This week Thursday, November 29 at 12:30 p.m. President Chris Tatum will conduct our November Exchange Club Meeting with all members attending to hear some of the results of the fair from Treasurer Bill Deason and Assistant Treasurer, Larry Paulk as needed. Jonathan Daniell Fair Manager may report on other good aspects of the Fair. No guests are allowed to stay during these proceedings.
Earlier Thursday morning, our Okefenokee Agricultural Fair Board will meet to handle business at 11:00 a.m. Next at 11:30 a.m. our Exchange Club Board will meet with President Chris presiding. Members are invited to these two meetings to observe activities of leadership.
Next week, Thursday, December 6th, our Annual Club Christmas Banquet will be opened by Harbin Farr at 7:00 p.m. in our Ellie Royal Conference Room. Standard dress is Red Coats for those of us who have them. You must sign up this Thursday marking down how many additional guests you will have. A drawing for prizes will come at end of festivities.
MIA HOPE DANIEL NOVEMBER YOUTH OF THE MONTH
Robbie Winn, Chairman of our Youth of Month/Year Committee introduced Mia Hope Daniel as November Youth of the Month for our club. If she wins our 2019 Youth of the Year, Mia will compete at our Georgia District Exchange Convention in May to move on, to compete in National Convention in July. Mia is the daughter of Zack and Alesha Daniel. Mia is currently ranked 15th out of 341 Ware County High School seniors.
Mia’s Activities/Honors at WCHS include:
- Beta Club 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- National Honor Society 10th, 11th, 12th,
- Ware County High School Band 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- WCHS Band Grand Champions 11th
- WCHS Band Auxiliary 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- HOSA 9th
- WCHS Soccer 9th, 10th
- First Southern Jr. Board of Directors (Treasurer) 12th
- All A Honor roll 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Junior Fellow Scholar 11th
- UGA Georgia Certificate of Merit 11th
- Academic Honor Society 11th
- Skills USA 10th
Mia has been involved in a number of community activities including:
- Volunteering for the Ritz Theatre, Magnolia House, Humane Society, American Red Cross, House of hope, American Cancer Society, Mattie’s Mission, Ware County Animal Services, Salvation Army, Angel Tree, and Hurricane Relief.
- Participating in community parades and collecting school supplies for elementary schools.
After graduation from Ware County High School, Mia plans to attend Georgia Southern University and double major in Criminal Justice and Psychology. Congratulations Mia for winning our 2018-2019 November 2018 Youth of the Year award.
ONE NATION UNDER GOD
Larry Paulk Chairman of our club’s One Nation Under God committee (including Co-Chairman Freddie Smith and Michael Angelo James) introduced Pastor Eric Mathison, Executive Vice-President of Administration and Advancement of Baptist Village Communities to speak at our club’s November 15 luncheon meeting. Pastor Mathison spoke about or country’s birth led by pilgrims with a Christian religious dogma. Absolutely!
So, what does our modern, pluralistic nation – with plenty of agnostics and atheists among us – gain now by calling ourselves “one nation under God?” Pastor Mathison gave six points: First, an ironic result is that our creedal commitment to liberty as an inalienable right…; Second, our American creed also protects liberty from itself; Third, is should ideally help us in the face of fundamentalisms; Fourth, our American creed has given rise to robust and respected tradition of civil disobedience; Fifth, our American creed has given rise to a powerful tradition of social service and social justice work; Sixth, our American creed has served as a source of solace and strength when our nations is under attack. So, in conclusion, I believe America is, and should be, one nation under God. More details in next newsletter!