REGISTER NOW FOR UNITED WAY OF BARTOW COUNTY’S 8TH ANNUAL TURKEY TROT 5K WALK/RUN ON NOVEMBER 23RD

UNITED WAY PRESENTS IT’S 8TH ANNUAL TURKEY TROT 5K WALK/RUN

Jogging Strollers are Welcome!
– New for 2013 – Certified Course!

Online Registration: Active.com http://beta.active.com/cartersville-ga/running/turkey-trot-5k-2013

LOCATION AND RACE DETAILS:
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 registrants
may get alternate t-shirts.

Entry Fee: $20 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

 

Immigration Reform and the Workplace: Requirements for 2014 webinar provided by the Georgia State Chamber

October 24, 2013

Webinar: Immigration Reform and the Workplace – Requirements for 2014
Time: Thursday, October 24, 2013 – 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Registration: Immigration Reform and the Workplace Registration

Mark your calendars for the latest topic in our 2013 education series, Immigration Reform and the Workplace: Requirements for 2014. The webinar, presented by Aimee Clark Todd of Troutman Sanders (view bio), will take place from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on October 24, 2013. The webinar will focus on:

I. The Current State of E-Verify and I-9 Compliance

•Overview of E-Verify and the I-9 process
•Changes to Form I-9
•Increased oversight and enforcement: precautions and potential penalties
II. How E-Verify Works

•Employer responsibilities
•Creating internal processes and best practices
•Use of Designated Agents
•Differences from the I-9 system
III. Avoiding Compliance Violations

• Recordkeeping requirements
• Balancing federal and state verification and anti-discrimination requirements
• Internal and external audits
IV. Other Employment-related Immigration Updates

•Pending reform bill in Congress
•President’s program for youth (DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
Attendees will also receive a month of free access to the Georgia Human Resource eLibrary.
Ticket Options:
$25: Member
$50: Package of Three Webinars (Member)
$75: Single Webinar for a Group Presentation (Member)
$75: Single Webinar (Non Member)

Sponsorship: Sponsorship Opportunities are still available. Please click here for more information or contact Kelsey Moore at 404.223.2261 or by email at kmoore@gachamber.com.

United Way’s Respond to the Federal Government Shutdown

 

United Way’s Response to the Federal Government Shutdown

 

United Way Talking Points

 

United Way Worldwide Media Contact:

Amanda Ponzar, 703-836-7100 x253

Amanda.Ponzar@unitedway.org

United Way Worldwide Public Policy

Contact: Steve Taylor, 703-836-7100 x817

Steve.Taylor@unitedway.org

 

Message #1: The shutdown is damaging our communities

 

The current shutdown is harmful and potentially catastrophic for our fragile economy.

The ripple effects of the shutdown are already being felt in the communities we serve.

o 7,195 young children have been shut out of Head Start in AL, CT, FL, GA, SC and

MS. This is on top of the 57,000 children that have already been cut from Head

Start due to sequestration cuts this year.

o Federal funding for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), child care,

child abuse and neglect services and other programs is not available to states.

States are using leftover funds from previous years and state rainy day funds,

and in some cases, programs have closed.

o Nearly 9 million infants, pregnant women and children are at risk of losing infant

formula, milk and other healthy food assistance from the Special Supplemental

Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

The longer the shutdown continues, the more people and communities’ economic

security will be damaged.

 

Message #2: Nonprofit sector cannot pick up the slack

 

United Way is the largest privately funded public charity in the United States. We are

also the largest non-government funder of human services.

Charities do not work in a vacuum; we work in partnership with business and all levels of

government. The societal work of our three sectors is intertwined and government

programs they have been halted cannot be replaced by the charitable sector.

Charities cannot make up the difference and people impacted by the economic crisis will

have no place left to turn.

 

Message #3: Need a bipartisan approach

 

While we are not taking a specific position on

how

Congress addresses our fiscal crisis,

we request that federal policymakers consider the damage that could occur to vulnerable

 

communities across the nation should the shutdown continue.

 

We cannot afford to have our government closed as part of the way we resolve these

 

important issues.