The 35th Grand Youth Session of the Order of the Eastern Star-PH was held in Riverdale on April 22-23 at the Prince Hall Grand East. There are 37 youth chapters in the Grand Youth Chapter. Ten of Clyo chapter's 14 members attended the session.
Erin Rahn of the Effingham County IDA was awarded the American Institute of Architects Henry Adams Medal for her Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Master of Architecture thesis design of the Research Forest Community and Recreational Area.
The Georgia Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates has awarded Col. William "Bill" Hitchens of the Georgia Department of Public Safety/Georgia State Patrol its member of the year award at its 65th Anniversary training conference held June 28 in Young Harris. Each year the Georgia Chapter presents the award to a deserving graduate of the FBI National Academy.
SAVANNAH – At its June meeting, the Savannah Technical College Local Board of Directors honored Dick Knowlton for 11 years of service to the college. Knowlton, who stepped in to complete the term of a departing member when he joined the board in 2000, served three successive three-year terms.
The residents at Effingham Care Center had a Mother's and Others Celebration last month. The Activities Department recognized all of the mothers in the facility as well as other residents who call Effingham Care Center home. Everyone was treated to homemade ice cream and a corsage.
SAVANNAH-Carmen Merritt, of Effingham County, a vocational rehabilitation counselor with the Georgia Department of Labor's Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program in Savannah, accepted the President's Award given recently to Project SEARCH for outstanding service and job placement to young people with intellectual disabilities.