Personal Message -
It has been a while since I sent out the last newsletter and I apologize for that. I’ll offer an explanation with a very personal statement.
I have been totally consumed by the failing health of my mother for two months. She ended up leaving this world just days before Christmas. It has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to deal with and continue to deal with. I know many of you have suffered the same or similar pain in your lives and can understand exactly what it is like. My mom had a long life, was very smart and witty, loved her family and knew how much she meant to all her children. I’ll paraphrase an old adage now. Don’t be haunted by words you didn’t say. Let those you love know how much they mean to you, often! One day you’ll be happy you did.
Member Doing Good in His Community
Matthew shared a picture of a venture close to his heart. Here he is at Albermarle Elementary School in Charlotte, NC on December 18th. This is a school where the vast majority of the students are from families in need. Matthew was handing out $25 gift cards to a local Bi-Lo Supermarket on behalf of Pit Stops For Hope. He is a new board member of this group. You can check them out at www.pitstopsforhope.org.
As of Dec 31, 2015
Leroy Alford - Rome, GA
Sherri Bolton - Covington, GA
Jean Bruno - Venice, FL
Brad Cox - Stockbridge, GA
Denise Dickinson - Flowery Branch, GA
Debbie Edmonds - Eight Mile, AL
Chuck Hoover - Cumming, GA
Ron Kersey - Lawrenceville, GA
Leo Lawrenson - Suwanee, GA
Matthew McKinley - Mt. Holly, NC
Mark Poulsen - Cumming, GA
Randy Ripkey - Jacksonville, FL
Dave Roman - Suwanee, GA
Katharine Sanders - Washington, GA
Anna Scott - Athens, GA
Trey Scott - Athens, GA
Ali Whittier - Chattanooga, TN
Ashley Young-Roesler - Monroe, GA