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Charlotte, NC


Announcements December 2010

ANNOUNCEMENTS from Dec. 7, 2010:
Natheley McElrath announced that the Dec. 14 Forum would be the annual holiday party beginning at about 8:30 a.m. A full breakfast will be available for $5 per person. The party includes music, singing, a quiz, the famous Take A Gift game and, this year, a special surprise. She asked that all people attending bring an unwrapped gift that will be used as a prize in the games. [The hilarious explanations of what kinds of objects qualify as such a gift have varied from "something that someone else would want" to "that gift that's up in your attic that you never could stand and now you can be rid of."] McElrath encouraged Forum participants to extend a personal invitation to the party to former Forum participants.
Johnnie Collins announced that she had $1 raffle tickets to sell for a Hornets Nest Elementary fund-raiser. More info at the school's website. http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/hornetsnestES/Pages/Default.aspx
Levester Flowers announced a Save Our Schools meeting for Thursday, Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the West Charlotte Recreation Center.
Sarah Stevenson announced the annual Black Political Caucus open house for Sunday, Dec. 12 at 5th Element, 500 W. 5th St., at the corner of 5th and Graham Streets, from 6-10 p.m.
Blanche Penn passed on an announcement that Winners Plus Agency and GB Tubman Services would hold a workshop, "Silent Tears in the Eyes of a Child: Improving Communication between Parents and Schools" on Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, 601 E. Trade St. Speaker is Petronila Clark. Topics include how to work better with your child's teacher, how to advocate for your child, and understanding students' and parents' rights.
Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that Connections BWB Inc. and Housing Through Connections will host a free benefit concert on Friday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Mint Museum, 2730 Randolph Rd. Proceeds benefit children and families impacted by mental illness and homelessness.



Dec. 14, 2010

No announcements were made from the floor during Tuesday's annual party.

Between now and Jan. 11, 2011, when the Forum next meets, the Sunday evening announcement to Forum participants that is normally devoted to naming the speaker for the following Tuesday will instead be a reminder that the Forum will not be meeting.

Any announcements received during the previous week will be appended to that e-mail and replicated in this space.

Forum participants wishing to submit announcements should e-mail all particulars to [email protected]



Announcements for the week ending Dec. 19, 2010:


Michael Sexton passed along an announcement of a job opening for a 20-hour-per-week customer service representative from January through mid-May in connection with the Walk the Course Against Domestic Violence fund-raiser, held annually during the Wells Fargo Championship. Letter of interest and resume to Eloise Caggiano, program director, Avon Foundation for Women at [email protected]
Paul Holmes sent in an announcement that he had been named Brother of the Week by Chicago social worker and talk show host Khalid Scott.

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.