GLAC's 32nd Annual Founders' Day Awards Brunch

CREATED Mar 5, 2014

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Lansing, MI April 5, 2014: The Greater Lansing Area Club of The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. (GLAC-NANBPWC) will celebrate its 32nd Annual Founders' Day Awards Brunch at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West Hotel located at 925 S Creyts Rd, Lansing Charter Township 48917.

To keep in step with its mission and 2014 goals, they have selected “Women Serving with a Purpose” as this year's theme. GLAC-NANBPWC provides opportunities for women to excel and serve by increasing their leadership skills, experiencing governance and parliamentary procedures and enhancing their educational awareness of issues impacting the African American community through volunteerism.

Traditionally, the Club pays tribute to its founders and honors several Lansing area persons who exhibit a true commitment to the community and their profession. This year recognition will be given to individuals in five principal award categories:

• Sojourner Truth Award, the highest honor bestowed: Reverend Desirae G. Kelley-Kato

• Frederick Douglass Award, which recognizes a man of distinction: James E. Bibbs

• Community Service: Melvin S. McWilliams, P.C.

• Business Excellence Award: The New Citizens Press - Rina Risper

• Youth on the Move: Kendra McFadden and Stacia King

GLAC's program souvenir booklet will be dedicated to Trailblazers That We Remember. Motivationalist, co-founder and managing partner of Roberts & Limbrick Enterprises, LLC, a Michigan-based educational services consulting company, Miss Marnise ® (S. Marnise Limbrick-Roberts), will be the keynote speaker.

The 32nd Annual Founders' Day Awards Brunch, chaired by Renee Freeman and co-chaired by Christina Redmond will feature, "Women in Suits," a campaign which provides a suit or apparel to disadvantaged women for an interview and who are returning to or entering the workforce. The Club is accepting clothing donations for this campaign. Clothing items must be laundered, ironed, dry-cleaned or pressed and on hangers, in excellent condition and ready to wear.

The mission of the organization is to promote and protect the interests of African American business and professional women; to serve as a bridge for young people seeking to enter business and the professions; to improve the quality of life in the local and global communities and to foster good fellowship.

GLAC is pleased to have the sponsorship support of Mayor Virg Bernero, Emergent BioSolutions, DLZ, Jackson National Life, LAFCU, Lansing City Council, Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau, Marshall Music, DRM Genesis Home Health Care, State Farm Insurance Agent Stacy Lewis, Tetra Tech, Paul Barry and Betty Nixon, Councilperson Carol Wood, Judge Amy Krause, BlackOps by Tarra Price, Wholehearted Living, LLC and Lansing Police Department.

Tickets can be purchased for $30 from any GLAC member or by contacting Doristene Haynes at (517) 323-7823 or