Continentals sponsor Career Awareness Day/Kick-Off African-American Read-In

Continental Society, Inc. with the Continental Kids Club

The Roanoke Chapter Continental Societies, Inc. held its regular Continental Kids Club meeting on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Gainsboro Library. The club meets each first Saturday 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Children, ages 6-12, are encouraged to come join in for fun, friendship and healthy food.

The Employment Committee, chaired by Continental Lorena Wilson, invited speakers to share their career experiences with the youngsters. Lisa Hamm, branch manager for Pinnacle National Bank on Hershberger Road, told the children how she got started in the banking business and talked to them about educational requirements needed for success. She also shared the fact that she is a model and bodybuilder who has worked with Garland Gravely and Fashionista Roanoke, activities that she enjoys during her spare time.

Continental Birdie Edwards shared her educational experiences and the requirements needed to become a Physical Education Teacher, currently teaching P.E. at Addison Middle School. She also spoke to the children about owning a business as she was once owner of the “Bread of Life Christian Book Store” in Rocky Mount, VA. Books can now be ordered through Mrs. Edwards at 540-632-3776.

Continental Kids were introduced to Continentals’ Annual African-American Read-In. During February (Black History Month). Continentals across America will be reading books by African-American authors.

Continental Gloria Randolph-King, Chapter Education Chairperson, has gotten permission for Continentals to read books in several Roanoke City Schools, Noah-Christian Academy and the Melrose Seventh Day Adventist Child Care Center. Donna W. Lee is chapter president.