To my Fellow Historiographers:
Well, thanks to you, we made it to series 4 Q&A’s. Allow me to congratulate you as a team for a job well done. I hope when you read this information and share it, you will be as proud as I am of what we have accomplished.
Please make sure this information gets out under your signature. In the space indicated on the sheet where it says, “Submitted By,” please insert your name and your signature. Please ensure that your Bishop, Episcopal District President, Presiding Elder, DOLA, YAR and each local church in your district has a copy of series 1, 2, 3 and 4, as well as the puzzle.
I am pleased to report that we have opened the door in order to access factual information about our great Zion and our great Lay Organization. Please remember that all of this historical information is posted to the CLO website www.ameclay.org and can be found on the historiographers’ page. Consistent with the directive from our CLO President, we are showing our commitment to the task as we do our job of informing, educating and providing historical information in Districts 1- 20. Thank you so much for your input as we blaze new paths of communication on behalf of our Connectional Church and our Lay Organization. To God be the glory for the great things he has empowered us to do.
Our honorary historiographer is doing a fantastic job on our second puzzle. She recently shared a draft copy with me and all I can say is, WOW! I am certain that you will share my sentiments. Our second puzzle will be available in March. Do not forget to remind everyone that our first puzzle will print in the December Edition of The Christian Recorder.
Is it over? No! You provided so much information that we now need to develop a new piece that will be called “Did You Know?” This format will provide a new opportunity for us to tell the story about those who continue to have influence in our church and community from a historical perspective. The Lord’s work does not stop. Please continue to provide information about folk in your district who “keep on keeping on.” As always, please include our YAR’s and other young adults in Districts 1-20.
William “Bill” Ayers,
YOU ARE ENCOURAGED and please encourage others to use the CLO website to purchase “The CLO Historical Journal.” The Journal will assist you in getting correct answers to the puzzle and Series 1, 2, 3 and 4 Q & A’s. We look forward to seeing you at the CLO Biennial, June 26-30, 2023 in Chicago, IL. Vendor information will be available February 15, 2023.
Mr. Matikane A. Makiti, CLO President.
Mr. William “Bill” Ayers, CLO Historiographer.