Page 10 ♦ Tidewater Hispanic News ♦ Segunda Quincena ♦ October 15, 2014 JOB FAIR TO BE HELD IN NEWPORT NEWS! Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Brittingham Midtown Community Center 570 McLawhorne Drive in Newport News. The Job Fair will host more than 35 companies who are hiring or will be hiring in the near future as well as additional booths with agency information about services. Loc a le s Locales Portsmouth Naval Medical Center Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month Chaplain Slaughter (center) poses with four dancers from the Panamanian Folkloric Group, Aura Robinson, Gloria Day , Xiomara Holt and Lily McMahon. (left to right) The local military community is a model of diversity. As part of its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center invited Regina Fremont-Gomez to serve as the guest speaker on October 8th. Mrs. FremontGomez spoke about the history of Hispanics in the United States and the mix of cultures in the United States, Mexico, Centtral America, the Caribbean, and South America. The Panamanian Folkloric Dance Group performed several dances to delight the audience. In addition, two sailors also demonstrated salsa and bachata, two popular Latin dances. Two sailors YN1 ChipiMarquez (left) and PN1 Besong (right) demonstrated salsa and bachata for the military audience. When it comes to being advocates for girls, Girl Scouts have a proven record Viene de la página 1 to leave Laredo and make a difference in the world, she would have to rely on herself and her own ambitions to succeed. Rowe, who has now received international acclaim as a motivational speaker and author and started her own nonproﬁt organization, has done just that. In 2010, after ﬁnishing her book tour for Aim High, Rowe was looking for a place to donate a pair of her gently used running shoes. It was this act of kindness that inspired her to found The Got Sole Project, an organization that collects and distributes new and gently used shoes to those in need. She recalled how a new pair of shoes made her feel when she was growing up in poverty as a child. The Got Sole Project started as a local initiative and supported migrant working families on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, children’s shelters in Norfolk and more. It soon expanded to meet needs around the world in the aftermath of the typhoon in the Philippines in 2013 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. For Rowe, The Got Sole Project is just one more way to offer faith, hope and love, this time, through shoes. “I believe that many people have slipped into accepting ‘good enough’ when it comes to work, school and even play,” Rowe said. “I refuse to settle for mediocrity; instead I look at every day as a new beginning to reach for the top, do my best and inspire those around me to do the same.” Rowe will be the motivational speaker at an upcoming event in Hampton Roads, the Girl Scout Famous Formers Luncheon, which will take place on October 30 at the Norfolk Yacht Club. At this luncheon, GSCCC will be honoring six local Girl Scout alumnae who continue to exemplify the values of Girl Scouting through their professional and volunteer roles in the community. Everyone is invited to attend and hear Rowe speak. Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased online at www.gsccc.org. The event is being sponsored by Inside Business, Tidewater Hispanic Newspapers, and Ticatch Financial Management. Attend this year’s Girl Scout Famous Former luncheon to help honor six dynamic women leaders from Hampton Roads. These Girl Scout alumnae are the role models of today who are shaping the lives of girls for a better tomorrow. Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Norfolk Yacht & Country Club 7001 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk $40 per person/tickets available at gsccc.org Luncheon Speaker Laura Contreras-Rowe Motivational Speaker & Author In addition to being a successful business woman in Hampton Roads, Laura Contreras-Rowe is the founder of the non-profit Got Sole? – an organization that is helping migrant workers and those living in poverty with shoes and other needs. She is the author of Aim High, a book of extraordinary stories of Hispanic and Latina women which has been recognized with several awards, including first place in the Latino Book Awards 2010 - Best Non-Fiction Multicultural Young Adult Book. Laura is a motivational speaker who believes everyone has the capability to do great things. She is a Girl Scout alumna who serves as a role model for today’s young women. 2014 Honorees Dr. Wanda Barnard-Bailey Dr. Lucy Gibney Susan T. Mayo Regina Mobley Janis King Robinson Jeanne Zeidler Cutting the cake after the celebration Command Master Chief Michael James, Deputy Commander Capt. Bradford Smith, Regina Fremont-Gomez (guest speaker), Diversity Committee Chair Cmdr. Maria Norbeck, and NMCP Commander Rear Admiral Terry Moulton (from left to right).
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