2006-05-12 / Community

Women's Industrial Service League Luncheon

The Annual Scholarship and Awards Luncheon hosted by Women's Industrial Service League, Inc. (WISL) will be held at Antun's in Queens Village on Saturday, May 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Religious and political leaders, families and friends will come together to honor senior citizens as well as youths from the Five Towns and Far Rockaway communities. Among those being honored are Lovette Glasgow, Louvenia Hacker, Nell C. Terrell, Camille Daniels, Pablo Flores, Yavonie M. Miller, Richard Otchere, Emmanuelle Pierre and Crystal S. Purvis.

Reverend Dr. Henrietta Scott Fullard, Presiding Elder for the Jamaica-Long Island District of the New York Annual Conference, will be the kenote speaker.

Glasgow, a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, has for the past 40 years been involved in improving the quality of life in the Rockaway community. She is a former President of the Far Rockaway Branch of the NAACP and employee of the New York City Board of Education. She served with the Redistricting Committee of Queens County, which resulted in the development of the 31st Assembly District. She currently serves on the boards for Rockaway Community Corporation Headstart, The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 2781 and the David Dinkins Seniors and Youth Programs.

Hacker is a member of First Baptist Church of Far Rockaway and has worked with the Deaconess Ministry, Missionary Society, Senior User Ministry and Women's Worker League. She has also received her certificate as a foster parent from the Jewish Child Care Association, and for the past 30 years has cared for several foster children, adopting one of them.

Terrell is a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church of Far Rockaway, and has paved the way for African Americans to serve in managerial positions at New York Telephone Company and American Telephone & Telegraph, where she worked for over 34 years prior to her retirement. Since 2000, she has served the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census and the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the past 30 years, she has been affiliated with National Council of Negro Women, where she was President for five years; the Little Circle Reading Club, where she was also President for several years; Women's Industrial Service League, Inc.; and Five Towns Community Center.

Women's Industrial Service League, Inc. will also honors youths Camille Daniels of Beach Channel High School; Pablo Flores of Far Rockaway High School; Yavonie Miller of Beach Channel High School; Richard Otchere of Lawrence High School; Emmanuelle Pierre of Lawrence High School; and Crystal Purvis of Far Rockaway High School. They all have exhibited attributes of positive role models in the areas of academics, leadership, extracurricular activities and community service.

The luncheon is dedicated to the memory of Emily Capers Brown, second president who served Women's Industrial Service League, Inc. from 1940 to 1962. For tickets and information, contact WISL at (718) 327-8337.

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