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Golden Anniversary Issue
Greetings to all Club Ladies and
My simple message to you could
not conscientiously begin without
first giving thanks to our Maker
for preserving us and enabling us
to go about our many many duties.
To my knowledge several of our
ladies have suffered because of ill
ness or accidents but we are still
grateful that they too survived.
There may be those who have left
our ranks for the world beyond.
We are still grateful that they had
lived among us, cast their shadows
and made impressions worthy of
My next thought is of the hun
dreds of you who have been loyal
to your club work in your commu
nity and beyond it for truly your in
fluence has been felt in many ways
since last we met. For each of you
I offer prayers for your continued
success and interest in the work of,
“Lifting as we Climb.”
You will surely be interested in
activities connected with our State
Federation since our annual meet
ing at Bricks, N. C. Claiming most
See MESSAGE, Page 5
MRS. VIVIAN MASON
Guest speaker for Golden An
niversary Banquet, May 14, at 8
p.m. in Wilson, N. C.
The Fiftieth Anniversary of the
N. C. Federation of Negro Wom
en’s Clubs will be observed at the
next Convention, to convene May
14, 15 and 16 as guest of Wilson
Mrs. Mason, a resident of Nor
folk, Va., was born in Wilkes-
See SPEAKER, Page 2
By J. R. LARKINS, Consultant
North Carolina State Department
Of Publie Welfare
The 50th Anniversary of the
North Carolina Federation of
Negro Women’s Clubs will be a
historic event in North Carolina.
It is an exciting and thrilling time.
An anniversary usually brings
forth celebration, dedication and
perpetuation. There are two things
which may be done in observation
of an anniversary: (1) Look back
over the years and ascertain what
has been done, and (2) Assess the
past achivements, analyze the
present program, and formulate a
program designed for the future.
Fifty years ago a small group of
women realized the need to im
prove the plight of their people.
This brave and far-sighted group of
socially conscious women were pio
neers in a great social movement.
It was their love for the American
tradition that led them in this
movem.ent — “Lifting As Wc
Climb.” It is the tradition of
See YESTERDAY, Page 6
THE FEDERATION JOURNAL
"Listen to our Clarion Watchword—^We are Lifting As We Climb"
Theme: “Woman’s Role in World
wide Brotherhood and Peace.”
The Executive Board made final
plans on February 28th for the 50th
Convention on North Carolina Fed
eration of Negro Women’s Clubs.
The City Federation of Women’s
Clubs of Wilson, North Carolina,
will be our host, with Mrs. Norma
Darden as chairman and Mrs. An
nie Johnson cochairman.
Date—May 14, 15, and 16, 1959.
Place—Darden High School.
Registration, Thursday, May 14th
—4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 15th—9:30 a.m. un
1. Golden Banquet
May 14th at 8:00 p.m.
Darden High School Cafeteria
See ANNIVERSARY, Page 6
SOTH ANNIVERSARY PLANNING COMMITTEE—Seated, left to right, Mrs. Edna Taylor, Pine-
hurst; Mrs. Susie Jones, Bennett College; Mrs. C. L. Singleton, Elizabeth City; Mrs. F. T. Newsome,
Rich Square, chairman; Mrs. M. N. Leitao, Kinston; Mrs. Alice Collins, Smithfield; Mrs. A. L.
Murphy, Asheville. Standing, left to right, Mrs. Thelma Henley, Fayetteville; Mrs. Jennie Enloe,
Shelby; Mr. John R. Larkins, Raleigh; Mrs. Leola Allen, Asheville; Mrs. Fannie Kilpatrick, Asheville.
Not shown in picture: Mrs. Doris Pope, Rich Square; Mrs. Sarah Leonard, Rocky Mount; Mrs. Alice
Jones, Raleigh; Mrs. E. O. Donaho, Winston-Salem.