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2004-2005 Activities

PRESIDENTS Annual Report

It does not seem possible, but another year has passed for the Lower Altamaha Historical Society and attendance at our outstanding programs has rebounded after a slight drop early in the year. Our July 2005 annual picnic is being planned and other great programs are scheduled.

A major development for 2004-2005 was the new website designed and maintained by one of our members, Jim Bruce. If you have not seen this excellent companion to Altamaha Echoes, our premier monthly newsletter edited by Myrtle Newberry, simply copy and paste our URL on your browser:

"A Visit to Seabrook" was an exceptional experience for those who were lucky enough to sign up. We are hopeful that we might be able to book a day trip to one of the barrier islands later this year.

A number of our members, volunteering as painters, represented LAHS during the completion of the Tom Chambers Memorial Habitat for Humanity House.

Bill Ramsaur, a member from St. Simons Island is President of the Marshes of Glynn Chapter of the Sons of the Revolution. Bill and Jerry Braddock of Charleston, made a presentation to LAHS: "A Great Day for the Georgia Navy". This exceptional program was the prelude for the dedication ceremony for a historical marker, "The Georgia Navy" solemnized on April 19, 2005 at Fort Frederica National Monument.

The annual Christmas party was an unqualified success. The highlight, as usual, Everett Moriarty's egg nog.

The $1000 Buddy Sullivan Scholarship was awarded to McIntosh County student, Jared Caldwell, who has been accepted at the Georgia Institute of Technology , majoring in Chemical Engineering.

The Bylaws of LAHS were amended establishing the term of office for each officer for two years beginning with the 2006 elections. The financial and membership fiscal year were changed from May 1 to January 1. Dues will be renewable January 1, 2006.

The Society has been served well by our elected officers and the various committees and their chairmen. Without the loyal and creative assistance and work of these exceptional members, my job would be impossible to perform. Thankfully, we have the good fortune of having many gifted and devoted members who have been willing to provide the necessary leadership to make our Society the success it it.

I consider it an honor to have been elected President for a second term of this stellar organization.


Peyton Lingle