NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
Community Library hours to increase
Reno-Sparks NAACP Duncan Library Committee
An increase in the Duncan Library
hours is on the menu. (See below.) Attend and support
if you can.
You can also welcome a new member to the Washoe County
Library Board of Trustees, former Washoe County Commissioner
and former chair of the Nevada Sierra Club, Jean Stoess.
She succeeds her husband Al because of term limits (i.e.,
time on the board, not as Jean's husband).
I've known these good folks for four decades. They are
very patient people. I know, because they will still
talk to me.
Welcome, Jean, and thank you, Al, for your distinguished
Be well. Raise hell. But stay cool.
NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016, 4:00 P.M.
South Valleys Library
15650A Wedge Parkway
Reno, NV 89511
For Possible Action: Approval of Revised Public Hours
at the Duncan Traner Library Effective August 8, 2016
PLACE, SAME HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES
testing biases police application exams
By Patricia Gallimore and Andrew Barbano / RGJ.com 7-14-2016
/ Reno Gazette-Journal 7-17-2016
The July 14 NAACP forum was attended by a record SRO crowd
of about 200 and merited a generous half-inch of space in
the next day's Reno paper. Not to worry. Watch Tuesday's Sparks
Tribune for a serious dose of reality. I brought copies
7-12 Trib column to the event. I didn't have nearly enough.
Suspension of regular order of business for a community
forum concerning unsettling recent events in America. Community
members will have an
opportunity to address local law enforcement, elected officials
and community leaders. Suggestions, solutions and comments
PLEASE NOTE: The location of our monthly meetings has permanently
changed to Northern Nevada HOPES, 580 W. 5 th Street, Reno,
Members and Friends:
We will suspend the regular order of business during our usual
first Thursday meeting to host a community forum to allow
local people to offer solutions to events that have happened
over the past week. Depending on attendance, we'll allow people
a minute or two to voice concerns.
WHERE: Our new permanent branch meeting place, Northern Nevada
HOPES, 580 W. 5th Street, 3rd floor, Reno NV 89503
WHEN: 7:00 p.m. PDT, Thursday July 14, 2016
Watch this site and Thursday's Reno Gazette-Journal
and spread the word.
Y. Gallimore, President
Branch No. 1112
can say there's no such thing as slavery, we're all citizens.
But if we're all citizens, then we have a task to do to
make sure that that, too, is not a joke. If some citizens
live in houses and others live on the street, the Civil
War is still going on. It's still to be fought and regrettably,
it can still be lost."
Dr. Barbara Fields featured on The
miniseries, PBS 1990
Cynthia Hurd, 54
Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41
Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45
Tywanza Sanders, 26
Ethel Lance, 70
Rev. Depayne Middleton-Doctor, 49
Susie Jackson, 87
Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr, 74
Myra Thompson, 59
21, Goodman 20, Schwerner 24, Liuzzo 39, Evers 37, King
39, Addie Mae Collins 14, Carol Denise McNair 11, Carole
Robertson 14, Cynthia Wesley 14
Angeles, San Francisco, Ferguson, Cleveland, New York, Baltimore,
Who's next ___________________?
Baton Rouge, Dallas >
will they ever learn?" Pete Seeger
NEW MEETING LOCATION
Thursday of each month
Northern Nevada Hopes / Third
Floor Community Room
580 W. 5th Street * Reno, NV 89503
Executive Committee 6:30 p.m.
General Membership 7:00 p.m.
10 cures for what ails us: Better late than never
by Barbano / Expanded from the 7-12-2016 Sparks Tribune
Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada (21 November 1972) In what
would be his only northern Nevada match, Muhammad Ali
squares off against world Light-Heavyweight Champion Bob
Foster for the North American Boxing Federation heavyweight
title. The referee is future Washoe County DA and District Judge
Mills Bee Lane in his first championship fight. Former
Golden-Glover Lane (20-1) achieved his own world fame, officiating
at dozens more championship bouts. He starred in his own nationally-syndicated
television show, Judge Mills Lane, for three years. Ali
knocked out Foster in the eighth round but not before Foster
became the first opponent to open a cut on the prettiest one's
face. For many years thereafter, Lane gave away copies of the
above photo taken by then-TV reporter, now longtime Reno-Sparks
Branch member and retired attorney David Kladney.
