Announcements November 2010
(The Forum did not meet on Election Day, Nov. 2)
from Nov. 9, 2010:
Lucy Bush Carter announced a one-hour breakfast tour of Friendship Trays and the other Nutrition Coalition nonprofits at 2401 Distribution St. for Thursday, Nov. 11 at 8:30 a.m. A light breakfast is followed by a tour of the building.
Cedric Scott thanked the Forum for listening during his unsuccessful bid for an N.C. Senate seat. "It won't be the last time you'll see me."
Thomas Moore announced that he would direct the citywide interfaith Thanksgiving choir that will perform during the city's Thanksgiving service at St. Paul Baptist Church, 1401 Allen St. The church's website lists rehearsals at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21 and 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, with the Interfaith Service in the sanctuary at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23. Moore said that CMS school board Chair Eric Davis would join the choir this year.
ANNOUNCEMENTS from Nov. 16, 2010:
Toni Freeman announced that MeckEd would hold a workshop on Monday, Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m. about being an advocate for education. Speakers are Jo Ann Norris from the N.C. Public School Forum in Raleigh and CMS DIstrict 4 school board member Rev. Tom Tate. Cost $15. Location unclear. Info: 704-335-0100.
Thomas Moore announced that he would direct the citywide interfaith Thanksgiving choir that will perform during the city's Thanksgiving service at St. Paul Baptist Church, 1401 Allen St. Rehearsals are 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21 and 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, with the Interfaith Service in the sanctuary at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23.
Ericka Ellis-Stewart announced that a Raleigh group will convene a statewide group Great Schools of North Carolina at 3 p.m. Feb. 5, 2011 in Raleigh at a place to be announced. The group is working on analyzing school performance data, creating a joint equity statement across school systems, and lobbying the N.C. General Assembly.
Ken Koontz announced the death on Nov. 12 of Rowe Motley, first black at-large Mecklenburg County commissioner and later Democratic National Committee member and N.C. senator. Funeral was Tuesday, Nov. 16 at noon at Greater Gethsemane A.M.E. Zion Church, 531 N. Campus St.
James Ross sent in an announcement of a book signing for his book, "Celebrating our Sameness, Appreciating our Differences," on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. at RealEyes Book Store, 3306-A N. Davidson St.
Announcements from Nov. 23, 2010:
Beverly Irby announced that C.W. Williams Community Health Center at 3333 Wilkinson Blvd. is now opening on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ken Koontz announced the death on Nov. 22 of Bryan Timothy Fleming. 44, a person "up and coming in the funeral industry." Funeral for Tim Fleming is at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29 at the United House of Prayer Mother House, 2321 Beatties Ford Rd.
ANNOUNCEMENTS from Nov. 30, 2010:
There were no announcements from the floor today.
The office of Mayor Anthony Foxx sent in an announcement Tuesday afternoon
inviting Forum participants to attend a Mayor's Town Hall Meeting on
Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Charlotte Museum of History, 3500
Shamrock Drive. "This town hall, the Mayor’s sixth of the year, will include
brief opening remarks by Mayor Foxx and significant question-and- answer
time with citizens." The announcement did not identify a primary topic for
the town hall meeting. The announcement requests RSVPs to 704-336-2975 or by
e-mail to Pam Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer Roberts on Tuesday sent in an announcement that returning and new members of the Board of County Commissioners will be sworn in on Monday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Government Center by Judge Rickey McCoy Mitchell. The swearing-in of Karen Bentley, Dumont Clarke, Harold Cogdell, Neil Cooksey, George Dunlap, Bill James, Vilma Leake, Jim Pendergraph and Jennifer Roberts will be followed by a reception. The event is open to the public.
Federico Rios sent in the November issue of MenConnect, the newsletter of a Communities in Schools initiative at Druid Hills, Hidden Valley and Reid Park Elementaries. The issue reported on a Nov. 2 seminar for 65 students featuring inspirational speaker Stephan "Coach Q" Askew, and announced a Feb. 11 seminar at Reid Park focused on grooming. Donations of shirts, ties and shoes are sought. More info: Rios at 980-343-6810.
Michael Sexton sent along an invite to the 16th Annual Jingle Bell Ball, a fund-raiser for the United Family Services Shelter for Battered Women. The event is Friday, Dec. 10, from 8 p.m.-midnight at Grand Central, 1000 Central Ave. Info: http://www.jinglebellball.com/about. Tickets, $65 per person, $75 per person after Dec. 8 at the door: http://www.unitedfamilyservices.org/jinglebellball.html.
Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council will hold the annual Domestic Violence Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony in the lobby of the Police Station on East Trade Street on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m.
The Forum welcomes all persons to its meetings beginning at 8:30 a.m. most Tuesdays of the year
at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2401 Kendall Drive, Charlotte, NC
down the hill from West Charlotte High School.