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We Did It!
Thanks to the tireless efforts of the members of Soul Passages: A Book Club, we met our fundraising goal of $10,000 to establish an endowed scholarship in the name of our late leader Priscilla J. Green, Esq. We could not have done it without the support of friends, family and the community. Priscilla always credited Wilberforce University with giving her a strong foundation for her career. Soul Passages: A Book Club is proud to remember Priscilla with this tribute to help future students prepare for their careers
Author’s Luncheon & Southern Style Tea Featuring:
Scatz Restaurant & Jazz Lounge
May 17, 2014; 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
139 Main Street Extension, Middletown
A Soulful Lunch & Southern Desserts will be served
Proceeds will benefit the Priscilla J. Green, Esq.
Endowed Scholarship at Wilberforce University in Ohio
Best Dress Hats will win a prize!
For Tickets e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Soul Passages DC Retreat
Soul Passages: A Book Club spent time in Washington, DC for its 2013 retreat. Organizer Ronny was excited to share his intimate knowledge of DC; he lived there for several years and extends his convention trips to visit his brother who lives in the area.
The journey began with most of the group taking the train together out of New Haven accompanied by gourmet boxed lunches from Forks and Fingers. We checked into rooms at the Gallaudet University Kellogg Conference Center, historic site of the Kendall School Division II for Negroes built in March 1953. Ron selected this location for its unique setting and wonderful accommodations.
Twenty of the club’s 40 members toured local sites including the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum, the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Museum of African Art, Newseum, the South Lawn of the White House, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where several members located names of loved ones who were listed on the memorial panels. Paul A. Mazzuca, of Permanent Tourist in DC, led the tours with intermittent, supplemental comments from Joe Jackson. The retreat also included visits to several local dining and jazz hot spots featuring Houston Person and Stanley Jordan. Some members also visited Union Market and attended a Washington baseball game.
In the few minutes that were left unscheduled, Evelyn organized a trip to the Knitting Loft owned by Cheryl Steplight for knitting and crochet enthusiasts and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. National Headquarters.
The club also held two book discussions: The Cutting Season by Attica Locke and 47 by Walter Mosley. Carolie and Barbara were respective discussion leaders who prepared extensive material that aided the discussions.
Book club members also invited family and friends to join us for any of the festivities. Charlotte, NC member John joined us in DC and so enjoyed the retreat, he offered to organize a trip to his home town and related areas for the 2014 retreat.
Ron meticulously planned events in the retreat that could be enjoyed by everyone. Hats off to Ron for a job well-done!
20th Anniversary Gala
Our sincere thanks goes out to everyone who supported us in our 20th year festivities. We still have work to do to meet our financial goal for the scholarship.
For more Information on the
Priscilla J. Green, Esq. Endowed Scholarship
at Wilberforce University
IMPORTANT VENUE CHANGE
The Community Book Festival has moved to:
Wexler Grant School, 55 Foote St., New Haven, CT
Saturday September 22, 2012
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Free Admission
Solomon Jones – www.solomonjones.com
David Asbery – www.davidleeshow.net
Randy Kearse – www.randykearse.net
Richard Michelson – www.richardmichelson.com
Community Book Discussion:
32 Candles by Ernessa T. Carter
Saturday September 29, 2012
Soul Passages Anniversary Gala
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Dinner Served at 7:00 PM
Donation – $60 (Ticket Deadline 9/15/12)
La Mirage, North Haven
Dinner Dance, After-Five Attire, Door Prizes
Proceeds to Benefit the
Priscilla J. Green, Esq. Endowed Scholarship
at Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, OH
For more Information on the Book Festival, Anniversary Gala or the Priscilla J. Green, Esq. Endowed Scholarship at Wilberforce University
In Loving Memory of Priscilla Green
Priscilla was an extraordinary woman, who accomplished extraordinary things, who when faced with life’s biggest challenge, fought with extraordinary strength, dignity and extraordinary faith.
15th Anniversary Gala
Our Anniversary Celebration was a Huge Success!
Celebrating 15 years of the Book Club Experience
African American Cultural Center
Good company, good food & a font for creative expression – 2008
2006 Harlem Book Fair
When: November 12th, 2006
Where: St. Martin’s Deporres Church
136 Dixwell Ave. New Haven, CT.
Come join us at the 2006 Harlem Book Fair, you will not be disappointed!
There will be parking across the street at the Elk’s Club.