The Board of Directors and Officers of the Richards and Coleman Family Foundation, Inc. (RCFF) is pleased to announce that its 2016 Annual General Meeting(AGM)/Reunion will be held in Bowie, Maryland from July 15 through July 17 2016. More details of the weekend meeting activities will be in your email beginning May of 2016.
This year the foundation is giving 30 RCFF polo shirts black or gold to the first 30 members who pays their annual assessment. Officers or members of the board are excluded from this offer. You can pay your assessment for this year and next year online 24/7 at www.rcff1.org. To qualify as a member you don't have to attend the general meeting, you only need to pay your annual assessments for the current and previous years. You must also meet the family requirements.
The foundation want to remind our members as we approach the end of the tax year that all of their 2015 general meeting weekend expenses, hotel, car rental, and meals can be deducted from their 2015 federal tax return. Please be sure to keep your receipts for those items, the foundation only provides you with a receipt for your assessment and contributions made directly to the foundation. Consult your tax accountant about this information.
Please don't forget to make your donation to the Christian A. Richards Elementary School water tower project by October 31st to help make this desperately needed project a reality. Give what you can afford regardless of the amount. For those in Liberia who want to donate to this project please contact Mrs. Rhonda Von Ballmoos at FIB, Liberia on Broad Street. Don't miss on this opportunity to help many young children in great need of a life sustaining resource. Resource that many take for granted. Thanks for your attension.
The Richards & Coleman Family Foundation's (RCFF) 2015 Annual General Meeting and family reunion is being held from July 17th through July 19th in the tri-city areas of Williamsburg, Newport News and Hampton, Virginia. Two years ago, the young adults of the family suggested this location, and it was approved by the general membership. The activities on Saturday, July 18th, are scheduled to be held at the Busch Gardens Park. More details and a schedule of the RCFF's 2015 Annual General Meeting weekend activities, can be viewed on the 2015 annual meeting link or the calendar page link in the menu section.
This is an important year for the Foundation's future, as we will be electing new officers to run the Foundation for the next two years. Please use the Foundation's website link to pay your 2015 annual Membership Assessment, or mail it to the RCFF at P.O. Box 2293, Montgomery Village, MD 20886.
The RCFF's Facebook page is another tool being used by the Foundation, which will enable our family to communicate important announcements about the family and the Foundation's activities. Through this medium, members are able to communicate openly with the Foundation about its functions. We want to remind everyone who uses this page that when posting; please communicate responsibly to have a positive impact on our family. The page can be accessed at facebook.com/pages/Richards-and-Coleman-Family-Foundation-Inc
The Foundation is currently also engaged in establishing rules or guidelines which will produce meaningful benefits for the Foundation's members. Membership requirements can be found at:www.rcff1.org/about/Amended_Constitution_7_19_2014.pdf. More information on member's benefits, the General Meeting projects, and future events, will be announced before the General Meeting.
Additionally, a new website is being developed for the Foundation, and will enable members to login to a database and vote on future elections, as well as other issues when they arise. Included on the new website will be some membership benefits as well. We look forward to seeing you in July.
The honorees will be honored on November 29, 2014 at an official ceremony between the hours of 8 pm to 11 pm in Silver Spring, Maryland USA. The schedule, address and directions of the event can be found on the calendar page of the Foundation's website at www.rcff1.org. Admission is free for full family members, associate members and friends of the honorees. Please review the Foundation's constitution in reference to its membership classification on the about us link of the Foundation's website.
The list of honorees are: Joseph G. Richards, Anna Sherman Richards, Eva Coleman George, Claudia Coleman Nelson, Olivia Coleman Banks, Paulita Coleman Padmore, Genevieve Coleman Garnett, Melvina Bendu Coleman, Moses O. Coleman, Vyrle Richards, Rev. Walter D. Richards, Louise Richards Morris, Robertetta Craig Burroughs, Ora Simpson Titus, Olive Simpson Akinsanya, Comfort Simpson Neal, Isabel Karnga Coleman, Mary Wesley Coleman, Joseph. K. L. Moulton, Rev. Mark Richards, Josephine Richards, Patience Matilda Railey and Violet Coleman Taylor.
The official program on November 29th, two days after Thanksgiving, will feature the presentation of plaques, dinning, music, and other forms of entertainment. A silent auction and raffle in support of the Schools and the City of Clay Ashland's Health Care Center will also be held. For more information on this and other activities go to rcff1.org.
The Richards and Coleman Family Foundation, Inc. is hosting its first honor program on November 29, 2014. It will be held at the Argyle Community Center, located at 1603 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The officers of the foundation decided to first honor family members whose names are to be published on September 15, 2014. The honorees are currently being selected by the officers and members of the foundation.
The honorees will be informed in writing by September 1, 2014. Each honoree will be presented a plaque and a gift from the foundation. Music, food and drinks will be provided free of charge. Since this is the weekend of Thanksgiving, the foundation is proud to give thanks to the honorees for their years of service to family and society.
Before the conclusion of the program, three of the honorees will draw the prizes being raffled by the foundation. The prizes range from a $100.00 Visa gift card to $1000.00 cash. Proceeds from the raffle goes to funding the Christian A. Richards Elementary School in Liberia.
The officers of the foundation have approved the creation of awards in honor of deceased family members to be presented bi-annually. Honorees for future awards will be people in society who best exemplify the various categories of the awards. The categories and naming of awards are still a work in progress.
More details on these and other activities of the foundation will be distributed by email and on this website soon.