Saturday, October 26, 2013

Regina Prude and Ella Henderson on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile organizations and leaders who lead by example. With extraordinary acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these organizations and leaders embody "Be the change you want to see in the world".

Throughout 2013, listeners will hear from presidents of organizations who are global change agents. We will also hear from CEOs of social enterprise businesses who are changing communities and college educators who are taking their students out of the classroom and into surrounding neighborhoods to learn and serve others.

Naomi N. Tutu with Regina Prude on the "Leadership Zone" Radio Show
On Saturday, October 26, 2013 tune in to hear from two dynamic women of faith, Regina Prude and Ella Henderson, share about their lives and family legacies. Listen to Ms. Prude share about being a cancer survivor and how she chose her doctor by asking him a question about his belief in his ability to help her. Ms. Prude will discuss the roles faith and prayer have in our lives to heal us even when we are faced with issues that seem hopeless. Ms. Prude will discuss the importance of clinical trials, being an informed patient, and how to advocate for your health. Ms. Regina will also share life lessons learned from her late husband, Dr. Floyd Prude, and the legacy of his ministry that is still impacting her family and others today.

Ella Henderson/Henderson Manor Farm
Ella Henderson will share with the audience how eating healthy is one of the pillars to good healthcare. Listen as she shares about her multi-generational family entrepreneurial enterprise,  Henderson Manor Farm in Marengo County, Alabama. Hear how the Hendersons are leading a movement to help communities and families save time and money by eating garden fresh produce and herbs. Henderson Manor Farm not only produces a wide variety of vegetables but offer nutritional recipes and cooking demonstrations to help families break the cycle of eating processed foods that can be detrimental to their health.

Ms. Henderson will also discuss how families can create land trusts to ensure generational wealth.

Living Your Best Life can be heard on 760AM in the Middle Tennessee Region, on Tune In, streaming live online at UStream.TV, and on military bases on Saturdays from 9:00-10am CST. This show will also air on the HBCU Network.

More About Regina Prude

Genma Holmes welcoming Regina Prude to XM airwaves!
For thirty-six and a half years, Regina Prude was a formal partner in ministry, serving as pastor’s wife at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Beloit, Wisconsin, with her late husband, the Dr. Floyd Prude, Jr., was Senior Pastor. She cherished those three decades of working by his side, offering behind-the-scenes leadership and support for many church ministries.

She is living our her dream to impart the good news of the Gospel…the evangelion in a different way. Technology has opened doors we couldn’t have dreamed about when The Prudes first stepped onto the path of servant leadership.

Regina Prude is a messenger who wants everyone within her reach to know that they can be awesome. And that they can have an authentic, genuinely deep relationship with the great God of the universe.

After living in the Midwest nearly all of her life, Regina Prude now lives in Nashville, TN, surrounded by her daughter, son-in-law, three grandchildren and great-granddaughter.  Her son still lives in Wisconsin but they are never very far apart.

More About Henderson Manor Farm 


The Henderson Manor Farm (HMF) is a family owned farm based originally in Marengo county Alabama. Raised around large families and managing a 10 acre farm, set the tone for great cooks and the love of good and healthy food. In 2000, the Henderson Family saw the need to restore the basics of nutrition to the family dining table. Because families have been conditioned to produce everything as fast as possible, no one has time to sit at the table and enjoy a good healthy meal.   Seeing this as an opportunity to help others, The Henderson Manor Farm began working diligently to empower families to grow and consume chemical-free and non-polluted produce that are needed for their nourishment.

The Henderson Manor Farm Program addresses many concerns for the health of our rural, urban and underserved communities by offering gardening and cooking training/classes for Health Fairs and/or Nutrition Demonstrations. For more information about their programs, click here.



Thursday, October 24, 2013

Unique Christmas Ornaments For Sale to Support College Fund



For the past three years, the Brentwood Woman's Club has offered hand painted Christmas Ornaments by local artist, Lori Wegenka, of local scenes in Brentwood, Tennessee. The beautiful keepsake ornaments are depictions of open green spaces, town structures, and homes that so many residents in the Brentwood area love and treasure. These ornaments will make wonderful gifts for families, friends, and neighbors to enjoy now and years to come.  

