New member Coco
Montgomery (center) was inducted and congratulated by
Historian, and Aaron Justice,
Guest speaker Nathan
Baker spoke to the membership about the challenges of growing up
how technology has
assisted the blind in overcoming many of those challenges.
New member Charles
Gilbert (left) was inducted and congratulated by George Cate,
and Aaron Justice,
David Meador (with
his wife, Connie),
inspirational speaker, current US Blind Golf Association
and author of Broken Eyes, Unbroken Spirit spoke
to the membership about how the challenges he has faced
in his life since being blinded at age 18 have provided him
with the gifts of focus, energy and discipline.
Bari Watson (left),
Director of External Relations for Metro Ministries
Cliff Treadway (right,
with Bari and Aaron Justice, President),
Director of Marketing for Metro Ministries
introduced the members to Metro Ministries, an international
Christian non-profit serving children throughout
New York City and in urban centers around the world. The
newly created Nashville office
will serve as a source of information about the program and how
to become involved.
Civitans were treated to
but TWO GREAT SPEAKERS!
Bob Hyde (left), Vice
President/Community Relations for the Titansand Mike Servais (right),
Executive Director of
Marketing and Development for
Salvation Army Nashville Command shared the podium and lots of spirited
their respective organizations!
Mike spoke about his own family's history and commitment to the Salvation
Army. He firmly believes that "a little victory can go a long way in
any life" and works tirelessly to provide opportunities for those victories
through the Salvation Army's many programs. Bob spoke about the many
community connections and partnerships that
he is honored to facilitate
through his work for and with the Titans. He also encouraged members
to support 10 statewide charitable organizations and the Tennessee Arts
Commission by purchasing a Titan's license plate. Both men were
especially pleased by their organizations' joint efforts to "Bring Fun to
Families." And YES, DEFINITELY, our club will continue its many year
tradition of ringing bells this December for the Salvation Army!
Secretary (and webmaster) Anne Brunette introduces
the membership to our revised website.
(But I think she's really smiling because she was
able to share her Call Me, Maybe video
with a captive audience... you kind of had to be
Kathryn E. Darden for Examiner.com. Used