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VA Wolverines 12u AYF National Champions

Virginia Wolverines Football Team

The Virginia Wolverine’s 12u AYF Football team won the AYF National Championship in Kissimmee, FL in December 2019. The Wolverines left the “Star City” on December 7, for a week full of gridiron action.

The journey began with the team winning the regular season Southwest Virginia AYF Conference Championship in Lynchburg, VA. The Wolverines finished the regular season with an unblemished record of 9-0. After winning the district conference, the Wolverines defeated the Western Branch Jaguars (Chesapeake, VA) in the AYF Virginia State Championship on November 6, 2019. The State Championship was played at Petersburg (VA) High School. Continue reading VA Wolverines 12u AYF National Champions

Local Chapter Chums delivers Holiday Joy

CHUM members from left: Carolyn Haley, Gaynelle Pearson, Stephanie Campbell, head-teacher, and Chum Valerie Franklin Project chairman, and Francine McLaughlin, president.

The Roanoke Chapter of Chums, Inc. delivers holiday joy and cheer to the children at Angelle’s Place Childcare Center, located on Hershberger Road. Each child was presented with hats, gloves, and a toy.

Earlier in the year the Chapter donated physical education equipment to the center, such as balls, jump ropes and hula-hoops along with preschool instructional materials and manipulative. Continue reading Local Chapter Chums delivers Holiday Joy

Roanoke Chapter, Girlfriends spread Christmas Cheer

GIRLFRIENDS from left: Saundra Butcher, Carol Shropshire, Carolyn Patterson, Thelma Haynesworth, Patricia Henry and Bethany Hall Director Jeanne McCormack (standing far right).

The Roanoke Chapter of Girlfriends was instrumental in spreading Christmas Cheer in the Valley during the holidays. Bethany Hall was the benefactor of their benevolence.

President, GF Carolyn Patterson and members of the Civic Project Committee, Girlfriends Saundra Butcher, Carol Shropshire, Thelma Haynesworth, and Patricia Henry visited Bethany Hall and provided them with requested items needed for the residents. They were given a tour of the newly renovated facility. Continue reading Roanoke Chapter, Girlfriends spread Christmas Cheer

Smart Set Sisters Holiday Gathering

MEMBERS from left: Stephanie Moncastle, LaTanya Walker, Angela Vernon, Stephanie Haper, Elizabeth McClenney, Gwen Thomas, Octavia Johnson, Wendy Chaney, Barbara Pendergrass Richmond; seated front, Nancy Wilson, president. (Members not pictured, Georgia Ferguson and Olga Hall).

Yes, Smart Set sisters know how to have a great time. On December 7, 2019, Smart Set Sisters and Setters (spouses) gathered at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood for their annual Christmas party. With the space transformed by Smart Set Sister Gwen Thomas and her husband, Smart Setter Booker Thomas, the group was in for an evening of elegance and fun. Smart Set sisters Gwen Thomas, Elizabeth McClenney and Stephanie Harper did a super job in planning the event. They carefully thought of every detail, the music, food, and games to insure that everyone would enjoy the evening. And that we did! Continue reading Smart Set Sisters Holiday Gathering

Panel compares equality in other countries to the U.S.

PANELISTS from left: Courtney Chenette, Dr. Varsha Desai, Rina Merian, Fay Crawshaw and Grace Church. — Photo by Camille Leonard

by Freeda Cathcart

Dozens of people attend the “Other Countries Have It, It’s Time for the U.S. Too” event held Thursday, Jan. 9 at Hollins University. The program started with a short video Got Rights? by Equal Means Equal. A panel made up of women from different countries that have equality in their constitutions contrasted the differences with the U.S. Continue reading Panel compares equality in other countries to the U.S.