THE FEDERATION JOURNAL "Listen to our Clarion Watchword—We ore Lifting As We Climb" VOLUME 18 SPRING 1962 NUMBER 1 President's Message Kind Ladies of the N. C. Fed eration: Words fail me in an attempt to express appreciation to you for your support during the club year. Truly we have been saddened by the loss of those near and dear to us in our club work but our losses caused many of you to re double your efforts at making our motto, “Lifting as we climb” more meaningful. Through our united effort we h.ave supported the Frederick Douglass Memorial Fund and as a result our Federation ranked fifth according to last reports. Since contributions will be accepted until the meeting of the National As sociation of Colored Women’s Clubs which will be held July 28 through August 3 in Washington, D. C. our Federa t i o n has possibilities of reaching a higher rank if you will use your influence to get addi tional funds from other interested people. By the way I am asking that you kindly make a contribution to our annual meeting of $5.00 from each club toward the support of the program of the National. In dividual membership in the organ ization is $2.00 which means that $5.00 from your club will pay two memberships, say that of your president and secretary, then the extra $1.00 will be used toward a delegate’s expense and our repre senting in the “Parade of States,” a financial effort held at the meetings of the National. May I suggest too that many of you will plan your vacations in Washington, D. C., so that you might attend the National, see the Headquarters Building so that you will feel your selves a part of the program. Re member that our former president, the late Mrs. Rose D. Aggrey stressed greater participation in the National and Southeastern and we certainly don’t want to let her wishes go without notice. Again I am grateful to you for deciding at our meeting last year to sponsor the Birthday Remem brance Program for our boys and girls in correctional institutions. Miss Wilhemina Laws of Greens boro has accepted chairmanship of the project. The birthday lists will be sent to her from the office of Mr. Blaine Madison, Commis sioner of Corrections, and she will Guest Speaker Annual Convention Annual Convention-Durham MRS. MAMIE B. REESE President, Southeastern Region Mamie Bynes Reese is a native of Macon, Georgia where she re ceived her elementary and high school education. She earned the Bachelor of Science degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga., and was awarded the Master of Science degree from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. Further study has been done at Ohio State University, University of Southern California and Sim mons College in Boston, Mass. Her experience includes teacher at Center High School in Waycross, Ga.; teacher at the Des Moines Technical High School; Extension worker in Baker and Burke Coun ties, Georgia and presently Asst. Prof, of Education at Albany State College, a position she has held for the past 14 years. Her affiliations include member ship into the Georgia Teachers and Educational Association; Utilis Matronae Federated Club; Semper Fidelis Federated Club; Nine O’clock Club; Georgia Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs of which she is past president; Presi dent of Southeastern Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs; mem ber of Auxiliary to the Georgia and Southeastern Medical Socie ties; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Hines Memorial C.M.E. Church. The Federated Clubs of Durham will be host to the N. C. Federa tion of Negro Women’s Clubs on May 4 and 5, 1962 in the St. Joseph’s Church on Fayetteville Street. The theme: “New Frontiers — Lifting as we Climb.” The state chairman for programs, Mrs. Nor ma Darden working with Mrs. Plassie Harris, host chairman is announcing the followiing arrange ments : 1. Special guest will be Mrs. Ma mie B. Reese of Albany, Ga., who is president of the Southeastern Region of NACWC. 2. The Convention opens with a brief Executive Board Meeting in the late afternoon of May 4, 1962. 3. Friday Evening May 4, 1962 a Public Program will be held. High lights of the program will be the address of Mrs. Reese and spe cial music. Following will be a gala reception. 4. Saturday morning. May 5, 1962 — First Business Session. 5. Because of efforts to shorten this Convention, the clubs will re port during the Saturday luncheon hour. Delegates are asked to pre pare brief, concise reports as time will be limited. 6. The Youth Federation will present their Annual Oratorical Contest to the women on Saturday at 1:00 P.M. They will hold their business session on Saturday as usual. Mrs. Lucille Albright, re cently appointed by the board to direct the N. C. Youth Federation will be in charge. 7. The Convention will complete its program early Saturday after noon. 8. For reservations write: Mrs. R. P. Randalph, 305 Peke Street, Durham. Board and lodging will be about eight dollars. do her best to distribute the names to clubs so that not one of our boys and girls will be without a gift for birthdays. Your correspondence relative to our annual meeting of the Federa- (Continued on Page 4) FEDERATION OFFICERS FOR 1961-63—Seated 1. to r.—Mrs. L. Y. Brown, 1st Vice President; Mrs. E. M. Spellman, Pres.; Mrs. Anna Johnson, organizer; Mrs. L. Merrick, 3rd Vice President; Mrs. E. M. Barnes, Treasurer. Standing 1. to r. Mrs. A. B. Byrd, Chairman Executive Board; Mrs. L. Albright, youth director; Mrs. Leula Allen, organizer; Mrs. Sadie Griffin, youth organizer; Mrs. F. T. Newsome, Editor, Journal; Mrs. Mary Horton, Recording Secretary; Mrs. A. L. Murphy, pianist; and Mrs. T. O. Satterwhite, subscription chairman. Not shown in picture; Mrs. L. B. Curtright, 2nd Vice President; Mrs. E. O. Donahu, 4th Vice President; Mrs. J. L. Enloe, Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. A. P. Collins, Financial Secretary; Mrs. Alma Dochey, Parliamentarian; Mrs. E. M. Dudley, Sergeant-at-Arrns; and Mrs. Bessie Satchell, Reporter.