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Spring 2016 – May Newsletter Published

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,

Gary Nizzi