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.
Rev. Lloyd Dees of Effingham County has been named the chairman of the Coastal Regional Commission's Area Agency on Aging. Rev. Dees' post is a two-year term. At the April 28 first quarterly meeting of the AAA, director Dionne Lovett discussed the outcome of three General Assembly bills that affect Georgia seniors. Two passed and another will take additional advocacy efforts for the next session.
Before an audience that filled nearly every available seat in the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium, Effingham Community Orchestra presented its "The Americans" concert May 3. The concert featured several patriotic pieces and included many other selections, all by American composers.
He goes by Father Martino, in homage to St. Martin de Porres, who dedicated his life to working with the poor and seeking harmony. The Rev. Nguyen Thong Ba, in reality, is a Vietnamese immigrant who offered his never-ending gratitude for the American servicemembers who fought and died in his homeland decades ago.