Fraley Turnipseed, President

Fraley currently serves on the board of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, the Girls and Boys Club of Moultrie/Colquitt County, and the United Way of Colquitt County. As a board member of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Fraley and the other board members meet on a regular basis to review the financial well-being of the council, which encompasses the state of Georgia, excluding the Atlanta area. During her tenure on the board she has learned that while the cookies are delicious, there is much more involved in the running of Girl Scouts. As part of her involvement with the United Way of Colquitt County, Fraley and other board members meet with partnering agencies to confirm their ongoing need of United Way funds. In addition she participates in the United Way’s Day of Action, where board members and volunteers provide hands on support to the partnering agencies.

In the past, Fraley served as the Chairman of the Main Street Park Group, as a board member of the Moultrie Service League, as board member and officer of the Moultrie Junior Women’s Club, and has also served on the Finance Committee at the First United Methodist Church of Moultrie, Ga. Fraley is also an alumni of the High Potential Leaders program, a leadership initiative sponsored by the Archways Program of the University of Georgia.

Fraley frequently volunteers at the Colquitt County Arts Center, the Humane Society of Colquitt County, RB Wright Elementary School and various programs at her church.

Stevan Jones, Vice President

Stevan is an active member of the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville, the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville’s annual BuddyWalk, and the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. As a member of the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville, Stevan serves as Chairman of their Community Service Projects committee, organizing various outreach programs for local groups, such as serving food at the local homeless shelter, distributing dictionaries to around 1,000 local third-graders at low income schools, raising money for local charities, and Salvation Army bell ringing. Also, as a past member of the group’s Board of Directors, Stevan was involved in the development of their annual high school speech competition which awards around $10,000 of college scholarships to local Jacksonville students.

Each year the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville’s BuddyWalk raises close to $250,000 which is used for services and to promote Down Syndrome awareness. Stevan has been a participant and fund-raiser for the event over the last decade. Stevan has also volunteered for several years at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance car show which is held each February to benefit Community Hospice of Northeast Florida and Spina Bifida.

In 2018, Stevan Jones organized the BuddyWalk team “Liam United” to benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville, FL.

Richard M. Martin, Vice President

Richard is an active member of Hasan Temple of Albany, Georgia. Hasan Temple comes under the umbrella of Shriners International and it’s members help support Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.  Shriner’s treats children with orthopedic needs, cleft palates, and skin burns. Many of Shriner’s hospitals are research hospitals where doctors from all over the world are trained to treat non-Shriner patients with similar ailments to those that Shriner’s focuses on. This philanthropy requires members to raise the money to support Shriner’s Hospitals, as well as Shrine Healthcare Centers located throughout the North America.  Members raise money by hosting local fundraisers in local and members increase awareness of the Shriner’s cause by participating in local parades. There are approximately 196 Shrine Temples across North America and each Temple is responsible for raising money to transport local Shrine patients to the regional Shrine hospitals for treatment.  This treatment is provided at no cost to the child or their family.

As a member of Albany Shrine Temple, Richard has in the past served in the following positions: President of the Albany Shrine Club, President of the Young Guns Club, 1st Ceremonial Master, 2nd Ceremonial Master, Deputy Chief Aide to the Potentate, Member of Hasan Tempe Aide Corps, Public Relations Committee Chairman, Member of Street Collections Team, and Member of the Roadrunners Parade Unit.

Richard is also a board member of the Lily Pad, a rape crisis center and shelter for victims of abuse serving most of Southwest Georgia. The Lily Pad SANE Center is an umbrella organization that houses the Firefly House Children’s Advocacy Center, the Boren Center for Sexual Violence, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program, Parents Accessing Visitation and Education Services (PAVES), and System of Care Dougherty. Lily Pad offers 24/7 services to thirty-two counties spread across six judicial circuits and 52 law enforcement agencies.

Jay Poole, Vice President

One area of focus for Jay, has been local education. He recently completed a two year term as President of the Pinemount Elementary School PTO. Jay is also a classroom and library volunteer at Pinemount. He enjoys seeing the excitement a child has when he or she learns something new and the pride they have in themselves for their achievements. In the past, Jay was Chairman of the Columbia County School Foundation. The Foundation awarded scholarships to local graduating students. He has also served on the School Advisory Council for Melrose Park Elementary.

Jay currently serves on the Haven Hospice Community Advisory Board. Haven Hospice provides end-of-life and palliative care to patients and families in North Florida. The Haven Hospice CAB provides input regarding Haven Hospice’s programs and services and serves as a bridge between Haven and the community.

Jay completed a two year term as Lay Leader of Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, serving on the Administration, Finance and Staff Parish Councils, and served as a youth leader at Mount Olive Baptist Church.

 

Beverly Jimenez, Branch Associate

Beverly is an active member of Heritage Church. She is on the Prayer Ministry Team which meets in the prayer room on Sunday mornings during first service twice a month. Beverly also attends regular Bible study groups with fellow members. A truly dedicated member, she also volunteers to be a part of Yours Lord, Inc. which is a ministry that receives donations from sponsors and helps referrals with groceries and money for necessities.  When the group leaves on mission trips, they take along donations such as clothes and Bibles to the intended destination where they have church and village meetings.

Raymond James is not affiliated with any of the organizations mentioned above.