At Presentation Night in May, the SAFE membership voted on the new SAFE Board for the 2013-2014 school year. The results were as follows:
Dana Rourk - Coordinator
Shelby Gardner - Asst. Coordinator
Lisa Elliott - Sec/Treasurer
Sara Ice - Club Day Coordinator
Deanna Hinkle - Field Trip Coordinator
Susan Williamson - Testing Coordinator
Jennie Banar - Newsletter Editor
The next SAFE Board Meeting will take place on July 11th from 1-3pm. If you have anything you would like to present to/discuss with the Board, please contact Dana Rourk by Friday, July 5th. There will be no SAFE membership meetings for the months of June and July. Our next membership meeting, where Club Day sign-ups will take place, is scheduled for Tuesday, August 13th @ 7pm at Harmony Church.
A word from your new board...
As we prepare for next school year, we are in search for good curriculum, books, and supplies…but what is it that will keep us going, strengthen us when we are exhausted, and give us hope when circumstances seem hopeless? Let me encourage you to spend time in God’s Word. When He speaks encouragement, promises, and blessings to you through His Word, copy them down and cover your home with them. Share them with each other throughout the year! Here are just a few that encourage me.
Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God: and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.
Psalm 46 (Please read on your own)
What a blessing it is to serve as your coordinator for 2013-2014
Hello everyone! I am Shelby Gardner. I will be serving in the position of Assistant Coordinator on the SAFE board for the next school year. I am so happy to be able to serve with this great board! I think it's going to be a productive and fun year!
Just a few things about me: I have been married to my very best friend, Michael, for 17 years this August (I can hardly believe that)! Time flies when you're having fun. ;) We have two wonderful children, Lyndi, who is 16 and going into her junior year in high school, and Jake, who is 10 and going into the 5th grade. I have to mention our black lab, Darcy, (she would pout if I didn't) and our newly acquired bunny, Ellie. This will be our 5th year home-schooling. We absolutely love it! We are members at Crosspoint Baptist Church and are very active there! We love our church family!
I hope in this next year that we remember this truth that comes from God's Word:
Colossians 3:23-24 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ."
My name is Lisa Burchett Elliott and I just completed my 9th year homeschooling. I have two sweet daughters – Rachel, 14 and Emma, 9. We attend Bethesda Church of God where we are heavily involved in music ministry…all of us! ? I am really excited about the opportunity to serve on the SAFE board this year; being more plugged in with our homeschooling community and having some new friends!
Club Day Coordinator:
Hello, my name is Sara Ice. I am your new Club Day Coordinator. I have been married for 18 years. My husband has been in the Army for 16 years and we have three children, ages 11, 7, and 4. I have been homeschooling for 6 years now. I'm excited about our upcoming year! But I need you. Please consider and pray about how you can be involved in Club Day this coming fall. To those who are new in the group, Club Day is a SAFE sponsored event where we gather to help each other provide instruction for our children. Classes for all age groups and subjects are encouraged and welcomed!
Thank you, Anna Maggard, for already agreeing to provide math classes again! I will be teaching Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology - study of the movement of the body. We will be starting classes in late August. If you are interested in teaching a class, I need a class syllabus by July 9th so it can be approved by the SAFE Board.
If you have any concerns or questions, you may contact me at:
Thank you, and I look forward to working with all of you this year!
Field Trip Coordinator:
My name is Deanna Hinkle - Field Trip Coordinator. I have been married to my husband, Jim, for 12 years and we have three children, A.J. - 11, Angelina - 8 and Chase - 4. We started homeschooling in 2008 . Though we are fairly new on our home schooling journey, Jim and I consider home schooling a blessing and a privilege. When I am not teaching, I enjoy painting, pottery, and gardening. I am also a huge History & Science buff.
Homeschooling has been a journey that has reaped blessings upon our family in such sweet ways. As your Field Trip Coordinator, I am looking forward to serving the members of SAFE this year. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi. My name is Susan Williamson. I have 3 wonderful boys, 16 of the tiniest chickens in the world, and a beautiful chi-poo puppy named Isabella. Animals and kids are my heart. I have been married to my hubby for 17 years:)..This will be my 9th year homeschooling and my first year to homeschool a high school student. I have had the privilege of serving on the board before and I look forward to the upcoming year.
My name is Jennie Banar and I'm a homeschooling mom of two kiddos at present. I'm looking forward to serving as your Newsletter Editor this year. We'll be doing some growing together with the development of our new website. I encourage you to navigate around it...it's an incredible tool! If I can be of any assistance to you, please don't hesitate to contact me at email@example.com. Many blessings to each of you!
Announcements - IMPORTANT - please read:
* For the past 10+ years, membership dues have remained at $25. However, we have seen a need to increase membership dues to $30 in order to maintain the support SAFE provides to our families. We are thankful that membership in such a tremendous support group continues to be affordable. Please make plans now for the small adjustment.
Also, please remember to pay your SAFE membership dues by the August 1st deadline.
SAFE By-Laws, Article V - Dues, Section 2 states: "Dues are to be paid by August 1, unless special arrangements are made with the Secretary/Treasurer. Those who do not meet these requirements shall not be entitled to the services of SAFE."