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A letter from the 170th Anniversary Committee Chair
AWOGA Washington Members and AWMS Alumnae:
As you might already be aware, the Annie Walsh Memorial School, founded in 1849, will be celebrating 170 years of existence in 2019. The AWOGA Washington Metropolitan Branch has established The AWMS 170th Anniversary Committee, as well as the related subcommittees, to develop and manage a schedule of events for celebrating this milestone anniversary. Below is a list of the events with information on the respective AWOGA Washington members serving as chairpersons to help take us smoothly through the celebrations. Mrs. Olabisi Daramy and Mrs. Marjorie Thomas, who have been exemplary pillars of support for AWOGA Washington over the years, will grace the celebrations serving as Honorary Co-Chairs. Some of the events have a fund-raising goal. All funds raised will go towards starting a reserve fund for the Annie Walsh Memorial School.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Sunday, March 17, 2019 – Annual Thanksgiving Service
Annual Thanksgiving Flyer
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 – Day Trip to The Sight & Sound Theater
CELEBRATION WEEKEND: FRIDAY, JULY 19 – SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2019
Friday, July 19, 2019 – Symposium
A Symposium will kick off a week-end of celebrations on Friday, July 19, 2019, with the theme, “Excellence in Education: The Pride and the Promise” at 6pm , Riderwood – Maryland Hall, 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904. The Co-Chairs are Juliette Pettu Williams and Mimie Williams (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Saturday July 20, 2019 – House Colors Picnic
Display Your House Color Picnic will take place on Saturday July 20, 2019, at the Granville A Gude Park, 8300 Mulberry Street, Laurel, MD 20707. The Co-Chairs for the event are Ruth Mela-Jalloh, Fatmata Johnson, and Mabel Macaulay. ( email@example.com , ‘firstname.lastname@example.org‘, email@example.com). House T-Shirts will be available through this committee.
Sunday July 21, 2019 – Lunch Cruise on the Spirit of Washington
A Lunch Cruise on the Spirit of Washington will round up the weekend on Sunday, July 21, 2019, departing from 600 Water St. SW, Washington, DC 20024. The Co-Chairs for the event are Adereme Findlay and Rita Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
As we continue to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the foundation of our beloved school, we trust that you are aware of the events to mark this milestone. The Spirit of Washington Cruise is one of the events, and “It’s a Summer Affair,” so please join us for a spectacular scenic lunch on board the Spirit of Washington Cruise Ship on Sunday, July 21, 2019. Feel free to come in your best and brightest summer attire as we sail away on the calm seas of the Potomac River.
Promotional ticket rates between NOW & June 15th: Adult: $75 / Children (ages 3 – 12): $50
Premium ticket rates between June 16th – July 15th: Adult: $80 / Children (ages 3 – 12): $55
Boarding Time: 12:00 p.m.
Boarding Location: 580 Water Street SW, Washington, D.C.
Cruise Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Please be on time because the boat will wait for no one, and this is completely out of our control.
The “Spirit Cruise” departs from Pier 4 at the 6th and Water Streets in Southwest, Washington, D.C. [The] excursion covers the Potomac River with fascinating views of America’s great landmarks and Washington DC’s historic waterfront. No trip to Washington, DC is complete without a view from the deck of [the] festive ship. And while you’re enjoying all the highlights, you can dine, dance, and have a great time, too at the Spirit of Washington DC Cruise.
We look forward to having you join us. For ticket purchases, please feel free to contact any of the committee members listed on the attached flyer. Or, for convenience purposes, please feel free to submit a PayPal payment through the Membership page on the AWOGA website (there will be an additional $2.50 convenience fee on each ticket for this service so please be sure to add it to your total), and indicate in the “memo/payment for” section that your payment is for “It’s a Summer Affair.”
Hope to see you there!
Rita & Adereme
Saturday August 17, 2019 – Health & Wellness Day/Sponsored Walk
SWAF Day Flyer
Saturday, October 12, 2019 – 170th Anniversary Gala
The Co-Chairs for the Souvenirs’ Fundraising Committee are Deanie Anderson and Waltina Spencer (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com). Souvenir Tote Bags and 170th Anniversary Pins are available through this committee
The Chair for the Public Relations & Publicity Committee is Marion Richards (firstname.lastname@example.org). Anniversary calendars are available through this committee (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please feel encouraged to contact any of the Event Co-Chairs for further details regarding the events, to offer suggestions, or to join the committees.
Come on-board and be a part of this great celebration! If this is your Alma Mater, then it’s time to give back a little of what you’ve received from the school, and be a part of the historic celebrations of the first Girls Secondary School in Africa South of the Sahara!
Non Sibi Sed Omnibus
Vice President, AWMS 170th Anniversary Committee Chair
2019 will mark the 170th year of existence of our Alma Mater. To ensure that it is a memorable anniversary, AWOGA Washington is making available souvenirs that are memorable, practical, and lasting at affordable prices:
- Trendy tote bags for multi-purpose use Price: $10
- Pins/badges (used at next Thanksgiving service) Price: $10
Contact Waltina Spencer (240-476-1483)
Other items are:
- Poster calendar Price: $10
- Wall Calendar Price: $15
Contact Marion Richards (202-492-0045)
All proceeds will go towards support to the school.
Get your AWOGA Calendars for 2019!
The Poster Calendar ($10) proudly displays the beautiful “Round Garden” and the newly refurbished administrative building.
The Wall Calendar ($15) features 12 photos that bring nostalgia about the school and also highlights AWOGA Washington major events in 2019.
These are perfect as gifts for family and friends, especially your old schoolmates and a perfect reminder of what a great school you attended.
Get your copies now! They are going fast!
To order, send email to email@example.com. Attn: Marion Richards.