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Spring 2016 – May Newsletter Published

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 in news

    Click here to view or download a pdf of the Spring 2016 – May Newsletter        Greetings to all, I want to thank all of those who attended the Landing Day Meeting. There was not as many people this year as in the past and that meant more of the chicken rice soup served by the WELCA ladies of Jerusalem for me to eat. You really missed a treat as it was really, really good. The soup is a good addition to have a quick easy lunch before the meeting that I hope becomes a tradition. If our ancestors first soup meal was as tasty as ours I can under- stand why they stayed. As an update on the Georgia History Core Standards, it appears we were successful in getting the word “Salzburgers” back in for now. It is amazing how one word can have so much impact on our children’s education for what is taught as a standard and what isn’t. There are several more reviews and approvals yet before everything is final. So keep your fingers crossed and read our special update in this newsletter. Another note on our society’s financial health. We have had more people join or rejoin as members and for that I thank you....

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Ga History Standards Update on Salzburgers

Posted on May 9, 2016 in featured, news

            The Salzburger history was added back to the standards for Georgia History on May 5, 2016. The standards will be posted for 30 days untilJune 3 and presented to the State Board of Education for adoption on June 9, 2016.  See reference memo at the end. Below is the link of the proposed changes, ours is on page 53, SS8H2, part c.  I have copied it below to save you time, but you can peruse the rest of the updates using the link below. https://eboard.eboardsolutions.com/meetings/TempFolder/Meetings/Social%20Studies%20Georgia%20Standards%20of%20Excellence_710991iingtzx0bchqmyz05pkgacrg.pdf#page53 SS8H2 Analyze the colonial period of Georgia’s history. Explain the importance of the Charter of 1732, including the reasons for settlement (philanthropy, economics, and defense). Analyze the relationship between James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, and Mary Musgrove in establishing the city of Savannah at Yamacraw Bluff. Evaluate the role of diverse groups (Jews, Salzburgers, Highland Scots, and Malcontents) settling Georgia during the Trustee Period.  Explain the transition of Georgia into a royal colony with regard to land ownership, slavery, alcohol, and government. Give examples of the kinds of goods and services produced and traded in colonial Georgia   If you still want to add other items to the last survey, please use this link http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2733992/Survey-of-Draft-Social-Studies-Georgia-Standards-of-Excellence and add your comments to the Draft committee.  This will be...

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The President’s Report – Spring 2016

Posted on Mar 18, 2016 in news

              The celebration of Heritage Day on September 7th had more children and adults than I can remember in attendance. It was certainly one of our largest in attendance ever. Nothing brings more pride than having groups of people celebrating, observing and learning about our ancestors. I most enjoyed all the children having such a great time. It reminded me of when I was young with all my friends running all over the grounds, through the cemeteries, woods and wherever...

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Winter 2016 Newsletter Published

Posted on Mar 10, 2016 in news

Click here to download a pdf of the Winter 2016 Newsletter  The celebration of Heritage Day on September 7th had more children and adults than I can remember in attendance. It was certainly one of our largest in attendance ever. Nothing brings more pride than having groups of people celebrating, observing and learning about our ancestors. I most enjoyed all the children having such a great time. It reminded me of when I was young with all my friends running all over the grounds, through...

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Landing Day 2016

Posted on Feb 26, 2016 in events, news

        Speaker Information:   Thomas Wülfing Deputy Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Southeastern United States Born April 21, 1958 Married to Janaina Wülfing, two daughters View Timeline Here ...

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Salzburger’s Removed From Ga History?

Posted on Feb 20, 2016 in featured, news

Please respond asap, the survey is open until March 14.  The Georgia Board of Education currently has a draft to remove the word Salzburger from the text required for Georgia Education. http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2527565/Survey-of-Revised-Social-Studies-Standards Removing the words also removes any school trips to educate Georgia students and teachers.  The first link below is a survey in which people can go in and comment that the Salzburgers need to be reinstated as part of the standards.  The second is a link to a...

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IMMEDIATE NEED: Host Family For German Exchange Student

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 in events, featured, news

  Dear Society members, The Teutonic Council of Savannah is asking the 3 German societies to provide assistance in the search for a host family for a 16-year-old female German exchange student from our sister city Halle. The T.C. has been trying to establish teacher-student exchanges with Halle for a year or so with the plan to start off with an exchange of teachers this year. The T.C. was recently informed by our partners in Halle that they have a student who would...

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Martha Lebey Lassiter

Posted on Jan 14, 2016 in news

Georgia Salzburger Society: We have sad news to share today. Mrs. Marth Lebey Lassiter passed away Sunday the 10th of January 2016. She was a valued member of the GSS, carrying on her family legacy with “The Book”, the last edition of which comprises four volumes. Her lifelong diligence and dedication to Salzburger genealogy record-keeping will be truly missed. Researching and documenting details of family lineage has been an amazing accomplishment throughout her lifetime!   http://foxandweeks.com/memorial/Martha-LeBey-Lassiter/5537 Celebrating the life...

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