Special Events, Happenings and Important dates for Bartow County Georgia

REMINDER… Bartow Collaborative will meet Friday, June 26th at the First Presbyterian Church in Cartersville. Networking will begin at 8:15, meeting promptly @ 8:30 in the Fellowship Hall. We will hear from Georgia Hope, Allatoona Resource Center, and the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta. Bartow Collaborative will not meet the month of July. To review the May Collaborative Meeting minutes, download from http://www.bartowgafcp.org – Weekly Update June 8. MEETINGS… Bartow Family Promise will meet Thursday, June 18th @ 6:30pm @ First Presbyterian Church. For more information, contact Dee Anne Wyse @ dawyse@bellsouth.net. Bartow Give a Kid a Chance will meet Friday, June 26th at 9:30 @ First Presbyterian Church, Cornerstone Room. For more information, contact Dennis Collier @ dwc1945@gmail.com. NEED TO KNOW… Bartow Give a Kid A Chance 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 25 th at the Bartow County College And Career Academy-738 Grassdale Road in Cartersville. Registration is now open @ http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com. Deadline for student registration is July 10th. Space is limited. A flier can be downloaded from the Collaborative website – Weekly Update June 1st. Tallatoona Community Action Partnership Financial assistance is available to pay for GED testing. Contact Tallatoona Bartow HRDC 140 Douglas Street, Suite 108 in Cartersville, GA 30120 or call 770-382-4222. Blood Assurance Our community is experiencing shortages of both O Positive and O Negative blood types. Currently, there is a two day supply of inventory. O negative is the universal blood type and can be used by anyone in a trauma situation. O positive is the most common blood type and has a high usage. Your one donation can save three lives. To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. The process usually takes about 30 minutes and includes a complimentary snack. The Cartersville Center is located at 921 B Joe Frank Harris Parkway SE next to the Goodwill. For more information about Blood Assurance, please call 1-800-962-0628 or go to http://www.BloodAssurance.org. PARTNER EVENTS… (new)The Goodwill Career Center The Center would like to invite you to our Job Fair on Thursday, June 11th from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm. The event is at no cost to participate and there is space available for up to 18 employers/agencies. Bring supplemental signage, displays, application material, supplies, and other items you may require at your station. Volunteers will be on hand to assist you as needed and candidates with their resume and online application. Participating employers will be provided one six foot table along with two chairs. Lunch will be served following the Job Fair. If you wish to participate,contact James Benham, jbenham@ging.org or Phyllis Bunch, pbunch@ging.org. You may also download both the June Calendar and the Job Fair registration form from the Collaborative website – http://www.bartowgafcp.org – Weekly Update June 8. Bartow County Long-Range Transportation Planning You are invited to Bartow on the Move, a Transportation Open House on Tuesday, June 16th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM @ the Clarence Brown Conference Center. Drop by and learn what it takes to keep Bartow moving and enter to win one of several drawings for prizes from local vendors for car washes, oil changes, tool sets, and more! Allatoona Community Complex You are invited to celebrate the Grand Opening for Allatoona Community Complex will be held June 17th from 11am-6pm. The Ribbon Cutting ceremony will be at 11:30am. Stop by to meet the Staff, tour the Resource Center, Gymnasium, Compacting and Recycling Facility, and learn more about the programs which will be available. Refreshments and youth activities will also be available. The Complex is located at 6505 Glade Road in Acworth. For more information, contact 770-387-5133. (new) Bartow County Juvenile Court Motivational Night with Ronnie Brown. Cartersville’s own Ronnie Brown, Alumni of Cartersville High, Graduate of Auburn University and NFL First Round Draft Pick will be at Cartersville High School Football Stadium on Friday, June 19th 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Doors open @ 5:30 pm with Music, Concessions, $5.00 Raffle Tickets (X-Box One, Ipad, many other Prizes) including a Ronnie Brown Helmet to the highest bidder. Donations accepted in lieu of Admissions with all proceeds supporting programs of Juvenile Court, including the SKORE program. For more information, contact Scott Sherwin @ Scott.Sherwin@dhs.ga.gov. (new) Friends of Red Top Outdoor Classroom Launch/Community Info event will be held June 23th @ 2:00 pm. For more information, contact Damon Kirkpatrick @ damon.kirkpatrick@friendsofgastateparks.org. Georgia Highlands College Georgia Highlands Medical Services is hosting a Medicare Wellness Expo in Cumming on June 25th from 1:30-5:30 at the Cumming Family Health Center (260 Elm Street, Cumming GA 30040). Georgia Highlands Medical Services is a Federally Qualified Health Center and serves seniors in North Georgia. There will be speakers discussing Breast Health, Understanding Medicare, and more. For more information, contact Charity McDaniel @ 770.887.1668 ext 1117. WORKSHOPS/CLASSES… AddictionSolutions Counseling Skills and Dynamics of the Group Process in Treating Substance Use Disorders will be held Saturday June 27th, from 9:00 to 4:30. This session will address required group facilitator skills, resistance and aggressive clients, managing the opening and closing of a group and most important keeping the attention of the group. The session will provide valuable leadership skills in delivering group counseling and education. Understanding Drugs of Abuse will be held Saturday July 25th, 2015 9:00 to 4:30.This session will provide education and understanding of drugs of choice typically used by both adults and adolescents. This understanding will help in providing treatment interventions to meet the needs of the client/patient and reduce the risk of relapse potential. Additional information will be provided on Prescription drugs and management of pain in treatment. Registration is $69 and will provide 6 CE Hours. Training Location will be at Cartersville Civic Center, 435 West Main Street Cartersville, Ga To register visit http://www.addictionsolutions.org or contact Donna L. Johnson, @ 770-714-7605. Chattahoochee Technical College A Welding Course will be offered in the fall at the Bartow County College & Career Academy. Interested parties may contact Carla Smith @ 770-606-5800 ext. 3015 or carla.smith@chattahoocheetech.edu. JOB POSTINGS Highland Rivers Highland Rivers is hiring two full time Social Service Providers and two Social Service Techs for Clubhouse setting in Cartersville. Social Service Providers must have an Associate License in the state of Georgia. (LAPC, LMSW, LAMFT); prefer bi-lingual and must have at least 6 months working with Child and Adolescence. Social Service Providers will maintain working relationship with school personnel, assist in the identification and development of evidence- based curriculum for providing individual and group services in the Clubhouse setting, provide assessments, individual, family, crisis and group counseling for consumers according to their treatment plans, and manage a caseload by ensuring all services are authorized, chart paperwork is complete and current and consumer charts are closed accordingly. Additional details of job could be found on the collaborative website (www.bartow.gafcp.org Weekly update June 1. The Social Service Tech will provide direct service to consumers and assist the consumer with the development of interpersonal, community coping skills, and resource linkage through education, training and modeling. The candidate will provide assessments, monitoring, and assistance to consumer with self-management of psychiatric symptoms, assistance with the youth and family/responsible caregivers in the facilitation and coordination of the Individual Resiliency, and actively participates in multidisciplinary treatment/recovery team meetings. The candidate must have a high school diploma or GED and 6 months working with Child and Adolescence consumers. Additional details of job could be found on the collaborative website (www.bartow.gafcp.org Weekly update June 1. Please email resumes to: Dayna Veit dveit@healthcare-staffing.com or fax resumes to 706- 624-8328. NOTEWORTHY… Bartow Collaborative serves as a communication hub for community partners such as nonprofits, social service agencies, faith based organizations, local, state and federal entities, businesses, support groups, and local programs and projects which support issues pertaining to children and families in our community. Agencies and individuals may submit announcements or events to be included in weekly eblast or social media avenues. Content may be edited as needed. Programs sponsored, hosted or facilitated by Bartow Collaborative will be specifically noted.

