The Milwaukee Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. (TLOD) –an international women’s service organization, will kick-off Father’s Day weekend with its Annual Celebration of Milwaukee’s Outstanding Fathers and Mentors.
Fifty-six (56) local fathers and mentors have been nominated for this special recognition by family and friends. The “Seventh Annual Celebration of Fathers and Mentors Breakfast”, will be held, Saturday, June 15, 2013, 9:00 a.m., at the Clarion Hotel, 5311 South Howell Avenue.
The 2013 Chairperson and event organizer is Ms. Catherine E. Miles, Retired MPS Administrator, Top Teens of America Advisor, and a community advocate for Milwaukee’s families and children. According to Ms. Miles, “TLOD recognized the need to show an appreciation for men who have accepted the responsibilities that accompany fatherhood or being a mentor was long overdue. We wanted to encourage men and their supporters to participate in this event. We have been encouraged each year by the enthusiasm for the event by honorees and supporters. 323 men have been honored in the past six years. We applaud the efforts of these extraordinary men and are enthusiastic about the approaching event.
Top Ladies of Distinction is pleased to celebrate and continue to be trendsetters with this unique tribute to Outstanding Fathers and Mentors annually. Celebrating honorable men has been warmly embraced and greatly anticipated.
We are pleased to recognize a few of Milwaukee’s fathers and mentors. Seven (7) years of this event is a wonderful tribute and accomplishment in our community. We invite you to join us as we recognize the following 2013 Honorees:
Cedric Addison, William F. Alexander, Pastor Kevel Anderson, Jessie Barnes, Rep. Mandela Barnes, Akpan J. Blake, Jarrod R. Borum, Sr., Robert Borum (Khalil Walid), Earl P. Boyce Sr., General Brown, Vincent Butler, Clian Campbell, Theo G. Carney II, Pastor Arnold Cifax, Sr., Albert P. Cooper Sr., Gregory Davis, Kevin Durham, Willie Fells, Bishop Rodney Finch, Sr., Jon Gaines, Dwight Graham, Wayne Hampton, Michael Hilson-Roach, Min. Brandon Hines, Darthaniel Holmes, Min. Milton Jackson, Willie E. Jackson, Dana T. Johnson, Freddie Johnson, Jr., Harvey “Jock” Johnson, Sherman N. Johnson, Travis A. Junior, Byron Jones, Richard A. Jones, Rev. Tucker Jones, Tommie Kennedy III, Timothy D. Kinzey, Yancy B. Landingham, James Eric Lawson, Terrance Lemons, Andree McClain, Clark K. Nelson, Calvin S. Rayford, Darryl Rheams, Gene E. Rhodes, Jr., Elder Courtney Sinclair, Elder Johnnie Tangle Jr., Rev. Robert Bruce Thomas, Chermond Thomas, Russell Thomas, Eric Thompson, Devin Wallace, Kyle S. Wallace, Eric Weaver, Glenn Wilder and Johnnie C. Williams.”
Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for children ages 6-18. Please call 414-447-6406 or 414-760-3610, for ticket information. Catherine E. Miles is Chairman. The Milwaukee Chapter TLOD President is Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson