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Announcements September 2008

ANNOUNCEMENTS from Sept. 2, 2008:


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Ken Koontz announced the death of Carlenia Ivory's mother.
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Richard McElrath invited people to attend the next meeting of the Mixed Income Housing Coalition, a group lobbying for an inclusive zoning ordinance. The meeting will be next Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the Urban League Building, 740 W. Fifth St.
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Flora Leath announced a meeting about taxes on Sept. 15 at the Best Western at I-85 Exit 32, 2625 Little Rock Road.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that today's Lunch and Learn program would focus on volunteer opportunities. The brown-bag event is at 12:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 507 S. Tryon St.
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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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ADDENDUM, mailed Sept. 3, 2008:
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Forum participant Pam Jefsen, CEO of the American Red Cross, Greater Carolinas chapter, writes:

"The local Red Cross is gearing up for possible evacuations from Hurricane Hanna. We would like to have additional volunteers on standby to be able to respond quickly to any size hurricane event. If you are interested in being asked to help with sheltering and feeding should the need arise, please send an e-mail to Jefsenp@usa.redcross.org Pam or her staff will be in touch with you and will provide a quick training if you are needed. Thanks so much."
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Linda Butler sent in a message that the Hidden Valley Parade and Festival is Saturday, Sept. 13, with parade line-up at 9 a.m. at Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church on Sugar Creek Road, parade at 10 and festival starting at 11 a.m. at Hidden Valley Elementary School, 5100 Snow White Lane. For information about vending, marching, donating and volunteering: Linda Butler, chairperson, at 704-965-5658 or 704-5968-3988.
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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 Sept. 9, 2008:
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Next week at the Forum: CMS Supt. Peter Gorman.
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Charlotte Brown-Williams announced that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe would address a public meeting tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 6230 Beatties Ford Road.
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Jackie Edwards Walton announced a United Family Services clinic for next Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Child and Family Service Center, 601 E. 5th St.
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Jackie Edwards Walton announced that the National Black Child Development Institute in coordination with Queens University of Charlotte would hold a program to prepare students for college and job interviews during the first weekend of October. The event, she said, would conclude with a lunch with mentors, and that mentors in all kinds of occupations were needed to volunteer for lunch on Oct. 4.
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Sarah Stevenson asked Forum members to continue to pray for longtime Forum member Mary Brooks, who was released from the hospital to a nursing home, only to be re-admitted to the hospital quickly after illness returned.
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Thomas Moore announced a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 at Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road, titled "Faith in the City." Panelists are Mecklenburg Commissioners Chairman Jennifer Roberts; District 4 school board member Rev. Tom Tate; and former school board member and Tuesday Forum co-founder Sarah Stevenson.
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Charlotte Brown-Williams announced a National Family Empowerment Conference for Sept. 19-20 at Grady Cole Center. More information is at http://tbags4me.com/19.html.
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Martha Gamble Hall announced that she had written a book of Christmas stories to be published in late November in time for the Christmas-giving season.
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Pam Jefsen announced that the American Red Cross was making free presentations to area groups on preparedness for natural disasters. For info, write Jefsen at Jefsenp@usa.redcross.org.
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Regina Fisher sent in an announcement of the 2nd annual Celebration of Friends at the Stratford Richardson YMCA, 1946 West Blvd., on Saturday, Sept. 13, from noon-4 p.m., promoting health, education and family. Health screenings will be available.
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Michael Sexton sent in a message that the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council would march at Trade and Tryon Streets this Thursday, Sept. 11, from 12:15-1 p.m. to raise awareness of domestic violence on the occasion of the death of Shirley Miller, 46, who Sexton says police said "was killed by her fiancÚ at their residence... this is the fifth domestic violence related homicide this year in Mecklenburg County." For more information: http://dvac.charmeck.org or call 704-432-1568.
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Linda Butler sent in a message that the Hidden Valley Parade and Festival is Saturday, Sept. 13, with parade line-up at 9 a.m. at Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church on Sugar Creek Road, parade at 10 and festival starting at 11 a.m. at Hidden Valley Elementary School, 5100 Snow White Lane. For information about vending, marching, donating and volunteering: Linda Butler, chairperson, at 704-965-5658 or 704-5968-3988.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Sept. 16, 2008:
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Carlenia Ivory announced that Police Chief Rodney Monroe, CMS Supt. Peter Gorman and Mecklenburg County General Manager for Community Health and Safety Janice Allen Jackson would address an "Afterschool Is Key" breakfast on Friday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 a.m. at Byron's South End, 101 W. Worthington Ave. Suite 110, sponsored by Partners in Out-of-School Time. Tickets are $35 per person and $280 per table of eight. For tickets, contact Partners at 704-376-1845. Ivory said the event would raise funds for Middle School Matters programs.
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Donna Jenkins Dawson announced a National Family Empowerment Conference for this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19-20 at Grady Cole Center. More information is at http://tbags4me.com/19.html. Dawkins said Conference leaders were still looking for additional sponsors.
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John Totten announced his candidacy for District Judge on the November ballot. More information: www.tottenforjudge.com.
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Rodney Moore announced a vacancy on the Charlotte Housing Authority. Self-nominations must be received by Friday, Sept. 19. More information: 704-336-5183.
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Sora Caetano of the Barack Obama headquarters in Charlotte invited people to the 1523 Elizabeth Avenue office to do volunteer work.
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Dolores Williams announced a meeting at the Charlotte Chamber on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Charlotte Chamber to preview a technology offering for Charlotte. She said Johnson C. Smith University may be the first customer.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement of the 10th annual American Society for Industrial Security golf tournament Oct. 21 at 9 a.m. at Regent Park Golf Club, Rock Hill, to benefit Mecklenburg County's Community Support Services Women's Commission. Shotgun start is at 10 a.m. More information: Mike Sexton at 704-432-1568.
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Michael Sexton sent in a save-the-date for the 5th Annual Jazzin' It Up event on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 1-5 p.m. at Independence Park at Hawthorne Lane and 7th Street, a collaboration of the AMH Fighting Back Program, Park and Recreation and prevention and health agencies.
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Dianna Davis sent in an announcement of a Web site for posting of "family related news and events" at www.ouryouthweb.com. Send info for posting to ouryouthweb@yahoo.com. Information: Davis 704-537-1365 or 704-713-2280 or misqueencity1@yahoo.com.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement of the 2008-09 Women's Agenda Assembly scheduled for this Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 5:30-8:30 at Hal Marshall Services Center, 700 N. Tryon St. Sponsored by the Mecklenburg County Women's Commission, the evening involves networking, dinner, then breakout sessions on access to health care, civic participation, economic self-sufficiency, education and violence against women. The meeting is to produce an agenda for lobbying the N.C. General Assembly during Weomen's Advocacy Day next year. Cost is $20 at the door.
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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 Sept. 23, 2008:
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Sarah Stevenson announced the death of James Brendan Keogh 71, on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at home. Memorial service was held last Saturday. Survivors include Forum participant Virginia Wallace Keogh, his wife. An online guest book is at http://www.legacy.com/Charlotte/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=117657574.
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Sindy Maxwell announced a summit on the subject "Challenges and Contributions to a Country of Immigrants" on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 6-8 p.m. at Pease Auditorium on the CPCC campus on Elizabeth Avenue downtown.
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County Commissioners Chairman Jennifer Roberts announced that the Criminal Justice Task Force was nearing the end of its 12-week study, and would soon be preparing recommendations for the county board. Roberts said she met Sen. Barack Obama for the second time Sunday during the presidential candidate's Charlotte speech. "When I wear my heels I'm just a little bit taller than he is. He's TALL."
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Thomas Moore invited all to a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 at Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road, titled "Faith in the City." Panelists are Mecklenburg Commissioners Chairman Jennifer Roberts; District 4 school board member Rev. Tom Tate; and former school board member and Tuesday Forum co-founder Sarah Stevenson.
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Carlenia Ivory announced that Police Chief Rodney Monroe, CMS Supt. Peter Gorman and Mecklenburg County General Manager for Community Health and Safety Janice Allen Jackson would address an "Afterschool Is Key" breakfast on Friday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 a.m. at Byron's South End, 101 W. Worthington Ave. Suite 110, sponsored by Partners in Out-of-School Time. Tickets are $35 per person and $280 per table of eight. For tickets, contact Partners at 704-376-1845. Ivory said she had some tickets.
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Malachi Green announced that City Council has awarded a contract renewal that will keep the city sanitation department providing eastside sanitation services, ensuring jobs for city workers now providing those services.
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Claudia Ollivierre of CMS's Parent University announced free Parent University courses being presented soon: Tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 23, entitled "Just Visiting - Internet and Cyber Safety," presented by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department from 6:30-8 p.m. at University City Library, 301 E. WT Harris Blvd.; on Thursday, Sept. 25, "CMS 101" presented by staff from the CMS Family & Community Services Department at two locations: 6:30-8 p.m. at Tuckaseegee Elementary School, 2028 Little Rock Road, and 7-8:30 p.m. at the Northwest Service Center at 2324 LaSalle St.; and "Nutrition for the Early Years" presented by Mecklenburg County Fit City Challenge, also Thursday, Sept. 25 at Chantilly Pre-K Center, 701 Briar Creek Road.

