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"Red, White and You" online LIVE auction!

This LIVE auction benefits the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, Inc. who supports the soldiers and the airmen of the Georgia National Guard. 

LIVE with "Santa's Chief Elf" - John Loud

Wednesday - December 9th  - 6:30 8:00 pm

 

Experiences  ~  Wine Wall  ~ Raffle Tickets ~  Direct Donations 

2021 Experiences Include: Fun sporting events, extravagant trips, staycations, community involvment, fast cars, original art, food and MUCH more!

Wine Wall: Love wine and surprises? We have the perfect spot for you...Our "Wine Wall"! Here you will be able to purchase bottles of wine at just $25! Bottles will be individually wrapped so you may end up with a bottle of wine valued at over $150

Raffle:  Tickets for Raffle $5.00 each or 5/$20 for these awesome items:  Custom hand made knives; beautiful jewelry for the ladies; 2020 Falcons Tickets; Aged Bourbon, and a Tactical Resolve AR-15 - drawings every 15 minutes!

All the above... perfect for holiday and gift giving! 

Direct Donations: You may give a donation direct to the Foundation. $25 - $50 - $100 or more supports our Soldiers and Airmen in emergency situations. The Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, Inc. is a self-funded non-profit 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt charitable corporation since1996. They provide financial assistance on an emergency relief basis to Soldiers and Airmen for family support, victims of disasters, unplanned financial emergencies such as travel expenses for funerals and Guard members who have been injured during deployment or training accidents. They have approved more than $3 million dollars in assistance to nearly 4,000 Georgia National Guard Members and their families.

 

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LIVE Auction on Wednesday, December 9th at 6:30pm.

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Special Guests

  • Adjutant General MG Thomas Carden

    Adjutant General of the Georgia Department of Defense

    Adjutant General MG Thomas Carden

    Adjutant General of the Georgia Department of Defense

    Thomas Carden is the Adjutant General of the Georgia Department of Defense and is a member of the Homeland Security Board. Major General Carden was appointed by Governor Kemp in January of 2019 as the 43rd Adjutant General of the Georgia Department of Defense. He is responsible for directing, coordinating, organizing and stationing the Army and Air National Guards of the State of Georgia, the Georgia State Defense Force, and federal and state civilians, ensuring their readiness to perform state and national missions. In 1986, Major General Carden enlisted in the Georgia Army National Guard as an infantryman. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in August 1989 after completing officer candidate school. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College. Major General Carden has held a number of key positions in the Army and Georgia Army National Guard. Most recently, he served as Deputy Commanding General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Multi-National Division Southeast (Romania). Major General Carden previously served as the Georgia Army National Guard Commanding General, chief of staff, deputy chief of staff for operations, and deputy chief for personnel. Major General Carden Commanded the 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade and the Georgia Army National Guard's Recruiting and Retention Battalion. He also served as the operations officer for the 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment. While serving in this capacity, he deployed to Bosnia, Herzegovina as part Operation Joint Forge. In 2005, he deployed to Iraq with the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Major General Carden's military decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge, and the Parachutist Badge. Major General Carden graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus with a Bachelor of Science in History. He later earned a Master of Arts in human resource management from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo. and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the Army War College.

