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. Local AKA's Attend Regional
Members' - of 'Atoha Zeta Omega Chapter of
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., recently attend
presided. Various reports were given: Adopt
Black by Mrs. J. Parker; Scrapbook by Mrs. J.
Robinson. Mrs. Parker showed a filmstrip on birds
and their value to agriculture and flower gardens
ed a four-day conference in Winston-Salem. Over , which was followed by questions and answers
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925 Alpha Kappa Alpha women from North
Carolina and Virginia convened at the 29th annual
conference of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Hostess
chapters were Phi Omega and Gamma Lambda of
Winston-Salem. "::f-:--:;Z :::y :;
This year's theme, "Influencing Decisions: A
Design for Action In the 80's" was addressed by
Dr. Barbara K. Phillips, national president of AKA
in her greeting to the membership. Dr. Phillips
: stressed that "It is indeed necessary that we put our
personal actions and involvements on the line and
influence decisionsduring the 80's. . . .May we
deliberate and develop strategies which will put us
on the cutting edge of the uphill battle toward pari
ty. Influencing Decisions: A Design for Action Inn
the 80's, is a theme of challenge and hope. It is upj
to each of us to give it meaning and sustenance." !f
The conference was filled with interesting and in
formative sessions. Many useful tips were gleaned
Following the business, Mrs. Saunders served a
meal to the members.
. The Garden Gate closed with each member ex
pressing thanks to the hostess.
The Elks Happenings
By Dgt. Emma H. Phillips y ;
Alphanso Vance Nominated
Brother Elk of the Year
Daye; and four grandchildren.
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On SundayApril 18, the IBPOE of W Fifth
District Oratorical Contest was held in Sanford at
the First United Presbyterian Church. Rev. Wood
ward is pastor.
The master of ceremonies for the contest was
Brother S.L. Peterkin, Raleigh. Greeting was given
by Brother Eddie Evans, E.R. Security Lodge No.'
688 and Dgt. Carolyn Pearson, Dgt. Ruler, Morn
ing Star Temple No. 615, Sanford. The occasion
was given by Dgt. Florine Moore, Dgt. Ruler of
Capital City Temple No. 3 10, Raleigh.
" Participants in the contest were from Durham,
' Henderson, Sanford and Raleigh.
Miss Yvette Page of Raleigh was winner of the
Brother Ralph C. Glover is Educational Director
for the Fifth District, Brother James O. Autry and
. Ms. Bessie L. Wallace, District Deputy for the Fifth
District... i . ' - ,
The Carolina Times
-1 Brother Alphanso Vance, better known as A. A.
Vance; of 706 Bunche Drive, Raleighr has,, been
nominated as Elk of the Year. - .
He is a native of Lawrence, S.C., but calls'
Charlotte, N.C. home after his parents moved there'
when Vance was very young. ; : :
His affiliation and work in the Elk's organization
beean in 1925 when he ioined Fidelity Lodge No.
from the workshops including "making the most of .277 of Raleigh. Vance has been an active member
lin mit- i idnmw I ' r ... 1 13
Maturity, Better Health, Better Careers" iq the area
of self-fulfillment to "You and Your Money" in.
the area of finance. The conference theme was in
tricately woven into all aspects of the conference,
creating a definite focus on influencing decisions. :
Alpha Zeta Omega Chapter was weU represented
at the con ference. Members who were program par-'
ticipants were tor. Caroline Lattimore, Mrs. .
Beatrice Cherry, Ms. Marie Faulk and Mrs. Norma
Royal. Members who served on conference commit
tees were Mrs Elva DeJarmon and Mrs. Constance
Scott. Other' members in attendance were:
Mesdames Rosalyn Alexander, Ingrid Castelow,
Viola Crowder, Barbara Ellis, Shirley Garner,
Gerald Hatcher, Alice Hughley, Rosetta Johnson,
Almeta Jordan, Vereda King, Barbara Lewis,
Gwendolyn Paschall, Cassandra Smith, DeLois
Wnhinatrn 7lnhia Watnn AlfrpHa Wnvlc an1
Claudia Woods; Mses. Mamie Lewis, Stephanie
Jones, Mattie Moss, Linda Simmons, .and'
The 1983 Mid-Atlantic Regional is planned for
Church Women United To Hold
May Fellowship Day Friday
May Fellowship is a celebration centering on
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ouuuing rciauunsnips in me local community.
Church Women United will sponsor Mayj
Fellowship Day on Friday, May 7 beginning at
10:30 a.m., at White Rock Baptist Church, 3400
Fayetteville Street, next to Beechwood Cemetery.
The theme this year is "The Power of Words".
Program leader will be Mrs. Julia Lucas, White
Rock Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. Marilyn
Gasswint. Principal speaker will be Mrs. Joan
Papert Preiss, chairman of the Triangle Friends of .
the United Farm Workers, on the staff of the Na
tional Farm Worker Ministry.
