities.
The session is FREE. Please confirm your organization’s participation by contacting Jason
Griggs at 678-232-5116 or email jason.griggs@wellcare.com by Monday, September 1st
(new) Cartersville Goodwill Career Center
There will be three large job fairs in September. Please see below:
Multi-Employer Job Fair – Thursday, September 11 – 10:00am – 12:30pm – This job fair
is open for all employers and community partners. It is our monthly job fair that usually attracts
anywhere between 100 – 300 job seekers. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis, so
please fill out the attached registration form and send back to me as soon as you can. Once
again, it is FREE to participate.
Retailer’s Seasonal Recruiting Event – Wednesday, September 24 – 10:00am –
12:30pm (Tentative Date and Time) – This job fair is only open to employers offering retail
jobs. All Goodwill of North Georgia career centers will be holding a retail job fair on this day so
our Marketing team will be spending extra time and money to make sure this event is promoted
well. Since this will be a job fair catering specifically to those seeking a job in retail; it will be
great way to find the right seasonal employee.
Bartow County Job Ready & Career Expo – Thursday, October 2 – 10:00am –1:00pm (Tentative Time) – The Bartow County Career Expo will be a large event hosted at the Cartersville Goodwill Career Center in partnership with several agencies, including Bartow College and Career Academy, Georgia Department of Labor, and several other local agencies. For this expo, we will have space for up to 32 employers. For more information, contact James Benham @ (770) 276-7036 or jbenham@ging.org.
(new) Bartow County Sheriff’s Department, DARE Officers
New Beginnings Food Bank and Son-Shine Baptist Church is partnering with BCSD to teach the community and children about the importance of Stranger Safety on Saturday, Sept. 13th at Bartow Carver Park, 3900 Bartow Carver Rd. SE, Acworth, Ga 30102. Enjoy lunch, meet and greet County Commissioner Steve Taylor and enjoy Gospel Music during lunch by Bro. Duane Dover. The course is from 10:00am-12:00 noon, followed by hotdogs and hamburgers from 12noon-2:00pm and with another course offered again from 2:00pm- 4:00pm. For more information, contact Stephanie @ 304-419-2514 or stephaniebass81@gmail.com
(new) Tranquility House
Christian League for Battered Women, TRANQUILITY HOUSE will host their 18th Annual Golf Tournament October 3, 2014 @ Woodland Hills Golf Club in Cartersville. Registration begins at 9:00 am with 10: 00 am Tee Time. Lunch will be provided @ 1:00 pm. Registration is $400 per team/$100 per person. Sponsorships are also available. For more Information, contact 770-386-8093.
Soul Sista’s
Soul Sista’s Runaversary will be held October 11, 2014 at Sam Smith Park (1155 Douthit Ferry Rd in Cartersville). The 5K race starts at 8am and the 10k race starts at 9am, both to help sponsor the Soul Sista’s Scholarship Foundation for young ladies 17-29 and women 30 & up. Great giveaways T-shirts and Swag bags. Registration open until Sept. 28th – 5k $25.00 and $30.00. Register at http://www.active.com/cartersville-ga/running/distance-running-races/soul-sista-s-runaversary-5k-10k-2014?int=72-3-A5. For more information, visit http://www.soulsistasrun.org or call 404-590-3492.
Cartersville Downtown Development Held the First Friday of each month, First Friday Downtown allows patrons an additional opportunity to shop, dine and play. In addition to more than a dozen downtown eateries, various retail shops and service providers remain open until 8 PM providing even more to see and do on Friday night in downtown Cartersville. On November 7th, the Downtown Development Authority would like to spotlight nonprofits. At no charge, interested nonprofits may set up a table in Friendship Plaza and highlight their services, as well as sale/promote any items, activities or needs. This is a great opportunity to for agencies in need of specific items the opportunity to help get the word out, and even encourages donations. The event will be held from 5-8 PM with possible kids’ activities and musical entertainment. For more information, contact Tara Currier @ 770-607-3480 or tcurrier@downtowncartersville.org.
(new) Soul Sista’s Black Tie Scholarship Gala will be held Dec. 6th, 6:00pm at the Cartersville Civic Center. Tickets are on sale online for $30 per person or $50 per couple @ http://www.soulsistasrun.org

Stranger Safety Conference

Son-Shine Baptist Church – Modern Woodmen Youth Group

Presents:

Bartow County Sheriffs Department

 D.A.R.E OFFICERS

IN

STRANGER SAFETY CONFERENCE

Located at

Bartow Carver Park

3900 Bartow Carver Rd. SE, Acworth, Ga 30102

 

We would like to welcome you and your family out to Join us on Saturday,  September 13, 2014. 

