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ROTARY CLUB OF
|Immediate Past President||Teri White|
|Foundation Chair||Kim Walden|
|Membership Chair||Ben Wilds|
|Foundation Chair||Scott Rich|
|Program Director||Al Nicholson|
|Public Image Chair||Marta Turner|
The damage from Hurricane Michael is historic, Southwest Georgia and the Florida Panhandle has many areas with extensive damage if not total destruction. I ask that all Rotary Clubs and Rotarians, please donate funds to help the needs of the folks in these areas, many who are Rotarians themselves.
We have set up a funding link on www.Rotary6900.org website where you can make donations to the 501C3 District 6900 Charity Fund either by check or by credit card. Please be sure to note on the check or in the credit card notes that this donation is specifically for “District 6900 Relief” for South Georgia or if you wish to donate to Florida Panhandle area “District 6940 Relief”.
The next step is very important,…… that District Disaster Relief Chair Thurston and I need the help of the AG’s and the Club Presidents specifically……..on the website we also provided a downloadable “Relief Application” that will need to come from and filled out by the AG’s and or Club Presidents. We must have these forms completed and returned to be able to distribute the funds.
Submit to: Disaster Relief Chair Thurston Clary email@example.com
District 6900 is the best Rotarians in the world, please help us help others in need in our Communities !
Christopher L. Oakley is vice president and regional executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Atlanta Fed's Jacksonville Branch. He is responsible for the Branch's board of directors and the Sixth District's Advisory Council on Trade and Transportation, oversees Jacksonville's economic and financial education programs, and provides regional input into the Atlanta Fed's monetary policy process.
Oakley also plays a coordinating role with the District's Regional Economic Information Network and interfaces with Atlanta-area contacts. He facilitates the District's Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council. Outside of the Bank, he is involved in a number of activities, including having roles on the Florida Council on Economic Education, the First Coast and United States Business Leadership Networks, and the JaxUSA Partnership. He is a member of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2010.
He joined the Jacksonville Branch in 1988 as a management intern in the Cash Services Department and has held various management positions, including operational and administrative oversight in cash services, payment services, and human resources. Oakley was promoted to financial services director in 1992 and then to assistant vice president in 1996. He was named assistant branch manager in 1997, vice president and branch manager in 2002, and vice president and regional executive in 2007. He was previously responsible for Branch support services, law enforcement, cash services, check processing, and check adjustments.
A native of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and raised in Dalton, Georgia, Oakley received his bachelor's degree in management and a certificate in industrial and organizational psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has also participated in the executive education curriculum at the University of Virginia and the Federal Reserve System's Senior Officer Development program.
We had a Historic week with Hurricane Michael. What I was reminded of was the importance of Gratitude.
We who survived the storm last week did not lose our homes, our community, or a family member.
We are The Lucky Ones!
We should show forth Gratitude
"Gratitude turns what we have into enough"
Let us take a moment this week and Thank the Linemen, City Worker, the Advance Teams, and the many support staff in Thomasville and Thomas County!
"Gratitude makes sense of our past, bring peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Lets be grateful and lets reach out to help those who were not as fortunate.