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									   National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc.




     “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away;
                    Behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17




             JOHN ASCUAGA’S NUGGET RESORT HOTEL
                     RENO-SPARKS, NEVADA
                        July 25 ~ 29, 2011

                               Filmore F. Gregory
                                    National President



      Joe Prelow                Shawn L. Wright Donvontae E. Walton
Chairman, Board of Directors      Young Adult President          Junior & Young People
                                                                        President
NATIONAL UNITED CHURCH USHERS ASSOCIATION
              OF AMERICA, INC.

                             Table of Contents
NUCUAA History………………………………………………………………………….……..2-3

Greetings from National President………………………………………………………………4

Greetings from Chairman, Board of Directors………………………………………………….5

Greetings from Regional Directors……..……………………………………………………..6-9

Host Pastor Biography…………………………………………………………………………..10

Registration Information…………………………………………………………………………11

Accommodations…………………………………………………………………………….12-13

Area Attractions………………………………………………………………………………14-17

Souvenir Journal Information…………………………………………………………………...18

Invitation to Vendors……………………………………………………………………………..19

Willie J. Minnifield Training & Development……………………………………………….20-21

Pre-Convention and other Convention Activities and Information..…………………….22-26

R.E. Harshaw, Jr. Foundation………………………………………………………………27-28

Fundraisers and Sales…………………………………………………………………………..29

Young Adult Convention Information...………………………………………………………..30

Junior & Young People Information………………………………………………………..31-32

Convention Rules………………………………………………………………………………..33

Convention Agendas………………………………………………………………………...34-39

Committees & Departments—Roles & Responsibilities/Meeting Schedules……….…40-56

Doorkeeper Subscription Form…………………………………………………………………57

Quick Reference Contact Information…………………………………………………………58

Things to Remember/Notes…………………………………………………………………59-61


                                         92nd NATIONAL CONVENTION                1
          NATIONAL UNITED CHURCH USHERS ASSOCIATION OF
                           AMERICA, INC.


The National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., (NUCUAA), an interdenominational organization of
Church ushers, was organized to break down the barrier of discrimination and prejudice which has seriously hampered
the Church in its efforts to perform its mission in the world. Additional purposes include: to create a better service and
broaden the field in Christian, social, and moral activities as ushers; to foster more intimate and cordial relations
among state unions; to unify an ushering system; to enlighten ushers in Christian work and practice the Golden Rule –
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you;" and to become a source of inspiration for doing greater things
in Christianity.

We believe that the mission of the Church is to lead all mankind to Christ, and that the Church usher has a very
definite part to play in the accomplishment of the Church's mission as God's representatives on earth. So much can
be accomplished through organized efforts, and we cannot see any just reason why all Church ushers should not be
joined together in one great organization working for the betterment of a common cause.

Membership

Any state Church ushers’ organization may become a member by (a) making a written application for membership in
the Association; (b) agreeing to comply with and be bound by the charter and bylaws and other rules and regulations
of the Association; (c) paying the membership entrance fee; and (d) approval of the application by the Board of
Directors of NUCUAA.
A Historical Glimpse of Our Founders
                      Through God's divine providence, two Christian men met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the "City
                      of Brotherly Love." They were Brother Charles H. Dorsey, who hailed from Chestertown,
                      Maryland, and Brother Elijah A. Hamilton, who migrated from Augusta, Georgia. Although on
                      separate paths, upon their arrival in the city, both sought to continue their strong religious
                      upbringing. Brother Dorsey united with the African Zoar Methodist Episcopal Church (Zoar
                      United Methodist), and Brother Hamilton with Bethel A. M. E. Church (Mother Bethel).
                        In, 1886, Brother Charles H. Dorsey organized the Trustees Helpers of Zoar M. E. Church,
                        which became the forerunner of the Ushers Movement in America. In 1898, the Brotherhood of
                        Ushers of Philadelphia and Vicinity was organized by Brother Charles H. Dorsey and Brother
                        Elijah A. Hamilton. They were drawn together by the common bonds of God's love and the love
                        of ushering. The first meeting was held at the Cherry Street Baptist Church (First African
Church). Six other churches from the surrounding area were in attendance at that meeting. Brother Dorsey was
elected the first President.
Brother Elijah A. Hamilton's vision of an Ushers Movement, which would extend beyond the
Philadelphia area into a national program, caused him to travel in 1917 to the neighboring
states of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and the District of Columbia to cultivate interest
and support in the expanding movement. He was well received. Out of his pioneering emerged
the National United Church Ushers Association of America. The first Convention of this
organization was held July 24-26, 1919, at the Varick A. M. E. Zion Church in Philadelphia.
Brother Dorsey, founder of the Ushers Brotherhood, could not foresee this expansion into a
National organization. However, he brought greetings and best wishes to the
Convention. Brother Hamilton was elected the first President. His mission was to broaden the
field of Church ushering, and to break down the barrier of interdenominational discrimination
and prejudice.

Brother Hamilton served with respect and dignity. In 1920, during which time his health had begun to fail, the second
National Convention was held at the Zion Baptist Church (F Street, S.W.) in Washington, DC. Brother William H.
Davis of Washington, DC was elected the second President. Brother Hamilton was made Honorary President, and
enjoyed the highest respect of all who knew him as an usher and a Christian. On December 8, 1924, Brother Hamilton
was called from labor to reward. The Elijah A. Hamilton "Tag Day" is the 4th Sunday in March.



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                         GEORGE T. GRIER
                FOUNDER OF THE SCHOOL OF USHERING




George T. Grier was a man of integrity who could visualize, organize and supervise. He hailed
from Illinois and served as the first State President.

Brother Grier made numerous noteworthy contributions to the growth of the National, most
notably the founding of the School of Ushering. In 1948, with the help of the Illinois ushers, he
gave a demonstration of church ushering. Also, he designed the National Pin and wrote the
Ushers Universal Manual and Handbook. He offered a resolution that a National School be
organized in 1951. As a result, he was appointed the first chairperson.

In 1952, when he was Chairperson of the School, 210 graduates walked across the stage to
receive diplomas at the first National Graduation. In 1955, he organized the 7:00 a.m. ushers’
workshop. These workshops teach ushers the silent uniform method of church ushering by
means of signal codes. In 1961, in Denver, Colorado, the school was given the name ―George
T. Grier School of Ushering‖ honoring the man who had contributed so much to the
department. Brother Grier was fondly give the name ―Mr. Usher‖ by President R.E. Harshaw.

Each Wednesday night at the seat of the National Convention, this department conducts a drill
team competition in ushering between the states. Each state’s Junior Young Adult and Senior
Departments compete for first, second and third place.

At the National Convention, this Department holds a King/Queen Competition in which the
state that raises the most money is crowned King/Queen.




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                   A Message from the
                NATIONAL PRESIDENT

                                        Call to Convention


                          T
                                  he National United Church Ushers Association of
                                  America, Incorporated (NUCUAA) continues the
                                  era of change under my leadership as President.
                          It’s time for us to gather, revisit, and rededicate
                          ourselves to the mission of our organization. It is also a
                          time for us to dialogue and make decisions on critical
                          issues that will affect the future growth and
                          development of NUCUAA, Inc.
                         As dedicated leaders, members, devoted friends, and
                         supporters of this organization, you are hereby
                         CALLED to the 92nd National Convention of the
                         National United Church Ushers Association of
    America, Incorporated held at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Resort Hotel, Reno-
    Sparks, Nevada, July 25-29, 2011.
    Come and connect with National, Regional, State and Local leaders as we
    fellowship, conduct training, implement outreach projects, manage the
    business of the organization, and memorialize our deceased Ushers. Our
    Convention theme is "A New Beginning" with Scriptural reference: 2
    Corinthians 5:17.
    Join us in fellowship as we renew old friendships and cultivate new ones. You
    are called to help set the program goals and organizational direction of
    NUCUAA, Incorporated for future years.




                                         Filmore F. Gregory
                                             President

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                             Greetings from the
   CHAIRMAN                  OF THE   BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  Greetings,

  I greet you my fellow ushers in the name of our
  Father. The time is quickly approaching when we
  will again gather to celebrate another Convention
  with our many friends and co-workers. The
  thought of what is about to unfold, in our very
  presence, should fill us with great anticipation and
  excitement. Our program planners will challenge
  us as never before. And if the facilitators do not
  challenge us, then we should challenge them. We
  are here to learn. Demand it. The members of
  the Board of Directors surely are anxious to take on new opportunities and
  challenges. All of us have something to contribute to the building of God's
  kingdom. Let us strive to better ourselves. Then the Master will say well done.
  And your reward will be great.

  Meet us at the 92nd Convention in Reno - Sparks, Nevada.

                                  God Be With You,
                                   Joe Prelow
                            Chairman, Board of Directors




                                         DIRECTORS
Veanne Buchanan                  Betty Butler (Vice Chairman)     Louis Chappell
David Fuller                     Kenneth Lester                   Oni Oluremi-Minnifield
Helene Ward                      Samuel Whiteside (Chaplain)      Beverly Wilson (Secretary)
                                 Filmore F. Gregory (President)
Melinda Wilkins (Financial Secy) Ralph Armstrong (Asst Finl Secy) Dr. Linda Pates (Treasurer)


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                          Greetings from the
          WESTERN REGION DIRECTOR
 Greetings Ushers,

 I greet each of you on behalf of our President, Willis Warren, officers and
 members of the Western Region.

 We welcome you with open arms to the Biggest Little City in the World,
 Reno-Sparks Nevada.

 It is an honor for our Region to host our 92nd National Convention.
 We have many activities planned for you and hope that you will join us. Our
 Hospitality Committee will be available for assistance for any direction you may
 need.

 We are very excited about our upcoming conven-
 tion, and we pray for traveling grace as you join
 us.

 God’s Willing Doorkeepers,

 Ruth I. Jones
 National 3rd Vice President and
 Western Region Director




2010-2011 President, Willis Warren        2010-2011 Regional Director, Ruth I. Jones


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                             Greetings from the
         SOUTHERN REGION DIRECTOR

Greetings My Fellow Ushers,

What a blessing it is for us to be celebrating our 92nd Annual Convention in
the city of Reno-Sparks, Nevada. God has allowed us this opportunity to
share once again with each other our ushering experiences.

I am looking forward to honoring Past President Charles McCraney this year
from the State of Washington. This young man has done a lot to help make
this a great organization.

In closing, please let us continue to pray for all our sick and shut in
members, as well as our bereaved families. We thank God for the lives of all
Ushers who have gone from labor to reward during the course of this past
year. They left us with legacies to forever treasure.

                          On behalf of the Officers of the Southern Region, I say
                          we look forward to a great Convention.


                                                Harold E. Hester
                                          National 1st Vice President and
                                            Southern Region Director




          Southern Region Church Ushers Association
                                  An Affiliate of N.U.C.U.A.A., Inc.

Harold E. Hester, Jr., Director                     Eddie Brown, Chairman Council of Presidents
Christy Justice, Young Adult Director               Destinee Merida, Jr. and Young People Director

                                 www.southernregionushers.org

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                               Greetings from the
             EASTERN REGION DIRECTOR
        “O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”
                                                                                        Psalm 34:8

Greetings Fellow Doorkeepers,

I greet you in the precious name of our crucified but risen savior, Jesus the Christ.

It’s indeed an extreme pleasure to extend salutations on behalf of the Eastern Region.
As you read this, I pray that you have decided to journey to the seat of the 92 nd
National Convention in Reno / Sparks, Nevada in July 2011. The excitement has already
started building up, and shall reach a crescendo once the ushers’ delegation has landed
at the Nugget Resort.

Let’s continue to encourage and pray for each other’s strength and well-being. Continue
to pray for our President – Filmore Gregory, the Presidential Staff, as well as for the
Board of Directors that is chaired by Brother Joe Prelow. Please take the time to read
this “Call to Convention Booklet” to gleam the exciting activities that have been planned
for you. Your continual support of the proposed activities for the 92 nd National
Convention is most needed if the Convention will be a success.

Remember come to the 92nd National Convention to receive a
blessing and, in return, be a blessing to others at the Convention
and/or when you return back home.

