Category: Leadership

Savannah Man Elected National President of AMBUCS

Savannah Man Elected National President of AMBUCS
Kevin Sheehan to Serve as President of the Nationwide Organization

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kevin Sheehan, a local businessman and former president of Savannah AMBUCS, was elected to serve as president for the National AMBUCS organization during their recent convention in Osage Beach, Mo. Sheehan’s term, which began in October, runs for one year.

AMBUCS is such a wonderful organization, making a real difference in the lives of individuals in so many ways, and I am honored to serve on the national level,” said Sheehan.

Kevin Sheehan of AMBUCS

Kevin Sheehan

The National organization was founded as American Business Clubs, a membership organization dedicated to helping people with different abilities. In 1961, the organization shortened it to AMBUCS. The club now has more than 5,000 members in 159 chapters in 35 states. The non-profit’s mission is to create mobility and independence for people with disabilities.

Since 1955, the National organization has donated $8.8 million in scholarships to students pursuing physical, occupational and speech therapy degrees; donated almost 30,000 three-wheel bicycles, known as amtrykes, for children and adults who cannot ride regular bicycles; and coordinated a variety of community service projects to raise funds and awareness for the organization.

To learn more, visit https://www.ambucs.org/. For more information on the local organization, visit https://savannahambucs.com

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Local Rotary Announces 2018 Group Study Exchange Team to Travel to India in January

Local Rotary Announces 2018 Group Study Exchange Team to Travel to India in January
The local district of Rotary has selected seven members for its Group Study Exchange (GSE) team to travel to Hyderabad, India in mid-January 2018.

(SAVANNAH, HINESVILLE, JESUP) Rotary District 6920, located in southeast Georgia, is sending a Group Study Exchange (GSE) team to Hyderabad, India in early 2018.

John Neely, Past District Governor and Savannah East Rotary Club member, has been designated as the group’s team leader. “I’m thrilled to lead this outstanding group of individuals to India come January,” said Neely. “Each one of us is excited to partake in Rotary’s motto of ‘Service Above Self.’”

During the month-long trip, team members will stay in Rotarian’s homes, attend Rotary Club meetings, have vocational days, visit Rotary-sponsored humanitarian projects and tour cultural sites. Members will also participate in Polio National Immunization Day, as the eradication of polio is one of Rotary’s largest missions.

Neely will be joined by four of the following team members that are undergoing training for the trip:

Brigitte Shanken, Assistant Governor and Hinesville Rotary Club member.
Joey Darley, member of the Jesup Rotary Club.
Jasmine Head, of Savannah.
Cari Phelps, Metro Savannah Rotary Club member.
Lisa Grove, member of the Savannah Rotary Club.
Jose Dacruz, member of the Savannah East Rotary Club.

The remaining two members will be designated as alternates.

A team from District 3150 in India will travel through our District 6920 in April and attend the District Conference in Jekyll Island. Clubs wanting the India team to visit their communities should contact GSE Co-Chairs Justin Godchaux or Andy Lohn.

To apply for the GSE, individuals’ applications were solicited, and applicants were interviewed by Neely and the GSE Committee. It is anticipated that a team will travel again next year to Sri Lanka.

To learn more about Rotary District 6920, please visit: http://www.rotarydistrict6920.net/ Follow the 6920 team on Facebook at Rotary District 6920 GSE Team.

2018 Group Study Exchange Team

From left to right: Cari Phelps, Lisa Grove, Jasmine Head, Brigitte Shanken, John Neely, Jose Dacruz, Joey Darley

About Rotary District 6920
District 6920 consists of 62 clubs with a membership of over 3,200 members scattered throughout southeast Georgia to include Macon, Augusta, Valdosta, Brunswick, Camden, Tift, and Savannah.

About Rotary International
Rotary International is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Our guiding principles have been the foundation of our values: service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. For more information, please visit https://www.rotary.org/

Savannah Jaycees Celebrate 75th Anniversary

Savannah Jaycees Celebrate 75th Anniversary

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees have announced plans for their 75th Anniversary Gala set for Saturday, Oct. 21, in the ballroom in the Embassy Suites Hotel, 605 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Guests will enjoy live music, dinner and dancing.

As part of the event, the organization will present its Distinguished Service Award. This award was an annual tradition of the Savannah Jaycees for a number of years as a way to recognize a local resident who went above and beyond to embody the Jaycees creed “Service to Humanity is the Best Work of Life.”

Savannah Jaycees

Savannah Jaycees

“For the past 75 years, the Savannah Jaycees have played a role in building a stronger community through professional development, community service and educational efforts,” said Jaycees president Cynthia Wright. “We have a rich history and a long list of accomplishments to highlight during this anniversary celebration.”

In the 1950s, the Jaycees were one of the main supporters of the city council-city manager form of government that Savannah has today and played an integral role in the installation of voting booths throughout Chatham County.

In the ‘60s, the group spearheaded efforts to build the Savannah Civic Center and raised funds for the Kicklighter School and Chatham Nursing home among other projects. The group, along with the U.S. Marine Corps and the Savannah Fire Department also launched the local version of the Marines’ Toys for Tots program.

In the ’70s, they held the “Jaycees Forum” on local television, as well as a weekly “High School Quiz Bowl” telecast. In the ’80s, the Jaycees raised almost $50,000 for the renovation of the Forsyth Park fountain.

More recently, the organization initiated the Leadership NOW program, a lecture series featuring prominent members of Savannah sharing insights on leadership, management and professional skills. The Savannah Jaycees also organized the annual Charity Date Night Auction, the Mayoral Forum, the Surging Forward Community Picnic after Hurricane Matthew and “Done in a Day” projects. This year, they also launched the Junior Jaycees Program for area middle school students.

The public is invited to participate in the 75th Anniversary Gala to join the Jaycees in their celebration of past accomplishments.

“This is a way for us to honor our alumni’s efforts, brag on our current members’ projects and look forward to what the future will bring,” said Wright.

The gala will be held in the ballroom of the Embassy Suites at 6 p.m. This event is black tie optional. Tickets for the event are $40 and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/savannah-jaycee-75th-diamond-anniversary-gala-tickets-37148480104?aff=es2

Sponsorship opportunities are available to support the organization’s diamond anniversary and include tickets to the gala. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, email savannahjaycees@gmail.com.

For more information on the Savannah Jaycees or to become a sponsor of the gala, visit http://savannahjaycees.com

ABOUT THE SAVANNAH JAYCEES
The Savannah Jaycees is a nonprofit organization of young professionals, between the ages of 21 to 40, whose mission is to inspire leadership development through community involvement. The Savannah Jaycees have been an organization since 1942 and are celebrating their 75th anniversary this year. Among the Savannah Jaycees’ projects were the installation of voting booths throughout Chatham County, spearheading efforts to build the Civic Center, helping to build the Kicklighter School and Chatham Nursing Home, founding Toys for Tots with the Marines and the fire department, renovating the Forsyth Fountain and creating Jaycees Park on Tybee Island. The United States Jaycees was founded in 1920 with a vision to be the leading global network of active young citizens. To learn more, visit http://savannahjaycees.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/savannah.jaycees

Leadership Southeast Georgia Class of 2017 Provides “Hands Up” Scholarship for Three Regional Technical College Students

Leadership Southeast Georgia Class of 2017 Provides “Hands Up” Scholarship for Three Regional Technical College Students

(HINESVILLE, GA) Members of the 2017 class of Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) provided a “hands up” scholarship for three worthy regional technical college students recently.

The Class raised $500.00 to help two students from Savannah Technical College in the areas of aviation and accounting and one student from Ogeechee Tech in the area of nursing have the necessary funds they needed to continue their course work. Without this assistance, each one of these students would have had to drop out of school until they could raise the necessary funds to cover tuition and fees.

“It is not surprising members of this class stepped up and decided to give a hand up to students who needed assistance. It’s amazing how just a little bit of help makes such a great impact,” said Ruel Joyner, LSEGA Chairman.

Dr. Kathy Love, who was present at LSEGA’s 2017 graduation presentations, thanked the class on behalf of the students. “I know these students will never get the chance to personally thank each of you, but on behalf of Ogeechee Tech and Savannah Technical College, thank you so much for your generosity. Your efforts will make a difference.”

For more information about Leadership Southeast Georgia, please visit lsega.com.

The Leadership Southeast Georgia Class of 2017

The Leadership Southeast Georgia Class of 2017

 

ABOUT LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
Leadership Southeast Georgia is a 501c3 regional five-month program designed to equip and empower community leaders to effectively work promoting positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal region, which includes Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, and Screven Counties. The class spends one weekend a month traveling to surrounding counties to learn about the impact of local issues such as healthcare, education, economic development and transportation. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/

CONTACT
Lee Beckmann
Leadership Southeast Georgia
LBECKMANN@gaports.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9075
carriagetradepr.com

Local singles were auctioned off to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction.