New Beginnings Food Bank and Son-Shine Baptist Church is partnering with BCSD and have set aside this time to come together and teach the community and children about the importance of Stranger Safety and tips about what to do if you ever get in a stranger danger situation.

Also, come enjoy lunch, meet and greet our

County Commissioner Steve Taylor and enjoy Gospel Music during lunch by Bro. Duane Dover

 

Schedule of events are as follows:

10:00 am – 12:00 pm             – Stranger Safety Course

   12:00 pm  –    2:00 pm – Lunch (hamburgers & hotdogs)

    2:00 pm –     4:00 pm              – Stranger Safety Course

 

For more information please contact:

Stephanie @ 304-419-2514 call, text or email me at

stephaniebass81@gmail.com

Volunteers are needed and welcome.

If you would like to volunteer please call or email the above number.

News, Special Events, and Important dates for Bartow County Georgia

REMINDER…. Bartow Collaborative will not meet this Friday, Please join us for Diagnosing Your Business (below). Bartow Collaborative will resume on Friday, Sept. 26th, 2014. A FEW MORE SEATS LEFT…. Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Nonprofit University will offer Diagnosing Your Business on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm at the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce AB Community Room, 122 W Main St, Cartersville, GA 30120. Registration is $10 for staff, board members, and volunteers of local nonprofits, social services, churches, government agencies and businesses in Bartow County and $25 for those serving outside Bartow County. Registration includes lunch. To register, visit http://www.gcn.org/events/nonprofit-university/Diagnosing-Your-Business. For questions, contact Tina Grubbs @bartowcollaborative@gmail.com. MEETINGS….. Bartow Family Promise will meet THURSDAY, August 21st @ Heritage Baptist @ 6:30. For more information, contact Pat Eberlein @ pat_eberlein@huntsman.com. Bartow Teen Maze Team will meet Monday, August 18th @ 2:00pm at Teen Center (140 Douglas Street). For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @ bartowcollaborative@gmail.com. Wrap Up Meeting for GAKAC will be held Thursday, August 21st at 10:00am in the Cornerstone Room at First Presbyterian Church. PARTNER EVENTS…
NWGA Center for Independent Living
The Center for Independent Living will host a free August Lunch and Learns on Wednesday, August 20th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m @ The Goodwill Career Center, 154 Hicks Drive, Rome, GA 30161. Diet is a four-letter word, exer-cize is two four-letter words, and STRESS is, well, the worst word of all. So come take a break with us and learn about yummy, healthful eating, easy movement and how to put stress in a new perspective. We will also be addressing how to talk with your doctor about your health care and any accommodation needs.We will have chocolate, as well as lunch! Bring munchies, sides, sweets, and/or sodas to share; main dish and bottled water will be served. R.S.V.P to info@nwgacil.org, or call 706.314.0008.
NWGA Center for Independent Living
You are invited to the first annual Don’t Come at All Independence Ball and Raffle.
Donations received before August 31st will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a brand new iPad with keyboard case. All proceeds support empowering people with disabilities. Donations of $25 could pay for grab bars so someone could bathe themselves safely, $100 could pay for a rolling walker with a seat, allowing a person with a balance disability to walk, and take a rest when needed, $500 could provide materials for a ramp, allowing people who use wheelchairs access to church, doctors, and grocery stores. Make checks payable to NWGA Center for Independent Living and mail to 242 North 5th Avenue, Rome, Georgia 30165. You may also visit http://www.nwgacil.org and click the Donate button. For
more information, contact Maia Santamaria @ msantamaria@nwgacil.org or 706.314.0008 x104. Soul Sista’s
Soul Sista’s Runaversary will be held October 11, 2014 at Sam Smith Park (1155 Douthit Ferry Rd in Cartersville). The 5K race starts at 8am and the 10k race starts at 9am, both to help sponsor the Soul Sista’s Scholarship Foundation for young ladies 17-29 and women 30 & up. Great giveaways T-shirts and Swag bags. Registration open until Sept. 28th – 5k $25.00 and $30.00. Register at http://www.active.com/cartersville-ga/running/distance-running-races/soul-sista-s-runaversary-5k-10k-2014?int=72-3-A5. For more information, visit http://www.soulsistasrun.org or call 404-590-3492.

