“1st Anniversary Banquet” We celebrated our 1 Special points of interest:
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mentary Principal; Wil-
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keynote speaker was
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Director Long County
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guished guests included
Commander WTU. WTU
former Liberty County
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WHAT’S HAPPENING ??? Keep Liberty Beautiful 21 Sept. (0900-1030) G.I.A will be cleaning up litter from Hardee’s to Subway on General Screven
Manna House Delivery
21 Sept. (0930-1030)
28 Sept. (0800-1000)
Members will report to Manna House and help with picking up food and delivering to pantry.
We sponsor this event that is raising money to bring awareness to child abuse and neglect. Downtown Hinesville
Anniversary (contâ€™d) This anniversary served as a celebration for G.I.A and we were happy with the amount of guests we had. Our Little Guardians did an outstanding
Lee Lee & Toya at the Banquet
job reciting some poetry about volunteering and
Sartin & JP. Thank you to everyone who came out and showed support and those who were unable to attend but supported the event.
we enjoyed the musical selections from McKinley
Celebrating a Year of Activism
Collected Food from previous drives
We will be hosting our 3rd food drive to help stock the Long County Food Pantry. We are seeking non-perishable food items and water to help the families and individuals in need in the area.
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We are honored to have Mrs. Daisy Jones join us as a member of our Board of Directors
Daisy Jones was born in Fernandina Beach, Florida and has traveled throughout the U.S., Europe, Caribbean and Asia. Military service brought her to Hinesville in 1998, where she resided for a short period before retiring from active duty as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2004. During her twenty years of service, she served in a variety of positions, including Commander, Public Affairs Officer, Force Protection Manager, Logistics Analyst, Support Operations Officer, and Deputy G4 (senior logistician).
Education, Training and Certification: B.S., Journalism, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL; Graduate, Army Management Staff College, Fort Belvoir, VA; Graduate, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS; Department of Defense Public Information School, Fort Meade, MD; Master of Arts, Ministry, Jacksonville Theological Seminary, Jacksonville, FL; Certification, The Protocol School of Washington, Washington, D.C.; Master of Arts, Leadership and Management, Webster Daisy has been employed University, St. Louis, MO; by the City of Hinesville Master of Arts, Human as a Program Coordinator Resource Management, for more than three years. Webster University, St. She is an ordained minis- Louis, MO ter and serves under the Community and Profesleadership of Dr. M.L. sional affiliations include: Jackson, Mt. Zion MinisSociety for Human Retries, Hinesville, GA. She source Management resides with her husband (SHRM); Association of and Love, Elder Nathan the United States Army Jones. (AUSA); Military Officers
Association of America (MOAA); Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated; Liberty County Homeless Coalition; Liberty County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Association (MLKOA); Community of Inspired Women; The Alliance of Administrators (TAOA) Most Recent Awards and Recognition: 2007 Georgia Press Association Award; 2012 Five Star Ministries Leadership Award; 2012 Employee of the Year, Community Development Department, City of Hinesville; 2013 Liberty County Martin Luther King Observance Association Award The greatest accomplishment and achievement is an ongoing relationship with Christ Jesus.
Welcome to Guardians in Action !!!
G.I.A has a vision of being apart of a community of â€œPeople Helping Peopleâ€?
In July, we welcomed Rhonda, one of our newest members to the organization. She is married to John McIntyre who is stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. She is a mother to two beautiful daughters, Khadijah and Kiahna. She is currently working on a Master of Science in Health Care Administration.
Two things that Rhonda uses to describe herself: 1. “I’m a person who love, love, loves my family.” Guardians In Action, Inc. 21 Clydesdale Ct., NE Ludowici, GA 31316 Phone: 504-344-4269
2. I was taught at an early age about giving back and being appreciative of what I have. Rhonda says she is truly blessed and loves giving back to the community in which she lives and serves, and GIA stands for these wonderful things too.
“And that’s why I’m proud to be a member of GIA!!!”
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In next month’s issue: Pictures from Food Drive New Member Inductions Member Spotlight & more