AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL & SOCIAL CLUB
We had a great turnout for the AACSC’s annual Caribbean-American Heritage Celebration which waseritage Celeb- held via Zoom on July 26, 2021. The theme for the celebration was “Our Shared History, Our Shared Future”. The program was both informative and entertaining. Members were treated to a “Parade of Caribbean Nations” where members dressed in traditional Caribbean attire and presented flags representing their respective native Caribbean islands. Also presented were videos which provided a historical overview of both dependent and independent Caribbean territories presented by members Carl Wilkinson and Gisel Regis. Members also participated in Caribbean subject-matter brainteasers facilitated by member Wis LaBrousse. There was also a video featuring 60 Influential Caribbean-Americans. Expressions of appreciation to the Celebration Team Members who worked so hard to make the program a success. Thanks to Mistress of Ceremony Joyce Kennedy and Team Members Juldette Montima, Gerry Streete, Carl Wilkinson, Wis LaBrousse, Gisel Regis and Pam Streete. In recognition of Juneteenth which was signed into law as a federal national holiday on June 17, 2021 by President Biden, Terri Parrott presented a historical overview of Juneteenth, discussed the Juneteenth Flag and its symbolic importance, and referenced statistical data regarding the percentages of Americans who had knowledge of Juneteenth, supported making Juneteenth a federal holiday and supported adding Juneteenth to public school curriculums. Ms. Brandi Stoveall of “Busy B Mobile Phlebotomy” was our guest speaker for our July 24, 2021 general meeting. There will be no general meeting in August. Our annual membership drive will commence September 2021. We will resume in-person general meetings at the Clubhouse Cabaret Room starting September 25, 2021 when we will install officers for the 2021-2023 term. All are invited to visit us at the KPIT Clubs’ “Tuesday Tables” every Tuesday at the Clubhouse from 9:00am to 11:00am. AACSC meetings are held the 4th Saturday of each month, but are held the 3rd Saturday prior to holiday weekends. Our meetings are open to anyone wishing to attend and membership is open to all who wish to join. For further information, please contact President Terri L. Parrott at (954) 579-6330.