Have a great and BLESSED National Convention in the SON!

                     Yours in Christ’s Service,

                        Charles J. Brown
                       Charles J. Brown
                th
     National 4 Vice President and Eastern Region Director


                     EASTERN REGION CHURCH USHERS’ ASSOCIATION
                     An Affiliate of the National United Church Ushers’ Association of America, Inc.


                                   www.easternregionushers.org


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                      Greetings from the
        CENTRAL REGION DIRECTOR

                        Greetings Doorkeepers,

                        It is indeed a pleasure and a privilege to give this
                        greeting on behalf of the Central Region. We are
                        very proud of the fact that we as an organization
                        will be publishing our first informational booklet
                        letting everyone know what is to be expected
                        during our National Convention. This booklet is not
                        just for new members who will be attending for the
                        first time, but the senior members as well who may
                        need a refresher. As you glance through this
                        booklet, remember we have come a long way!
                        ―Praise Be to the Lord.‖


Geneva Clark-Cole
National 2nd Vice President, NUCUAA and
Central Region Director




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       CONVENTION 2011 HOST PASTOR
           Rev. Michael L. Randle

                                      Pastor Michael L. Randle
                                     Second Street Baptist Church
                                           Reno, Nevada

               Pastor Michael L. Randle was born in Chicago, Illinois where he attended
               Chicago public schools and upon graduating from high school entered the
               work force before beginning his journey for higher vocational learning. He
               accepted Christ into his heart in his younger years of life under the spiritual
               guidance of his mother, Tunisia P. Mason.
               Pastor Randle was licensed into the gospel ministry in 1984 at Antioch M.
               B. Church of Argo-Summit, Illinois under the leadership of the late Rev.
               Elijah Swansey. He started full-time ministry in January of 1997 after 12-
               years with Chicago Messenger Service, Inc. He served under the
               leadership of Reverend Marvin E. Wiley, Pastor of Rock of Ages Baptist
               Church, Maywood, Illinois where he still holds his affiliated membership.
               Pastor Randle served as Pastor and Chief Administrator of Mission of Faith
               Baptist Church of Chicago, Illinois. He was the spiritual head of a growing
               and progressive ministry of over 200 members, which include, a dual
               volunteer Business Administrative Team, a dual part-time office staff that
               consists of an Office and Events Coordinator and a Financial Secretary.
               He leads a group of Ministry Directors, Deacons, Trustees and Ministry
               Leaders.

               Pastor Randle leads the church in worship, teaching, spiritual nurturing,
               family life enhancement and ministry development.              He was the
               administrative leader in all matters of congregational care. He directed all
               matters of Christian education and discipleship for the church.

               Pastor Randle completed Moody Bible Institute's Associate's Degree
               Program in Biblical Studies. He has completed Pastoral Leadership
               Training Program through the Southern Baptist Convention's Leadership
               Urban League. He is also a student and coordinator of the BEC Biblical
               Expository Teaching and Preaching Program. He is planning to acquire his
               second degree through Moody's online and independent studies program.

               Pastor Randle has served on several local, state and national committees
               for both the Southern Baptist and *National Baptist Conventions. His
               spiritual gifts include shepherding, teaching, evangelism and preaching.
               He is a proficient writer and lesson planner and he is skilled in long-short
               range project planning.

               He is passionate about his family starting with his wife, Vernetta A. Randal,
               who is the most important person in his life. He is father of two adult sons
               and their wives and one daughter and grandfather to three darling
               grandchildren. The names of his children and grandchildren are: Melissia,
               (Sydney and Tyler), Antoine-Audrey, (Antoine, Jr.), and Michael-Ingvild.

               *National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

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               REGISTRATION INFORMATION
   Pre-registration forms have been sent to all     JUNIOR & YOUNG PEOPLE
    State Presidents.                                EVENING OF ELGANCE………….…….$15

   Delegates who wish to pre-register should        YOUNG ADULT DEPARTMENT
    register through their State.                    EVENING OF ELEGANCE
                                                     ―Old School Meets New School‖.………..$20
   The deadline for each State to submit pre-
    registration forms to the National Financial     EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
    Secretary is Saturday, June 30, 2011.            SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST…………….…$5
                                                     JUNIOR AND YOUNG PEOPLE
   CONVENTION PRE-REGISTRATION FEES:
                                                     AMUSEMENT PARK OUTING…...….….$51
      Seniors……………………………….…...$50
                                                   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Young Adults……………………………..$50
                                                     (Tickets for meal events ONLY available
      Junior & Young People……………….…$40
                                                     through pre-registration)
   ON-SITE REGISTRATION FEES
                                                      PAST NATIONAL OFFICERS
      Seniors…………………………………....$60
                                                      PRAYER BREAKFAST…………………$25
      Young Adults……………………………..$60
      Junior & Young People……………….…$50                UNITY LUNCHEON……………………...$45
                                                      CLOSING BANQUET……………………$55
   PROGRAMS AND EVENT TICKETS
                                                   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
       LADY TRAMAINE HAWKINS CONCERT
                                                           FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE
       (Pre-registration or PAYPAL purchases
       only)                                                     The NUCUAA Finance Team will
       VIP Tickets …………………………..…..$50                            use PayPal as a method to
       General Admission……………………..$40                            accept credit card payments for
       Students (up to age 20)………………...$30                       NUCUAA member services,
                                                                 donations, and all event ticket
       (On-site ticket sales. Students must                      sales. A $2.00 processing fee
       show ID)                                    will be added. Visit the national website at
       General Admission……………………....$45            www.nationalchurchushers.org
       Students (Age 20 and younger)……..…$20         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
       Students (Age 21 and up)……………....$45
                                                   PRE-CONVENTION ACTIVITIES
       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                                   SPONSORED BY THE WESTERN REGION
       (Available through pre-registration and
       on-site)                                       FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE……………………$10
                                                      VIRGINIA CITY TOUR…………………..$25
       WILLIE J. MINNIFIELD TRAINING &
       DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS………$20                    BOWL-A-RAMA FUN NIGHT…………..$25
       MONDAY NIGHT MUSICAL
                                                      See Western Region flyer for additional
       HENRY BALLARD CHOIR ……………...$5
                                                      Information (page 19)


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                               ACCOMMODATIONS
                                                             (901) 546-0432 or (901) 604-8137 or
                                                             buchananv@bellsouth.net

                                                          THE IMPORTANCE OF BOOKING YOUR
                                                           ROOM THROUGH NUCUAA
                                                             Negotiated hotel rates incorporate many
                                                             benefits for you and NUCUAA. Based
   HOUSING
                                                             on the number of rooms in NUCUAA’s
         John Ascuaga’s Nugget Resort Hotel                  block, the hotel provides complimentary
         Reno-Sparks, NV                                     or reduced rates for meeting room
                                                             rentals, staff accommodations, as well
         For room reservation dial: 1-800-648-1177
                                                             as food and beverage.
         or direct (775) 356-3473
                                                             If NUCUAA is unable to achieve its
         Room rates: $100.00 Singles, Doubles,
                                                             room block commitment because
         Triples, plus tax (currently 13.5%) subject
                                                             attendees are making reservations at
         to change plus a $5.00 resort fee per
                                                             other hotels or canceling/shortening
         room per day (unlimited people to a
                                                             their length of stay at the hotel, the hotel
         room)
                                                             charges NUCUAA an attrition fee to
         A limited number of refrigerators are               make up for its lost sleeping room
         available at a cost of $10.99 daily                 revenue. An increase in attrition fees
                                                             may lead to an increase in fees or other
         Suites are priced as follows:
                                                             expenses related to the convention in
         Petite Suite - $145.99, Deluxe Suite -
                                                             the future. Anticipated sleeping room
         $245.99, Spa Suite - $296.99
                                                             pickup is NUCUAA’s strongest tool
         Hospitality Suite – West Tower - $345.00
                                                             when negotiating future sleeping room
         Hospitality Suite – East Tower - $345.00
                                                             rates and meeting space.
         plus tax and resort fee.
                                                             We appreciate your support!
         Refrigerators are available in all suites
                                                          BUSINESS CENTER
         except the Petite and Spa Suites.
                                                             The Nugget offers completely wireless,
         The resort fee is $5.00 a day. The
                                                             high-speed internet access in every
         $5.00 resort fee in effect includes:
                                                             meeting room and hot spots in the
                Round trip shuttle to and from Reno-         restaurants, RV lot, lobby and other
                Tahoe Airport                                public areas including the pool area.
                Free use of Atrium pool                      There is a cost for internet access in
                Free use of fitness center                   sleeping rooms, however, free internet
                Free concierge service                       access is available in lobby area.
                Free covered parking
                                                          TRANSPORTATION
    DEADLINE FOR ROOM RESERVATIONS ~                         Reno-Tahoe International Airport
               JUNE 20, 2011
                                                             The airport is a public building that is
         Delegates with special needs should                 open 24/7. However, the airline hours
         contact: Director Veanne Buchanan at:               of operation vary from air carrier to air


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                  ACCOMMODATIONS (continued)
      carrier. Some airline ticket counters           MOTORIZED
      open as early as 4:15 AM for passenger           SCOOTERS AND
      check-in. The Airport Authority                  WHEELCHAIRS
      recommends contacting your airline
      directly for the most accurate and up-to-    The rental cost for
      date information.                            motorized scooters and
                                                   motorized chairs is $225.00
      The airlines advise travelers to arrive
                                                   for the entire week.
      early, at least 90 minutes to 2 hours
      prior to flight departure time. Check with   A 50% deposit must be received by the
      your airline for their recommended           National Financial Secretary by June 1, 2011
      check-in time.                               and final payment must be made by July 1,
      Serviced by most airlines including          2011. No refunds after July 1, 2011. For
      American Airlines, USAir, United Air         further information, contact, Convention
      lines, Delta Airlines, and Southwest Air     Chairman, Helene D. Ward at (303) 321-6709.
      lines                                               Send payments to:
      Convenient access to the major car                  Melinda H. Wilkins
      rental agencies: Alamo, Avis, Budget,               National Financial Secretary
      Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and            8100 Bonaire Court
      Thrifty. They are located just outside              Silver Spring, MD 20910
      Baggage Claim in the Parking Structure.             (301) 585-6116

      Taxi Service and In-Demand Limousine
      Service is available outside of the ―D‖         MEDICAL SUPPORT AND FIRST AID
      Doors located North of Baggage Claim.        Be certain to bring your medications. You are
      For information on travel by Amtrak,         being encouraged to keep a day’s supply of
      Please call 1-800-872-7245                   medication preferably on your person or in your
      www.amtrak.com                               purse or convention bag at all times. Don’t
                                                   forget to eat a good breakfast daily and keep
   SHUTTLE TRANSPORTATION                         healthy snacks available for nourishment
                                                   throughout the day.
      A free airport shuttle departs from the
      hotel’s valet parking area every half        The A.W. Briggs Health Unit can provide a
      hour, on the hour and half hour, from        place for delegates to relax if necessary or have
      4:30 AM to 12:00 Midnight. The airport       blood pressure readings. They cannot
      shuttle picks up at the airport 15 minutes   however, administer any relief medication
      before the hour, and 15 minutes after the    including aspirin. For medical emergencies, the
                     hour, outside Door D of the   nearest hospital is the:
                     baggage claim area.
                                                   NORTHERN NEVADA MEDICAL CENTER
                                                   2375 E Prater Way
                                                   Sparks, NV
                                                   (775) 331-7000



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  J.A. NUGGET HOTEL & AREA ATTRACTIONS

                                         Located in a quaint Victorian Square, in Sparks, Nevada,
                                         the convention complex bypasses the casino area of the
                                         J.A. Nugget Hotel. With over 110,000 square feet of
                                         space, 12 high-speed elevators and rooms that offer a
                                         breathtaking view of the Sierra Nevada mountains and
                                         valley. The entire Convention Center is far removed from
                                         the casino area with direct access from the sleeping
                                         rooms via high-speed elevators from both Towers.