Important Dates, Meetings and Events in Bartow County Georgia

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN….

Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Nonprofit University will offer Diagnosing Your Business on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm at the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce AB Community Room, 122 W Main St, Cartersville, GA 30120. The registration link is currently being developed by the Georgia Center and as soon as it is open, an email will be sent out.

Registration will be $10 for staff, board members, and volunteers of local nonprofits, social services, churches, government agencies and businesses in Bartow County and $25 for those serving outside Bartow County. The registration fee includes lunch. To register, visit

http://www.gcn.org/events/nonprofit-university/Diagnosing-Your-Business. You do not have to be a member of Georgia Center for Nonprofit to register, however you will need to create an account (free of charge) to register. Diagnosing Your Business is sponsored by the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce, the Nonprofit Executive Roundtable, Cartersville-Bartow Community Foundation (an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia) and the Cartersville Service League. For questions, contact Tina Grubbs @ bartowcollaborative@gmail.com.

MEETINGS…..

Bartow Family Promise will meet THURSDAY August 21st location to be determined. For more information, contact Pat Eberlein @ pat_eberlein@huntsman.com.

Faith Community Alliance Meeting- You are invited to join Department of Human Services Commissioner Keith Horton, and his Leadership team for this important gathering on Thursday, July 31st from 10am-noon at First Baptist Church in Cartersville. The Alliance is an interfaith, nondenominational group that meets with the faith community to share in the responsibility for Georgia’s most vulnerable children and families. For more information, contact Lynn Green @ ltgreen@dhr.state.ga.us or 770.387.3936

Bartow Teen Maze Team will meet Monday, August 18th @ 2:00pm at Teen Center (140 Douglas Street). For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @ bartowcollaborative@gmail.com.

PARTNER EVENTS…

Goodwill Career Center

The August Calendar for the Cartersville Goodwill Career Center is available for download from http://www.goodwillng.org. The Center will host a multi-employer job fair Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. If you would like to participate, please contact James Benham @ (770) 276-7036 or jbenham@ging.org for registration form.

Tallatoona CAP, Inc.

Tallatoona is currently recruiting for their three and four year old preschool program. The program is full of educational experiences to ensure school readiness and comes complete with free nutritional meals and snacks daily. Eligible participants must be 3 by September 1st. Limited slots are available. To register for Bartow County, contact 770-386-2156 or call 770-382-5421

United Way seeking donations of non-perishable food items and school supplies for the “Christmas in July Program”

Help support the community by donating non-perishable food items and school supplies to United Way of Bartow County. Drop off locations are at WBHF Radio in Downtown Cartersville and Century Bank on Stonewall Street. For more information please call United Way at 770-386-1677.

List of needed supplies:

Christmas in July

June 1 – July 29
Non-Perishable Food Items and School Supplies

Food contributions will aid these local United Way Agencies:
The Salvation Army
North Bartow Community Services
New Beginnings Food Outreach

School supplies will be distributed to needy children in the Bartow County and Cartersville City School Systems!!

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS
Color Pencils – 8 ct. box — Canned Meat
#2 Pencils — Canned Vegetables
Erasers — Cereal
12” Ruler w/centimeters — Mac and Cheese
Book Bags — Tuna Fish
Glue Sticks — Peanut Butter
Hand Sanitizer — Baby Food
Safety Scissors — Baby Formula
Crayons – 24 ct. box — Canned Fruit

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT !!

Important dates and new for Bartow County Georgia!

In partnership with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Bartow Collaborative
presents Diagnosing Your Business on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00
pm at the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce AB Community Room, 122 W Main
St, Cartersville, GA 30120. The registration link is currently being developed by the Georgia
Center and as soon as it is open, an email will be sent out.

