• Voices of Our Members (VOOM) - September

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    In case you missed it, here’s a rundown of our September VOOM meeting. If you aren’t familiar with VOOM it stands for “Voices of Our Members” and offers Chamber members the opportunity to network, make business announcements and introduce newcomers to the business community.
    Hands on Thomas County, Lives without Limits, and Vashti were this month’s sponsors. Rose City Toastmasters sponsored breakfast.
    Hands on Thomas County has been promoting volunteerism in the area for 15 years. October 20, 2018 is HOTC Day! HOTC Day is a day of collective community service at 70+ different project sites. There are 5 ways to participate and make your contribution. (1) Volunteer (2) Give to the Chamber tool drive (3) Donate Blood (4) Become a sponsor (5) Purchase raffle tickets Visit their website for all the sign up forms and more information.

    Lives Without Limits mission is to honor the courage and spirit of individuals living with a disability by providing outdoor recreation and specialized medical equipment at little to no cost. Visit their website to get involved or donate to their mission. They have reinvested $160,000 into the community through home modifications and purchasing vehicles for individuals with physical handicaps. October 19, 2018 is their 8th Annual Auction and Banquet. Click here for more information on the event and to purchase tickets.

    Vashti Center has worked with children and youth with a variety of challenges for 115 years. They want to allow kids to be kids. They encourage children to find their talents and purpose and help engage them in the community. September 22, 2018 Dinner on the Bricks will be held. To learn more about their mission or donate to their cause visit their website.

    Rose City Toastmasters provide a supportive and positive learning experience
    in which members are empowered to develop communication and
    leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. To join their organization or to get more information visit their website.
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    Attendees had many exciting opportunities to share and we encourage you all to support members and their events.
    • Pining for Hospitality – A Mitchell House Inspired Supper is the theme of Thomasville History Center’s annual fall fundraising dinner. The event will be on October 13, 2018. Visit their website for tickets and sponsorship opportunities.
    • “Reflecting on the Past, Preparing for the Future: An evening of History & Culture: is the Jack Hadley Black History Museum’s 1st Annual Gala Auction for the Imperial Hotel. It will be held Saturday evening October 20, 2018. Visit their website for more information and sponsorship opportunities.
    • 51st Annual Thomasville Fly-In will be October 12th through the 14th at Thomasville Regional Airport. Click here for full details.
    It pays to come to VOOM
    Each Sponsor raffled a wide variety of door prizes including a free membership for Rose City Toastmaster. The 50/50 Ambassador Raffle is to help raise funds for the Chamber Ambassador program. Tickets are only $1. We raised $36 and our lucky winner got to take home $18. One lucky attendee was the winner of this month’s Rose City Outdoor giveaway. A drawing offered to all new comers of VOOM for a free month-long billboard through Rose City Outdoor.
    We want to say a special thanks to our members for their attendance. Thanks to all our sponsors because we would be nothing without you. We hope to see everyone back bright and early next month October 9, 2018.
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