From the pen of Mr. Spoken Red
UHC Magazine has officially chosen Spoken Red as its December 2015 featured in their 1st Calendar Edition! Stay tuned for the official calendar release event coming February 1, 2015 in which Mr. Spoken Red is the event photographer!
We are blessed to express love and gratitude unto Mama Spoken Red celebrating 60 years of life and counting today!!! Happy Birthday Mama Spoken Red!!! We love you and enjoy your day!!!
Congrats unto you all and continued success!
Spoken Red HONORS
Legacy Award: The Family of the Late Allen Bellard
Service & Leadership Award: Ruben Henderson & Chris Wilrye
Impact Award: Tonya Bolden-Ball & Brenda Andrus
Evolution Award: Kim Gallow
Boombox of Fame Award: Tyler “Sho’Ked” Wilson
Business Partner/Sponsor of the Year: Courtney Reynolds
SRJ Parent Mentor of the Year: Lasonnia Tezeno-Bellard
Not Just Red…Spoken Red 2015 Award Recipients
People’s Choice MVP: Darryl Williams
People’s Choice Nominee: Tyler Sho’Ked Wilson
Fan Favorite Male & Female: Lance Richard & Toni Green
Best Video Submission: Troy Kennedy
Best Photo Submission: Tonya Bolden-Ball
Judges’ Award: Toni Green
Most Photogenic Male & Female: Troy Kennedy & Toni Green
Most Productive Salesman & Saleswoman: Johnaton Freeman & Toni Green
Model Advancement Award Male & Female: Lance Richard & Toni Green
And the Biggest Announcement of them all….
Spoken Red 7th Annual Calendar Model MVP Lance Richard (Brand Advocate 2015)
Surprise Spotlight 2014: Joe Dupree-Anderson
Nebu Nezey took the honor in 2012 followed by Humble Jow in 2013. To keep our supporters in suspense, we kept our 2014 “Entertainer of the Year” a mystery until the evening of our banquet 12.13.14. This year’s honoree first introduced himself to us Summer 2013 showing interest in collaborating with us. January 2014 he brought that vision to life by having Mr. Spoken Red live on his morning talk show on Z105.9 FM. It was at that very moment the two young men formed a unique bond therefore resulting in multiple collaborations throughout the year. This honoree has affiliations with Southern University, New Orleans Hornets and Z105.9 FM just to name a few. We chose this honoree for his talk show has influenced so many lives and has blessed us with unlimited exposure through his humility and respect for our movement. We salute Joe Dupree-Anderson leaving a voice in the entertainment industry both on and off air. Join us in congratulating Joe throughout December 2014.
Spotlight 10 of 10: Official Debut of the 2015 Calendar Models
It’s all about history in the making, right? Most definitely yes with this productive group of young men and women as they make their official calendar model debut for our 7th Annual Calendar Edition 2015. For the first time ever, we conducted video submissions instead of the routine photo submission and were heavily impressed with the entries! In addition, we allowed past models to enter for the first time and presented 3 nominations. In the end, 5 returned and 7 were new. This 2015 theme, “Not Just Red…Spoken Red” represents our extraordinary mindset to develop beyond the norm. SRE enters 8 years of business and looks forward to conquering larger business goals. These 12 men and women define what achievement is designed to embark. Join us December 13th as we officially release our 7th Annual Calendar Edition, deliver special awards to the calendar models in which you voted for and overall name our 2015 Calendar Model MVP who will serve as our Year Round Brand Advocate. Models will autograph calendars on site upon request. Ticket sales end tonight! See you all Saturday Dec 13th!
Spotlight 9 of 10: 2014 Legacy Award: The Family of the Late Allen Bellard, Sr.
When you look up the word “humanitarian” in the dictionary, you should see a photo of this legend. March 17, 2014 was one of the hardest days to take in as one of the most influential lives transitioned over into the heavens. The Late Allen Bellard, Sr was the ultimate humanitarian providing joy, love, support and honor unto so many. The Late Allen was well known for his humor making us laugh with his incredible French accent. What we adored so much about the Late Allen is his love for God and his family. Although he has transitioned, his legacy continues to live on through his remarkable family. The Bellard Family serves as a 2nd family unto us for the unity, love and support they provide. We salute Allen for all of the years he has blessed us with on Earth to continue to strive and believe that greatness is to come. With a mindset and attitude like his, you can’t even think about being a failure. Join us December 13th as we pay tribute to the Late Allen Bellard, Sr. at our 7th Annual Honors Banquet. We love and miss you deeply, Allen as we know you are continuously looking over us from above. This night we celebrate your life. Thank you and RIP.
Spotlight 8 of 10: Meet Lasonnia-Tezeno Bellard.
Parenting is not a simple task though this honoree makes it seem like a breath of fresh air. Our “2014 SRJ Parent Mentor of the Year” Lasonnia shows the importance of building a positive future for your children. This U.S. Army veteran is a proud wife and mother of 3 talented children in which her oldest daughter, Brittney, has left such a strong impact in us for her modeling. What do you do when you’re appreciative of hardworking mothers? You reward them. We are honored to present this award to Lasonnia based on her continuous efforts to keep us mentoring youth as our future leaders. Join us December 13th as we recognize Lasonnia at our 7th Annual Honors Banquet. We honor you, Lasonnia. Thank you.
Spotlight 7 of 10: Meet Chris Wilrye.
How often does one find a government official working with his heart primarily over his paycheck? Here’s a rare instance we are overjoyed to have found with one of our “2014 Service & Leadership Award” honorees. “Serving and Protecting” may be his line of duty though he certainly represents a man of valor more than anything. We first met Chris at 2012’s American Idol Homecoming Parade for Top 3 Finalist Joshua Ledet in Westlake, LA where his tremendous effort protecting the star and his family as a modern-day “The Bodyguard”. Move over Kevin Costner for there’s promotion in works as Chris is the newly elected Chief of Police for Westlake, LA. We are honored to have chosen Chris for this honor as he demonstrates one value we strongly believe in: INTEGRITY. Join us December 13th as we recognize this young man at our 7th Annual Honors Banquet. We honor you, Chris. Thank you.
Spotlight 6 of 10: Meet Brenda Andrus .
Whether you love honey or not, this “Busybee” is definitely one providing “sweet nectar” unto the community annually. This lifetime Lafayette, LA native provides full “Passion for Fashion” through her successful business venture, “Busy Bee Lilly Hats”. Doesn’t matter whether you are heavily involved in the community or not, you will run across with heartwarming young woman who effortlessly shows her passion for community work. We are honored to have Brenda as one of our “2014 Impact Award” honorees after her heavy impact serving as Business Mentor to our Owner throughout the year. Join us December 13th as we recognize Brenda at our 7th Annual Honors Banquet. We honor you, Brenda. Thank you.
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