Important Dates, Special Events and happenings around Bartow County Georgia

REMINDER… The next meeting for Bartow Collaborative will be Friday, February 27th at First Presbyterian Church in Cartersville. Networking will begin at 8:15 am followed by the meeting at 8:30 am in Fellowship Hall. Bring your brochures and business cards!
GRANT COLLABORATION TRAINING…Registration Now Open…
Today’s funders are looking for nonprofits to collaborate and impact their community capacity far more than they can do individually. By combining efforts, sharing resources, reducing duplication of services and reducing competition in fundraising, organizations can create a positive, supportive network that helps them collectively leverage resources in a consolidated fashion, thus strengthening the collective impact.
The Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Nonprofit University will offer Building Community Capacity Through Grant Collaboration Wednesday, Feb. 18th 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. To register http://www.bartow.gafcp.org and click Cartersville – Georgia Center for Nonprofit Training tab on the left margin.
2015-2016 BARTOW COUNTY RESOURCE DIRECTORY…
We must hear from YOU! If your agency was listed in the 2013-2014 Resource Directory, please review and update as needed with the attached form. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 13th . If your agency was not included and you would like to be added to the 2015-2016 Resource Directory, please complete and return the attached form no later than Friday, Feb. 13th.
MEETINGS…
MentorBartow will meet Thursday, Feb. 12th @ 10:00am at the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @ bartowcollaborative@gmail.com.
Family Promise of Bartow will meet Thursday, February 19th at Sam Jones Family Life Center @ 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Pat Eberlein @ pat.eberlein@jacob-holm.com.
Bartow Teen Maze will meet Monday, February 23rd @ 2:00pm at Georgia Highlands College – Student Center. For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @ bartowcollaborative@gmail.com.
PARTNER ANNOUNCEMENTS… (new) Project Search
Project SEARCH is currently recruiting students for the 2015-2016 school year. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, a student with special needs in the Bartow County School District, willing to participate in an internship at Cartersville Medical Center, with the ultimate goal of securing competitive employment by graduation. For more information, please contact Kristy Mitchell at Kristy.mitchell@bartow.k12.ga.us, or call 770-324-9834. (new) Training Center of NW Georgia
The Training Center will be offering CPR and First Aid classes on Tuesday, Feb 3rd and Saturday, Feb 21st. The Training Center of NW Georgia is looking to hire a part-time medical training program instructor. Must be an RN and have at least one year of experience in a nursing home. For more information, call Amy Vickery at 770-606-9697.
The Etowah Scholarship Foundation Reality Store
The Etowah Scholarship Foundation desperately needs volunteers for Cass/Adairsville High Reality Store this Wednesday, Feb 4th at Cass High School. If you are interested in working AM (7:30a-11:30a), PM (11:30-3:00), or both please contact Brenda Cooper @ 678-721-2013 or BCooper@centurybanknet.com. A light breakfast and lunch will be served for the volunteers.
Soul Sista’s Run
“When Loving Me Isn’t Enough” Life Class for women only 19 and up will be held Feb. 7th 2015 beginning at 10:00 am at Rollins Child Development Center, 676 Henderson Drive, Cartersville, GA. For more information, contact Pamela Whitfield at 404-590-3492.
Advocates for Children
Advocates for Children’s annual Polar Plunge will be Saturday, Feb. 7th at Dellinger Park.
Dress in your most creative costume, add some music and get ready to be “Frozen” for just a few minutes for a great cause. Registration at 9:30am along with breakfast and pictures with Olaf. Jumps begin at 10am. Great prizes including a Kindle Fire and much, much, more. For more information, contact Info@AdvoChild.org 770-387-1143.
(new) Bartow College and Career Academy
College Credit Night, a Parent and Student Information Night will be held Thursday, Feb. 12th @ 7: 00pm at the Academy to learn more about College Credit Now. Students and parents of students who will be 16 years + during the 2015-2016 are invited to attend this one hour session to learn how to obtain free college credit while enrolled in High School. To download a flier, visit Bartow Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org. – Weekly Update Feb. 2.
(new) Goodwill Career Center
The Goodwill Career Center will host a Job Fair on Thursday, February 12th from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm. The event is FREE! There will be space available for up to 18 employers/agencies. You are welcome to bring supplemental signage, displays, application material, supplies, and other items you may require at your station. Participating employers will be provided one six foot table along with two chairs. Lunch will be served following the Job Fair.
Volunteers will be on hand to assist you as needed and candidates with their resume and online application. An exhibitor Registration form is available on Bartow Collaborative website – http://www.bartow.gafcp.org –Weekly Update Feb. 2nd. To register, contact James Benham, jbenham@ging.org or 770-276-7036. Registration is due by 4:00PM, Friday. February 6th. February calendar is also available to download from http://www.bartowcollaborative@gmail.com – Weekly Update Feb. 2nd.
(new) Women to Women
Woman to Woman will be having a Valentine Fundraiser Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm at Greater Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1 Mt. Olive Street Street in Cartersville. Tickets are 20.00. For more information, contact Doris Callahan 678-736-0510.
