Swaid Rahn of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority recently completed development authority training provided by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government for local leaders who have been appointed or reappointed to an authority.
Clyo Youth Chapter No. 375 was presented the prestigious chapter of the year award at the 39th Grand Youth Session Order of the Eastern Star, held April 24-25 in Forsyth. Clyo Youth Chapter No. 375 was recognized for an outstanding job at community service projects, workshops, current trends and issues for youth, networking with other youth chapters and supporting District events.
After five months of training, Leadership Southeast Georgia announces the 2015 graduating class. Leadership Southeast Georgia is a regional program to equip and empower community leaders to effectively work promoting positive growth while improving the quality of life in the Southeast Georgia Coastal Region.
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society announces the annual Camp Buddy summer camps in Effingham County and Chatham County will be held during the months of June and July. These educational and therapeutic camps are designed to help children with Down syndrome, ages 3-13, retain information they learned during the previous school year.
Rev. Lloyd Dees of Effingham County has been named the chairman of the Coastal Regional Commission's Area Agency on Aging. Rev. Dees' post is a two-year term. At the April 28 first quarterly meeting of the AAA, director Dionne Lovett discussed the outcome of three General Assembly bills that affect Georgia seniors. Two passed and another will take additional advocacy efforts for the next session.
Before an audience that filled nearly every available seat in the Effingham County Recreation and Parks Department Gymnasium, Effingham Community Orchestra presented its "The Americans" concert May 3. The concert featured several patriotic pieces and included many other selections, all by American composers.
He goes by Father Martino, in homage to St. Martin de Porres, who dedicated his life to working with the poor and seeking harmony. The Rev. Nguyen Thong Ba, in reality, is a Vietnamese immigrant who offered his never-ending gratitude for the American servicemembers who fought and died in his homeland decades ago.