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Dr. Richard Strachan | 3/27/2014, 9 a.m.

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., Gamma Alpha Chapter is a National Business and Professional Women’s Sorority that celebrates National Business and Month every April with a program, which recognizes Outstanding Business Women, Men as well as outstanding community leaders and organizations that have greatly contributed to our community. Scholarships will also be awarded to students at this program.

Because of the King of Clubs’ accomplishments and service to the community, I am pleased to inform you that your organization has been selected as one of the recipients to receive the Outstanding Service Award. Per our phone conversation earlier today, we are pleased and feel so honored that you will be present at this celebration to receive this award on behalf of the King Of Clubs of Greater Miami, Inc.

The program will be held on Sunday, April 27 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, (4300 N.W. 12th Ave.) in Miami at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. We are requesting that honorees arrive at 3:45 p.m. A repast will be served immediately following the program. Call Nikki Young at 305-621-6491, if you need an invitation.

Dr. Joreatha Capers, pastor of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, invited Federal Judge Constance Baker Motley to speak at a recent service. Her resume indicated she was born in Connecticut in 1921 and joined the Legal Defense and Educational Fund of the NAACP and worked with Thurgood Marshall and won notable civil rights victories in the U.S. Supreme Court, represented Martin Luther King, Jr., served in the New York State Senate and was City Borough President and the first Black woman to be appointed Federal Judgeship.

Her speech focused on her experience at Yale as she read a book in which Abraham Lincoln said the most difficult occupation was the legal profession. Motley said this book fueled her passion for legal studies and would later describe herself as ambitious. After the program was over, Pastor Capers informed her group to prepare for their monthly breakfast at Jackson Soul Food (Overtown). Getting in the limousine were Geraldine Bell, Lorene Gilchrease, Julia Jerkins, Willie Mae Pinder, Calvert Edwards, Thelma Hayden, Ruth Parlins, and Eunice Wiggins. Others were invited but the pastor was picking up the tabs for the seniors. It turned out to be an afternoon of joy, happiness, and camaraderie. Final preparation for the 16th Annual Women’s History Commemorative Luncheon was a fiasco when scriptwriter, Leome Culmer, Gorgianna Bethel had the pleasure of naming the guests: Mary Bannerman, Gloria Green, Vera Let, Marilyn Bellamy, Leona Fulton, Bea Hines, Antonia George, Agnes Agrton, Launa Jones, Fletcher Weatherston, Dorothy Edwards, Bonita North, Thomas Gibson, John Williams, James Thurston, Fefia Jenkins, Dorry Lingo, Juanita Johnson, Elsaida Anders, Lee Johnson, Jimmy Harrell, and Dr. Richard Strachan and L. McCartney, Frank Pinkney, Dwight Walk, John Carter, Morris McGraw, and Francina L. Robinson.