The Alzheimer’s Association
Mid-Day Café –Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Little Rome Restaurant – Rome. For more information, contact Rebekah Davis @ 800-272-3900 or rdavis@alz.org. Registration for the above listed events is free, but required. Please call 800-272-3900 to register.
(new) Soul Sista’s Run, Inc and Department of Public Health
Ladies 1st Health & Wellness Fair will be held Saturday, March 28th, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.@ House of Liberty Church, 10 Womack Drive in Cartersville. Screenings include Blood Pressure and Glucose, Dental and Cholesterol. Information Booths include Always Best Care, Professional & Tax Services, Tanner Health Systems, Vibrational Cooking, Chriofit, LOJ FITCLUB, Ladies Fitness Club, Back 2 Life Wellness Studios, and New Life Health Services and Life Insurance. Free HPV Cancer Prevention Classes. Free Transportation: Call 404-590-3492. To download a flier, visit Bartow Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update Feb. 2nd. For more information, contact http://www.soulsistasrun.org.
(all new) WORKSHOPS/CLASSES… Bartow College and Career Academy Bartow College and Career Academy will offer Into to Welding Course starting March 9th. Application deadline is Feb. 27th. Financial Aid is available, including the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm. For more information, contact Carla Smith @
Carla.smith@chattahoocheeTech.edu or call 770-606-5800 ext. 3015. To download a flier, visit Bartow Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org. – Weekly Update Feb. 2.
Addiction Solutions
Evidence-Based Training Series will be offered Donna Johnson, an internationally recognized trainer in the addiction and criminal justice fields. The series offers professionals the most recent treatment practices that are cost-effective. CE HOURS APPROVED / APPLIED ADACB-GA, LPCA, NASW and GACA. 2015 Course listings are available online @ http://www.addictionsolutions.org or by calling 770-714-7605.
Addiction, Personality Disorders, Trauma will be offered Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015 from 9:00 to 4:30 @ View Point Health Systems 175 Gwinnett Drive Lawrenceville, Ga. 6 CE Hours $69. This training will provide information on new trends in treatment of these disorders and how treatment professionals can manage these difficult behaviors. This training will discuss models used to achieve the best possible treatment outcomes utilizing Seeking Safety, CBT models, DBT and Motivational Interviewing in a multi-systemic approach and how new medications can also assist treatment.
Evidence-Based Practices : The Neurobiology and Pharmacology of Addiction will be held Saturday Feb. 28th, 2015 from 9:00 to 4:30 @ Cartersville Civic Center, 435 West Main Street Cartersville, Ga. 6 CE Hours $69. This training provides participants and opportunity to look at the process of changing brain chemistry to enable them to adapt appropriate treatment protocols that match changing brain chemistry. It will also show the process of triggers and cravings and how those affect the process of recovery and relapse. Understand brain interactions, relapse potential and how neurotransmitters impact the process of addiction
Evidence-Based Practices: The Assessment and Screening of Substance Use Disorders will be held on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 from 9:00 to 4:30 @ Cartersville Civic Center, 435 West Main Street Cartersville, Ga 6 CE Hours $69. This training will specifically focus on assessment tools which are used for various populations such as addiction, criminal justice, adolescent and co-occurring and how those needs differ. This will include criteria for evaluation, significance of diagnostic and lab reports, stages of withdrawal, utilizing stages of change and determining severity of patients.
Legal and Ethical Issues In Addiction Treatment will be held on Friday, March 27th, 2015 from 9:00 to 4:30 @ View Point Health Systems 175 Gwinnett Drive Lawrenceville, Ga. 6 CE Hours $69. This training will provide detailed information on how professionals, community service workers, peer specialist and case managers can navigate these complicated legal issues. We will review the differences in HIPAA laws and CFR 42 and the requirements that must be followed by all professionals. We will also discuss specific issues around Duty to Warn, ethics and how professionals must respond to ethical challenges in a growing and ever changing system that now includes electronic treatment issues. The training will also provide information on requirements and new topics of information regarding treatment and electronic therapy and support.
NOTEWORTHY…
Bartow Collaborative serves as a communication hub for community partners such as nonprofits, social service agencies, faith based organizations, local, state and federal entities, businesses, support groups, and local programs and projects which support issues pertaining to children and families in our community. Agencies and individuals may submit announcements or events to be included in weekly eblast or social media avenues. Content may be edited as needed. Programs sponsored, hosted or facilitated by Bartow Collaborative will be specifically noted.

Happy New Year from United Way of Bartow County!!!

 

Results of Turkey Trot 2014

We have received the results of everyone’s time who ran in this year’s Turkey Trot and have included them below as linked .PDFs. Congratulations to all who participated! Happy Thanksgiving!!

2014 TT Results Male Overall

2014 TT Results Male Age Group

2014 TT Results Female Overall

2014 TT Results Female Age Group

 

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

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

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 Starting July 1st.  For more information please call United Way at 770-386-1677.

