Today, we honored Jean Copeland, Beverly Outlaw, and Ronald H. Williams at our 8th annual community heroes luncheon. Our three heroes have shown generosity with their time, hard work, and money to improve the lives of others.
Committee Member Art Singleton introduced Jean Copeland and highlighted her years as an educator and her participation in several local organizations. Jean had been our committee’s treasurer for several years until she recently stepped down. Jean was unable to speak to due to a recent illness. EC Copeland, Jean’s husband, spoke on her behalf and said Jean was on the mend.
4th District Democratic Committee Chair Susan Rowland introduced Beverly Outlaw and honored her for her participation in politics and commitment to health care. Beverly Outlaw is a member of the Suffolk Electoral Board and is also a registered nurse. Beverly warmly thanked her mother, and said her mother deserves to share credit for the award.
Joan Turner gave an emotional introduction to City Treasurer Ronald H. Williams and presented a long list of his activities, which include the annual United Way golf tournament which raises thousands of dollars for local charities. Ronald Williams thanked his staff, coworkers and his “best friend” and wife, Karen.
U.S. Representative Bobby Scott spoke briefly and said the Suffolk Democratic Committee has been doing a great job getting the right people elected. Chesapeake Council Member and 4th U.S. Congressional district candidate Ella Ward also spoke and thanked our heroes for their good work.
SDC Chairperson Leslie Rinaldi hosted the luncheon and thanked our heroes and the members of the luncheon committee for putting together the event.
(Photos: Asia Caroll)