Registration will be $10 for staff, board members, and volunteers of local nonprofits, social
services, churches, government agencies and businesses in Bartow County and $25 for
those serving outside Bartow County. The registration fee includes lunch. At the end of this
course participants will be able to:
-Identify key parts of your organization that can accelerate or hinder your growth.
-Evaluate current operations and create a roadmap for maximizing organizational operations
performance.
-Diagnose business challenges and areas for development. Participants will evaluate current operations
and create a roadmap for maximizing organizational operations performance.

Diagnosing Your Business is sponsored by the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce,
the Nonprofit Executive Roundtable, Cartersville-Bartow Community Foundation (an affiliate of
the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia) and the Cartersville Service League.

Visit the Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org to review minutes from the May
23rd
Collaborative Meeting.

(all new) MEETINGS…..
Bartow Family Promise will meet this THURSDAY July 17, 2014 @ 6:30 pm at
Northpointe Church in Adairsville. Fundraising Tem will meet prior to the full team. For more
information, contact Pat Eberlein @ pat_eberlein@huntsman.com.

Mentor Bartow Team will meet next Thursday, July 24th, 2014 @ 9:00 am at The Teen
Center, 140 Douglas Street. For more information, contact Alaina Price @
APrice@rollinschilddevelopmentcenter.com.

Faith Community Alliance Meeting- You are invited to join Department of Human
Services Commissioner Keith Horton, and his Leadership team for this important
gathering on Thusday, July 31st
from 10am-noon at First Baptist Church in Cartersville.
The Alliance is an interfaith nondenominational group that meets with the faith community to
share in the responsibility for Georgia’s most vulnerable children and families. For more
information, contact Lynn Green @ Lynn Lynn Green @ ltgreen@dhr.state.ga.us or
770.387.3936

Bartow Teen Maze Team will meet Thursday, August 18th
@ 2:00pm at Teen Center
(140 Douglas Street). For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @
bartowcollaborative@gmail.com.

THINGS TO KNOW…
(new) FAMILY PROMISE LIVE 72-HOUR ONLINE AUCTION!
ONLY 10 HOURS ARE LEFT!!!! Visit the Bartow Family Promise website
http://www.familypromisebartow.com to bid on wonderful items. All proceeds are going to help the
homeless children and families of Bartow County through Family Promise.

(new) “Look Again” is DECAL’s (Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning)
campaign calling for parents and caregivers of children to have heightened awareness this
summer of the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles. The basic message of
the campaign: When exiting a vehicle, look again in and under every seat in the vehicle to
ensure that you don’t overlook. To check out the video, visit

Bartow Give a Kid a Chance is a one day event when Bartow County children in need can
receive a new backpack, school supplies, a T-shirt, haircut, and health screenings – all free
of charge, thanks to our generous sponsors and community, This year’s event will be held
Saturday, July 26th
at the Bartow County College And Career Academy-738 Grassdale
Road in Cartersville. Deadline for student registration is Saturday, July 19 @
http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com. We are in DESPERATE NEED of volunteers! You can
sign up online as well!!!

PARTNER EVENTS…
Soul Sista’s
A Different World College Fair/ Career day is a free community event that we will hold for
all youth ages 10-19 (boys and girls) held on THIS SATURDAY July 19th from 9am-
2pm. The youth must be dressed in business attire as we have a full training day on
interviewing for jobs, the college experience, how to apply for financial aid, we will have HR
managers on site to inform them of what they are looking for, help them with building a
resume when there is no job experience and also have different college representatives on
site to help with any questions, concerns, etc., also members of the armed services on site
as well so offer their after high school views. We hope to enlighten those that aren’t sure
these are your options, those that are ready insight on your 1st year experience, and those
that are seeking employment here are your options and how to nail the job. For more
information, contact Pamela Whitfield @ whitfieldpamela@gmail.com.

