On the evening of Saturday March 7th at 8pm esteemed composer, Dr. Nkeiru Okoye honored the Detroit Association of Women's Clubs, Inc. in her world premier of Black Bottom at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Okoye served as the Composer-in-Residence as apart of the orchestra’s Classical Roots Celebration. Okoye’s piece included Dr. Rosa L. Slade Gragg’s story and how she advocated tirelessly for "Negro" women across the nation. Dr. Okoye was later honored at the clubhouse with a reception to offer our greetings and appreciation for her masterpiece. We also honored Dr. Okoye by presenting her with honorary membership to the Detroit Association of Women's Clubs, Inc. We will forever remember this moment.
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On February 4, 2020 the Detroit Association of Women’s Clubs, Inc. had the pleasure of celebrating Ms. Lois Russell Holden’s (Mother Holden) 110th birthday. Alongside her family and friends, the clubhouse welcomed Wayne County Commissioner Jewel Ware, Rep. Isaac Robinson, AKA Tau Alpha Omega Chapter, Fox News and Motown Music. Thank you so much for joining us in celebration of matriarch Mother Holden and Black History Month.
At 8 am on Thanksgiving day, more than 40 volunteers showed up ready to serve! We appreciate each and every one of you who woke up early, fought through the bitterly cold weather, and passed out food to seniors in the community. Without you, our goal of passing out over 350 hot meals wouldn't have been possible. For Meals on Wheels service certificates, please make sure to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Every service hour counts, especially to us. Keep supporting your local non-profits, and we hope to see you all on Christmas morning.
In October of 2019, the Detroit Association of Women's Clubs, Inc. hosted an unveiling to celebrate the secondary rename of the southwest street corners of Brush and E. Ferry. The street signs now read, "Dr. Rosa L. Gragg Blvd." Approximately seventy-eight years after the clubhouse's purchase, President Angela Calloway worked alongside club members and the Detroit City Council to bring honor to Dr. Gragg's legacy.
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