MYERS' DAILY POOR DENNY'S ALMANAC
29 June 2016 07:48:51 PDT
Bush/June 29 2006: Ive reminded the prime ministerthe
American people, Mr. Prime Minister, over the past months that it
was not always a given that the United States and America would
have a close relationship."
this date in 1835,
slaveowner William Travis raised a
company of 25 men to fight for independence for northern Mexico
because of the new Mexican constitutions abolition of slavery;
NOTE: Travis and his pro-slavery followers, including Davy
Crockett and Jim Bowie, died at the Alamo]; in 1906,
Anazasi ruins at Mesa Verde were declared a national park; in 1940,
Dick Graysons family of high wire artists were killed
by mobsters and Dick became Bruce Waynes ward; in
1944, the liberty ship H.G. Blasdel (named
for Nevadas first elected governor) was in convoy EMC 17 on
its way to Omaha Beach when it was torpedoed by the German submarine
U-984 about thirty miles south of the Isle of Wight (the liberty
ships were rapidly built, mass-produced emergency ships constructed
to a standard design from prefabricated pieces, called the ugly
ducklings by President Franklin Roosevelt); in 1964,
syndicated columnist Joseph Alsop published a column that
sought to blame the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committeea
major arm of the civil rights movementfor the murder of the
Mississippi Burning three: Provoking the military
occupation of [the south] is in fact the avowed aim of John Lewis,
leader of the Students [sic] Non-Violent Co-ordinating Committee
organizers who send these young people into Mississippi must have
wanted, even hoped for martyrs. And now, alas, they have got what
they wanted.; in 1992, a 5.6 earthquake occurred on a previously
unknown fault at Little Skull Mountain, 12 miles from Yucca
Mountain in Nye County; in 2009, President Obama held a reception
commemorating the Stonewall riots and urged his gay supporters to
judge him not by promises Ive made but by the promises
that my administration keeps (in the audience was Lt. Col.
Victor Fehrenbach, an Air Force officer facing discharge after
someone informed his superiors that he is gay).
June 28, 1914, exiled heavyweight champion Jack
Johnson successfully defended his title against Frank
Moran at the Velodrome dHiver in Paris. On
June 28, 1971, four years after Muhammad Ali refused
to be drafted and one year after it heard the case, the U.S.
Supreme Court with its usual promptness overturned his conviction.
Ali said he patterned his boxing style after Johnson.)
Ali: Winning against earthquakes
by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 6-7-2016 Sparks Tribune
day Muhammad Ali and Sir David Frost faced off here
by Barbano EXCLUSIVE / Expanded from the
9-5-2013 Sparks Tribune
Duncan Library Committee meeting 4 August 2016, 5:15
JULY 2016: Stay tuned for report
JUNE 2016 4:00 p.m. at
NOTE: 26 May and 2 June 2016 LIBRARY COMMITTEE MEETINGS WERE
Chair Darryl Feemster has called off the usual first
Thursday meeting after receiving notice of a special meeting
of the Washoe County Library Board of Trustees at the Duncan
Library. (See below.)
We need people to show up and endorse their hiring extra staff
to cover the library's expanded hours to take advantage of
the City of Reno's summer reading and recreation program which
will begin at Duncan Elementary on June 13.
just needs to approve the hours," stated Library System
Director Jeff Scott.
"We do have sufficient staffing for the summer. The summer
hours will also help us make a better analysis of staffing
going forward," he added.
is critically important. The mixed-use library principally
serves Glenn Duncan Elementary School and in recent
years has only been open to the general public four hours
per week. It is a matchless resource for the nearby northeast
Reno community. Many of the senior residents have no automobiles
to transport them to other facilities miles away.
years ago, Darryl Feemster rallied former NFL players and
local leaders to build the facility which has suffered recessionary
budget cuts and survived two threats of closure under the
use during the summer expanded hours will inform future Duncan
Library service levels.
As Woody Allen so famously said, "80 percent of
success is showing up."
We look forward to seeing you. Stay cool.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 / 4:00 P.M.
