This Week in Houston’s Buzz: The Drifters, Incorporated 61st National Convention Scholarship Luncheon and More!

The Drifters, Incorporated 61st National Convention Scholarship Luncheon

                                                           Dr. Robert McGee

On Saturday, August 5, 2017, The Drifters held its 61st National Convention Scholarship Luncheon at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. The Houston Chapter luncheon took place at 12:15 p.m. and the theme was “Education Sparks Magical Opportunities”. Thelma Johnson/Dr. Bente Gage (Chairman/Co-Chairman of the Scholarship Committee) and Linda Carter-McClure (National Convention Planner) presented the DBEB Scholarship. Linda Burkley (Scholarship Committee) gave the Introduction of Speaker and Dr. Cherry Gooden (Texas Southern University – Department Chairman, Retired) was the Guest Speaker. Also, Ada Cooper (President of Houston Chapter) presented Special Presentation, Deborah Roundtree (National Membership Chairman) presented Chapter Awards and Denise Taylor presented Human Services Awards, and NOW Black Woman.

2017 Houston Drifters’ Chartering Legacy Scholarship Recipients

O. Elaine Archie Memorial Award presented to Peyton Robbins (Alief Elsik High School); Leiah Catherine Arleen Jackson Legacy Award presented to Morgan Samone Pervis (Humble High School); Dr. Chester Levy, Jr. Science Award presented to Joshua T. Williams (Foster High School); Eva Purnell Memorial Award presented to Jonathan Maxwell Flowers (Cypress Falls High School); Drifters National Executive Board (DNEB) Scholarship Award presented to Isaac T.J. Dickinson (Bayard Rustin High School)

Thelma Johnson, Christine Criner-Smith, Dr. Bente Gage, Beryl Blalock-Hume, and Linda Burkley

                                Scholarship Committee and Recipients

                          The Jackson Family (Aleiah, Kiah, and Scott)


The Yolanda Adams Morning Show Fly Friday Live

                                    Fox 26 News Anchor Jonathan Martin

The Yolanda Adams Morning Show recently invited guests to be a part of their live studio audience. Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Yolanda Adams, along with Comedian Marcus D. Wiley and Fox 26 News Anchor Jonathan Martin were all a part of the fly Friday Live show on August 4, 2017, at the KYND Studios. In Houston, you can listen to The Yolanda Adams Morning Show weekdays on KYND Radio 1520 AM from 5-9 AM. For more information about the Yolanda Adams Morning Show visit their website at https://kyndradio.com/shows/yolanda-adams-morning-show/.

Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Yolanda Adams and Comedian Marcus D. Wiley