  • Brigadier General Thomas "Gasket" Grabowski

    President of the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation

    Brigadier General Thomas "Gasket" Grabowski

    President of the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation

    Thomas "Gasket" Grabowski, Brig Gen, GA ANG Commander, Georgia - Air National Guard Georgia, Assistant Adjutant General - Air Brigadier General Thomas F. Grabowski is the Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Georgia National Guard. His duties and responsibilities include the command of more than 2,800 Georgia Air National Guard members. General Grabowski also serves in a dual-hatted assignment as the Special Assistant to the Director Air National Guard and Military Deputy to the Directorate of Total Force Integration, Office of the Air Force Director of Staff, U.S. Air Force. The Total Force Integration Office works to identify the appropriate force mix of active and reserve components across missions and platforms to reduce legal, organizational, policy and cultural barriers to a more fully integrated Air Force. General Grabowski joined the Georgia Air National Guard in 1985 as an enlisted telecommunications specialist. He was later commissioned as a communications officer through the Academy of Military Science in 1994. Prior to his current assignment, General Grabowski was the commander of the 116th Air Control Wing, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. He was responsible for the worldwide employment of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS). He attended air battle manager training at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida in April 2002. His aviation career includes more than 2700 flying hours; including more than 1,700 combat hours in the E-8C (JSTARS) supporting Operations IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM. EDUCATION 1990 Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, Georgia College, Milledgeville 2001 Squadron Officer School, in residence 2004 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence 2007 National Security Decision Making Course, Naval War College, Newport, R.I. 2008 Master of Science, Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle University, Worldwide Campus, Fla. 2011 Air War College, by correspondence 2012 Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Leadership in Crisis, Cambridge, Mass. 2015 Joint Task Force Commander Training Course, U.S. Northern Command, Colorado Springs, Colo. 2017 Dual Status Commander Certification Program, U.S. Northern Command, Colorado Springs, Colo. 2019 Senior Leader Orientation Course (SLOC); Joint Base Andrews, Md. & Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas ASSIGNMENTS 1. September 1994 - September 1995, Officer in Charge, Wire, 202nd Engineering Installation Squadron, Macon, Ga. 2. September 1995 - September 1996, Officer in Charge, Wire, 202nd Engineering Installation Squadron, Macon, Ga. 3. September 1996 - September 1997, Officer in Charge, Workload Control, 202nd Engineering Installation Squadron, Macon, Ga. 4. September 1997 - August 1998, Communications-Computer Systems Officer, 202nd Engineering Installation Squadron, Macon, Ga. 5. August 1998 - May 1999, Public Affairs Officer, 116th Bomb Wing, Robins AFB, Ga. 6. May 1999 - April 2002, Commander, 116th Communications Flight, Robins AFB, Ga. 7. April 2002 - January 2003, Student, 325th Combat Training Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Fla. 8. January 2003 - October 2003, Student, 330th Combat Training Squadron, Robins AFB, Ga. 9. October 2003 - October 2004, Air Battle Manager/Air Weapons Officer, 12th Airborne Command and Control Squadron, Robins AFB, Ga. 10. October 2004 - October 2005, Flight Commander, 12th Airborne Command and Control Squadron, Robins AFB, Ga. 11. October 2005 - October 2006, Chief of Staff, 12th Airborne Command and Control Squadron, Robins AFB, Ga. 12. October 2006 - October 2008, Assistant Director of Operations, 12th Airborne Command and Control Squadron, Robins AFB, Ga. 13. October 2008 - June 2010, Director of Wing Plans and Programs, 116th Air Control Wing, Robins AFB, Ga. 14. June 2010 - April 2011, Deputy Director of Operations, 116th Operations Support Squadron, Robins AFB, Ga. 15. April 2011 - February 2013, Commander, 116th Operations Support Squadron, Robins AFB, Ga. 16. February 2013 - October 2013, Director of Operations (A3), Headquarters Georgia Air National Guard, Clay National Guard Center, Ga. 17. November 2013 - April 2015, Commander, Combat Readiness Training Center, Savannah, Ga. 18. April 2015 - June 2017, Vice Wing Commander, 116th Air Control Wing, Robins AFB, Ga. 19. June 2017 - August 2018, Wing Commander, 116th Air Control Wing, RAFB, Ga. 20. August 2018 - August 2019, Special Assistant to the Director, Air National Guard, for Integration, Washington, D.C. 21. February 2019 - Present, Assistant Adjutant General, HQ GA ANG, Marietta, Ga.; dual-hatted, August 2018 - Present, Special Assistant to the Director, Air National Guard, for Integration, Washington, D.C. FLIGHT INFORMATION Rating: Senior Air Battle Manager Flight hours: More than 2,700 Aircraft flown: E-8C

