Humanitarian Award

JEFFERSON COUNTY NAACP HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated or performed a very significant humanitarian role in sharing with another person or persons in the Jefferson County community relief, encouragement or assistance during the preceding year or years.

PURPOSE

The Humanitarian Award is awarded to encourage charitable and voluntary aid to persons in need, those who are ill and/or to aid youth who are in need of guidance and assistance.

CONDITIONS

The Jefferson County NAACP Humanitarian Award may be presented annually to a person of African descent who has enabled another person or group to overcome cultural, physical or mental handicap to the extent, that without this involvement, the receiver would be in considerable difficulty.  The humanitarian act(s) must be voluntary and should have occurred over a reasonable period of time; the act may have occurred in an emergency or in another state; or in or out of the residence.  The humanitarian’s act(s) may have relied on professional guidance to assist the receiver(s).

SELECTION

The Humanitarian Award Committee is made up of persons who have previously been selected for the award and the branches first and second vice presidents.  The Committee may select its own chair annually.  The Committee’s decision is final in all matters affecting the award.  The award is usually presented during the Jefferson County NAACP African-American Heritage and Cultural Festival and the presentation speech is delivered by a distinguished citizen.  It is solely up to the discretion of the Committee whether to make an award in any one year or the committee may see fit to withhold the award if there are no acts which merit consideration during the preceding year or preceding years.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE AWARD

Recommendations for the award must be submitted in writing to the Branch Secretary by the second Tuesday in August of each year.  Such recommendation should state in detail the achievement of the person recommended.

 

Announcements

22ND ANNUAL JEFFERSON COUNTY, WV AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE HERITAGE FESTIVAL &

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10
3:00pm Fashion Extravaganza -Betty Roper
Auditorium
Friday, August 15
2:00—5pm Job Fair @ Star Lodge Masonic Hall
7:00pm-8:30pm Gospel Extravaganza @ Betty Roper
Auditorium (Sponsored by the Skinner Law Firm)
7:00-10:00pm Youth Block Park (festival ground)SUNDAY, AUGUST 103:00pm Fashion Extravaganza -Betty RoperAuditorium

Friday, August 15

2:00—5pm Job Fair @ Star Lodge Masonic Hall

7:00pm-8:30pm Gospel Extravaganza @ Betty Roper

Auditorium (Sponsored by the Skinner Law Firm)

7:00-10:00pm Youth Block Park (festival ground)

Saturday, August 16

9am-11am Kids Workshop (Sponsored by Home

Depot)

10am –2pm Health Fair by Health Pact of Wash. DC

12:00 Noon Parade kickoff

2:00 Opening Ceremony

2:15-3:00 Marching bands presentations

2:00-5pm Free pony rides and moon bounce

3:00-4:00 Karl Miller Gospel Revue

4:00-4:15 Free give a ways and announcements

4:30-5:30 OTB (Off the Block) Local R&B band

5:30 Free give a ways and announcements

5:45-6:30 OTB Band

7:00-8:30 Concert featuring Brother +1 Band

(Sponsored by Hollywood Casino at Charles Town

Races)

Sunday, August 17

8:00am Niagara Movement Pilgrimage at the Murphy

Farm,- Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

9:30 am Memorial Service (a memorial service will be

held at the Curtis Freewill Baptist Church located on

the former Storer College campus. immediately after

the pilgrimage,

 
2nd Annual Career Fair

2nd Annual African American Heritage Festival Career /Job Fair

Friday August 15, 2014 2:00 - 5:00 pm

243 Delaney Place (Masonic Lodge)

Charles Town, WV

 

Friday, August 15th ~ 2-5 pm 243 Delaney Place (Masonic Lodge) Charles Town, WV2nd Annual African American
Heritage Festival
Career/Job Fair
Friday, August 15th ~ 2-5 pm
243 Delaney Place (Masonic Lodge)
Charles Town, WV
Bring your resume and be ready to speak to recruiters and vendors
seeking to hire potential employees. Be prepared to impress..
For more information call 301-524-2nd Annual African American

 

Heritage Festival
Career/Job Fair
Friday, August 15th ~ 2-5 pm
243 Delaney Place (Masonic Lodge)
Charles Town, WV

Bring your resume and be ready to speak to recruiters and vendors

seeking to hire potential employees. Be prepared to impress..

For more information call 301-524-1467
 
THE OLLIE LIGHTFOOT TOLBERT AWARD

THE OLLIE LIGHTFOOT TOLBERT AWARD

Awarded annually for significant achievement of an African-American

The Ollie Lightfoot Tolbert Award was instituted in 1995 by the Jefferson County NAACP to be awarded for the highest or noblest achievement by an African-American during the preceding year or years.

PURPOSE

The purpose of the award is two-fold-first to call the attention of a Jefferson County citizen to the existence of distinguished merit and achievement in the area of civil and human rights in the county, and secondly, to serve as a reward for such achievement and as a stimulus to the ambition of African-Americans.

CONDITIONS

The award is presented annually to a Jefferson County citizen of African descent, who shall have made the highest achievement during the preceding year of years in and honorable field of human endeavor or civil rights.  The Committee of Award is bound by no burdensome restrictions, but may decide for itself each year what particular act or achievement deserves the highest acclaim; the choice is not limited to any one field, whether of intellectual, spiritual, physical, scientific, artistic, commercial, educational or other endeavor.  It is intended primarily that the award shall be for the highest achievement in the preceding year, but if no achievement in any one year seems to merit it, the Committee may award it for work achieved in preceding years, or may withhold it.

The award is usually presented to the winner at the annual Jefferson County African-American Heritage and Cultural Festival, and the presentation speech is delivered by a distinguished citizen.

A Committee of Award made up of previous awardees and the branch president selects the winner.  The Committee’s decision is final in all matters affecting the award.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE AWARD

Recommendations should be submitted in writing to the Secretary of the Branch by October 8, 2013.  Such communications should state in detail the achievements of the person recommended.



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