JANUARY 2015

FEATURES


Gratitude for Service--Todd Chase

Board Transitions
Save the Date
New Site


Dear friends,

The beginning of a year is a wonderful chance to look both at the future and at the past. As we at Associates have begun 2015, I have excitement and gratitude that stems from both looking ahead and looking at where we’ve been.

In this issue, we’ve taken a look at outgoing board member and past president, Todd Chase. His friendship to Associates is a true gift.  Looking ahead, this year’s banquet has a new venue—the Millennium Center downtown—and an engaging speaker with a dynamic story of God’s healing work.

I’m grateful for each of you—for past and future friendship with this organization we love.

In Christ,

Heath Greene

 Gratitude for Service--Todd Chase

After six years of diligent and able service, Todd Chase has rolled off the Board of Directors for Associates. He served two of those years as president of the board, then added an extra year to his term to ensure a smooth transition.

He leaves a strong Board that faces continuing challenges and significant need for financial support.

“Some of the biggest challenges continue to be funding,” Chase says. “I know that across the board in healthcare insurance reimbursements are going down, but the mental health field is a particularly tough environment right now. It has certainly opened my eyes to what those in the mental health deal with.”

Heath Greene, executive director at Associates, expressed gratitude for Chase’s service. “We appreciate him so much; he gave a lot of himself and was an effective servant leader on the Board. I’m also grateful for his continued friendship to Associates—he will remain an important member of our community.”

Chase felt that connection to Associates was easy. “I think almost everyone has someone they care about with a mental health issue, and I’m no different,” he says.

“For me, it was a wonderful experience to see the hearts of the staff members at Associates. They provide excellent and professional care, but also make sure their clients know where their worth really is—in Christ. That’s the kind of care that can make someone truly whole.”
Board Transitions

Associates’ board welcomes two new member for the year: Shannon Rainey and Jeff Williams. Both will be highlighted in future months’ articles.

Other transitions include saying goodbye and thank you to out-going board members Todd Chase (see article above) and Mary Clemens.

SAVE THE DATE
ASSOCIATES ANNUAL BANQUET
APRIL 28, 2015

Associates’ annual fundraising banquet is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, at 6:30.

Ashley Smith Robinson, known as the single mom who persuaded a killer to surrender to Atlanta police in 2005, will be the keynote speaker. Robinson, who struggled with substance abuse, wrote a best-selling account of the event that is also being made into a movie with a release date of late 2015.

New Site for Associates’ Banquet

The annual fundraising banquet will move several blocks across downtown this April to the Millennium Center.

The 100-year-old building at the intersection of 5th and Trade streets, formerly a Federal Building and a U.S. Post Office, is a popular spot for corporate events, concerts, and weddings.

The banquet will now offer free parking.

 


Words to Keep

“Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.” 
Colossians 3:17

“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” 
Randy Pausch,
author of The Last Lecture




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