TROUP COUNTY HEART ASSOCIATION COLLECTION
SOURCE: Troup County Heart Association
SIZE: 2 lf
SHELVING UNITS: 2 storage boxes
PROCESSING: DRM, 2009
The Troup County Heart Association is Troup County’s local chapter of the Georgia Heart Association, state affiliate of the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association, founded in 1924, seeks to reduce of suffering and death from heart disease and strokes in America. Troup County residents have been active in the organization since the founding of the Georgia Heart Association in 1948. The Troup County chapter continues to be active in the present. This chapter has worked to carry out the mission of the national organization through such activities as operating the West Georgia Heart Clinic for indigent area residents with heart problems, distributing defibrillators to area schools, holding CPR classes, and otherwise educating the public about heart disease. In 1993, Dr. William B. Fackler, Jr., a Troup County physician, became the first Georgian to receive the American Heart Association’s Time, Feeling, and Focus Award, the national organizations highest volunteer honor.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
This collection consists of records relating to the activities of the Troup County Heart Association from 1991-1998. The largest part of the collection concerns the organization’s fundraising activities, including annual events such as the fund drive, the Heart Walk, the Best Dam Race, the Cardiac Arrest fundraiser, a croquet tournament, and a golf tournament. Also included are various business records, including board minutes, board rosters, and minutes from the nominating committee. There are some materials relating to the organization’s activities, including equipment loans and educational materials for county schools; lists of dates, locations, and instructors for Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support courses.
Box 1 Fundraising
1 Best Dam Race, 1995-1997
2-4 Cardiac Arrest, 1995-1998
5 Celebrity Celebration for Heart, n.d.
6-9 Croquet for Heart, 1992-1998
10 Donations from foundations, 1995-1997
11 Donor list, Hogansville, n.d.
12 Fund drives, 1991-1998
13 Fundraising campaign, 1996
14 Fundraising goals, 1992-1994
15 Golf Tournament, 1998
16 Heartwalk, 1995-1997
17 LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce membership directory, 1997;
Box 2 Board Records and Activities
1 American Heart Association affiliate by-laws, n.d.
2 American Heart Association program order forms, 1998
3 Awards nominating forms, 1994
4 Board correspondence, 1994
5 Board invitation letter, 1994
6 Board minutes, 1996
7-8 Board rosters, 1994-1996
9 Correspondence, 1995-1997
10 Dr. William B. Fackler, Jr., nomination for Time, Feeling, and Focus Award, 1992-1993
11 “Facts about Stroke” booklet, n.d.
12 Georgia Department of Human Resources grant announcement, 1994
13 Heart Power kits donated by Lula Stewart estate, 1998
14 Letters to Board, 1992
15 List of Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support courses, 1993-1995
16 List of Basic Life Support instructors, 1993
17 Lists of board members for Troup County and Georgia affiliates, 1994-1997
18 Lists of officers and members of the Board of Directors, Board minutes 1991-1995
19 Minority Involvement Task Force Action Plan, n.d.
20-21 Nominating Committee records, 1994-1997
22 Records of loaned equipment, 1992-1995
23 School Nutrition Heart Week, 1998
24 Special event management guide, n.d.
25 Volunteering and award nomination forms, 1996
American Heart Association—Troup County
Medical History—Troup County
Service Organizations—Troup County