Grade Career Fair
Partners in Education 8th Grade Fair has
been around since 1999 and so has Renee. She
has been the Director since 2008.
Partners in Education (PIE), a
not-for-profit organization established in
1983, create partnerships between the
Decatur Macon County business community and
its schools. Governed by a coalition of
leaders from business, industry, education,
government and community, PIE identifies and
implements projects that promote educational
excellence in preparing students for the
world of work. In 2008, the Richland
Community College Board of Trustees voted
and approved Partners in Education as a
program of Richland Community College.
Funding for PIE comes from local businesses,
foundations and individuals. This support
enables staff to provide an ongoing business
presence within the education community.
Any business person or individual is
Partners in Education has other Programs and
activities too numerous to mention. Two of
them are the Youth Leadership Institute and
the Decatur Area College & Career Fair.
The whole idea of the 8th Grade Fair is to
spark interest in students of all the
occupations available so they can better
plan their academic lives in high school. To
accomplish this there will be seven clusters
each with six occupations. The students will
move every fifteen minutes. The clusters are
Health & Human Services, Agriculture,
Architecture & Construction, Business
Management, and Manufacturing,
The dates of the 8th Grade Fair are January
6, 7, 8 and the 16. They are expecting 1500
students from the area. See Announcements
section for more information on volunteering
Today we had 97 members, 1 Kiwanis guest, and 1
speaker for a total of 99.
asked those who helped with the Angel Tree to
stand and thanked them.
also announced that the Golden K would be having
a birthday party for Kiwanis January 21, 2015.
She also mentioned that Kiwanis International
had authorized an official commemorative
birthday short sleeve shirt with your name on it
that she could order for $20.00.
only new name on the list is
who has had surgery on his shoulder.
The rest of you stay
healthy, happy and good looking.
First place winner was
and second place went to
KIWANIAN OF THE MONTH
Mike started by having us call “Hey, Jim!”
on the count of three. He knew
would be in the entry room counting money and
unable hear him. In the month of November Jim
spent a lot of time with the Dove Recycling
Program, the Good Samaritan Inn and regular GK
volunteering including being the club
Treasurer. Congratulations, Jim!
GOLDEN K INFORMATION
Cheryl said that
she, Gary Sickbert,
helped the ATT Pioneers fitting shoes at the Pay
Less Shoe Store last Thursday. We will have the
clip boards on the tables to record your
Dove is in need of donations to continue the
coupon clipping program for military families
overseas. It cost $15.90 to send a box of
coupons overseas. G.K will continue to collect
coupons. If you would like to donate see me.
of the Early Birds was our Kiwanis guest today.
said the Salvation Bell ringing is coming up
this weekend (12/12-13.) and he still needs a
few more Ringers. We are going to have a
Republican Congressman at South Shores Kroger
store from 1:30 to 2:30pm. Be sure and wear your
Kiwanis gear. See him if you can help.
I am so glad that
was able to be here today and explain a little
more about the scope of this project. We have
about half of the volunteers she needs for the
8th Grade Career Fair. She asked for 14 on
January 6, 7, 8, and 16 at Richland Community
College. They are having their annual 8th Grade
Career Fair and need volunteers on each of those
days to guide students from one class room to
another from 8:30am until noon. Volunteers are
also asked to meet with the Career Fair
Coordinator on Monday, January 5 at 10:00am in
the Schrodt Health Education Center. She will
show us the rooms we will cover.
said that next week is pretty much filled with
Salvation Army’s Toy Distributions Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday and the Food Distribution on
said to those of you working at the Good
Samaritan, the date is December 22 not December
Maggie was tired of her husband Seamus coming home drunk
and decided to scare him straight. One dark night she
put on a devil costume and hid behind a tree to confront
him. As Seamus staggered by she jumped out with her red
horns, long tail and pitchfork.
--who are you?—Seamus slurred.
--I am the devil—Maggie screamed.
--well come on home with me—Seamus said
--I married your sister.
Children say the darndest things—
--Now who can spell the word straight--the third grade
teacher asked her students.
-S-T-R-A-I-G-H-T—answered a boy in the third row.
--great job—said the teacher—do you know what it means?—
--the boy answered—without ice.
During a fire drill at the pre-school center the teacher
asked—what would you do if I accidentally started a fire
on the stove and your lunch was burning?—
One of the five year olds knew and said—I wouldn’t eat
A salesman rang the bell of a suburban house and the
door was opened by a nine year old boy puffing on a long
black cigar. Trying to hide his amazement the salesman
blurted out—Is your Mother home?—
The boy took the cigar out of his mouth, flicked some
ashes on the carpet and asked--What do you think?