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Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

2 Museums, 2 Men & 2 Legacies

Speaker: Laura Jahr, Director of the Staley Museum & Hieronymus Mueller Museum

Are you a history buff who wants to learn more about two of Decatur’s Founding Fathers and their legacy in our community?  Or how about a good ole American Dream story?  Either way, you are going to love listening to Laura’s stories about the Staley and Mueller families.  Join us as we look back into Decatur’s history with a sense of wonder and appreciation!

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Decatur Public Schools Foundation: Changing our Children's Future
Mar
14
5:30 PM17:30

Decatur Public Schools Foundation: Changing our Children's Future

Speaker: Zach Shields, Executive Director of Decatur Public Schools Foundation

For 22 years the Decatur Public Schools Foundation has provided funding for enrichment activities that inspire students, encourage teachers, and spark interests across every academic and artistic area. Over this span, individual donors and community partners have contributed more than $10 million to underwrite projects designed and implemented by teachers from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade. Programs such as Kids + Books = Success and Operation Calculus impact thousands of students each year. Establishment of the Dwayne O. Andreas Ag Academy in 2018 has introduced 200 participating students to the world of career and life opportunities afforded to young people growing up in the heartland of global agribusiness.  After hearing Zach Shields’s presentation, you’ll leave knowing the next generation is going to do great things in Macon County.

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Feb
7
5:30 PM17:30

Wholesome meals made with fresh, local ingredients delivered to your front door!

Speakers: Mackenze Patterson and Kacy Harlan, Co-Founders of Simple Roots Meal Delivery

Are you ready to be inspired?! Join us as sisters & Co-Founders of Simple Roots Meal Delivery, Mackenze Patterson and Kacy Harlan, explain their health journey and why they decided to open Simple Roots. These two young ladies have a passion for health and want to share it with our community! So whether you’re looking for a quick dinner solution, want to be motivated on your health journey, or want to know what it takes to open and run a local business, you’ll leave ready to tackle your goals!

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Christmas Party
Dec
13
5:30 PM17:30

Christmas Party

Mark your calendars for this special evening! Join us at 5:30 pm for an appetizer of elephant garlic mousse with grilled breads. As always, the cash bar will be available while we mingle and celebrate.

We will start our meal with a spinach salad with pecans and mandarin oranges with rolls. Meal choices include roasted chicken with garlic cream sauce, cedar planked salmon with hollandaise sauce, or beef medallions with herbed espagnol. These entrees will be served with baked potatoes and grilled asparagus. A cobb salad with grilled chicken, avocados, roasted squash, toasted pecans, and a creamy corn & poblano dressing will also be available. Our meal will finish with chocolate cake. Since we are having a special meal, the cost is $25.

We need all RSVP's by Thursday, December 5th.

After our meal, we will enjoy a white elephant gift exchange that promises to leave us with great memories. For the white elephant gift exchange, please bring an item from your home you no longer want that has a value of $15 or less. It's time to turn your trash into someone else's treasure!

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A Life to Inspire Us All
Sep
13
5:30 PM17:30

A Life to Inspire Us All

Speaker: Ramona Boarders

Join us as Decatur native, Ramona Boarders, shares her life journey and the lessons she has learned along the way.  She started her career helping design the first computers in the 1940's and paved the way in non-traditional fields. Locally she has served on the Symphony Guild of Decatur for many years.  She has also managed to travel to world, having visited 69 countries.  I promise you'll leave this meeting feeling inspired to live your life to the fullest!

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Neighborhood Services, City of Decatur
Nov
9
5:30 PM17:30

Neighborhood Services, City of Decatur

Speaker: Rochelle Irons, Director of Neighborhood Services, City of Decatur

Rochelle was a last minute fill in for us as our planned speaker of the night had a personal emergency.  However, Rochelle did not disappoint.  She talked about her role with the City of Decatur as the Director of the Neighborhood Services Program.  She also talked a bit about her personal life and how it's important to celebrate you!

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Our Thinking is Upside Down – How Healthcare Needs a New Approach
Sep
14
5:30 PM17:30

Our Thinking is Upside Down – How Healthcare Needs a New Approach

Speaker: Tanya Andricks, CEO of Crossing Healthcare (the former CHIC Clinic)

Despite the fact that the United States spends more on healthcare than any other developed country, our life expectancy and other quality measures are much worse. How can this be? Join us as Tanya explains why and discusses new approaches that can improve the overall outlook of care. She will also share how she has implemented some of these new approaches with the medically underserved at Crossing Healthcare and the results she’s seeing. To learn more about Crossing Healthcare, visit www.crossinghealthcare.org.

 

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The Women Behind the Walls
Oct
13
5:30 PM17:30

The Women Behind the Walls

Speaker: shelith Hansbro, Warden Women Correction Center

Join us to hear Warden Shelith Hansbro talk about the real women of the center and what is being done to prepare them for re-entry into society"I don't believe it is our responsibility to punish these women when they get here. Their punishment is their sentence, which was handed down by the judge. Now it's time for us to provide resources so they can be better when they leave and go home.”

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How Food Innovation Can Help Grow Decatur
Sep
8
5:30 PM17:30

How Food Innovation Can Help Grow Decatur

Speaker: Tony Caccomo

National Foodworks Services (NFS) is the new incubator kitchen in Decatur located in the former Brush College Grade School. NFS has partnered with ADM to help food entrepreneurs with everything from sourcing ingredients to shipping finished goods. Their “food incubator” allows small businesses to share processing equipment and production space to lower their start-up and production costs. They can also get connected with other food entrepreneurs, such as Tony Caccomo, who has already started up a successful small food business. Join us to hear Tony explain what National Foodworks Services does and how they hope to benefit the Decatur area for years to come.

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