April 8, 2002
World Unity, Inc. continues to work with all concerned parties to the Land Agreement and keep the process moving along. There was a consensus by the parties to the land agreement to work with a renowned international designer in conceptualizing a design for The Sun Unity Symbol. The concerned parties to the land agreement had two preliminary meetings with the designer. These meetings were setup to give the designers a feel for the site and a sense of the project. World Unity, Inc. will be a strong voice in the design process.
Our 6th Annual Fundraising Event was held at the Boston Marriotte Copley Hotel. Frank McCourt and Hubie Jones were our speakers. Frances Rivera of WHDH TV hosted the event. We had about 200 guests attending. This was a the first year we raffled off a Toyota Rav 4. The total funds we raised for the year was $31,921. The expenses for the year was $5,838.
This year we participated for the first time in the Democratic National Convention for two and half days giving us exposure to the Democratic Party. We also participated in the 2002 Chinatown Festival and an Artist Exhibit at Copley Square.
National Public Radio did a story on World Unity, Inc., reported by Philip Martin and aired on WBUR in July.
New members voted on the board, John Businger, Former State Representative of Brookline, Brian Clarke, TV producer of Urban Update at WHDH television.