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Announcements May 2008

May 6: No meeting.

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS from May 13, 2008:
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Joel Ford announced a Political Junkies Election Analysis of the May 6 primary results for this Wednesday, May 14, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Mecklenburg Democratic Party headquarters, 501 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., featuring Democratic strategist Tom Chumley.
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Virginia Keogh announced that city officials would hold a public forum today, Tuesday, May 13 at 6 p.m. where the public may meet police chief finalists Alan Dreher, Rodney Moore and Jerry Sennett. The event will be at the Blake Hotel downtown at 555 S. McDowell St. The police chief is hired by City Manager Curt Walton. An e-mail form where members of the public can write Walton about this or other matters is on the city website at www.charmeck.org/Departments/City+Manager/Forms/home.htm
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Richard McElrath encouraged Forum members to encourage City Council members to place $30 million in housing bonds on the November ballot, not the $10 million initially suggested.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that registration closes this Monday, May, 19 for "Giving Voice to Mission: Nonprofit Advocacy Strategies You Can Use," a four-hour event free to nonprofits and community development organizations. Registrants may choose either May 21 or May 22. Both sessions run 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the AT&T Building, 300 Brevard St., with parking available in the United Way lot. Info: Urban League at 704-373-2256 or smcknight@urbanleaguecc.org.
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At Vilma Leake's suggestion, the Forum prayed for Tyisha Witherspoon and her family. The 5-year-old was hit by a school bus Monday near her home.
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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 20, 2008:
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Next week: Marlon Smith, education consultant and an actor in "Real Men Talking," a mixed-media stage production about the state of black manhood, at Spirit Square May 30. More info about $29.50  tickets at www.realmentalking.com or theater box office at 704-372-1000.
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Joel Ford announced that the special election to fill the remaining term of the N.C. District 107 seat vacated by Pete Cunningham, would be held Wednesday, May 28, at 6 p.m. at East Mecklenburg High School, 6800 Monroe Rd. Ford said party rules make only about 25 people eligible to vote in this special election. The meeting will also include a countywide election of a new party treasurer.
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Rodney Moore invited people to speak to the Charlotte Housing Authority during its public forum at noon today, May 20.
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Malachi Green announced that former Charlotte Housing Authority resident Latoya Walker was honored Sunday at Wadsworth House on the occasion of her graduation from the UNC Medical School in Chapel Hill.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement of the 11th Annual Men 4 Change Fundraising Breakfast to benefit United Family Services' Domestic Violence Services, on Wednesday, June 4 at 7 a.m. at Bank of America Stadium, 800 S. Mint St. RSVP by May 30 to vrucker@ufsclt.org, 704-367-2708 or online at www.unitedfamilyservices.org.
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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 27, 2008:
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Next week at the Forum: Supt. Peter Gorman.
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Tuesday's speaker was Marlon Smith, education consultant and producer of Friday's "Real Men Talking" mixed-media stage production at Spirit Square. For $29.50 tickets, see www.carolinatix.org or call the Theater Box Office at 704-372-1000. Here is a flyer about the event. Here is an Area Mental Health Authority press release about sponsored tickets available from Fighting Back. Here is a Success by Choice press release about its collaborations. More information is at www.realmentalking.com. Smith can be reached at 704-542-0844.
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THE FOLLOWING EVENT was postponed two hours after this announcement was distributed. The Community Relations Committee said the workshops would be rescheduled, possibly in June, at the Government Center.

Ledger Morrissette sent in an announcement of two public workshops on fair lending requirements of the Federal Fair Housing Act. The dates are Saturday, May 31 at Little Rock AME Zion Church at 7th and McDowell Streets.

The first workshop, from 9 a.m.-noon, is "to educate the public, faith-based organizations and housing professionals about HUD resources and programs focused on eradicating unfair and discriminatory lending practices. The forum will also address issues related to foreclosure prevention and options available to homeowners facing foreclosures. Local and national experts will share their expertise in enforcing fair lending laws, developing foreclosure prevention strategies, and operating government programs that help families remain in their homes. To make a reservation at the morning forum or for further information, contact 800-871-9012 ext. 70948 (voice) or send a message to HUD2008MediaCampaign@gmail.com. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access the above number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. When making your reservation, please indicate if you need a reasonable accommodation.

The 1 p.m.-4 p.m. session is for housing counseling professionals. For information and to reserve seating for the afternoon session, contact Willie Ratchford at 704-336-2195 or Ledger Morrissette at 704-336-2426.
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The Forum welcomes all persons to its meetings beginning at 8 a.m. most Tuesdays of the year
at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2222 Kendall Drive, Charlotte, NC
down the hill from West Charlotte High School.