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2009 Event Coordinators
January, 2009 - David Beasley
February, 2009 - Sally Akin
March, 2009 - Beth Haddock
April, 2009 - Mickey Haddock
May, 2009 - Don Rohling
June, 2009 - Mike Broder
July, 2009 - David Messer
August, 2009 - Bert Bock
September, 2009 - Jim Durrett

October, 2009 - Beth Haddock/Carolyn McAlister
November, 2009 - Sylvester White/Todd Catania
December, 2009 - John Harris/John Torisky

December 2009


December 25 - No program, Christmas day
December 18 - Florence High School Chorus, Christmas program
December 11 - All American Week continued, Billy Ray Warren, Florence City Schools
December 4 - All American Week, Posters and essays from Shoals area students celebrating American ideals


November 2009


November 27 - No program
November 20 - Elizabeth Moore, American Red Cross
November 13 - Bobby Champagne UNA Basketball
November 6 - Capt. Michael Rojas, Salvation Army


October 2009


October 30 - Gail Fowler with Safeplace’s Peace Program
October 23
- Amanda Perry with Sweetwater Mansion Tours
October 16 - Charity Tracker
October 9 - Ellen McGowen/ Children’s Policy Council
October 2 - Mitch Dobbins/ NCAA Division II Championship Game


September 2009


September 25 - Allison Wetherbee, Author and Director of Camp ASCCA
September 18 - Mayor Bobby Irons
September 11 - Jean Gay Mussleman
September 4 - Brad Dethero - GeoSource


August 2009


August 28 - Robert Hughes and Mansel Long, Memories of Voting Rights Act
August 21 - Al Ford , SEC officiating
August 14 - Alvin Briggs, Florence High School football
August 7 - Dr. Chris Maynard, New book, “Out of the Shadow”


July 2009


July 31 - Sally Whatley, Director of Development and Community Relations, WICS
July 24 - Jacqueline Osborne, Child Care / Pre-k / Head Start Programs
July 17 - Tori Bailey, MPS Handy Festival special performing guest(s)
July 10 - Dr. Vince Brewton, Director, UNA Honors
July 3 - Dr. Michael Pretes, Associate Professor, UNA - Dept. of Geography


June 2009


June 26 - Sound of the Shoals Barbershoppers
June 19 - Michael Broder, TVA Ash Spill Catastrophe
June 12 - Graham Winkworth, UNA Girls Soccer
June 5 - Peggy Purdue, Freedom House for Addicted Women



May 2009


May 29 - Michael Letson, Legal Services
May 22 - Dr. Hugh Cort III , The American Foundation for Counter-Terrorism Policy and Reseach
May 15 - David Koonce, Florence Recycling Center
May 8 - Mary Beth Rohling, Wiregrass Hospice
May 1 - Carolyn Ann McAlister, Safe-Place Legal Services



April 2009


Apr 24 - Susan Parker, Public Service Commission
Apr 17 - Mike Gamble, Alabama Revenue Department Assistant Director - Motor Vehicle Division
Apr 10 - Coach Terry Bowden, UNA Head Coach
Apr 3 - Captain Phillip Pettus, Alabama Public Safety - Drivers License & Real ID Act


March 2009


Mar 27 - Teresa Robertson, Attention Homes
Mar 20 - Gordon Ruggles, AL Division 2 Lt. Governor
Mar 13 - Corinne Reese, Shoals Family Success Center
Mar 6 - No program due to Pancake Days


February 2009


Feb 27 - Giles McDaniel of the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center
Feb 20 -
Mark Linder, Athletic Director at UNA
Feb 13 - Lisa Summitt, YMCA
Feb 6 - Matthew Hea, Airport Director, Northwest Alabama Regional Airport


January 2009


Jan 30 - Alison Stanfield, Florence Lauderdale Tourism
Jan 23 - Sam Mansell, Habitat for Humanity
Jan 16 - Carol Beth Durbin, Parenting Project
Jan 9 - George Aiken, Alabama District Governor Elect
Jan 2 - Alan Riethmaier, Westmoreland Scouting


2008 Event Coordinators
January, 2008 - Andy Betterton
February, 2008 - Hugh Cort
March, 2008 - Bert Bock
April, 2008 - Mickey Haddock
May, 2008 - Don Rohling
June, 2008 - Michael Broder
July, 2008 - David Messer
August, 2008 - Beth Haddock
September, 2008 - Jim Durrett