Discussion leaders scheduled are: Rev. Nancy M.
Morris, Resource Center Specialist, Orange
Presbytery and director of Christian Education, :
Orange County Cooperative of Presbyterian Chur- ,
Rev. Barbara L. Thomas, chaplain resident, ,
Duke Medical Center;
Ms. Constance Prince, student associate pastor,
First Baptist Church, Raleigh;
Rev, Lottie Kee, associate minister, Union Bap-1
'? list Cfinrrh Durham? ( i" ZT t
Rev; Gerry F. Ingram, associate pastor, Epworth
United Methodist Church, Durham;
Ms. Beth Graham, minister of Christian Educa:
tion, Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Durham;
Rev. Vinetta Bell, Church of Chirst (Disciple's of
Uinst Church), UoldsboroRaleigh District;
Rev. Nancy C. Grady, associate minister, Mount
Gilead Baptist Church, Durham.
Bring i sandwich and plan to stay for lunch and -fellowship.
The women of White Rock Church will
provide a beverage and dessert.
Durham Gardeners To Sponsor
, Flower Show Sunday '
The public is invited to attend a Flower Showj'
sponsored by the Garden Clubs of DurhanTandi
held in the auditorium of the J.J. Henderson!
Towers; 807 South Duke Street, Sunday, May 2,
from 3 to 5 p.m. Come and enjoy an afternoon in a
magic land of flowers miniature orientals, air
types of arrangements, beautiful and exotic plants
some you haven't seen since you visited your
grandmother's garden.' I
There will be a fragrance center which will pro
bably interest everyone. Come; bring a friend and
enjoy this unusual Flower Show.
Union Community Club
The Union Community Club met Thursday!
niaht. Aoril 22. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. i.
Sellers, 5209 Barbee Road. The meeting was opened j
with prayer by the president, W.W. Sellers. New
members were welcomed and the guest speaker,
Commissioner William V. Bell, was introduced. !
Present were: John H. Miles, Walter T.
Blackwell, Coston Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Willie
Gerald, Edwin D. Borden. Joseph L. Milford, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert McRae, Edmond M. Bass, Harold"
W. Hayes, Edward F. Rayford, Jr., Matthewj
Davis, Mrs. -Rose B. Thomas, Mrs. Annie L.'
Ashford, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Covington, Mrs.,
Jackie Futrell and son, Ricky; Mr. and Mrs.
Theodore Speight, Jimmy Manley, Jasper Ryan,
and Mrs. EInora Fikes. ,
A repast was served.
, Hayestown Senior Citizens
The Hayestown Senior Citizens met Monday,
April 19, at the Hayestown Community Center
P meeting was opened by the president, Mrs.
Roberta Allen and each member said a short
cLub was gIad t0 we,cme back Mrs. DeUa
Hubbard, a member who has been ill. Plans were
completed for a visit to several rest homes.
Members present were: Mesdames Annie Allen, -Odessa
Flake, Delia Hubbard, Alice Carrick
Roberta Allen, Annie Mae: Webb, Annie Daye,"
Georgia Williams; Messers. Henry Hubbard, James
Hopper and Jesse Ferrell.
Collie View Bridge Club .
Winners in the College View Bridge dub," April
22, were; First place-Mrs. Mary Duncan and
Douglas Kemisitz, second place-Mr. and Mrs. Cur
ia Nomj, intra piace-c. Usher and T. Gallagher.
La fetite Me&s With Mrs. Saunders
' . nut vwuui biuv II 9rptH ulCCllIlg
with Mrs. W.B. Saunders on Fitzgerald Avenue.
The home was beautiful with gorgeous house plants
and beautiful spring flowers.
Mrs. Saunders opened opened the Garden Gate. '
After the formal opening, Mrs. McCrea. president,
since that time and has served in every office in the
Lodge. In 1937, he was elected Exalted Ruler and.
served in that office for three years. During his ad
ministration, the membership increased from ten to
69 members. The lodge purchased it's present'
building with the down payment loaned by Vance.
It has undergone some remodeling since that time.
Brother Vance next held the post of District
Deputy, Fifth District, for fifteen years. He was "
elected first vice president of the North Carolina
Elk State Association and served for eleven years.
He is a member of the State Presidents Council, the
Baxton E.R. Council, Grand Shrine, Director for '
Hobson Reynolds, Elk's National Shrine for the
State of North Carolina, treasurer of Mamie Hicks j
Fez Club, chaplain for the Fifth District Assembly. ; :
Other affiliations are with the Laodicea United
Church of Christ, formally Manly Street Church,
Where Vance is a member of the Men's Bible Class.
He is an ordained Deacon and has been on the
Board for over forty years. He is a member of.
Master Mason and served as treasurer of Mento
Lodge No. 55 for twelve years.
Vance is married to the former Ms. Hattie Daye.
They have two daughters, Mrs. Almetta V. Parker
and Mrs. Betty J. Chisolm; a son, Officer James E.
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