HISPANIC LEAGUE REVIEWS 2015 AND INTRODUCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS
The Hispanic League’s 22nd Annual Meeting was held Thursday, January 29, 2015 with over 60 people attending. The Hispanic League hosted a brief social before the start of the program offering those present a chance to meet others involved with the organization. The program began promptly at 6:30pm with many past board members and former and current scholarship recipients present to partake in the evening. This was followed by a presentation of 2014, highlighting activities and accomplishments, as well as a finances, sponsors, partners, and goals and plans for 2015. Mike Creswell and Frank Moroni, managers of two of the new Neighborhood Wal-Marts, presented checks to Allison Norton-Rimron and Mari Jo Turner to be used for the Middle School Achiever’s Program.
In addition to the presentation, Diana Santos Johnson and Maria Aristizábal were recognized for their service on the board of directors, and Guillermo Alvarez for his leadership as board president for the past two years. Seven new board members were presented for the 2015-2017 board term: Karla Barnes (Inmar Inc.), Mauricio Cote (Members Credit Union), Robert Garcia (Hospice & Palliative CareCenter) and Liz Romo Kelly (Green Light Leasing, Inc.), Garland Poindexter (Allegacy Federal Credit Union), Ruby Ricker (BB&T) and David Sisk (WS/FC Schools). Liz is the first scholarship recipient (2005-2006) to become a board member of the Hispanic League. Other board members continuing service on the board are: Gloria Laureano (new board president), Guillermo Alvarez, Ingrid Cassetta, Michael Cottingham, Matias Ferrario, Yesenia Galvez, Ray Gardea, David Hough, Maria Justice, Eric Korn, Paola Miranda, Pauline Morris, Allison Norton-Rimron (treasurer), Xiomara Parra and Brenda Washam.
Mari Jo Turner, Executive Director and Jessica Sedó, Community Engagement & Resource Coordinator are the staff at the Hispanic League. Mari Jo stated, “We are honored to have the new board members and look forward to working with each of them. We greatly appreciate the generosity of the many sponsors, community partners, board members and over 300 volunteers who empower our work within the Hispanic /Latinos community. We had many outstanding accomplishments in 2014 and we wouldn’t be a success without their support. “ To view the “Year in Review Video”, the Annual Report and Prezi presentation, please visit www.hispanicleague.org.
Established in 1992 to foster diversity and raise awareness by serving as a liaison between the non-Hispanic and Hispanic communities, the Hispanic League a 501(c)3 non-profit organization improves the quality of life for Hispanics/Latinos through promoting community inclusion, education, health and multicultural understanding. For more information on the Hispanic League, to learn about upcoming events, become a member, volunteer, make a donation or stay connected with the local Hispanic/Latino community, visit www.hispanicleague.org or contact 336.770.1228336.770.1228.
Pictures courtsey of Luisa Elena Alvarez and Adrian Romero