BG Noon Rotary Announces Upcoming Meeting Plans, Programs, Speakers and Topics
Date(s): 3/5/2014, 3/12/2014, 3/19/2014, 3/26/2014
Bowling Green Country Club
March 5, 2014: Lindsey Filiatreau, Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, Masters in Public Health from the University of Ghana - Lindsey is a native of Bardstown, Kentucky where she lived until leaving to attend college at Western Kentucky University. During her undergraduate career she studied Biology, Chemistry and Leadership Studies while working at the Peer Tutoring Center and teaming up with a group of friends to found WKU’s first chapter of Americans for Informed Democracy. During this time Lindsey was also lucky enough to travel to Kasigau, Kenya on two separate occasions, during which she developed and fostered a passion for travel, cultural immersion, and civic engagement. Upon graduation, Lindsey received a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to continue her studies in Accra, Ghana where she would pursue a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Ghana, Legon. During her stay in Accra, Lindsey was able to complete her MPH, along with her thesis research on factors influencing HIV testing and counseling uptake. While away she also maintained involvement in the Rotary Club of Accra Airport and the club’s activities. Lindsey has recently returned from her travels and is currently living in Indianapolis, Indiana where she is working as an HIV Tester and Counselor in Indiana’s largest AIDS Service Organization.
March 12, 2014: Kids on the Block - David Cisneros, Executive Director, A native of Southern California, David graduated high school in 1974. He joined the military and retired from the U. S. Army with 21 years of service. He is a former airborne paratrooper and drill sergeant. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Eastern Kentucky University and a Master of Science degree in education from Indiana University. He taught 8th grade language arts in Carroll County KY and Bowling Green Jr. High School and retired from teaching in 2013. In September of 2013 he accepted the position of Executive Director of Kids on the Block.
Ashley Reynolds, Development Director, A native of Bowling Green, Ashley is a graduate of Bowling Green High School and Western Kentucky University. She became Development Director of Kids on the Block in January of 2013, planning all fundraisers and writing grants for the organization. She also serves on the boards of Bowling Green Junior Woman's Club, South Central Kentucky Crime Stoppers, The Houchens Center, and serves as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). She is very passionate about making Bowling Green a better place for all people to live, especially children.
March 17, 2014: Chad Young, WKCT Sports. "Billion Dollar Bracketology" - Chad is in his tenth year broadcasting high school sports on News/Talk 93 WKCT and his fifth year as the “Voice of the Gators.” The Connersville, Indiana native began covering area high school football and basketball for the Bowling Green Daily News while he was a student at WKU, where he received a degree in Print Journalism. Chad is the program director at WKCT-AM and has hosted the afternoon talk show “Drive Time” since 1999.
March 25, 2014: Stephanie Semrick with BG 26.2. Stephanie is currently the Secretary of the Auburn Rotary Club in Auburn, KY. She is the Nursing Home Administrator at Auburn Health Care and was named Kentucky's Outstanding Administrator by LeadingAge in 2012. She also serves on the Auburn Senior Advisory Board. A believer in living a healthy lifestyle, she agreed to take an active role as PR Director for BG26.2 which is the organization that created the annual BG 26.2 and Half Marathon. The proceeds from the race benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and has now become a Boston Qualifier.
Members of the news media are cordially invited to attend these meetings, enjoy lunch and hear and interview the speaker as time allows.
Lifetree Cafe - "Why Do Bad Things Keep Happening?"
State Street United Methodist Church, Bowling Green, Ky
An hour of stories and conversation to feed your soul. Remaining hopeful while facing difficulties will be discussed.
Cindy Bright at 270-842-8171
SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY COMMUNITY BLUEPRINT MEETINGS
2:00PM - 3:00 PM
WKU ALIVE CENTER 1818 US31W BYPASS
This is an “ALL Call”; To those who are Veterans; those who wish to Help Veterans, Know Veterans, or simply what to support a good cause. All walks of life are welcome at our meetings. We believe everyone has something to contribute.
COME JOIN US AT THE
SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY COMMUNITY BLUEPRINT MEETINGS
The Community Blueprint (CB) program provides practices that provide a framework for communities to produce positive, measurable support for veterans, military members and their families.
The Community Blueprint's goal is to assist public and private sectors in working effectively together to addressing veterans and veteran family’s needs.
In 2011 Points of Light, the nation’s leading volunteer organization became a leading advocate for Community Blueprint. The PoL and the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) are working together to promote this important program. In 2012 our MOAA, Cumberland Trace Chapter, accepted the challenge to implement a CB in the Bowling Green, KY/BRADD area.
As a result the Pol and MOAA working together we have gained a full time CB supporter/organizer in the Barren River Area Development District (BRADD).
Robert Wilson (GySgt. USMC Ret.). “Gunny” as he is known is our Veterans Leader Corps Member (VLC). His Job is to assist in identifying and gathering resources to better serve our veterans.