Friday, January 23, 2009
Gate City II 2009 GACHIP Event:
Gate City II will be at the Scottish Games on October 17th - 18th, 2009, as part of the Georgia CHIPS program. Frank Vexler, WM 5th Masonic District of Georgia and Associate Director of GACHIP, has already reserved our computers for this event. Every year, the Scottish games sees 25,000 visitors from across the southeast and over seas. Among the many attractions are pipe band, caber toss, and falconry competitions as well as Scottish heritage apparel and genealogical services. It's one of he only places I know where you might purchase a claymore sword, a cable knit sweater and a cup of tea within fifteen feet of each other.
GACHIP (GeorgiA CHild Identification Program), sponsored by the Grand Lodge of Georgia, is part of MASONICHIP, an initiative of North American Freemason's Grand Lodges, which generates "completed packs" of various identifying items of children for parents or guardians. MASONICHIP is recognized by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and received a special Award of Commendation from the NCMEC in February 2007.