Photos from the Savannah Jaycees 2017 Charity Date Night Auction

The Savannah Jaycees held its fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction on Thursday, July 20 at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Eligible bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities, including the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire, Reed House, Art Rise Savannah, Blessings in a Bookbag, One Love Animal Rescue and Savannah Jaycees.

Photo Credit: McKenzie Burnsed

Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos.

Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos.

Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos.

Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos.Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos. Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos

 

Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos.

 

 

Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos.

Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos.

Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos.

 

Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local bachelors and bachelorettes were auctioned off with date packages to benefit six local charities at the Savannah Jaycees fourth annual Charity Date Night Auction at Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE SAVANNAH JAYCEES
The Savannah Jaycees is a nonprofit organization of young professionals, between the ages of 21 to 40, whose mission is to inspire leadership development through community involvement. The Savannah Jaycees have been an organization since 1942 and are celebrating their 75th Anniversary this year. Among the Savannah Jaycees’ most notable projects were the installation of voting booths throughout Chatham County, spearheading efforts to build the Civic Center, helping to build the Kicklighter School and Chatham Nursing Home, founding Toys-for-Tots with the Marines and the fire department, renovating the Forsyth Fountain, and creating Jaycees Park on Tybee Island. The United States Jaycees was founded in 1920 with vision is to be the leading global network of active young citizens. To learn more, visit http://savannahjaycees.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/savannah.jaycees?ref=br_tf

CONTACT
LeAndrea Mikell
Savannah Jaycees
VP of Communications
leandreamikell@yahoo.com
843.783.3042

 

Mark Howard to Present “Avoiding the 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make Regarding Retirement” to Savannah Jaycees

Mark Howard to Present “Avoiding the 3 Biggest Retirement Mistakes”

(Savannah, GA) Mark Howard, President and founder of Howard Financial Group, will be the featured speaker at The Savannah Jaycees meeting on Tuesday, August 1st. Open networking will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the program will run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Savannah Jaycees’ headquarters, located at 101 Atlas Street.

Howard will present “Avoiding the 3 Biggest Retirement Mistakes” during the Jaycees August gathering as a part of their “Leadership Now” series. Attendees will learn:

· How to earn consistent returns in today’s economy

· What “true diversification” is.

· The hidden costs of the most common form of investments.

Howard has over 25 years experience in the financial services industry. He is recognized as an expert on Retirement Income Planning and has been featured many times on news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Barron’s Magazine, South Magazine, AM 750 WSB, AM 1290 WTKS and Savannah Morning News.

In 2014, Howard founded Howard Financial Group, which is headquartered in Savannah. His firm focuses on strategies to grow their clients’ retirement dollars while taking less risk. “We specialize in protection of principle, providing a reasonable rate of return over time, and keeping things simple for our clients”, said Howard.

Howard Financial Group services clients from all over the country, many that are recognizable names from the world of sports, entertainment and politics.

Last year, Howard and his firm were chosen to be a part of Advisors Excel, an elite group of financial advisors nationwide that were recently highlighted in the New York Times bestseller Money: Master the Game, written by Tony Robbins.

“From our work helping thousands of families and individuals from all walks of life prepare and transition into retirement, I’m able to give a unique perspective into what works and what doesn’t,” said Howard. “I hope to share some timely information with this group of young business professionals and area leaders to help them avoid the same mistakes so many others have made.”

For further information, or to register, visit the Savannah Jaycees web site at http://savannahjaycees.com/savannah-jaycees-leadership-now-series/ or visit them on facebook at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savannah.jaycees/

For more information on Howard Financial Group, visit www.howardfinancialgroup.com or call 912-777-6944.

MORE INFORMATION ON THE SAVANNAH JAYCEES
The Savannah Jaycees is a nonprofit organization of young professionals, between the ages of 21 to 40, whose mission is to inspire leadership development through community involvement. The Savannah Jaycees have been an organization since 1942 and are celebrating their 75th Anniversary this year. Among the Savannah Jaycees’ most notable projects were the installation of voting booths throughout Chatham County, spearheading efforts to build the Civic Center, helping to build the Kicklighter School and Chatham Nursing Home, founding Toys-for-Tots with the Marines and the fire department, renovating the Forsyth Fountain, and creating Jaycees Park on Tybee Island. The United States Jaycees was founded in 1920 with vision is to be the leading global network of active young citizens. To learn more, visit http://savannahjaycees.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/savannah.jaycees?ref=br_tf

Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912-665-0005
info@crussomarketing.com

Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc.
912-844-9990
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com