October 5, 2011 //
The Community Brainstorming Conference announces that the 2011 Recipient of the Annual James Howard Baker Award will be MacArthur Weddle, long time president and CEO if the Northcott Neighborhood House. Weddle was chosen by the executive board of CBC because of his commitment and dedication to the uplifting of the African American Community, especially its youth, in conformance with the principles of involvement characterized by the late Jim Baker.
James H. Baker, prior to his untimely death in 1990, was known in the community for his unending research and his constant advocacy for the inclusion of people of African descent in every aspect of political and economic life in Milwaukee. One of the founders of the Community Brainstorming Conference he was known as a one man urban research center. Baker was also known as a solid intellectual yet had that touch that resonated every segment of the community..
Mac Weddle exhibits many of those same characteristics, and as such has served the Milwaukee community in a variety of leadership positions including: president of the Juneteenth Day, Board of African World Festival, Board of Harambee Ombudsman and many other community boards and advisory committees. A native Milwaukeean, Mac is a proud graduate of North Division High School and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Currently he is the Vice Chair of the Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation and has served on State Examining Boards, as well as an Instructor at the Milwaukee Area Technical College. Weddle is the proud father of three sons and six grand-children. He is also a distinguished 33rd degree Mason with the Prince Hall Free Accepted Masons, True Square Lodge number 11.
Weddle will be honored at the Annual CBC Dinner to be held at the Radisson Milwaukee North Shore, 7065 N. Port Washington Road, on Friday October 28th at 6:30 PM. Tickets for the dinner are available for the nominal sum of $20.00, with tables of 10 for $200.00. Since seating will be limited it is suggested that dinner reservations be made early by calling Gloria at the African American Chamber of Commerce at 462-9450.
Community Partners Embark on Crusade with G.E.M 22 and its Dynamic Pilot for Adolescent Girls
“Staggering Statistics propel Girls Empowered to Make it 22 (G.E.M 22) to dedicate two years for research and development to ensure that we begin with the end in mind,” The pilot was held at Providence Missionary Baptist Church (3865 N 82nd St) on August 22, 2011.
“The purpose of the pilot was to increase the self images of the one-day retreat participants. Months went into the development of one strategic day of leadership development programming where the goal was to fulfill the purpose,” said Domonique Barley, CEO and Founder of G.E.M 22. She also said statistical data from pre and post surveys will also allow for more strategic planning for the 2013 launch. Building relationships while introducing G.E.M 22’s leadership pillars; known as the G.E.M Compass of Self-Confidence, Spiritual Guidance, Social Civil Service, and Scholarship was the focus of the pilot. Andrea Williams of Jammin’ 98.3 FM, Teresa Barley of North Milwaukee State Bank, Gulbaz Gill of Mr. Gyro, Gloria Games of Providence Missionary Baptist Church and New Horizons Center Inc. were among the community leaders who support G.E.M 22 and its proactive mission to effect immediate change among girls aged 10 to 15 years.
The 2013 vision includes twenty-two young ladies acquiring life-long skills that will propel each one individually to strive for self-actualization through travel. A new group of 22 young ladies will participate in a seven day retreat bi-annually. The retreat will concentrate on workshops developed from the four “S’s, peer-mentorship programming and developing relationships. Sponsors are needed for 22 GEM’s and donations of any kind are appreciated. Please contact Domonique Barley.
North Division High School Athletic Hall of Fame to hold 3rd annual Hall of Fame Athletic Awards Banquet Oct. 22
October 2, 2011- North Division High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is hosting its 3rd Hall of Fame Athletic Awards Banquet on Saturday October 22, 2011 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 11600 West Park Place, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224. The Hall of Fame was created to recognize and honor North Division athletics who excelled in sports while maintaining elite character as a representative of the school. Fourteen (14) athletes and two (2) coaches/administrators/supporters will be honored at a banquet held on October 22, 2011.
The inductees for 2011 in alphabetical order are: Gisela Benning, Cullen W. Carey, Garner Currie, Douglas Houston English, Elton Gillie, Eugene Hamilton, Curtiss Harris, Theresa Wright Hudson, Milton Johnson, Harold Lee, James E. Love, William Malone, Sr., Jeffrey May, Thomas Nitzsche, David M.L. Reneau, and Ervin Terry.
For ticket information please call Jim Smith at 414-372-9246 or Michael Cummings at 414-464-5350.