The first proclamation designated November 4 as Retired Educators Day in Georgia and was signed by Mayor Palmer and County Commissioner Alvin Long.
Governor Nathan Deal recognizing November 4 as Retired Educators Day around the state by signing a similar proclamation.
According to the Proclamation, there are more than 89,000 retired educators in Georgia, 22,000 of whom are members of Georgia Retired Educators Association.
The proclamation recognizes that the retired educators donate thousands of hours of volunteer service and make invaluable contributions to the welfare of their respective communities across the state.
According to the proclamation, it is appropriate that a day be designated for citizens to express their appreciation for the contributions that retired educators have made and continue to make for the betterment of human lives and for society.
The second proclamation that was signed by Mayor Palmer and recognizes the Week of October 21-27 as Friends of Libraries week in Calhoun.
The proclamation urges everyone to join the Friends of the Library and thank them for all they do to make our library and community so much better.
According to the proclamation the work of the Friends highlights an on-going basis that our library is the cornerstone of the community providing opportunities for all to engage in the joy of life-long learning and connect with the thoughts and ideas of others from ages past to the present.
According to the proclamation, the friends understand the importance of well-funded libraries and advocate to ensure that our library gets the resources it needs to provide a wide variety of services to all ages including access to print and electronic materials, along with expert assistance in research, readers’ advisory and children’s services.
The Friends’ commit their time and set an example for how volunteerism leads to positive civic engagement and the betterment of our community, according to the proclamation.