The Gathering Place is a community-based student leadership development organization that has served the youth of the southeast since 1981. Annually, The Gathering Place reaches thousands of Middle School, High School, and College age students through a variety of programs such as mentor groups, large outreach events, and internships. The ministry of The Gathering Place works towards unity within diversity and unites churches, para-church ministries, schools and other community groups around one cause: to raise up strong leaders who will have an impact on their communities and the world.
Our family farm is located in the Red Hills region of southwest Georgia, an area known for its rolling hills, quail plantations, and lush grasses and forages. We are south of Cairo, conveniently located between Tallahassee and Thomasville. Our mission is to produce high quality grass fed and grass finished beef. Our herd consists of both registered and high percentage Red Devon cattle. Red Devons are a Livestock Conservancy heritage breed and are widely recognized as one of the most efficient breeds of cattle to flourish on grass and to produce flavorful beef. We continue to expand our herd by introducing new genetics to advance the optimum characteristics of the Devon breed. Raising our animals naturally from birth to finish makes for a more humane existence, assuring their health and wellbeing. Our cattle are gently handled, respected and frequently named. Our grazing management practices do not allow confined feeding, grain by-products or GMO plants. Our cattle are always grazing on our land and thereby contribute to the process of regenerating our soil and grasses. Raising cattle solely on pasture forages takes time, but adds flavor to the beef. The natural docility of the Devon breed lends to a pleasant texture and tenderness. Grass fed beef is leaner, lower in cholesterol, saturated fats and calories as compared to grain fed beef. Health benefits also include increased Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamins A, D, E and K2, and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid).
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Looking for an informal social setting to meet new people, share ideas, network and learn from fellow Rotarians who are leaders in their field? Consider the Rotary Means Business Fellowship. We are the new District Vocation Committee focusing to support Rotarians and their colleagues and honor all professions. Each month we will have a specific topic to build skills and support attendees.
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We meet the Third Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm.
New location at the King & Queen Building:
Courtside Grille at Concourse Athletic Club
8 Concourse Parkway
Sandy Springs, GA 3032
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John Drummond is a native of the Florida Panhandle. After graduating from Milton High School, he joined IBM and served for 23 years, with technical roles in service, sales and administration. He launched two online retail companies in Atlanta, and published a book about one of them, titled Reinventing The Wheel: The Story of Unicycle.com, available on Amazon.com. John is a drummer in the orchestra at First Baptist Church in Milton, and also plays with a classic rock band with horns, the Bay Bridge Band. Hobbies include playing guitar and banjo, and riding a unicycle for fitness. He prefers nonfiction books; he wants to know that what he’s reading really happened. John earned a bachelor of science degree in communications from Kennesaw State University in Georgia. He married his high-school crush, Cindy, 41 years after high school. Combined, they have five grown children and five grandchildren. John launched Five Star Painting of Pensacola, a franchise, in May 2016. “We have to earn the right every day to trade with our customers,” he says. “Our reputation is the basis for the many referrals we receive.”
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