October, 2008 - Bert Bock
November 2008 - Sylvester White
December 2008 - John Harris


December 2008


Dec 26 - No meeting due to holiday
Dec 19 - Holiday Guest

Dec 12 - Florence High School Chorus
Dec 5 -
Poster & Essay Winners


November 2008


Nov 28 - No meeting due to holiday
Nov 21 - Poster & Essay Winners

Nov 14 - Rick Singleton Florence Police Chief
Nov 7 - Bobby Champagne UNA Basketball Coach


October 2008


Oct 31 - Dr. William Cale, University of North Alabama - UNA Update
Oct 24 - Craig Linhoss, TVA Economic Development - Fuel Cost Impacts on TVA
Oct 17 - Dr. Thomas Hargrove, International Fertilizer Development Center - Long March to Freedom
Oct 10 - Jabari Sullen, Lauderdale County Health Department - Free Services to Assist Quitting Smoking
Oct 3 -
Dr.Randy Pettus, Florence City Schools - Initiatives to Address Graduation Rates


September 2008


Sep 26 - Coach Alvin Briggs, Head Football Coach & Athletics Director - FHS
Sep 19 - Allison Weatherby, Camp ASSCA
Sep 12 - Lee Freeman, Florence/Lauderdale Co. Library - Florence Wagon Works
Sep 5 -
David Koonce & Mike Doyle, City of Florence - Waste Oil Recycling Program


August 2008


Aug 29 - Kiwanian Jim Brasfield on AL Constitutional Reform
Aug 22 - Tina Scott, The Arc of the Shoals
Aug 15 - Rachel Cabaniss, Safeplace
Aug 8 - Karon Grubbs, United Way
Aug 1 -
NaKisha Martin with 2-1-1, Shoals Family Success Center


July 2008


Jul 25 - State Representative Tammy Irons
Jul 18 - Tori Bailey, Music Preservation Society with "Special Guests"
Jul 11 - Ashley Winkle, Florence Main Street Program
Jul 4 -
No meeting due to holiday


June 2008


Jun 27 - Sound of the Shoals Barbershop Chorus and Quartet
Jun 20 - Walter Bennett, "The Minute Men Effort to Counter Illegal Immigration"
Jun 13 - William Rogers, "Exotic Southern Brazil - Opportunities for Service"
Jun 6 -
Brad Delano, Public Relations Director, Hospice of the Shoals


May 2008


May 30 - Ginni Wood, LifeSouth Blood Community Center
May 23
- Matt Schichtie, Air Evac, Northwest Alabama
May 16 - Rick Maroney, Alabama Industrial Development Training and staffing for the new National Railcar Plant
May 9 -
Mark Linder, UNA Athletic Director
May 2 - Sheila Christopher, Meals-on-Wheels - Director


April 2008


Apr 25 - Bryan Bennett, Lt Gov from Division One
Apr 18 - Sara Beth Vandiver, Keep the Shoals Beautiful
Apr 11 - Francisco Guerra, Snow Masters

Apr 4 - Tommy Glasgow, TNT Fireworks


March 2008


Mar 28 - Paul Graham, Biofuels Update
Mar 21 - Marty Ferguson, SCA Tissue
Mar 14 - Nancy Sanford, Florence Lauderdale Public Library

Mar 7 - No meeting due to Pancake Days


February 2008


Feb 29 - John Dupuis, Stock Market history

Feb 22 - Rosalie Turner, Award-winning Author of Freedom Bound
Feb 15 - Selwyn Jones, Fun with Forensics
Feb 8 - Wendall Hudiburg, Steel Sculpture
Feb 1 - Harriett Edwards, Classical Music in the Shoals


January 2008

Jan 25 - Mr. Al Ford, sports update

Jan 18 - Ms. Glenda Cain, Alabama Institute of Deaf & Blind
Jan 11 - Dr. Alan Medders, UNA Advancement update. Also, Dr. Jeff Thompson, Big Brothers & Big Sisters
Jan 4 - Mr. Ron Collier, Fatherhood & Healthy Marriage Initiatives


