Orchid Society Celebrates 5 Years At Orchid Honors Dinner

NEW ORLEANS – The Orchid Society, a professional network of African American women serving as positive role models for young minority ladies aged 12 -16 in the New Orleans metro area through mentoring, community service and social awareness programming, will celebrate their 5-year anniversary as a community partner by honoring African American women who have shown outstanding compassion to New Orleans and its citizenry on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at a Orchid Honors Dinner at Felicity Church, 1818 Chestnut St., from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

         The honorees include:


• Sybil Morial, Political Activist

• Beverly McKenna, Publisher of the New Orleans Tribune

• Dr. Beverly Wright, Founding Director of Deep South Center for Environmental Justice

• Sylvia Scineaux-Richard, President East New Orleans Advisory Commission

• Deborah Elam, President, GE Foundation and Chief Diversity Officer of General Electric

• Sonya Brown, Community Engagement Coordinator at Boys Town Louisiana


         The dinner, provided by Chef Dino Rogers and Chef Linda Green "The Yaka-mein Lady," will feature a "family style" intimate setting with live music by Elliot Luv courtesy of Red Clay Soul and spirits provided by Victory Bar of New Orleans.

         The night will be emceed by WDSU-TV’s Camille Whitworth, and feature ambiance and decor by Posh Productions, LLC.

         The presenting sponsor is 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans, and the venue sponsor is WBOK 1230 AM.

         Started in 2010 by Founder and President Ariel Wilson, The Orchid Society has gained recognition in the community as one of the city's premier mentoring programs for adolescent African American females. They have served over 30 young ladies out of the Orleans Parish school system including Warren Easton High School, KIPP Renaissance and Lawrence D. Crocker College Prep. The program seeks to instill leadership, etiquette and communication skills in the participating students – ultimately making them better leaders of tomorrow.

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