14th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner & Fellowship

14th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner & Fellowship

Save the Date Now! GAC’s 14th Annual Thanksgiving Day & Fellowship Dinner 2019.

Sponsored by The Economic Development Committee in partnership with Odessa & Louise on Thursday, November 28, 2019, from 10 am-1 pm at New Mt. Moriah MB Church, 1917 Virginia St., Gary, IN 46407.

  • *Food catered by Chef Pam Ward!
    *Candy table sponsored by Albanese Candy Factory
    *Broadcasting Live from WOSD Radio with Soror Dinahlynn Biggs from the Dinahlynn Biggs Show!
    *Live Vocalists

This event is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Special delivery for homeless shelters, domestic violence homes and shelters, emergency response personnel, and senior citizen developments. Please contact garyalumanedst@gmail.com to inquire about delivery for special circumstances.

TRANSPORTATION IS AVAILABLE TO THE DINNER. Please call 219-945-5374 to set up a ride!

Let’s come together to make this annual event a success! Please stay tuned for volunteer information.

Mona Derico-Howell, Chair- GAC Economic Development Committee

*Please share with EVERYONE you know!

Davis Named a Woman of Excellence!

Davis Named a Woman of Excellence!

GOOD NEWS!

Congratulations to GAC’s Marketing Chair, Danyele L. Davis, for being named one of the Chicago Defender’s 2019 Women of Excellence! The prestigious award celebrates local African-American women who inspire others through vision and #leadership, exceptional achievements, and participation in community service. Mrs. Davis is Senior Vice President of the Flowers Communications Group, Chicago.

GAC Visits Windy City Live!

GAC Visits Windy City Live!

The GAC Domestic Violence Committee was invited and sat in on a special segment of ABC’s Windy City Live TV Show.  The entire hour was dedicated to domestic violence.  The panel included victims’ family members, survivors, witnesses, mental health professionals, legal officials, and a male who was a perpetrator.  GAC members Tina Davis-Powell and Shalonda Jones were in attendance for the show that aired on ABC-7 on October 29, 2019. Pictured, Windy City Live Hosts Ryan Chiaverini & Val Warner with GAC members.

 

 

The Community Soup Kitchen scheduled for the first Saturday of the month @ 12pm-2pm.   For questions or concerns, please contact Sheila Baker @garyalumnaedst@gmail.com.

Youth: Get PLUGGED In!

Youth: Get PLUGGED In!
Please share!
Do you know a few great young ladies and young men that need positive interaction? GAC is the place to be!
Academy, EMBODI and GEMS are the groups where adolescents can express themselves and receive positive stimulation and motivation.
 
Academy (6th-8th Grade) Please contact Shalika Allison and/or Michelle Adeniyi
GEMS (9th-12 Grade) Please contact Nicole Jackson Musenja
EMBODI (Boys Ages 13-17) Please contact Dr. Maya Blackwell
 
*Contact the chairs via email @garyalumnaedst@gmail.com for more information on our youth programming for girls!
 
*Next Meeting for youth: Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 3pm-5pm. The location will be given to parents.
 
Sandra T. Brown, Chair
Educational Development

Soup Kitchen Feeds All

Soup Kitchen Feeds All

The Past President’s Council is proud to bring you the Community Soup Kitchen in partnership with New Mt. Moriah MB Church and the Jewels of Fortitude Foundation.

Come eat or be served…or both! The Community Soup Kitchen is going on EVERY 1st Saturday of the month from 12pm-2pm. Please join us!

FREE to anyone who desires a hot meal.
Please spread the word by sharing on your timelines and social media networks.

New Mt. Moriah MB Church 1917 Carolina St. Gary.

For more information about our Community Soup Kitchen, please contact Sheila Baker @garyalumnaedst@gmail.com.

#Uplift
#ServiceInOurHeart

PMH DIABETES SEMINAR 2019

PMH DIABETES SEMINAR 2019
Join the Physical & Mental Health Committee for the Diabetes Seminar!
*Understand the various types of diabetes
*Learn the signs & symptoms
*Learn about healthy eating
 
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Presented by: Carol Sakelaris, MPA, RN, CDE (Methodist Hospitals)
Oak Street Health 4900 Broadway Gary. IN 46408 2:30PM-3:30PM
Refreshments Available
 
Please RSVP @844-808-8262
Shalonda Hall, PMH Chair Yvonne Lucas, Chapter President
 
Please share today!
#ServiceInOurHeart

GAC Treasurer Awarded The Hammond Volunteer Award

GAC Treasurer Awarded The Hammond Volunteer Award

Good News!!
Congrats to GAC Treasurer Tinisha Allen-Greenwell on receiving the Volunteer Award honor in Hammond, IN for her dedicated work with the Hammond Police Department and with Minority Organ & Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP).
#Kudos   #ServiceInOurHeart

GAC @ the IL/IN Cluster

GAC @ the IL/IN Cluster

GAC was well represented at the Illinois/Indiana Cluster 2019 in Indianpolis, IN.  The cluster gathers Deltas from every chapter in the two states to be trained and learn valuable information that sustains our sisterhood and organization.

Good News! GAC Domestic Violence is in the news!

Good News! GAC Domestic Violence is in the news!

Check out this story in the Post-Tribune!
Kudos to GAC Soror Nemia Cooper, Chair of the GAC Sexual Abuse & Domestic Violence Committee and Teshezia George, Director, Gary Commission for Women for a much-needed look at a tough topic.

We are extremely proud of Nemia! Your testimony is helpful to others who may not be able to voice their fight.
#LoveShouldNOTHurt

Read here:
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-gary-domestic-violence-st-1031-20191030-k4ujqclotvfc3a7grqvgqonv3q-story.html?fbclid=IwAR061L1IfntkjbP2CsPKVj-U4ZUepMMuuQdJuS__1-rhVRsT-vqYGe9LDnM

 

WORLD AIDS DAY WORSHIP 2019

WORLD AIDS DAY WORSHIP 2019
Please join the International Awareness & Involvement Committee for worship to commemorate World AIDS Day 2019. Come out with GAC as we share information on how “Communities Make the Difference!” Church services began at 10am and Deltas and guests should wear RED (the official color for the day worldwide).
This is event is open for the public to come and worship with us.
 
Light refreshments will be served after services.
 
Shalonda N. Jones, Chair
International Awareness and Involvement Committee

Freeman-Wilson Honored

Freeman-Wilson Honored

Congrats to GAC’s Karen Freeman-Wilson who was honored by Phi Delta Kappa at their annual Teach-o-Rama.
Kudos!