(new) NWGA Center for Independent Living
The Center for Independent Living will host a free July Lunch and Learns on Wednesday,
July 16th
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m @ The Goodwill Career Center, 154 Hicks Drive, Rome, GA
30161. We will be talking about how the lives of people, with and without disabilities, have
changed in the past 24 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed. We will
focus on the history, changes in attitude, people with disabilities as participants in society,
aging in place and universal design, and we will wrap it up with silly things that have
happened to us relating to our disabilities.Topics to be covered include Defining
relationships, healthy boundaries, safe cyber-dating, taking responsibility, love vs. lust, and
myths about sexuality and people with disabilities. It doesn’t matter whether you have a
disability or not; we all have questions about the complexities of relationships in today’s
society. The staff will share their knowledge and will use an “Ask-it Basket” where you may
put your written questions and remain anonymous. Bring munchies, sides, sweets, and/or
sodas to share; main dish and bottled water will be served. R.S.V.P to info@nwgacil.org, or
call 706.314.0008. Goodwill Career Center
To access the registration form and July’s Career Center calendar, visit the Collaborative
website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – July 14th
or visit http://www.goodwillng.org.
For more information, contact James Benham @ (770) 276-7036 or jbenham@ging.org.

Must Ministries
Back to Work class (4-hour class required for the ServSafe class) are available in
Marietta – Monday or Thursday from 10:00-2:00, Canton -Wednesday or Friday from 10:00-
2:00, Smyrna – Tuesday or Thursday from 10:00-2:00, CAY – Dallas call for days and
times 770.445.9303.

On July 22 and 23 Must Ministries will sponsor a ServeSafe class from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
at Must Ministries in Canton. This 2 day class helps to prepare works to work in a restaurant
kitchen or in a catering environment. Restaurants are required to have a ServSafe certified
worker on site for each shift they are open. Participants who attend both days and score a
70 or above also receive free, non-skid footwear required to work in a restaurant. The rate
of workers returning to work after this class is over 70%! To register, Beth Ray @
bray@mustministries.org or 770-790-3883. You can also download the registration form at
http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update July 7th.

(new) Bartow Family Resources
Please join Bartow Family Resources for light refreshments and a tour of the facility as they
celebrate all that God is doing in Bartow County. The Open House will be July 24th
from
5pm-7pm at 20 Douglas Street (between Tabernacle Church and the Booth Museum. For
more information, contact 770-382-7224.

Cartersville Downtown Development
Held the First Friday of each month, First Friday Downtown allows patrons an additional
opportunity to shop, dine and play. In addition to more than a dozen downtown eateries,
various retail shops and service providers remain open until 8 PM providing even more to
see and do on Friday night in downtown Cartersville. On November 7th
, the Downtown
Development Authority would like to spotlight nonprofits. At no charge, interested nonprofits
may set up a table in Friendship Plaza and highlight their services, as well as sale/promote
any items, activities or needs. This is a great opportunity to for agencies in need of specific
items the opportunity to help get the word out, and even encourages donations. The event
will be held from 5-8 PM with possible kids’ activities and musical entertainment. For more
information, contact Tara Currier @ 770-607-3480 or tcurrier@downtowncartersville.org.

WORKSHOPS/TRAININGS…
Partnerships for Healthy Communities Child Abuse Intervention & Prevention will
sponsor a course for pre-hospital providers and law enforcement. Designed to educate first
on how to recognize signs of child abuse, document their findings, report suspicions, and
prevent child abuse, the course will be offered July 23rd
@ 2:00pm at Cartersville Fire
Department. The training is open to 911 dispatch, fire, law enforcement, EMS, and child
welfare. Continuing education offered for law enforcement and EMS, To register, contact
Brian Irish at irish977@gmail.com or 678-758-1461.

Better Brains for Babies, sponsored by the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, is
now accepting applications for the next BBB 2-day Community Outreach Educator training workshop, to be held September 4 – 5, 2014 at the Sheltering Arms Model Teaching
Center in Atlanta. The application deadline is Tuesday, July 15 at 5:00 p.m.
The qualifications for being a BBB educator include a bachelor’s degree or higher and
documented experience in educating others about early childhood development. Trainees
must make a commitment to share brain development information at least once per year
and to report all uses of BBB information in the online reporting system. If you know of
someone who might be a good BBB educator, send him/her to the BBB home page
(http://www.bbbgeorgia.org), where we have a link to the online application. For more
information, contact Diane Bales @ dbales@UGA.EDU

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