The ornaments sold this holiday season will feature two Brentwood icons, The Clock Tower and The Turner Barn. The cost for each ornament is $30 of which $18 is tax-deductible. Money raised from the sale of Lori Wegenka's Christmas Ornaments will support the GFWC Brentwood Woman's Club educational fund for Williamson County residents at Columbia State Community College. For more information or to purchase, contact Mary Phillips at map10@bellsouth.net


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The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is a unifying force, bringing together local women’s clubs, with members dedicated to strengthening their communities and enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. With 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members are community leaders who work locally to create global change by supporting the arts, preserving natural resources, advancing education, promoting healthy lifestyles, encouraging civic involvement, and working toward world peace and understanding.


The Brentwood Woman’s Club is celebrating 40 years as a 501(c)3 organization in Williamson County.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

An Honorary Doctorate Is Honorary Not Actual and Other Things We Should Know

There has been much discussion the last few weeks in regards to how to use professional titles when teaching in academia by none college teaching folks. It started with an online debate between several friends by the qualifications of a professor. Having a mother who has taught at every educational level, I consulted the Knowledgeable One for input. That consultation led to several pages of "documentation" from some of the most brilliant minds on colleges and universities campus around the country and on Mars. Everyone learned quickly that being a professor comes after years of pursuing your doctorate and not to be taken lightly.

Since that initial online discussion, I have been thoroughly educated on what is a professor, tenure, tenure track, teaching, instructor, adjunct, associate, and a host of other words that are used to describe careers, jobs responsibilities, educational level, and pay scale within an institution of high learning.

My education was so interesting, I thought I would share my "research" with you. No, I did not get a grant for my research but my "findings" are being published... on my blog!

Here are a few points of interest. Some I knew and some I did not:

1. The title professor is not to be used causally around people who actually went to college to become a college professor. It is equivalent to calling yourself a sorority sister or fraternity brother when you never pledged a sorority or fraternity. Taboo for sure!

2. An Adjunct Lecture is a part-time non salaried, non tenure track, faculty member who is paid for each class they teach. Usually individuals employed as adjunct lecture are employed at another job and do not have a PhD.

3. A Lecture is full-time or part-time position at a university that does not involve tenure or formal research obligations (although sometimes they choose to perform research), but can often involve administrative service roles. This position does not necessarily require a doctoral degree and usually involves a focus on undergraduate and/or introductory courses. In some colleges, the term Senior Lecturer is awarded to highly qualified or accomplished lecturers. A convention some schools have begun to use is the title "teaching professor," with or without ranks, to clarify that these are in fact true faculty members who simply do not have research obligations.

4. An Assistant Professor is an introductory level professor. A position generally taken after receiving a PhD and completing a post-doctoral fellowship.

5. An Associate Professor is a mid-level, usually tenured, professor with a PhD.

6. A Professor is a senior, tenured professor. To receive tenure is a beast of a process.

Colleges and universities vary on placing emphasis on research or teaching professor but everyone consulted agreed that Professor is used for individuals with terminal degrees. Students often use professor as a term of respect when addressing their teachers.

Too often, what takes years to earn maybe trivialized by others who may not realize the use of the terminology or education that accompanies a title. I see this often when individuals are given an Honorary Doctorate and that honorary title becomes a permanent part of individual names when addressing them in public and in written communications. Honorary Doctorates are just what they are, honorary not actual.

This post is only to inform. Having a quite a number of family and friends who have earned their doctorate and are working at institutions as professors, I feel it is import for us to be knowledgeable about the work it takes to become a college professor. Let us not misuse or abuse titles and learn to use them in proper contexts.

“A rising tide lifts all boats”

Thanks to all unpaid participants. Extra research was found here:

Friday, October 18, 2013

Jeff Drew Son of Birmingham Civil Rights Leaders Discuss City's Struggles and Resiliency on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile organizations and leaders who lead by example. With extraordinary acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these organizations and leaders embody "Be the change you want to see in the world".

Throughout 2013, listeners will hear from presidents of organizations who are global change agents. We will also hear from CEOs of social enterprise businesses who are changing communities and college educators who are taking their students out of the classroom and into surrounding neighborhoods to learn and serve others.

On Saturday, October 19, 2013, join us to hear Jeff Drew, a lifelong resident of Birmingham, Alabama, as he shares about the "tumultuous year" in Civil Rights History, 1963. Listen as Drew talk about living in an area that was bombed so frequently that it was nicknamed "Dynamite Hill". Drew's parents, John and Addine Drew, were influential business owners and leaders in the Birmingham's Civil Rights movement who often met with Civil Rights Leaders from around the country. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. often stayed with the family when he would visit the city. Hear Jeff Drew share first hand stories of Dr. King.

