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Century Club to Host Heart Association Speaker on Children’s Health

The Century Club 100, which at one time served as the governing body of AASA, will hold its annual congress at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, in Nashville, Tenn., at the Omni Nashville Hotel.

Open to members only, the organization’s Collegial Congress presentation will focus on “Worlds Colliding … In a Good Way!” Speaker Jessica Donze Black, national vice president of community health for the American Heart Association, will explore the connection between health and learning and how schools and community health organizations can collaborate to improve children’s health.

The Century Club 100 has served as an honorary organization facilitating the cross-country exchange of ideas within a social context since 1925. The club may well be the longest continuing tradition associated with the AASA National Conference on Education.

The group’s executive director is Tom Shelton of Lexington, Ky. Jerry Thacker, superintendent of Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp. in Mishawaka, Ind., is president in 2018. Chuck Ledbetter, superintendent of Pike Road, Ala., School District, is 1st vice president, and the 2nd vice president is Jule Walker, superintendent in Plevna, Mont.

CC100 consists of 100 active members (two from each state), 90 associate members and 14 honorary members. AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech is a lifetime Century Club honoree.

Two sponsors provided support for the annual luncheon. The Evelyn Blose Holman Education Foundation supports Century Club programs. (Evelyn Holman is a former CC100 president.) A second organization sponsored speakers and the luncheon.

Active superintendent members of the club who have changed positions should contact Shelton at

(Liz Griffin is senior editor of Conference Daily Online.)

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