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AttiX Annual Convention Set For June 6-7
Greetings to all Club Ladies
and Friends:
Believing with all of our good
former Presidents, of the N. C.
Federation of Negro Women’s
Clubs, that in “Union there is
strength,” your humble servant
proclaims June 6 and 7, 1958 at
Franklinton Center, Bricks, N. C.,
as the dates for the forty-ninth
Annual Convention of our or
ganization. We are to be guest of
Ahoskie, Rich Square, Rocky
Mount, Smithfield, and Selma,
witn Mrs. F. T. Newsome, Mrs.
S. S. Lenard, Mrs. V. T. Bishop,
Mrs. A. P. Collins, Mrs. T. W.
Moore, Mrs. Annie Newsome,
Mrs. C. S. Creecy, Mrs. P. V. Pat-
..erson, Mrs. M. L. Heartley, Mrs.
S. D. Albright, Mrs. N. M. Jones,
Mrs. B. Futrell and Mrs. C. L.
Simmons as the planning com
Our getting together at the
convention will give an oppor
tunity to greet former club ladies
and welcome new ones. Only
through increasing our number of
club members do we grow as an
organization. Greeting and wel
coming members will be a long
remembered pleasure. Our get
ting together will give an op
portunity to relate an account of
activities and accomplishments of
the past year realizing that each
of us has made mistakes, neglect-
Forty-ninth Annual Vonvention
of the North Carolina Federation
of Negro Women’s Clubs will be
held June 6-7, 1958.
Theme:—“The Roll of Organiz
ed Women in a Community.”
Never before in history has the
future of a great nation depended
more upon its women—the Amer
ica of tomorrow, will be as we
create it today. Come and talk
about it.
Federated clubs of Ahoskie,
Rich Square, Rocky Mount,
Smithfield and Selma will be
your host at Franklinton Center,
Bricks, North Carolina, about 15
miles north of Rocky Mount, on
U.S. Highway 301, easily reached
by bus or car. If you travel by
train. Rocky Mount is your clos
est point. If there are questions,
direct them to the editor of the
Journal. We would appreciate a
line to say you will attend, for
it will help us to know how to
make our plans.
Franklinton Center has a beau
tiful campus and almost everyone
can be housed there. All meals
will be served on the campus,
and all meetings will be held on
the campus.
Thursday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m.
the Executive Board will be on
hand for its Dinner Meeting. It is
hoped that all members will at
The convention will open of
ficially on Friday, June 6 at 10:30
Mrs. A. B. Byrd, Rocky Mount,
chairman of Executive Com
mittee of N. C. Federation of
Negro club women. Addressed
Northeastern District meeting
on subject, “Look Not Back.”
See story, page 5.
Mrs. Mocile Spellman, President N. C. Federation
Scholarship Fund Does Good
The world is greatly in need of
Prepared Youth. Comparatively
few outstanding leaders are de
veloped in a generation; but there
are thousands of places to be fill
ed by those who are competent in
some degree.
Are you doing your part to
ward helping some worthwhile
girl to attain this competency?
If not, will you share in this re
sponsibility by sending in your
contribution to the Federation
right away, in order that we may
be able to continue this work
which we have thus far so nobly
In the past years we have had
reasons to be proud of the pro
gress made through the Federa
tion in connection with our schol
arship awards.
So far, we have, with your sup
port, offered awards to several
young women who are doing well
in our colleges. With each en
deavor, we have received the
very gratifying report that the
persons selected have exempli
fied initiative, sound character
and excellent scholastic stand
We should be giving serious
thought now to plans for contri-
Such information reveals the to the Federation proj
ects. Mrs. Merrick, editor of our
magazine for blind people has
just passed on these facts:—“The
fact that they are doing their
part. Now, the opportunity is
yours to share in the success of American Printing House for the
these and others. blind has just informed us of an
Let us bear in mind friends, increase in the cost of our Negro
that our young girls hMjfepXe- Braille Magazine beginning with
sources that are priceles^^^W^^Hte March issue. We hope each
shall be expecting each club~tb°^^wb^ill increa^fSHls donation for
send a generous donation to sup- the BliifefcBKjjeci this year so as
port our Federation Scholarship to meet thjs additional cost of
Fund Project. about sixty cfsllars a year.”

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