List of needed supplies:

Christmas in July

July 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 News, Dates and Events for Bartow County Georgia

You are invited…
2014 Georgia Family Connection Conference Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – Friday,
October 24, 2014 at Marriott Augusta at the Convention Center. The Conference is packed
with workshops and guest speakers including Lt. Col. (ret.) Rob “Waldo” Waldman, The
Wingman Foundation, David Nelson, Master Instructor for VitalSmarts (an innovator in
corporate training and leadership development), and Bill Bolling, Founder and Executive
Director, Atlanta Community Food Bank. In keeping with Georgia Family Connection
Partnership’s commitment to the collaborative development and responding to Collaborative
requests, Bartow County has been awarded $600 in scholarship funds to community
partners interested in attending. Early Registration is $300.00 until July 15th, From July 16 –
Sept. 9, registration will be $350.00, and late Registration will be $400.00. For more
information, visit http://www.possibilities.gafcp.org. Please let Tina know if you are interested at
bartowcollaborative@gmail.com.
THINGS TO KNOW…
AID Alliance of Northwest Georgia
Effective at the close of business on June 30, 2014, AIDS Alliance of Northwest Georgia will
close permanently. HIV and AIDS related services in Northwest Georgia will be available as
follows: Medical Care for low-income individuals – Northwest Georgia Specialty Care in
Rome (706) 295-6701 or 1-877-531-2273. Housing for individuals and families who are
Disabled, Homeless and HIV-Positive – Highland Rivers Residential Support Services in
Rome (706) 233-9023 x2039. Free HIV Testing- Bartow County Health Department, 100
Zena Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120 and AIDS Resource Council in Rome. Support
Services and Referrals – AIDS Resource Council in Rome, Ga 30165, (706) 290-9098
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. Registration is now open @ http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com.
Deadline for student registration is Saturday, July 12.
Family Promise of Bartow County is accepting donations for their first fundraiser. An Online Action will begin July 13th and run through July 16th. The team is seeking donated services such as landscaping, music lessons, car repair, and items of all kinds! If you would like to support this wonderful new community project, contact Daryl Gessner @ gessners@mindspring.com.
PARTNER EVENTS…
Goodwill Career Center
The July Multi-Employer job fair will be this Thursday, July 10th from 10am-12:30pm This is open to both employers and community resource. Some of the employers include, Wells Fargo, Apollo Staffing, and 2Work Staffing. A representative of the Supported Services for Veteran Families program of HOPE Atlanta will also be present to provide information and assistance to Veterans. Many positions will be available ranging from Bank Tellers to Landscapers. Agencies will need to complete a registration form and return to the Career Center as soon as possible. To access the registration form and July’s Career Center calendar, visit the Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – July 7th 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.
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 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) 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…
(new) 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.
(New) 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

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 !!

Special Events, news and important dates for Bartow County Ga

REMINDER…
Bartow Collaborative will meet THIS FRIDAY, May 23, 2014 @ First Presbyterian Church in Cartersville. This is the last day of school for both City and County Systems but we will still meet to share updates, concerns and ideas about Homelessness, Mental Health and Addictive Disease, and Teen Pregnancy. Meeting begins at 8:30 with strategic breakout sessions to follow. Minutes from the April 24th meeting have been posted online @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org and can be reviewed prior to the meeting.
Last chance to complete the BARTOW FOR HEALTHY MINDS (BHM)* survey to gather information to aid in planning for improving behavioral, mental and emotional health in Bartow County. It is very brief and can be completed in less than 5 minutes. The link will be active until May 22nd.
Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BartowforHealthyMinds
MEETINGS to enhance our STRATEGIES….
Cartersville-Bartow Mentoring Team will meet next Wednesday, May 21st @ noon at the Cartersville City Board of Education. Bring your own lunch.
Give a Kid a Chance will meet this Thursday, May 22nd at the First Presbyterian Church in the Cornerstone Room @ 10 am. For more information, contact Carolyn Fairchild @ csfairchild@mindspring.com
PARTNER EVENTS…
Northwest Georgia Center for Independent Living
The Center for Independent Living will host a free May Lunch and Learn: FROM TABOO TO TMI: 21st Century Relationships THIS Wednesday, May 21st from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. @ The Goodwill Career Center 154 Hicks Drive, Rome, GA 30161. 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 by contacting info@nwgacil.org, or call 706.314.0008.
Northwest Georgia Public Health Last opportunity to sign up for Mother-Daughter Banquet to be held May 22nd from 6-8pm at North Pointe Church in Adairsville. The banquet will focus on talking about puberty and cancer prevention, particularly HPV. For more information, contact Angie Robinson @ 706-802-5828
North West Georgia Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging
The Bartow Triad is hosting a “Sock Hop” on THIS Friday May 23rd the Bartow Senior Center, Beavers Drive in Cartersville. Profits and Non-Profits are invited to exhibit at the 50’s themed event. Download the registration form from http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly
Update April 28. Deadline May 16th. Fax the form to 706.802.5508 OR email to
kdefoe@nwgrc.orgerry.
Willowbrooke at Tanner
Willowbrooke will be hosting another free workshop at Georgia Highlands College on May
28th from 8:30am-4:000pm. Professional Burnout and Compassion Fatigue will help to
define compassion fatigue and identify symptoms, causes and ways to address in a
professional setting. This seminar is free to attend; however, seating is limited. Registration
is required and is first come, first served. To register online, call 770.214.CARE or visit
http://www.WillowbrookeAtTanner.org. Willowbrooke at Tanner has been approved for 6 hours of
continuing education units (CEUs) Continuing Education Credit for licensed professional
counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists.
Footprints of the Heart
Footprints of the Heart will be hosting a 5K/1 Mile Pregnancy and Infant Loss Memorial
Balloon Release on Saturday, May 31st in Euharlee. Additional information can be found
http://www.facebook.com/footprintsontheheart.ga, email info@footprintsontheheart.org, or call
Khristie Staines at 770-547-4333.
Woodland Wrestling
The 6th Annual Wildcat Open Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 2nd @ 256
Summit Ridge Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120. Sponsorships are available for $200, Single
Registration is $100 and 4 Man Team Registration is $400. Registration begins at 8a.m.
Shotgun Starts at 9a.m. All proceeds will benefit the 2014 State Duals Runner up Woodland
H.S. Wrestling Team. For more information, contact Adrian Tramutola @ 678-773-3373 or
Adrian.tramutola@bartow.k12.ga.us or Heidi Sims 678-773-2432 or heidisims@aol.com
Family Starfish Informational and Refresher Course for Suicide Support
Last fall, Family Connection Partnerships from Floyd, Gordon and Bartow County hosted a
6-week support group – Family Starfish Program for Survivors of Suicide. This group
reaches out to survivor families, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, friends, grandparents and
others struggling with the loss of a loved one. In partnership with GA DBHDD Suicide
Prevention, the tri-county group will be offering a second FREE 6-WEEK SERIES beginning
fall of 2014. On Tuesday, June 3rd, Maureen Underwood, author of the Starfish and
G.O.A.L.s programs will conduct a Family Starfiish Informational and Refresher Course
for those already trained and for new trainers interested in committing to this community
work with families and other survivors of suicide; CEU’s will be provided. The new Georgia
version of the Starfish curriculum will also be presented. The Training will be held at the
GOODWILL Career Center in Cartersville from 9:00 – 4:00 pm. For more information,
contact Tina G. Grubbs @ bartowcollaborative@gmail.com.
Georgia Highlands College
In partnership with the Blue Ridge Area Health Center, GHC will be holding a Heath Care
Day Camp focusing on the exploration of careers in healthcare. This camp is for rising 9th-
12th graders and costs are all-inclusive (lunch, t-shirt, take-aways, and
instruction). Students must have transportation to the Floyd campus. Registration will begin
at 8:30 a.m. each day and will run from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 2nd-5th. For more
information, visit the camp website at http://www.blueridgeahec.org or contact Barbara Naymick
706-235-0776 ext 210.
(new) Goodwill Career Center For the month of June, the Goodwill Staff are available to travel and facilitate training classes related to job searching. If you have an event coming up or a group of clients that could benefit, please contact James Benham @ (770) 276-7036 or jbenham@ging.org. The next Multi-Employer Job Fair is scheduled for Thursday, June 12 at 10:00am – 12:30pm. The registration form is attached and the invitation is extended to all of our employers and community partners. Check out NEW JUNE CALENDAR by visiting Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – May 19.
Always Best Care Senior Services
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is offering a six session educational program designed to help caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Classes will be held from Thursday, June 12 – July 17, 2014 at Always Best Care Senior Services on
319 E. Cherokee Ave in Cartersville. The FREE class will be from 3:00 pm -4:30 pm, however donations are accepted to cover the cost of class materials. To register, contact Lindsay Wilson @ 706-295-6485 or 1-800-759-2963 or Frederick Gray @ 470-315-4811
Atlanta Community Food Bank
The Youth Summit on Hunger and Poverty in Rome, GA is a free 3-day service experience for rising 9th – 12th graders. The students will spend June 18-20 gaining knowledge about hunger and poverty issues, volunteering in the community, and developing a Hunger Fighting Action step they will take back to impact their community. For more information and to access the application, visit http://www.acfb.org/rome-youth-summit or call Chris Ferguson @ 404-832-4972 or Chris.ferguson@acfb.org.
Bartow Give a Kid a Chance
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. Registration is now open @ http://www.bartowgiveakidachanc.com. Deadline for student registration is Saturday, July 12. Space is limited. A flier can be downloaded from the Collaborative website – Weekly Update May 19.

