NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN, INC., 17TH ANNUAL FOUNDER'S DAY LUNCHEON--``LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND: MOVING STRATEGICALLY INTO THE MILLENNIUM''; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 29
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   NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN, INC., 17TH ANNUAL FOUNDER'S DAY 
    LUNCHEON--``LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND: MOVING STRATEGICALLY INTO THE 
                              MILLENNIUM''

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                        HON. FRANK PALLONE, JR.

                             of new jersey

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, March 15, 2000

  Mr. PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, on Saturday, March 18, 2000, the National 
Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW), North Shore Area Section (NSAS) is 
sponsoring its 17th Annual Founder's Celebration Luncheon at Fort 
Monmouth, NJ.
  On that occasion, the annual Mahala Field Atchison Awared will be 
presented to Dorothy McNish, an NSAS member. Since 1989, this award has 
been presented annually to a member of the North Shore Area Section, in 
memory of Mrs. Atchinson, an exemplary educator and humanitarian. Her 
lifelong devotion to enriching the lives of children and making our 
community a better place has been recognized in many ways. In 1973, the 
Primary School on Sycamore Avenue in Tinton Falls, NJ, was renamed 
Mahala F. Atchinson School. It is indeed a significant honor for Ms. 
McNish to receive this award, and I am proud to pay tribute to her on 
this occasion.
  The keynote speaker at Saturday's event will be Major General Robert 
Nabors, the Commander of the U.S. Army's CECOM (Communications 
Electronics Command) at Fort Monmouth. Major General Nabors has been 
the Commander at CECOM since September 1, 1998. He has served our 
country in numerous posts, both internationally in Vietnam, Korea, 
Germany, and Italy, and domestically, most recently at the command of 
the 5th Signal Command, prior to assuming the command at CECOM. During 
his distinguished career, he has won numerous awards and decorations. 
Major General Nabors and his wife Valerie have three adult children.
  The National Council of Negro Women, Inc., North Shore Area Section, 
is a non-profit community-based organization striving to ensure the 
educational, social, economic and cultural enrichment of African 
American women, their families and their communities. The NCNW, which 
was founded in 1935 by the noted educator and human rights activist 
Mary McLeod Bethune, fulfills its mission through research, advocacy, 
national and community based services and programs in the U.S. and in 
African countries. Born of NCNW, NSAS has been a part of the Monmouth 
County community for 18 years.
  I would like to pay tribute to all of those who have worked so hard 
to make Saturday's event a success, particularly NSAS current president 
Laura Lewis and luncheon chairperson Girdie B. Washington.




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