Thursday, April 10, 2014
Delegate Sam Rasoul has chosen the Roanoke Technical Education Center (ROTEC) as the first recipient of a charitable donation in fulfillment of his campaign pledge to donate half of his General Assembly salary to local organizations.
Delegate Rasoul’s donation will go toward a scholarship program for students. He looks forward to continuing to fulfill his campaign promise by donating to other Roanoke charities, which he hopes will encourage philanthropy among other residents of the district.
ROTEC works collaboratively to provide quality career and technical education. The organization strives to give students the knowledge to be excellent employees in terms of both skill and attit
Monday, September 28, 2009
Women for Deeds
Women came and went in Mary Bowers’ house Sunday afternoon. Not just for her cookies and punch but for some very frank discussion on women’s issues and politics.
Mayor David Bowers’ mother has been a lifelong Democrat and member of the Roanoke Valley Democratic Women. The event was moderated by Rachel Loskill staff member for Deeds Country. She had a copy of Republican candidate Bob McDonnell’s 20 year-old thesis. It was a hot topic that strayed from equal pay for equal work to the availability of contraceptives.
Mary Hatch (pictured bottom left) graduated from Georgetown in 1959 with a law degree. She served in the Navy and worked for 4 members of congress in Washington DC for six years. Hatch recounted a story about declining a chance to work for then Senator John F. Kennedy because his office was in the basement – the women let out an audible moan on that little tidbit.
Hatch then recounted her experience when learning that her male counterparts received a pay increase that was mysteriously absent from her paycheck. When she asked why she was slighted she was told that “she did not have a family to support” – again moans from the women in Bowers’ living room.
Standing: Mary Bowers, Gloria Clark, Millie Willis, Freeda Cathcart and seated is Mary Hatch, Betty Hosp, and myself at the end.
The Washington Post linked to this article saying:
And his campaign has begun holding those book clubs we told you about last week, including this one in Roanoke with the mother of Mayor David Bowers.