United Way’s around the nation are getting ready for Capital Hill day May 14th. Here’s some topics we are advocating for!

United Way is advocating for:

  • The Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), which funds volunteers to become IRS-certified tax preparers and help low-wage people file tax returns for free. Most families benefiting from VITA earn less than $40,000/year, and include people with disabilities, limited-English speakers and the elderly.  Last year, tens of thousands of VITA volunteers working at nearly 8,000 locations prepared more than 1.7 million tax returns nationwide. Returns filed by VITA programs brought more than $2.4 billion back in refunds for low-wage taxpayers.

 

  • Tax reforms helping working families, including expanding incentives for charitable giving in the U.S. tax code, strengthening the Earned Income Tax Credit, which helps low-wage working families keep more of what they earn, and the Child Tax Credit, which helps families offset the cost of raising children.  Research shows that the two tax credits lifted 9.4 million people out of poverty between 2009 and 2011.

 

  • Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides health coverage to nearly 8 million children in families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicare, but who can’t afford private coverage.  CHIP provides federal matching funds to states to provide this coverage.

Stay tuned for more information on United Way’s Capital Hill Day!!

 

News, events and special dates for Bartow County Georgia

 

MEETINGS to enhance our STRATEGIES….

Bartow Family Promise

will host their next meeting Thursday May 15th 6:30 @ Sam Jones Church. For more information, contact Pat Eberline @ pat_eberlein@huntsman.com. This is an open meeting to all.

Give a Kid a Chance

will meet Thursday, May 22nd at the First Presbyterian Church in the Cornerstone Room @ 10 am.For more information, contact Carolyn Fairchild @ csfairchild@mindspring.com

Cartersville-Bartow Mentoring Team

will meet Friday, May 21st @ noon at the Cartersville City Board of Education. Bring your own lunch.

PARTNER EVENTS…

(new

) Georgia Department of Labor

You are cordially invited to attend the

2014 NORTHWEST GEORGIA REGIONAL BUSINESS AND EMPLOYER SUMMIT will be held Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 @ the Bartow-Cartersville Chamber of Commerce in Cartersville. Registration – 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Program begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes 1:00 p.m. Expert speakers will impart information that will foster a new confidence and updated skills that you can implement immediately upon returning your workplace. Topics include Unemployment Insurance, Affordable Healthcare Updates and a special presentation by Georgia Labor Commissioner, Mark Butler. This half-day crash course will also feature Cherry Rizer, Georgia Department of Labor and April Husted, Northwestern Benefit Corporation.There is a nominal fee for this event. The rate is $40 at the door with a $5 discount for each additional person from the same company. Lunch is included in the registration fee and all fees are tax deductible. All checks should be made payable to Whitfield/Murray Employer Committee. To register of for more information, contact Carol Green (404) 272-8894 or carol.green@gdol.ga.gov.

Goodwill Career Center

Goodwill will be hosting a

Job Fair Wednesday, May 7th. For more information, contact James Benham @ jbenham@ging.org or 770 -276-7036. Check out NEW MAY CALENDAR by visiting Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – May 5.

