Buzz: Harbin Clinic’s Dr. Brad Bushnell on WSB highlighting ‘patch’ used in rotator cuff surgery. Rome Noon Optimist Club adds 100th member as organization celebrates centennial year. Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League meets Saturday. Library offers silent auction.
Harbin Clinic’s Dr. Brad Bushnell featured on WSB, highlighting ‘patch’ used in rotator cuff surgery: Dr. Brad Bushnell of Harbin Clinic Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Rome recently was featured on the WSB TV segment, “The Daily 2” regarding his work with the Regeneten Bioinductive Implant, a “patch” used in shoulder surgeries to repair torn rotator cuffs. For more on Bushnell and the procedure, please click HarbinRegeneten.
Optimist International was founded on June 19, 1919, and is celebrating its centennial throughout this year. All Optimist Clubs have been encouraged to participate in this celebration. The Rome Noon Optimist Club decided on a “100 for 100” project, whereby they would focus on increasing their already healthy membership numbers.
At its regularly scheduled club meeting on Monday, Aug. 5, at noon at the Three Rivers Club, th eclub officially inducted Rome attorney Lee Treadaway as its 100th active member. Floyd County Superior Court Clerk Barbara Penson was his sponsor. The induction ceremony was lead by special guest Gwen Gable, GATEway Optimist District Governor.
After the ceremony, Gable presented a program entitled, “Why Be an Optimist Member,” which expresses what an individual personally receives as a benefit of being involved. The club meeting ended with all in attendance sharing in a celebratory piece of cake decorated with “100 for 100.”
The Rome Noon Optimist Club recently celebrated its 70th year of continuous service to Floyd County. It continues to be the largest Optimist Club in Georgia as well as one of the most active in the GATEway District (Georgia/Central and East Tennessee) of Optimist International.
The club, through its annual Pancake Breakfast, supports youth throughout our community. Among the many beneficiaries are three Junior Optimist Clubs at local schools, 14 grants to local community youth organizations, hands on projects at the Sara Hightower Summer Reading Program and the Rome Braves Miracle Field, and contests for youth (Oratorical, Essay, Communication) supported by Optimist International. The club also recognizes local youth through its Student of the Month, Semester, and Year programs.
Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League meets Saturday: Repairing C-130 aircraft in the Antarctica cold is far different from performing the task in temperate Marietta, and members of Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League will learn more details at their Saturday meeting at the Rome-Floyd County Library, 205 Riverside Parkway. Coffee and doughnuts will be available at 9 a.m. followed by the program at 9:30. Guests are invited, said Tom Beavers, commandant.
League member James Moore was sent to Antarctica twice by Lockheed Aircraft Co. and given the task of making two C-130s flight worthy. In still another totally different environment, Moore served in Vietnam as an airframe mechanic in two Marine F-4 squadrons. He later joined the Marine Reserve Squadron, Naval Air Station Atlanta, retiring as a Master Gunnery Sergeant. He was named the Puryear Detachment “Marine of the Year” for his leadership in forming the Rome Young Marines unit.
The Friends of the Library is offering the Rome community five showcases of books in our current Silent Auction. This auction includes a lot of books directly related to Rome/Floyd County and Northwest Georgia. The outside and inside showcases have books about local history and notable people and organizations. The inside showcases also contain many collectible, autographed books by well known local and Southern authors and Rome/Floyd County cookbooks. Please check out all the showcases.
All Silent Auction items are from community donations or library discards. For a complete list of all the books offered in the five showcases, please check the library website, www.rome.shrls.org/friends-of-the-library.
The Silent Auction will close Saturday, Aug. 31, at 4 p.m. All proceeds help our library.