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health, economics, public safety and development. With nearly 100 attendees, the meeting was informative and tackled tough topics centered on education, health, economic development, pu- blic safety and community involve- ment. Much of the discussion focu- sed on ways to address the county’s challenges in perception, opportuni- ties to business development and re- tention, preserving home ownership and keeping the commitment to qua- lity education. Changes in the public education system within the county as well as the increase in crime ap- peared to be of greatest concern to residents who attended the town hall. Pasadena Alumnae Chapter’s 50 Year Committee. The third annual town hall mee- ting provided a unique opportunity memorabilia display. The chapter re- new county executive and examined for residents to engage in healthy ceived numerous accolades from or- the county’s new direction, future, dialogue with leadership from the ganizations, Mayor Bill Bogaard and business developments and ad- county’s top offi ces and departmen- the City of Pasadena. dressed how residents can become ts. Soror Diane Venable, chapter pre- The gala evoked sisterly celebra- more involved and make an impact sident, and Soror Lauren Jei McCar- tions as sorors throughout the region to better the county. thy, social action co-chair, shared the and country joined the chapter. It was The event featured political and sentiment of the profound impact of a lovely setting with starry lights, a business leaders including a keyno- this community partnership. ▲ perfect view, vibrant fl te address by Judith F. Davis, mayor oral table cen- terpieces, great food and rhythmic of Greenbelt, Md. The highlight of The Aug. 10, 2011 Grand Opening of tunes. The mistress of ceremonies for the program was the panel discus- the June Key Delta Community Cen- the evening was Soror Lydia Cincore sion moderated by Molette Green, ter has placed the Portland Alum- Templeton, president and CEO of Chil- news anchor from WHUR-FM radio. nae Chapter on its way to owning dren Youth and Family Collaborative. The panelists represented the entire the fi rst commercial “Living Building” The Pasadena Alumnae Chapter spectrum of government, education, building in Oregon. The property, launched its anniversary cel- ebration with a community ser- vice project, Secrets That Still Haunt Us: Women and Domes- tic Violence, at the Jackie Rob- inson Center on April 8, 2011. Co-chairs for the event were Sorors Juanita West, Lyn- nette West-Cater and Dianne Lewis. Soror Kathy Murrell is chapter president. ▲ On April 16, 2011, the Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter hosted its third an- nual town hall meeting, “Prince George’s County: New Begin- Rev. Alcena Boozer blesses the June Key Delta Community Center Grand Opening event. PICTURED nings for a Great County,” at the (LEFT TO RIGHT): Portland Mayor Sam Adams; Soror Lela Triplett Roberts, president of Piedmont Rose Eleanor Roosevelt High School Connection, Inc.; Soror Chris Poole-Jones, JKDCC project coordinator; Rev. Alcena Boozer; Soror in Greenbelt, Md. The meeting Vera Pool, chapter president; community member; and Soror Patricia Warren, JKDCC sponsorship followed the installation of a chair. 91 ▲ JOURNAL Summer 2012


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