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Kiwanis Club of Central Broward to recognize 2012 AJ&B honorees

Esther Baylor and Dr. Dorothy Orr

Kiwanis Club of Central Broward to recognize 2012 AJ&B honorees

Central Broward/Pompano Beach Westside Kiwanis project eliminate luncheon

Submitted by KCCB

     The Kiwanis Club of Central Broward (KCCB) has selected Dr. Dorothy Orr and Esther Baylor as the 2012 AJ&B (Amos Bonner, James Phillips and Bloneva Bullard) Project honorees for their outstanding contributions to programs/ services for children and for building better communities.

    The KCCB is the oldest Black initiated Kiwanis Club in the county and among the oldest in the State. The AJ&B Project is in recognition of three individuals who have worked for many decades to promote services benefitting children, youth and adults in Broward County. Baylor and Dr. Orr are known throughout the area for their outstanding work and contribution of services benefiting this targeted group and lend their names for this worthwhile fundraising project.

    The second annual luncheon, themed “Reaching for the Rainbow”, is held in cooperation with Pompano Beach Westside Kiwanis Club on Dec. 8, 2012 at 11 am at the E. Pat Larkin Center in Pompano Beach.

    The purpose of the event is to bring attention and address the dreaded disease (MNT-Maternal Neonatal Tetanus) and death of babies in undeveloped countries as the result of the lack of tetanus shots to pregnant mothers and their babies.

    This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating – tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. Donations are $35 ($25 tax-deductible) and will ensure the purchase on needed supplies for immunizations and treatment.

    Dr. Orr is a retired district-level educator/administrator of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), a community activist and continues her philanthropic, religious, and community work around the world. A local Dillard High School graduate – she serves as a positive role model for many with decades of service.

    She has been recognized by many governmental, professional and fraternal organizations around the world for her continuous work for over 50 years – the public schools, the Presbyterian Church, the BS Credit Union, Delta Sigma Theta, Alumni Associations and numerous other associations/organizations!

    Baylor is a retired school-based educator and administrator of BCPS, a long-time Kiwanis member, community advocate and entrepreneur.

    A Mississippi native, she is a proud alumna of Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) where she is very active in activities benefitting the university. Baylor has a passion for helping others, as is evident by the many projects she leads or participates.

    Other organizations she works with and supports include her sorority, Zeta Phi Beta, Cradle Nursery, various social organizations, New Mt. Olive Baptist Church, the Urban League, and the Dorsey Riverbend Homeowners Association/community. Baylor’s passion keeps her working with children, youth and adults (baby showers to the proms for the more mature citizens of Broward). One of her greatest joys is mentoring and promoting services with/for and benefitting children and young adults.

    It is fitting that such women of distinction be recognized by the KCCB. Other honorees from Pompano Beach WS Club are Harold Abel and Rosa Lampkins.

    For more information on the event see a club member or mail donations to Central Broward Kiwanis Foundation, P.O. Box 100948, Fort Lauderdale Fla. 33310, Attn: Project Eliminate or go to


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