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posted Aug 16, 2011, 2:12 PM by Jugs Inc. Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Chapter of J.U.G.S., Inc. recently hosted their Annual Diamond and Scholarship Award Luncheon celebrating 32 Years of Community Service and 22nd Year of awarding 4-Year Scholarships at the beautiful Marina Del Rey Marriott Hotel.  The women were hosts to a sell-out audience, greeting guests, friends, family, corporate sponsors and political leaders.

Members, Mary Morris, President, Ovis Stone-Massey, Vice President; Stacy Hill-Williams, Secretary and 2011 Luncheon Chair; Lena Echols, Financial Secretary; Jackie Hill, Treasurer; Charisse Bremond-Weaver, Parliamentarian and 2011 Program Chair; and Nedra Thomas-Gardner, Historian, Scholarship Chair welcomed their guest as they entered the beautiful decorated Bayview Room at the Marina Del Rey Marriott Hotel.

It was an outstanding afternoon as the Women of the Los Angeles Chapter celebrated and acknowledged their Diamond Award Honorees and scholarship recipients. The Los Angeles Chapter is one of the first, if not the first, organization to award 4-year scholarships and they have never waned in their endeavor to raise funds for the young men and women graduating from high school to succeed and realize their dreams and goals.  To date the Los Angeles Chapter of J.U.G.S. have students attending California State Northridge, Howard University, State University of New York at Purchase, Fashion Institute of Design; University of California, Davis, Azusa Pacific University, Clark Atlanta University, San Francisco State University and the University of Southern California.

The 2011 Diamond Award Honoree were Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Representative of the 35th District of California; Shirley Phillips, Corporate Community Relations Representative, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Byron K. Reed, Senior Vice President, Director of Community Development, Los Angeles Metro Region, Wells Fargo & Company, who was represented by Roy Jasso, Vice President, Community Development Group, Wells Fargo, as Byron was called out of town.

President Mary Morris thanked each and every person as well as corporate sponsors Northrop Grumman, Union Bank, Wells Fargo, Lockheed Martin, Brotherhood Crusade, and McDonald's.  Many thanks also were expressed to Seven-Up/RC Bottling Company, Marina Del Rey Marriott Hotel, BBC Candy (Blackpool Brighton Candy) and souvenir ad participants, for their support and contributions to the success of their luncheon.