Home   ●   Where We Meet   ●   News   ●   Announcements   ●   Events   ●   About Us   ●   Contact Us   ●   Search   ●  
Tuesday
Morning
Breakfast
Forum

Charlotte, NC
www.tueforumclt.org

Announcements July 2008

ANNOUNCEMENTS from July 1, 2008:
--
Next week at the Forum: County Manager Harry Jones.
--
Beverly Lawston announced a golf clinic for 235 children ages 5-17 to be held later this month at the Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center, 2921 Tuckaseegee Rd. Registration will be held July 10 and possibly July 17. Fee is $35, transportation is provided, and scholarships are available for about 100 children. More details will be posted at websites run by the sponsors: Mecklenburg Park and Recreation (www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Home.htm) and First Tee (www.thefirstteecharlotte.org).
--
Laura McClettie announced that jobs connected with the 2010 Census will be coming soon. The recruiting office is at 888-222-4936 and charlotte.censusjobs@census.gov. More info: www.census.gov/rocha/www/emply.html
--
District 2 school board member Vilma Leake asked that more citizens weigh in on magnet programs as the school board reviews those programs this summer. Changes would not occur until August 2009. She said a community meeting would be held at West Charlotte High School on Aug. 4.
--
Michael Sexton passed on an announcement of the inaugural 5K Run for Domestic Violence to benefit Turning Point of Union County, to be held at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2 on Main Street at East Jefferson Street in downtown Monroe. Information: George Fossett at gfossett@monroenc.org.
--
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.

------------------------------

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS from July 8, 2008:
--
Next week at the Forum: YMCA's Keith Vinson.
--
Beverly Lawston announced a golf clinic for 235 children ages 5-18 from July 28-Aug. 22, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee is $35 covering equipment, daily lunch and transportation from designated recreation centers to golf courses. Scholarships are available.
Register by July 19 at www.thefirstteecharlotte.org, call 704-432-4277 or visit the Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center, 2921 Tuckaseegee Rd. on this Thursday, July 10 or July 17 from 6-8 p.m. Lawston said volunteers are needed to help with the program. A celebrity tee-off will close the clinic on Aug. 22 and Lawston invited Forum speaker Harry Jones to attend. "If golf is involved I'll be there," the county manager said.
--
Virginia Keogh announced a meet and greet for the Harold Cogdell county commissioner campaign for 7 p.m. Monday, July 14 at Down to the Bone Restaurant, 7945 N. Tryon St.
--
Michael Sexton passed on a flyer from Jackie Edwards Walton at United Family Services promoting free counseling for those behind on mortgage payments. Information: 866-230-0956.

 

--------------------------------------------

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS from July 15, 2008:
--
Joel Ford announced that the Mecklenburg Democratic Party would hold a $25 fund-raiser at Ballantyne Village Theater, mezzanine level, on Thursday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. Live jazz, food and local and statewide candidates.
--
Joyce Waddell announced that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg branch of the NAACP would hold its Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 201 S. McDowell St. Tickets are $75 per person or $800 for a table of eight.
--
Kareem Boykin announced a community day at the McCrorey Branch YMCA, 3801 Beatties Ford Rd., from noon to 5 p.m. The day includes games and activities for youth, choirs and step teams.
--
Andrea Huff sent in an announcement of a public meeting to describe policies in place that govern reviews of a police shooting. The meeting is descriptive only, and will not deal with any particular case, but Huff writes that "the recent police shooting of Aaron Winchester has raised a lot of questions and tensions in the community. As an integral player in the process for reviewing police misconduct complaints, the Community Relations Committee's program committee felt it imperative to present information on the processes that occur when an officer is involved in the following cases: use of force; discharging a firearm causing injury/death; arrest, search and seizure; and unbecoming conduct." The meeting will be today, July 15, from 4-6 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Morehead St. Representatives scheduled to be present represent the district attorney's office, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Community Relations Committee, Citizens Review Board, Civl Service Board, State Bureau of Investigation and the FBI.
--
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.

