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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...

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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...

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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 we could go. If you were not able to attend you missed a great get-together. The brief service was really moving with two homilies presenting perspectives on our ancestor’s grit and determination. This included an observance of how Christian persecution is happening in the Middle East (Syria region) today. A revelation of how an entire church body was murdered except for the minister who continues to serve...

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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 the cemeteries, woods and wherever we could go. If you were not able to attend you missed a great get-together. The brief service was really moving with two homilies presenting perspectives on our ancestor’s grit and determination. This included an observance of how Christian persecution is happening in the Middle East (Syria region) today. A revelation of how an entire church body was murdered except for...

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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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