Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!!

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!!!

Merry Christmas from the RDA Team!!

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:

Our Christmas and New Year Celebration Hours:

  • Monday December 24            Closed
  • Tuesday December 25            Closed
  • Tuesday January 1                  Closed
Home for the Holidays…2018 Conferences Come to an End

Home for the Holidays…2018 Conferences Come to an End

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!

The Team at RDA

Happy Thanksgiving 2018!!

Happy Thanksgiving 2018!!

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays.  It is a time when we can pause and recognize the blessings of the past year. It also a reminder to focus on the Giver and not just the gifts.

Our great President George Washington said it well in his October 3, 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation:

The full quote:

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor– and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

We are especially thankful for the opportunity to serve you. May we continue to have a flourishing and mutually beneficial relationship.  It is through our relationship that we are able to help those in need.

May the joy from His blessings overflow in your life, not only this Thanksgiving Holiday, but throughout the coming year.

The RDA Team

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The upcoming RDA Holiday Schedule is below. Our office will be closed these days.

  • November 23-24 Thursday & Friday
  • December 24-25 Monday & Tuesday
  • January 1 Tuesday

The Team at RDA

VASBO Fall 2018 Recap

VASBO Fall 2018 Recap

VASBO Fall 2018

Even the remnant of Hurricane Micheal could not stop RDA from participating in the Fall 2018 VASBO Conference at the Wintergreen Resort.  Mimi English had a fun time with others running from building to building in the pouring rain storm.  She was very thankful all the attendees that drove up that foggy mountain road at night arrived safely.  What normally is a 10 minute drive up the mountain took 1 hour because of the dense fog.

Congratulations to Melissa Marrs from Nelson County School who won our gift card drawing.  Pam Blanchard of Caroline County Schools won the online scavenger hunt drawing. The scavenger hunt magic number was 7. Thank you to all that participated.

  A joyful Mimi will bring her umbrella next time.

 

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

The Team at RDA