The Glynn Environmental Coalition
celebrated 15 years of service to our community at the June 14th
annual membership meeting, elected Board and Officers for
2005-6, and presented service awards.
A William T. Lipscomb Science Fair Award was established honoring GECís
recently deceased Secretary. The award will be presented to the student
whose science fair project best epitomizes concern and hope for a clean
environment and healthy economy for coastal Georgia. Bill Lipscomb was a
professor at Coastal Georgia Community College until his retirement, and was
working towards having the GEC establish an award for outstanding science
fair projects in grades 6 through 12, at the time of his death in February
of this year.
A plaque was awarded to Frank Lea for his 3 years of service as GEC
President, and Certificates of Appreciation were presented to Dave Kyler for
3 years of service as GEC Vice-President, to Darrell Gossett for 2 years of
service on the Board, and to Joel Myers for outstanding performance in
environmental justice organizing in the Arco community. Tokens of
appreciation were presented to Hoke and Pam Brannen, Barbara Bowdry, Clyde
Williams, and Robert Randall.
With the new Board and Officers installed and business concluded, dinner
and entertainment with the membership filled out the night. Crickett Allen,
Bo Foxx, and Bill Owens provided entertainment. Bill Owens, incoming GEC
President, shared his rendition of Tom Lehrerís ďPollutionĒ, tailored for
A big thank-you goes out to
Paul Redding and Robert Randall for their help raising the canopy and
preparing for the meeting. There were a few tense moments as thunderstorms
moved in, but they left us with relief from the dayís heat and perfect
conditions for the GECís 15th anniversary membership meeting.