To Sponsors, Donors, Family
members and Friends,
Learning is a lifelong process. In this fast-changing world, there are always
new skills to be acquired, new subjects to be mastered, and new insights to be
gained. That is why our excursions are
so popular and why we have been adding to our excitement every year. Each excursion is a time to revel our loved
ones past victories, take stock of the present, and envision new possibilities
for the future.
We are the Monk Council of New Haven. Our
cousins are the late Jazz musician, Thelonious Monk and Football Hall of Famer,
Art Monk. But, just to tell you a little about the Monk Family of
Connecticut. Our civic contributions
started in Connecticut, and now, we are branching out to North Carolina. Our parents are North Carolina natives, and
they have provided care for over forty-five foster children, as well as raising
nine children of their own to be successful citizens in the city of New Haven.
They not only lived in the house that Thelonious Monk was born in, they owned
the property until it was taken from them by the City of Rocky Mount through
eminent domain. Many of our siblings
were born in the house as well. Our family has continued humanitarian and
philanthropic traditions; which involved completing the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial Monument on Long Wharf in New Haven, and helping to start and promote
area businesses, Breast Cancer Awareness, Homeless Shelters and Scholarship
Pageants. The City of New Haven has erected a street sign in our family's
honor. Presently, we are embarking on another civic contribution in North
Carolina, cemetery preservation. We are assisting in the development of a
preservation master plan to serve as a framework and timeline for phased
preservation projects, decision making, fundraising, and appropriate historic interpretation;
which will be a worthwhile effort.
We are requesting that you provide us with
a business or congratulatory advertisement from your establishment; which will
be in our Souvenir Book. Our Train Ride and Excursion was April 15, 2016 to April 22, 2016. The Monk Family
and the community traveled by railway from Connecticut, to reach Rocky MT.
and Newton Grove, N.C. The Excursion
included the Thelonious Monk Park, Bentonville Battle Grounds, Archibald Monk
Heritage House, Monk ancestral and slave burial grounds and so much more…. all
to be a part of a film documentary.
Please purchase an ad including a photo to
honor your family elder or in memoriam of your ancestor! We are 501(c)3 non-profit
organization under the fiduciary of The National Veterans Council for Legal
Redress. Military Veterans will be featured and highlighted in the journal too!
We ascertain that this journal will be a family treasure, and the Train ride is
sure to be an adventure that will be enjoyed and remembered.
The Monk Council