Skidaway Abigails invite you to join us on Thursday, January 13 at 3:30 p.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church (1 West Ridge Road) for our in-person program, The History and Cultural Legacy of the Gullah-Geechee People. Speakers are Dr. Christen Cloughtery and Dr. Jamal Touré.
Join the Skidaway Hamiltons on January 18, at the Messiah Lutheran Church on Skidaway Island (1 West Ridge Road) and via Zoom. Internationally acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Margaret Coker is the speaker. Those attending in-person are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccinations (either a card or picture on a phone is acceptable). Masks also are required.
Ladies on the Right (LOTR) invites you to its January 20 luncheon/meeting at Palmetto Club from 12 to 2:30 p.m. Social hour is from 12 to 1 p.m., and the lunch/program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Guest speakers are Meg Heap, former District Attorney for Georgia’s Eastern Judicial Circuit who serves on the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, and Darcelle Burandt, founder/director of House Of Hope-Refuge of Love. The cost for this event is $25 for LOTR members and $35 for guests. The deadline to register is January 17.
As we bid farewell to 2021 and welcome 2022, we focus on both our history and the possibilities awaiting us in the New Year. We welcome many new neighbors to celebrate The Landings’ 50th Anniversary with a vision of the next 50 years. We welcome a new General Manager and new Board Members along with new Committee Members to The Landings Association (TLA). These are just a few reasons to look forward to the opportunities ahead of us in the months and years to come.
I am honored to be selected by The Landings Association’s Board of Directors as the Association’s next General Manager/COO. I look forward to helping lead The Landings into the next 50 years, as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary this year. With my background in broadcast journalism, I plan to take a more active role in communications…from Facebook Live broadcasts to podcasts and other means of sharing information with the community. I also want to hear from you. What is working well…how can we improve? Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) when you have feedback to share.
At the regular monthly meeting of The Landings Association on December 21, 2021, the Board of Directors adopted the 2022 Operating and Capital Reserve Budgets. You can review the approved Budget by visiting www.landings.org > Governing Documents > Budget Book-2022 or click here.
I have mixed emotions as I write this article. In February 2013, I met a unique woman online. Shortly after my initial online introduction and meeting, I had the pleasure of meeting her and her “extended family” in person. In March 2013, this person became an essential part of my life, not only on a professional level but also on a personal level. As many of you may have connected the dots, I am talking about former Landings Association General Manager/COO Shari Haldeman.
I write this month’s article with mixed feelings, including a sense of sadness that my time as Chief of Skidaway Division has drawn to a close and excitement that under the leadership of the new Chief, Hunter Marr, the Division will prosper.
Chief Marr’s vision, drive, and enthusiasm for firefighting, without a doubt, make him the ideal individual to lead Skidaway Division into the future. I look forward to serving as a volunteer firefighter and supporting Hunter as he leads the Division.