Duncan Traner Library / 1650 Carville Drive / Reno, NV 89512
New Business For Possible Action: Approval of
Duncan-Traner Summer Public Hours Monday Through Friday, 11:30
am to 5:00 pm, Starting on Monday, June 13, 2016, and Ending
on August 5, 2016. Public Comment and Discussion Thereon
Three Minute Time Limit Per Person.
to cutting phone service to the poor and elderly
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada Docket No. 16-03021
As it has been
trying in other states, AT&T wants to remove itself as
telephone provider of last resort, reasoning that wireless
Internet will serve everyone. Not so. Many rural residents,
lower income people and senior citizens have no cel-phone
or wireless web service. Cable TV-based phone service goes
down when cable goes down and thus crashes 911. This proposal
will make the low-income LIFELINE RATE a thing of the past.
Enabling legislation was lobbied under the radar in the 2013
Nevada Legislative Session. I move that the Branch oppose
removing AT&T as provider of last resort and support repeal
of Assembly Bill 486 of the 2013 Legislative Session.
Passed unanimously at the general membership of the Reno-Sparks
NAACP on May 12, 2016.
utilities continually consume consumers
by Barbano / Expanded from the 5-31-2016 Sparks Tribune
ON THE AIR
> Reno-Sparks Branch President Patricia Gallimore and First
Vice-President Andrew Barbano will guest on The Crisis Magazine
Radio Program, Tuesday, 19 April 2016 at 10:10 a.m. PDT. The hostess
will be Crisis Publisher Laura Blackburne. The call-in number is
(516) 877-9843. Established in 1910, The
Crisis is the official publication of the NAACP. The program
will air live on WTHE 1520-am
in the New York City/New Jersey/Connecticut metropolitan area. A
recording of the show will be available in a day or two at the station's
website. Turn on, tune in and tell a friend.
NAACP and others win voting rights settlement vs. State of Nevada
NAACP President Patricia Gallimore: Whether through bureaucratic
inertia or intentional activity, we continually fight voter suppression
in Nevada. This victory to expand and protect voter enfranchisement
regardless of income is thus very welcome news. I would like to thank
former Reno-Sparks Branch president Lonnie Feemster for all his hard
work in making this settlement possible. [READ
MORE ABOUT IT]
settles US lawsuit on behalf of low-income voters
First VP Andrew Barbano: “It
provides for staffing, tracking and follow-through, and makes democracy
Times / AP 3-15-2016
settles lawsuit over registering low-income voters
Las Vegas Sun / AP 3-14-2016
Registration: The best method yet devised to prevent citizens from
Myers / Reno News & Review cover story 4-7-2016
Foolishness: How to stop a world at war
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 4-5-2016 Sparks Tribune
April 4, 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 39, was shot
and killed in Memphis, Tenn. (NY Times); last words of Dr.
King, to Ben Branch/April 4, 1968: "Ben, make sure you play
Precious Lord, Take My Hand in the meeting tonight. Play
it real pretty." (From veteran
Nevada reporter Dennis
Myers' daily Poor
Denny's Almanac: On March 16, 1984, Jesse Jackson won the Mississippi
Democratic caucuses, the first instance in U.S. history of an
African-American candidate winning a presidential preference contest.
Myers' daily Poor Denny's Almanac/PDA)
Ides of March in 1954, the NAACP launched a boycott of Las Vegas
after African-American delegates to the convention of the American
Public Welfare Association were denied lodging in the citys
large hotels; in 1971, CBS canceled the Ed Sullivan Show; in 1988,
a four day battle began in the area of Halabja on the Iran/Iraq
border during which the city was gassed by what the Reagan administration
said was an Iranian attack (fourteen years later, the second Bush
administration changed that story as part of its campaign for
war, claiming the attack was launched by Saddam Husseins
forces, then charging that he gassed his own people).
Denny's Almanac: Racists defeated at the Alamo; worst U.S. Supreme
Court decision in history marked
On March 7, 1965, a
march by civil rights demonstrators was broken up in Selma,
Ala., by state troopers and a sheriff's posse.
March 6, 1857, in its Dred Scott decision, the U.S. Supreme
Court held that Scott, a slave, could not sue for his freedom
in a federal court.
