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Riverside African American Historical Society Dinner to be Held Oct. 9

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The Riverside African American Historical Society, Inc. will hold their 11th Annual Dinner Meeting on Sunday, October 9, 2011 from 2:30 – 5:00 at the Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom, 3400 Market St., Riverside, CA. 92501. The guest speaker will be Lieutenant Colonel Harlan Leonard, Tuskegee Airman.

The honorees will be Former Riverside Councilman Ameal Moore and Bishop Ron M. Gibson, pastor of Life Church of God and Christ. Ameal Moore was councilman of ward 2 from 1994-2006. He is the second African American to ever be elected to the Second Ward City Council in Riverside. He has been recognized as Alumnus of the Year by Riverside City College and has a Business Administration degree from Cal State University. He was the Chair of the Transportation Committee, vice chair of the Development Committee, and was a member of the Governmental Affairs Committee. He was president of the Riverside branch of the NAACP from 1974-1980, and a member of many community organization as Urban League, School Site Council North High School, United Way, Toastmasters, and Rotary. His contributions to this city have been enormous.

Bishop Ron M. Gibson became the founding Pastor of Life Church of God in Christ in Riverside in May 1987. Their membership has grown from nine members to approximately 4,000 in the past 24 years. Life Christian Academy opened in 1999 and offers preschool to 5th Grade. Bishop Ron has a B.A. Degree from Vanguard University and an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from St. Thomas Christian College, Florida. He has traveled on four ministry trips to South Africa and Kenya preaching the Gospel and giving financial support to the ministries in need. He regards serving as 2nd Vice President of the General Pastors & Elders Council, and preaching at The Church O God In Christ’s International Holy Convocation among the highlights of his ministerial career thus far. His contributions to the youth of Riverside are unending.

Please call Vicki Jackson at 951- 782-9529 to RSVP. Your meal choices: Marsala Chicken and Red Snapper Veracruzana. The cost is $37.50 each.

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