Governor Nathan Deal presents Gwinnett County Bicentennial Day Proclamation to the Elisha Winn Society Children of the American Revolution:  First Row: (l to r) Marilane M., Morgan M., Collyns P., Nick  H., Beckett P., Governor Nathan Deal, Society President Noah T., Recording Secretary Olivia H., Registrar Stafford W., Tate W., Breck W. Second Row: Chaplain Samantha Z., Senior Vice President Lydia McGill, Crews M., Senior Corresponding Secretary Carol Pangle, Rayleigh P.,        Courtney L., Caleb L., Senior President Emily Tindall, Senior Recording Secretary Ann Story, Kathleen Wilson Third Row: Traci Zierk, Senior Treasurer Anne Lockhart, Christy Lowe, Randy Tindall, Senior Registrar Kitty Watters, Sid Watters

On Wednesday the Elisha Winn Society Children of the American Revolution visited the State Capitol to receive a Proclamation from Governor Nathan Deal naming December 15 as Gwinnett County Bicentennial Day.

The Proclamation recognized the Gwinnett pioneer, Elisha Winn, with a paragraph:



“WHEREAS Gwinnett County’s governmental operations began in 1819 and the first courthouse was located at the home of Elisha Winn, in what is now Dacula. Several buildings have served as the courthouse, though the current courthouse was built in 1988; and…”

Members gain valuable leadership experience in conducting meetings, following parliamentary procedures and standard protocol, serving as delegates and speaking before groups at local, state and national conferences. The responsibility and privilege of selecting officers helps members gain an understanding of the democratic process.

“Good citizens cannot be made suddenly. They must grow…” Harriett Mulford Lothrop, Founder of The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, April 5, 1895.