6 Mar 2016 18:17:56 (From Nevada
Myers' daily Poor Denny's Almanac [PDA])
On this date in 1836 in
a ninety-minute early morning battle, Gen. Antonio López
de Santa Annas forces defeated the pro-slavery forces
inside the Alamo; in 1836 while Santa Anna inspected
the plaza of the Alamo, six of the defenders including David
Crockett were found hiding under some mattresses and were
brought before the general, who ordered them executed, and they
were killed with swords (Santa Anna also freed a surviving slave
belonging to Col. William Travis, in keeping with the
purpose of the warto decide the abolition of slavery in
northern Mexico); in 1928, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
was born in Colombia (his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude
was described by novelist William Kennedy in the New
York Times Book Review as the first piece of literature
since the book of Genesis that should be required for
the entire human race); in 1946,
France recognized the Democratic Republic of Vietnam as a state
within the French union, with Ho Chi Minh as its chief
of state (the French violated the agreement twelve weeks later);
twenty one year-old Jere Douglas Farnow of Las Vegas,
Nevada, died in action in Quang Tin province, Vietnam (panel
43e, row 18); in 1968, twenty
one year-old James Herbert Smith Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada,
died in Quang Tri province, Vietnam (panel 43e, row 35);
in 1974 after the Hearst family distributed food to the
poor to comply with ransom demands in the Patricia Hearst
kidnapping, California Governor Ronald Reagan expressed
a wish that the recipients of the food experience an
epidemic of botulism....
5 Mar 2016 19:43:29 (Nevada
Myers' daily Poor Denny's Almanac [PDA])
On this date in 1943
in the Ukraine, Jewish Council chair Shmuel Zalcman was
dragged to his death behind a horse drawn cart as 1,300 Jews
from the Khmelnik ghetto were exterminated; in 1947
in Nuremberg, the ministries trial or justice
trial began, a war crimes trial of judges and other legal
officials of the German judicial system conducted by the United
States alone, unlike the other Nuremberg trials that were conducted
under the authority of all the allied powers (this trial was
the basis for the movie Judgment at Nuremberg);
in 1968, eighteen year old David
Louis Bidart of Reno, Nevada, died in Phuoc Long province,
Vietnam (panel 43e, row 3 of the Vietnam wall); in 1968 at an
appearance in Hampton, New Hampshire, Republican presidential
candidate Richard Nixon made some comments about Vietnam
that some journalists interpreted to mean that Nixon said he
had a secret plan to end the war, and the term became
a chronic political problem for him as president even though
he never said it; in 1981 President
Reagan called for an end to legal aid for the poor;
U.S. Senator Robert Kerrey of Nebraska withdrew from
the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, singing
Eric Bogles And
the Band Played Waltzing Matilda, a haunting antiwar
song that laments the criminal sacrifice of soldiers by their
commanders at Gallipoli and the loss of public awareness
of that sacrifice (see below); in 2003, the Bush
administration submitted forged intelligence documents to the
International Atomic Energy Agency as evidence of its claim
that Iraq had sought to purchase uranium in Africa (the IAEA
detected the forgeries and the U.S. claimed it had no knowledge
they were forged)....
Kerrey lost a leg leading Navy Seals on a dangerous mission
during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Congressional Medal
of Honor on May 14, 1970, by President Richard Nixon.
RED means a war issue. BLUE indicates
a human rights issue.
MARCH 5-6 ALMANACS AT NEVADALABOR.COM
Leadership Alliance of Nevada Water Over Gold Essay Contest
Students can win cash or prizes
Submission Deadline: April 18, 2016
50th Anniversary Northern Nevada History Discussion
Thursday, April 7, 7:00 p.m. / Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Good Luck Macbeth Theatre
713 S. Virginia St.  Reno NV 89509
panel of local activists will participate, including Branch representatives
St. Patrick's Day!
rarely remembered but always worth mentioning that St. Patrick was
a slave who later returned to minister to Ireland.
Denny's Almanac On March 17,
1876, in a search for Crazy Horse, the U.S. Army
claimed to have accidentally attacked the wrong Lakota village
in South Dakota and on the same day in Montana, General George
Crook and his force attacked a Native American village on
the Powder River, wiping out many inhabitants and destroying
the village; in 1942, General
John DeWitt, architect of the concentration camps for U.S.
citizens in the west, issued an order making Nevada, Idaho,
Montana, and Utah a second military zone from which enemy
aliens were barred (the coastal states plus Arizona had
already been designated the first prohibited zone); in
1960, President Eisenhower approved a covert paramilitary
plan, illegal under international law, to overthrow the government
of Cuba; in 1966, farm
workers led by César Chávez began a march
from Delano to Sacramento.