  • Brigadier General Dwayne Wilson

    BG, U.S. Army Commanding General Georgia Army National Guard

    Brigadier General Dwayne Wilson

    BG, U.S. Army Commanding General Georgia Army National Guard

    Brigadier General Richard “Dwayne” Wilson assumed the duties of Director of the Joint Staff for the Georgia National Guard on 21 February 2020. He is responsible for assisting the Adjutant General of Georgia in directing and coordinating the activities of the Army and Air National Guard, ensuring the organization is ready to perform both its state and federal missions. A native of Murphy, North Carolina, Brigadier General Wilson enlisted in the Army Reserve in 1987 as a Combat Engineer. In 1993, after serving in both the Army Reserve and the North Carolina Army National Guard, he received a Regular Army commission from North Georgia College as an Aviation Second Lieutenant. Brigadier General Wilson has commanded at the company thru brigade level in both the active and reserve components of the Army. Additionally,he has held key staff positions at the battalion, brigade and state Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) level. He previously served as the Chief of Staff,Director of Aviation and Safety, and the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics for the Georgia Army National Guard. Brigadier General Wilson’s deployment experience has included participation in Operations’ Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia and Iraq (1990-1991), as well as supporting contingency operations in Albania (1999) and during Operation Joint Guardian in Kosovo (2001). His most recent deployment was in support of Operation New Dawn in Iraq(2010-2011). Brigadier General Wilson’s education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from North Georgia College. He later earned a Master of Arts degree from Webster University in Management and Leadership, and a Master of Science degree from the United States Army War College in Strategic Studies. Brigadier General Wilson’s military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal,Meritorious Service Medal and the Army and Air Force Commendation medals. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Army’s Airborne School, Air Assault Course and is a Master Army Aviator, rated in both rotary and fixed-wing aircraft. Brigadier General Wilson and his wife Samantha are blessed with four children: Nathanael (27), Hannah (24), Noah(22), and Sarah Grace (15). The Wilson’ currently reside in Canton, GA

  • John Loud

    Chairman of Cobb Chamber; President of LOUD Security Systems

    John Loud

    Chairman of Cobb Chamber; President of LOUD Security Systems

    The Cobb Chamber's Board of Directors has named John Loud, President of LOUD Security Systems, as its 2020 Chairman of the Board. Loud will succeed Mitch Rhoden, President and CEO of Futren Hospitality, who begins his term as Chairman of the Board in 2019. Loud will start his term as Chairman in January 2020. "The Cobb Chamber is delighted to announce that John Loud will serve as its 2020 Chairman,"says Sharon Mason, President and CEO of the Cobb Chamber. "John brings outstanding leadership to our organization and has been extensively involved for many years. Most recently, he led the Chamber's most successful Membership Campaign in our history and he has made a major impact over the years in many of our programs and initiatives to advance a thriving economy. He is very committed to Cobb County, and John embodies the energy, entrepreneurial spirit, and vision to propel the Chamber's future growth." Loud has been involved in the Cobb Chamber since 2009. In that time he has served on the Chamber's Board of Directors, with roles on the Finance Committee and Government Affairs Committee. Loud has also served on the Chamber's Executive Committee as Vice Chairman of Marketing and Communications, Vice Chairman of Member and Community Programs, and Vice Chairman of Member Development. He has also been involved in SelectCobb (formerly known as Cobb's Competitive EDGE) Board of Directors since its inception and has led efforts to recruit more investors. Due to his innovation and commitment, Loud has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, including two of the Cobb Chamber's top honors: the Chairman's Award and the Mack Henderson Service Award. In 2014, LOUD Security Systems was named the Small Business of the Year. John Loud is also a member of the Leadership Cobb Class of 2014 and he was recognized with the Leading with Courage Award. Since graduating from the program, he has been involved in the Leadership Cobb Alumni Association, including Co-Chairing Economic Development and Tourism Day. Loud was also named the 2013 Kennesaw Citizen of the Year. As President of LOUD Security Systems, Loud is responsible for the management and ongoing operations for the organization. From its humble beginnings in the basement of his home, LOUD Security now employs over 60 people and services over 10,000 customers in 30 states nationwide. Under Loud's leadership, the company has been recognized as a SDM (Security Distributing and Marketing) Magazine Top 100 Company in the Nation, a Top 10 Security Company by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and an Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top Workplace. LOUD Security Systems also earned the Business of the Year Award for both the City of Kennesaw and the City of Acworth. Loud's positive influence goes beyond the company doors and into the surrounding community. Loud has served as a past president of the Kennesaw Business Association and a past board member of the Acworth Business Association. He has served as a past president and board member of the Georgia Electronic Life Safety and Systems Association. He is currently serving on the Board of Trustees for the Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre and on the Board of Directors for ServisFirst Bank. Loud is a member of the Leadership Advisory Council for U.S. Congressman Barry Loudermilk and is a member of Cobb County School District Superintendent Chris Ragsdale's Business and Community Advisory Committee. In addition to his volunteer service at the Cobb Chamber and other organizations, Loud has devoted himself to increasing the quality of life for Cobb's citizens through various civic engagement efforts. Loud is the Co-Founder of Good for Cobb and Cobb Home of the Braves. In addition, Loud served as Co-Chairman of the 2013 E-SPLOST Campaign. Loud is a graduate of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Loud is the father of two children, Joshua Loud and Caroline Loud, a member of Buckhead Church and he resides in Vinings.

