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NANBPWC INC. - TOLEDO Adult and Youth Clubs Founders' Day/Women's History

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The (NANBPWC) National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club Inc - Adult and Youth Clubs held their 53rd Annual Founders' Day and Women's History Program on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Radisson Hotel UTMC at 3:00 pm.  The theme for the event was, "Nevertheless She Persisted."


Frances Collins, PhD, Toledo Club president, and Jordan Collins, Toledo Youth Club president, welcomed the guests. Sherry Reed was the mistress of ceremony. Clara Brank gave the invocational prayer before the luncheon. Music Co-Chair Deborah Carlisle led the Negro National Anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing."

The Women's History Program focused on the many contributions made by African-American women who have been and still are instrumental in advancing education, business, professionals, technology, family and community. 


The women being honored were chosen because of the struggles in their lives that they overcame and made a difference in the lives of others. The honorees for Women's History were La Tina Jett, Tassionette Perryman and Theresa Gabriel. Each woman had a great story to tell about how she has made an impact. They thanked the clubs for their support and recognition.


Chairman Tyra Smith Gabriel shared why each honoree was selected and the importance of them "persisting" and how remarkable they were. Tyra Smith Gabriel, Frances Collins, and Jordan Collins presented each award recipient with a plaque. Smith Gabriel also gave BEACON Cakes to each award recipient.  She said that, "These women have persisted through this book called life and are now in the chapter of great acknowledgement and accomplishment."


The Founders' Day program was celebrated as the Toledo Youth and Adult Club members gave a tribute to the founders and shared the Toledo Club's Historical progress from its beginning to now. The history was read by Alexii Collins, second vice president of the Adult Club and Toledo Youth Club advisor. Candles were lit in honor of the National Founders by Jordan Collins and Jada Collins, Toledo Youth Club vice president. 


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Revised: 08/16/18 14:12:11 -0700.

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