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Virtual Convention Activities


Gala – Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 7 PM EST.

You will be engaged in a wonderful experience as you live through an elegant evening of pure pleasure and excitement. We will begin with a    musical selection by one of America’s most talented violinists, Kendall Isadore, followed by examples of ‘was is’ and ‘can be’ for many women in America, as we learn about the contributions of three talented members of the Auxiliary to the National Medical Association. Not only were they the signatories of ANMA’s Articles of Incorporation, but they also made outstanding contributions to improving the lives of many individuals. They have provided an indelible imprint in community service. Following our tribute to them, we will proceed to a REAL LIVE AUCTION, where you may bid on that trip that you’ve always wanted or the piece of jewelry that is unforgettable. As we transition from one activity to another, we will be facilitated in preparing a cocktails and ‘mocktails’ from a well-recognized Mixologist. Finally, we will experience a memorable mini-concert from Kendall Isadore and the String Queens. Come prepared to have a GREAT EVENING WITH THE AUXILIARY. 

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Alitha Palich (Uh-lee-thah Pal-itch) has worked for the last 25 years running her own consulting firm.  She specialized in the nonprofit sector helping local and regional groups with fundraising, special events, marketing, and risk management.  In March she became the Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Louisburg College in North Carolina.  The two-year residential college focuses on helping students prepare for success at four-year universities by providing smaller classes and special programs for students with learning disabilities. During the past year, when all gatherings went virtual, Alitha started a new hobby as ‘Mixologist’ for various Happy Hours & Special Events.

Getty Museum and National Portrait Gallery Tours – Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 7:30 EST.

Just think of the possibilities as you tour two world class museums, The Getty in Los Angeles, CA and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, all in one day, and in the comfort of your own home. While on this amazing tour, you will be able to see the ‘Mary Seacole Bust’, and hear her incredible story. As the tour moves from West Coast to the East, we will learn about, Kehinde Wiley, who is the first African American artist commissioned to paint the official portrait of a U.S. President. We will also enjoy the music of Singer-Songwriter, Otis Kane, who will deliver two of his most popular recordings.

This tour also seeks to enlighten and to inspire curiosity, and understanding of the visual arts, with its historical importance. It is expected that you will leave the tour feeling a greater appreciation of art and the 3R’s – relaxed, rejuvenated and restored. Sit back and enjoy the Tour with our exceptional Getty Docent, Pia Williams.