The banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, March 19, at the Museum Center at Five Points in downtown Cleveland.
Tickets are $50 per person and can be reserved by calling 423-472-4144.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will support The Caring Place mission in the Cleveland and Bradley County area. The Caring Place addresses the basic spiritual, physical and social needs of the disadvantaged regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender or disability.
Bartlette holds a doctorate in social work from the University of North Dakota and a doctorate in education from Pacific University in Columbia, Calif. He profiles his personal experiences as a Native American child growing up with severe speech and physical handicaps in an environment of poverty.
His presentation is titled “Macaroni at Midnight.”
While many with similar past histories might focus on the experiences of violence, racism, child abuse and alcoholism, Bartlette chooses to highlight the central theme of how one person can make a difference. Without doubt, his story of transformation and redemption inspires listeners to indeed become catalysts of hope.
The Caring Place enthusiastically invites anyone interested in this program to reserve seats while they are still available.