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December 17, 2021

Dear Alumni Members, Friends and Supporters:

In accordance with the Amended and Restated Bylaws, Article IV. Section 4.01. Annual Membership & Business Meeting and Section 4.04, this is an official notice of the 2022 Annual Membership and Business Meeting of the Dunbar Alumni Federation, Inc (DAF). The Annual Membership & Business Meeting will be held via ZOOM video-conferencing on Saturday, January 22, 2022, starting at 10:00 am. Registration will begin at 9:30 am. ZOOM instructions and invite are included for your ready reference. A quorum of twenty-five (25) members in good financial standing will be needed to transact official business.

The purpose of the Annual meeting is to announce the newly elected members of the Board of Directors; receive reports on the activities of the Corporation and its committees; and address issues, concerns, opportunities, and events. As anticipated, two thousand twenty-one (2021) has been a transition year. The continuing adverse effects of the Coronavirus pandemic have made this year a better one than 2020 but still a challenging one as a new normal continues to emerge. Our Alma Mater opened in August with a substantial complement of students and faculty, all wearing masks and following many in-person protocols and regular classroom activities taking place every day. Athletic events returned to a fairly normal schedule with the football team enjoying an awesome year. DAF carried out its primary mission of supporting the higher education dreams of 33 students with scholarship awards totaling $44,500 and hosted a box lunch banquet for more than 100 recipients, donors and family members.

We also continued the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the founding of Dunbar High School on November 14, 2021 with a pre-recorded video showcasing the history and legacy of excellence of our Alma Mater with many alumni, students, faculty, friends, city officials and supporters participating. Five members for the 4th cohort of Legends & Pioneers were selected and will be celebrated at a luncheon in June 2022. Over $20,000 was raised to support the upcoming 2022 scholarships and membership program of DAF. Impressive citations acknowledging Dunbar’s contribution to the advancement of the city and Nation were received from Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mayor Muriel Bowser and City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson.

DAF continues to maintain its high standards of business practices, good governance and financial accountability. We thank outgoing Board Officers and Committee Chairs for their incredible service to DAF and welcome the next generation of Board leaders. We congratulate all of you for your faithfulness to the mission of this organization and look forward to working together with you to advance to the next level of high performance in the new normal environment of 2022.

Sincerely,

Carrie Thornhill, Chair

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