Facilities and Amenities
With the opening of the new tower, John Ascuaga’s Nugget Resort Hotel proudly offers 1,600
deluxe spacious guest rooms, including 167 suites.
Dining:
The Hotel houses eight restaurants: Fine dining in the Restaurante Orozko: Spanish
Mediterranean cuisine; Trader Dick’s offer Polynesian cuisine, steak and seafood in a lush,
tropical atmosphere. The Steakhouse Grill: fine steak and seafood in a romantic setting. Others
include, John’s Oyster Bar, The Rotisserie, Rosie’s Café (24-hour value-packed American
meals), Farm House Coffee Shop, Gabes Pub and Deli, and of course full-service Room Service
around the clock and Starbucks opens at 5:30 am.
Resort Luxury:
Complimentary year-round indoor/outdoor pool; nine
Jacuzzis overlooking the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Health
Club, full service salon and spa are also available.
Weather
The summer months in Reno, from June to September,
feature typically hot, sunny daytime weather, with much
co o le r e ve n in gs,  wh e n   t e m p e ra t u re s d ro p .
Summer weather in Reno peaks at around 90° during July
with many fine, sunny days. Occasional brief thunderstorms
can occur during this time, although these do not last long.

Activities:
With over 35 golf courses, Reno is truly a golfer’s paradise.
Summer Sports: Enjoy water skiing, fishing, kayaking, rafting, nature breath-taking views are
nearby at Lake Tahoe, Pyramid Lake, and the Truckee River.
Entertainment:
Big name entertainers appear weekly at the Nugget. Our Celebrity Showroom seats 900, with an
8:00 PM show time featuring top entertainers such as Kenny Rogers, Tony Bennett, and Gladys
Knight.



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J.A. NUGGET RESTUAURANTS




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                           AREA ATTRACTIONS

                                SIGHT SEEING: (Near John Ascuaga’s Nugget)
                                Legends: A few minutes from the Nugget Resort Hotel at Sparks
                                Marina. It offers shopping, dining, and entertainment in a large
                                complex next to a 77-acre lake, surrounded by walking paths,
                                trees, and sandy beaches. Shuttle service between Nugget and
                                Legends will run twice daily.

                                Century Sparks 14 Movie Theater:           14 screens of the latest
                                movie quality
                                Sparks Heritage Museum: Explore the history of the West in the
Sparks Heritage Museum.
Sparks Marina: Walking paths, trees, sandy beaches surround a 77-acre lake, and it is a great
place for a family outing; many recreational activities such as boating, scuba diving, wind surfing,
sailing, fishing, and swimming.
Truckee River Walk: Located downtown and is Reno’s top sightseeing spot.
Truckee River Arts District: Features unique shopping excursion to specialty shops, antiques
stores, boutiques, galleries and unique culinary attractions.
National Automobile Museum: Where antique, classic, and one-of-a-kind wonders coexist in an
automotive time warp.
Fleischmann Planetarium: Public star shows and large-format films showing daily in the dome
theater, and public star observing courtesy of the Astronomical Society of Nevada. Built in 1964
and originally called the ―Fleischmann Atmospherium-Planetarium,‖ we were the first planetarium
in the world to project full-dome movies (of time-lapsed clouds and weather Phenomena).

SIGHT SEEING (Within minutes of Reno/Sparks area)
Lake Tahoe: 45 Minutes from Reno. Lake Tahoe offers you some of the most breathtaking
scenery you can imagine. Paddleboats, catamarans, horseback riding and much more.
Virginia City: Step back in time. Visit Old West saloons, shops, museums, and ride on a
                                  stagecoach, horse-drawn carriage, trolley, or the historic
                                  steam-engine Virginia & Truckee Railroad that crosses
                                  scenic high desert and landscape dotted with old mines.
                                     Truckee: Once known as a town of gunslingers and
                                     pioneers, is a great place for shopping, lodging, or dining
                                     near Reno. Offering tours of the old jail, a red light district, a
                                     variety of cool shops, and plenty of restaurants.




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                               FAMILY ACTIVITES

                           Wild Island Family Adventure Park
                              New! Laser Maze (Space
                                 Quadrant 2051 and The
                                 Vault themed mazes)
                                 1 play for $3.00 or 2 play for
                                 $5.00


   Mini-Golf and Go-Karts
       18-holes mini-golf - $6.50
       36-holes mini-golf - $7.50
       Sprint Cars (40’-54’tall) - $4.00 per 5 minute ride
       Indy Cars (above 54‖ tall) - $6.50 per 5 minute ride
       Round N’ Round pass - Go round and round on the go-
       karts and miniature golf course ALL DAY! Plus an
       additional 10 arcade tokens! - $30.00
       Indy Car passengers (must be under 54‖) ride free with
       Indy Car drivers

Coconut Bowl - 40 Lanes
                                  Glow Bowling - Monday - Friday (5pm-close); Saturday- Sun
                                      day (All day); Holidays
                                      $4.00 All ages
                                  Standard Bowling (White Lights) - Monday - Friday
                                      (10 am-5 pm) - $2.50 Adults;
                                      $2.00 youth (16 & under); $1.50 Senor (55 & older)
                                      Shoes (Unlimited use day of rental) - $2.75 All ages
                                      Hourly Bowing—$35/hour
                                      Additional bowling time (with purchase of hourly bowling) -
                                      $30 hour or $8.75/15 minutes

Pirate Cove
 9-hole, black light mini-golf $5.25
       Unlimited use for the day


Movie Theaters
   Directly across the street from John Ascuagas Nugget)
       Centrury Sparkks 14 and XD
       1250 Vitorian Avenue, Sparks, NV (775) 535-7470




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               92nd NATIONAL CONVENTION
             SOUVENIR JOURNAL INFORMATION

This year, our National Theme is ―A New Beginning‖ – 2 Corinthians 5:17. The
Souvenir Journal team is moving forward with this theme to ensure our member-
ship that YOUR Ads are important to us. The Journal will reflect a collection of our
Usher families across the Nation. Be a part of this special fellowship. Be a part of
the ―Spirit of NUCUAA.‖ We are NOW accepting Ads.

           FRONT COVER, INSIDE (ONE PHOTO)                       $500.00
           BACK COVER, INSIDE (ONE PHOTO)                        $500.00
           FULL PAGE (ONE PHOTO)                                 $150.00
           ½ PAGE (ONE PHOTO)                                    $110.00
           ¼ PAGE                                                $100.00
           NATIONAL OFFICERS                                     $ 25.00
           (Seniors & Young Adults, Past & Present)
           NATIONAL OFFICERS                                     $ 15.00
           (Junior & Young People, Past & Present)
           ADDITIONAL PHOTO                                      $ 10.00



Make checks payable to: NUCUAA, Inc., and submit along with ad and picture by
June 1, 2011. For best results, send ad and pictures by e-mail to Beverly Wilson
at bevhello@hotmail.com. Send check by mail. If no access to e-mail, mail ad,
picture, check, and contact information to the address listed below. You will re-
ceive a confirmation of the receipt of your ad.

                    We thank you in advance for your support.

                            Director Beverly Wilson
                          Souvenir Journal Chairperson
                        5005 W. Brown Deer Rd. Apt. 236
                         Brown Deer, Wisconsin 53223
                               (Cell) 414 231-1614




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                    INVITATION TO VENDORS


Dear Prospective Vendor,

Applications are currently being accepted from vendors who wish to display and
sell their merchandise at the 92nd National Convention of the National United
Church Ushers Association of America, Inc. This year’s Convention will con-
vene during the week of July 25 – 30, 2011, at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino
Resort Hotel, 1100 Nugget Avenue, in Sparks, Nevada. Vendors may set up on
Sunday, July 24, 2011, at 3:00 PM. We anticipate attendance of approxi-
mately 1,300 people.

The price per booth (10’x 10’ space) is $250. A signed agreement and non-
refundable deposit of $100 per space is due by May 31, 2011. Balance is
due by June 17, 2011.

Please complete application and make checks payable to NUCUAA, Inc.,
and mail with application to:

                                Samuel Whiteside
                               1241 Ashford Drive
                              St. Louis, MO 63137
                             314-868-6458 – Home
                              314-707-0016 – Cell
                           carrie7jean@sbcglobal.net




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                     WILLIE J. MINNIFIELD
           TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

                                      Sadie P. Boles, Chairman

The Training and Development Department will offer a full range of workshops at this year’s Convention.
The first session will begin on Monday afternoon with the First-timers orientation. All other sessions will
take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for members and visitors who wish to receive in-depth
training on self-development. The courses will be divided into four tracks. Each track will consist of four
120-minute courses conducted on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Several outstanding instructors
have been selected to present these workshops. Each instructor is sure to edify and uplift as they strive
for excellence.

                   Please select your track of interest when you pre-register.
                                   Course registration is $20.

               Six hour Workshops (2-hour increments / Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
               Religious Workshop – Rev. Dr. David Thomas, Jr., Facilitator
               Effective Leadership – Rev. Lamar Jones, Facilitator
               Parliamentary Procedures Phase II – Loretta Curtis, PRP, Facilitator
               The Law – Practical use of the Bylaws (newly adopted changes)
               Mattie Gardette and Willie J. Minnifield, Facilitators

A first for this Convention: Anyone who absolutely cannot attend the workshops or may wish to take
information back to your home state for other members can purchase the workshop materials on flash
drives for a small fee of $20.00. Please contact the Training and Development Chairman for further
information.
  If you are aspiring to move beyond your current position and enhance your skills, the
                           Training and Development Is for you!

                                      About Our Facilitators

                   ―Your Service to the Lord: Growing the Church Through a Commitment in
                   Service”
                   Rev. Dr. David Thomas, Jr. is the Pastor of St. Paul #1 Baptist Church in Wilson,
                   Louisiana. He was licensed to preach in 1990, and ordained in June 1991. He
                   received his Doctorate in June 2008. In May 1992, he assumed the pastorate of
                   Flower Mount Baptist Church, Ethel, Louisiana; In May 2007, he established the Cry
                   From the Wilderness Outreach Ministry, which includes a weekly TV broadcast and
                   Media Outreach Ministry. He currently serves as an instructor in the Fourth District
                   Baptist Association Congress of Christian Education.

Lesson Aim: To lead to the understanding of what it means to be a true disciple of Jesus. To
understand what things are necessary to equip one to be an effective servant. OVERVIEW: The
qualifying characteristics of a disciple; a good disciple will also be a good soldier; how to be effective in
service to the Lord.



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                        WILLIE J. MINNIFIELD
          TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT (cont…)

                 “Effective Leadership”
                 Reverend Lamar Jones currently serves as Pastor of Galilee Baptist Church, Hallsville,
                 Texas, and has been in ministry for over 14 years. He was licensed to preach in 1985,
                 and ordained in 1987. Rev. Jones is a Young Adult Past National President. He
                 received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Shreveport Bible College in 2004.
                 He has been a positive figure in many community, district, state, and national
                 organizations – holding various positions in education and spiritual education. He
                 currently serves as Moderator in the East Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Association,
                 and 2nd Vice President of Longview Area Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance.
Lesson Aim: . Participants will understand how to: Enhance leader trust and credibility, utilize the skills,
talents, and energies of each individual on the team and align them with the organizations needs and
values, provide positive team direction and manage the culture - the beliefs and values of the organization
to promote growth.

               “Parliamentary Procedures, Part II”
               Loretta Curtis, PRP, Past member of the National Board of Directors, Past State
               President of Ohio. Sister Curtis has facilitated workshops for various groups and
               organizations throughout the states. She has served as a judge for the student
               parliamentary contestants for the state, regional, and national competitions. She currently
               serves on the National By-law Committee for the American Institute of Parliamentarians
               (AIP).

Lesson Aim: This Parliamentary class will offer delegates the opportunity to learn how to lead an
efficient meeting or be effective members. Basic rules of parliamentary procedures will be reviewed, along
with the proper ranking of motions to conduct orderly business. This interactive course will include role
play and plenty of answers to questions you’ve always had.

