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NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch honors leaders

9/21/2012, 3 p.m.

The Marina Del Rey supper club in Throgs Neck, the Bronx, hosted the 11th annual Freedom Fund Luncheon for the NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch.

Geoffrey E. Eaton, president of the Mid-Manhattan Branch, said, "It is my pleasure to welcome all of you to our 11th annual Freedom Fund Roy Wilkins Awards Luncheon as we celebrate our work, advocacy and accomplishments and honor some amazing award recipients."

He also said, "I am happy to report that at the 103rd National NAACP Convention in Houston, Texas, Mid-Manhattan Branch received the second-place Thalheimer Award. The Thalheimer Award is the highest award given to branches for programmatic activities, and our collective hard work during 2011 earned us this prestigious award."

The Roy Wilkins Award honorees were: musician and humanitarian Wyclef Jean; City Council Assistant Deputy Majority Leader Inez B. Dickens; Harlem State Office Building General Manager Willie Walker; Jazzmobile Inc. CEO Robin Bell Stevens; National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Billy Hunter; and UFT Director Anthony Harmon.

Dedicated and deserving Branch Service Award winners were Marti Greenberg, Ruth Miller, Anna Lewis and Beverly Wheeler for their contributions and accomplishments in Mid-Manhattan and the community.

The afternoon master of ceremonies was Cheryl Wills, author and award-winning television personality for Time Warner Cable's flagship channel, NY1 News. The Rev. Dr. Thomas D. JohnsonNAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch honors leaders

The Marina Del Rey supper club in Throgs Neck, the Bronx, hosted the 11th annual Freedom Fund Luncheon for the NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch.

Geoffrey E. Eaton, president of the Mid-Manhattan Branch, said, "It is my pleasure to welcome all of you to our 11th annual Freedom Fund Roy Wilkins Awards Luncheon as we celebrate our work, advocacy and accomplishments and honor some amazing award recipients."

He also said, "I am happy to report that at the 103rd National NAACP Convention in Houston, Texas, Mid-Manhattan Branch received the second-place Thalheimer Award. The Thalheimer Award is the highest award given to branches for programmatic activities, and our collective hard work during 2011 earned us this prestigious award."

The Roy Wilkins Award honorees were: musician and humanitarian Wyclef Jean; City Council Assistant Deputy Majority Leader Inez B. Dickens; Harlem State Office Building General Manager Willie Walker; Jazzmobile Inc. CEO Robin Bell Stevens; National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Billy Hunter; and UFT Director Anthony Harmon.

Dedicated and deserving Branch Service Award winners were Marti Greenberg, Ruth Miller, Anna Lewis and Beverly Wheeler for their contributions and accomplishments in Mid-Manhattan and the community.

The afternoon master of ceremonies was Cheryl Wills, author and award-winning television personality for Time Warner Cable's flagship channel, NY1 News. The Rev. Dr. Thomas D. Johnson gave an invocation, Jackie Rowe Adams performed "The Negro National Anthem" and music was provided by Warren Daniels Band.

There were also special remarks by Dr. Hazel N. Dukes, former Gov. David Paterson, Rep. Charles B. Rangel and Assemblyman Keith Wright. gave an invocation, Jackie Rowe Adams performed "The Negro National Anthem" and music was provided by Warren Daniels Band.

There were also special remarks by Dr. Hazel N. Dukes, former Gov. David Paterson, Rep. Charles B. Rangel and Assemblyman Keith Wright.