Special Events and important announcements for Bartow County Georgia

The next Bartow Collaborative will be Friday, February 28 @ First Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Cartersville. Check out updates from the Strategy Teams that were discussed Friday on our website….www.bartow.gafcp.org.
The biggest news last week was the House passage of the 2014 Amended Budget. The Senate will review this week. Weekly Updates from Voices for Children will be available to review on http://www.bartow.gafcp.org. Highlights of the week January 20-24 can be found under the Weekly Update January 27. Most of the updates will reflect child welfare issues.
Goodwill Career Center This month the Career Center will offer two new classes: Introduction to Computers and Dress to Impress. Please take a look at the February Calendar for dates and times. To access February’s Career Center calendar, visit the Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – Jan. 27 or visit http://www.goodwillng.org. The next multiple employer Job Fair will be on Thursday, February 13th. For marketing purposes, the deadline to register is Friday, February 7th. . To access the registration form visit the Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – Jan. 27 or visit http://www.goodwillng.org.
LakePoint Sports Complex
The Valentine’s Day Wine and Chocolate Half Marathon, 10k & 5k will be held Saturday, February 15, 2014 @ The LakePoint Sports Complex – 755 Highway 293. Emerson, GA 30137. The race will be a Ladies Only Half Marathon/10K/5K Run or Walk. Mom and Kids are welcome (sons up to age 17 allowed to run with Mom or Grandmother). Dads are welcome to Cheer On! The day will begin @ 5:30 am with registration, 7:30 am National Anthem, 8:00 am Half Marathon, 5K and 10K start @ 8:20 am. The Expo opens at 9:00 am with a Block Party and Wine Brunch. For more information, contact Leslie McMillian @ 678.488.4088 or leslie.mcmillan@lakepointsports.com.
Bartow Resource Center
5k/1 Mile Walk for Life and Family Fun Day will be held on March 29, 2014 @ 10:30. For more information contact Maryland Guthas @770-881-6621 or visit bartowfamilies.com.
Vision and Voice Family Engagement Conference will be held Saturday, February 1, 2014 @ year on the Georgia Northwestern Technical College campus from 8:30am – 3:30 pm. Sponsored by the Rome and Floyd County Collaboration Team, this is a free conference. Register online @ http://www.floydboe.net. For more information contact Tina Black @706-234-1031.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a ready group of organized and trained volunteer disaster workers that operate at the neighborhood level. They are prepared to be self-sustaining for five days following a large disaster. The CERT Program prepares volunteers with 20 hours of classroom and hands-on training. The training is provided by volunteer “subject matter” experts such as firefighters, EMTs, and building
safety personnel. The next basic course scheduled for Bartow County will be Saturday
Feb. 8th 8:00 – 5:00 (classroom), Sunday Feb. 9th 8:00 – 5:00 (classroom), and
Saturday Feb. 15th 10:00 – 2:00 (simulation exercise). *All three dates required to equal
20 hours. For more information or how to become part of the CERT program contact:
Bartow County EMA (770) 387 – 5089, call CERT Volunteer Coordinator
bbrown@bartowcountycert.org or visit http://www.bartowcountycert.org. To access a flier, visit the
Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – Jan. 20.
I’m in Love! Understanding and Handling Those Fabulous Love Chemical Webinar.
Join Marlene Pearson, author of Love Notes and Relationship Smarts PLUS will present the
brain chemistry behind falling in love and how it affects us. The free webinar will be
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific. To register visit
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/825762918. For questions, contact
The success of any team depends on effective communication, understanding of roles and
responsibilities, and performance of duties. Sharing Leadership: The Board-Staff
Partnership Training will be held February 25, 2014 @ the Mansour Center in Marietta.
The training will help participants identify their roadblocks to success and solutions for
implementation through individual reflections, small group exercises, and whole group
discussions. The cost is $80 for a CEO and Board or Committee Chair from the same
nonprofit, $50 for each additional Board Member attending from that same nonprofit, and
$65 for each person attending individually from a nonprofit agency. Training is for Board
Chair / Staff CEO, and Committee Chair of a Board Governance or Nominating Committee
of nonprofit agencies. For more information, visit http://www.bartow.gafcp.org to download the
flier and additional information. Space is limited so please register early:
https://www.123signup.com/register?id=dsfyv. To access a flier, visit the Collaborative
website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – Jan. 20.
The Alzheimer’s Association, North Georgia Region, is gearing up for the annual
Caregiver Conference in Calhoun on March 4, 2014. Keynote speaker this year is Teepa
Snow, one of America’s leading educators on dementia. Exhibitor/sponsor registration form
can be downloaded from the Bartow Collaborative website….www.bartow.gafcp.org –
Weekly Update January 27. For more information contact Donna Voyles @
Avocates for Children
Prove to everyone that you’re the coolest of the cool as you plunge into the frigid waters of the Dellinger Park Pool!
We DARE you to join us Saturday, February 8 at 10 a.m. and brrrrave the icy waters for a great cause. Spectators are encouraged to come and cheer on their fearless friends as they are judged on their dives, cannon balls and can-openers!
Prizes include:
Best Costume: iPod
Best Jump: iPod
Most Money Raised: $200 QuikTrip giftcard
Overall Best Plunger: kayak
All of our plungers will receive a signature Polar Plunge towel and that warm and fuzzy feeling you get only from helping children in our community!
Swim teams, friends, family and Bartow County Polar Bears…TAKE THE PLUNGE and register today! http://www.advochild.org