Community Shorts

Posted January 4, 2007

Raymond B. Webster

Annual NAACP dinner

The Martha's Vineyard NAACP will hold its annual Dr. Martin Luther King membership dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown. Social hour begins at 6 pm with dinner following at 7 pm.

This year's keynote speaker is Raymond B. Webster, a consultant and research scientist who is involved in extensive research and consulting efforts regarding the contributions of African Americans to science, inventions, and technology. Mr. Webster, a long-time seasonal Island visitor, earned a bachelor of science at Morgan State University, a master's degree from Howard University, and pursued graduate studies at Catholic University of America and the University of California at Los Angeles.

He has previously worked on NASA and U.S. Air Force spacecraft, and for 25 years was president of his own company that specialized in systems development and information systems.

Recently, Mr. Webster became segment producer for the television show "The Science of Philadelphia."

He also taught psychology at Villanova and Drexel universities in Philadelphia for 10 years.

The NAACP spiritual choir will also perform at the dinner, which will feature braised short ribs, and scaloppini of chicken. Tickets are $65 and include membership in the MV NAACP. For tickets or more information, call Carrie Tankard at 508-693-2797, or Natalie Dickerson at 508-693-8045.