                 “The Law (Understanding the Bylaws)”
                 Mattie Gardette is a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California, where
                 she is currently serving as Chairman of the Trustee Board. She is also currently serving
                 as the Training and Development Chairman for the Western Region of NUCUAA;
                 President, Union Usher Board Southern District Usher, Los Angeles; and 2nd Vice
                 President, Union Usher Board, State of California. She has previously held positions as
                 a NUCUAA National Board member and Vice Chairman, Western Region Director, and
                 National 2nd and 3rd Vice President of NUCUAA to name a few.

                 Willie Joe Minnifield is a member of God City of Refuge Christian Church and serves
                 on the usher Board and the Board of Elders. He is the Founder of the Willie J. Minnifield
                 Training and Development Department of NUCUAA; has served as the National
                 President of NUCUAA; and on its National Board of Directors. He is the Co-founder of
                 the Interdenominational Church Ushers of Georgia Inc., where he served 2 terms as
                 President. He is a National School of Ushering Instructor. He has further served as
                 Southern Region Director and President of the Presidents Council – Southern Region.
                 He currently serves as Parliamentarian for the Southern Region.

Lesson Aim: Together these two facilitators will review and train delegates on the National Bylaws;
discuss newly adopted changes; your role in the use of the law, and review and discuss NUCUAA’s
Mission and 2011 goals.


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           COME JOIN THE WESTERN REGION
                           PRE-CONVENTION ACTIVITIES
                       IN RENO (SPARKS) NEVADA, AND BE
                             ABUNDANTLY BLESSED

                                FRIDAY NITE LIVE
               Downtown tour – 21 years and over – $10.00 DONATION
                   FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm




             Shuttle bus run and return every 30 minutes back to the hotel

                                  VIRGINIA CITY TOUR
                               SATURDAY, JULY 23. 2011
                   1:00 pm – 5:00 pm richest mining town in the world
     Gift shops, jewelry, turquoise, leather goods, authentic peanut brittle candy, &
            Museums. Pick up your supplies for the week on a Walmart run
                                   $35.00 DONATION




                      BOWL-A-RAMA FAMILY FUN NIGHT
              STATE AND REGIONAL BOWLING TEAM CHALLENGE
                         Family and friends bowling at the
                WORLD FAMOUS NATIONAL BOWLING STADIUM
                    Price includes shoes, balls & transportation
                 SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2011 5:30 pm -10:00 pm
                                $25.00 DONATION




                              **MEALS NOT INCLUDED
          Additional information will be available for registration for activities.


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          John Ascuaga’s Nugget Resort Hotel
                  Tuesday, July, 25, 2011
                        1:00 PM
                  Ticket Cost: $45.00
               Colors: Attendee’s Choice
         Entertainment: All Male Fashion Show
            Theme: ―Men For All Seasons‖

                        2011 Chairpersons
                       Julia A. Kitchen, Alumni
             Lucinda Anderson, A. W. Briggs Health Unit
       Phyllis P. Dorsey, George T. Grier School of Ushering
     Patricia D. Hughes, Alma Cooper Hawkins Public Relations
            Annette R. Reid, William H. Davis Honor Club




24   92nd NATIONAL CONVENTION
         2011 Closing Banquet
       Honoring Our Distinguished
        19th National President


Mr. McCraney was born in New Orleans, LA and raised in
Hammond, LA where he was the eldest of ten children. He is a
quiet-spoken man with a powerful punch to those who know him,
as well as to those who are beginning to know him.

He has been a member of New Hope Baptist Church of Seattle,
WA for over 45 years where he has served as the vice-president,
instructor and is now serving as the president of Usher Board #1.
He is also involved with the United Christian Church Usher Board
of Washington State where he has served as Past Board Member,
Vice-President and as State President for many years. He also
served as vice president, president and regional director of the
Western Region of NUCUAA, Inc. Mr. McCraney also served as
Chairman of the President’s Council of NUCUAA, Inc. Mr. McCra-
ney was elected as the 19th president of NUCUAA, Inc. 2006 –
2009, where he instituted the updated use of reporting and the
training of all officers of the organization.

Mr. McCraney is married to Shirley Abrams McCraney. He is the
father of six, grandfather and friend. He is a strong man of God
who believes that ―if I can help somebody as I travel along the way,
then my living will not be in vain‖. He is also one who believes in
the success of our children and is helping them to achieve their
goals and to be the best they can be.




               John Ascuaga’s Nugget Resort Hotel
                      Friday, July 29, 2011
                             7:00 PM
                  Honoree’s Colors—Red & White

           Tickets $55 through pre-registration only




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 NUCUAA PARTNERSHIP WITH DIVINE DZION HOSIERY




26   92nd NATIONAL CONVENTION
                                      R. E. Harshaw, Jr. Foundation


                                                                     January 9, 2011



Charlesetta K.Sisson                  To:    President Gregory, Board Chairman Prelow, Regional Directors,
President                                    Young Adult President Wright, Jr. and Young People’s President
3342 York Ct.                                Walton, and State Presidents:
St. Louis, MO 63115-1567
(314)261-0082                         I would like to first wish everybody a very prosperous and spirit filled New
(314)680-4906 -c
Cksisson1@yahoo.com
                                      Year. I pray that this letter finds you and your families in excellent health.
                                      The beginning of the New Year offers an opportunity to reflect on the past
Alberta Jones                         year and motivate everyone to improve aspects of their lives during the up-
Secretary                             coming year. The R.E. Harshaw, Jr. Foundation is energized with the ex-
798 E. 22nd St.                       citement of the New Year and is looking forward to continuing our mission
Brooklyn, NY 11210-2144               as well as improving our National Organization.
(718) 859-2156
(917)865-9060-c
                                      This year the R.E. Harshaw, Jr. Foundation will publish a commemorative
a.jones7@juno.com
                                      booklet detailing the history and accomplishments of the Foundation. We
Charles Houston                       are asking for your support in this effort by being a part of a Patron’s List or
Treasurer                             Commemorative Founder’s Page. As you communicate with fellow ushers,
6001 S. Ryan St.                      please convey the following information concerning the Patron’s List and
Seattle, WA 98178-2353                Commemorative Founder’s Page:
(206)723-9670
(206)235-8782-c
(206)722-8372-Fax                            We are asking each state to contribute at least 52 names for the
Charleshouston6001@comcast.net               Patron’s List at a cost of $5.00 per Patron. As an incentive, the state
                                             with the most Patrons will receive a plaque (52 Patron Minimum).
Keith Minnifield
Director
431 Ivy Crest Drive
                                             Your name will appear on the Commemorative Founder’s Page for
Dallas, GA 30157-5529                        a donation of $52.00. We are asking that National officers both past
(404)642-5638 -c                             and present strive to have their name listed on this page.
(678)363-5718
Keith.minnifield@cherokee.k12.ga.us          Please record those who wish to appear on the Patron and Com-
                                             memorative Founder’s Pages on the attached forms.
Earl T. Matthews, PhD
Director                                     Please send the forms and funds to Keith Minnifield by May 15,
38 Hill Rd.                                  2011.
Severna Park, MD 21146-1902
(410) 544-1077                        Thank you in advance for your support in this endeavor! If you have any
(410)733-2678-c                       questions, please feel free to contact any Trustee. Contact information is
etmatthews@aol.com                    located on this letterhead.
                                                                        Sincerely,

                                                                 Keith Minnifield
                                                                     Keith Minnifield
                                                                         Director




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                   R.E. Harshaw Letter Commemorative Founders Page


     First Name (Please Print or Type)   Last Name (Please Print or Type)   State




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            FUNDRAISERS AND SALES
           Support the Junior & Young People Fundraiser
                Bullet Thermos and cover $20.00




              Support the Young Adult Birthday Calendar
                         Name on the Calendar – $1.00
                                 Directory – $2.00
                                 Calendar – $5.00
                              Officer Picture – $10.00
                                 Pictures – $10.00
                              Full-Page Ad – $100.00
                              Half-Page Ad – $75.00
                            Quarter Page Ad – $50.00
The deadline to submit to the Chairperson is June 3rd. For more details or submissions,
                       E-Mail: valerie.goodseal@wellpoint.com



   Purchase the New School of Ushering Manual ($6.00 and Instructor’s
      Guide ~ $3.00 and the updated National Bylaws ~ $5.00)




   Purchase your NUCUAA Historical DVD for $10.00 each This year’s
                   focus is on the Western Region.




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                                                      Shawn Wright, President
                                                      Roslyn Moore, Counselor
                            "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to
                                 them who are the called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28
                                          Teamwork: Many Hands, Many Minds, One Goal
                         The Young Adult Department is looking forward to an exciting Convention this
                         year. The officers have consistently worked towards our goals and planning
                         activities for our 92nd Annual Convention in Reno / Sparks, Nevada. Below are
                         our goals for this year, as well as the updates from some featured committees.
Our goals and objectives for the 2010-11 year are as follows:
    Continue to strengthen our officers through frequent training during the year;
    Streamline our agenda for more effective meetings and group functions;
   Establish a Big Brother / Sister relationship with the officers of the Junior and Young People’s
      Department officer counterparts;
    Improve communications through online web groups;
    Continue our efforts toward increased delegate attendance; and
   To work with our Senior counterparts for a unified effort concerning our Outreach and Health Unit
      Departments.
You can also join us at Facebook.com/NUCUAAYoungAdults for more updates.
BIRTHDAY CALENDAR – Valerie Goodseal: We encourage everyone to participate in the Birthday
Calendar project this year. The deadline to submit to the Chairperson is June 3rd. For more details or
submissions, E-Mail: valerie.goodseal@wellpoint.com. The prices are as follows:
               Name on the Calendar – $1.00         Calendar – $5.00
               Directory – $2.00                    Pictures – $10.00
               Officer Picture – $10.00             Half-Page Ad – $75.00
               Full-Page Ad – $100.00               Quarter Page Ad – $50.00
EVENING OF ELEGANCE – We invite all members, Young Adults and Seniors, to attend the Tuesday night
social following the Junior and Young Adult program. This year’s theme is ―Old School meets New School!‖
Tickets are $20, and can be purchased via pre-registration.
HEALTH UNIT – We are excited to announce our first Health Fair this year, tentatively scheduled for
Thursday during the Convention. Topics pertaining to our health needs and concerns will be covered.
More details forthcoming!
MUSIC DEPARTMENT – Overseer John L. Taylor, III, Chairman: I would like to make this year like a
Reunion Choir. This is something that has never been done to my knowledge. I am asking that all those
who started out in the Milton L. Bean Mass Choir come back and participate this year. I think that we would
have a lot of fun, and get that old time feeling back. Please ask that your regions, states and cities comply.
The selections for Tuesday will be sent to Junior Supervisors and Young Adults.

OUTREACH – Lesa Johnson, Chairman: This year, the Young Adult Outreach Department will be
sponsoring a book drive for the local children’s hospital ward. A suggested list of books will be presented
after the first of the year.



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                                          Donvontae E. Walton, President
                                           David D. Quarles, Supervisor

History

The Junior and Young People’s Department of the National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc. can
trace its history to the efforts of one dynamic girl named Susie Gomes. She was born in South Carolina to devoted God-
fearing parents. When Susie was still very young, her family moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where they joined
the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Susie immediately began working in the usual youth groups of the Church, but
she still felt the need to do more.

In her early teens, she heeded the call to do Missionary Work. Soon other youth began accompanying her on her
rounds as she visited the sick and shut-in, bringing them sunshine and cheer. Noticing that all of the ushers in her
Church were adults, she decided to organize a Junior Board so that she and her friends could better serve the Church.
She sought permission from her Pastor for such a project, and won his approval. Her first efforts were so successful,
she decided to branch out and began encouraging youth in churches of all faiths to organize. In a few short years, she
had organized local and state groups similar to the Senior Ushers' Organization. In July 1940, Susie, along with a group
of other youth, petitioned the National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., who were meeting in their
Annual Convention in Dallas, Texas, for permission to organize a Junior Unit of our Organization. From that beginning,
the Junior National Department has grown to an unimaginable volume, fulfilling the needs of people in churches
throughout this country. Its success can be attributed to a young lady who was kind in disposition, noble in heart, who
had a burning desire to serve and let nothing stand in her way. She was a credit to her family, her race, her Church and
her community. Requirements: The individual must be a member of his / her Church usher board, local and
state. Ages: 8 - 21.

