Cartersville Career Expo. Multi-Employer Job Fair on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

If you or someone you know is looking for work join us on Thursday, October 2nd at the Clarence Brown Conference Center, Hwy 20, Cartersville from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.  More than 50 different hiring managers will be on site ready to network, answer questions and conduct interviews.

Attendees should come equipped with several copies of their résumé and a blue or black ink pen. Business professional attire is highly encouraged, as this event could mark the day you meet your future employer.

This event is sponsored by:

The Georgia Department of Labor, Bartow College and Career Academy, Clarence Brown Conference Center, Chattahoochee Technical College, Georgia Highlands College, Must Ministries, and Goodwill of North Georgia.

UNITED WAY’s 9th Annual TURKEY TROT/5K walk run – November 22nd GOBBLE GOBBLE!!!!!! REGISTER NOW!!!!!!

Turkey Trot 5k
Saturday November 22, 2014 at 9 am
Walkers are Welcome!
Jogging Strollers are Welcome!
Certified Course!
Come help us celebrate our ninth year!
Online Registration: http://www.active.com/cartersville-ga/running/distance-running-races/united-way-of-bartow-turkey-trot-5k-2014?int
Mail in Registration: Can be printed off from the website http://www.bartowliveunited.org
Start and Finish: Cartersville Soccer Complex (behind Cartersville Middle School), 152 Milner Road, Cartersville, GA 30120
Directions: From I-75 take exit 288 and go West on Hwy 113. Follow Hwy 113 for 2.9 miles through Cartersville until you
see McDonald’s on your left at Douthit Ferry Road. Turn Left onto Douthit Ferry. Go 1.1 miles and turn right at
the four-way stop onto Walnut Grove. Follow Walnut Grove for 0.4 miles and turn left onto Pine Grove Road and the next
left into the Soccer Complex parking lot. Please be advised that some online map services will not find this location.
Course: This is a fast course around Cartersville Middle School and Etowah River Walk.
Thanks to Cartersville Middle School and Cartersville Parks and Recreation for allowing us to use this location!
Prizes: All 5k participants will receive a long sleeve T-shirt. The overall male and female winners will receive
trophies. Top finishers in each age group will receive a frozen turkey. Male/Female Age Groups: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20- 24,
25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over. T-Shirt sizes are only guaranteed to early registrants. Race-Day regis-trants may
get alternate t-shirts.
Entry Fee: $20 postmarked before Nov. 1, $25 after Nov. 1 (rain or shine (even if it is cold), non-refundable). Race
Packet and Shirt Pick Up: Pick up your number and shirt starting at 8 am the morning of the race. Refreshments: Water
will be available on the course. Refreshments will be available at the finish line. Questions?: Contact United Way of
Bartow County at (770) 386-1677 or morehouseb@bartowga.org or http://www.bartowliveunited.org

Meetings, Special Events and Important dates provided by Bartow Collaborative Partnership

MEETINGS…
The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force will be meeting today Monday, Sept. 29th,
10am at the Bartow Teen Center, 140 Douglas Street. For more information, contact Angie
Robinson @ 706-802-5828 or angela.robinson@dph.ga.gov .
Bartow Family Promise will meet Thursday, October 16th @ 6:30pm; location pending.
For more information, contact Pat Eberlein @ pat_eberlein@huntsman.com.
The Bartow Teen Maze Team will meet Monday, October 20th @ 2:00pm at Teen Center
(140 Douglas Street). For more information, contact Tina Grubbs
@ bartowcollaborative@gmail.com.
PARTNER EVENTS…
Cartersville Goodwill Career Center
The Bartow Career Expo will be this Thursday, October 2nd, 1:00pm – 4:00pm. This event
is being sponsored by Goodwill, along with The Georgia Department of Labor, Clarence Brown
Conference Center, Georgia Highlands College, Must Ministries, Bartow College and Career
Academy, and Chattahoochee Technical College. The event will be held at the Clarence Brown
Conference Center, located at 5450 Highway 20 in Cartersville. Over 30 employers will be
present for this large job fair!! To download the October calendar, visit
http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update Sept. 29th. For more information, contact James
Benham @ (770) 276-7036 orjbenham@ging.org.
Tranquility House
Christian League for Battered Women, TRANQUILITY HOUSE will host their 18th Annual
Golf Tournament this Friday, October 3, 2014 @ Woodland Hills Golf Club in Cartersville.
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). 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-srunaversary-
5k-10k-2014?int=72-3-A5. For more information, visit http://www.soulsistasrun.org or
call 404-590-3492.
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.
Veterans Job Fair Georgia Highlands will be co-hosting a Veterans Job Fair with Mohawk on Tuesday, October 28th from1:00pm to 5:00pm. For more information, contact Amy Wise, Veterans Affairs Coordinator at 678-872-8005 or acasey@highlands.edu

Pettit Environmental Preserve Public Hike October 11 th

 

If you haven’t been to the Preserve lately, our next public hike on October 11 from 10 am to 5 pm will be the *perfect* time! The gorgeous fall weather means hiking is a delight, the leaves are turning and the bugs are in check.

