May 11, 2017
-Cheryl Martin, BSN, RN, WOCN and Lashond Hill, DNP, APRN of the Little Rock Black Nurses Association of Arkansas (LRBNAA) dropped by during National Nurses Week to talk about a membership drive. Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the Little Rock Black Nurses Association of Arkansas. Requirements are: An unlicensed student in RN program must have completed at least one semester or license LPN currently enrolled in a RN nursing program who has also completed one semester of coursework. The deadline to submit the application is June 2nd, 2017 at 12am (CST). Applications are available online at www.lrbnaa.nursingnetwork.com. A Membership Drive will be held, Saturday, May 20th from 4pm-6pm at the Sue Cowan Williams Library, 1800 Chester Street in Little Rock. The mission of LRBNAA is to decrease health disparities, improve the quality of life and health within the local community and diversify the nursing workforce. For more information, visit www.lrbnaa.nursingnetwork.com.
-Rhonda Aaron, Founder or Sister Friends United, Inc. invites you to the 9th Annual Women of Excellence Awards, Saturday, May 13th at Four Points By Sheraton, 925 South University Ave. in Little Rock. A reception will be held at 6pm, and the show will begin at 7pm. Five outstanding women in the community in various sectors: Business, Media, Health/Social Service, Religion, and Education will be honored, and two deserving female high school seniors will receive scholarships. The festivities will be a red carpet formal event, hosted by 102.1 KOKY’s Sonta James. The honorees include, Phyllis Hodges, LaJarlyn Wesley, Linda Rowe Thomas, Helaine P. Williams, and Mary Louise Williams. For ticket information, visit, www.eventbrite.com or www.sisterfriendsunited.com or call 501-786-1801.
-Michael Poore, Superintendent of the Little Rock School District; Dr. Erica McCarroll, Principal of Bale Elementary; and 8-year-old Katelyn Scott, 2nd Grader a Bale Elementary talked about a district-wide initiative. Beginning Friday, April 28, all 13,000 plus LRSD K-5 students have been enjoying the same book, “The Lemonade War” by Jacqueline Davies. The book focused on a brother and sister whose sibling rivalry pits them against each other in a little friendly competition to see who can outdo the other in a lemonade war. The LRSD is highlighting reading and tying it to financial literacy. Celebrity readers have lent their voices to this powerful movement supporting reading, and their videos are posted on the LRSD website. Parents are encouraged to make their own “Lemonade War” videos and take photographs, uploading them to Facebook and/or Twitter, using the hashtag #LRSD1District1Book (with lemon emoji – no space – at the end of the hashtag.) Facebook fans and Twitter followers will then be asked to vote on their favorite photo/video. The winning entry will be recognized from the stage during the closing Lemonade War celebration on the lawn of the Clinton Presidential Center, 122 President Clinton Avenue in downtown Little Rock, Saturday, May 20th from 10am-2pm. For more information, visit www.lrsd.org.