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Networking/Community Events for Week of May 22-28, 2017
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Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) 
Social at In Vino Veritas 
Karen Franklin, 2017 President of AFP Savannah Chapter
(Left to right:  Bill Sorochak, Ronald McDonald House Charities, 
Aileen Gabbey of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Beth Aldrich of Girls on the Run and Jennie Brewster of Leukemia Lymphoma Society 
Update from Marianne & Scott:
Hey Y'all! You know we love working with the  BEST of the  BEST ! We are so excited to announce our newest partner,  The Chelsea Phillips Group , voted Best Savannah Residential Real Estate Agent for the last FIVE, yes 5 years running!! Looking to purchase or sell a home or just have questions,  Chelsea and her team are the folks to contact!! (See Photo of CHelsea Phillips, Nathaniel Snyder and their dogs on right)    Ready for a fun week ahead indeed! Starting Monday with Savannah Urbanism Series at Trinity Methodist Church to see the handsome Stephen Plunk & friends! Tuesday will be wild! Scott is off to see those incredibly smart women in construction at Nat'l Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) meetting,  including Tonya Reed at Lori and John Collin's Savannah Coffee Roasters while  Marianne heads over to see the beautiful Ericka Backus at the Chamber Public Relations council's monthly meeting. . Then we rush across town to the Military Appreciation lunch at the Westin with the rest of the Chamber of Commerce folks, That evening a southern WATERMELON MARTINIS AND COOKIES soiree not to be missed at Picker Joe's Antique Mall with James Plumlee & Chris Shomo! A special Savannah Watermelon Martini from Ghost Coast Distillery Vodka 261!  The Distillery's owners Chris & Julie Sywassink never disappoint! Ice-Cream scooped by the wonderful Chad & Meri Scribner of Ben & Jerry's and many other delights including fresh watermelon- from Becky Polk Bashlor of Polk's Produce ! All funds go to local charity CCDS ! The 4th Thursday of the month is always an adrenaline rush! Start out with the fabulous Joyce McBride, Jessica Schroyer,  Michael H. Smith, Allison Adams, Karen Wray & Kevin Herzwig at the Greater Savannah Coalition on Aging at Memorial. Then off to Buy Local Savannah for the Lunch featuring Mark Dana of the 200 Club and to see  Mickey Minick, Michele Thompson, Sue Else, Caleb Harkleroad, Michael Sullivan & the gang at Cohens Retreat.  Saturday, Scott is heading out to see Becky Polk Bashlor for her SUMMER FESTIVAL with local artists & vendors at  Polk's Plus Produce in Pooler ! 

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A Tribute to a True Southern Gentle-Man
by Marianne Ganem-Poppell 

John Collins
- Husband, Father, GrandFather, Friend, Local Business Owner, & Confidant. A spirited joyful man who everyone loved to be around, his smile and laugh could light up an entire county. His positive energy touched anyone he came in contact with.  John Collins was a true southern gentleman through & through. He always had a huge smile & even bigger hugs! John usually remembered everyone by name. He was the most genuine, gentile, sincere man. Heaven gained a beautiful angel this weekend and we are all better people for knowing John Collins. 

To Lori Collins, the beautiful Aussie that was so lucky to meet her southern match, the love of her life. We love you, Lori and the Savannah community will be here for you. It was an honor to know your genuine love, to know the John & Lori love story. Savannah Coffee Roasters, Savannah, Australia, Collins GA, & the world are all grieving for the loss of a true southern gentleman. Until we meet again, John Collins, your smile remains in our hearts. Prayers & thoughts are with the entire Collins family. 
Hey Bu siness Owners / Leaders, it is that time to help 500 students get their First JOB! as part of the Mayor of Savannah's Summer 500 Program.  Make a difference in our community ! 
Our TOP Networking PICKS
for the week of May 22-28 , 2017
Where YOU need to be! 
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Event / Description
May 22 1230PM
National Maritime Lunch at The Hyatt
Hadassah Reception w/ Mary Kay Andrews, Mickve Israel
Savannah Urbanism Series: Mr. Dhiru Thadani, Trinity Church
Play it Forward, Downtown Rotary, Sav Theatre 
May 23
NAWIC lunch at Sav Coffee Roasters
Chamber PR Council Lunch @ chamber office
Sav Area Chamber of Comm. Military Apprec. Lunch-Westin
Watermelon Martinis & Cookie Soiree-Picker Joe's for CCDS
Hospice Savannah Planning Meeting for Summer Party hosts
May 24
1 Million Cups at Bull St Labs
105th Annual Jewish Educational Alliance Meeting, at JEA
May 25  830AM
Greater Savannah Coalition on Aging at Memorial Hospital 
Buy Local Savannah, with 200 Club at Cohen's Retreat 
JEA Weekly Food for thought lunch at JEA
Sav Area Cham of Comm Grand Opening, Residents Inn
Leukemia Cup Regatta & Fashion Show at Sav Yacht Club
May 26
United Way Young Leaders Tour Senior Citizens Inc 
Glow Run
May 27
200 Club Savannah Mile, Forsyth Park
Polk's Plus Produce, Hello Summer Vendor Event
Bar Crawl of the South, Savannah Smiles
May 28
Alzheimer's Monkey Man fundraiser, Coach's Corner

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Save The Date!  We are helping /
Sponsoring the Following  Events:
Tue May 23 530PM  SavannahHELPS!  Watermelon Martinis & Cookies Soiree for CCDS at Picker Joe's! 
Thu Jun 1 530PM
T elfair Museum's William Jay Society Annual Garden Party at Owen Thomas House 
Wed  Jun 14 530PM
75th Diamond Anniversary of Johnnie Ganem
(by Invitation only)  
Things Change!   please visit our website for full event details and remember to contact the event organizer directly for last minute changes about event status, location, prices, & details. 
Save the DATE !   SavannahHELPS!  
Monthly Charity Networking Event:
Tuesday May 23, 530-730PM 
To Volunteer, Donate Door Prizes, more info on our Annual Partnerships / Charity Sponsorships:  Marianne Ganem-Poppell  912-224-4869  
Special Thanks to our 2017 Presenting Sponsor: 

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Flavor of the Week
Chocolate Therapy

Chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookies 
swirls of chocolate pudding ice cream ! 

