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NWGA Gazette National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Northwest Georgia Chapter Issue 3

3rd Qtr 2010

Welcome to N W G A Newest M embers

President’s Corner NWGA Chapter welcomes the class of 2010. We look forward to a dynamic year. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I would like each of us to commit to taking a few extra moments to perform a self check. Also, call two friends and remind them to perform self checks. October is more than just the month to wear pink but the month to learn more about this disease and ways of prevention and treatment. Our chapter has been invited to attend a luncheon in Carroll County where women who are survivors of this devastating disease will be feed both spiritually and physically and most importantly celebrated overcoming a challenging life circumstance.

Virginia Martin

M ember Induction C eremony Thirteen ladies were inducted into the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. Northwest Georgia Chapter on August 22, 2010. New members Donna Bowman, Shauntice Bryant, Darlene Daly, Nodisha Echols, Kimberly Franklin, Allison Hornbuckle, Lorretta Houston, Ashleigh May, Esther Powers, Helen Poyer, Sonda Ward, and Kachelle White were inducted via a candlelight ceremony at the Doubletree Guest Suites. The guest speaker was Reverend Carolyn Stephens who provide an inspirational message to all guests in attendance. The ceremony was hosted by Marty Pinkston and musical entertainment was provided by Dr. Al Pinkston. C amille Patterson-C hair

Planning for the New Yea r 2010-2011 is going to be a very busy year for members of NWGA. President Martin opened her home for the annual planning session. New members were greeted and introduced and guest speaker Vicki Carew Johnson gave timely information about public relations. Debra Day discussed fundraising and how to best approach and cultivate relationships with potential sponsors.

After a spaghetti lunch committee chairs discussed their goals for the upcoming year and extended invitations to join their committees.

Committee of the Q uarter Health Committee

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H ealth Committee Volunteers for G O A C! Did you know that 1 in every 55 women is diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer? The Health Committee and members of NWGA volunteered for Walk 2010 hosted by Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance (GOAC)

Sa turday September 11, 2010 NWGA members registered participants and welcomed the nearly 625 walkers back with fresh fruits, icecream, and water. The committee’s theme this year is  “Community Engagement” and the best way to  kick off the year was to volunteer with an organization dedicated to eradicating ovarian cancer. GOAC raised $120,000 which will allow more newly diagnosed women receive a bag of hope. Each bag of hope contains:     

The Health Committee has been extremely busy. Committee members attended a luncheon hosted by Hope for the Journey at the Carroll County Agriculture Educational Building in Carrollton, Georgia. Hope for the Journey was founded by breast cancer survivor Rosie Holley The organization’s mission is “To be a bridge or an  open door of various information to assist those who are affected by the dreaded breast cancer disease…:” The speaker was Dr. Kelvin Burton who encourage attendees to ask themselves three questions “Who am I?” “What is Choice?”  “What is Life?”  Breast Cancer Surviors were in attendance and were encouraged to continue the fight in their hope for the journey. One of the day’s highlights was the  2010 B reast C ancer Survior of the Yea r Awa rd which was given to Gail Walker. Breast Cancer facts New cases: 207,090 (female); 1,970 (male Deaths: 39,840 (female); 390 (male) Photos from the L uncheon

A GOCA hat Lightweight fleece blanket Pair of teal ribbon socks Writing journal GOCA water bottle

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Councilman and Community Service Award Winner Gerald Byrd

Calendar -September 11- Day to Remember 9/11

The Head table with Speaker Dr. Kelvin Burton

-September 11- Ovarian Cancer Walk -September 18 -C hapter M eeting -O ctober-B reast C ancer Awareness Month -October 17-HIV/AIDS Walk -October 19- Leadership Mini Session -October 23- C hapter Meeting -October 31- Halloween -November 6- National State Cluster -November 13- Storytelling/Puppetry -November 20- C hapter M eeting -December 3- Uncork the Truth -December 4- Our Favorite Things 2010 -December 14-Chapter Meeting

Find us on Facebook and Twitter under: NCBW100NWGA Health Committee members Linda Nuckles (left) and Melanie Floyd(right) with Rosie Holley (center)

N W G A News and Notes -Sympathies to Virginia Martin on the loss of her sister. -Sympathies to Linda Nuckles on the loss of her sister. -Get well wishes to Iteeah Pounds’ mother. -Welcome back to Dee Austin - Committee Chairs please note - -Articles for the NWGA Gazette must be submitted by the first Saturday of each month. Send articles to

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