2011-07-01 / Community

WISL Celebrates With Youth And Senior Honorees

‘Positive Community Models’ Honored


Honorees: Second row, left to right: Dr. Jeremiah C. Gaffney, Adedeji J. Jenkins, Taniqua Huguley, Sarah Ayalew, Aaron Calvin Greene and Rev. Everett Jenkins. First row, left to right: Eunice Martin, Mother Annie Gardner, Deacon Will Hawkins and Mable Floyd Honorees: Second row, left to right: Dr. Jeremiah C. Gaffney, Adedeji J. Jenkins, Taniqua Huguley, Sarah Ayalew, Aaron Calvin Greene and Rev. Everett Jenkins. First row, left to right: Eunice Martin, Mother Annie Gardner, Deacon Will Hawkins and Mable Floyd During its annual awards luncheon, held at Antun’s on Saturday, June 4, the Women’s Industrial Service League, Inc. (WISL) honored four senior citizens for demonstrating outstanding church and community service: Mable Floyd of the Rockaway Revival Center; Mother Annie Gardner of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church; Deacon Will Hawkins of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church; and Eunice Martin of First Baptist Church. In addition, four graduating high school students were honored for exhibiting the attributes of positive role models in areas which include academia, leadership, extracurricular and community services: Sarah Ayalew of Channel View High School for Research; Aaron C. Green of Baldwin High School; Taniqua Huguley of High School for Law Enforcement and Public Safety; and Adedeji Jenkins of Beach Channel High School.


Youth Honorees Aaron Calvin Greene, Taniqua Huguley, Adedeji J. Jenkins and Sarah Ayalew are congratulated by New York City Councilman James Sanders Jr. Youth Honorees Aaron Calvin Greene, Taniqua Huguley, Adedeji J. Jenkins and Sarah Ayalew are congratulated by New York City Councilman James Sanders Jr. “People Make a Difference Awards” were presented to Dr. Jeremiah C. Gaffney III of Jeremiah C. Gaffney Funeral Home and to Rev. Everett Jenkins, Pastor of the Anointed Church With a Vision.

WISL member April Jackson delivered the Welcome Address; Elsye Hull Ashton, daughter of WISL founder, Eleanor Beatrice Hull, paid a tribute to her mother; and Geraldine Brown offered a Memorial Tribute. The keynote address was delivered by Rev. Darren A. Ferguson, Pastor of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Arverne.

The Reverend Everett Jenkins rendered songs of praise.


Women’s Industrial Service League, Inc. officers and members with keynote speaker, Rev. Darren A. Ferguson. Second row, left to right: Frances Shackelford Howell, Audrian Gray, Lovette Glasgow, Rev. Darren A. Ferguson, Doris Shackelford McLeod, Geraldine Brown and April Jackson. First row, left to right: Eunice Martin, Elsye Ashton, Nell C. Terrell, Jacqueline McMikle and Yolanda Walker Women’s Industrial Service League, Inc. officers and members with keynote speaker, Rev. Darren A. Ferguson. Second row, left to right: Frances Shackelford Howell, Audrian Gray, Lovette Glasgow, Rev. Darren A. Ferguson, Doris Shackelford McLeod, Geraldine Brown and April Jackson. First row, left to right: Eunice Martin, Elsye Ashton, Nell C. Terrell, Jacqueline McMikle and Yolanda Walker Ida Smith of U.S. Congressman Gregory Meeks’ Office, Lois Menyweather of State Senator Shirley Huntley’s Office, New York City Councilman James Sanders Jr. and Dr. Jeremiah C. Gaffney offered motivational and congratulatory remarks to the honorees.

Final remarks were offered by Yolanda Walker, vice president of WISL.

The luncheon was chaired by Nell C. Terrell and cochaired by Deacon Lovette Glasgow. Dr. Doris Shackelford McLeod served as Mistress of Ceremonies.



Youth Honoree Taniqua Huguley receives awards from Frances Shackelford-Howell as honoree’s mother and sister look on. Youth Honoree Taniqua Huguley receives awards from Frances Shackelford-Howell as honoree’s mother and sister look on.

Senior Honoree Mother Annie Gardner receives awards from Yolanda Walker Senior Honoree Mother Annie Gardner receives awards from Yolanda Walker

Youth Honoree Aaron C. Green receives awards from Jacqueline McMikle. Youth Honoree Aaron C. Green receives awards from Jacqueline McMikle.

Senior Honoree Deacon Will Hawkins with his wife and daughter Senior Honoree Deacon Will Hawkins with his wife and daughter

Youth Honoree Sarah Ayalew receives awards from Audrian Gray. Youth Honoree Sarah Ayalew receives awards from Audrian Gray.

Youth Honoree Adedeji Jenkins receives awards from Deacon Lovette Glasgow as honoree’s mother looks on. Youth Honoree Adedeji Jenkins receives awards from Deacon Lovette Glasgow as honoree’s mother looks on.

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