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Charlotte, NC

Announcements June 2008

ANNOUNCEMENTS from June 3, 2008


No announcements were made on the floor after Supt. Peter Gorman's visit. For a summary of that visit, click here.




from June 10, 2008:
Queen Thompson announced that the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund would hold its annual banquet this Saturday, June 14, at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd. Tickets are $75.
Valerie Woodard announced that the annual Blackberry Brunch would be held June 28 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd. Tickets are $25.
Valerie Woodard announced that she was having difficulty convincing her fellow county commissioners to include in the upcoming county budget more money for prenatal care. She said C.W. Williams Health Center doesn't have the staff to do the work, and Carolinas Medical Center won't serve girls until they are 4 or 5 months pregnant. Woodard said that one CMS high school has 30 pregnant students, and another has 34 pregnant students.


[After these announcements were e-mailed, commissioners Chairman Jennifer Roberts wrote: "Want to send in an addition: The Commissioners have planned from the beginning to fund the pre-natal clinic mentioned by Commissioner Woodard, as she advocated very powerfully for it. She and the Chairman have been missing each other on voicemail so there may have been a misunderstanding, but this funding has not been in question."]
Nathaniel Cooper appealed for signatures on his petition to gain a place on the ballot as an independent in the November race for N.C. Commissioner of Insurance. Deadline for signatures, he said, is June 12.
Sarah Stevenson announced that Supt. Peter Gorman had agreed to return to the Forum on Sept. 16.
Marlon Smith, who addressed the Forum May 27, sent in an announcement that the "Real Men Talking" multimedia stage production would return to Charlotte in September for both evening performances and "morning matinee productions so CMS students may be empowered.... Our goal is to raise the necessary sponsorship funding for these RMT productions in September so everyone in the community may experience this inspirational program for FREE.... If you know of any potential sponsors who may be interested in supporting our movement and will like to receive additional information, feel free to call 704-542-0844 or e-mail [email protected]"


Smith sent in responses to a survey of participants at the May 30 stage production. For that file, click here.
Ahmad Daniels sent in an announcement of the Black Health Empowerment Tour, an obesity awareness program, sponsored in part by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, to be held Saturday, June 14 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Stratford Richardson YMCA, 1946 West Blvd.
Ahmad Daniels sent in an appeal for $193 donations to support student participation in Daniels' Civil Rights Heritage Tour in August. Info: www.creative-interchange.com.
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.Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum



ANNOUNCEMENTS from June 17, 2008:
Next week at the Forum: Robert Dawkins and colleagues on campaign finance reform and voter-owned elections.
Carlenia Ivory proudly announced that her son would next week be named to a coaching position at, well, a college somewhere north of Huntersville and south of Mooresville, but said she couldn't discuss details until it was formally announced next week.
Nancy Carter announced a community meeting in City Council's District 5 on Wednesday, June 18, at 6 p.m. at Hickory Grove Elementary School, 6709 Pence Road. Speaker is Police Chief Rodney Monroe, making his first public appearance in Charlotte as chief.
Valerie Woodard invited the public to tonight's Board of County Commissioners meeting where the board will formalize its budget decisions. "Or watch it on TV as many times as you need to."
Sarah Stevenson announced the annual Blackberry Brunch for Saturday, June 28 at 11 a.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd. Tickets are $25, with proceeds going to support services for women and children in the community.



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.