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AFROGRAM African American Advisory Group Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 9 March, 2013 NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Ca. 94035 AAAG FY11-FY13 Officers.

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1 AFROGRAM African American Advisory Group Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 9 March, 2013 NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Ca AAAG FY11-FY13 Officers Chair – Rose King Vice Chair- Denise Snow Secretary – Gilena Monroe Treasurer – Paula Harris Communication Officer Ray Gilstrap Sergeant-at- Arms Greg Bennett Newsletter Rose King - Editor Web Site Ray Gilstrap Contact: AAAG Website Meeting: Last Tuesday of the month bldg N241/237 AAAG Members Bring Home Honors On February 9, 2013 AAAG members received Black Engineer of the Year awards (BEYA) in Washington DC. Honorees were John Hines, (retired), Aisha Bowe, Kenneth Freeman, Ray Gilstrap, Kevin Jones, Gilena Monroe, Dr. Barbara Miller and Dr. Ousmane Diallo. BEYA Winners with NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden

2 Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Day Voices From the Mountaintop Rev. Sheila Robinson Samuel L. Brown Hon. Shelyna V. Brown Christine Martinez Co-Chair, Womens Influence Network Jeannette Zamora Chair, Hispanic Advisory Committee for Employees Other Ames Advisory Groups also participated in MLK DAY On January 16, 2013, the Ames African American Advisory group along with the Ames Community, fellow advisory groups and Special guest Rev. Sheila Robinson, Samuel L. Brown and Hon. Shelyna V. Brown celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. King in a panel discussion on how Dr. King influenced their lives as well as in their chosen careers.

3 AAAG members attend 47 th Presidential Inauguration in Washington DC On January 21, 2013 AAAG members : Dolores Beasley, Beverly Davis & Rose King witness history as they watched the swearing in of the 44 th President Barack H. Obama held at the Nations' Capitol.

4 AAAG Celebrates Black History Month February 2013 The AAAG along with the Ames Community participated in a Month long Celebration of African American History Soul Food Mondays During BHM AAAG along with the support of the Mega Bite Staff serve soul food every Monday and the membership and guest gather to break bread and share stories. AAAG members enjoying soul food prepared by Mega Bites Staff Chief Teresa Reed (The first African American Female Fire Chief in charge of a major metropolitan city second from right guest of AAAG shared Soul Food Monday along with Ames Chief Kelly second from left.

5 At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington On February 20, 2013 the AAAG along with the Ames Community Reenacted the March on Washington and the signing of The Emancipation Proclamation Ames Chief of Security Ken Silverman AAAG members: Donald James Ames Dir. Education, flank by Derek Love and Roy Williams From left to right: Ames Deputy Center Director, Lewis Braxton, Center Director Pete Worden, Derek Love, Donald James and Roy Williams

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7 Ames AAAG visit Lockheed Martin For Black History Month On February 26 AAAG members, Rose King, Denise Snow, Jeannie Caldwell, Margaret Kirksey, Christine Munroe, Beverly Davis, and LaVonda Atkinson joined AAAMIN, Speed and DCMA in celebrating Black History with veterans of the Civil rights Movement and March on Washington. They also belong to an organization called The Bay Area Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement (BAVCRM). Jimmy Rodgers Wazir Peacock Jennifer Peoples

8 Cost: $30.00 Per Person (Friday: Networking Reception Only Sheraton- 6pm) $55.00 Per Person (Saturday: Cookout Only Chase Park- 12pm-Dusk) $75.00 Per Person (Both: Networking Reception/Cookout) If youre planning to attend, please complete and mail the enclosed registration form with your check by: March 31, 2013 When:April 26-28, 2013 Where:Mountain View CA Hotel: Sheraton Sunnyvale Website:http://networking2013.org/http://networking2013.org/ A Look Ahead


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