Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Hold 47th
Sojourner’s Truth Staff
The Toledo Club of the National
Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s
Clubs, Inc, hosted the 47th district conference
for the North Central District this past weekend culminating
in an awards banquet on Saturday night at the Park Inn.
Thursday's key event was a Women's
Entrepreneur Forum featuring a panel of presenters
discussing “Building Your Business.” The panelists included
Crystal Dixon, author of Destiny's Time; Olivia Holden,
director of ASSETS Toledo and Lolita Nunn, branch manager of
the Washtenaw Avenue Branch of KeyBank.
On Friday night the club held its
annual Vocal Arts Competition for Emerging Artists and
awarded first place to Ronald Perkins, sponsored by the Ann
Arbor, Detroit, Flint, New Metro Detroit and Pontiac clubs
and second place to Franklin Brewer sponsored by the Toledo
and Maumee Bay clubs.
At Saturday's Frances T. Ashley Youth
Breakfast, the oratorical contest winners were recognized.
Sidney Petty from the Toledo Youth Club won first place;
Tyler Applewhite from the Grand Rapids Youth Club won second
Saturday's evening banquet special
recognition was for Barbara Tucker who has served as the
North Central District's governor for the past four years.
The North Central District is
comprised of clubs in central and northern Ohio, eastern
Michigan and Pittsburgh, PA.
Denise Black Poon is president of the
Toledo club, Gwendolyn Wilson-Banks is president of the
Maumee Bay club.