Little Rock Baptist Church: 1983 Golden Heritage Awards

Description: Program for the Golden Heritage Award Luncheon with bios of the awardees included.
Date: October 1, 1983
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Original Format: Special Event Program
Language: English
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Relation: Little Rock Baptist Church
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One of the most rewarding and pleasurable experiences that a Pastor can have is the nurturing of his parishioners, like a proud parent, which produces an enhancement of strength and viable religious goats and objectives.
On this, the occasion of your first ANNUAL GOLDEN HERITAGE AWARDS LUNCHEON. I salute you for your perseverance, singleness of purpose, and commitment in setting aside a time to recognize. honor and applaud the work. dedication and adherence to principles of not only our distinguished Awardees, but also the WOMEN of LITTLE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH.
Positive growth is evident as you, each year. present to the Church and the community, public ceremonies of respect, honor, religious and spiritual expressions. I commend each of you for all you have done and pledge you my continued support!
THE GRACE OF GOD WILL NEVER LEAD YOU
WHERE THE WILL OF GOD CANNOT KEEP YOU

REV.JIM HOLLEY, Ph.D.
Pastor of Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church

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GREETINGS!
As General Chairperson for this our 47TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S DAY JUBILEE Observance it is my distinct pleasure and honor to bring greetings to you.
In today’s world we have automatic and instant devices. We live in a world literally controlled by computers. However, we must pause in the midst of all of this to give praise to the Almighty for instilling in us as Christian women, the ability to accept the many challenges that confront us daily in our roles as mothers, wives, homemakers, career and professional women.
To our distinguished Awardees, I SALUTE you for the many and varied roles you have played in our community, your caring, your sharing spirits and heart, and your total commitment to all the citizens of Detroit. I wish you continued success in all of your future endeavors. We, the women of LITTLE ROCK, are proud to have had this opportunity to extend this honor to you.
I thank the 1983 Women’s Day Committee for their wonderful support, hard work, prayers and the excellence of their services in making this day, a ‘DAY TO REMEMBER’. I thank also, the Women of our Church without whose help, cooperation and encouragement this could not have been accomplished.
MARY THRASHER
General Chairlady

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Best Wishes & Greetings from Chairladies, Elaine Hearns and Marjorie Anderson

IT IS WITH GRATIFYING PRIDE AND PLEASURE THAT WE PAY TRIBUTE TO THE FINE WOMEN SELECTED TODAY TO RECEIVE OUR “GOLDEN HERITAGE AWARD”.
WE ARE PROUD OF THEIR COURAGE, INTEGRITY, AND FORTITUDE WHICH ENABLED THEM TO ACHIEVE A VAR1ETY OF OUTSTANDING GOALS. WE SALUTE THEM FOR BEING INSPIRATIONAL ‘ROLE MODELS” FOR TODAYS YOUNG LADIES, AND CONGRATULATE THEM ON PERPETUATING THE DREAMS AND IDEALS OF OTHER GREAT WOMEN; SUCH AS, A SOJOURNER TRUTH, A HARRIET TUBMAN, A ELEANOR ROOSEVELT OR A MARY McLEOD BETHUNE -- FOR LIKE OUR HONOREES OF TODAY, THEY WERE OUR GREAT LADIES OF YESTERYEARS. MAY GOD BLESS AND GUIDE EACH OF YOU TO EVEN GREATER HEIGHTS OF SERVICE TO MANKIND.
OUR APPRECIATION IS ALSO EXTENDED TO OUR PASTOR, GENERAL CHAIRLADY, THE LUNCHEON COMMITTEE, AND TO ALL OUR SISTERS AND BROTHERS OF LITTLE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH. YOUR BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT OF CHRISTIANITY AND TOGETHERNESS HAS BEEN INSPIRATIONAL IN MAKING THIS AFFAIR A SUCCESS SO WE CONCLUDE WITH 2 OF GOD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL WORDS, SIMPLY AND SINCERELY SAID THANK YOU!

