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Announcements May 2007


ANNOUNCEMENTS from May 1, 2007:
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Sarah Stevenson announced the death Sunday of Mrs. Roscoe Sarah Frances Hill, 90, mother of Bobbie White and mother-in-law of CMS School Board Chair Joe White. Graveside service will be Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Edneyville, near Hendersonville in the N.C. mountains. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mt. Moriah Building Fund, 635 Gilliam Mountain Rd., Hendersonville, 28792, or to Hospice and Palliative Care, Charlotte Region, 1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte 28204. Shuler of Hendersonville is in charge.
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Rodney Moore announced that the Charlotte City Council was due to vote Monday on a Second Ward plan that might include 30 units of affordable housing in the new Brooklyn Village. He encouraged Forum participants to contact council members to express support for including the affordable housing. Moore also announced that the Charlotte Housing Authority would meet Tuesday May 15 at Charlottetown Terrace.
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Charlotte newcomer Kellie Adesina asked for suggestions of how to find opportunities in government affairs or human resources and where to meet more people. The Ohio State University Law School graduate said failure to pass the bar the second time had been a blessing because "I didn't want to litigate, I really didn't know what I wanted to do, so it's forced me to realize that I have to focus and really concentrate on what I have a passion about, and find something I'm well suited for." Adesina can be reached at kadesina@hotmail.com.
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Sabrina Pendergrass announced that she is working on a Harvard dissertation on the reversal of African-American migration out of the South, and is looking to interview people who have left cities outside the South for Charlotte, or who left Charlotte and have now returned. She said she is looking for suggestions of people to contact. Interviews take one to two hours and a small token is given in appreciation for the interviewee's time. Pendergrass, a Lexington native, will be living in Charlotte as she conducts the research. She can be reached at sabrinapendergrass@yahoo.com or at 704-804-1952.
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Mike Sexton sent in an announcement of the 10th Annual Men for Change United Against Domestic Violence Breakfast on Wednesday, May 23 from 7-9 a.m. at Bank of America Stadium. Register online at www.unitedfamilyservices.org or call 704-367-2708. More information: www.octoberrocket.com/MensBreakfast.html.
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Gerry Chisholm passed along information about the Call Me Mister program conducted by Clemson University, open to African-American male high school students interested in preparing for the teaching profession. More information: www.callmemister.clemson.edu/index.htm.
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Mike Sexton sent in a message announcing L.Y. Marlow's May 3 free visits to the main library at 12:15 p.m. and the West Boulevard branch at 7 p.m. Marlow's "Color Me Butterfly" "shares how domestic violence impacted four generations of women from her family. The book is a triumph of survival and will enhance awareness and understanding about the perils of domestic abuse." Information: 704-336-3210.

