NEWSLETTER                                                                    January, 2016
119 W. Washington Street
     Post Office Box 133

     Monticello, Georgia 31064


     Phone: 706-468-8994
Cell: 706-476-2585 

                                                           www.jaspercountycoc.com

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"Third Thursday Coffee Call" - January 21, 2016


Join us for  "Third Thursday" Coffee Call. We will be meeting on the third Thursday of each month for coffee, juice, fruit, pastry, and networking at one of our businesses in Jasper county. Bring your business cards and share with those attending. 
 
Coffee Call is Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and being hosted at Master Touch Photography and Artistic Design.
(218 Forsyth Street - on the Square)

Interested in hosting a Coffee Call ...?  
Contact the Chamber of Commerce at
706-468-8994 or jasperchamber@bellsouth.net

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - January 15, 2016
Please join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony to 
welcome a new business to Jasper County
Friday, January 15th at 5 p.m.
Visitors' Center (119 West Washington Street)
for
Coalition of Competent
Malachi Safford
safford.malachi@gmail.com 

COMMUNITY EVENTS
The events listed below are Chamber of Commerce members - support those who support the Chamber of Commerce!  Shop Local.  Support Local.
 
JASPER COUNTY FAMILY CONNECTION
 Cordially invites you to attend the
"Family Treatment Court"
COMMUNITY MEETING
on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
 at the Jasper County Courthouse in Room 224 (Small Courtroom).
 
Our speaker will be
Judge Philip B. Spivey
Juvenile Court Judge for the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit
 
The Family Treatment Court (FTC) was implemented in July 2013 and currently serves Baldwin, Jones, Putnam, and Wilkinson Counties. The court is expanding to Jasper, Greene, and Morgan Counties.
FTC's were created as part of the drug court movement and addresses substance-abuse and parenting within the child welfare system. The program offers a range of services to parents, including parenting skills, domestic violence education and counseling, mental health maintenance, and evidence-based substance abuse treatment designed to strengthen the family as a whole.
FTC's are comprised of active judicial leadership including a juvenile court judge, the Department of Family and Children Services and substance-abuse treatment professionals. These agencies plan, implement, and assign staff to an operational team that works in the FTC on a day-to-day basis.
FTC requires the involvement of the community for resources which help to solve the myriad of practical problems addicts have hindering recovery.
Community support will be vital for sustaining the FTC!
If you are unable to attend, please be sure to designate and send a representative from your agency.
  For more information, contact FTC Coordinator, Genna Wilkes 478-445-2568
wilkesg@eighthdistrict.org  

FILL THE WINDOW IN JANUARY - SUPPORT THE JASPER COUNTY FOOD BANK
The Monticello-Jasper County Chamber of Commerce is again, this year volunteering to help the Jasper County Community Food Bank (JCCFB), and needs everyone to j oin in the promotion. The idea is to fill the window at the Visitors' Center with goods to be donated to the food bank. The Food Bank is run entirely by volunteers.  It serves many families and seniors in Jasper County, and after the holidays, donations slow down, typically. All non-perishable food is welcome, and protein-rich canned meats, soups, beans, and meals are especially sought. Canned fruits and vegetables are also appreciated as are all donations. 

For information on the COC, call 706-468-8994. For information on the JCCFB call 706-468-6061. The food bank is located on Post Road. (art icle from The Monticello News)

2016 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE 

It's time to renew your membership!   The 2016 membership drive began December 14, 2015 and will end February 29, 2016.  Membership renewal packets have been mailed out to current and prospective members.
Current membership listings can be viewed on the Chamber website and the membership renewal application can be downloaded if you prefer.  Website:   www.jaspercountycoc.com    2016 Membership Renewal Application

2016 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING - January 14, 2016
    

SILENT AUCTION to be held at ANNUAL MEETING - January 14, 2016
 
PLEASE SPONSOR A TABLE AT OUR ANNUAL MEETING ...!  We are asking for volunteers/businesses/merchants to donate a centerpiece for our tables at the annual meeting. The centerpieces will be numbered and we will have a SILENT AUCTION for them.
The money collected will go to the Monticello Community Band who is providing our jazz entertainment for the evening.