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DC Federation of Civic Associations 78th Annual Awards Luncheon
Washington Navy Yard Conference Center
1454 Parsons Avenue, SE, Washington, DC
October 25, 2008 - 11:30AM
Theme: "Communities Working Together As One City"

The main objectives of the Federation are to inform, to represent, and to support the residents of the District of Columbia.

DPCA Members in attendance:
Ralph Amis
Dorothy Burruss
Lincoln Burruss
M. Viveca Miller
Felicia Retland
David Retland

Ralph Amis

Dorothy and Lincoln Burruss

Felicia and David Retland

M. Viveca Miller and Dorothy Burruss

Mayor Adrian Fenty

Councilwoman Carol Schwartz and DPCA members

David Retland accepting the award for S. Thetus Boyd

Presentation of Awards - Congratulations to:
S. Thetus Boyd - Outstanding Female Delegate (award accepted by David Retland). Ms. Boyd has been a resident of the Dupont Park community for several decades. She has served along with others on the neighborhood watch program. As an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for ANC7B, she has kept visible to the District of Columbia government, the difficulties of the citizens who live East of the River.

Ralph Amis

Presentation of Awards - Congratulations to:
Ralph Amis - Oustanding Senior Delegate. Mr. Amis has been a resident of the Dupont Park Community for forty-five years. He has served as both a Recording Secretary and Chaplain for the Dupont Park Civic Association. While serving as President of the Foreball Golf Club, he helped established the Junior Gold Program, which resulted in his assisting several young persons to receive scholarships to various colleges to further their education helping them to become useful, contributing citizens in their local communities.

For the past ten years he has served as an instructor for New Deacons at New Bethel Baptist Church, as well as for the General Baptist Deacons Association of Washington, D.C. As a Deacon, he ministers to the sick and shut-in, helps the homeless members of the church, as well as members of the New Bethel community. He provides transportation to the sick for doctor appointments and for members to attend church services and meetings.

DPCA members with Council Chair Vincent C. Gray

DPCA members with Councilmember Mary M. Cheh

DPCA members with Councilmember At-Large Kwame R. Brown