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"Listen to our Clarion Watchword—We are Lifting As We Climb”
APRIL, 1949
Meet the Club Leaders of Kinston
The Presidents of the Federated Clubs of Kinston send cordial greetings and a warm
welcome to the club women throughout the state, and to all interested persons who plan
to attend the coming convention at Kinston.
In the picture, left to right, are Mrs. H. B. Bynum, President of the Banneker Woman’s
Club; Mrs. Elaine Gardner of the Les Bonnes Amis Club; Mrs. M. M. Womack of the
Kinston Bridge Club; Mrs. Sallye C. Hill of the Entre Nous Club.
Kinston, Key City to
Eastern Carolina,
Welcomes Federation
More than two hundred years ago, in
1740, William Heritage came to Kinston
from New Bern, to what was then the
wilderness of our great State. In 1750,
Richard Caswell of Maryland settled here
and became the first governor of North
Carolina under the Constitution. Others
having joined these pioneers, the estab
lishments of a town was authorized by the
Royal Governor Arthur Dobbs in 1762,
and it was named Kingston which later
dropping the troublesome “g” became
Kinston, and in 1849 became incorporated
as a town under that name.
Situated on the Neuse River, Kinston
now the County seat of Lenoir is a fertile
spot on the North Carolina Plain. It is
served by nine paved highways, two rail
roads and four bus lines.
Located on U. S. Highways 70 and 258
Kinston has developed into a thriving
town with a 99 per cent American popu
lation of 22,000.
The climate is usually favorable and
any crop grown in the temperate zone
will thrive here. Health records are ex-
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Among Our Clubs
The Mary McLeod Bethune Civic Club
of Wilson looks forward with keen an
ticipation to the coming convention at
Kinston. Maintaining the club’s tradition
al activity, tbe loyal members sent to
the Girls’ Training School a Christmas
box filled with personal gifts to be dis
tributed to the girls there. Other charit
able projects included baskets of fruit and
general provisions sent to the aged and
shut in persons of our town, a com
munity tree, and a donation of $25 for the
D. O. department of the Wilson High
School. The consciousness of having add
ed some pleasure to the needy, heighten
ed the holiday joy of our members in
their own merry Yuletide party.
The Mercy Hospital Auxiliary raised
$381.61 in the Community Chest drive and
donated twenty-five dollars to the high
school. Baskets of fruit made attractive
gifts to all patients in the Hospital.
The Book and Garden Club is proud of
its Year Book. Less than a year old, the
club jrojects a most stimulating and help
ful program. The success of a tour to Wil
liamsburg, last Summer has given im
petus toward plans for another tour to
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Dr. Rose Butler Brown,
Attorney Ruth Whaley
Convention Speakers
Federation President Sends
Letter to Clubs
Greetings to the Club women of North
Convention date: May 13th and 14th,
1949 Place: Kinston, N. C.
Are you looking forward to the State
Convention of the North Carolina Federa
tion of Negro Women’s Clubs? It is to be
a history making event. Our State Train
ing School for Negro Girls is located in
Kinston and you will want to see the
dream of North Carolina Club Women
•low a reality. The Hostess Clubs are mak
ing preparation for your coming and will
be disappointed if you do not attend in
large numbers. Your President and Ex
ecutive Board are depending upon your
attendance so that we may move forward
together. We look forward to seeing each
one of you in Kinston May 13.
Regietratlon at the Convention will be
gin at 9:00 A. M., on Friday, May 13th.
There will be five sessions: Friday, 11:00
A. M., 2:30 P. M., 8:00 P. M. Saturday
9:30 A. M., 2:00 P. M.
Registration fee of $1.25 is to be paid by
each delegate attending the convention.
Each delegate will also pay $1.50 per
day to her hostess to defray expense of
room and breakfast. Dinner is provided
by the Kinston Clubs.
Write to Mrs. Sara E. Clarke, 306 E.
North Street, Kinston, N. C., concern
ing lodging. Mrs. Clarke who is Chair
man of Housing Committee would like to
have you write prior to May 1st. She will
then mail your card with name and ad
dress of your hostess.
Representation: Please read your Con
stitution as adopted in 1947 at the War-
renton meeting.
Any club desiring representation in the
Federation shall pay at the first annual
meeting after the application is received
an admission or joining fee of $2.50.
At each annual meeting thereafter all
clubs shall pay a representation fee of $.50
per member up to thirty (30) members
and a flat sum of $2.50 for every additional
ten (10) members. All monies derived
from joining fees and representation fees
may be used for whatever legitimate pur
pose the Executive Board may decide.
While there is no restriction for attend-
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