In Chapter News on February 3, 2017 - 11:06 am
Say Hello to the Charlotte Chapter of the CSF
The Carson Scholars Fund is thrilled to announce the creation of a new chapter in Charlotte, NC. Under the leadership of Kathleen Juhl, with Glenda Reneau serving as treasurer and Joyce Sanders as secretary, thirteen members of the community have also volunteered to serve Charlotte’s youth through the Chapter. The team of dedicated and hard-working chapter members will be crucial to helping the CSF expand into the Charlotte area to make an impact on young students. The Chapter’s first goal is to create a Ben Carson Reading Room at a local elementary school.
The group kicked off their fundraising efforts in September 2016 by hosting a luncheon with Mrs. Candy Carson at the Palisades Country Club. At the luncheon, guests learned more about the Carson Scholars Program and the Ben Carson Reading Project from Candy Carson and Sande Constantine, head of the Palm Beach County Chapter.
Upcoming events being hosted by the Chapter include Dealing the Cards – A Day of Cards and a Taste of Charlotte. At the end of March, local bridge clubs and community members will gather with members of the Chapter for games of bridge, euchre, canasta, and pinochle to raise money for CSF’s educational initiatives in Charlotte.
Currently, three reading rooms have been established in the Charlotte area. The reading rooms at Mallard Creek Elementary School in Charlotte and Old Pointe Elementary School in Rock Hill, SC were sponsored by Domtar and opened in the fall of 2016. A reading room at R.E. Davis Elementary School in Sumter, SC, sponsored by Thompson Companies, opened in September 2016. As of 2016, the CSF has recognized 58 scholars in North Carolina.
All of the Charlotte Chapter’s efforts support the Carson Scholars Fund’s mission and will help expand the number of Reading Rooms and Carson Scholars across the country. Stay up to date with the Charlotte Chapter and upcoming fundraising events on the Carson Scholars Fund website.