December 2007

Dec 28 - TBA
Dec 21 - Santa Claus
Dec
14 - All American Week
Dec 7 - All American Week


November 2007

Nov 30 - Capt. Bill Mockabee, Salvation Army
Nov 23 - No speaker (Day after Thanksgiving)
Nov 16 - Presidential Candidate Dr. Hugh Cort, III,
The State of Health Care (contd.)
Nov 9 - State Senator Parker Griffith, The State of Health Care
Nov 2 - Sarah Beth Vandiver, Shoals National Championship (Division II Nat'l Championship Game)


October 2007

Oct 26 - Humphrey Lee, President of Northwest Shoals Community College
Oct 19 - Kendy Behrends, Superintendent Florence City School System
Oct 12 - Jeanette Custer / Marsha Carter, Florence City Schools Culinary Program

Oct 5 - Giles McDaniel, Executive Director of the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center


September 2007

Sep 28 - No meeting, due to Installation Banquet
Sep 21 - Carolyn Waterman, Downtown Florence Unlimited (DFU)
Sep 14 - Tom Murray, Southern Environmental Testing

Sep 7 - Steve Finch, Sara Lee Foods


August 2007

Aug 31 - Craig McMurtrey with CFS Mortgage & Bill Gough with All American Agency to presents "Secrets to Improving Your Credit Score"
Aug 24 - Heath Haddock with Safeplace, Inc.
Aug 17 - Stephanie Newland, Ed/Workforce Dev. Coord. with the Chamber to speak on the CHOICES program
Aug 10 - Bob Nicholas, Relocation Director at the Chamber to speak on BRAC

Aug 3 - Katy Norton with the AIDS Action Coalition


July 2007

Jul 27 - Walter Bennett – Camp Mitnick – Juvenile Boot/Adventure Camp
Jul 20 - Shoals Barbershop Bunch
Jul 13 - Larry Bowser– Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa

Jul 6 - Alvin Briggs – New Florence High School AD and Head Football Coach

June 2007

Jun 29 - Larry Wright, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Florence, will share his recent trip to Botswana, Africa and the HIV/AIDS prevention program designed to promote behavior change through peer education.
Jun 22 -
Corinne Reese, Family Success Center
Jun 15 - Floyd Sherrod, China and Tibet trip summary
Jun 8 - Betty Hamblen, Shoals Healthy Marriage Coalition

Jun 1 - Scotty Bobo, Habitat for Humanity


May 2007

May 25 - Tammy Irons , Alabama State Representative
May 18 -
Monica Grubbs, Parenting Program
May 11 -
Teresa White, Project Lifesaver
May 4 - Mountain Lakes Association


April 2007

April 27 - Jacqueline Broder, TVA, Alternative Energy Sources
April 20 - Tammy Driskill, Kiwanis Lt. Governor Div.7, on Key Leader Program
April 13 - Jeanette Custer, Florence City Schools, on Career Tech Program for Florence students

April 6 - Lee Freeman, Florence/Lauderdale Library on President Roosevelt's Historic Shoals Visit


March 2007

March 30 - Steve Mueller, TVA Atmospheric Sciences: Global Climate Change
March 23 -
Dr. Thomas W. Crawford, Jr., Director, Research and Market Development Division, on IFDC Update
March 16 -
Hester Cope, Florence Main Street: Downtown Florence
March 9 - Jim Blasingame
March 2 -
No program scheduled, Pancake Days - Friday and Saturday at the Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum, 702 E. Veterans Drive



February 2007

February 23 - Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks
February 16 -
TBA
February 9 - Dr. Dan Howard, UNA VP Advancement & Administration -- Update on plans for Powell School
February 2 -
Mr. Wayne Mitchell, Times Daily Executive Editor


January 2007

January 26 - Larry Capps with the Huntsville Space Camp Program
January 19 - Rick May with the U.S. Embassy Security

January 12 - Eric Behel with Troop 84 of the Boy Scouts
January 5 - Stacey Powers of the Florence Jaycees


December 2006

December 15 – Rebecca Rockhill brings a part of the Florence High School Chorus for Christmas music
December 8 – The higher grades, poster and essay contest winners
December 1 – The younger grades, poster and essay contest winners


