We are happy to welcome to our January 2017 Meetings Sam Shoemaker, the Executive Director for The Children’s Center for Hope and Healing, who has agreed to be both our speaker at the day General Meeting on January 11, 2017 at 9 a.m. and the Guild meeting on January 17, 2017 at 6: 15 p.m. He spoke to the club last year, and is truly amazing. Sam looks forward to presenting to us at both sessions. http://www.hopeandhealingga.org/
January Breakfast for General Meeting

January 11, 2017 at 9 a.m. Public Issues Members: Please see your emails from Dawn regarding sign up for breakfast items. Please let her know by Tuesday eve, January 10, 2017, what you plan on bringing. We are excited to host the January breakfast and speaker, as we discussed at our November Department Meeting at El Rio, and we appreciate those who have responded to the emails. Thanks!

Georgia Burn Foundation

Bring any pocket or loose change to the meetings each month! We are collecting change for the GA Burn Foundation. We know you have seen our wonderful firefighters collecting change in their boots along major intersections around the county. The pocket change we collect at the meetings helps them with this drive. Thanks to your generosity ladies, we have donated over $100 to this great organization! http://www.gfbf.org/
In addition, Lisa is collecting cases of bottle water to take to our Firefighters. You can bring donations to day or Guild meetings (to Dawn). Please contact Lisa at 770-337-7626 for additional information for drop off.

Donations for Veterans

Lisa Lewis is coordinating donations of toiletries for both men and women veterans. They are in dire need of daily living toiletries, including feminine hygiene products ). Please contact Lisa at 770-337-7626 or via lewis_800@comcast.net for additional information.

Special Olympics Forsyth County

**Volunteers are desperately needed for Special Olympics Forsyth Annual Spring Games
Date: Friday, March 31st, 2017
Location: Forsyth Central High School Track and Field
Time: 8 AM (check-in) to 1 PM

Volunteer Assignments and information will be sent out via email by March 22nd.
Optional T-shirt pick up is scheduled for March 21st from 4 PM to 6 PM—Dawn will pick them up for SWC ladies.
Please send to Dawn by February 11, your name, email address and T-Shirt Size (Men Sizes), so she can get our SWC ladies signed up to volunteer by February 13, 2017. This is our Public Issues big event of the year, and we appreciate all who can join us—it’s a great time, and a fun way to get your hours! Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or older.