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COMMUNITY SERVICE
GOLDEN HERITAGE AWARD
MOTHER WADDLES

The Reverend Charleszetta Waddles, known to most people as "Mother Waddles", founded the Perpetual Soul-Saving Mission for All Nations, Inc. in 1957. The name was later changed to "Mother Waddles Perpetual Mission" because the strong identification with it's founder.
The mission is a non-denominational ecclesiastical charitable organization and has been in operation for mearly three decades, during which time thousand of people have received vital assistance through the emergency services program, (ESP) which provides such services as food, clothing, shelter, job placement, emergency funds, etc.
It was and still us Mother Waddles' desire to create a religious charitable organization that would cater to the total need of all. Her ministry has caused her to search the scriptures, and in doing so, she has found that we, (who call ourselves Christians) must relate to the things on this Earth before we can relate to heavenly things.

CIVIL SERVICE
GOLDEN HERITAGE AWARDEE
MARYANN MAHAFFEY

Maryann Mahaffey was elected to the Detroit City Council in 1974. Being quickly recognized as an dedicate public sercant, our Detroit voters returned her to the council for 3 consecutive terms. some of her many achievements and attributes follow:
Professor, School of Social Work, Wayne State University; B.A. Degree, Cornell College 1946; Master of Social Work Degree Univ. of southern California; Past Dep. Chair, White House Conference on families; Past Vice Chairperson, Police Commission on Battered Women; Chairperson, Coalition for Better Health Care; Past Chairperson - Nat'l Task Force on Housing & Urban Affairs; Co-Author of Plan for Detroit Delinquency Prevention Centers; Listen in Who's Who In America. Author of the following books: Mahaffey & Hanks, Co-editors, Practical Politics, Social Work and Political Responsibility, NASW, Silver Springs, Maryland, 1982 (Includes two articles by Mahaffey, "Lobbying and Social Work", and "A Social Worker-Politician Creates A New Service").

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JOURNALISM
GOLDEN HERITAGE AWARD
DAYNA EUBANKS

Dayna Eubanks, news reporterm weekend news anchor and feature reporter for WXYZ-TV's new locally produced program, "Good Afternoon Detroit", has quickly become one of Channel 7's most popular personalities. She joined the station in April, 1981 as anchor for weekend editions of "Action News", serving as an accomplished street reporter during the week. In June 1982, she was named outstanding woman in broadcast news by the Detroit Chapter of American Women in Radio and Television.
Dayna is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism. She served as National Convention Chairperson for the Intercollegiate Assoc. for Women Students and held lead and supporting roles in sever plays at the university theatre.
Still a patron of the arts, Dayna maintains an active interest in the theatre, and finds much to interest her in Detroit's performing arts community.

EDUCATION
GOLDEN HERITAGE AWARDEE
DR. MARJORIE HARRIS

As the president of Lewis College of Business, Dr. Marjorie Lewis Harris and her staff, have successfully secured federal grants, neighborhood youth corps program, U.S. Department of Health Education and Welfare Equipment Grant, and Associate Degree Granting Authority for Lewis Business College. In 1976, under the leadership of Dr. Harris, the college purchased and moved to a new ten acre campus. In 1978, Lewis College of Business was accredited as a junior college by the North Central Assoc. of Colleges and Schools. In 1982, Lewis College of Business was awarded a 3 year title III Grant by the U.S. Department of Education.
Dr. Harris holds a BS Degree, Business Admin., West Virginia State College; MA, Education, University of Mich.; Ph.D., Education, University of Michigan.
She is an active member of Mayflower United Church of Christ, Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, former member of Education Task Force, Mich. Women's Commission & Mich. State Chamber of Commerce.

