Administrative Professional Luncheon & Administrative Professional of the Year Award
2020 Administrative Professional Luncheon
Cancell Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Chamber was very pleased with the attendance of the 2019 Administrative Professional Luncheon that was held on April 24, at the McRae United Methodist Church Social Hall. It was definitely a success. It is a pleasure to be able to provide this luncheon each year to honor Telfair County’s Administrative Professionals.
Each year, the Telfair County Chamber of Commerce accepts nominations for Administrative Professional of the Year. It was with great honor, that this year’s award was presented to Christy Carpenter. Ms. Carpenter is employed by Pineleaf Investment where she is the assistant office manager. Christy has the unique ability to focus on all of the details necessary to manage payroll, accounts payable, and health insurance for the business.
Terry Cook wrote “Christy’s success is even more amazing when you realize the challenges she had to conquer simply to come to work after she was diagnosed with a rare auto immune disease. Christy dreamed of a full recovery and worked diligently each day in therapy to make it a reality. Through her positive spirit and dedication, Christy made great improvements. The most amazing part of Christy’s story is how she strives to work despite her ongoing health care challenges. Christy still maintains a sweet, caring spirit with everyone. “She is always a happy cheerful person who has a smile on her face that can make anyone’s day better no matter how good or bad things are going. She is a dedicated employee.”
Special Guest was Mr. Jimmy Pruett, GA State Representative.
The Chamber would like to send out a big ‘Thank You’ to the following: C.J.’s Flower and Gifts for the beautiful flowers; Lon Hamilton-Southern Star Grill for the delicious meal; Robert Hendricks-Telfair Snapshots for taking the photos; McRae United Methodist Church for the use of their social hall; Volunteers: Debbie Bullard, Carla Evans, Laura Smith, Eric Smith, Tom Anderson, Ruthie Jackson, Ora Cooper, Lee Cannon, Judy Williams, Don McDuffie.
The Chamber is very appreciative of the door prize donations made by the following businesses: Toni’s House of Style, McRae Coca Cola, McRae Correctional Facility, Robins Financial Credit Union, Georgia Power, Farmers Home Furniture, Ryals Drugs Store and Gifts, The Security State Bank, Job Training Unlimited, Oconee Fall Line Technical College, and The Cannon Law Firm.
Administrative Professional of the Year: Prior Year Recipients
2019 Christy Carpenter
Employer: Pineleaf Investments
2018 Annie Bess
Employer: McRae-Helena Police Department
2017 Judy Walker
Employer: Telfair County High School
2016 Jennifer K. Solomon
Employer: Spaulding Funeral Home
2015 Dianne Walker
Employer: Stamps Walker Agency, Inc.
2014 Ella Mae Merrit
Employer: Francis Chapel Baptist Church
2013 Georgiann Williams
Employer: McRae Correctional Facility
2012 Jane Ryner
Employer: McRae State Probation Office
2011 Tammy Cason
Employer: World Outreach Church
2010 Pamela Williams
Employer: Wendell Bullard, Telfair County Tax Commissioner
2009 Brenda Clark
Employer: City of McRae
2008 Janeen Tokar
Employer: City of Helena
2007 Donna Nobles
Employer: Farmers Home Furniture
2006 Jimmie Harrelson
Employer: Merchants & Citizens Bank
2005 Cathy Taylor
Employer: Merchants & Citizens Bank
2004 Carol Hart
Employer: C.L. Tucker, Inc.
2003 Ann Mathis
Employer: Alex P. Smith & Sons
2002 Sharon Bass
Employer: Security State Bank
2001 Maxine Brown
Employer: Lowe's Funeral Home
2000 Kathy Lann
Employer: Straughan & Straughan
1999 Francis Wade Bell
Employer: Georgia Power
1998 Belinda Thomas
Employer: Attorney Nicky Rawlins
1997 Judy Neal
Employer: Herman Moore, Agent State Farm Insurance