Mohawk Valley Club [Chartered 1971]
Post Office Box 712
Utica, New York 13503
2023 MEMBERSHIP ROSTER
U’nice Elliott-Jefferson – President
Nathaniel Price – 1st Vice President
Darlene Mack-Brown – 2nd Vice President
Dietra Harvey – Secretary
Samuel Campbell – Treasurer
Jennifer Hurley – Asst. Treasurer
Olivia Paul – Chaplin
Dawn Laguerre – Asst. Chaplin
Members at Large:
Jawwaad Rasheed – Immediate Past President
Dr. Barbara Scantlebury *
Craig Minor Sr.
Mary Brown-Dpass *
Ronald Rhodes *
Michelle Dawn Laguerre
Herbert Thorpe *
Jennifer Hurley *
Patricia A. Frazier
Dr. Shanelle Benson-Reid*
Nate Price *
L. Rich Davis
Robert Evans Jr.
* individuals not pictured in photo
Frontiers International Inc. is a national, nonprofit, nonsectarian, service organization. Its members, called "Yokefellows", include men and women from all segments of our communities: professional, business, religious, political, educational and lay leaders. Each provides many hours of volunteer service through their local clubs.
The "Mohawk Valley Frontiers" have been recognized in the Utica-Rome community for over 35 years. The local chapter has one business meeting monthly to review the status of our community service projects, consider new endeavors and discuss the well being of the membership. The Mohawk Valley Frontiers also has a dinner meeting generally once a month to which its membership and guests are invited to share their ideas with our club.
Frontiers International Inc's national headquarters is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition to managing the administrative affairs of the national body, the headquarters’ staff provides a variety of administrative supports and program assistance to local clubs. Frontiers are organized to provide maximum flexibility to local clubs in both administrative and program matters. It does maintain a core of basic programs in which all local clubs participate.
Both the national body and local clubs initiate community service programs and other charitable activities. Annually, the National Convention provides a forum for information exchange about exemplary local programs, evaluations of existing programs, and the launching of new national programs.
Each local club designs and implements programs for its own community’s needs. Local Club charitable activities are supported by dues, and events such as the MLK luncheon, and the MVF annual golf tournament.
Frontiers of America was Founded in Columbus, Ohio on November 10, 1936 by Nimrod B. Allen. Frontiers International Inc. was incorporated in Ohio on December 24, 1938. Although there were other active civic leadership organizations in the United States, at that time, they restricted their membership to men of certain racial and ethnic backgrounds and economic levels. The organization was formed to provide those men of varied backgrounds an opportunity to offer community leadership and community service. Today, more than 50 years later, Frontiers is providing this opportunity in over forty cities throughout the United States of America.