 

-------------------------------------

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS from July 22, 2008:
--
District 4 School board member announced that the school board is continuing to examine the district's magnet programs and graduation requirements. He invited people with thoughts on those issues to call him at 704-502-3093 or e-mail him at tom4tate@bellsouth.net
--
Joyce Waddell announced that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg branch of the NAACP would hold its Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 201 S. McDowell St. Tickets are $75 per person or $800 for a table of eight.
--
Thomas Moore announced the 11th annual Hymn Sing at Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road, on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 6:30 p.m.
--
Sarah Stevenson announced that her church, Prince of Peace Lutheran, would install a new minister at 4 p.m. on Aug. 24, just hours before Thomas Moore's hymn sing. "You can come to mine and I can come to yours," she quipped.
--
Beverly Lawston announced that more than 100 children would take part in the golf clinic announced earlier. She invited supporters and friends stop in during the clinic's first day, on Monday, July 28 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Revolution Park, 2661 Barringer Drive.
--
Blanche Penn left an announcement of a kickoff rally for the Million Father March involving men taking their children to schoo. on the first day. The kickoff will be Saturday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m.-noon at Police Headquarters, 601 E. Trade St. Info: 704-890-4101.
--
Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that Borders Books SouthPark would donate 20% of the proceeds from an Aug. 30 book-signing for Pat J. Schulz, author of "Making Sweet Lemonade," to United Family Services Domestic Violence Program.
--
Dianne English sent in an invitation to participate in the Crossroads Charlotte Listening Tour, designed "to share viewpoints about what works in engaging people to work for positive community change." Session 1 is Saturday, July 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Simmons YMCA, 6824 Democracy Dr. Session 2 is Thursday, July 31, 6-8 p.m., Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Rd. Session 3 is Saturday, Aug. 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Stratford Richardson YMCA, 1946 West Blvd. Breakfast or dinner will be provided. RSVP Tonya Chavis, 704-973-4565 or rsvp@communitybuildinginitiative.org.
------------------------------------


ANNOUNCEMENTS from July 29, 2008:
--
Cindy Maxwell announced an immigration summit for Oct. 2 at Pease Auditorium on the CPCC downtown campus, aimed at professionals who serve immigrants.
--
Gwen Forney announced that Bright Hopes would hold a pancake supper on Sunday, Aug. 3 from 7-9 p.m. at Ben Salem Presbyterian Church, 2414 N Sharon Amity Rd., for students committing to reduce their absences by 10%.
--
Sarah Stevenson announced that the Forum had raised $118 for Mary Brooks and that she would deliver the purse and a get-well card this afternoon. Brooks, a longtime Forum participant, is recovering from surgery. "She doesn't want phone calls, she just wants your prayers," Stevenson said.
--
Thomas Moore forwarded an e-mail appeal for college-bound students to apply to the Call Me Mister program (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models), the teacher recruitment program at Clemson University. The program partners with 11 other S.C. colleges and universities, and four institutions nationally, to train teachers. For more information consult www.callmemister.clemson.edu/index.htm. Clemson has posted on its website a refutation of the e-mail's claims that the program is aimed exclusively at males and that it is free. See www.callmemister.clemson.edu/CMM_e-mail_hoax.pdf.
--
Ahmad Daniels sent in a link to the Sunday, July 27 Charlotte Observer travel story that focuses on Daniels' Aug. 16-17 bus tour to Selma, Montgomery and Birmingham. The link is www.charlotte.com/travel/story/725264.html.
--
LaTonya Chavis sent in an announcement of the two remaining stops on the Crossroads Charlotte Listening Tour, designed "to share viewpoints about what works in engaging people to work for positive community change." Session 2 is Thursday, July 31, 6-8 p.m., Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Rd. Dinner will be served. Session 3 is Saturday, Aug. 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Stratford Richardson YMCA, 1946 West Blvd. Breakfast will be served. RSVP Tonya Chavis, 704-973-4565 or rsvp@communitybuildinginitiative.org.
--
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.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.