The Women’s Board of Bethesda is composed of 50 active members, along with a strong sustainer membership. The WBOB has played an active role in the life of Bethesda since 1913, and its mission is to enrich and improve the lives of the boys at Bethesda Academy while working to assist the Executive Director of Bethesda. Through their work with Bethesda’s students, they help uphold the principles established for Bethesda by George Whitefield: “Love of God, Love of Learning and a Strong Work Ethic.”
Throughout the academic year, the WBOB provides spiritual material to the young men, recognize the Honor Roll students quarterly and sponsor an annual essay contest. They also decorate the Chapel each Christmas season and purchase gifts for the students.
The WBOB assists in the procurement of senior rings and organizes The Ring Ceremony reception. They also plan the Annual Beach Bash – which is a day of fun at Tybee Island each May. In recent years, the WBOB has become involved with Spirit Week, providing footballs and T-shirts for the students. Assisting in Bethesda Academy’s alumni outreach, the WBOB has a committee that supports Bethesda’s graduates with notes, cards, and gifts during the year.
The Women’s Board of Bethesda has become a great partner with their involvement in capital improvements for the students – including multiple cottage renovations and updates for the Media Center.
In order to fulfill these critical projects each year, the WBOB organizes various annual fund raising activities, with the largest being their Christmas solicitation. But, as projects have grown, so have fund raising efforts. We have presented various speakers for our community, held thrift sales and auction parties.
In 2013, we held the inaugural Resolution Race Trail Run & Walk 5k. It was an overwhelming success! Now officially titled Yates-Astro Resolution Race, this event will be held on the 1st Saturday in January each year!
For more information about the WBOB, contact them at:
P.O. Box 14204
Savannah, GA 31416
The WBOB is a 501 (c) (3)