Peachtree Corners Rotary welcomes new president

NORCROSS - Lawrenceville resident Larry Reed recently became the president of the Rotary Club of Peachtree Corners for 2008-09.

Reed, a certified public accountant, challenged members to make the club more effective this year in community service and club growth.

Reed is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Georgia Society of CPAs. He has served as the director of the Community Bank of Georgia and is an ordained deacon and member of Smoke Rise Baptist Church.

The Rotary Club of Peachtree Corners meets at noon every Monday at the Carlyle House in downtown Norcross.

Lawrenceville teen joins Mensa

LAWRENCEVILLE - Stuart Johnson of Lawrenceville recently joined the Lawrenceville chapter of American Mensa.

To be accepted into the society, Stuart had to score in the top 2 percent on a standardized, accepted intelligence test.

Stuart is a seventh-grade student at Independence Middle School in Jupiter, Fla. He is a percussionist in the school's Honor Band, a vacation Bible school camp counselor at All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody and just finished a summer program of study with NASA's Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy.

He has also been recognized by the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University and the Duke Talent Identification Program.

Lilburn attorney appointed to special committee

LILBURN - Melinda Kinney Hart of Lilburn has been appointed to a special State Bar of Georgia committee charged with the task of identifying and addressing unmet legal needs of the state's military service members, reservists, veterans and their families.

The new volunteer committee is comprised of lawyers throughout the state, many of whom have both military experience and abiding interest in military and veterans law.

The State Bar of Georgia, created by order of the Supreme Court of Georgia in 1964, is a mandatory organization composed of about 40,000 lawyers licensed to practice law in Georgia.

Welch named chairwoman of nonprofit

ATLANTA - Jacqueline M. Welch of the Norcross-based Rock-Tenn Co. was appointed chairwoman of the Partnership Against Domestic Violence's 2009 board of directors.

Rock-Tenn is one of North America's leading manufacturers of paperboard, container board, packaging and merchandising displays.

Also elected to the Atlanta-based Partnership's board of directors were Anise Mastin of IBM, Carla Wong McMillian of Sutherland Asbill and Brennan and Chuck Robbins of Cisco Systems.

The Partnership's mission is to support women and their children in their efforts to live free of violence. The largest nonprofit domestic violence organization in Georgia has provided support to battered women and their children in metro Atlanta for more than 25 years.

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