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Alabama District is Back and Strong at 100th Annual Convention


President: Maureen Murphy

President-Elect: Tim Spafford

Secretary: Linda Schoen

Treasurer:John Schoen

Immediate Past-President:
  Lisa DeShazo

ADEC Volunteer Field Rep.:
Tommy Holliman

ADEC Division Directors
Div. 1-Carolyn Chandler
Div. 2- Diana Cline
Div. 3- Open
Div. 4- Joyce Franklin
Div. 5- Gayle Atchison
Div. 6- Donna McClaney Jones
Div. 7- Judy Friday
Div. 8- Mickey McDonnell

What a wonderful time we had gathering, meeting, sharing, eating, and learning together at our 100th Annual ADEC convention, held at the Hotel Capstone in Tuscaloosa, AL! Friday evening, we met and enjoyed a scrumptious dinner buffet while we laughed until we cried as Wiley Cutts from the Exchange Club of Montgomery recalled tales from serving as a school principal at various schools in Montgomery,
Coach Nick Saban from the University of Alabama received our 2021
Court of Honor Award via video, and we all enjoyed violin music before and during dinner, thanks to John Scheon, ADEC Treasurer, who found some excellent violinists from the Univ. of Alabama. We enjoyed the hospitality suite each night and toasted to ADEC's 100 years of service to Alabama communities. On Saturday, we honored those who passed on during our club year, were educated by NEC Region 10 VP David Johnson, and were impressed with the youth in the oratory contest as well as the A.C.E. and Youth of the Year awardee. Saturday evening, we enjoyed another fantastic buffet and David Johnson inducted our new officers and board members for ADEC.  Sunday morning, we celebrated God and America with our "One Nation Under God" breakfast with Judge Rob Robertson of Tuscaloosa as our inspirational speaker. The new officers, division directors, and board members met after breakfast, and then we all headed home. Next year's convention is planned for June 3-5, 2022 at Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge in Guntersville, AL. Mark your calendar as you will not want to miss another great ADEC convention planned and executed by Convention Co-Chairs Joyce Franklin and Lisa deShazo!

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  Coach Nick Saban
  Awarded 2021 Court
  of Honor at ADEC        Convention


Coach Nicholas Lou Saban Jr. has been the head football coach at the University of Alabama since 2007. Saban previously served as head coach of the National Football League's Miami Dolphins and at three other universities: Louisiana State University, Michigan State University, and the  University of Toledo. Saban is considered by many to be the greatest coach in college football history.  Nick Saban is one of the most successful coaches in college football history. He has coached teams that have won championships after championships in a row. 

Nick’s Kids Foundation is the official charity of Coach Nick Saban & his wife Terry. The Nick’s Kids was started by Nick and Terry Saban during their time at Michigan State University, and has continued to support organizations today. The Nick’s Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting children, family, teacher and student causes. The Nick’s Kids Foundation is a 501 ©(3) non-profit charity. Nick and Terry Saban dedicate time to the Nick’s Kids by executing multiple events throughout the year, as well as conducting day-to-day activities to keep the charity alive. He has been married to Terry Saban since December 18, 1971. They have two children.