Rotary to host Barger from Family Resource Center

Staff Reports • Updated Dec 10, 2016 at 6:00 PM

The Lebanon Noon Rotary Club will welcome guest speaker Anne Barger on Tuesday at noon at the Lebanon Golf & Country Club during its regular weekly meeting.

Barger works with the Wilson County Schools Family Resource Center. She received her B.S. in Education from Miami University in Ohio and her Master’s Degree in Administration from Trevecca University.

Barger began teaching in Texas and Puerto Rico before making Tennessee her home for the past 23 years. Her career in Wilson County has included teaching at WA Wright Elementary School and Rutland Elementary School and working as an administrator at Mt. Juliet High School, Mt. Juliet Middle School, Rutland Elementary School and Gladeville Elementary School.

The Wilson County Schools Family Resource Center serves all 19 Wilson County schools, MAP, the Adult High School, TVOLS and the Adult Basic Education Learning Center.

Because there is an increasing number of children experiencing high risk factors as a result of poverty, families with substance abuse, domestic violence and family issues, the Family Resource Center is an integral part of the school system. Helping to make families stronger and more empowered in order to enable the children to be more successful in school is the main goal of the Family Resource Center.

Barger believes that the increase in opportunities for students creates a stronger Wilson County.

Also at Tuesday’s meeting, the Rotary Club will induct two new members, Peyton Hosale and Stanton Johnson, both students in Cumberland’s Master of Public Service Management program.

The Lebanon Noon Rotary Club is made up of volunteer-driven people who live and/or work in Lebanon. The club has volunteer projects and donation drives throughout the year. The club meets each Tuesday at noon at the Lebanon Golf & Country Club.

Anyone interested in joining or learning more information about the club should visit lebanonnoonrotary.com or contact Michael Ayalon, club president, at 516-642-3108.

The Lebanon Noon Rotary Club is a local chapter of Rotary International, which is the oldest service organization with more than 1.2 million neighbors, friends and community leaders in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Eradicating polio worldwide remains Rotary’s top priority. Rotary is close to eliminating the second human disease in history after smallpox with a 99 percent reduction in polio cases worldwide since 1985, when Rotary launched its Polio Plus program. For more information, visit rotary.org.

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