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Back Row left to right: Trudy Magee-Office Administrator,Donald Lawrence-Office Staff,Dr. Lavonne Willis-Asst. Office Administrator,Joshua Erwin-I.T. Coordinator,Melanee Newkirk-Fundraiser,Jerome Robertson-Membership Chair,Anthony Cotton-Sergeant-at-Arms,James Hadley-Veterans Chair,Monica Brogdon-Grant Writer,Jamila Majesty-Office Staff,Rev. Eric Lee-Grant Writer,Darrel Goode-Fundraising Advisor, Front Row Left to Right:Martha Pruden-Hamiter-Theatre Festival Chair,Patricia Jackson-Kelley-2nd Vice President,Joyce Clark-3rd Vice President,Keith Jackson-1st Vice President,Ron Hasson-Branch President,Tia Boyd-Treasurer,Muriel Carroll-Branch Secretary,Princella Jackson-Legal Redress.
Photo by Haywood-Branch Photographer
Fmr. Assemblyman Mike Davis Recognized by Veterans Committee
Margaret Lamotte,Mike Davis,Joshua Erwin
PECHANGA WAS A “FUN”DRAISER!!
The ACT-SO Fundraiser to Pechanga was a success! We had 55 members and friends on the list but 39 showed up ready to leave. Thank goodness for that one extra person that joined us at the last minute or we would have lost the deposit. But once we had our 40 we were ready to take off.
The old school background music supplied by Joshua Erwin kept us in an upbeat but mellow mood, and Lillian Wilson and her friends made sure we had fun playing bingo games and giving away gift cards for JC Penny, Target and Trader Jo’s to our raffle winners. Time flew as we motored to our destination. We arrived ready for the experience, registered with the casino, and decided how to use the $15 Casino cash - either gaming or eating. Once I lost mine at the “one armed bandit,” I was ready to move on to something else. So, a couple of friends and I caught the shuttle service ($1.50) from Pechanga into Old Town Temecula. What a wonderful side trip – it was a quaint little town with wonderful shops and good eating, which is where we spent the next 2 hours, then caught the trolley back to Pechanga in time to spend our last Casino cash and get on the bus. Back on the bus we had a few more gift card giveaways, we cheered for the ones who won big in the Casino – at least 2 people won over $1,000, and we finished up the snacks. It was a lot of fun for us and about $800 for the ACTSO students – a win/win for all of us. This much fun bears a repeat trip. Hope you join us next time!!
Submitted by Joyce Clark
Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP
Honors Hollywood Stunt Performers
Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP
photo by L.A. Times
Obama dares graduates to reject cynical voices
AP by Josh Lederman (Associated Press)
Columbus, Ohio - A year ago to the day after kicking off his victorious re-election campaign on this college campus, President Barack Obama returned to Ohio State University and told graduates that only through vigorous participation in their democracy can they right an ill-functioning government and break through relentless cynicism about the nations's future. "I dare you, Class of 2013, to do better. I dare you to do better", Obama said. Obama's other two commencement speeches this season will be later in May at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. and at Morehouse College, an all male school in Atlanta.