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The United Black Men Of Queens Celebrate 35th Anniversary At Gala Benefiting Local Youth, October 15, 2010, New York

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Local civic group The United Black Men of Queens (UBMQ) host their annual Awards Dinner Dance on Friday, October 15th to benefit their Scholarship and Mentoring Programs.  The 35th Anniversary and Scholarship Awards Gala will honor “Cultural Diversity” at 7:00PM at Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th Street, Flushing, NY.  To purchase tickets, call Donald Vernon at 718-206-2411.  Contribution is $100 per person.  


“The United Black Men of Queens Mentoring Program is near and dear to my heart,” stated UBMQ 1st Vice President, Donald P. Vernon, Esq.  “Throughout the year, UBMQ members mentor at-risk youth to promote their social and economic welfare by providing them with positive role-models.  These young African American men find that UBMQ members come from the same communities, the same schools and the same types of families that they do, and they learn to aspire to more than they could have ever imagined.  


Vernon continues, “The proceeds of the UBMQ 35th Anniversary Dinner Dance help to sustain our necessary and worthwhile Mentoring Program.  It is my hope that everyone who can will support UBMQ by purchasing a ticket and joining me at my table on October 15th for what hopes to be a fun-filled night of dining and dancing.


The 2010 event theme is Celebrating Community Diversity: We’re All in this Together honoring a culturally varied group of local leaders including Paul Nacier, MD, Joan King, Rufus Dunton, Rev. Caleb Buchanan, and Wanda Simpson for their contributions, with a posthumous award to Ed Mathlier.


Founded in 1974, United Black Men of Queens County, Inc. (www.UBMQ.org) is group of professional and civic minded men who serve residents in the borough of Queens, with a special interest in promoting the welfare of at-risk African American high school-age youth through its Mentoring Program.  Active members include Lawrence J. Cormier, Fred Dill, Jr., Rev. Dr. Charles L. Norris, Sr., Richard J. Gibbs, Judge Alton R. Waldon, Jr., Daniel LaRoche, MD, New York State Assemblyman William Scarborough, and Congressman Gregory W. Meeks.

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