Little Rock Baptist Church: 1990 Golden Heritage Awards Luncheon & Fashion Extravaganza
Description: Program for the Golden Heritage Award Luncheon with bios of the awardees included.
Date: October 6, 1990
Original Format: Special Event Program
Rights Management: Little Rock Baptist Church
Contributing Institution: Array
Relation: Little Rock Baptist Church
Contributor: Icee Griffin
Transcript: (Page 3)
TO GOD BE THE GLORY
Congratulations to the Women of the Rock! There is no Pastor in the world who receives more pleasure out of seeing the dedication of women, working for the betterment of our community, from the Little Rock Baptist Church,
Accolades and Kudos to this year's Honorees! We applaud their achievements and share their success. "Education without consecration is a menace to society", but education with consecration produces dedication, for that, there is appreciation.
What a Great God we Serve! In our glory and our coming; in song and praises; in dining and shining -- To God Be The Glory!
The Little Rock Church Family encourages you to continue to let God lead you in all your ways, and He will give you greater works to accomplish.
Let the Celebration begin, and by now you know, you can always depend on God.
Because of Calvary,
Reverend Jim Holley, Ph.D.
‘And Jesus, Looking upon them, saith, with
men it is impossible, but not with God,
for with God all things are possible”.
To God be the Glory! I am first grateful to God who has led me even,’ step of the way. His will shall be done.
I would like to thank the Woman’s Division for asking me to chair this glorious affair. It has truly been a enlightening and exciting experience. No Pain, No Gain..., No Change.. .No Gain...
To the Luncheon Committee...! thank you all whom worked very hard and diligently with me to see it through the end. God never promised it would be easy, but.. .at the end sweet rewards. Thank you once again for all your help and support.
To Pastor Holley, my leader whom I admire, so much for encouragement, support and vision. My prayer is that we will all come together on one accord and help you realize the dream.
To my family, church family and friends, thank you all for your support and kind words of encouragement.
May God forever bless,
Woman’s Day Luncheon
“I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.”
On this momentous occasion, the 8th Annual Golden Heritage Awards Luncheon, I am filled with a tremendous sense of gratitude and appreciation. First of all, I am grateful to God for placing my soul on this side of the Earth and allowing me the privilege of working alongside his people of the Little Rock Baptist Church.
Secondly, I am grateful to this year’s Luncheon Chairperson, Ms. Diana Harrison, who led a strong committee with persistence and drive to produce a most beautiful and exciting affair. As a result of working alongside Diana, I have learned the value of creative visualization and the reality of the statement “if you can perceive, you will receive!” To Diana and her dynamic committee, I will treasure this valuable lesson for the rest of my life.
I am also grateful to our wonderful Pastor, Dr. Jim Holley, who encouraged our efforts to grow and investigate avenues that others said were impossible. The confidence he demonstrates in us year after year is a shining example of the kind of leadership that nurtures our creativity and strengthens our church family.
Finally, to those of you who believed enough in our cause to lend your support, a sincere Thanks to you from the bottom of my heart. May God Bless You Always!
Linda K Jeffries
VERNA S. GREEN
Verna S. Green is presently Vice President and General Manager of WJLB-FM.
She is a native Detroiter who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University as well as, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University.
Prior to her career in Broadcast Management, she gained administrative experience in the automotive and health care industries. She used her human resource management background to increase her knowledge in her chosen field. Her present responsibilities include overall day- to-day supervision to attain market share in audience ratings, market revenue, and company profit goals for Detroit’s #1 FM radio station.
Ms. Green has led WJLB through a comprehensive turn-around from a low profile position to its current high profile position of status in the nation’s sixth largest broadcast market.
Her honors include: Recipient of the Distinguished Corporate Leadership award; a Wayne
State University established scholarship in her name in its School of Business Administration;
Most Outstanding Woman in Radio Management (1986); General Manager of the Year (1986);
Distinguished Alumnus award - Wayne State University (1988); as well as several other esteemed
awards to her credit.
Cindy Cuira holds the position of Marketing Director at Northland Center -- metropolitan Detroit’s largest shopping complex.
She received a B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Management from Eastern Michigan University 1983, and is presently working toward her M.B.A. at The University of Michigan.
Her background in the retail marketing and management field has
been spent in positions of management at establishments such as: Crowley-Milner, Saks Fifth Avenue, and the J.L. Hudson Company.