Lookout Mountain Care Management Entity

The wellness of our children affects all our lives. When our children struggle with their emotions, having the right supports can make all the difference.

A Resource Fair and Community Forum to discuss children’s mental health will be held Thursday, May 8th at the Rome First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Visit with local providers and learn more about the variety of services to meet your child’s needs at the Resource Fair @ 6:00 pm. A Community Forum will begin at 6:30. Participants will discuss ways to support their children on the road to wellness and recovery. To register online, visit http://lmcme.org/forum

CAMP SOS – Suicide Support

A loss by suicide forever changes lives, but having access to tools that support the journey can help. Camp SOS gives survivors support to help them travel this journey in a safe environment.

Camp SOS will be held May 9-11 at Camp Twin Lakes in WinderTo register visit http://www.gspin.org/campsos or call (770) 354-7616.

NAMI Rome

May is national Mental Health Awareness month and NAMI in Rome is offering a standalone, 2 hour

Training that supplements NAMI Basics – a 6-week course for adults of children/adolescents with emotional or behavioral issues. The presentation explores multiple issues and challenges for transition age youth and their families. The training will be May 10th from 10am- noon at the NAMI Rome Educational Center. To register for this free training, contact Jim Moore @ 706-232-4607 or email jmbm71@bellsouth.net

(new) Advocates for Children

The 13

th annual Duck Derby and the 10th annual Duck Dash 5K/ 10K/ and Fun Run are all May 17th. Please visit AdvoChild.org for more information, to buy ducks to help the kids helped by Advocates for Children, to register for any of the races, or for more information.

The Duck Labelling Party

is Thursday, May 15 at 4 p.m. at Riverside Park by the Etowah River. Many hands make light work, so please come help if you can. It’s a great activity for families! For more information, contact 770-387-1143.

(new) NorthWest Georgia Public Health

A

Mother-Daughter Banquet will be held May 22nd from 6-8pm at North Pointe Church in Adairsville. The banquet will focus on talking about puberty and cancer prevention, particularly HPV. This is a very special event to also honor and celebrate the mother daughter connection. The event is FREE, but you MUST register. Please share this with your middle and high school girls and their mothers or other caregivers. To download an informational flier – visit http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update May 5. For more information contact Angie Robinson @ 706-802-5828

North West Georgia Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging

The Bartow Triad is hosting a ”

Sock Hop” on Friday May 23rd the Bartow Senior Center, Beavers Drive in Cartersville. Profits and Non-Profits are invited to exhibit at the 50’s themed event. Download the registration form from http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update April 28. Deadline May 16th. Fax the form to 706.802.5508 OR email to kdefoe@nwgrc.orgerry.

(new) Willowbrooke at Tanner

Willowbrooke will be hosting another free workshop at Georgia Highlands College on

May 28th from 8:30am-4:000pm on Compassion Fatigue and the general wear and tear of the mental health industry. Details will be in next week’s eblast.

Footprints of the Heart

Footprints of the Heart will be hosting a

5K/1 Mile Pregnancy and Infant Loss Memorial Balloon Release on Saturday, May 31st in Euharlee. Additional information can be found http://www.facebook.com/footprintsontheheart.ga, email info@footprintsontheheart.org, or call Khristie Staines at 770-547-4333.

Georgia Highlands College

In partnership with the Blue Ridge Area Health Center, GHC will be holding a

Heath Care Day Camp focusing on the exploration of careers in healthcare. This camp is for rising 9th- 12th graders and costs are all-inclusive (lunch, t-shirt, take-aways, and instruction). Students must have transportation to the Floyd campus. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. each day and will run from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 2nd-5th. To download application, visit http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update April 28. For more information, visit the camp website at http://www.blueridgeahec.org or contact Barbara Naymick 706-235- 0776 ext 210. Registration deadline is May 9, 2014.

Always Best Care Senior Services

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

is offering a six session educational program designed to help caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Classes will be held from Thursday, June 12 – July 17, 2014 at Always Best Care Senior Services on

319 E. Cherokee Ave in Cartersville. The FREE class will be from 3:00 pm -4:30 pm, however donations are accepted to cover the cost of class materials. A flier can be

Downloaded from http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update April 28. To register contact Lindsay Wilson @ 706-295-6485 or 1-800-759-2963 or Frederick Gray @ 470-315-4811

Atlanta Community Food Bank

The Youth Summit on Hunger and Poverty

in Rome, GA is a free 3-day service experience for rising 9th – 12th graders. The students will spend June 18-20 gaining knowledge about hunger and poverty issues, volunteering in the community, and developing a Hunger Fighting Action step they will take back to impact their community. For more information and to access the application, visit http://www.acfb.org/rome-youth-summit or call Chris Ferguson @ 404-832-4972 or Chris.ferguson@acfb.org. A flier can be

Downloaded from http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update April 28

UGA Extension Health Navigator

UGA Navigators focus help to educate people on understanding and using the health insurance as well as provide individuals with assistance on making doctors’ appointments, finding doctors, etc. Navigators can set up informational tables on a reoccurring basis, do

presentations on health literacy, or even conduct staff trainings on ACA. The possibilities are endless! For more information, contact Nykita Scott 770-254-2620 nbscott@uga.edu

 

The “Ric Mason Memorial” Golf Tournament at Barsley Gardens resort May 5th 2014

Tee up for United Way on the beautiful greens of Barnsley Gardens. All proceeds benefit United Way and 16 local non-profit organizations such as Boys & Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity and The Good Neighbor Shelter.

Contact United Way of Bartow County for more details at 770-386-1677.

Format: 4-player scramble
Scoring: Net score based on 50% of the team’s average handicap
Time: Registration 8:00 am, Tee Time 9:00a.m.

SIGN UP TODAY!!! SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE, information below.

