Jul 11, 2018
Lake Michigan College
Jul 18, 2018
Momono's U.S. Exchange Experience
Jul 25, 2018 7:00 AM
Berrien Community Foundation
Aug 01, 2018 7:00 AM
Club Assembly
Aug 08, 2018 7:00 AM
Nez Perce Tragedy
Aug 15, 2018 7:00 AM
Grief Counseling/Caring Circle
Aug 22, 2018
Aug 29, 2018
Boys & Girls Club of Benton Harbor
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Special Notices

Regular Meetings Resume on July 11th

Meetings: Wednesdays, 7 am, Elks Lodge, 601 Riverview, Benton Harbor, MI
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Stories in this issue

Emergency Management Offers Tools
Juneteenth Celebrates the End of Slavary
Kids Say Thank You for Books
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Emergency Management Offers Tools
Capt. Rockey Adams hosted the club at the Berrien County Emergency Management Operations Center.  The main tactical room is filled with communications equipment organized in clusters.  During an emergency  the clusters are filled with personnel involved with a particular aspect, for example, health, or first responders.  Rockey took the opportunity to make us aware of two tools each member may want to add to their side, namely Smart 911 and B-Ware (Short for Berrien Awareness).  See the images below. Click here for more information.
Juneteenth Celebrates the End of Slavery
President Joseph Taylor, in response to an inquiry for a club member, explained that Juneteenth, is a shortened form of June 19th.  The day celebrates that date in 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, to declare the end of the Civil War and issue an order freeing all of the slaves in Texas.  The announcement was two and one-half years after Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation in 1865. The date is commonly called "Freedom Day". A murdered messenger is one possible explanation for the delay.  Louisiana slave owners had moved to Texas to continue operating their plantations with slave labor.
  Joe quoted president Trump's June 19, 2018 announcement as follows: "As a Nation we vow to never forget the millions of African Americans who suffered the evils of slavery. Together we honor the unbreakable spirit ad countless contributions of generations of African Americans to the story of American Greatness."
   Twenty States celebrate Juneteenth as an official holiday.
Kids Say Thank You for Books
The club had several new books left in our store room so we made an extra distribution.  The poster above and several individual thank yous were shared at our club meeting.