Ms. Cuira is an aspiring young woman in the business field handling major mall development. She has consistently grown with various jobs, bringing to each a competent sense of managerial expertise.
Her professional affiliations include: Gail & Rice Productions, the Fashion Group of Detroit and the Southfield Chamber of Commerce.
CAROLE A. CHIAMP
Carole L. Chiamp is the principal partner of the law firm
Chiamp & Wenger, P.C. She holds a Juris Doctoral degree from the
Detroit College of Law as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in PreM
ed from The University of Detroit.
Her professional background includes mediation for Wayne and
Oakland County Circuit Court, Assistant Corporation Counsel for the
City of Detroit as well as, holding a position with Macomb Legal Aid.
Ms. Chiamp holds numerous memberships and offices in many judicial and civic
organizations including: President of the Detroit Bar Association (1982-83); 21st Century
Commission on the Courts [appointed by Governor James Blanchard - 19901; Task Force on
Child Support & Alimony awards [appointed by Lt. Governor Martha Griffiths - 1984]; Wayne
County Public Administrator [appointed by Frank Kelley - 1981-85; 1986-present].
Her community service credits include: lifetime membership in the N.A.A.C.P., Citizens for Better Care, and the Michigan Women’s Campaign fund.
Ms. Chiamp lays claim to numerous honors/award/lectures and publications.
Dr. Jewel Pookrum is presently Founder and Director of the
Perfect Health Institute where holistic medicine is practiced. She was
formerly Director of Gynecology-Obstetrics Department at Henry Ford
Dr. Pookrum earned a B.S. at Roosevelt University; Postgraduate
study in microbiology, Roosevelt University; M.D., Creighton University
with her residency completed at Henry Ford Hospital.
Dr. Pookrum has done extensive study in independent courses in foods, fasting, nutrition and related subjects. She has published such works as “Congenital Hygromas” in the journal of the American College of Gynecologists; and “Protecting your Investment”, a newsletter of the National Conference of Black Women Entrepreneurs.
She is Founder/Instructor of “Cooking for Health” natural foods and medicine classes as well as, an Instructor at Uzazi Chama, the African Childbirth Association.
Dr. Pookrum has appeared on television and radio programs and has lectured at numerous seminars concerning holistic medicine across the country.
She has been awarded for her contribution in medicine “Black Women in Michigan, 1785- 1985,” Detroit Historical Museum Exhibit (1985) and the Coalition of 100 Black Women award for outstanding contributions in medicine (1986).
Evelyn Jarmon was born in Whiteville, Tennessee in 1907. She married Hughes Jarmon at the age of 18 and relocated to Detroit, Michigan. She united with the Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church family in 1940.
She has served on various auxiliaries and committees within the church such as the Pastor’s Choir which was recognized for their annual
candlelight service. She served the Pastor’s Choir, later renamed the Chancel Choir, until 1978 when she was plagued by a light stroke. In 1983, Mrs. Jarmon was elected President of the Mother’s Board which has the responsibility of extending ecumenical communication of other faiths, contributions toward various charitable programs, and displaying gifts of mercy by visiting the sick and shut-in.
From 1940 to present, she has attended regular Sunday School and church services. She is thankful to God for the service she has been able to render her church. Mother Jarmon has been and continues to be an inspiration to those in the service of the Lord.
MILDRED L. STALLINGS
Mildred L. Stallings is currently employed at the Commission
Administrative Coordinator for the Employment and Training
Department of the City of Detroit [appointed by Mayor Coleman A.
Ms. Stallings was reared in Detroit, Michigan and has maintained residency in our city for over forty years. She matriculated through the Detroit Public School system and attended Wayne State University. At
an early age, she recognized the fact that politics controls every facet of everyone’s daily life. The desire to be a part of the decision-making group rather than a member of the group that follows -- community involvement and community interaction became her way of life.
Ms. Stallings love of fashion led her into Retail Management education and further to secure employment at Winkelman’s until her retirement in 1978.
After retirement, she continued efforts throughout her years to fight for the betterment of her community and our city. Ms. Stalling’s diligent work has been recognized by the membership of the First Congressional District Democratic Organization, who elected her to be their chairperson, and by the Michigan Democratic Party who have elected her to be one of their national committee persons.
Ms. Stallings immediate family consists of her husband, Lonnie Stallings, Jr. and her son, 36th District Court Magistrate Thomas James Shannon.