The program was presented by Jessie Modlin, volunteer and church relations coordinator at Buckhead Christian Ministries. The nonprofit, which works with area churches, provides jobs, clothing, child care and housing to those less fortunate and makes it possible for them over time to become independent, self-supporting individuals.
Patsy McLeod, Americanism and Founder’s Medal chair, presented the Mary Smith Lockwood Medal for Education to Lucy Hall Gainer, founder and CEO of the Mary Hall Freedom House in Sandy Springs. This medal honors an individual who has shown outstanding achievement through education in activities furthering educational pursuits beyond the formal educational process.
Alec Nash was the recipient of a Community Service Award presented to his parents, Rick and Laurie Nash, by Gail Godfrey, Community Service Award chair. Ed and May Ettels, founders of Project Mail Call, were also present.
Community Service Awards were established by the National Board of Management as an opportunity for chapters and states to recognize worthy individuals in their communities for outstanding unpaid voluntary achievements in cultural, educational, humanitarian, patriotic, historical, citizenship or environmental conservation endeavors. Alec Nash wrote, produced, directed and performed in his own play, which raised $600 for Project Mail Call, a local organization that sends care packages to troops serving in remote areas of Afghanistan and Iraq.
The club meets on the fourth Thursday of September, October, January, February and April and has a Christmas luncheon each December.