Agenda

  1. Pre-Ceremony Music and Bidding on Items
  2. Colors, National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Welcome Remarks, Thank You Partners!
  4. Live Auction Begins
  5. Raffle ticket winners pulled every 15 minutes through the evening!
  6. Watch Party Check-Ins
  7. Final Raffle: Tactical Resolve AR-15
  8. Closing Ceremony

Thank You to our In-Kind Partners!

We appreciate the support from our In-Kind Partners and thank you for all you do!

Graphic Vision, Inc.

SMF Creative & Design

Cobb In Focus

 Honorary Commander Class of 2020

 DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Atlanta-Galleria

Atkins

Law Office of Shannan S. Collier, PC

 

For details on partnerships, providing experiences or hosting a watch party, please contact:

John Loud: john@loudsecurity.com

Nancy Couch: nancy@graphicvisioninc.net

Leslie Hammond: lesliemhammond@gmail.com

Kari Parramore:  kaparramore@att.net

Patrick Lee: patricklee15@hotmail.com

Meara Brown: Meara.brown@gmail.com

Thank You For Your Support!

In accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, the raffle/auction is only open to adults ages 18 and over; and the wine wall is only open to adults ages 21 and over.  You will be required to claim acquired items at a location designated by us and provide proof and/or representation of identification. 

 

To acquire items via our raffle/auction, you may: 

1. Bid directly on auction items.

2. Purchase a random bottle of wine from our Wine Wall.

3. Purchase raffle tickets.

4. Make a direct donation.

By accessing and participating in our event, you agree to comply with any and all of our rules and policies regarding the same.

All raffle/auction proceeds will go to the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, Inc. 

All experiences expire on December 31, 2021.  Recipients are responsible for timely claiming all items for which a winning bid or purchase was made.  Recipients understand, agree, and acknowledge that experiences are not available on all dates or at all times, and, as such, recipients are required to contact the provider of any experience in a timely manner for scheduling.  Recipients further acknowledge that experiences may require a certain level of professionalism and etiquette and agree to comply with any dress, identification, and performance requirements of the provider.

In the event of an Act of God or other significant event preventing a timely experience, the recipient and provider agree to work together to identify alternate scheduling. Redemption of experiences are mutually agreed between the seller and the buyer and should be compliant with regulations regarding COVID. Date expiration and restrictions may apply.

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