The monthly Hampton Roads Gazeti newspaper hosted its 2012 Exemplar Awards Ceremony/Reception on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the Royal Courtyard in Virginia Beach. A number of community service organizations were recognized for their contributions in what may have been largest-ever gathering of South Hampton Roads community organizations. Guest presenter Dr. Kirk T. Houston, Sr., the founder and senior pastor of Gethsemane Community Fellowship Baptist Church, and Mistress of Ceremonies Barbara Hamm-Lee of WHRO-TV kept the program lively. Hampton Roads Gazeti Publisher Loretta Davis Kahn introduced local monthly community service networking.
Honorees included the following persons: Jeffrey Bates, Sr. ; Marla Bass Bryant; Sheila Campbell; Cynthia Carman; Cynthia Corbett; Shanease Dickey; Edwina Forrest; Rev. Joseph Green; Wallace Green; Kel Harper; Sharon Houston; Clifton Hudson; Dora James; Noah Lawrence; Katherine L. Lindsay; Andolyn Medina; Keisha Morrow; Geoff Newton; Dr. Brynda Parker; Joseph Peterson; Dorothy Riddick; Dara Robichaux; Frances Rodgers; C. Michael Ross; Cheryl Ross; Maxine Sharpe; Kaye Tice; Brian Williams; Mitchell Williams. Loretta Davis Kahn is the Publisher.