Saturday, April 28, 2012

Where Are They Now: BDPA Member of the Year Award Winners

Earlier we asked for your support in finding the current location of the 1999 BDPA Chapter Presidents. Today, we reach out to our BETF-Blog readers to see if they can help us locate the winners of the National BDPA Member of the Year awards from 1986 through 2010.

Where are they now?
  • 1986 - Vivian Wilson (Cleveland)
  • 1987 - Linnie Frank (Washington DC)
  • 1988 - Whitman Able (Memphis)
  • 1989 - Ray Larkins (Detroit)
  • 1990 - Unknown
  • 1990 - Unknown
  • 1992 - Howard James (Philadelphia)
  • 1993 - Unknown
  • 1994 - Phillip Murphy (Flint)
  • 1995 - Gerry McClamy (Cleveland)
  • 1996 - Renee McClure (New York)
  • 1997 - Unknown
  • 1998 - Unknown
  • 1999 - Wendy Wonsley (Gr Tampa Bay)
  • 2000 - Juanita Robinson (Chicago)
  • 2001 - Gina Billings (Cincinnati)
  • 2002 - Mildred Allen (Gr Columbia)
  • 2003 - Tiffany Bonds (Charlotte)
  • 2004 - Dee Pearson (Dayton)
  • 2005 - Milt Haynes (Chicago)
  • 2006 - Chiji Ohayia (New York)
  • 2007 - No award given out this year
  • 2008 - No award given out this year
  • 2009 - Danna Sturdivant (Boston)
  • 2010 - Monica Bowe (Cleveland)
Can you tell us 'Where Are They Now?' We're hopeful we can get each of them to autograph this post ... or at least get them to POST A COMMENT!

3 comments:

Linnie Frank Bailey said...

I'm not too hard to find. Try www.linniefrank.com; I am a wife (19 years), mother (kids 17 & 9), freelance writer, author, & speaker. Currently, I'm a Regional Field Organizer for the Barack Obama campaign in the Inland Empire section of California.

At the time of the award I had served as President of the DC Chapter. I returned to my native California in 1987, met my future husband (at a BFPA meeting), and we have lived in Corona, CA for 19 years. These days I go as: Linnie Frank Bailey and I am still very active with community work!

Villager said...

Linnie - Thank you very much for sharing your update with us! I'm hopeful that the others who earned the highest individual honor bestowed by BDPA will also share their updates with us over time.

It must be exciting to be watching history in the making as an active participant in the 2008 presidential campaign of Barack Obama. I blog about him regularly in the Electronic Village.

Do you have any digital photos of BDPA from back in the day that you can share with us?

Villager said...

Any other Member of the Year award winners still around?