We are grateful for the many blessing bestowed upon us this year. Now is a good time to pause and consider all the ways He has blessed us. And we are especially thankful for the opportunity to serve you. Thank you!!
We wish you a very joyful and grateful Thanksgiving holiday! May our Lord continue to richly bless you and your loved ones.
The Team at RDA.
Below is RDA’s holiday schedule. We will be closed on these days.
Thanksgiving – Thursday & Friday, 28 & 29 Nov 2019
In recognition of Independence Day, RDA’s office will be closed this Thursday and Friday, July 4 & 5. Normal hours will resume on Monday, July 8th.
We wish everyone a safe and joyful day celebrating the birth of the greatest nation in the history of mankind.
On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress of our 13 colonies passed a resolution of independence. This resolution, proposed by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia, declared our separation from British rule. After passing the independence resolution, Congress turned their attention to finalizing the “Declaration of Independence” document. This famous document was finalized and published on July 4, two days after the resolution.
Below is an animation showing how quickly (or slowly) the news of this Declaration spread across the colonies. Thanks to the Declaration Resource Project for this animation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Thomas Jefferson
13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:13-14
In this season we have much to celebrate. Specifically, we are celebrating the birth of God’s Son, Jesus. So that if anyone confesses with their mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in their heart that God raised Him from the dead, they will be saved for all eternity. Hallelujah! What a gift! Let us celebrate this good news!
May your Christmas festivities rejoice in this most wonderful gift of all time!!!
Sharing in the harvest. – Your blessings continue to allow us to serve thousands of those in need through local and international ministries. For more information on how your partnership helps those in need, please visit these ministry web sites:
That’s a wrap on our 2018 conference schedule! We finished up this fall with School Board conferences in North Dakota, Georgia and Tennessee. It is always good to meet new faces at these shows but it is especially nice to see the familiar faces of our users!
Leah Hollingshead was our RDA representative in beautiful Bismarck, ND for the NDSBA conference. While she was there, Leah also hosted our annual ND User Group meeting. She said the best part of the meeting was seeing RDA users actively helping other RDA users! There was so much conversation that Leah did not get a chance to take a group photo. She did manage to catch a few of our users walking around during the conference. We will definitely get all of you next time ND users! Thank you for attending!
ND users: Tabi Schneider (Glen Ullin Public Schools), Paulette Elder (Hebron Public Schools) and Bernadine Jorgenson (White Shield School District)
Sherri Melton and Mimi English tag teamed the GASBO conference in Augusta, Georgia. As always, there was a big turnout with school districts big and small represented from all over the state. The conference had an “adventure” theme this year, and while Sherri and Mimi didn’t do anything too “adventurous” at the RDA booth, you can see that some of the others in attendance were all in with safari attire and fake mustaches!
Mimi finished the season off in Murfreesboro, TN at the TASBO conference. She made a pit stop along the way to resupply our long time customer, Tullahoma City Schools, with purple pens. It’s always nice to see the Tullahoma crew! Once arriving in Murfreesboro the temperatures dropped and there was an early arrival of snow flurries! This year’s TASBO conference was Disney themed. Given the weather conditions outside, it seemed appropriate that Elsa and Olaf lined the convention center hallways!
While it’s back to business as usual at the office for the next few months, we are already looking forward to our travels in 2019. Both conferences and user group meetings will be on the schedule for this spring. We hope to see you soon!