Myers' daily Poor Denny's Almanac/PDA)
Ides of March 2016:
Washoe County Commission proclaims ¡Hail
Chávez Day Celebration XIV, Circus Circus-Reno, March 30
for Gun Sense Thursday March 3, 5:30 p.m., Bethel AME Church,
2655 Rock Blvd, Sparks NV
RSVP to Temple Sinai
Raisin in the Sun, University
of Nevada-Reno Church Fine Arts Theater
March 4-5-6, March 10-11-12
March 6: Black
Student Organization Presents All Black Everything: Celebrating
Guest speaker: Everette Taylor,
entrepreneur and Microsoft growth marketing strategist
University of Nevada Student Union, 1664 N. Virginia Street, Reno
Women's Day / Día Internacional de las Mujeres
Little Flower Church, Reno / March 8, 2016 / Marzo 8 2016
thee well The Ides of March: Hail
County Commissioner Kitty Jung and her colleagues proclaim César
Commission Chambers, Ninth and Wells in Reno, March 15 at 10:00 a.m
24: Our Story 20th Anniversary Dinner, The Grove-Reno
Reno-Sparks Branch stalwarts will be honored
Chávez Day Celebration XIV, Circus Circus-Reno, March 30
31: National Womens' History Month awards luncheon and workshops
Reno-Sparks Branch stalwarts will be honored
Evelyn Mount Center / Valley Road / 11:00 a.m.-5:00 pm. March 31
Details: Brenda J. Mahan, City
of Reno (775) 786-5359
or not TV Oscar blackouts and PBS blacklists
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the Tuesday 3-1-2016 Sparks Tribune
HISTORY MONTH CONCLUDES WITH WORDS AND DEEDS
Black History Month Slow Roll Bike Tour 10:00 a.m. Feb. 27
NAACP Black Lives Matter Poetry Contest
p.m. Saturday Feb. 27
Paradise Park Community Center, Oddie Blvd. at El Rancho Drive
First Prize: $100 cash / 2nd: $50 restaurant certificate / 3rd
$25 movie theatre gift pack
Additional prize donations gratefully accepted
Open to all poets / Please bring three pieces on political/racial
Original work only, please keep presentations to five minutes
Information: Branch President Patricia
Gallimore (775) 846-2952
Branch Youth Advocate Christin
Smith (775) 544-2288
LAPSE LEADS TO LEAP-YEAR OVERLAP Black History Month concludes
on Sunday, Feb. 28, with the Academy Awards Oscar fest, hosted by
Chris Rock, who once noted that "they gave black people the shortest
month of the year." At least February has 29 days in this leap
year to better accommodate the always overly-long extravaganza of
self-congratulation which always laps into the following day.
History Month in word and dance: Feb. 26 6:00-8:00 p.m.The
Swan Soars Again
L. Martina Young,
PhD, internationally noted dance artist, writer and scholar on
myth, read excerpts from and signed her new Swan
Book 3 a poetical inquiry in dance, text & memoir .
Black Prothro's Veritas Empowerment Boutique also produced
a striking fashion show for those in attendance at Reno
Town Mall, S. Virginia Street across from the Atlantis Hotel and the
Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Verita promises more soon.
Leadership Alliance of Nevada Real Solutions for Real People
February 13, 2016
8:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
by clicking here
Join us for Real Solutions for Real People, a day
for activists to join together in deepening our knowledge and
commitment to comprehensive solutions for economic, racial and
environmental justice issues for our communities.
NAACP is a co-sponsor.
President Patricia Gallimore will be a featured speaker.
members encouraged to attend both events.
the presidential pretenders
analyses of Justice Clarence Thomas and President Obama proven correct
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from
the Tuesday 2-9-2016 Sparks Tribune
colors: NAACP supports statewide faith organizing campaign
Moore hospitalized, asks the public's help as his new film approaches
Moore begs President Obama to visit the poisoned people of Flint,
Eboni Nicole Feemster, 1982-2016
For the train to Jordan
Picking up passengers
From coast to coast.
Faith is the key
Open the doors and board them
There's hope for
Among those loved the most.
