After climbing and sliding through the Fagarash Mountains in Romania on a mission trip as part of a fund raising campaign for a youth camp, it’s good to be back at sea level.  The week was filled with events both informative and supportive beginning with the presentation of the Cobb County budget which I am still reviewing.  Later in the week was my swearing ceremony at the Lost Mountain Chapter of Kiwanis International which many of my friends and supporters who are members have been encouraging me to join.  Given my record of service to the community, joining Kiwanis was a natural fit.  Along those lines, I again was with friends and patriots at Project Mail Call to pack morale boxes for the troops.  This is an amazing program which has been run out of the basement of the home of Ed and Mary Ettels for more than 10 years.  This wonderful couple represent s some of the best of America.

During the weekend, the Hearts for Heroes Foundation hosted former Seal Team 6 member Senior Chief Petty Officer Robert O’Neill.  He gave a riveting presentation on both his training and the nature of his deployments with this heralded unit.  On Sunday, the Congregation of Etz Chaim had an equally informative and educational forum and moving service of remembrance on the 100thanniversary of the lynching of Leo Frank.  Judy and I were warmly welcomed by the congregation.

The campaign continues to be fun and informative.  Invest in the future of Cobb County by clicking on the volunteer and donation buttons on this web site.  Join me in a journey which, at the end, you can say that you made a difference.

Mike

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