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FRATERNAL
GOLDEN HERITAGE AWARDEE
LUCILLE F. McCANTS

Sister Lucille F. McCant, President and Grand Matron of The Greater Queen Esther Grand Chapter, OES, Michigan has followed a bright star as Past Grand Secretary, Past Grand Lecturer, Past Most Worthy Grand Matron of the Daughters of Sphinx, and Past Grand Deputy of the Daughters of Sphinx.
During her regime she helped to establish the Michigan Arabi Caravan, implemented and served for 25 years with the Johnson H. Buchanan Scholarship Fund, donated $10,000 to the Home for Retarded Children of Michigan, launched a drive that purchased a heart maching for the Cardias Unit of St. Joseph Hospital in Detroit, and donated over $3,000 to the Diabetic Research Foundation of Michigan.
Like Ada, Sister McCants is obedient to the will of God. As Ruth, she clings to the ideals of her sisterhood. In the shadow of Esther she stands strong, a champion of people. Martha's faith in God, lights her way as a leader, following an Easter Star; and exemplifying Electa, sister McCants strives to be a better Christian each day.

JUDICIAL
GOLDEN HERITAGE AWARDEE
JUDGE LUCILE WATTS

Lucile A. Watts, Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit Court, Wayne County, Michigan. The judge is active in civic, community, and legal circles. Chair of Focus Hope, past chair of the Association of Black Judges of Michigan and the Mary McLeod Bethune Association of Michigan.
Present board member of the Northern Branch Y.W.C.A., Wayne State Fund, International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit. She has been a lecturer on negligence problems for the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. Judge Watts was elected to the common pleas bench in 1978 and elected to the Third Judicial Circuit in 1980.

CULTURAL
GOLDEN HERITAGE AWARDEE
ESTHER G. EDWARDS

Ester Gordy Edwards is an important part of one of the biggest musical success stories in American history. She presently is Senior Vice President and corporate secretary of Motown Record Corporation.
Motown was founded by her brother, Berry Gordy, Jr. and Company since its beginning 25 years ago. Esther Edwards' early areas of operation in the company was the personal management of the Motown recording artists including Diana Ross, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, The Temptations, and others. Esther Edwards also directed Motown's international operations. During her administration of these areas, Motown grew to be the largest independent record manufacturer in the world.
Mrs. Edwards credits her success in business and as an individual to paying close attention and adhering to the teaching and philosophy handed down by her parents, who reminded their children that economic development, economic success and ultimately, economic independence was built on hard work, thrift, honesty and faith and trust in God.

LABOR
GOLDEN HERITAGE AWARDEE
HILDRED E. DREW

Hildred E. Drew, coordinator, consumer affairs department joined the ranks of the UAW in March 1943 as a member of Local Union 227. During the Chrysler strike in 1950, she assisted the membership as a member of the community services committee and served as a discussion leader at summer schools, seminars and conferences. In 1966 she was appointed to the international UAW staff by president Walter P. Reuther.
Other assignments include the president's office, special projects in community relations, mental health, migrant workers, and was privileged to be the first staff person assigned to the Consumer Affairs Department.
Mrs. Drew is a member of the NAACP, Democratic Party and board member of the Michigan Democratic Black Caucus, general council member of MDLCA-TULC and an active member of Peoples Community Church.

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CHRISTIAN SERVICE
GOLDEN HERITAGE AWARDEE
SISTER MARY ROBINSON

Sister Mary Robinson has been an active member of Little Rock Baptist Church since 1943. She has served faithfully and diligently wherever placed and her church work is an integral part of her life. She is quiet and unassuming - preferring to let her Christian duties and accomplishments speak for her. She has served in many capacities, among them co-superintendent of the Sunday School, secretary of The Mission, chairman of Dorcas Circle and for the past 8 years, president to the General Mission Department.
During her tenure as president, the Mission Department has sponsored many successful, spiritual and uplifting events.
Under the auspices of the State Southern Baptist Convention, Sister Robinson is associate director of Christian education for the Michigan District Assoc. Womens Uplift Division. She is a member of the Deaconess board, and a devoted and caring mother and grandmother. Her life is guided by her faith in God, Her live and sacrifice for her family and her strong commitment to her church and pastor. She finds strength and consolation in her favorite scripture, Psalm 133.