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The Social-Lites Present the 2016 Beautillion Scholarship Foundation Ball

Donovan Ferguson

Donovan Ferguson

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- “Young Men of Valor from Vision to Reality” is the theme of the 2015/2016 “Knights of the Beautillion Candidacy.’’  Three young men from Inland Empire schools are vying for the title of “Sir Knight 2016.’’

The three senior high school students are  Elijah Little, Redlands East Valley High School in Redlands; Donovan Ferguson, Grand Terrance High School in Grand Terrance; and Royce Rogers, San Bernardino High School in San Bernardino.  These young men are currently canvassing the community for businesses and individuals who will support their efforts to become “Sir Knight 2016.”

Elijah Little

Elijah Little

The Beautillion Scholarship Foundation Program has been sponsored by the Social-Lites of San Bernardino for 49 years.  The Beautillion Scholarship program provides an opportunity for outstanding college-bound young men to participate in a series of leadership and organizational activities that prepare them to challenge their future success.  The participants have also been exposed to a variety of community, charitable, and social events that began in October 2015 and will conclude at the Beautillion Scholarship Foundation Ball on Saturday, April 2, 2016.

The college-bound participants will be awarded scholarships and other prizes during the presentation of which they will be escorted by their “fair-maidens and their Pages and Squires,” which are the future

Royce Rodgers

Royce Rodgers

“Knights of the Beautillion Scholarship Foundation Program.”

The 2016 Beautillion Chairwoman, Mrs. Edyie Tillie-Wade, and Mrs. Brenda Daniels, Co-Chair, has announced the this year’s Beautillion Scholarship Ball will be held at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino.

The Social-Lites Inc. are also seeking all Beautillion Alumni and participants from prior years to attend the event this year.  For more information, and to obtain invitations to the Scholarship Ball contact Mrs. Bettye Brewster Social Lites President at (951) 204-0022 or Joyce Smith- Social Lites Vice President at (909) 534-2929.

Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship Ball Celebrates Academics, Community Service

PS_2016 B&W Scholarship Award

RIVERSIDE, CA – The Riverside Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. hosted it s 40th Annual Black and White Scholarship Ball at the Riverside Convention Center on Saturday, March 5.  The stately gala raised thousands of dollars in support of academic scholarships and mentoring programs for local youth.

The evening began with a festive social hour, which included professional photography and disc jockey services with classic rhythm and blues music.  Welcome and introductory remarks were made by Polemarch Demarius Carmichael and Vice Polemarch Eric V. Isaac, who acknowledged community leaders and dignitaries.   Those in attendance include Danny Tillman, Member of the San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education, Joanne Gilbert, Community Action Partnership Board Member, Hardy Brown II, Board Member of the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, Robin McIver Brown, President of the San Bernardino Valley Chapter of the Links, Inc., Tracy Tillman, President of the Inland Empire Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and Tammy Martin-Ryles, President of the Black Chamber of Commerce.

Highlights of the evening include a dance by the Kappa Omicron Court of Cal Poly Pomona and the announcement of honorees Dr. Judy White, Superintendent of the Moreno Valley Unified School District for community service, Theodore Davis, recipient of the Edward Moore Lifetime Achievement Award, and Kappa members Larry Clayton and Thomas Fisher for outstanding achievement.

Angela Clayton, President of the Riverside Alumni Chapter of the Silhouettes (wives of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. members) presented two college scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to local high school students Cynthia Price and Sierra Smith.

For more information about the Riverside Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. visit www.rackapsi.com.

United Nations of Consciousness Volunteers!

(from left to right (front row): Derrick Norwood, Heru Bush, (kneeling) Anaiah Hollis; (middle row): La'Nae Norwood, Nana Kweku, Kimberly Phillips, Akyl Phillips, Kimberly Johnson-Calvin (Back row): John Griffin, Dumisani Phomello (Photo by Wallace J. Allen)

(from left to right (front row): Derrick Norwood, Heru Bush, (kneeling) Anaiah Hollis; (middle row): La’Nae Norwood, Nana Kweku, Kimberly Phillips, Akyl Phillips, Kimberly Johnson-Calvin (Back row): John Griffin, Dumisani Phomello (Photo by Wallace J. Allen)

By Wallace J. Allen

SAN BERNARDINO, CA – Last Saturday, March 19, members of the United Nations of Consciousness (UNOC), a non-profit community based organization, gathered at San Bernardino’s Ann Shirrells Park and picked up about ten large garbage bags of trash. The clean up was part of the group’s, “Adopt a Community Project.” The clean up takes place once per month for two hours from March through November. During that time they pick up trash and debris, do landscaping, clear any safety hazards and meet and greet community residents and share information about their organization.

You are invited to inquire about UNOC and to join in their efforts, one of which is the  “Adopt A Community” Project.  They provide the clean up tools and supplies, including water and refreshments. Bring your gloves, a hat and some “elbow grease!” For more information about UNOC, call (909) 575-8862