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    January Luncheon Meeting

    Date: January 19, 2017, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Margie Watson -
    Green Island Country Club, 6501 Standing Boy Road
    FREE to SHRM-Columbus members; $25 for Non-Members/Guests
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    PLEASE NOTE MEETING DATE!!!   January 19, 2017

    Special Motivational Guest Speaker:


    Comedian, Speaker, Writer, Soldier

    Jody Fuller is a comic, speaker, writer, and soldier with three tours of duty in Iraq. He currently holds the rank of Major in the US Army Reserves. Jody is also a lifetime stutterer.

    Growing up in Opelika, AL Jody had to overcome two things: poverty and stuttering. Enlisting in the Army after high school helped him overcome the poverty but the stuttering continues to pose unique challenges. After a 4 year stint as an Army medic, he returned home to attend college at Auburn University at Montgomery where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

    After 9/11, Jody returned to the Army by way of Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Ft. Benning, GA. After OCS, he completed the Transportation Officer Basic Course at Ft. Eustis, VA, before being assigned to 2nd Infantry Division at Ft. Lewis, WA. In November 2003, he deployed to Iraq for a year with the 296th Brigade Support Battalion of the Army’s First Stryker Brigade, where he served as the platoon leader of the third largest platoon in the United States Army.

    In 2006, Jody left active duty Army to join the Alabama National Guard and deployed to Iraq two additional times. As of 2016, Major Fuller continues to serve in the Army Reserves.

    When not in uniform, Jody performs all over the U.S. for a wide range of groups, including non-profits, corporations and disability groups. He also performs for troops at home and abroad. To date, he has performed for U.S. military personnel in 15 countries and counting.

    As a writer, his column can be read in 10 newspapers. He’s also been published 6 times in the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

    Jody is a member of two NSAs: the National Stuttering Association and the National Speakers Association.  He lives in Opelika, Alabama, with his Ruby, his chocolate lab, and Abbey, his cat.

    His message for us:

    • It's not about how long you're here, it's about what you do while you're here.
    • The importance of listening
    • Adapt and overcome
    • Make it happen
    Meetings are normally on the 4th Thursday of the month, but there was a scheduling conflict at Green Island in January so we are meeting on the 19th.

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