More than 500 pack Reno's Second Baptist Church to overflowing
in memory of Eboni Nicole Feemster
News & Review / 1-28-2016
December 3, 1982
Called Home: January 9, 2016
was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, and had a special love
for children and the elderly. Eboni's desire to bring
joy to everyone around her was evident in her warm smile
and contagious laugh. Eboni's favorite things included
her family, cooking, the color purple, shopping, creative
writing and art. Eboni was proud of her heritage and
loved to cook dishes that reflected her Black, Belizean
and Italian roots.
was a member of Second Baptist Church and often attended
Greater Life Christian Center. Her faith gave her comfort
throughout the years as she struggled with Type 1 Diabetes.
Throughout Eboni's illness, she remained a wonderful
and caring person who derived tremendous joy and laughter
from sharing stories about her nephew Marcus, Jr.
Eboni was born December 31, 1982, to Darryl and Elena
Feemster. Eboni was blessed to have two mothers and
grew up with her father and her second mother Michelle
Feemster. Although Eboni lived in Las Vegas for a short
while, the majority of her life was spent in Reno. Eboni
graduated from Hug High school in 2001. She went on
to attend Truckee Meadows Community college. She worked
as a personal care attendant for years until her illness
Eboni was called home to Heaven on Saturday, January
She is survived by her mothers Elena Smith (Las Vegas)
and Michelle Feemster (Reno); father Darryl Feemster
(Reno), grandmothers Dolores Feemster (Reno), Erlinda
Ford (Los Angeles) and Ruby Jean May (Phoenix, Ariz.);
grandfather Valentine Smith, Jr. (Belize City, Belize);
sister Candace Prince (Las Vegas), brothers Marcus and
Darryl Feemster, Jr., (Reno), Brandon Harper (Portland,
Ore.) and Jeremy Prince (Las Vegas); fifteen aunts and
uncles plus a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Our sweet Eboni, not a day goes by when you are
not loved and missed. Your memory will be held and cherished
in our hearts forever.
Home-going celebration: 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 25,
2016, Second Baptist Church, 1265 Montello St., Reno,
may be uploaded to Legacy.com.
out your hand if your cup be empty,
If your cup is full, may it be again,
Let it be known there
is a fountain,
That was not made by the hands of men.
There is a road, no
Between the dawn and the dark of night,
And if you go, no one
That path is for your steps alone.
Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter
Reno-Sparks NAACP members and friends
FROM: Andrew Barbano
Former Branch Treasurer Dolores Feemster notified me this
morning of the January 9 passing of her grand-daughter, beautiful
Eboni Nicole Feemster. She had just turned 33 on Dec. 31,
2015, and had long suffered from chronic illnesses.
Eboni was a Hug High School graduate and the daughter of Darryl
Feemster and Elena Smith. She is also survived by her step
mother Michelle Feemster and the far-flung Feemster family,
including her uncle, former four-time Branch President Lonnie
A memorial service will be held at 11:00
a.m. on Monday, January 25, 2016, at Reno's Second
Baptist Church, 1265 Montello Street. If you can help the
family with expenses, please go to GoFundMe.com
and search for "eboni feemster".
Your kind thoughts and prayers will be appreciated.
Andrew Barbano, First Vice-President
NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the
carousel of time
We can't return we can only look
Behind from where we
And go round and round and round
In the circle game
for Diplomas: Spaghetti
Opportunity Wasted (NOW) is hosting a fundraiser
on Saturday, November 21,
from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club
of Truckee Meadows (2680 E 9th St., Reno) to help
students raise money to participate in the Historically
Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Tour.
In collaboration with the Washoe County School District
and other organizations, NOW offers a free college
prep program to students in the eighth through twelfth
grades. It includes ACT, SAT and essay writing instruction
through a series of Saturday workshops. NOW
is a comprehensive college prep program that coaches
motivated students through the college search and
application process. To help broaden students
college-planning horizons, the program will culminate
with visits to HBCUs in Maryland, Virginia and Washington
DC in March, 2016. Advanced tickets are $25 per
here to reserve tickets. Donations are welcome.
students recruited to aid neighborhood children.