Sponsor packages
Gold Sponsor—$750
• 4 players, including gift, goody bag, lunch, dinner and beverages
• Signage and booth setup at hole of your choice
Silver Sponsor—$500
• 2 players, including gift, goody bag, lunch, dinner and beverages
• Signage and booth setup at one of the holes
Bronze Sponsor—$200
• Signage and booth setup at one of the holes
Sign-Only Sponsor—$100

NEW get four players to participate that do not want SPONSORSHIP benefits but to play golf , have lunch, awards and raffles the price per person is $125.  SIGN UP TODAY!!!!!!!! 770-386-1677   e-mail  morehouseb@bartowga.org or visit our web at http://www.bartowliveunited.org.   LIVE UNITED

Ric Mason Memorial Golf Tournament, May 5th at Barnsley Gardens

Tee up for United Way on the beautiful greens of Barnsley Gardens. All proceeds benefit United Way and 16 local non-profit organizations such as Boys & Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity and The Good Neighbor Shelter.

Contact United Way of Bartow County for more details at 770-386-1677.

Format: 4-player scramble
Scoring: Net score based on 50% of the team’s average handicap
Time: Registration 8:00 am, Tee Time 9:00a.m.

SIGN UP TODAY!!! SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE, information below.

Sponsor packages
Gold Sponsor—$750
• 4 players, including gift, goody bag, lunch, dinner and beverages
• Signage and booth setup at hole of your choice
Silver Sponsor—$500
• 2 players, including gift, goody bag, lunch, dinner and beverages
• Signage and booth setup at one of the holes
Bronze Sponsor—$200
• Signage and booth setup at one of the holes
Sign-Only Sponsor—$100

Events and Newsworthy items for Bartow County

REMINDER…
The next Bartow Collaborative will be Friday, February 28 @ First Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Cartersville. Minutes from the January 24 meeting and upcoming meeting details can be found on the Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org.
MEETINGS to enhance our STRATEGIES….
Family Promise will meet this Thursday, Feb. 20th at First Presbyterian Church. For more information contact Pat Eberlein @ pat_eberlein@huntsman.com. Anyone is welcome to join.
Cartersville-Bartow Mentoring Team will meet @ 10:00 am (directly after the Collaborative meeting) on Friday, Feb. 28th at First Presbyterian Church. For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @ bartowcollaborative@gmail.com or 678-719-2041. This is an open meeting.
Teen Maze Planning Team will meet Friday, March 7th at The Teen Center – 140 Douglas Street @ 10:00 am. For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @ bartowcollaborative@gmail.com or 678-719-2041. All are welcome.
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE…
(new) Last week, the General Assembly was expected to be in session Monday through Thursday, but ice and snow closed the legislature for three days. To download week of Feb. 10 highlights from Voices for Children visit the Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org -Weekly Update – Feb. 17.
NOTEWORTHY…
(new) No matter what our week has been like, we can all find some laughter in it. So, why not laugh!!!! Hee Hee!!! The Northwest Georgia Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health invites everyone to join in “NOON LAUGHTER” Every Friday until Friday May 9th. If you’re not use to laughing and need a little help you may call the laughter line @ 1-712-432-3900 PIN-6071292# (depending on your phone service, there may be a charge). Benefits of Laughter will change your mood within minutes by releasing endorphins from your brain cells. Laughter reduces stress and strengthens the immune system, and provides more oxygen to the brain. To download a phone and Skype schedule, visit the Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update Feb. 17th. For more information contact Hope Sams @ Lookout Mountain 706-844-2989.
Bartow County Parks and Recreation are signing up kids for Baseball, Softball, Soccer and Karate. To register visit http://www.bartowcountyparksandrec.org. For scholarship information and forms, visit the office to complete forms. For more information call (770) 387-5149
PARTNER EVENTS…
Goodwill Career Center
JOB FAIR JOB FAIR – this Thursday, February 20. If you were registered as an employer or community resource for the job fair this week, please confirm that you will be able to attend the job fair on the 20th. The job fair is still open to new employers and community partners to register as well. I hope everyone is staying warm and safe during this unusual Georgia winter. To access February’s Career Center calendar, visit the
Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – Feb. 17 or visit
http://www.goodwillng.org.
(new) The Georgia Parent Support Network
GPSN proudly presents the 10th Annual “Unmasking Children’s Mental Illness” Mardi
Gras Gala Ball at the Fabulous Fox Theater March 4, 2014 – Fat Tuesday from 6:00 p.m.
– 9:30 p.m. Commissioner Frank Berry will be the Master of Ceremony. This year the guest
of honor will be Georgia’s first lady Sandra Deal! Tickets are $95. For more information,
please call (404) 758-4500 ext. 104. Proceeds of the event support the Georgia Parent
Support Network. The Network provides support, education, and advocacy for children and
youth with mental illness, emotional disturbances, and behavioral differences and their
families. It is a statewide network that supports Georgia’s most in need children.
LakePoint Sports Complex
The Valentine’s Day Wine and Chocolate Half Marathon, 10k & 5k has been
rescheduled for Saturday, March 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. 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.
WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES/WEBINARS…
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.
Training is for Board Chair / Staff CEO, and Committee Chair of a Board Governance or
Nominating Committee of nonprofit agencies. The cost is $80 for a CEO and Board or
Committee Chair from the same nonprofit, $50 for each additional Board Member. 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 –
Feb. 17.
(new) 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. Please
note prices listed are ‘early bird’ prices. After the registration deadline (listed on the form)
the cost will increase by $100 for each. For more information contact Donna Voyles @
dvoyles@alz.org.
The 2014 National Rx Drug Abuse Summit will be held on April 22 – 24, 2014 at Atlanta
Marriott Marquis. The Summit will focus on ways we can make an impact in the fight against
prescription drug abuse. The Summit is the largest national collaboration of professionals
from local, state and federal agencies, business, academia, clinicians, treatment providers,
counselors, educators, state and national leaders, and advocates impacted by Rx drug
abuse. Seven Educational Tracks — Clinical, Education & Advocacy, Pharmacy, PDMP,

News, Special Events, Opportunities and Dates around Bartow County , GA

REMINDER…
Bartow Collaborative will meet this Friday, January 24 @ First Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Cartersville. This month we’ll here from Heather Barnes with Family Intervention Specialist and have a chance to provide input into upcoming trainings, programs, and activities! Feel free to bring fliers, brochures, and business cards to share with your community partners. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall with Coffee and Networking @ 8:15. The meeting will begin promptly @ 8: 30 am. Visit http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update January 20 to review the minutes from the Dec. 6, 2013 meeting.