Vicie Juran

Lubertha O'Hill from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was elected 2nd President of this Department. The Department was
very young, so there was a need for finances. In an effort to create a unique role for all the youth to play at the Conven-
tion, a Contest was started where they would vie to be crowned King or Queen so all states could take part. It was later
named the Vicie D. Juran Popularity Contest in honor of their late supervisor. To this day, it is a featured event of each
Convention, held on Tuesday evening. It grows more popular every year.

Note: All Monies can be paid during Pre-Registration and by Noon to the
National Supervisor ONLY on Tuesday July 26, 2011.

As a REMINDER, in 2008 the National Allan A. C. Griffith, Sr. Education Depart-
ment ruled that ALL contestants must attend the Junior and Young People’s De-
partment sessions, and ALL contestants should be registered for the Convention.

Events/Activities

Sunday
    7:00 AM – Past National Officers’ Prayer Breakfast
    4:00 PM – Department’s Get Acquainted Tea {Membership}
    7:00 PM – Special Concert – ―Lady Tramaine Hawkins‖
    Choir Rehearsal {ALL Supervisors must be Present}

Monday
   Candle Light and Memorial Service {ALL Junior Officers must be Present}
   Musical {All Officers as well as all Junior Ushers}
   Choir Rehearsal {After Musical; ALL Supervisors must be Present at all Rehearsals}




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Tuesday
 School of Ushering (ALL Junior Officers / Membership and Supervisors Present)
 Choir Rehearsal (After Business Session; ALL Supervisors must be Present at all Rehearsals)
 Nominating Committee
 7:00 PM – Vicie Juran Pageant and Evening of Elegance (ALL Members / Supervisors must be Present}
Sale of Special Project {See any Junior Officer and / or Member)
Wednesday
 School of Ushering (ALL Junior Officers / Membership and Supervisors Present)
 Election and Results ( All Junior Ushers who are Registered)
 10:00 AM – Annual Career Day {ages 15~21 and Supervisors Present}
 10:00 AM – Arts and Crafts {ages 5~14 and Supervisors Present}
 5:45 PM – School of Ushering Drill Team Competition (ALL Junior Officers / Membership and Supervisors Pre-
    sent)
Rap Session (ALL Junior Officers / Membership and Supervisors Present)
Thursday
 School of Ushering (ALL Junior Officers / Membership and Supervisors Present)
 7:00 PM – Allan A. C. Griffith, Sr. Education Contest (ALL Junior Officers and Supervisors Present)
   9:30 PM – Talent / Fashion Show (ALL Junior Officers / Membership and Supervisors Present)
Friday
 School of Ushering (ALL Junior Officers / Membership and Supervisors Present)
 Outing ~ Wild Island, Reno, NV; Bus leaves at 11:45 AM, and returns at 3:30 PM (ALL Junior Officers / Member-
    ship and Supervisors Present})
 7:00 PM – Installation Banquet (ALL Elected and Appointed Officers Present)
 9:30 PM – Department Farewell / Social (ALL Junior Officers / Membership and Supervisors Present)

Pricing for ALL EVENTS / ACTIVITIES / SPECIAL PROJECT AND OUTING is SUBJECT TO CHANGE

                       Events/Activities                                       Cost/Donation

  Lady Tramaine Hawkins Gospel Concert               $20.00 (Student Ticket - Age 20 and under)
  (National Special Project)                         Must purchase thru Pre-registration
  Monday Night Musical                               $5.00
  Evening of Elegance {Semi-Formal Attire}           $15.00
  Special Project – Bullet Thermos w/Case            $20.00
  Wild Island Amusement Park Outing, Reno Ne-        $51.00
  vada.
  Cost includes Outing, Meals and Transportation
  Honoree/Installation Banquet {All National Offi-   $55.00
  cers Must Attend}
                              Total Cost             $166.00




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                                  CONVENTION RULES

1. All provisions of the Articles of Incorporation and By-laws of the National United Church Ushers
   Association of America, Inc. (NUCUAA) shall govern this Convention, and are hereby incorpo-
   rated.

2. The Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised, shall be the Parliamentary Authority in all cases not
   governed by the Articles of Incorporation and By-laws.

3. In cases where the Articles of Incorporation, By-laws, nor said Manual covers a given question,
    the Convention shall decide the same by majority rule.

4. Delegates shall register promptly upon arriving at the Convention, and shall attend all Business
   Sessions of the Convention.

5. Delegates shall sit in the meeting hall in the section assigned to them under their state sign.

6.   Delegates shall be furnished badges by the Credentials Committee when they register, and will
     be required to wear them at all times in order to obtain admission to the Business Sessions.

7. On the opening day of the Convention – and immediately following the Welcome Ceremony – the
   Credentials Committee shall report the number of registered delegates and alternates with proper
   credentials, and shall make a supplementary report after the Opening Ceremony of each Busi-
   ness Session.

8. The Presiding Officers shall enforce order and decorum at all times, and shall require observance
   of same for the expeditious and orderly transition of business.

9. Any person who attends the Business Session shall conduct himself / herself in such a manner as
   to be a credit to the Convention, and any person not displaying exemplary behavior shall be sub-
   ject to removal by order of the Presiding Officer.

10. No Department / Committee Meetings shall be held during the hours that the General Assembly is
    in session.

11. No Delegate shall be entitled to the floor unless he / she rises, addresses the Presiding Officer,
    and gives his / her name and state, and is wearing a Convention badge.

12. Delegates shall rise to second motions in the Convention and give his / her name and state, and
    shall also rise to question or challenge the vote. All Resolutions shall be in writing, and shall be
    signed by the person submitting same. Main motions shall also be in writing if the Chair so di-
    rects.

13. All Resolutions that are referred to the Resolutions Committee shall be submitted to the Conven-
     tion along with the Committee’s own recommendation as to the appropriate action to be taken.

14. All Resolutions, except those proposed by the Board of Directors, shall be referred to the Resolu-
    tions Committee.

15. In order to expedite business, only one second to a motion shall be accepted by the Presiding
    Officer.
16. Turn off all cell phones.

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                   SENIOR DEPARTMENT AGENDA
                                (Condensed version)


                          THEME: “A NEW BEGINNING”
                               2 Corinthians 5:17

SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2011

      2:00 PM             Willie J. Minnifield Training and Development Committee Meeting
      3:00 PM             Henry Ballard Choir Rehearsal
      4:00 PM             George T. Grier School of Ushering
                          Rhunette Williams Advanced Instructors’ Seminar
      5:30 PM             Western Region Activity – Bowl-A-Rama Family Fun Night

SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011

      7:00 AM             Past National Officers’ Prayer Breakfast
      9:30 AM             Raymond Thomas Interfaith Service and Communion
      1:00 PM             Executive Board Meeting
                          Willie J. Minnifield Training and Development Workshop
                          {First Timers’ Orientation}
      3:00 PM             George T. Grier School of Ushering Workshop
                          {All Departments – Uniform is not required}
      4:00 PM             George T. Grier School of Ushering
                          Rhunette Williams Advanced Instructors’ Seminar
      4:00 PM             Henry Ballard Choir Rehearsal
      7:00 PM             An Evening of Praise and Worship…
                          ―Featuring Special Guest Psalmist‖ Lady Tramaine Hawkins

MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011 – Ushers in Uniform

       7:00 AM            Robert E. Allen Candlelight / Rededication / Memorial Service
       9:45 AM            Devotion
      10:00 AM            General Business Session
                          National President Filmore F. Gregory – Presiding
       2:30 PM            Willie J. Minnifield Training and Development
       4:00 PM            Committee and Department Meetings
       7:00 PM            Henry Ballard Musical Program
TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011 – Uniform requirement lifted for Unity Luncheon
       6:30 AM            George T. Grier School of Ushering {Floor Demonstration}
       9:45 AM            Devotion
      10:00 AM            General Business Session
                          1st Vice President Harold Hester – Presiding
       1:30 PM            James E. Anderson Unity Luncheon
       7:00 PM            Vicie Juran Parade of States – Junior & Young People’s Department
                          Birthday Calendar Contest – Young Adult Department




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                   SENIOR DEPARTMENT AGENDA


WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011 – Ushers in Uniform

       6:30 AM           Committee and Department Meetings
       7:30 AM           George T. Grier School of Ushering
      10:45 AM           Devotion
      11:00 AM           General Business Session
                         2nd Vice President Geneva Clark-Cole – Presiding
       2:00 PM           Willie J. Minnifield Training and Development
       5:30 PM           George T. Grier School of Ushering Drill Team Competition

THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011 – Ushers in Uniform

       6:30 AM           Committee and Department Meetings
       7:30 AM           George T. Grier School of Ushering
      10:30 AM           Devotion
      10:45 AM           General Business Session
                         3rd Vice President Ruth I. Jones – Presiding
       2:00 PM           Willie J. Minnifield Training and Development
       7:00 PM           Allan A. C. Griffith, Sr. Education Contest

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011 – Ushers in Uniform

       6:30 AM           Committee and Department Meetings
       7:30 AM           George T. Grier School of Ushering
      10:30 AM           Devotion
                         General Business Session
                         4th Vice President Charles J. Brown – Presiding
       2:00 PM           Willie J. Minnifield Training and Development Workshop
       7:00 PM           Honoree and Installation Banquet




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             YOUNG ADULT DEPARTMENT AGENDA
                                (Condensed version)



SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2011
       2:00 PM            Willie J. Minnifield Training and Development Committee Meeting
       3:00 PM            Henry Ballard Choir Rehearsal
       4:00 PM            George T. Grier School of Ushering
                          Rhunette Williams Advanced Instructors’ Seminar
       7:00 PM            Western Region Activity – Bowl-A-Rama Family Fun Night
SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011
       7:00 AM            Past National Officers’ Prayer Breakfast
       9:30 AM            Raymond Thomas Interfaith Service and Communion
       1:00 PM            Executive Board Meeting
                          Willie J. Minnifield Training and Development Workshop
                          {First Timers’ Orientation}
       3:00 PM            George T. Grier School of Ushering Workshop
                          {All Departments – Uniform is not required}
       3:30 PM            Young Adult Social and First Timers’ Orientation
                          Prince of Peace Baptist Church {Meet in the Lobby at 3:00 PM}
                          Central Region Hosting – Casual Attire
       7:00 PM            An Evening of Praise and Worship…
                          ―Featuring Special Guest Psalmist‖ Lady Tramaine Hawkins
       9:00 PM            Milton L. Bean Mass Choir Rehearsal

MONDAY, JULY 25, 2010
       7:00 AM            Robert E. Allen Candlelight / Rededication / Memorial Service
       9:15 AM            Devotion
      10:00 AM            GENERAL BUSINESS SESSION
                          National President Filmore F. Gregory – Presiding
                          Presidential Addresses
                          {Dismissal of Junior and Young People and Young Adults)
                          General Business Session
                          Shawn L. Wright, President, Presiding
       7:00 PM            Henry Ballard Musical Program
       9:30 PM            Milton L. Bean Mass Choir Rehearsal
TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010 – Ushers in Uniform
       7:00 AM            George T. Grier School of Ushering {Floor Demonstration}
      10:15 AM            Devotion
                          General Business Session
                          1st Vice President Latasha Pettis – Presiding
       1:30 PM            James E. Anderson Unity Luncheon
       3:00 PM            Milton L. Bean Mass Choir Rehearsal
       7:00 PM            Vicie Juran Parade of States / Birthday Calendar Contest
       9:30 PM            Young Adult Evening of Elegance




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 YOUNG ADULT DEPARTMENT AGENDA (cont…)


WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010 – Ushers in Uniform

        8:00 AM          Continental Breakfast
        9:30 AM          Hour of Power
                         Guest Speaker: Overseer John L. Taylor, III
                         Founder and CEO of Shrine Ministries International

      10:15 AM           Devotion
                         General Business Session
                         Patrice Coleman, 2nd Vice President - Presiding
       5:30 PM           George T. Grier School of Ushering Drill Team Competition
       8:30 PM           Junior and Young People’s Rap Session

THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010 – Ushers in Uniform

       7:30 AM           George T. Grier School of Ushering
      12:00 PM           Outing – Casual Attire
                         Christy Justice, 3rd Vice President – Presiding
       7:00 PM           Allan C. Griffith, Sr. Education Contest
       9:00 PM           Young Adult Fellowship

FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010 – Ushers in Uniform

       7:30 AM           George T. Grier School of Ushering
      11:30 AM           Devotion
                         General Business Session
                         Tina Adams, 4th Vice President – Presiding
       2:00 PM           Executive Meeting {Newly Elected / Appointed Officers}
       2:00 PM           Willie J. Minnifield Training and Development Workshop
       7:00 PM           Honoree and Installation Banquet




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     JUNIOR & YOUNG PEOPLE DEPARTMENT AGENDA
                                 (Condensed version)


SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2011

       2:00 PM            Willie J. Minnifield Training and Development Committee Meeting
       3:00 PM            Henry Ballard Choir Rehearsal
       4:00 PM            George T. Grier School of Ushering
                          Rhunette Williams Advanced Instructors Seminar
       5:30 PM            Western Region Activity – Bowl-A-Rama Family Fun Night

SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011

      7:00 AM             Past National Officers’ Prayer Breakfast
      9:30 AM             Raymond Thomas Interfaith Service and Communion
      1:00 PM             Executive Board Meeting
                          Willie J. Minnifield Training and Development Workshop
                          {First Timers’ Orientation}
       3:00 PM            George T. Grier School of Ushering Workshop
                          {All Departments – Uniform is not required}
       4:00 PM            Get Acquainted Tea
       7:00 PM            An Evening of Praise & Worship…
                          ―Featuring Special Guest Psalmist‖ Lady Tramaine Hawkins
       9:00 PM            Milton L. Bean Mass Choir Rehearsal

MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011 – Ushers in Uniform

       7:00 AM            Robert E. Allen Candlelight / Rededication / Memorial Service
       9:15 AM            Devotion
      10:00 AM            GENERAL BUSINESS SESSION
                          National President Filmore F. Gregory – Presiding
                          Presidential Addresses
                          {Dismissal of Junior and Young People and Young Adults}
       1:00 PM            Devotion
                          Call to Order – Donvontae Walton, Junior National President
      7:00 PM             Henry Ballard Musical Program
     10:00 PM             Milton L. Bean Choir Rehearsal

TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011 – Ushers in Uniform

      6:30 AM             George T. Grier School of Ushering {Floor Demonstration}
     10:00 AM             Devotion
                          Call To Order – 1st Vice President Jarius Nero
      4:30 PM             Milton L. Bean Choir Rehearsal
      7:00 PM             Vicie Juran Flower Garden Pageant – Parade of States
      9:30 PM             Evening of Elegance




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                      (cont…)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011 {Dress Code Is Lifted}

       6:30 AM            Committee and Department Meetings
       7:30 AM            George T. Grier School of Ushering
      10:00 AM            Call To Order – 2nd Vice President Tyneka L. Riddick
                          Career Day Special Presentation
       1:30 PM            Outing {TBD}
       5:30 PM            George T. Grier School of Ushering Drill Team Competition
       9:00 PM            Rap Session

THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011 – Ushers in Uniform

       6:30 AM            Committee and Department Meetings
       7:30 AM            George T. Grier School of Ushering
      10:00 AM            Devotion
                          Call To Order – 3rd Vice President Destineé Merida
       7:00 PM            Allan A. C. Griffith, Sr. Education Contest
                          {ALL JUNIORS SHOULD BE IN ATTENDENCE – $5.00 donation}
      10:00 PM            Talent / Fashion Show

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011 {Dress Code Lifted}

       6:30 AM            Committee and Department Meetings
       7:30 AM            George T. Grier School of Ushering
      10:00 AM            Devotion
                          Call To Order – 4th Vice President Chiquira Brown
      12:30 PM            Outing
       7:00 PM            Honoree and Installation Banquet
                          {All National Officers must attend – $55.00 donation}
      10:00 PM            Farewell/Social




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Guest Psalmist
Lady Tramaine
   Hawkins
                 ALLAN A. C. GRIFFTH, SR. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
                                    Mary J. Tinnen, Chairman

The Allan A. C. Griffith, Sr. Education Department promotes and provides funds to assist our Junior
and Young People in achieving their educational goals, and provides encouragement, inspiration,
and moral support whenever possible.
The Department is tasked with sponsoring an Education Contest which provides scholarships for
youth ushers from tenth grade to freshman year of college. The 2011 contest is Instrumental
Music.

Each contestant is required to perform one selection specifically written for solo performance and
from a ―Classical Repertoire.‖ Jazz, ―Pop,‖ or Gospel music will not be accepted. The composition
to be performed must be consistent with the nature of the instrument and the level of musical
proficiency of the performer.
The contestants compete at the state, Regional and finally the National levels. Each contestant
must maintain an average score of 80% to advance to the next level. At the state level, the
contestant with the highest score will advance to the Regional Contest. At the Regional level, the
two (2) contestants with the highest scores will advance to the National Contest.

The National Organization is divided into four Regions; therefore, at the National level, there are a
maximum of eight contestants. Four scholarships will be awarded at the National Contest in the
following amounts:
               1st Place Scholarship         $5,000
               2nd Place Scholarship         $4,000
               3rd Place Scholarship         $2,500
               4th Place Scholarship         $1,500

These scholarships are awarded over a period of 4 years and students are required to maintain a
minimum grade point average of 2.5. The remaining contestants who do not place in the
competition receive $500.00 Savings Bonds.
Department Outreach Project: The project for this year is backpacks filled with school supplies for
students in Reno (Sparks), Nevada.




                   Alma Cooper Hawkins Public Relations Department
                                  Patricia D. Hughes, Chairman

The Public Relations Department is the connection to the media and all forms of media relations.
We are responsible for advertising all activities, programs and announcements pertaining to
NUCUAA to various areas of media marketing; i.e. Newspapers, Radio/TV, Magazines or any form
of advertisement such as press releases and flyers.

The Annual Candle Light Service, held on Monday morning, is part of the Department’s activities.
This service serves as a ―rededication service‖ which allows each delegate to reaffirm his / her
allegiance to the Organization and to the art of Ushering.

During the week of Convention activities, the Public Relations Department remains available to
welcome guests. We can be identified by our Blue Blazer Jackets worn with our usher uniform.




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                                    Candle Light Service
                                 Date: Monday, July 25, 2011
                                        Time: 7:00 AM
                          Speaker: Host Pastor, Rev. Michael L. Randle

                                           Meetings:
                                    Tuesday, July 26, 6:00 AM
                                    Thursday, July 28, 6:00 AM

                      Don’t forget your flashlight for the ―Candlelight Service‖



                                       Alumni Department
                                   Julia A. Kitchen, Chairman

 The purpose of this Department is to keep records of graduates of each State School of Ushering.
 We provide ushering assistance to Church, Charity, School and Civic Organizations, and various
 other activities and organizations when called upon.

 The Alumni Department ushers for the Interfaith Service on Sunday, and is in charge of lifting the
 offering on Tuesday morning during the School of Ushering training. This Department provides
 Judges and Runners for the Floor Demonstration Competition on Tuesday – July 26th and the Drill
 Competition on Wednesday, July 27th, School of Ushering Night.

                                         Ushering Schedule:
                       Interfaith Service – Sunday, July 24, 2011, at 9:30 AM

                                    Daily Ushering Schedule:
              Monday: Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Washington State
            Tuesday: Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Virginia, Wisconsin
             Wednesday: Delaware, Georgia, Massachusetts, Ohio, South Carolina
      Thursday: Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee
            Friday: California, Connecticut, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, Texas

                                             Meetings:
               Sunday, July 24th – Meeting for State Chairmen, Judges, and Runners
                       Monday, July 25th – 4:00PM for all Alumni Members
                             Letter submitted for the Usher of the Year
                                            Book of Seven
                                         th
                      Thursday, July 28 – 6:00 AM for all Alumni Members



                                    A.W. Briggs Health Unit
                                  Lucinda Anderson, Chairman

 The A. W. Briggs Health Department maintains the First Aid Room for the Organization. The
 Chairman is required to hold a current certificate from the Red Cross and be a Practical or




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Registered Nurse. Members of the Department are required to hold current First Aid
Certificates and some training in first aid procedures. The Department sets up the First Aid
Room / Station, and it is available to all who seek services within the realm of first aid. The
members do not administer any medicines, but are available to assist the Convention
membership in getting appropriate care from the local hospitals via the Hotel Security Staff.
The First Aid Room is open throughout the Convention’s scheduled time. The health of those
attending is foremost on the agenda, so the Department stresses the importance of following
your Doctor’s orders by continuing your meds, food intake, and sleep during the time away
from home. All state representatives are expected to be available at some time to monitor the
First Aid Station.

           The Department meets four times during the duration of the Convention

                                          Meetings:
                                   rd
                 Saturday, July 23 : Arrive and inspect hotel; set up First Aid Room
                                   Monday, July 25th - 4:00 PM
                             Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 6:00 AM




                                        Chaplain Staff
                              Louis Parker, National Chaplain

The National Chaplain is assisted by a committee of State and Region Chaplains. The
National Chaplain’s duties are to attend all meetings of the Association and open/close the
same with appropriate devotional exercises. Additionally, the Chaplain offers spiritual
guidance and support to the National President, as well as other officers and members during
the course of the convention. He or she also renders special prayers when requested by
same.




            Committee to Write /Publish NUCUAA School of Ushering Manuals
                                 Pansy Bradley-Cooper, Chairman

In August 2009, a special Committee was established to write and publish the NUCUAA
School of Ushering Manual and Instructors’ Guidelines. The Manuals are the official modern
day Manuals on the art of Church ushering, with illustrations of signs and signals used by
Church Ushers.

Both Manuals are now complete and will be available at the 2011 Convention. Please check
the NUCUAA School of Ushering Vendor table for purchase.




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                                  Council of State Presidents
                                Darleissa D. Robertson, Chairman
                                Julia M. Rodgers, Vice Chairman


 The Council of State Presidents, consisting of each and every state and local area
 President, shall:
 Meet for the purpose of discussing problems affecting the state and local Church usher
 organizations, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors and the National Executive
 Committee;
 Be responsible for collecting the funds out of which $.52 per individual is paid;
 Special Project: $200.00 per State President for the R. E. Harshaw Foundation;

                                           Meetings:
                                        Monday – 6:00 AM
                                       Wednesday – 6:00 AM




                                     Credentials Committee
                               Dasenia “Penny” Murrell, Chairman

 The Credentials Committee prepares and certifies to the Convention the list of officers,
 delegates and alternates that are registered upon official accreditation from each state
 organization.

 This Committee will distribute in advance to each delegate entitled information and credentials
 forms; examine all forms presented for on-site registration; and prepare appropriate registration
 for presentation to the Election Committee as verification of delegates’ registration. We will
 arrange for on-site registration citing place and time.

 In preparation for the Convention, registration packages will be prepared that will include
 membership badge, official program and other additional information as necessary to attend
 Department and Committee meetings and workshops.

 Reports are given daily.

                              Distribution of Membership Packages:
                             Saturday, July 23rd – 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
                              Sunday, July 24th – 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
                            Monday through Friday – 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM




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                            Dr. Earl T. Matthews Parliamentary Staff
                        Dr. Linda A. Smallwood, National Parliamentarian

The Staff serves at the request and direction of the National Parliamentarian. It consists of
Professional Registered Parliamentarians that are members of our Organization who have
demonstrated knowledge of Convention parliamentary procedures and the bylaws of this
Association. The Parliamentarian is seated next to the Presiding Officer during general
sessions and provides opinions on various issues when requested by the Presiding Officer.
Members of the staff may also serve in advisory capacities when requested by the National
Parliamentarian.
                                NUCUAA Parliamentary Staff
                                  Dr. Linda A. Smallwood
                                   Dr. Earl T. Matthews
                                    Dr. Eddie Lee Key
                                      Loretta B. Curtis
                                    George Faber, Sr.




