OUR PRESIDENT

A Message of hope from our President

Club Sisters,
 

As I have been reflecting on the current status of our organization during this difficult time, I received a needed reminder from one of our beloved club sisters ( Eleanor Bass, TN).  She reminded me that we (NACWC) have been through difficult times like this before. In 1918-1919, under the presidency of Mary B. Talbert, our organization endured the "Spanish Flu"; which caused the deaths of over 500,000 U.S. citizens.  Although COVID-19 is new to us individually, I am confident that when we come through this pandemic, we will come through better than we went in.  We are the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc. (123 years old), the FIRST organization created for women of color and the longest serving in the history of the United States of America.  Our legacy of strength can NOT be matched and that is where we will have to draw from now to face the difficulties that have beset us.  So I just want to encourage each of you to press on a little bit further and work a little bit harder, for these troubled times will not last always.  Our theme created in 2018 was prophetic in relation to what will sustain us now, we must continue “Utilizing Our Legacy as a Guide for Our Future, In Lifting As We Climb” (Sacrifice, Scholarship, Service, & Sisterhood).  I implore each of you  to pay close attention to Sacrifice and Service.  Our communities are devastated by this crisis and if there is anything we are able to do to lessen the effect, we must be about that work.  Our Sisterhood requires us to keep our sisters in those areas that have been severely impacted ( including but not limited to New York over 350,000 cases, New Jersey over 100,000 cases, Illinois over 95,000 cases and Massachusetts over 80,000 cases) in our thoughts and prayers; as well as, all of our sisters that have been effected directly and/or indirectly and those who are essential workers.  Scholarship dictates that we stand as role models to our youth and young adults, displaying our strength and tenacity while encouraging them to forge onward in spite of.

Let us remember "Lifting As We Climb" is our lifestyle not just our motto,
 


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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