Our mission is our story. It all began in 1995 with eleven caring women from the Oceanside area who inspired others, one person at a time, to join them in celebrating a wide range of cultural differences through focusing on the many cultural similarities. Since that time, NCAAWA has recruited people from every part of Oceanside and beyond who regularly inspire myriads of men and women to bring their dreams and aspirations to our meetings so that our organization can capture new visions for the benefit of the community at large. We have learned that although all of us experience life independently, we all aspire many of the same ideals. I’m proud to say that we welcome our friends and new neighbors with warm and caring hearts just like our founding mothers did 20 years ago. Today we are living testimonials of their vision to provide support to women of all ages through education, to bring a greater awareness of good health, and to enhance ourselves through stimulating programs. This year we will do even more to bring as many ethnic and cultural groups together to unite in our richly diverse lifestyles. Come join us. Everyone is welcome!
President, North County African American Women’s Association
Our November meeting will be held on the 3rd Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at the MiraCosta
Community Learning Center, 1831 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92058 6:00 P.M.
The location of the December gathering, TBD.
Billie Holiday Original Chalk Pastel by Trish Vernazza for Charity
This original art portrait of Billie Holiday was auctioned for Charity for the Gentlemen’s Gourmet Scholarship Fundraiser on October 24, 2015.
The Gentlemen’s Gourmet is an annual scholarship fundraiser held by North County African American Women’s Association (NCAAWA) to raise scholarships for women and girls in Northern San Diego County who are pursuing their education. We greatly appreciate your support. For more information, please visit ncaawa.org.
This year NCAAWA celebrated our 19th Annual Gentlemen’s Gourmet. Our Scholarship Fundraiser was themed Harlem Nights: A Tribute to the Harlem Renaissance.The event was chaired by Carole Boyce and co-chaired by Linda Simpkins Berry.
Over 30 amateur and professional chefs shared their delectable cuisines. More than 300 guests sampled a variety of foods and voted for the “People’s Choice”.
We were delighted to have the MOJO Jazz Combo under the direction of Steve Torok from MiraCosta College. The guest vocalist was Matt Falker.
We also enjoyed Michal Gabb and Tap Dancers from The Next Level Dance Company, Laguna Niguel.
A reading was presented by 4 members of NCAAWA citing many works of literature from the Harlem Renaissance era.
We danced the night away with DJ Brian Matthews.
Our backdrop was created by students at Ocean Shores High School. Member Trish Vernazza directed the overall decorations and the transformation of St. Margaret’s Hall into the infamous Cotton Club of the 1930′s.
Many student volunteers helped throughout the evening. We couldn’t have done it without you.
Thank you to everyone who helped to make this evening a success especially our wonderful chefs, sponsors, donors, and guests.
Hass Team Realty, American Cancer Society, Omni Behavioral Health, Vista Community Clinic,Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Oceanside, MES Swacker Foundation Harmony Health, Yummy Cupcakes
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2015 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Sierra Andino Wilson, Marie-Jules Byrd, Amanda Dixon , Danielle Gambrell, Destiny Girley, Susan Hassan, Wisdom Sierra Hill, Mallory Howard, Kathryn Pearl Jackson , Bailey Morgan, Jonea Parks, Sydney Pettaway, Simone Slater, Naa-Adoley Swaniker, Tessa White, April Williams, RaShawna Williams
Scholarship Recipients were honored May 28, 2015. Read more here 2015 Scholarship Awards
Saturday, April 30,2016
California Center for the Arts
340 N Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025
More information coming soon!