Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Welcome to CHEAHA from the Steering Committee Chairman

I would like to welcome all CHEAHA members to a new school year. We have a few changes in CHEAHA for the 2015-2016 school year. The first of which is our name.

At our end of year meeting last week we voted on a change of name. Our C.H.E.A.H.A. acronym stood for Christian Home Educators At Home in Anniston since our inception in 1995. The families that started CHEAHA were from the Anniston area, so it made sense.

The Anniston name was mistaken for Alabama, time and again, and presently we have families from Etowah, Calhoun, Cleburne, St. Clair and Talladega County. So the steering committee voted that in our 20th year our new name would be, Christian Home Educators At Heights of Achievement.
We also had a "changing of the guard" so to speak, on the steering committee.
We said goodbye (for a while) to Karen Bush, Paula Smith and Lisa Swinney. We will miss their hard work and most important, their servants heart. Thank You ladies for all the years you volunteered your time for the sake of CHEAHA's children.

The 2015-2016 CHEAHA steering committee is as follows:
Executive Committee:
Chairman - Clark Patterson
Co-Chairman - Chasiety Auvil
Recording Secretary - Cynthia Bible
Treasurer - Sheliah Brady
Activities Coordinator - Dawn Fetner
Membership Secretary - Gena Butler
Publications Editor - Dore Kesterson

Sub Committee:
SAT Coordinator - Dee Dee Lloyd
Prom Sponsor - Trisha Hall
Yearbook Sponsors - Traci Ball & Amy Patterson

Support Teams: Under Dawn Fetner:
Swimming - Clark Patterson
Skating - Melody Gunter
Park Days - Dee Dee Lloyd
Teen Time - Melody Gunter

Support Teams: Under Dore Kesterson:
CHEAHA Blogspot - Beth Shurbutt
CHEAHA Chatter - Gena Butler & Chasiety Auvil
CHEAHA Facebook page - Clark Patterson
Next, we have held membership fees at $15 a year for the last 9 years. We have discussed the question of a fee increase for the last two years. We have decided that we want to continue providing CHEAHA's children with as much and more, as opposed to cutting out activities.
Therefore we have a new membership form and the new yearly fee per family is $20. We no longer have an increased fee for late membership. However, if you are not a member of CHEAHA, your children WILL NOT be eligible for field trips or activites. No exceptions.
Last year alone, CHEAHA paid for two swim dates and two skate dates. If you have two children, then that alone almost reimburses the $20.
We look forward to a productive and fun school year. Please utilize or Blog Site at for upcoming info. It is in the process of being updated.  Also, make sure to include a good email address on your membership form so you can receive our pdf. newsletter that will be sent out on Cheaha Chat, our group email.

Members on Facebook also have access to CHEAHA Homeschoolers page.
We also have a C.H.E.A.H.A. Book Sale & Curriculum Swap page that is open to the public.

God Bless,
Clark Patterson


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CHEAHA Charter for 2015-2016