Our speakers today were. Jannie Harriot , a founder and the current chairwoman of the SC African American Heritage Commission, and also the former Executive Director of the WeGOJA Foundation, and Dawn Dawson- House. Jamie created the Foundation with the expressed purpose of finding resources to carry out the projects outlined by the Commission, and has been the driving force behind much of both organizations’ award-winning accomplishments. Jannie began her preservation work decades ago when she saved historic FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS Feb 6 — Tom Cranmer Feb 13 — John Hudgens Feb 16 — Sandy Olson Feb 25 — David Bernier. Dawn Dawson-House, is the former Director of Corporate Communications for the SC Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, where she worked for more than 31 years. As Executive Director of the WeGOJA Foundation, she hopes to strengthen the organization’s relationships with the business and civic communities for more mutually beneficial collaborationWe also had a moment for mentors where members who have mentored a new member speak on what they did to mentor and how rewarding it is for them . Also, we heard the other side as the mentees spoke on how beneficial it is to have someone in the Club who they are close to while assimilating into the club.