Next week: Remaining City Council at-large candidates.
Announcements were not taken from the floor today.
Colette Forrest left a flier about an early vote kick-off rally on Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Rd. Details here.
Colette Forrest left a combined sample ballot for the Democratic and Republican primaries on Sept. 15. A sample ballot that reflects the choices available to you based on your residential address is on the Board of Election site here.
Larken Egleston left an announcment that the Young Dems of Mecklenburg County will meet Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Vida Cantina Charlotte at the EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St. Details here.
Lucy Bush Carter left an announcement that OneMECK.org welcomed people to subscribe to e-mails from the group, and to be listed as a supporter on the website; to “like” the group’s Facebook page via the website, and to follow #One1MECK on Twitter and Instagram. Both links are on the website.
Michela Duckett left an announcement that RunningWorks, a sport-for-change nonprofit serving Charlotte’s homeless population, is in need of volunteers for The OrthoCarolina Classic Food Truck and Beer Fest this Saturday, Aug. 22. Volunteers sign up here. A portion of the proceeds from the race will be donated to our charity to help us further our mission of using sport to empower individuals and families to break cycles of abuse, poverty, neglect and homelessness. Details on RunningWorks here.
Elyse Dashew left an invitation to “Does Isolation Matter? Choosing a Covenant Community, a discussion and call to action on student assignment and resegregation,” to be held Monday, Aug. 24 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Caldwell Presbyterian Church, 1609 E. 5th St. RSVP here. Details here.
Jane Whitley sent in an announcement of the annual Doris Cromartie Fundraiser Gala honoring former U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins, on Thursday, Aug. 20 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Carolina Golf Club, 2415 Old Steele Creek Rd. Details here.
Pat Cotham sent in an announcement that the Uptown Democratic Forum would hear from the four Democratic mayoral candidates on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at noon at the Levine Museum, 200 E. 7th St. RSVP by e-mail or leave message at 704-506-3056. Cost of $10 includes boxed lunch.
Sharon Holm sent in an announcement that the Gantt Center’s Jazzy 40th Anniversary Gala on Dec. 5 would honor Lonnie G. Bunch, III, Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, with the Gantt Center’s Spirit of the Center Award. More here.
LaWana Mayfield sent in her Aug. 13 newsletter.
Betty Howell Gray sent in an announcement of a voter education seminar on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Greater Providence Baptist Church, 2000 Milton Rd. Details here.
Linda Johnson sent in an announcement that The Charlotte Post would hold a mayoral candidate forum on Friday, Aug. 28 from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Carole Hoefener Center, 610 E. 7th St. Online tickets are $25.00 plus $2.37 fee here.
Betty Howell Gray sent in a save-the-date for an AKA candidate forum on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church’s conference center, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd.
Dena Diorio sent in her Aug. 17 Board Bulletin.
Rashad Phillips sent in an announcement of a school supplies drive, with donations targeted to homeless CMS students. Details here.
LuAnn Ritsema sent in a link to an editorial on the Council For Children’s Rights blog written by Executive Director Bob Simmons titled, “Back to School for CMS.
LuAnn Ritsema sent in a flier for the Council for Children’s Rights fall series of free trainings for parents, caretakers, and child-serving professionals called First Wednesdays. Details here.
Sylvia Grier sent in an announcement that Pastor Clifford Jones Sr. of Friendship Missionary Baptist would lead a reflection on the faceted glass window in the Friendship sanctuary, on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. at the church, 3400 Beatties Ford Road. The event is an outgrowth of conversations with David Jordan of Providence Baptist Church in the wake of the Charleston murders. Details here.
Joyce Waddell sent in her Aug. 18 Waddell Weekly Bulletin.
Erin Edwards sent in an announcement that MeckEd will hold a community conversation on Aug. 27 from 8-9:30 a.m. at Novant/BB&T, 108 Providence Rd., with community members sharing with at-large Board of Ed candidates, “what matters most in public education”, in a town-hall style forum. Details here.
Erin Edwards sent in an announcement that MeckEd will hold its 2015 Annual Community Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Westin Hotel. Speaker is actor Hill Harper. Tickets are $55. Info by e-mail.
Delores Hurt sent in an announcement that Suzanne Reynolds, first female dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law, will keynote the League of Women Voters Elizabeth Hair Memorial Women Equality Day event on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 6:30 pm. at 1817 Midwood Ave. Details here. Press release here. Info: Hurt via e-mail or 704-778-3887.
Robbie Akhere sent in an announcement that Action NC and other groups supporting a $15 wage would sponsor a candidate forum for Charlotte mayoral candidates on Tuesday, Aug 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Double Oaks Community Center, 1327 Prince Hall Ave. Details here.