Spring 2016 – May Newsletter Published
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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. This balances our losses
of all those dear members who have passed away during this last year. So
our net total is up a small amount. We are still running a negative balance
to meet our budget needed for each year. To make things balance, we used
funds from our endowment investment gains. We need to approach a more
fiscally prudent budget in the near future if our donations to the yearly
budget does not improve. A small gift of $10-$20 from each member (life
especially as our membership is currently 80-90% life members) would
make the difference between surviving or being severely restricted in our
programs. So if you are able, please make a small donation toward keeping
the society healthy.
Thank you for allowing me to serve you,