|Friends of deFremery Board Treasurer,
Phyllis Lun, pictured left, is so committed
to the health and well being of the
children in West Oakland and the park
that even after her retirement as
deFremery Center Director -- she still
drives in all the way from Newark each
week to volunteer. Mrs. Lun has always
been engaged in the community, having
received the Girl Scouts highest honor,
awarded to only 4 others nationwide.
|Friends of deFremery Board Vice
President, Glenda Deloney, has lived in
West Oakland for years. Her family is
deeply rooted in the community and her
love for the community keeps her devoted
to sustaining the park.
|Friends of deFremery Board Secretary, Myra Allen, is a West Oakland native who attended
MacClymonds High School. Her children grew up benefiting from the services at deFremery
park and she is thrilled by the opportunity to give back to her neighborhood park.
|Friends of deFremery Board Member, Hasheem Bason, is a passionate environmental
activist. A single father of four children, Mr. Bason knows first hand the need for greater
depth and diversity in children's programs.
|Friends of deFremery Board Member,
Leslie Biggers, was drawn to the board
because a family member, Dorothy Pitts
published a book about deFremery park.
Her illumination of the rich history of the
people and the place was magnetic for
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FRIENDS OF DEFREMERY WANTS TO ADD YOUR TALENT AND COMMUNITY SPIRIT TO ITS
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|Coming in 2011
Oakland: Let's Shake
Up Our Image and
Shape Up Our City
By Going for Guinness!
Picture shaking your groove thing alongside
20,000 of your neighbors. Can't see it? Well
just wait until we pull together our most
creative talent from the oldest to the youngest,
in every neighborhood in the city, to create
Oakland's original line dance. Once we have
the moves together, we'll spend a year
teaching the dance to everyone in the city.
Then we'll need our writers to think up the
best name. Will it be, "The Oaktown Shuffle" or
maybe "The O-Town Slide"? Whatever we call
it, YOU need to be involved, when we come
together and beat the world record for the
most people doing an original line dance
|Friends of deFremery Board President,
Henry Linzie, pictured left, is well known
throughout the West Oakland community.
In addition to his 30 years as an organizer
of the Black Cowboys parade, and long
career distributing literature with the
Oakland Bookmobile, Mr. Linzie has been
providing essential services to childern at
deFremery park and recreation center for
more than five years.