                                    Election Committee
                                   Robert West, Chairman

In accordance with the National Bylaws of the Organization, the purpose of the Election
Committee is to conduct a fair and unbiased election of officers from a list of eligible
candidates provided by the Nominating Committee. Delegates will report to the specified
voting area to cast their ballot. At this year’s Convention, all three Departments (Senior,
Young Adult and Junior) will be voting simultaneously on the same day. Results will be
calculated and returned to each Department, respectively.
Eight delegates from each Region will represent the membership as Poll Workers.

                                   VOTING (ID Required)
                                  Wednesday, July 27, 2011
                                 Time: 6:00 AM – 11:00 AM
                                       Room: TBD
                    NOTE: Regional Poll Workers to arrive at 5:45 AM.




                                  Sergeant-at-Arms Staff
                          Arturo Reid, National Sergeant –at-Arms

The National Sergeant-at-Arms’ duty is to execute the warrants of the National Convention and
its presiding officers; preserve order; be responsible for the seating of delegates; execute the
orders of the presiding office for compelling the attendance of delegates; and maintaining
peace and order with the assistance of his deputies.




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                      George T. Grier School of Ushering Department
                                   Phyllis P. Dorsey, Chairman

 The purpose of the George T. Grier School of Ushering is to promote one unified Silent Uniform
 Method of Ushering as set forth in the Usher’s Manual adopted by the NUCUAA, Inc. This
 Department is responsible for: (1) the training of all Ushers (Seniors, Young Adults, and Junior
 and Young People) and State Instructors at the State level and at the seat of the National
 Convention; (2) conducting a 3-hour daily morning workshop on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
 and Friday at the seat of the National Convention; and (3) to conduct the State Floor
 Demonstration Competition (on Tuesday morning), the State Drill Competition (on Wednesday
 evening), and the King and Queen Contest (on Thursday morning) at the seat of the National
 Convention. Also, most importantly, to make sure that each State Chairman receives National
 Workshop Certificates for their Ushers (Seniors, Young Adults, and Junior and Young People)
 who have successfully attended and completed all 4 days of the 3-hour morning workshops, and
 that their Ushers who have successfully attended and completed 4 morning workshops for 3
 consecutive Convention years receive their National Bachelors Degree. The ultimate goal of this
 Department is to help make better Church Ushers in all States.

                                           ACTIVITIES:

                                Date: Saturday, July 23, 2011
                                   Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
                       Rhunette Williams Advanced Instructors’ Seminar
                     Presiding: Pansy Bradley-Cooper, Seminar Chairman


 Synopsis:
 This Seminar, for National State Chairmen, National Past State Chairmen and State Certified
 Instructors is to broaden the State Chairmen and State Instructors’ knowledge of the
 responsibilities in teaching ushering in the different States and environment; to introduce the
 latest developments and trends in Church Ushering; to explore and discuss problems facing
 Church Ushers today; to provide an environment for stimulating free exchange of ideas, concepts
 and experiences between State Chairmen and State Instructors from different States and to help
 make better Church Ushers in all States.

                                   Date: Sunday, July 24, 2011
                                    Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
                         George T. Grier School of Ushering Workshop
                            (All departments – Uniform is not required)
                        Presiding: Phyllis P. Dorsey, National Chairman

 Synopsis:
 This Workshop is a general workshop open to all Ushers from all Departments (Senior, Young
 Adult and Junior) to discuss, illustrate and demonstrate the signs and signals of the techniques of
 Church Ushering. Ushers will have the opportunity to ask questions about the techniques of
 Church Ushering and to participate in floor work demonstrating the signs and signals.




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                               Date: Sunday, July 24, 2011
                                 Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
                     Rhunette Williams Advanced Instructors’ Seminar
                   Presiding: Pansy Bradley-Cooper, Seminar Chairman

Synopsis: See Saturday, July 23

                               Date: Monday, July 25, 2011
                                 Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
                  George T. Grier School of Ushering Department Meeting
                     Presiding: Phyllis P. Dorsey, National Chairman

Synopsis:
Conducted by the National Chairman / National Vice Chairman, and held with the officers, State
Chairmen, State Co-Chairmen, and Past National State Chairmen to discuss policies, procedures,
and new issues / concerns pertaining to teaching and training State Instructors and State Ushers
the techniques of Ushering for the George T. Grier School of Ushering.

                              Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2011
                                Time: 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM
        George T. Grier School of Ushering Floor Demonstration Team Competition
                   Presiding: Ramona Rogers, National Vice Chairman

Synopsis:
The George T. Grier School of Ushering Floor Demonstration Team Competition is held on the first
day (Tuesday) of the George T. Grier School of Ushering Workshop. This is a competition
between the States in all Departments (Senior, Young Adult and Junior). Each State that
participates has a Floor Demonstration Team that has studied and practiced the National Floor
Demonstration all year, and each Floor Demonstration Team will perform the National Floor
Demonstration with the required number of Team Members in the allotted timeframe. Each Floor
Demonstration Team that participates in the Competition will be judged by Judges from the
National Alumni Department.

                       George T. Grier School of Ushering Workshop
                    Presiding: Ramona Rogers, National Vice Chairman

Synopsis:
This Workshop is conducted for all Ushers from each Department (Senior, Young Adult and
Junior) to discuss, illustrate and demonstrate the signs and signals of the techniques of Church
Ushering. The Ushers attending this Workshop will be assigned to Workshop Classes: (1) First
Timers; (2) Beginners; (3) General Workshop; (4) Instructors; and (5) State Chairmen. National
Instructors will teach each class to provide training and floor work in the techniques of Church
Ushering and to answer questions. The goal of this Workshop is to promote one unified Silent
Uniform Method of Ushering as set forth in the Ushers’ Manual adopted by NUCUAA, Inc., and to
help make better Church Ushers in all States.

                             Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2011
                                 Time: 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
                  George T. Grier School of Ushering Department Meeting
                   Presiding: Ramona Rogers, National Vice Chairman


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                                   Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2011
                                      Time: 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM
                            George T. Grier School of Ushering Workshop
                           Presiding: Phyllis P. Dorsey, National Chairman

                                  Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2011
                                          Time: 5:30 PM
                     George T. Grier School of Ushering Drill Team Competition
                 Presiding: Frankie J. Roberson, Immediate Past National Chairman

     Synopsis:
     The George T. Grier School of Ushering Drill Team Competition is held on Wednesday evening
     during the National Convention. This Competition is between States in all Departments (Senior,
     Young Adult and Junior). Each State that participates has a Drill Team that has studied and
     practiced the National Drill all year, and each Drill Team will perform the National Drill with the
     required number of Team Members in the allotted timeframe. Each Drill Team that participates
     in the Competition will be judged by Judges from the National Alumni Department. Also, the
     winners of the Floor Demonstration Team Competition and the Drill Team Competition will be
     announced at the end of the Competition.

                                   Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011
                                      Time: 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
                       George T. Grier School of Ushering Department Meeting
                          Presiding: Phyllis P. Dorsey, National Chairman

                                    Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011
                                     Time: 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM
                            George T. Grier School of Ushering Workshop
                         Presiding: Ramona Rogers, National Vice Chairman

                                Procession of the Kings and Queens,
                   Crowning of the Kings and Queens, and Presentation of Awards
                        Directed by: Rhunette Williams, Financial Secretary

     Synopsis:
     During this session, the George T. Grier School of Ushering Workshop continues with the
     Procession of the Kings and Queens from each State who are participating in the King and
     Queen Contest. The King and Queen Contest is the only Fundraiser for the George T. Grier
     School of Ushering. This is a Contest between the States in the different State Classes (Small
     States, Medium States and Large States) for the King or Queen from each State who raises the
     most money for the George T. Grier School of Ushering. The Winners of the Contest from each
     State Class participating will be announced, and the 1st Place Kings and Queens from each
     State Class will be crowned.

                                     Date: Friday, July 29, 2011
                                      Time: 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
                            George T. Grier School of Ushering Workshop
                           Presiding: Phyllis P. Dorsey, National Chairman




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                           Helen B. Hornbuckle Doorkeeper
                                 Juanita Prophet, Chairman

The Helen B. Hornbuckle Doorkeeper (HBH Doorkeeper) is the official written publication of
the National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc. (NUCUAA). It is a publication
that provides information from various NUCUAA arms, i.e. President, Chairman of the Board
of Directors, Regional Directors, Department Chairmen and State Presidents regarding events
and activities.

State Reporters submit news articles of events and activities in their respective states to the
HBH Doorkeeper.

A subscription to the HBH Doorkeeper will keep you informed of the happenings in NUCUAA,
Regions and States. You may subscribe to the HBH Doorkeeper at the National Convention,
or through your pre-registration. The HBH Doorkeeper is published quarterly (January, April,
July and October).




                            Henry Ballard Music Department
                                  Shirley Baker, Chairman
                             Lorraine Saunders, Vice Chairman

This Department provides music for various Committees, Departments, special activities and
events during the National Convention. The Henry Ballard Choir is made up of volunteer
voices from across the four Regions of our organization. We rehearse with a limited schedule
and perform within 48 hours of arrival. For the rehearsal schedule this year, we will gather
together on Saturday, July 23rd for the first rehearsal, and rehearse on Sunday and Monday
afternoons in preparation for our National performance on Monday evening, July 25th.

        This year, our theme is "Singing and Serving With Gladness" – Psalm 100:1-2.
                            Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!
               Serve the Lord with gladness: Come before His presence with singing.

                                           ATTIRE:
 Ladies: Black dress or suit with sleeves, pearl accessories (necklace, earrings) black shoes.
                  Gentlemen: Black suit, black tie, white shirt, black shoes.

                         REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: Main Ballroom
                           Saturday, July 23rd – 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
                           Sunday, July 24th – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
                           Monday, July 25th – 3:00 PM-5:00 PM




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                                     Historical Department
                                 Irene J. Washington, Chairman

The Historical Department’s goal is to produce history on a series of four DVDs. At this
convention, we will have the production of the second DVD which will spotlight the Western
Region, including videotaping of several members. The DVD is expected to sell for $10.00.



                         Jessie Burnett Arts and Crafts Department
                                 Jerdleen E. Boffman, Chairman

Arts and Crafts are activities and hobbies that are related to making things with your hands and
skills involving Knitting, Cross-stitch, Needlework, Macramé, Textiles, Wood, Beadworks, Doll
making, Home Décor, Paper, Canvas, Clay and Scrap booking. This Department lets you exercise
your creativity, and a hands-on workshop helps you create your own arts and crafts project. Basic
craft skills are taught. You will be able to exercise your creativity with hands-on help as you create
your craft. Minor alterations (button replacement, hem, snaps and seam repair) are available for
the Convention delegates.
Departmental Goals: Ushers in this Department compete in needlework and handicraft contests
at the National Convention. 2011 Project – Butterick Pattern #5059 setting for six includes 6
napkins(G), six placemats(C) and one table runner(C). Your choice of fabric, color and trim is
optional. Follow the directions of instruction sheet which includes fleece for Placemats, Runner,
and rolled hem for napkins. Tassel is optional.
Expectations: As a fundraiser, provide crafty items for sale at National Convention as well as a
departmental raffle.
                                      Meetings and Workshops:
                                   Monday – Wednesday @ 6:00 AM.
                                        Dates to Remember
                               National Project due Tuesday, July 26th
                      Wednesday, July 27th – Department review and judging
       Drawing of raffle tickets is Wednesday morning, July 27th during Department meeting
                   Thursday , July 28th – raffle and project winners announced
        Please bring your project to the Department meeting on Tuesday for review




            Johnnie F. Knighton Past National Presidents’ Advisory Council
                      Past National President Pauline E. Young, Chairman

This Committee consists of all Past National Presidents. Our duty is to assist the National
President in promoting his goals and objectives and those of our National Organization. This
Committee shall also advise the President throughout the year on current and past policies
regarding the growth and development of our National Organization.

This year, with great expectations, we look forward to the opportunity to partner with other National
conventions and organizations, i.e. National Baptist Convention, NAACP, Urban League, Church
of God in Christ National Ushers’ Association, etc.