THINGS TO KNOW…

Last week the General Assembly convened for the 2014 Legislative Session, and was in session for five legislative days. Weekly Updates from Voices for Children will be available to review on http://www.bartow.gafcp.org. Highlights of the week January 13-17th can be found under the Weekly Update January 20. Most of the updates will reflect child welfare issues.

PARTNER EVENTS…

Goodwill Career Center
To access January’s Career Center calendar, visit the Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – Jan. 20 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.

WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES/WEBINARS…
Powerful Tools for Caregivers, sponsored by NW Ga. Area Agency on Aging is a highly effective educational program which helps family caregivers of adults build the skills they need to take better care of themselves as they provide care for others. A two day training prepares and licenses class leaders to successfully teach the six-week Powerful Tools for Caregivers series. The next Class Leader Training is scheduled for January 29 and 30, 2014 in Dalton at the Gaston Community Center. To download the application, agenda and brochure, visit the Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update Jan. 20. For more information, contact Cara Pellino @706-295-6485 or cpellino@nwgrc.org. There is no fee associated with becoming a class leader.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is offering two webinars to kickoff Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: Media, Pop Culture & Teen Dating Violence – Introduction to Technology and Media will be held January 30, 2014 @ 2:00p.m. Webinar is 1 hour and
15 minutes and includes Amber McKeen, Child Abuse Prevention Trainer, Kara Klein, Child
Life Specialist and and Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children’s
Healthcare of Atlanta. This presentation is intended for those who have a limited knowledge
of current technologies and social media. To register
visit https://choa.ilinc.com/register/wvmpsbc.

Media, Pop Culture & Teen Dating Violence – Understanding TDV & current
technologies will be held February 5, 2014 @ 2:00p.m. The webinar is 1 hour and 15
minutes and includes Amber McKeen, Child Abuse Prevention Trainer, Kara Klein, Child
Life Specialist and Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children, Children’s
Healthcare of Atlanta. This presentation is offered with the understanding that participants
already have a basic understanding of current technology and social media, such as
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. and cell phone or tablet functions or applications (apps)
such as texting, Snapchat, Vine, etc. Each session is approved for 1 unit of continuing
education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors, Physicians, Physician Assistants,
Nurse Practioners, and Nurses. Credit has been applied for Social Workers, Law
Enforcement Officers and Emergency Medical Services Personnel. To register
visit https://choa.ilinc.com/register/wvmpsbc.

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.

(new) A 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.

(new) 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
Cathy@DibbleInstitute.org.

(new) 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. For more information contact Donna Voyles @ dvoyles@alz.org.

JOIN BARTOW COUNTY’S COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM! CLASSES START IN FEB.

What Is CERT?
A Community Emergency Response Team 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.
When disaster strikes, CERT volunteers spring into action: they check on neighbors, suppress small fires, conduct light urban search and rescue, and provide emergency medical aid and psychological comfort to their neighbors.
In the post-disaster environment, CERT members organize and direct spontaneous volunteers who offer to assist in the community during the crisis. CERTs may also be called upon to help in other areas during emergencies even when their own neighborhood is not impacted.
The CERT Program prepares these 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.
This spirit of volunteerism, with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a part of the Citizen Corps Program.
For more information or how to become part of the CERT program contact: Bartow County EMA (770) 387 – 5089
CERT Volunteer Coordinator: bbrown@bartowcountycert.org
Website: http://www.bartowcountycert.org
Next basic course scheduled for:
Saturday Feb. 8th 8:00 – 5:00 (classroom)
Sunday Feb. 9th 8:00 – 5:00 (classroom)
Saturday Feb. 15th 10:00 – 2:00 (simulation exercise)
*All three dates required to equal 20 hours

News, Important Events and dates for Bartow County Georgia

Bartow Collaborative will meet Friday, January 24 @ First Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Cartersville. This month we’ll be hearing what’s new from our three Strategy Teams and find out how you can get involved! Feel free to bring fliers, brochures, and business cards to share with your community partners. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall with Coffee and Networking @ 8:15. The meeting will begin promptly @ 8: 30 am. Visit http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update January 13 to review the minutes from the Dec. 6, 2013 meeting.
MEETINGS…
Family Promise of Bartow County will meet Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ Grace Baptist Church @ 6:30 pm. For more information contact Pat Eberlein @ pat_eberlein@huntsman.com.
PARTNER EVENTS…
Rollins Child Development Center
Please celebrate our first year on January 14, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The Center is located @ 676 Henderson Drive in Cartersville. For more information call 678-535-5200 or lowens@rollinschilddevelopmentcenter.com.
Goodwill Career Center
The Annual New Job Fair Recruitment Event for employers across all North Georgia will be Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ the Cartersville Goodwill Career Center from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm. Goodwill will be hosting this large event and anticipate a large number of job seekers to attend. To participate, complete the application form found on the Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update Jan. 13 and return to jbenham@ging.org and CC Phyllis Bunch, pbunch@ging.org by 5:00PM, Wednesday, January 8th, 2014. For more information, contact James Benham @ (770) 276-7036.
To access January’s Career Center calendar, visit the Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update – Jan. 13 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.
(new) 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.
WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES/WEBINARS… College Connections for Student Success will be held February 18-19, 2014 @ Atlanta Evergreen Conference Center Stone Mountain. Sponsored by the College Access
Challenge

Become a Board Member for United Way of Bartow County

United Way of Bartow County is currently seeking nominees for board members starting in April of 2014. The board member term is 3 years and the commitment is one meeting a month along with support of our agencies, programs, and events. If interested or would like to nominate someone, please contact Brenda Morehouse at morehouseb@bartowga.org.

COME HELP US SUPPORT THE BARTOW COMMUNITY AND “LIVE UNITED” !

2013 TURKEY TROT PHOTO SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

For a full photo show of Saturday’s 8th annual Turkey Trot visit http://www.photoshow.com/watch/iX6nY9nD?language=enu?source=em_ps_show_recipient

Thank you DON and SCOTT McCLELLAN for taking pictures!!!