News & Review
11-5-2015 (By Dennis Myers) HELPING HANDS:
City youth/senior parks manager Darryl Feemster Sr.
met at the Mount Community Center last week with University
of Nevada, Reno students to recruit them for a program at
the Duncan neighborhood library branch. Truckee Meadows
Community College students are also welcome. The students
would work with neighborhood children with schoolwork or
other problems they might be having. These are paid positions
and several students filled out applications and security
check forms at the meeting. Those interested in applying
can email FeemsterD@Reno.gov
Oct. 29, the Committee to Save the
Duncan Community Library hosts a pasta feed for
those willing to sign up as volunteers to preserve and expand
the multi-purpose facility.
Twenty years ago, Darryl Feemster rallied former
NFL players and local leaders to build the facility which
has recently suffered recessionary budget cuts and threats
of closure. (Public officials always cut services for the
disabled and libraries first. Why?)
The Duncan Library serves the neighborhood in addition to
the adjacent elementary school.
The event begins at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Evelyn Mount
Community Center (the long-ago YWCA) at 1301 Valley
Road. To attend and volunteer, RSVP at (775) 657-4600.
by Barbano, Sparks Tribune 10-27-2015
NEWS: Washoe Library Director Arnold Maurins: All
plans to scuttle Duncan Library have been dropped
the Duncan Community Library
the Duncan Community Library Committee
Library Committee meets
first Thursdays at
Community Library, 1650 Carville Drive, Reno NV 89512
summer hours will inform long-awaited future expansion of service
with new Washoe County Library System Director Jeff Scott
News & Review / 1-21-2016
New director visits Duncan Library Committee meeting
Reno News & Review / 1-21-2016
At today's Save the Library Committee meeting, Washoe Library
Director Arnold Maurins stated definitively that all plans to
scuttle the Duncan Library have been scuttled. It was noted
from the floor that notwithstanding recent Reno News &
Review and Reno Gazette-Journal reportage that the
library has been saved, it has so far been just kind words from
two commissioners with nothing passed at the commission level.
Mr. Maurins stated that "it's the (Library) Board's call,
not the commissioners," and that he has dropped all plans.
have developed some good potential permanent funding sources
for the library and perhaps a new community resource center
to be located thereat, which means more work for the future.
We have thus set regular meetings for 5:15 p.m. on first Thursdays.
Thanks to everyone who supported keeping the multi-purpose facility
open. Well done.
ARE BACK >
FREE BACK-T0-SCHOOL BACKPACKS FROM "SAVE THE DUNCAN LIBRARY"
CAMPAIGN distributed at 3:00 p.m. Aug. 20, 2015
AND BACKPACKS (8 Aug. 2015) Branch
members at the Backpacks and BBQ event at the
Duncan Library. Left to right (unidentified lady,
please let us know), Branch President Patricia Gallimore,
longtime Branch member and library co-founder Darryl
Feemster, Washoe County Commissioner Kitty Jung and
Save the Library Committee member Tim Feutsch. (Lonnie
branch library to stay
major step forward but the work of the Branch is not
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 8-13-2015
Library Open House Saturday 8 August 2015, 11:00 a.m.
3:00 p.m. 1650 Carville Drive, Reno
are on the road to a library open house and back to school
celebration at the Duncan Community Library on August 8 from
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We have back to school supplies, food
and more but we need people willing to help. Please
let me know if you know of anyone that will come out to
make it a great day for our community's youth. Please call
me at 775-722-4303. I really need people to help get the word
out so give me a call." DARRYL
FEEMSTER, Committee Chair
PLANNING MEETING FOR AUGUST 8 EVENT ON AUG. 6
folks, it is time for the library and school opening event.
Please come to our final planning meeting
before our big Saturday event. We will meet at 5:15
p.m. at the Duncan Community Library, 1650 Carville Drive,
on Thursday, Aug. 6. This a great opportunity for everyone
to see the facility and make all the final plans for Saturday.
Please come out I will try to get us in and out in less
then a hour. Thanks to Frankie and Mrs. Jones for coming
out on Saturday and helping clean up around the outside. We
have everything lined up for a great event this weekend. Please
e-mail me to let me know if you can make it or
call me at 775-722-4303. Thanks for all you
do for our youth and community." DARRYL
FEEMSTER, Committee Chair
from Friends of Duncan Library Chair Feemster to the Washoe
County Library Board (pdf.)
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