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Announcements October 2008

ANNOUNCEMENTS from Oct. 7, 2008:
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Radio broadcasts: A majority of those present at the Forum Sept. 30 voted to allow radio broadcasts of upcoming Forums devoted to candidates and issues on the November ballot. The first such broadcast occurred on WGIV Oct. 7 during the at-large county commissioner candidate forum. All six candidates were invited. Three Democrats attended. No Republicans attended.
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Beverly Lawston announced that park bonds on the ballot Nov. 4 would finance major renovations at a number of park facilities serving west Charlotte neighborhoods. Details are in a Bond Referendum package downloadable from
http://www.charmeck.org/NR/rdonlyres/eqtbvwm55p4hifh3xtmvjl74wls5fthxvpatvcymvvfe5sw3gyvi3g4avg7a4lvvybly7uhdzfylrvhmfyz5jukzpqe/250BondPackage2.pdf
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Dianna Davis announced that Queen City Performing Arts had identified youth willing to volunteer or to be paid for work representing candidates at precincts and early-voting locations. For information contact Davis at 704-713-2280 or ouryouthweb@yahoo.com. Davis also said that In His Image Printing Co. was giving discounts to political campaigns on orders for campaign T-shirts. She said the company would donate some money to youth organizations.
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Sindy Maxwell thanked Forum members for supporting the recent immigration summit.
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Michael Sexton passed along an announcement that, through Thursday, Oct. 16, the Marshall's stores would donate $1 to Safe Horizon, a national victim assistance organization, for each pair of shoes purchased at participating stores, up to a total donation of $150,000.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement of the 10th annual American Society for Industrial Security golf tournament on Tuesday, 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 passed along an announcement from Mecklenburg Ministries that Police Chief Rodney Monroe would discuss "Police and the Faith Community: Partners for a Safe City" at noon this Thursday, Oct. 9, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 E. Morehead St. Lunch is available for $6.00. RSVP referencing Oct 9th FFT program by e-mail to meckmin@meckmin.org
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Michael Sexton passed along an announcement that the national Hispanic Scholarship Fund will hold its first annual Charlotte “Salsa-thon” on Friday, Oct. 17 from 5-10 p.m. at Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon St. Event tickets are $30. For more information on this fund-raiser "to help students reach their dream of achieving a college education," contact Pat Martinez, regional development director at the N.C. satellite office, 10130 Mallard Creek Rd. Suite 300, via phone at 704-944-3590 or by e-mail at pmartinez@hsf.net 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Oct. 14, 2008:
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Rosalyn Jacobs announced that Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education would hold a daylong "Leading Our Schools" information session for people considering running for any of the six district seats on the ballot in 2009 for the Mecklenburg Board of Education. Presenters include John Dornan of the Raleigh-based Public School Forum; and current school board members Trent Merchant and Molly Griffin. The free event is Saturday, Nov. 1 at 9 a.m. at Queens University of Charlotte. Register online at MeckEd.org or call 704-335–0100.
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Herman DeCastro announced that Hispanic Democrats would host former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Maria Echaveste on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at a time and place to be announced.
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Ben Cooley announced that he had moved his financial services practice from Edward Jones to Allstate Financial.
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Dianna Davis sent in an announcement that teens and young adults are availabe to work precincts during early voting as well as on Nov. 4. For information, www.ouryouthweb.com or e-mail ouryouthweb@yahoo.com
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Ahmad Daniels sent in an announcement of a screening of "Traces of the Trade," a project by descendents of New England families involved in the slave trade. The showing is Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St. RSVP to 704-371-8855 by Friday, Oct. 24. Info: 704-371-8855.
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Ahmad Daniels sent in an announcement that he plans to lead "Men to Men" sessions on alternate Mondays from 6-7:30 p.m. at a Beatties Ford Road site. Info: 704-537-1533.
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Donna Jenkins Dawson sent in an announcement seeking volunteers for the Steele Creek Library site for early voting. Info: 704-609-5038.
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Donna Jenkins Dawson sent in an announcement of an African-Latino Cultural Night and Soccer Tournament hosted by Neighborhood Good Samaritan Center and Jesus Ministry at Good Shepherd Church, 13110 Moss Road off South Tryon Street south of Carowinds Boulevard on Friday, Oct. 17 from 7-10 p.m. Admission is $25. Soccer tournament is Saturday and Sunday.

 

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There were no announcements from the floor on Oct. 21, 2008.

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Oct. 28, 2008:
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There will be NO FORUM next week on Nov. 4, Election Day.
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Thomas Moore led the Forum in singing Happy Birthday to mark Sarah Stevenson's birthday Sunday.
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Natheley McElrath announced a dinner for friends of Valerie Woodard, to remember the late District 3 County Commissioner, who died Oct. 3. The dinner will be this Thursday, Oct. 30, at 5 p.m. at Prime Sirloin Restaurant, 3302 Queen City Drive, located off the I-85 Service Road off Billy Graham Parkway. The restaurant's number is 704-392-2246. Dinner is $6 per person, which includes a beverage, buffet dinner and dessert. The Woodard family has been invited to attend. For more information, contact Natheley McElrath.
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George Dunlap announced the information below about the demographic makeup of student bodies at schools that opened this fall. He said that during the bond referendum that approved money for these schools, Forum participants had opposed the bonds on the grounds that the projects would serve primarily white children. Dunlap said he wanted the community to know the information below.

New Salome Church Road Elementary, Huntersville
56% African-American; 13% white; 19% Latino; 5% Asian; 1% Native American; 6% multiracial; 58% subsidized lunch.
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New Mount Holly-Huntersville Road Elementary
60% African-American; 19% white; 11% Hispanic; 4% Asian; 1% Native American; 5% multiracial; 57% subsidized lunch.
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New Belmeade Middle, southwest
65% African-American; 12% white; 14% Hispanic; 6% Asian; 1% Native American; 2% multiracial; 83% subsidized lunch.
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New Ridge Road Middle, Huntersville
56% African-American; 24% white; 10% Hispanic; 5% Asian; 0% Native American; 5% multiracial; 40% subsidized lunch.
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Michael Sexton sent in a message that the Women’s Independence Scholarship Program in Wilmington, N.C., has received a $30 million gift from Maryland philanthropist Doris Buffet for scholarships that help women go back to school after leaving abusive partners. Information and applications are at www.wispinc.org.
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Donna Jenkins Dawson sent in an announcement of the 7 p.m. Nov. 7 appearance of "Doo Woppin' into Motion" featuring The Temptations Review with Dennis Edwards, The Platters, and Introducing Damien Horne, and hosted by Chatty Hatty. Portion of proceeds will support the New Life Foundation. Tickets are $49.50 to $150 or a $112.50 Family 4 Pack, available at Cricket Arena, Lowes Foods and Ticketmaster.

 

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