On April 6, 2005, at the Georgia Club's final general body meeting of the year, Brittani Riddle was selected by the general body as the club's 2004-2005 Member of the Year. Brittani, a freshman from Decatur, GA, became an active member of the club on October 6, 2004, though she was involved in club activities long before that date. She was a participant in the 12th and 13th annual Welcome to the Mecca Weekends during her junior and senior years in high school. She also attended the club's Six Flags trip, BisonFest 2005, and volunteered at the Car Wash Fundraiser during the summer before her arrival at Howard.
Once she arrived on campus, she became a member of the Public Relations Committee and the Welcome to the Mecca Committee. As part of her work with the committees, she was in charge of the promoting in the Annex for most of the club’s events this year and in charge of coordinating one of the social events during the Welcome to the Mecca Weekend. She also was a participant in the Bison 2 Bison Mentoring Program. Brittani also was a member of the Georgia Club's team in the 2nd annual "Put Yo' Hood Up!!!" State Club Talent Show on March 2, 2005. Then, Brittani accepted President Keith Laing's offer to become Interim Historian and was nominated to the reminder of the term by the General Body on March 9, 2005. Finally, Brittani came full circle and hosted a potential Howard student during the 14th annual Welcome to the Mecca Weekend. Brittani Riddle is a valuable asset to the Georgia Club and her value has been has been reaffirmed by its members.
The Member of the Year was once again selected by members after nominations were held during a general body meeting. Members could nominate any active member of the club other than themselves or members of the Executive Board. Once the nominations were in, a vote was held. This is the second year of the Member of the Year recognition, which is well on its way to becoming an annual tradition of the Georgia Club.
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