Effingham County School Superintendent Randy Shearouse, right, congratulates Vivian Lawson and Becky Truluck during the Effingham Sunrise Rotary meeting on Tuesday morning. Lawson and Truluck presented the members with a presentation on the benefits and successes of the "Work-based Learning Program" in Effingham County.
Vivian Lawson, coordinator at Effingham County High School, and Becky Truluck, coordinator at South Effingham High School, discussed the Effingham County school system's work-based learning program with the Effingham County Rotary Club.
Club President Karen Tanksley inducts Ramona Lovett, principal of Ebenezer Middle School, into the Effingham County Rotary Club, as Dr. Mark Winters, her Rotary sponsor, joins Tanksley in welcoming Lovett.
On Saturday, Effingham Women in Business hosted a Women's Expo. Businesses represented at the event were Teach Right, Effingham Hospital, New York Life, Magnolia, Premier Designs Jewelry, Liberty National, Joann's Florist, Sheila's Cakes, Ever After, Mary Kay and Fireflies.
Effingham Sunrise Rotary member Joe Tallent thanks his boss, Effingham Hosptial Chief Executive Officer Norma Jean Morgan, for her presentation on the successes, challenges and changes of the hospital that affect patient care at the facility. Effingham Hospital was recognized as being the 2007 Hospital of the Year according to HomeTown Health, LLC for Rural Hospitals.
Scott Hinson was inducted into membership of the Effingham Sunrise Rotary at the club's Aug. 26 meeting. President Bonnie Dixon conducted the ceremony. Ace Herring and Billy Dasher sponsored Hinson's membership.
Butch Kieffer and Gussie Nease shared with the Effingham Rotary Sunrise Club, their passion for the Springfield Revitalization Corporation project to restore the Mars Theatre in downtown Springfield. Work has begun but community involvement will be required to bring the historic building back to its past glory. The vision goes beyond restoration to providing a venue for cultural entertainment for Effingham County.