Branches

LAKEVIEW, NY

THE HISTORY':

The founder of the Lakeview Branch was the late Mrs. Fay L. Ming.  On May 17th, 1969, the following women were chartered: 

 

Ann Anderson, Carol Bailey*, Jewell Covington*, Bernice Cucleasure, Dorothea Jackson*, Hazel Williams*, Dorothy Mitchell, Odessa Mitchell, Margie Nicolas, Ida Walker, March Whitted* and Parlene Williams*

 

The Charter was signed and sealed by the following members of the Executive Body:

 

Bertha Nelms, Founder*

Ivry Louard* - Vice President

Mildred Webber* - Financial Secretary

Lois Johnson - Recording Secretary

Grace Alexander* - Treasurer

Rosa Williams* - Chaplain

Jessica Davis* - National Organizer

 

From the inception, the Lakeview Branch focused on various projects serving the needs of children, youth and the entire Lakeview community.  To the present, some of the programs include:

 

  • Health Seminars

  • Mentoring young women in the juvenile detention/prison system

  • Personal development program for our young women - Junior Keys

  • Cultural trips for our community youth

  • Senior Citizens’ annual Christmas luncheon

  • Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets distributed to needy families in the community

  • Community donations

  • Assist in fire and accident emergencies as needed

  • Annual scholarships for deserving graduating local high school seniors

* Deceased 

 

  

 

 

THE OFFICERS OF THE LAKEVIEW BRANCH

 

PRESIDENT – DEBORAH B. SANTIAGO

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT – PATRICIA P. PERKINS

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT – MARY DURANT

RECORDING SECRETARY - JEANETTE COSTOSO

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY - GLORIA HUNT

ASSISTANT CORRESPONDING SECRETARY – JOANNE HILL

TREASURER – HELEN GRAYDON

FINANCIAL SECRETARY – LOREE JEANMARIE GLENN

PARLIAMENTARIAN - GERALYNNE BRANDON

HISTORIAN/CHAPLAIN – GWENDOLYN BROWN

GOOD CHEER – ZULA WATKINS

  

Members/Junior Keys & Consultants:
Nilda Pinales, Mae Highsmith, Anna Mae Dancy, Mabel Greene,  Titanya Hughes, Carolyn Cann, Judith Hibbert, Renee Flagg-Perez,  Stephanie Draine, Cynthia Boyd, Junior Keys: Nia Pollard, Chennell McBean, Erin Foley, Ashley Pierre, Courtney Brown, Richelle Cardoza, Jonella & Chantrella Gardner, Sigourney Ann Hessic and Consultants: Frederick K. Brewington, Esq., Frederico Pinales, Stuart G. Greene, Kenneth B. Mock, Esq.

 

  

THE FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES

LAKEVIEW BRANCH

 

Although the Lakeview Branch conducts various fundraisers (Oldies but Goodies Dance, car wash, Flea Market sale) from time to time, its signature program and most successful  fundraiser is its annual scholarship & awards luncheon.  This annual luncheon takes place on the 2nd Saturday during the month of March.

 

Since Lakeview Key Sisters’ mission is to serve the community and invest in children, their annual luncheon showcases high school seniors from the local high school(s) who have excelled academically and have been community service participants.  At this luncheon, they also honor people from the Lakeview community who have made a difference in their community.  This has been their signature program for many years and they are proud to report that they have given out over $354,500 to deserving students.

 

In the next five years, the future of the Branch is looking even brighter.  The Key Sisters aim is to increase their membership by 10% yearly by going to local colleges and universities and recruit young women to join in their sisterhood.  Our mission is to work with them for the betterment of the community.  As they become more technical savvy, they want to eventually return to the Founder, Mrs. Bertha Nelms Harris’ blueprint of her main goal. This goal was to focus on children who have become a part of the foster care system who are in need of assistance.  As they look to the future, they want to continue to mentor and encourage young people so that they become successful contributors in our society. 

 

 

OUTREACH PROGRAMS

LAKEVIEW BRANCH

 

The Lakeview Branch has several outreach programs that they are involved in.  Its future plan is to focus on the needs of children in the foster care system.  The following outreach programs include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Health Seminars

  • Working with the Junior Keys in their personal development

  • Mentoring young women who find themselves a part of the juvenile detention system

  • Senior Citizens’ Annual Christmas luncheon

  • Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets distributed to needy 

 
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