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The Forum opens at 8 a.m. at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2400 Kendall Drive, just down the hill from West Charlotte High School. The phone number is 704-393-1560.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from May 8, 2007:
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Rodney Moore of the Charlotte Housing Authority announced that Charlotte City Council will meet on the Brooklyn Village plan on May 14. He encouraged Forum participants to correspond with council members in support of the part of the plan that would include 30 units of affordable housing in the redevelopment.
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Hank Jonker announced that Jennifer Roberts would meet with constituents this Friday, May 11, at 7:45-8:45 a.m. at Maddie's Grill, 2801 West Sugar Creek Rd. Phone number there: 704-594-8087.
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Jennifer Roberts announced that county officials would present their budget proposal to Mecklenburg county commissioners next Tuesday, May 15, and that commissioners would hear citizen comment on Thursday, May 24, at 6 p.m. at the Government Center.
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Sarah Stevenson announced that county commissioner Valerie Woodard had been ill but was improving and was at last week's commissioners meeting.
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Sarah Stevenson invited Forum members to send a condolence note to Bobbie White on the occasion of the death of her mother, Mrs. Roscoe Sarah Frances Hill, 90. Funeral was last week. Address: Barbara H. White, 7211 Windyrush Rd, Charlotte, 28226.
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Sarah Stevenson announced she had tickets to the Stay Focus Chronicles Winners Plus Agency play, "Students Together Against Recklessness," written and directed by Petronila Clark, to be performed at 3 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 20 at West Charlotte High School. Information: 704-340-4057.
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Kevin Campbell sent in an announcement that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee would present "Community Theater/Theater About Community" in its premiere Wednesday, May 16, at 8 p.m. at CPCCs Pease Auditorium. Additional performances follow on May 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. All performances are free, and faciitated dialogues follow performances. Additional info: 704-336-2605.
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Mike Sexton sent in an announcement of the 10th Annual Men for Change United Against Domestic Violence Breakfast on Wednesday, May 23 from 7-9 a.m. at Bank of America Stadium. Register online at www.unitedfamilyservices.org or call 704-367-2708. More information: www.octoberrocket.com/MensBreakfast.html.
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Forum messages reach 357 addressees. To be removed from this list, send a reply message with your request.
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The Forum opens at 8 a.m. at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2400 Kendall Drive, just down the hill from West Charlotte High School. The phone number is 704-393-1560.
 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from May 15, 2007:
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Martha Hall announced that Johnson C. Smith University would host the 2007 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 24-26. This is the first time JCSU has hosted a national championship event. More info: www.jcsu.edu/athletics/ncaa/07DIINationals.htm
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Mary Williams announced that the nonprofit Family Credit Counseling Corp, 7516 E. Independence Blvd. Ste 110, would hold an all-day seminar for first-time home buyers interested in obtaining home buyer certification. The seminar is May 26 beginning at 9 a.m. Another session will be held June 16. For information and to register: 1-800-449-0065.
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Forum messages reach 357 addressees. To be removed from this list, send a reply message with your request.
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The Forum opens at 8 a.m. at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2400 Kendall Drive, just down the hill from West Charlotte High School. The phone number is 704-393-1560.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from May 22, 2007:
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Thomas Moore announced the death of Roy Daigle, husband of Forum participant and American Red Cross area CEO Pam Daigle. A memorial service was held Tuesday night at Myers Park United Methodist Church.
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Jim Ross announced that Excelsior Club owner Jim Ferguson would host the first in a series of oral history sessions entitled "Ross in your Earhole" on Sunday, June 24 at 9 p.m. at the Club, 921 Beatties Ford Road.
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Mary Williams of Family Credit Counseling announced a one-hour training session on reverse mortgages and foreclosures sponsored by the Northwest Corridor CDC on May 27 at 6 p.m. at Johnson C. Smith University's IT Building. Information: Gwen Isley at glisley@jcsu.edu or 704-378-3542.
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Malachi Green announced that Wednesday night jazz jam sessions had returned to the Excelsior Club. Sessions begin at 9 p.m. and there is a $10 admission fee that includes food.
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Charlotte Housing Authority Charles Woodyard announced that the recent votes by City Council and Housing Authority had not cleared all obstacles to construction of 30 units of affordable housing in the new Brooklyn Village in Second Ward. An e-mail from the developer announced last week that Section 8 tenants would have to pay for parking, which Woodyard said was "really a deal-killer. So it's not over yet."
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Mary Williams sent in an announcement that the Northwest Corridor CDC and the H. L. McCrorey YMCA would sponsor their 2007 Community Philanthropy Awards Luncheon Tuesday, June 26 at 11:30 a.m. in Grimes Lounge on the Johnson C. Smith University campus. Speaker is Joel Ford, managing partner of Premier Holding Group. To be honored: The Drakeford Company, business pioneer; Aaron McKeithan Jr., community activist; and Leadership Charlotte, community organization. Tickets before June 1 are $25 or $190 for a table of eight. Contact Brenda B. McMoore at 704-378-1269 or Kareem Boykin at 704-716-6514 for ticket purchase and/or advertising opportunities.
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Deon Bradley sent in an announcement of an event to unveil the new Afro-American Cultural Center on May 22 at 5:30 p.m., beginning at the current center at 401 N. Myers St., then continuing at the Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Rd., featuring civil rights attorney and author James E. Ferguson. For more information, call Tonya Harris at tharris@charlottechamber.com at 704-378-1329.
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Forum messages reach 359 addressees. To be removed from this list, send a reply message with your request.
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The Forum opens at 8 a.m. at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2400 Kendall Drive, just down the hill from West Charlotte High School. The phone number is 704-393-1560.
 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from May 29, 2007:

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Natheley McElrath announced that in three weeks she would take a breather from serving breakfast at the Forum to be with family during the summer months. "Somebody needs to step up," remarked co-founder Sarah Stevenson.

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Steve Johnston announces that future e-mail from the Forum will use this format. The format makes it easier for readers to forward the mail to friends, and easier to unsubscribe. And the e-mail will accommodate pictures. With picture capability, a third e-mail will be sent most weeks. The first two are familiar: a Sunday night reminder of Tuesday's speaker, and Tuesday's summary of the Forum announcements. The third e-mail, sent on weeks when time allows, will be the report on the Forum session itself. Such reports have since January been posted on the main page of www.tueforumclt.org. They will continue to be posted there, then archived elsewhere on the site. If you have any comments or concerns, reply to this message or e-mail Steve Johnston at sjohnston@tueforumclt.org.

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Forum messages reach 360 addressees.

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The Forum opens at 8 a.m. at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2400 Kendall Drive, just down the hill from West Charlotte High School. The phone number is 704-393-1560.

 

 

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