Jeff Drew also will discuss the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and how it affected young people not only in Birmingham but throughout the South. Drew will share his thoughts on the long term affects from racial unrest on the families in Birmingham as well as our country. Drew will give us updates on the city and how the 50th Anniversary of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing comes at time when our country is seeing more racial division.

This show is part of four week series entitled: "Celebrating the Triumph of the Human Spirit: The 50th Anniversary of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing”

Tune into 760AM in the Middle Tennessee Region, on Tune In, streaming live on line at UStream.TV, and on military bases on Saturdays from 9:00-10am CST. This show will also air on the HBCU Network.

More About Jeff Drew


Jeff Drew is a second generation family business owner. Alexander Insurance Agency was founded by Jeff Drew’s father in 1932 before desegregation and the civil rights movement. Jeff  Drew joined the firm in 1973 to operate Mobile and Tuskegee divisions. Despite the challenges the firm faced, whether it was civil rights struggles or a wave of new competitors, the firm has continued to thrive.

The general insurance agency, which offers property and casualty insurance, as well as specialized lines, has grown steadily to become one of the oldest black-owned agencies in the country.
The agency was initially established in Atlanta in 1932, by Drew’s father, John, and T.M. Alexander Sr., who was a prominent Atlanta businessman at the time.

In many ways, the struggle for civil rights played a major role in the agency. But Drew’s father and the company, played a role in the civil rights movement, as well. The agency planted its roots in the Magic City during the movement and played a role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Jeff Drew’s father, who was a classmate of Martin Luther King Sr. at Morehouse College, helped the boycott organizers obtain the insurance they needed to help the boycott be successful.

Drew said the success of the Civil Rights movement also impacted his family’s business.
“Prior to the Civil Rights act, there were probably not more than five independent minority-owned agencies in the country. Those five were obviously doing well, because people of a minority persuasion had nowhere else to go,” Drew recalled. “Now, all of the doors are open to any and everybody.”

Drew said service has always been one of the mottos of the company – dating back to when his father founded the firm. That has helped Alexander Insurance Agency become the oldest independent minority-owned insurance agency in the state and one of the oldest in the country.

“The strategy is that one company tells another,” he said. Drew said being a second-generation family-owned business is something that always weighs on his mind. “I think about it all the time,” Drew said.

Drew, who is also a jazz musician, has been active in the Birmingham community. He was recognized nationally for his work with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and he is a certified first responder. The firm has found its niche serving clients both large and small. Alexander Insurance Agency was also the first minority-owned agency to serve as agency of record for the Birmingham Water Works Sewer Board.

Drew said the firm prides itself in being able to serve both the rich and the poor. “There is still a need for the common man to have access to insurance,” he said. For more of Jeff Drew's story go to  Birmingham Business Journal.

Jeff Drew will be speaking at
Celebrates the Triumph of the Human Spirit: 
The 50th Anniversary of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing. 
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
6:00-9:00 pm
@
1700 University Boulevard, 4th Floor
Birmingham, Alabama 35294

Limited seating. No admission charge. 
RSVP to omnaontour@psych.org




Monday, October 14, 2013

Genma Holmes Needs Your Votes for "Dancing With the Nashville Stars"



I am having the time of my life preparing for Feed America First's Dancing with The Nashville Stars. I am enjoying the competion and working hard on my top secret routine. I have gotten more excercise in the last few weeks than I have in months.

The best part of competing in this exciting fundraiser is knowing that the money raised by votes for me helps stamp out hunger in our rural communities. 1 in 5 children go to bed hungry at night. Feed America First has distributed almost 30 million pounds of food to agencies in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and beyond. For every dollar donated, Feed America First has provided 12-15 meals.




So, how does it work? Online Votes are available in 10-vote packages for $10. You may purchase as many 10-vote packages as you would like by simply changing the number in the "Quantity" field and clicking "Update" on the PayPal page. For example, ten 10-vote packages equals 100 votes for $100. Thank you for your valued donation!

You can vote for me here. You can also purchase tickets or buy a table here. Of course, vote early and often! The day of performance date is:

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 * 6:00-9:00 p.m. At Liberty Hall at The Factory in Franklin, TN.

If you prefer to mail in checks, the address is below. Remember to put Genma Holmes (who is your friend, pal, buddy, bff, bug killer, ....) in the memo line.

Mailing Address:
Feed America First
1105 Blue Springs Road
Franklin, TN 37069


Thank you for your support,
Genma

Dancing with the Nashville Stars on Living Your Best Life 10-05-2013
Dancing with the Nashville Stars on Living Your Best Life  10-12-2013



Transcendence and Resilience Following Trauma Program in Birmingham, Alabama

OMNA on Tour Celebrates the Triumph of the Human Spirit: 
The 50th Anniversary of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing. 

