Hubs & Hops, 5:30-7pm, first Tuesday of every month, make-up and networking opportunity with refreshments
Dinner, Drinks, Fellowship
Entertainment provided by Ozell Road!
Matthew L. Bishop, Ph.D. Director Current Position: Matt Bishop serves as the director of the University of Georgia's J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, an interdisciplinary unit of public service and outreach. Current Activities and Expertise: As director, he leads a 15-member, multi-disciplinary faculty that works directly with individuals, community and civic groups, non-profit organizations, and youth and adult-based leadership organizations to develop and implement leadership development programming. Bishop has an extensive background in leadership and community economic development, community visioning, strategic planning, and group facilitation processes. Previous Experience: Previously, Bishop was a faculty member with the University of Georgia's Archway Partnership where he was responsible for overseeing operations and managing faculty in Archway communities. He has served as UGA's lead faculty for statewide initiatives such as the Department of Community Affairs' Communities of Opportunity Initiative and the University of Georgia's Initiative on Poverty and the Economy. Before joining the university of Georgia, Bishop served two governors as associate director of the Georgia Rural Development Council, as a regional coordinator with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and as an analyst with the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. He is former chairman of the Celebrating Rural Georgia conference, and a former board member of the Georgia Rural Health Association. Education: 1997, B.A., political science, Presbyterian College 1999, M.P.A., public administration, University of Georgia 2012, Ph.D., public administration, University of Georgia Awards: 2013 University of Georgia’s Walter Barnard Hill Award, which recognizes distinguished achievement in public service and outreach by UGA faculty and public service professionals 2013 Presbyterian College's Young Alumnus of the Year Award 2013 Georgia Trend's 40 under 40 Boards: Leadership Georgia L.E.A.D. Athens Steering Committee Georgia 4-H State Advisory Committee
Plaza, 10:30-11:45am, second Thursday of every month, all Rotarians are welcome to join and gain a make-up
See Gene McNease for details.
All clubs must submit their 2018/2019 District Grant applications no later than May 15th.
Tickets for Saturday night dinner at the Carnegie are $85/person, including cocktails, seated dinner and silent auction. Black tie optional.
We’re holding rooms for Friday and Saturday night at the downtown Americus Windsor Hotel for $103/night. Please call (229) 924-1555 to make your reservation and mention Sheffield Gala. Room reservations must be made by April 19th.
For those coming in on Friday, dinner will be at The Station at 7pm. Please RSVP to Gaynor Cheokas (email@example.com). Dutch treat.
There are two fun events on Saturday, May 19th: Gala Golf beginning at 10am and Brunch and Brush beginning at 10:20am.
This will be held at Camp Piney Woods
Cooks are needed at 10:30 am
Setup will be at 11:000 am
Lunch to be served at 12:00 pm
Clean up should be completed by 1 pm
Professor Annika A. Culver is Associate Professor of East Asian History at Florida State University, where she specializes in Japan and Northeast Asia-related topics. She received her doctorate from the University of Chicago, and also holds an MA in Regional Studies East Asia (RSEA) from Harvard University, and a history degree from Vassar College. As a Faculty Associate affiliated with the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience, she works towards globalizing the Institute, and leads several digitization projects on collections related to the Asia-Pacific War (1937-1945) and its aftermath, including archivization of the Oliver L. Austin Photographic Collection, which features scenes of Japan under the US Occupation from the viewpoint of a Harvard-trained ornithologist under SCAP who circulated in aristocratic Japanese circles. Dr. Culver serves as a scholar in Cohort II of the US-Japan Network for the Future, which connects academics to the foreign policy community. Previously, she taught at the University of North Carolina, Skidmore College, Beijing University, and the University of Chicago. Her research interests include Manchuria/Manchukuo, Japanese cultural imperialism, wartime politics and the arts in East Asia, propaganda/advertising, gender and consumption, Sino-Japanese relations, and US-Japan relations. In 2013, Dr. Culver was awarded the William F. Sibley Memorial Translation Prize for translating into English a Japanese leftwing writer's story about Korean independence activists in the 1920s. She has received grants and fellowships from Japan Foundation (Faculty Research Fellowship, Book Subvention), Association for Asian Studies (China and Inner Asia Council/Northeast Asia Council Research Grants, First Book Subvention), Institute for Advanced Study (Visitor Affiliation), D. Kim Foundation (Research Grant), Kajima Foundation (Book Subvention), and USIIE (Fulbright). Her recent book, Glorify the Empire: Japanese Avant-Garde Propaganda in Manchukuo (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013; Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014), won the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (SECAAS) 2015 book prize. It explores how once anti-imperialist Japanese intellectuals produced modernist works celebrating the modernity of a fascist state in occupied China--reflecting a complicated picture of complicity with, and ambivalence towards, Japan’s utopian project. Recent publications include: “Japanese Mothers and Rural Settlement in Wartime Manchukuo: Gendered Reflections of Labor and Productivity in Manshû gurafu [Manchuria Graph], 1936-1943," in Dana Cooper and Claire Phelan, eds., Motherhood and War (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, July 2014); and "Shiseidô's Empire of Beauty: Marketing Japanese Imperial Modernity in Northeast Asia. 1931-1941," in Shashi--The Journal of Japanese Business and Company History. (Autumn 2013). Forthcoming book chapters and articles feature topics related to global cultural responses to WWII, consumer advertising in Japanese newspapers during the 1937 attack on Nanking, wartime commercialization of Japanese military care packages, and propaganda imagery of Japanese rural settlement in Manchukuo. Dr. Culver is currently co-editing a volume of transnational scholarship on the literary production of multi-ethnic writers in Japanese-occupied Northeast China: Literary Perspectives on Manchukuo, 1932-1945 (University of Hong Kong Press, forthcoming 2018). She is also writing two monographs on the advertising of western consumer products produced by Japanese companies throughout the empire from the 1880s-1945, and on Dr. Austin's scientific work in postwar Korea (1945-1946) and Occupied Japan (1946-1950).
Meet at East Cobb Government Center - Open to all certified Rotary Youth Exchange volunteers in District 6900.
Thomas County Library. See Andre' Marria for details
Contact Rotarian Irene Gleason
Blood Drive will take place outside of The Plaza during this time frame.