NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
Thanks to everyone who attended and made the 2015 event a great success.
Please mark your calendars and join us on Oct. 8, 2016.

Save the date!
71st Annual Reno-Sparks NAACP Freedom Fund Awards Banquet

Circus Circus-Reno Mandalay Ballroom, Saturday 8 Oct. 2016
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30, program at 7:00 p.m.


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70th Annual Freedom Fund Awards Banquet
Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice
Circus Circus-Reno Mandalay Ballroom, Saturday 24 Oct. 2015
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30, program at 7:00 p.m.

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MAJOR SPONSORSHIPS

Platinum $3,500 — Reserved table for 10, full-page ad in event souvenir program, banner at event, recognition from the podium, inclusion in press releases, other media and at RenoSparksNAACP.org/; display and promotional material distribution as needed

Gold $2,500 — Reserved table for 10, half-page ad in event souvenir program, recognition from the podium, banner at event, inclusion in various media as time and space allow, display and promotional material distribution as needed

Silver $1,500— Reserved table for 10, quarter-page ad in event souvenir program, recognition from the podium

Bronze $650 — Reserved table for 10

SOUVENIR PROGRAM
Back cover $750.00
Front page interior $650.00
Inside front cover $600.00
Back page interior $525.00
Inside back cover $475.00
Full-page interior $400.00
Half-page interior $250.00
Quarter-page interior $150.00
Business card (eighth-page) $100.00

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

Non-members $95.00 per person in advance, $105.00 at the door (includes one-year regular membership)
Reno-Sparks NAACP Members $65.00 per person in advance, $75.00 at the door
Youth, student and senior tickets $40.00 in advance, $50.00 at the door

Vegetarian entrées will be available by advance request in place of the prawns and filet main course.
For the kitchenesquely uninitiated: An old union broilerman lightens up on the menu

This year's major sponsors include Wells Fargo Bank, MGM Resorts International/Circus Circus, the Northern Nevada Central Labor Council/AFL-CIO, the Community Services Agency and the Veterans Administration Sierra Nevada Health Care System.

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Bigoted Reno Gazette-Journal column debunked
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 10-29-2015


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10-21-2015

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Patricia Gallimore, President
NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
(775) 846-2952

Andrew Barbano, First Vice-President
NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
(775) 786-1455


Sen. Ruben Kihuen to emcee NAACP 70th Annual Freedom Fund Awards Banquet
Circus Circus-Reno Saturday Oct. 24

RENO, Nev. — "Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice" will be the theme of the Reno-Sparks NAACP's 70th Annual Freedom Fund Awards Banquet on Saturday evening, Oct. 24 at Circus Circus Hotel-Casino in downtown Reno.

Mandalay Ballroom doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 and the evening's program scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Sen. Ruben Kihuen, D-Las Vegas, will serve as master of ceremonies. The author of the Nevada César Chávez Day law, he has delivered the keynote address at several Reno César Chávez Day celebrations. The Reno-Sparks NAACP has been a co-sponsor.

"We invited Sen. Kihuen as part of our continuing efforts to reach out in solidarity with all minorities," stated Reno-Sparks Branch President Patricia Gallimore.

Principal speakers include Tony Gladney, Vice-President of National Diversity Relations for MGM Resorts International and Dr. Angie Taylor, Vice-Chair of the Washoe County School District Board of Trustees.

The Reno-Sparks NAACP Dedication and Service Award will go to Bill and Jane Moon. He is an LDS elder, former Reno-Sparks Branch president and former chair of the Reno Civil Service Commission. Mrs. Moon is the longtime branch scholarship committee chair and has served as branch treasurer and secretary. Both are NAACP life members.

The Inaugural Eddie Scott/Bertha Woodard Human Rights Advocacy Award will go to the editors, journalists and staff of the Reno News & Review for their internationally recognized work on police-involved homicides (Fatal Encounters), their viral exposé of Nevada State Assembly Speaker-designate Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, and When Hate Comes to Town, a history of area hate crimes.

The Reno-Sparks NAACP Community Activist Award will go to branch member Andrew Barbano, a longtime Sparks Tribune columnist and editor of NevadaLabor.com/

Reservations are strongly recommended. Tickets for NAACP members are $65.00 per person in advance, $75.00 at the door. Non-member tickets are $95.00 in advance, $105.00 at the door, and include a one-year regular membership. Youth, student and senior tickets are $40.00 in advance, $50.00 at the door. Vegetarian entrées will be available upon advance request in place of the prawns and filet main course.

Reservations may by made online via RenoSparksNAACP.org and also by mailing checks payable to Reno-Sparks NAACP, P.O. Box 7757, Reno NV 89510.

Additional information about sponsorships and souvenir program ads may be accessed at RenoSparksNAACP.org, by e-mailing <barbano@frontpage.reno.nv.us> or by calling (775) 786-1455.

The event is the longtime civil rights organization's principal fundraiser and supports college scholarships for high school students and other community activities.

The Reno-Sparks Branch has recently been at the forefront of expanding voting rights both in court and at the Nevada Legislature as well as fighting for improved educational opportunities.

Major event sponsors include Wells Fargo Bank, MGM Resorts International/Circus Circus, the Northern Nevada Central Labor Council/AFL-CIO, the Community Services Agency and the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System.

The Reno-Sparks Branch of the nation's oldest civil rights organization was founded in 1944.

 

10-1-2015

Dear Members and Friends of the Reno-Sparks Branch:

Hereinbelow, you will find information about the upcoming Freedom Fund Banquet on Oct. 24 at Circus Circus.

