Gail Whitehead, Effingham County elections supervisor, told the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about the many and varied duties of the Election Commission. Detailed work assures that every eligible vote counts during elections, but there is year-round work to register and maintain voter records. A recent budget cut will delay plans to provide additional early voting locations in the county.
The American Cancer Society Memorial Service was held Nov. 2 in Springfield at the Effingham County Board of Education Auditorium. The new memorial plaques will be permanently displayed in Effingham Hospital within a few weeks.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - The season of giving continues in Georgia's hunting circles this weekend with a local opportunity to donate to Georgia's Hunters for the Hungry program. Lamar Q. Ball Jr Raptor Center at Georgia Southern University will accept donations of field-dressed deer Nov. 15-16 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
On Nov. 13, beginning at 1:30 p.m., the FORCE steering committee (composed of Lisa Bush, Janice Mydell, Glenda King, Elaine Spencer and Bonnie Dixon) will "go to new heights" to help raise food for the pantries by climbing onto the roof top of a local business and staying there until 1,000-canned food items have been collected and brought to the designated location.
Jeff Kublin, Rotary International assistant district governor for District 6920, speaks to The Rotary Club of Effingham County about the Rotary International Foundation. Rotary's worldwide goal of eradicating polio is aided by the $1 million matching grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Incidences of polio are still found in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Nigeria.
Victoria Ten Broeck with the American Cancer Society told the Sunrise Rotary Club about all the services provided by the ACS. In addition to a great volume of cancer research, the ACS provides local services including education for the public and support for cancer patients. Their toll free number is 1-800-ACS-2345.