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
6:00-9:00 pm
@

1700 University Boulevard, 4th Floor
Birmingham, Alabama 35294

Limited seating. No admission charge. 
RSVP to omnaontour@psych.org

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Dancing with The Nashville Stars Updates, Doing Good, and The Passionate Volunteer on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile organizations and leaders who lead by example. With extraordinary acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these organizations and leaders embody "Be the change you want to see in the world".

Throughout 2013 listeners will hear from presidents of organizations who are global change agents. We will also hear from CEOs of social enterprise businesses who are changing communities and college educators who are taking their students out of the classroom and into surrounding neighborhoods to learn and serve others.








Join us to hear updates from Dancing with The Nashville Stars. Clyde C. Harris will share about World Champions Productions partnership with Dancing with the Nashville Stars, a benefit for Feed America First. This benefit is back for its third year of wowing the Middle Tennessee Area with an exciting fundraiser that addresses a serious crisis in America, 1 out of 5 children goes hungry. Clyde, regional director of World Champions Productions will share how dancing benefits the mind, body, and soul. Listen as he talks about he started with World Champions Productions and where his career has taken him around the world. He will also share with us the celebrities he has worked with on the national show, Dancing With the Stars. Genma Holmes is dancing in this years fundraiser and Clyde C. Harris is her partner.

Also on today's show we will hear from Doing Good, an organization dedicated to promoting volunteerism. Kimberly "Brownie" Vaughn will share with us Doing Good's Volunteer of the Month and how Doing Good celebrates the Spirit of Volunteerism by featuring local volunteers making a difference in the community. Kimberly "Brownie" Vaughn will also share how Doing Good inspires, educates, and connects residents to local non-profits. Doing Good shows us how much impact one person has on the future of our community.

We also hear updates from Creativity Moves Dreamers and Doers 2nd Annual Conference held at Vanderbilt Nashville and from Center For Non-Profit Management's Salute to Excellence, the largest non-profit recognition dinner in the country.

 Living Your Best Life, a radio show that empowers, inspires and motivates one to live their BEST life, can heard on 760 AM in the Middle-Tennessee Region, on Tune In, military bases, and streamed live on U-Stream.TV from 9-10AM CST. This show will also be aired on the HBCU radio network.

More About World Champion Productions

World Champion Productions stands as a dynamic organization within the community. Their goal is to empower our members with the ability to attain their highest personal best through the love of Ballroom Dancing. WCP wish to serve our members through a wide variety of experiences and opportunities that encourage their growth as dancers, and inspire them to pass on their love of dancing. To see the various groups and organizations that World Champion Productions has performed for, click here.

More About Kimberly "Brownie" Vaughn
 Kimberly “Brownie” Vaughn is a dynamic and energetic woman with magnetic compassion, delivering attractive, power-packed messages that target and hit the bull’s eye of the single woman’s heart. Actually living single in a world that often forgets to celebrate its single women, Brownie holds up the banner for her sisters in singlehood to love their God-given significance. Through speaking engagements and events, she adamantly shares how her journey to joy included pit stops such as bitterness over heartaches, settling for ungodly attraction, searching for validation, and understanding the reasons for rejection in single-hood. Those that are privileged to hear her speak continually rave about her captivating way to connect and empower women with solutions that alter negative thinking and boost self- esteem. To learn more about Kimberly click here.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Dancing with The Nashville Stars and Creativity Moves on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile organizations and leaders who lead by example. With extraordinary acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these organizations and leaders embody "Be the change you want to see in the world".

Throughout 2013 listeners will hear from presidents of organizations who are global change agents. We will also hear from CEOs of social enterprise businesses who are changing communities and college educators who are taking their students out of the classroom and into surrounding neighborhoods to learn and serve others.

 Join us to hear about Dancing with The Nashville Stars and Creativity Moves 2nd Annual Conference. John Philleo will share about Dancing with the Nashville Stars, a benefit for Feed America First. This benefit is back for its third year of wowing the Middle Tennessee Area with an exciting fundraiser that addresses a serious crisis in America, 1 out of 5 children goes hungry. John will share how funds from Dancing with the Nashville Stars are used at Feed America First and ways we can all participate. Genma Holmes is dancing in this years fundraiser.