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                       Leroy Johnson Building Fund Committee
                                   Robert Jones, Chairman

The purpose of the Leroy Johnson Building Fund Committee is to develop and implement
fundraising activities for our National Organization. Funds raised from these events / activities
will be earmarked for the purchase of a National building. Please support the Committee’s on-
going Online Auctions at: www.biddingforgood.com/nucua-10, as well as all other events / ac-
tivities.




                                    Memorial Committee
                                 Julia M. Rodgers, Chairman

The Memorial Committee sets the tone for the preparation and recognition of deceased mem-
bers of the organization and recognizes the Founding Father and deceased leaders of the or-
ganization. State representatives should report the number of their deceased members to the
National Chairman and be prepared to represent his/her state at the National program.

                                    Memorial Program
                              Monday – July 25th at 6:00 AM
                  Combined with the Candle Light and Rededication Service




                               Men’s Fellowship Committee
                               William A. Northern, Chairman

The Men’s Fellowship Committee was formed to encourage greater participation of males as
Ushers; increase their attendance at Regional Conferences, Mid-Year Meetings, and State
Memorial Weekends; as well as to find areas of common interest when the men come to-
gether. The Committee also serves as a vehicle for these men to serve as mentors to the
Young Adult and Junior Ushers. Additionally, it provides an avenue for the men to fellowship
with these young male Ushers in group settings, thereby serving as role models for them.

                 Western Region Men's Fellowship Chairman: Malcolm Hines

                                Men's Fellowship Program:
                              Thursday, July 29, 2011 – 4:30 PM

                                       Guest Speaker:
                                Rev. Dr. David Thomas, Jr.
                              Pastor, St. Paul #1 Baptist Church
                                      Wilson, Louisiana

The program will entail a spiritual word and a presentation focusing on the health and welfare
of Black men.




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                                        Monitors Committee
                                     Wardell Patterson, Chairman

     The Monitors Committee works very closely with the National Junior Supervisor and the De-
     partment Supervisors in monitoring the movement and behavior of the Juniors during the eve-
     ning hours. Members of this Committee monitor the halls and other areas of the hotel for pos-
     sible curfew violators and Juniors that may be causing disturbances for other hotel guests. All
     violations are reported to the National Supervisor, and serious violations are reported to the
     Regional Directors, Board of Directors and the National President for disposition. These men
     and women work from the beginning to the end of the Convention.




                                       Nominating Committee
                                       Gloria Griffin, Chairman

     The primary purpose of the Nominating Committee is to review resume submission,
     determine the best qualified person to serve in each of the offices to be filled during the
     ensuing year and present these names to the body for voting consideration. The de-
     termination of the committee shall be based on its own investigation as well as such
     facts as may be furnished by the supporters and opponents of the prospective nomi-
     nees or candidates. A report is published in the July issue of the Helen B. Hornbuckle
     Doorkeeper, the official organ of the Association, at least 20 days before the conven-
     tion.




                                        Outreach Committee
                                    Lawrence A. Wright, Chairman

     The Outreach Ministry Department coordinates collaborative activities designed to determine
     the extent of needy families within the Usher community and beyond. The Mission of the De-
     partment is to promote the growth of membership, develop programs to aid the membership
     and to provide through the promotion of evangelistic ventures resources to meet the needs of
     the less fortunate wherever the organization deems appropriate.

     Activities for the Week

     July 24, 2011 Outreach Ministry Meeting w/Refreshments,
                   (Collection of teddy bears and assembling kits for children)
                   Items: coloring books, crayons, NUCUAA souvenir item
                   Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
                   Location: TBD

     July 27, 2011 Volunteer services and distribution of teddy bears and children’s care pack-
                   ages at:




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                            Outreach Department (continued)

                            Renowned Children’s Cancer Hospital
                                     1155 Mill Street
                                    Reno, NV 89502
                                     (775) 982-4166

July 28, 2011 Outreach Report and Presentation – General Session
              Announcement of Outreach Raffle winners and Group picture

July 28, 2011 Outreach Meeting – Following the Education program
              Location: TBD
              Discussion on next year’s project

The Outreach Department will assist in shifts at the Health Fair sponsored by the Young Adult
Department.



                              Past National Officers’ Council
                             Josephine Washington, Chairman

The duty of this Council is to promote the objectives of the Association and the continued inter-
est of those who have served the Association as National Officers.

Our Sunday Morning Prayer Breakfast sets the spiritual tone for the fellowship during the Con-
vention. Our primary program focus this year is departmental unity and will spotlight the young
people of our organization.

                                     Prayer Breakfast:
                  Tickets: $25.00 and are available through pre-registration.
                                  Colors: Blue and White.
                                 Theme: ―A New Beginning‖
                                          7:00 AM



                              R. E. Harshaw, Jr. Foundation
                              Charlesetta K. Sisson, President

The purpose of the Foundation is to award grants, scholarships and professional fellowship
stipends to qualified applicants.

                      Scholarships are awarded annually:
                             $5,000        1st place
                             $4,000        2nd place
                             $2,500        3rd place
                             $1,500        4th place




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                             R.E. Harshaw, Jr. Foundation (continued)

     Those contestants not placing in the Contest receive a $500.00 Savings Bond. Scholarships
     are mailed directly to the college/university once full-time enrollment has been verified from the
     Registrar’s Office with the college seal by the Foundation.
     Qualifications for grants: any member state of NUCUAA, Inc. is qualified to receive the $250.00
     annual matching grant. How to apply: Any State President may request a grant form from the
     Trustee of the Foundation, complete the form and return to the Trustee Secretary by May 31 st.
     Qualifications for Stipends: graduate of high school with a minimum of 16 hours and enrolled
     in a full-time undergraduate accredited college / university pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree.
     Must have an average of 2.5 or better. Students applying for a stipend are to submit an official
     application and certification of enrollment with the college seal from the Registrar’s Office to
     the President of the Foundation. The amount of the stipend will be determined by the Trustees
     based upon need and qualifications.
     Fellowships are awarded as a means of assisting students in their educational enrichment ac-
     tivities. Applicants should have substantial standing in their field of study, demonstrated desir-
     able leadership ability and possess a positive attitude towards others. Only students in Gradu-
     ate or Post Graduate are eligible for the R. E. Harshaw Fellowship Award.



                                       Resolutions Committee
                                   Phyllis Eagans-Molina, Chairman

     This Committee reviews all proposed resolutions presented for consideration at the seat of the
     National Convention. They shall draft such resolutions as are deemed necessary for the good
     of the National Organization and shall present the same to the Organization with its recom-
     mendations. Resolutions for consideration should be prepared in the proper format and for-
     warded through the appropriate channels to the Committee Chairman (Regional Chairman to
     National Chairman).

     All resolutions to be considered at the seat of the 2011 Convention are to be forwarded to the
     National President 90 days prior to the Convention.

     Resolutions for consideration at the 2011 Convention must be received No Later Than May
     15, 2011.



                        Special Committee to Proofread / Update Bylaws
                                       Mattie Gardette, Chairman

     This Committee was formed to review and edit previously recorded documents, National Min-
     utes from 2005, all approved changes, as well as all additional amendments. This information
     was compiled into one document for publication.

     The newly revised ―NUCUAA BYLAWS‖ will be available during Regional Conferences and at
     the Convention on July 24th at a cost of $5.00 per copy.




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                                 Special Project Committee
                                   Patricia Holmes, Chairman

On July 24, 2011, at the J. A. Nugget Hotel, the National Special Project Committee will be
presenting a spiritual uplifting experience featuring Lady Tramaine Hawkins – a two-time
GRAMMY Award winner.
Her vocal performance on songs such as Changed; Goin’ Up Yonder; and He's That Kind
Of Friend not only are classics, but have brought many a Christian through a dark day.
Lady Tramaine Hawkins will perform with her live band and backup singers. VIP tickets are
available at a cost of $50, which entitles you to VIP seating at the concert and photo opportu-
nity at a post-concert reception.
Date: July 24, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: J.A. Nugget Casino / Hotel, Reno/Sparks, Nevada
Ticket Prices:
       General Admission               $40 each
                                       $45 each (at door)
       VIP Seating                     $50 each
       Student Admission               $20.00 (Junior Department Registration only)
       On-Site                         $30.00 (with student ID ONLY)

Deadline: Purchase tickets through pre-registration before June 30, 2011
Tickets will be available through PayPal from July 1-July 15, 2011.
Tickets for persons in the local area can be purchased through PayPal.

We look forward to your participation!




                                 William H. Davis Honor Club
                                    Annette R. Reid, Chairman

The purpose of the William H. Davis Honor Club is to:

Perpetuate the name of William H. Davis, who served as National President from 1920 to 1940, and
served the National organization for over 25 years; Give honor to all ushers (officers or laymen) who
have attended and served NUCUAA for 15 years or more; Encourage growth in NUCUAA by giving
honor to those who are increasing Units in their states and those who are bringing in new states;
Encourage growth and participation at the Local, State, and National levels through member-
ship in the William H. Davis Honor Club; Develop fellowship among the states; and Recognize
ushers' contributions to their Church and community.

The William H. Davis Honor Club presents a Medal of Honor each year to a member that has
qualified for the honor.




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             Information Technology (IT) /Marketing Strategies Committee
                             Donna A. Hines, Chairman

 The purpose of this committee is to embrace ongoing technological changes in support of
 NUCUAA missions and goals. In addition, it will work jointly with the National PR Department to
 provide advanced technical and professional marketing tools and strategies for increased name
 recognition among our members and the community at-large.

 The IT/Marketing Committee wishes to thank President Gregory for his confidence in this
 committee to bring this vision to fruition. Many thanks to all Department and Committee
 Chairmen, Regional Directors and the Board of Directors for your support of the first NUCUAA
 Call To Convention Book. With your support, we believe we have accomplished the
 President’s goal of providing our delegates with a consolidated source of timely and pertinent
 2011 National Convention information.

 For updated NUCUAA news and information, become a Friend on FACEBOOK at NUCUAAInc
 Newbeginning or send your email address to any of our committee members to receive the
 monthly e-newsblast ~ The NUCUAA Insider.




                                    Committee Members

                                        Donna A. Hines
                             703-981-3276/dahines502@yahoo.com
                                         Sandi Dotson
                            202-320-4371/sandidotson1@yahoo.com
                                        Patricia Hughes
                             706 495-7233/pathughes2119@aol.com
                                      Shirley McWilliams
                               225-683-5372/mcwils@verizon.net
                                       Charisee Tolson
                                        ct2139@aol.com
                                          Helene Ward
                                        helhdw@aol.com
                                         Shelby Wyatt
                                   dr_thomas64@yahoo.com

                                Beverly Wilson - Board Liaison




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     QUICK REFERENCE CONTACT INFORMATION


                          Filmore F. Gregory
                           National President
                             (718) 789-6764
                      nucuaapres2009@verizon.net

                               Joe Prelow
                      Chairman, Board of Directors
                             (214) 357-7406
                         jprelow1@yahoo.com

                           Shawn L. Wright
                         Young Adult President
                            (409) 332-1322
                        thewright1@hotmail.com

                           Donvontae Walton
                    Junior & Young People President
                             (262) 721-5554
                        waltonde14@gmail.com

                            Melinda Wilkins
                      National Financial Secretary
                            (301) 585-6716
                      melinda.wilkins3@verizon.net

          For Lady Tramaine Hawkins Tickets/PAYPAL contact:
                          Willie J. Minnifield
                            (770) 434-3414
                        wminnifield@yahoo.com
                                    or
                           Patricia Holmes
                            (916) 278-7013
                         holmespa@csus.edu

                    For Vendor Application contact:
                            Samuel Whiteside
                             (314) 868-6458
                       carrie7jean@sbcglobal.net

                          Hotel Reservations
                   John Ascuaga’s Nugget Resort Hotel
                 1-800-648-1177 or direct (775) 356-3473




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                       THINGS TO REMEMBER

   Your medication (refills of any medication or spare prescriptions)

   A wrap or jacket to wear in the meeting rooms and outside during the eve-
    nings. The temperature drops significantly during the evening hours.

   Pen light for Candle Light Service

   Photo ID for Election of Officers

   Tickets for admission to all (ticketed) events




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