Our program, Batty About Bats will feature boatloads of bat lore to banish bad information about your beneficial neighborhood bats! Learn about bat habitat, diet, and dispel pesky bat myths. This is one of the Preserve’s quarterly public hikes.

In addition to the Batty About Bats program, you can hike one of the Preserve’s three trails which range in length from a stroll of .25 mi to a 1.7 mi loop trail around the lake. Leashed dogs are welcome, but the trails do not accommodate strollers.

Admission is $3 per person/max $10 per family or FREE to members and includes program, parking & hiking. Membership info available at www.pettitpreserve.org/membership. You can join at the event and enjoy a full year of member benefits, which now include fishing in the Preserve lake!

Come check out the NEW Rotary Trail and Floating Bridge (see picture below) as well as our fun program and hiking. Hope to see you there!

 

www.pettitpreserve.org

Visit us on Facebook: facebook.com/pettitpreserve

The Pettit Environmental Preserve is not affiliated with Pettit Creek Farms

New, Special Events and Important dates for Bartow County Georgia

REMINDER…. Bartow Collaborative will meet THIS FRIDAY, September 26th at First Presbyterian Church in Cartersville. Network will begin at 8:15 am in the Fellowship Hall. The meeting will be 8:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. We will hear from representatives with Comcast Internet Learning Zones. Please review minutes from June’s collaborative meeting by downloading from http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update Sept. 22nd. CAN YOU SHARE 3 MINUTES, PLEASE? In order to get a full picture of last year’s accomplishments (July 2013 – June 2014) and your thoughts regarding the future direction of Bartow Collaborative, we need to hear from you! If you will, please take an opportunity to respond to the following two questions. You may email your response or leave a voice mail….both will get to me! Please respond by Wednesday, Sept. 24th! 1. Which one aspect of the collaborative most needs to be improved or strengthened? 2. What has been your collaborative’s greatest accomplishment this year? MEETINGS… 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…
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. 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. For more information, contact Michelle Ogles@ michelle.ogles@bartow.k12.ga.us. PARTNER EVENTS…
(new) The Rome Council of Volunteer Administrators (COVA)
Leading Volunteers for Maximum Impact will be held Wednesday, Sept. 24th from 12:30pm – 4:30pm in the Spruill Ballroom, Krannert Center @ Berry College. Registration is $10. For more information, visit http://www.covarome.wix.com/cova or contact Kelly Perry @ 706.235.5437.
(new) Save the Homeless Veterans
There will be a Charity Golf Tournament hosted by former Atlanta Braves Pitcher, John Rocker on Thursday, Sept. 25th @ Barnsley Gardens. All proceeds will benefit Save Homeless Veterans Inc. Team Registration is $600 and Sponsorships are available from $150-$250. Visit http://www.tourplayersgolfgroup.com for more details.
(new) Cartersville Goodwill Career Center
The Cartersville Goodwill Career Center, located at 929 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, will be hosting several retailers on Wednesday, September 24th from 10:00am – 12:30pm. Walmart, T.J. Maxx, Target, and Advance Auto Parts will all be present to talk with job seekers. Please note that managers have specifically asked that job seekers arrive dressed in interview attire!! Do not miss out on the opportunity to meet with hiring managers face to face. Following the retail job fair, our next job fair will be on Thursday, October 2nd, 1:00pm – 4:00pm. This event is being sponsored by Goodwill, along with The Georgia Department of Labor, Clarence Brown Conference Center, Georgia Highlands College, Must Ministries, Bartow College and Career Academy, and Chattahoochee Technical College. The event will be held at the Clarence Brown Conference Center, located at 5450 Highway 20 in Cartersville. Over 30 employers will be present for this large job fair!! To have job seekers prepared for the job fair on October 2nd, the Bartow College and Career Academy will be hosting a job readiness workshop on Saturday, September 27th, 9:00am – 3:00pm. Topics covered will include, “Dress for Job Success”, “Interviewing Skills”, “Create a Value Based Resume”, “Coaching Session”, “What a Can Do Attitude Can Do”, and “Impression and Etiquette”. A select number of participants will receive a voucher to receive one free interview outfit. The Bartow College and Career Academy is located at 738 Grassdale Road in Cartersville. To download fliers to post in or handout, visit http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update Sept. 22nd. For more information, contact James Benham @ (770) 276-7036 orjbenham@ging.org.
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 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). 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.
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.
(new) Veterans Job Fair Georgia Highlands will be co-hosting a Veterans Job Fair with Mohawk on Tuesday, October 28th from1:00pm to 5:00pm. For more information, contact Amy Wise, Veterans Affairs Coordinator at 678-872-8005 or acasey@highlands.edu

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

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