Jacob Weiss, our number one repeat guest, is back to discuss his 2nd Annual Creativity Moves Conference. Listen as he shares how Creativity Moves Conference will feature inspiration and advice to help you launch big, creative ideas that will make a difference. Learn from creative entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and artists who are using creativity to give back, do well, and inspire their communities.

This show promises to get you up and dancing and start your creative thoughts flowing to do something big project that you have in the back of your mind and in heart to help make our world a better place. (Vote for Genma Holmes online here.)

 Living Your Best Life, a radio show that empowers, inspires and motivates one to live their BEST life, can heard on 760 AM in the Middle-Tennessee Region, on Tune In, military bases, and streamed live on U-Stream.TV from 9-10AM CST. This show will also be aired on WTST, a member of the HBCU radio network.


More About Dancing with the Nashville Stars 

 The 2013 celebrity cast of Dancing with the Nashville Stars to benefit Feed America First is, from top left, Dr. Enrique Arevalos, Shauna Billingsley, Jennifer Herron, Genma Holmes, Brad Hopkins, Jennifer Kraus, Rodney Mitchell, and Kelly Sutton.

Feed America First is pleased to announce the cast of its 2013 Dancing with the Nashville Stars fundraising banquet. The event features a dance contest between 8 local celebrities paired with professional dance instructors from National Dance Clubs and World Champion Productions.

The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at The Factory at Franklin, in Liberty Hall.

All proceeds from the event benefit Feed America First, a Franklin-based hunger relief charity that operates out of Murfreesboro and serves the Middle Tennessee region. 

“We’re so excited that local celebrities of this stature would choose to align themselves with Feed America First, and in fact share our passion to feed the hungry,” said Tom Henry, founder and executive director of Feed America First. “We have such a broad variety of personalities, which makes us confident that this will be our best event ever.” 

The goal of this event is to provide enough food for half a million meals. The couple that raises the most money for the charity through voting and other revenue streams wins the coveted mirrored-ball trophy. A panel of judges will also give trophies for Artistic Impression and Technical Merit. 





The 2013 DWTNS celebrity dancers and their professional partners are:

· Dr. Enrique Arevalos, radiologist with Williamson Medical Center, paired with pro Khyrstyne Dunaway, of National Dance Clubs, Belle Meade;

· Shauna Billingsley, Franklin City Attorney and former Franklin Breakfast Rotary president, paired with pro Alfred Perratta, of National Dance Clubs, Brentwood;

· Jennifer Herron, WSMV Anchor/Reporter and radio personality, paired with pro Dusty Johnson, of World Champion Productions, Mt. Juliet;

· Genma Holmes, Host of Living Your Best Life Radio and Entrepreneur, paired with pro John Elliot, of World Champion Productions, Mt. Juliet;

· Brad Hopkins, Former Tennessee Titan and Host of First Quarter on 102.5 The Game, paired with pro Audra Ownby, of National Dance Clubs, Belle Meade;

· Jennifer Kraus, NewsChannel 5 Investigative Reporter/Anchor, paired with pro Josh Crenshaw, of National Dance Clubs, Brentwood;

· Rodney Mitchell, Celebrity Stylist and Salon Owner, paired with pro Milly Elkin, of National Dance Clubs, Brentwood; and,

· Kelly Sutton, Emmy-nominated News Anchor and TV Personality, paired with pro Dayshawn Powell, of National Dance Clubs, Belle Meade.



In addition to the celebrity dance contest, the event will include a catered dinner, a silent auction, and open dancing for guests. The general public is invited to attend the event, but seating is limited, so reservations should be made quickly.

Reservations can be made online atwww.feedamericafirst.org or checks may be made payable to Feed America First, 1105 Blue Springs Rd., Franklin, TN 37069.


More About Creativity Moves


Creativity Moves Nashville is a gathering of Nashville's innovative creative leaders, thinkers, and doers who believe in the power of creativity to do good and transform our community.


Founded in 2012, Creativity Moves Nashville is an initiative of Playing By Air Productions, and High-Wired Communities, in partnership with Nashville community leaders. The October 10-12, 2013 conference is made possible by the support of community sponsors and partners including the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, The Village Fund, Artober, Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, Nashville Creative Group, Beth Inglish Art, The MEPR Agency, Resolve TV, Abrasive Media, Nossi College of Art, Now Playing Nashville, Sam Davidson, David Hutchins, Jody Lentz, Foothill Entertainment Group, Creators’ Freedom Project, No Starving Artist, The Tour of Smiles, The Sing Me a Story Foundation,  The Skillery, Proof Branding, Mothers Digital, Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes, Interactive for Good, and Songs-4-Cause.