Highlights from the August 2011 Board Meeting

Submitted by Catherine Long (sgapres@thesga.org)

2011 Aug Board Meeting TJ presentation

Board Member Inger Wood (standing) and SGA President Catherine Long (right) listen to presentation by Terry Jackson.

Members of the SGA leadership met Saturday afternoon, 27 August 2011, in the Georgia Room at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon.

The Board Members and Officers are pleased to announce that online membership renewals and donations will soon be a part of this website. Thanks to research by Sammy Smith, this goal will be accomplished in the next few months. This will be a fantastic addition to our engaging website allowing members to renew and new members to pay their dues online. Keep checking this website for this new option!

Working closely with the Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologists, Terry Jackson will assist in the preparation of the submission for the Resources in Risk Plan by the Atlanta Regional Commission. His suggestions and the contributions of professional archaeologists represented by both groups have led to a suitable recommendation.

Upcoming volunteer opportunities are on the horizon as the SGA plans for a very busy fall season. October 1st is the annual CoastFest program and is being organized by Kevin Kiernan. Last year over 7000 people attended and had the opportunity to meet Abby the ArchaeoBus and participate in hands-on activities to learn about archaeology. Look for the ArchaeoBus at the Georgia National Fair in Perry, from October 6–16; we need volunteers to assist with the ArchaeoBus and discuss archaeology with students of all ages. If you are available, Rita Elliott would love to sign you up. What can be more fun than catching up with colleagues and eating good festival food?

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the SGA Fall Meeting in Athens on Saturday, October 22. This meeting is a general session and all papers are considered. Please write Lynn Pietak if you are interested in making a 15–20 minute presentation.

Final details will be forthcoming on this website for a live auction fund-raiser to be held that evening.

For more on this meeting, click here. You may wish to consult the SGA’s online calendar for another version of this information, and links to maps to aid your travel planning.