Special to the Journal
The South West Georgia Exchange Club honored American Legion Post 30 Commander Ray Humphery with the Book of Golden Deeds award at their weekly meeting Tuesday February 28.
The Book of Golden Deeds is an award given to a member of the community for the work that person has given for the community. It is indeed a very prestigious award that is only given one time a year. The person receiving this award does not have to be a member of any exchange club, but must be very active within the community.
Commander Humphery has worked untold hours collecting items to be sent overseas to our veterans. He has also become very active in the wounded warrior project by helping transport the warriors to hunts, making lunches for the hunters, collecting walkers, wheel chairs and potty chairs for veterans.
The award is described in an Exchange Club publication as “Originated by the exchange Club of Huntington, Ind., in 1919, it is designed to recognize men and women whose sacrifice for public good is motivated by an innate desire to help others.
“The award is sponsored by Exchange Clubs everywhere to honor those individuals whose good deeds might otherwise go unnoticed.”
Some examples the publication cited as worthy of the award are, “The woman who regularly donates her time to care for disadvantaged children; the man who voluntarily instructs disabled persons in soe skill or craft; these are the kinds of exceptional individuals which the Book of Golden Deeds Award aims to salute. A man or woman exists in every community and, if not for this exclusive Exchange Club project, might never receive the honor and acclaim which he or she deserves.”