November 2006

November 24 – Meeting TBD
November 17 – Gail Griffey, Merrill Lynch
November 10 – Ashley Morrow, Good Samaritan Hospice
November 3 – Tyrone Bell, Primerica Financial Services


October 2006

October 27 – Steve Holt, New Chamber of Commerce Building tour
October 20 – Connie Olive, Water therapy and arthritis
October 13 – Bill Gullett, Florence Kiwanis 2006-2007
October 6 – David Messer, FlorenceKiwanis.com


September 2006

September 29 – No Meeting due to Installation Banquet the night before
September 22 –
Keith Jones, Executive Director NACOLG
September 15 – Kenny Edenfield, University of North Alabama Offensive Coordinator
September 8 – Randy Pettus, Florence City Schools
September 1 – Richard Allen, Commissioner Alabama Department of Corrections


August 2006

August 25 – TBA
August 18 – Dr. Larry Bates, UNA Dept of Psychology
August 11 – Robert Fay, COO, ISSI Unexploded Ordinance, Inc.
August 4 – Bruce Spargo, The Olive Group, Dubai AE


July 2006

July 28 – Rev. Milton Glor, Pastor Emeritus of Grace Episcopal Church
July 21 – Gary Akin, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
July 14 – Nancy Sanford, Florence/Lauderdale Public Library
July 7 – Jim Lowe, Director of Port of Florence


June 2006

June 30 – Dr. Daniel E. Halleck, Marketing Department Head, University of North Alabama will discuss the Marketing Department at UNA
June 23 – Coach Mark Hudpseth, University of North Alabama Head Football Coach, will update us on the upcoming season.
June 16 – Mayor Bobby Irons, City of Florence, will update activities happening in Florence.
June 9 – Howard R. Gamble, DMD, FAGD. Dr. Gamble is Past President Alabama AGD & the Alabama Dental Association. He is currently the Executive Director of the Alabama AGD. He is a practicing Dentist in Sheffield Alabama. Topic: "Dentistry in the 21st Century". Dr. Gamble will complete his talk from our May 26, 2006 meeting
June 2 – Floyd Sherrod, Kiwanian, will present a slide presentation of his Safari trip to the Serengeti in Africa


May 2006

May 26 – Howard R. Gamble, DMD, FAGD. Dr. Gamble is Past President Alabama AGD & the Alabama Dental Association. He is currently the Executive Director of the Alabama AGD. He is a practicing Dentist in Sheffield Alabama. Topic: "Dentistry in the 21st Century".
May 19 – Dr. James A. Ryerson & Dr. Mary Leigh Gillespie, Cosmetic Dentistry of the Shoals. Topic: What is "Cosmetic Dentistry"?
May 12 – Rodrigo Ferrada, Television Sound Mixer for UCV Television Station with the Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile. Topic: "Chile, business, destination incentives"
May 5 – Brenda Webb, Board Chairman Children's Museum Ann Craig, Board Member. Topic: "Future Plans for the Children's Museum"


April 2006

April 28 – Melissa Bailey, Florence Director of Planning, discusses the city’s new long range planning.
April 21 – Tina Kitchens, Florence Director of Parks and Recreation
April 14
- Jim Dowdy, Innovative Partnership Program/Technology Transfer Program at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, discusses spin offs and technology transfers of the space program.

April 7 - Paul Graham, Florence Urban Forester


March 2006

March 31 - UNA Circle K, activities and plans, guest student speakers Kim West, Sara Morrow and Hitomi Nishimi.
March 24 - Review of Pancake Days, guest student speaker Lee Murkey of Florence Middle School.
March 17 - Col. Ed Yielding, USAF-Retired, Northwest Airlines, speaking about his record-breaking cross-country flight in 1990.
March 10-11
- Pancake Days at the Florence/Lauderdale Coliseum.
6 AM - 7 PM Friday; 6 AM- 1 PM Saturday

March 03
- Maj. Buddy B. Brook, Senior Level Financial Services Executive, speaking about his experience during a tour of duty in Iraq, working with Iraqis.


February 2006

February 24 - Mike Lane, Manager of the UNA Baseball program, speaking about the state of the baseball program.
February 17 - John Lehrter, Manager of the Muscle Shoals Regional Airport, speaking on the state and near future of the Airport.
February 10 - Tony Brink, Muscle Shoals Homebuilders Association






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