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Sept. 30, 2008:
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Radio broadcasts: A majority of those present at the Forum voted Sept. 30 to allow radio broadcasts of upcoming Forums devoted to candidates and issues on the November ballot. No details were announced except that the radio station expressing an interest was WGIV. For further information, consult Sarah Stevenson.
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Colette Forrest announced that early voting begins Thursday, Oct. 16, and that the deadline for registering for this election is Friday, Oct. 10.
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Johnnie Collins warned of an e-mail circulating on the Internet that does not apply to North Carolina. The e-mail says that voters may be barred from polling places if they are wearing campaign paraphernalia. Natheley McElrath said the e-mail warning does apply in 10 states, but not in North Carolina.
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Several people mentioned that casting a straight party ticket on the November ballot would not cast a vote for any of the state and local judgeships, which are nonpartisan races.
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Johnnie Collins invited all to an Alpha Kappa Alpha candidate reception on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at 2613 Hutchinson McDonald Rd.
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Carlenia Ivory passed along an announcement of the CMS Parent University Fall Family Fun Day on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the National Whitewater Center, 820 Hawfield Rd. Parking and admission are free, but there are fees for some activities. Info: 980-343-0318 or info@cmsparentuniversity.org.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement of Charlotte participation in the international "Take Back The Night" event on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Belk Tower on the UNCC campus.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement of the Festival of Safety being held Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at several location to highlight agencies focused on community health and safety. Sites include Arbor Glen Recreation Center and Park, 1520 Clanton Road; Jetton Park, 19000 Jetton Road; and Marion Diehl Recreation Center, 2219 Tyvola Road. Info: Martha Threatt at 704-336-8630.

 

 

 

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