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Ms. Joan McFather

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Phone: (770) ***-****  HQ Phone
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
3605 Marietta Highway
Canton , Georgia 30114
United States

Company Description: We invite you to become a part of Cherokee County's largest and strongest business-to-business network. A not-for-profit organization founded over 43 years ago, our...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • BFA
    University of Georgia
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Here, Cherokee Chamer of Commerce CEO ...
www.cherokeetribune.com, 25 Jan 2014 [cached]
Here, Cherokee Chamer of Commerce CEO Pam Carnes speaks about the 2014 First Citizen Award winner Joan McFather during Thursday's lunch. Joan is joined on stage by her daughter Sarah for the award ceremony. Staff/Todd Hull | Citizen of the year: Joan McFather | full story
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Here, Cherokee Chamer of Commerce CEO Pam Carnes speaks about the 2014 First Citizen Award winner Joan McFather during Thursday's lunch. Joan is joined on stage by her daughter Sarah for the award ceremony. Staff/Todd Hull | Citizen of the year: Joan McFather | full story
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Citizen of the year: Joan McFather
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Here, Cherokee Chamer of Commerce CEO Pam Carnes speaks about the 2014 First Citizen Award winner Joan McFather during Thursday's lunch. Joan is joined on stage by her daughter Sarah for the award ceremony. Staff/Todd Hull
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Here, Cherokee Chamer of Commerce CEO Pam Carnes speaks about the 2014 First Citizen Award winner Joan McFather during Thursday's lunch.
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Joan is joined on stage by her daughter Sarah for the award ceremony. Staff/Todd Hull slideshow Cherokee County First Citizen Award winner Joan McFather speaks to Chamber members during Thursday Cherokee County First Citizen Award winner Joan McFather speaks to Chamber members during Thursday's lunch. slideshow CANTON - A community volunteer and former educator who has touched thousands of lives in Cherokee County through her efforts was honored Thursday as the 39th annual First Citizen of Cherokee County.
Canton resident Joan McFather joined a prestigious list of former recipients to receive the award presented by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce designed to honor meritorious service to the community.
McFather taught English for 30 years at Cherokee High School prior to retiring, and has devoted thousands of hours to community service through dozens of organizations such as the Service League of Cherokee County, Cherokee FOCUS, the Cherokee Arts Center and Juvenile Court Citizens Review Panel.
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In accepting the award, McFather said it was an overwhelming compliment and she appreciated it tremendously.
"I am just so appreciative and this means so much to me," McFather said.
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Longtime friend and former First Citizen recipient JoEllen Wilson said McFather taught her how to be a good friend.
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"I would select Joan any day in the week for this award because she is so giving, and she never wants anything in return.
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Among her many volunteer efforts, McFather has served on the Cherokee Community Chorale board; Cherokee County Retired Educators Association, where she was chairman; Cherokee County Juvenile Court: Citizens Foster Care Review Panels, where she was chairman; Cherokee County Arts Council Board of Directors, where she was president from 2002 to 2004 and as a member of the Advisory Board; and the Cherokee County Master Gardeners, where she is now secretary.
She volunteers as a docent at the Funk Heritage Center, was on the Cherokee FOCUS Board of Directors from 2001 to 2012, and served as chairman for two years; and served on the Sequoyah Regional Library Board of Directors.
She is active in the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, where she has been a member for 10 years, a Chamber Connection member and on the Chairman's Council for seven years.
She has served on the Chamber Education Committee, as Cherokee PIGNIC sub-chair, was Volunteer of the Year in 2010, on the Board of Directors from 2011 to 2014 and on the Teen Leadership Committee in 2013.
McFather was a 2003 Leadership Cherokee graduate and served on the Cherokee County Court Appointed Special Advocates Board of Directors for six years.
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McFather was born and raised on Long Island, N.Y., and moved to Canton in 1965. She has two grown daughters.
Citizen of the year: Joan ...
www.cherokeechamber.com, 24 Jan 2014 [cached]
Citizen of the year: Joan McFather
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce: Canton, GA
www.cherokeechamber.com, 22 Dec 2012 [cached]
Joan McFather, Retired Educator
About Us
www.cherokeefocus.org, 8 Feb 2013 [cached]
Joan McFather - Secretary Community Representative
The Virtual Board
www.cherokeearts.org, 7 Jan 2005 [cached]
Joan McFather: President
Joan has lived in Cherokee County for over 35 years.Joan is a retired High School English teacher.She received the distinguishing honor of Star Teacher seven times, and was voted Outstanding Educator in 2000.
Joan received her BFA from the University of Georgia.She later designed and developed the original Honors Program for Cherokee High School and also the Advanced Placement Program.Joan enjoys volunteering in Cherokee County.She serves on the boards for Cherokee Focus, Cherokee Community Chorale, Canton First United Methodist Church Administrative Board as well as president fro the Cherokee County Arts Council.Joan was selected to receive Leadership Cherokee Training from the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce beginning in January 2003.Her interest in the arts extends beyond drama and chorale singing.
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