Please try to attend the monthly branch meeting NEXT Thursday, Oct. 8 at Rita Cannan School, our final general gathering before the event. The banquet committee needs a lot of volunteers to make it a success. The executive committee meets at 6:30 with the general membership convening at 7:00 p.m.

There is no better example of why we do what we do than the following story from major Alabama newspapers which was just forwarded by former Sen. Joe Neal, D-North Las Vegas.

Voter I.D. and driver's license office closures black-out Alabama's Black Belt
Alabama statewide newspapers / 9-30-2015

Voter suppression is alive and well nationwide, including here in Nevada where we again beat back efforts during the 2015 legislative session. Our DMV may not be as bad as Alabama's, however, after you read the Alabama outrage, take a look at what Nevada DMV thinks important. (Re-opening the long-shuttered and efficient DMV Express storefronts is not.) So Nevadans must continue to suffer through a hopelessly clogged system.

In 1982, the late, great talk show host Travus T. Hipp quipped "If voting mattered, they wouldn't let us do it." It apparently matters because they don't want us to do it.

The fight goes on.

TONIGHT (OCT. 1), the Committee to Save the Duncan Community Library meets at the facility, 1650 Carville Drive, at 5:15 p.m. PDT. Chairman Darryl Feemster informs us that outgoing Washoe County Library System Director Arnold Maurins will attend, as will his chief deputy. The work to keep the library open permanently is not a done deal.

Keep up the good work and the good fight.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Patricia Gallimore, President
NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
(775) 846-2952

Andrew Barbano, First Vice-President
NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
(775) 786-1455


NAACP sets 70th Annual Freedom Fund Awards Banquet
Circus Circus-Reno Saturday Oct. 24

RENO, Nev. (Sept. 30, 2015) — "Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice" will be the theme of the Reno-Sparks NAACP's 70th Annual Freedom Fund Awards Banquet on Saturday evening, Oct. 24 at Circus Circus Hotel-Casino in downtown Reno.

Mandalay Ballroom doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 and the evening's program scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

The event is the longtime civil rights organization's principal fundraiser and supports college scholarships for high school students and other community activities. As always, awards will be presented in recognition of outstanding public service.

The Reno-Sparks Branch has recently been at the forefront of expanding voting rights both in court and at the Nevada Legislature as well as fighting for improved educational opportunities.

Reservations are strongly recommended. Tickets for NAACP members are $65.00 per person in advance, $75.00 at the door. Non-member tickets are $95.00 in advance, $105.00 at the door, and include a one-year regular membership. Youth, student and senior tickets are $40.00 in advance, $50.00 at the door. Vegetarian entrées will be available upon advance request in place of the prawns and filet main course.

Reservations may by made online via RenoSparksNAACP.org and also by mailing checks payable to Reno-Sparks NAACP, P.O. Box 7757, Reno NV 89510.

Additional information about sponsorships and souvenir program ads may be accessed at RenoSparksNAACP.org, by e-mailing <barbano@frontpage.reno.nv.us> or by calling (775) 786-1455.

This year's major event sponsors include Wells Fargo Bank, MGM Resorts International/Circus Circus and the Northern Nevada Central Labor Council/AFL-CIO.

The Reno-Sparks Branch of the nation's oldest civil rights organization was founded in 1944.



For the kitchenesquely uninitiated: An old union broilerman lightens up on the menu

Q from a guest: "Evidently there is a menu, if so can you forward the menu so we can choose."

A: Apparently, surf 'n' turf or veggies is too complicated. So try this, a lighthearted description of the menu choices for Saturday:

Filet is the most tender and tasty beefsteak there is, a cut from a muscle on the top of the back that is largely unused. It is generally the most fat-free cut of beef. (There are also pork filets, which are also tender but much smaller.)

Circus will serve it broiled. (Porterhouse steak trivia: The long part if separated from the bone is a New York steak; the small, roundish part is the filet. If the filet is removed but the New York stays on the bone, that's a Delmonico steak, named after the famed NYC restaurant which back in its glory days took up almost a whole city block. Donald Trump would have appreciated it.)

I don't know which Frenchman named filet after his daughter Mignon or why. That's why God made Google.

Shrimp Scampi is redundant. A "scampi" (would the singular be "scampus"?) is a large shrimp, so it's not only redundant but a brawny prawn oxymoron.

Fitting in nicely with this moronic screed.

Our contract calls for "Charbroiled Filet Maitre'd and Shrimp Scampi resting on a garlic crouton, saffron rice, vegetable du jour (that means the jury has to be unanimous), butter and rolls (but not greasy Rolls Royce), and tequila lime pie." (i.d. required, ole!)

I can translate the "Maitre'd" (short for "maitre'd hotel") part. In plain English, it means they throw some melted butter with parsley in it over the steak just before it's served. (I'm an old union broilerman.)

Veggie Wellington is a name ripped off from Beef Wellington, which is a filet baked in a pastry crust. It is never, ever to be served with ice cream unless you are a fan of Napolean who didn't like the Duke of Wellington very much. This Wellington is veggies and jack cheese in a puff pastry shell.

Don't know if Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will be inflating the puff pastry.

Hope this helps. If not, be aware that two people are getting the filet without scampi (or Mademoiselle Mignon). The chefs will be very careful to avoid any cross-contamination, e.g., sauce from the scampi dripping onto their plates.

They are also preparing a by-request dish. A lady from Carson City has severe allergies to gluten and they are working on something that she can handle.

So I guess you could say that the Circus Circus chefs are working to achieve glutenous minimus to cover their collective gluteus maximus.

Now I'm gonna get my arse outta here.

Be well. Raise hell.

Andrew Barbano

 

 

 

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