Every citizen will be impacted, in some way, by Health Care Reform. Therefore, on March 31, 2012, from 11:00am until 1:00pm, the Chesapeake-Virginia Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Virginia Organizing and the South Hampton Roads Affordable Health Coalition will host a forum on the very important topic of Health Care. This event will take place at the Kempsville Library located at 832 Kempsville Road in Virginia Beach. The purpose of this seminar, through an educational session and question/answer period, is to educate the public about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The forum will cover topics such as: health care reform and what it means to individuals; the intended benefits of legislation and regulation; and details regarding how Virginia compares to other states.
According to http://dpc.senate.gov/healthreformbill52.pdf, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will ensure that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care and will create the transformation within the health care system necessary to contain costs. This forum will benefit and enlighten all citizens about our health care system.
For more information, please contact Deidre Eason at (757) 535-8319.
AN AFTERNOON TEA
The women of Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church in Norfolk hosted an afternoon tea as part of their Women’s Day weekend. The ladies were beautifully dressed and most wore beautiful hats and gloves of lace and cotton. Mrs. Marion Jackson and Mrs. Barbara Pope, co-chairs of hospitality, decorated the J. B. Henderson Fellowship Hall with teapots and floral arrangements in addition to offering a variety of teas and preparing finger sandwiches.
Two young people entertained the Bank Street ladies and their guest. Master Davieon Smith, a fifth grader from Parkway Elementary School/Virginia Beach, mimed. Ms. Brittani Copeland, a graduating senior at Winthrop University in South Carolina, sang. Brittani was accompanied by her father, Mr. Willie Copeland, who is Minister of Music at Calvary Revival Church in Norfolk. Mrs. Toni Diggs and Dr. Cathy Jackson served as co-chairs for the weekend activities.
THE WOMAN’S CLUB of NORFOLK MARCH MEETING/WOMEN IN HISTORY MONTH
The Faculty Dining Room, on Norfolk State’s campus, was the host site for the March meeting of the Woman’s Club of Norfolk. The members mingled for pre-meeting greetings and camaraderie. President Carole Sleigh Jackson presided and Dr. Evelyn Sears Peevy gave the opening prayer.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the theme for the meeting, which was in keeping with the purpose of the organization to keep alert of, abreast of and supportive of issues affecting the community and women, was “Women in History.” Following dinner, the speaker for the evening was introduced by her grandmother Mrs. Alveta V. Green. Ms. Stephanie Sutton, STEM Grants Specialist for Virginia Beach Public Schools gave an informative and motivational speech about STEM, an acronym for SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING and MATHEMATICS, as it relates to women in history and at-risk-students. Ms. Sutton began her inspirational talk by praising the members of the Woman’s Club for being outstanding women and role models in the community. Club members participated in the interactive portion of the speech via pictures and STEM cards. Ms. Sutton expounded on the need to have more at-risk students, especially women, engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to be better prepared for the future. In her speech, she noted that STEM is proud to have a partnership with Norfolk State University and that it is being used as model for other school systems throughout the country. The question and answer period provided an even greater understanding and appreciation for STEM. This young woman, only 25, also talked about her online magazine for women of all tones – Olivecoco.com.
Guest attending were Dr. Alveta Green Mitchell, Director of Guidance for Virginia Beach Public Schools and Ms. Darlene M. Green. The hostesses for the meeting were Alveta V. Green, Brenda Neuman-Lewis, Cassandra Newby-Alexander and Sarah Lang. Members and guest were favored, at this delightful, and well attended meeting, with small potted silk plants.