In our professional lives, many of us are responsible for hiring or training new employees to bring them up to speed as fast as possible!  Why do we think Rotary should be any different?  We introduce people to Rotary and get new members, but then assume that their ‘sponsor’ is doing all of the work to get them up to speed to “All Things Rotary”!  Our Membership Director, Holly Davanzo, has kicked off a new program for our club this year with our “Fireside Gatherings”.  This is a time for old / new / prospective members to come together and share information on ourselves, why we joined Rotary and even more important why we have stayed in Rotary! 
We had a great time tonight (although it was a little warm by the ‘fireside”)!  We had a prospective member in attendance and several Rotarians that have been in the club for 10+ years and just as many that are still ‘new’ as they have been in less than 2 years!  We learned that Jessica is a classical pianist (pretty sure we convinced her to perform at our Christmas party)!  We learned that Tim delivered newspapers as his first job.  Amy prefers college sports over professional.  Holly was a professional ice-skater (and a laminating master).  Patti’s hometown was a suburb outside of Chicago.  Steve gave us a few plyo push-ups!  JD is definitely a ‘night’ person versus a morning person!  Joel is from the south and thus a Coke person versus Pepsi!  Fran’s dream car is a Porsche.  LeAnn’s favorite emoji is a purple heart.  And Mandy’s favorite movie is Top Gun!
Can’t wait to have our next social outing to introduce more prospective members to our Rotarians!

With help from PTC Rotary and PTC Rotaract members, our club was able to donate another set of back packs to Path to Shine, a mentoring and tutoring program for elementary school children in Georgia.Their purpose is to provide the academic and social support to encourage children to thrive in school and build self-confidence to achieve their dreams.

This was an awesome opportunity to do a service project with our new Rotaract Club. Rotarians donated money and items and the Rotaract Club purchased the backpacks and packed them for the donation to be given to Path to Shine.

Pictured are Rotaract Secretary / Public Image Kellie Benton, Rotaract President and Rotary Community Service Director, Azell Francis, Rotaract Vice President / Treasurer Brooke Benton and Path to Shine Executive Director, Leslie-Ann Drake.


Located just off of highway 54 in Fayetteville, Georgia, you will find a local charity striving to make a difference in the lives of Georgia’s foster care children. With a mission to “strengthen children in foster care and empower the families who care for them,” Bloom Our Youth seeks to achieve this goal by providing these children and families with basic necessities. Necessities range from clothing, shoes, baby gear, books, and even stuffed animals. Anything to help make a difficult life transition for our state’s youngest a little less painful.
As summer approaches its end, basic necessities now come in the form of school supplies. If you are a parent or a teacher, you know this can become costly. Thankfully, Bloom had friends that were ready and willing to help. Rotary International, an international service organization with over 1.2 million members, has six areas of focus. One of which is the support of education. The Peachtree City Rotary Club recently partnered with Bloom to help do just that. With the needs identified by Bloom, the Peachtree City Rotary Club was able to purchase back-to-school backpacks, with all supplies, for over 60 foster care children. Whether kids go back to school in person or learn virtually from home, 60 more kids have the necessities they need to help them succeed.
In a time when everything in the world feels so uncertain, when it feels like we take one step forward just to take two steps back, there is something comforting in knowing there are those who are still striving to provide service above self.
Past District Governor Bob Hagan and wife Carol joined us for the induction ceremony of 2020-2021 President Steve Ivory and wife Anna Ivory.  We are so excited to see what this year holds under Steve's leadership!

Rotaract Club of Peachtree City partnered with Rotary Club PTC to donate food to the Real Life Center. We are happy to serve our community and place #ServiceAboveSelf.

“Real Life Center was formed to walk alongside those in Fayette and Coweta counties who are experiencing unexpected difficulties encountered in real life such as job loss, health issues, death or divorce (and especially now due to Covid-19). They support 1200+ active families annually and distribute ~600,000 pounds of food to local families in need. Real Life Center also donated almost 12,000 articles of clothing, distributed almost 17,000 lbs of produce grown in the RLC Orchard and Garden and hosted 48 educational courses to help people get back on their food. Volunteers provided almost 20,000 hours of service. “Neighbor helping neighbor, working together to make a difference.”

Thanks to Midwest Food Bank for allowing our club to coordinate the gift of these nutritious Tender Mercies meals. This pallet of product will provide over 5000 servings to help those with food insecurities in our local community! Equally exciting was our first in-person Rotary event in 8 weeks (even with our 6ft social distancing)! It was good to spend time with the 20-21 board at our strategy planning session! Looking forward to being able to do more projects like this in the coming year! 
Pictured L-R:  JD (VP), Adam (Pres-elect), Patti K (Sec), Steve (President), Holly (Membership), Mandy (Club Admin), Amy (Treas), JOel (Foundation), Azell (CommServ), DeAnna (PI), Donna (NewGen), Rick (SgtatArms)
August 2020
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The Loft at Due South
302 Clover Reach
Peachtree City, GA 30269-1428
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