On February 11, 2015, SCC hosted its 45th Annual Meeting and Dinner Celebration at Somerville's Arts at the Armory, an evening to celebrate our accomplishments and pave the way for our work in 2015.
The Armory was packed with over 200 people coming to support SCC and this year's theme, "Development without Displacement." We welcomed many community leaders and elected officials, including Aldermen Katjana Ballantyne, Maryann Heuston, Matt McLaughlin, Bob McWatters, and Mark Niedergang, and Representatives Denise Provost and Christine Barber.
Jules Catering prepared delicious food while Opposite People filled the room with great tunes that had guests dancing til the very end.
Award recipients this year included The Welcome Project Student Council & Sproot. Honoring community activism, The Welcome Project Student Council received the Hazel Hughes Award for active participation in Union United and their work around immigration, the Raise Up campaign and other key issues affecting Somerville. The Norris Weston Award went to Sproot, recognizing the extra mile they went to support Somerville First Source Jobs Initiative in its inaugural year, providing guidance to employers and job seekers in Somerville, and hiring six First Source referrals, all which was key in making this important program a success.
SCC also voted in four new members to their Board of Directors. Congratulations to John Cater, Michelle Green, Kathy McGilvray and Valerie Zinkus!
Thank you to everyone who joined us, all of those who support us through volunteering, serving on a committee or providing donations. None of this would be possible without each and every one of you.
A special thanks to our volunteer committee members who worked behind the scenes to plan this event, and last but not least, Chinh Bui for taking all of these wonderful photos!