"You are right to be proud. This is the Savannah that we are working to achieve. You are leading by example."
Yes, they are, Mr. Mayor!
This morning at 10am I was honored to share a few words with the staff. After a raucous group song I walked up to the front to look out at the four dozen faces waiting to hear what I had to say. I thanked them for the opportunity to say a few words and asked them, "How many of you know the names, Howie Stilson, Spike Roxenberg, and Cary Popkin?
Four dozen sets of eyes looked at me quizzically in total silence. There was a little shuffling of feet, a few coughs to cover the discomfort, and then one offered, "Some old guys?" (That answer was technically correct).
Not wanting it to go on too long, I told them that they were my camp counselors at Camp Pontiac in 1967 and that for 300+ children
They are going to be Howie Stilson, Spike Roxenberg and Cary Popkin to a generation of children;
They are the inspiration and role models;
They will be remembered for a lifetime.
It is a daunting opportunity and responsibility to make camp the greatest time of their lives.