Congratulations are extended to Abraham H. Parks as our recipient of the 2008 Board Member of the Year Award This is the first time the Award has been presented and he is very worthy of it. Abe has contributed significantly to the success of Teenarama Incorporated. He served as the Membership Liaison Chair and assumed his duties responsibly. He is credited with redesigning our marketing brochure; maintaining the Membership Directory; developing business cards for the Board. Additionally, Abe wrote the proposal for our 2008 Scholarship Cruise. Abe is a native Washingtonian and a graduate of Calvin Coolidge High School who attended classes at American University. He is a former Marine, honorably discharged after serving in Viet Nam on the Medical Battalion.
Abe retired with the rank of Police Commander after 31 years with the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department. He rose through the ranks quickly and helped draft the first domestic violence policy for the District of Columbia. Abe also served on many Boards and Task Force such as the DC Police & Fireman's Retirement.
Joshau accepts his 2008 Member of the Year Award
2008 Member of the Year Award
Congratulations to Joshua Royster our 2008 Member of the Year. We admire his enthusiasm, resourcefulness and motivation. Joshua served on the Meet and Greet committee last year. He was instrumental in suggesting our first scholarship cruise, which was very successful. Also, he sold the most tickets for the event. Joshua is a native Washingtonian who served in the Navy from 1963-1969. He is a graduate of Federal City College where he received a Bachelor's degree and performed worked towards a Master's degree.
Teenarama, Inc. presents its first Legacy Award to Producer Beverly Lindsay-Johnson
Teenarama's First Legacy Award
Teenarama's mission is to raise community awareness of the Teenarama experience, and keep the legacy alive through our youth. Appropriately, the first Legacy Award was presented to Beverly Lindsay-Johnson, producer of the documentary "Dance Party: The Teenarama Story." Lindsay-Johnson
received her award in the presence of more than 150 Teenarama, Inc. members and supporters during Teenarama's annual fund raiser and scholarship gala on October 14, 2006