25 E. Broughton St.
Savannah, GA 31401
Daily: 11am-11pm, 
till  midnight Fri & Sat
Chad & Meri Scribner, Owners

We do Catering !  Private P arties, 
Weddings,  & Corporate Events
Home of the Week:

152 Whistling Duck Ct.   Savannah
 near desirable Isle of Hope
4 Bed, 3.5 Baths
Chelsea Phillips
Residential Real Estate  
David Pence, LUTCF
  Insurance Tip! 

Make sure to contact your insurance agent before doing home repairs. See what is covered and what is not.  
By Backing up your photos, you assure to save your families memories!
Call David at 912-961-9617
Collectible of the Week  
Potty - circa 1840s. #antiques #furniture #antiquetoilet #toilet #history #1800s #antique # bathroom #design #interiors 

Join us Tues, May 23 at Picker Joe's for a Watermelon & Cookie Soiree! 
271 E 41st St  Savannah, GA 
Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm   Sun: Noon-5PM 
(912) 239-4657  James Plumlee, 
Antiques, Vintage Collectibles ! 
Auto Tip of the Week:   
Check and monitor your tire pressure:
 Between hitting hidden potholes and dealing with difficult road conditions, your tires deserve a good check-up. The truth is, tires lose or gain pressure daily depending on the outside temperature! Taking a summer vacation? Do not take a chance on your tires. Have them checked before you hit the road!! 

For all your 
Car Care Needs ! 
1680 East President St, Savannah GA 31401
Mon-Sat:  8AM-530PM, 
Closed weekends
Call Mike at 
(912) 355-6312

Owners: Mike & MIchele Thompson

Why should you buy a new mattress?

Are you waking up tired or sore? It maybe time for a new mattress! 

Go see Tracy !  
at Green Frog Sleep Center
 on Abercorn!

Locally Owned & Operated ! 
7501 Abercorn St, Savannah 
Tracy Eckard, Owner
Mon-Sat, 10-6PM, Sun, 12Noon-5PM 
ALSO: Visit Savannah Furniture Consignment Upstairs!! amazing finds !  
2017 Annual 
Garden Party
Thu Jun 1
Owens-Thomas House
124 Abercorn St. Savannah GA 31401
FREE for Members, 
$10 for Guests

Named in honor of the famed young architect whose talent still endures in Savannah, the William Jay Society (WJS) is a group of Savannah's young professionals who share an enthusiasm and appreciation for art and Telfair Museums. Through diverse cultural programs, including art-related social activities and educational tours, WJS is establishing the next generation of community leaders and supporters of Telfair Museums.

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Pet of the Week!!
Meet  Birdie - Female Terrier/Chihuahua mix 
Click Here to Adopt Birdie!
Rescued April 05, 2017 
Approximate age: 5 years old (at time of rescue) 
Activity Level: Low 
Adult Size: X-Small (under 10 pounds) 
Good with: 
Birdie is a sweet Southern lady who is eager for a lap to warm. She rides great in the car and appears to be crate trained. She is a little shy to strangers but warms up when she feels loved. Birdie would prefer a home without small children as she is not keen on loud noises or sudden movements.
F or Information on Adoption please contact 
(912) 228-3538
SAVANNAH SNAPSHOTS: Networking Photo Gallery
#SavannahEvents #MasterCalendar
Association of Fundraising Prof'ls (AFP) Social at In Vino Vertias 

United Way - Women Who Rule Luncheon 
Sav Chamber Taste of Downtown Business Connection

Savannah New Yorkers' Club Potluck Garden Party ! 
TO SUBMIT your business/charity event photos - please email these in jpg format to Marianne Ganem-Poppell at 
 List of Nonprofits with Urgent Needs this week: 
Coastal Pet Rescue: Pavers, 6x6 Chain Link Fence Panels, gravel, Brick borders 

Union Mission: Men's Socks, Toiletries 

LLS Leukemia Lymphoma Society:   The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Savannah, GA   needs  volunteers for our  Yacht Hop 2017  next Friday evening! Please contact  Katie Rudder  at 912-436-3275 or Volunteers 15 and over are welcome! Girls on the Run: Summer Volunteers for the office 

AFA Academy of the LowCountry a Non For Profit Learning and Therapy Center, is interested in possibly adding a location in Savannah for kids with Autism, Down Syndrome and other Developmental Delays from the ages of 1-21. Those who are interested in wanting to learn more or   want to help raise funds to make this happen please email me at

Kids Helping Kids Prevail Foundation, Inc is a non-profit 501c3 organization. We are a new foundation and our mission is to educate our youth and combat poverty. We focus on Financial, Career - Professional and Character development programs along with S.T.E.M.
We are in need of volunteers, a building /office space, monetary donations, a grant writer and other opportunities and areas of need.  Contact me to find out more  Sade Murphy  912-401-9085

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