OUR PRESIDENT

A Message from our President

Club Sisters,
It is with absolute bliss and humility that I greet you as the 30th President of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc., the first organization created for people of color in 1896.  My presidency, the journey we are embarking on together, has been a long time coming.  When I entered the organization at four years old, I dreamed of this (and 34 years later here we are).  This organization prepared me for such a time as this, and now I have to make good on all that was deposited within me. The theme for our 2018-2020 club year is “Utilizing Our Legacy as a Guide for Our Future, In Lifting As We Climb” (Sacrifice, Scholarship, Service, & Sisterhood).

This theme illuminates what it will take for us to overcome the obstacles we are currently facing.  Our founding mothers came together because of sheer necessity and we must do the same.  We have to stand together and be one organization with one voice.  The time for comfort is over.  There is work to

do and either we are going to ensure it is done or we will sit on the sidelines and accept whatever is given to us.  We are strong women of the lineage of Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, Mary Church Terrell, Ida B. Wells, Francis E. Harper, and Mary B. Talbert.  These women stared adversity in the face and made adversity look elsewhere. This type of strength, sacrifice, and selflessness is necessary for us to be effective in achieving our goals.

“Too long have we been silent under unjust and unholy charges; we cannot expect to have them removed until we disprove them through ourselves”- Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin.

Lifting As We Climb,
Andrea Brooks-Smith, 
NACWC, Inc. 30th President

 

NACWC OFFICERS

2018-2020

President
Ms. Andrea Brooks-Smith


1st Vice President
Ms. Lilyn Hill


2nd Vice President
Mrs. Opal Bacon


3rd Vice President
Ms. LaKeshia Battle


Chair, Executive Council
Mrs. Laura Jamerson


Treasurer
Mrs. Sandra Lewis

Financial Secretary
Mrs. Mary Ann Rogers


1st Recording Secretary
Mrs. Carol Cooper


2nd Recording Secretary
Ms. Mary Collier


Chaplain
Mrs. Sheryl Brady


Parliamentarian
Dr. Lenola Allen Sommerville


Statistician
Ms. Diane Johnson

 

Historian
Dr. Arthelda Busch Williams

PAST NATIONAL PRESIDENTS

Ms. Sharon R. Bridgeforth
Mrs. Evelyn J. Rising

Dr. Patricia L. Fletcher
Dr. Dolores M. Harris

 

SOUTHEAST 

REGIONAL & STATE PRESIDENTS

2018-2020

Regional President – Southeast
Mrs. Hannah Tootle
hanlut@yahoo.com

State Presidents

Alabama
Mrs. Teressa W. Streeter
 
Florida
Mrs. Julia McEly
 
Georgia
Ms. Cathy Jones
 
Mississippi
Mrs. Carol Cooper
North Carolina
Ms. Jacqueline Hill
 
South Carolina
Mrs. Carol R. Lee

Tennessee
Mrs. Shelia Barlow
 

SOUTHWEST

REGIONAL & STATE PRESIDENTS

2018-2020

Regional President – Southwest
Mrs. Vhaness Brooks
Vhanschildcare@att.net

State Presidents

Arizona
Mrs. Donna Liggins
 
Arkansas
Mrs. Glendean McGill
 
California
Mrs. Cassandra Parker
Louisiana
Mrs. Tiny Thomas

Oklahoma
Mrs. Jackie Gates
 
Texas
Ms. Shirley Payne
 
 

NORTHEAST

REGIONAL & STATE PRESIDENTS

2018-2020

Regional President- Northeast
Mrs. Joyce Linda Allen
Joygeoallen@aol.com

State Presidents

District of Columbia
Ms. Clara S. Coleman
 
Massachusetts
Mrs. Janine da Silva
 
New Jersey
Mrs. Barbara Cobb
New York
Rev. Judith O’Savio
 
Pennsylvania
Mrs. Artis Law

Rhode Island
Mrs. Josephine Brown

NORTHWEST

REGIONAL & STATE PRESIDENTS

2018-2020

Regional President – Northwest
Mrs. Mary Epperson
mary_epperson@hotmail.com

State Presidents

Alaska
Mrs. Linda Mc Cray
 
Colorado
Ms. Sandra Newell
Oregon
Mrs. Mary Harvey

Washington
Mrs. Freddie Barnett
 

CENTRAL

REGIONAL & STATE PRESIDENTS

2018-2020

Regional President-Central
Mrs. Melody Blair
cracwc.adm@gmail.com

State Presidents

Illinois
Mrs. Betty Holder

Indiana
Mrs. Delania Thomas

Iowa
Mrs. Robin Jenkins
 
Kansas
Mrs. Jozel Smith Eckels
Michigan
Mrs. Lois Allen-Richardson
 
Missouri
Dr. Arthelda Busch Williams

Ohio
Mrs. Amelia Evans
 

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