Chatter That Matters: April 3, 2013

caines | 4/4/2013, 5:30 a.m.

Dr. Enid C. Pinkney, president along with members of the African American Committee of Dade Heritage Trust, presented the Fifteenth Annual Womens History Month Luncheon at the American Legion Hall last month. Featured were voices from the graves at Miami City Cemetery with a script written by Mrs. Leome S. Culmer. Attorney Angela Culmer and Lois H. Oliver served as announcer and commentator, respectively. Norma Mims, Josephine A. Burnside, Dr. Gay Outler, and Leona Swilley portrayed the voices of Evelyn M. Burnside, Josephine C. Anderson Burnside, Martha Rolle and Selma Ward. An addition to the program was the sharing of Burnside family pictures by Hyacinth and Art Johnson. Deacon Frank Pinkney and friends served luncheon to the guests who were entertained by Lonnie McCartney and the Psi Phi Hampton House Band. Pinkney thanked all supporters and guests among whom were: Becky Roper Malkov, Maude Newbold, Vera Lee, Eva Betterson, Meriel Seymold, Gloria Green, Caroline King, Claudia Slater, Dena Pinkney, Cecilia Stewart, Charlayne Thompson, Dianne H. Rolle, Wilfred McKenzie, and Lela D. Young. Congratulations to newly elected officers of the Bahamian American Federation, Inc. They are: Franklin Williams, president; Edroy Ferguson, vice president; Janet Williams, secretary; Vania Washington, treasurer; Dr. Gail Brown, financial secretary; Sherri Moss, recording secretary. Members of the board of directors are Bessie Clarke, Nathaniel Miller, Luzina Bunter, Alva McCleod, and Sarah Short. The 2013 Men of Tomorrow presentation presented by The Egelloc Civic and Social Club will be held on Saturday, April 25th at Parrot Jungle Island. Ebenezer United Methodist Church held an outdoor Palm Sunday procession led by Bishop K. Carter and Dr. Joreatha Capers. Happy Birthday to Edith Gage who celebrated her 95th birthday at Bethany Seventh Day Adventist Church along with her family and church members in March. By Dr. Richard Strachan