A Plus Foundation Incorporated a 501 (C) 3 and charitable arm of Chi Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and first Emerald Awards Luncheon honoring church musicians for their service was a success. More than 300 were in attendance for this inaugural event held at Signature Grand.
Minister Vicki Flournoy of Mount Bethel Baptist Church served as the mistress of ceremonies. JAVEN, of Worship in the Now Ministries, was the featured guest speaker. He left the audience mesmerized and spellbound. His challenge is for all South Florida musicians to get together under one roof and have a South Florida sound, uniquely their own, recognizably when heard.
Honored church musicians included: Kyle Woodard of Ascension Peace Presbyterian, Eddie Butler of St. John United Methodist, Ministers Mark and Bonita McCarty of Redeeming Word Christian Center International, Shirley Miller of Macedonia Missionary Baptist, Anthony Carter of St. Christopher Episcopal, Minister Craig Walden of Mt. Bethel Baptist, Minister Carol Davis of St. Ruth Missionary Baptist, Shaun Williams of New Hope Missionary Baptist, Minister Eddie Robin-son of New Mt. Olive Baptist, Eddie John of Mt. Hermon AME and Lauderhill SDA, Dr. Gloria Allen of Mt. Hermon AME, Emma Kern Black of First Baptist Church Piney Grove and Royetta Townsel Tunnage of First Baptist Church Piney Grove.
Participants received a “keepsake” memorable DVD that included all the ads, patrons, personal acknowledgements and program agenda. More than forty chapter members were in attendance for this auspicious occasion. Sorority members were in attendance from other chapters as well.
A special “thank you” is given to our sponsors, Gold: Pearson Always Learning, Title I Migrant Education and Special Programs, Curriculum and Associates; Silver:Catapult Learning and Bronze: Broward College North Campus.
Proceeds from this event benefit the chapter’s scholarships as more than $12,000 is given annually to deserving Broward County High School graduating seniors. Moreover, the foundation and the chapter work in tandem to provide program services to the community.
Please plan to join us June 20, 2015 for our next Emerald Awards Luncheon.