CISV Atlanta Newsletter – Summer 2005
On Wednesday, June 28, 2005, Tait Anberg and Lindy Day traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee to visit the Chattanooga Chapter’s “Stepping Stones to Peace” Village as National Observer’s. It was held at the Washington Alternative School which proved a great site.
Every village held around the world, has a National Observer(s) whose responsibility it is to make sure that all facilities, planners, staff, leaders, junior counselors, activities, planning, programs, risk management, medical/dental/ psychological services, security, food service, etc. are up to snuff to provide the forty-eight 11-year-old youth delegates attending the best Village experience possible.
Lindy and Tait’s job was an easy one as the Village’s Staff, Barbara McKerley, Jackie Lutz, Elijah Duncan, Emma Johannson (Sweden), and Mae Cooper were well on their way, along with an excellent group of Leaders and Junior Counselors, to providing an exciting Village experience their youth participants would remember for the rest of their lives.
Making a repeat visit for the Village’s Open Day on Saturday, July 16, 2005, was a bonus when Lindy and Tait were accompanied by Thletha Yates, whose son Michael Oden was participating in our very first Village delegation in Paris, France during the month of July 2005.
Way to go Chattanooga!!! CISV Atlanta Area has a wonderful vision of what our first Village should be like in 2008.