This week, our President/CEO, Mark Rogers, highlights a random weekly roundup of happenings around Owen County. The article includes news from MYPath, local award recipient, Mr. Tom Wallace, Owen Valley Sports Complex’s new fitness program, Owen Valley High School’s production of Annie, the Vandalia Community Preservation Association fundraiser, programs to honor the veterans on Veterans Day: Monday, November 11, and finally details on the Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser.
Our CEO/President, Mr. Mark Rogers, covers the ins-and-outs of our 17th Annual SMV Realty, LLC ~ Jim Fulford Open. This event would not be made possible without the help from our dedicated tournament sponsor, SMV Realty, LLC, platinum, gold, silver and friend sponsors, golfers, volunteers, staff, and of course the legacy of Mr. Fulford himself.
This weekly column from Mark Rogers covers the ins-and-outs of the ‘high standards’ that a community foundation, like your Owen County Community Foundation, must adhere to in order to maintain compliance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® and foster trust from donors and the general public.
This week we are featuring a random weekly roundup from our very own CEO and President Mark Rogers. This week’s article discusses the various goings-on in Owen County this summer and within your OCCF. Also featured is a tribute to the wonderful children in our school systems who are preparing for another academic year.
A feller just never knows when an opportunity for fun may present itself, so imagine my surprise when I called my endodontist to schedule a root canal and they offered an immediate appointment due to a cancellation. I was . . . overjoyed. A root canal – the classic example of one of those things you don’t want to do that but once in a while you just have to endure.
As is the case many times when I begin work on this weekly message, my immediate situation overrides the ideas that I should be considering for a good discussion about your Owen County Community Foundation and Owen County. I’m sure there’s a vital issue of philanthropy or community development that I should be covering but instead all I can think about is getting ready for another hike on the Appalachian Trail.
This week our community gathered for Owen County’s annual citizen’s convention, also known as the Owen County Fair. We come together to celebrate the work of our young neighbors through their 4-H animals and projects. We take a week to relish both our agricultural past and the bright futures these young people represent.
By the time you read this, our official national day of celebration will be behind us, but our community will continue our celebrations of our special American freedoms throughout the weekend. This experiment in our government of the people, by the people, and for the people and the Declaration of Independence that established it is worthy of a great celebration.