Partnership To Honor Retired And Senior Volunteers At Appreciation Luncheon

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Partnership for Families, Children and Adults will honor over 100 retired and senior volunteers at an RSVP Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, April 27, at 12 p.m. at the Chattanooga Marriott. One volunteer alone, Faye Blevins, served 823 hours at the Ladies of Charity Greater Good Thrift Store.

In total for 2017, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program had 230 volunteers who served a total of 25,908 hours. The total value of their wage for hours served was $521,602.

 

A growing body of research says that volunteering improves both mental and physical health. There is also evidence that volunteering improves physical strength. In observance of Volunteer Appreciation Week, there is no better time than now to thank our community’s older adults who spend their time giving back to our city and improving their own health at the same time.

 

The Partnership will be represented by CEO Pam Ladd, COO Regina McDevitt, director of grants and Publications Karen Murphy, director of Elder Services Christina St. Germaine, Elder Services Office Manager Margie Schleenbaker and RSVP Program Director Joyce Lloyd.


Upcoming Obedience Classes At The Obedience Club Of Chattanooga

Chattanooga's First Petcentric Art Show Is Friday

Mike St. Charles Named 2019 United Way Campaign Chair


The Obedience Club of Chattanooga's next session of Obedience, Rally, Agility, Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog Classes for puppies and dogs will begin on Monday, May 6. "Sign up online ... (click for more)

Pep Pop, a one-of-a-kind party focused on man's best friend, will showcase the best of the area's pet artists and will benefit McKamey Animal Center. Chattanooga's first petcentric art show will ... (click for more)

United Way of Greater Chattanooga has named Mike St. Charles the 2019 Campaign chair. Mr. St. Charles will lead a volunteer Campaign Cabinet and United Way staff as they work toward fundraising ... (click for more)


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Upcoming Obedience Classes At The Obedience Club Of Chattanooga

The Obedience Club of Chattanooga's next session of Obedience, Rally, Agility, Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog Classes for puppies and dogs will begin on Monday, May 6. "Sign up online at occclub.org or come to Orientation and Open House to register on Sunday, May 5 between 2-3 p.m., without your dog," officials said. "Please bring your dog's current shot records." Members ... (click for more)

Chattanooga's First Petcentric Art Show Is Friday

Pep Pop, a one-of-a-kind party focused on man's best friend, will showcase the best of the area's pet artists and will benefit McKamey Animal Center. Chattanooga's first petcentric art show will be held Friday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at 5 Points Northshore. Guests will be able to peruse pet art for sale, sample hors d'oeuvres from Beast & Barrel, and enjoy complimentary adult ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Walker County Commissioner Announces Erlanger Debt Will Be Paid In Full In Current Tax Cycle

Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield said on Wednesday that the county will pay off its $8.7 million debt to Erlanger Health System within the current tax cycle. The announcement was made on Walker County's Facebook page and can be found here . The debt was incurred during the prior administration of Commissioner Bebe Heiskell, when she backed $10 million of an infusion ... (click for more)

Littlefield Proposes Using Portion Of Hotel/Motel Tax Funds To Operate New Homeless Shelter

Former Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield is proposing that the city and county take $1 million each from the hotel/motel tax to operate a new homeless center. Mr. Littlefield told members of the County Commission on Wednesday that he believes it would be a justified use of the hotel/motel funds because restaurant and hotel operators often complain that homeless people are disturbing ... (click for more)

Opinion

How Can City, WWTA Get Away With Chronic Sewage Discharges Onto Our Streets?

A wastewater or service utility is simply a defined service in exchange for a fee. What if I pay a utility fee in exchange for a defined service, and the utility fails to deliver the service as agreed? As an example, I pay a private solid waste collection service to collect, transport, and dispose of garbage. Municipalities also operate waste collection and disposal. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Maddy’s Bigger Victory

There are two things that I suspect I am far better-versed than you are. The first is that after a half-century as an unquenchable student, my list of the greatest athletes in the history of UT athletics is better than yours. Oh, you can get the record books, the stat sheets, and an easy-to-find list of victories and do right well. But my edge is that I know what it took, the back-story, ... (click for more)