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Message from

Charles Smith

PACE President


People of Action for Community Enrichment (PACE) members wish to extend a cordial invitation to individuals who desire to play an active role in the Auburn-Opelika community. We are a dedicated group of educators, small business owners, and leaders who feel that an involved citizenry is our best solution moving our community and its members forward.


PACE continues in our original mission to implement activities that promote education, reduce food insecurity, and inspire community members to enrich their own lives by helping others. PACE members, volunteer their time and resources to better the community for all and recently joined with partners in the community to donate funds, books, supplies and masks to school children and community members. Individuals in our organization donate of their time and resources to actively make a difference in the lives of our community members.  



PO Box 583 | Auburn, AL 36830

Membership to PACE is open to civic-minded individuals who desire to make a difference in our local community. Our members meet on the second Saturday of each month to implement programs and to plan activities that enrich the lives of stakeholders in our community.


Dues are $50.00 annually for individuals.

Membership Application/Profile

Click the link above to apply for membership.


People of Action for Community Enrichment

Monthly Meetings 2nd Saturday 8:00-9:00 a.m.

in the Greater Peace Church Fellowship Hall

email for more information

  • Readers as Leaders Club-Author's Conference Field Trip

  • Healthy Aging and Mental Health Workshop

  • Donation to Spencer Cancer Center

  • Juneteenth Parade and Heroes Festival in the Park

  • True Deliverance Health Fair Participation

  • Reading Club Bowling

  • Reading Club Guest Authors series

  • Member Monthly Fitness Mile

  • Opelika Christmas Parade 2023

  • 2023 Scholarship Gala-"Swinging Through the Decades"

  • 35th Anniversary & Scholarship Celebration video (January 2022)

  • Hosted "Spark" Leadership Retreat for Reading Club Officers & Leaders (January 2022)

  • Auburn Christmas Parade-Recognized Scholarship Winners (December 2021)

  • Opelika Christmas Parade-Recognized PACE Reading Club Members and George D. Echols Community Service Scholarship Winner (December 2021)

  • Partnered with Walmart to distribute school supplies to Opelika Ward 2, YFABS-Northwest Auburn Taskforce, Smith Station Elementary School, and Kingdom Childcare (October 2022)

  • Opelika Ward 2 After School Program Supply Donation (September 2021)

  • Auburn North-West Task Force Donation (September 2021)

  • Opelika Club OW2 After School Volunteers (weekly)

  • Sisters Exemplifying Excellence Mammogram Donation (October 2021)

  • Guest Speaker-Dr. Lakeisha King Menifee (October 2021)

  • Alabama Bright Light Recognition (June 2021)

  • Investment Webinar (September 2021)

  • Financial Literacy Webinar (July 2021)

  • Police Safety Webinar (June 2021)

  • March for Success Virtual Seminar (March 2021)

  • Virtual Reading Club (Monthly)

  • PACE Scholarship Banquet (January 2020)

  • March of Dimes Kickoff Luncheon (2020)

  • Color for a Cause-Support Boys & Girls Club (2020)

  • Guest Speaker Captain Cedric Anderson, City of Auburn (2020)

  • Membership Drive (2020)

  • PACE George D. Echols Scholarship Awarded (April 2021)

  • AHS Awards Day (2020)

  • Food for a Cause-Community Market & Food Bank Donation (2020)

  • Launch New Social Media Accounts (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) (2020)

  • Launch Virtual Reading Club Website (2020)

  • Launch New PACE Website (2020)

  • T-shirt Purchase/Distribution (2020)

  • Membership Pin Purchase/Distribution (2020)

  • Launch New Website & Member Directory (2020)

  • Officer Nominations (Annually)

  • Supplies to Connie Fitch-Taylor, Councilwoman City of Auburn Back to School Expo (2020)

  • Guest Speaker-Tiffany Pitts Councilwoman City of Opelika (2020)

  • A Day for a Kid-Boys & Girls Club (2020)

  • PACE Member Reading Zone (2020)

  • Annual November Canned Food Drive (Annually)

  • PACE Winter Social (Annually)

  • Annual Award Scholarship Recipients (Annually)

  • Guest Speaker-Ron Anders, City of Auburn (2019)

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