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THE FEDERATION JOURNAL
"Listen to our Clarion Watchword—We are Lifting As We Climb"
54th Annual Session
of N. C. Federation of Negro
Womens Clubs, Statesville, N. C.
May 3 and 4, 1963
Center Street-A. M. E. Zion Church
Theme: “A Challenge For Change”
1. The Session will open with an
Executive Committee meeting at
4:00 p.m. on May 3, 1963. It is
hoped that all members will ar
range to be present and enjoy the
hospitality of the host.
2. Following will be Welcome
Program at 7:30 p.m. planned by
the local committees of which Mrs.
C. W. Nesby is General Chairman.
3. Guest speaker for the evening
program wiU be Mrs. Grace Bell,
Washington, D. C. from Family
Service Dept, of National Welfare
4. Saturday — May 4th, begin
ning at 9:00 a.m., will be a full
day of mainly business for both the
Senior and Junior Federations.
This business will be important
and each club is hereby urged to
have as many delegates present as
possible, and on time.
5. Mrs. F. C. Nicholson and her
committee will begin registration
at 12:00 on May 3, 1963—Friday.
Fees will be as follows per per
Registration, $1.50; Lodging $2;
Breakfast, $.75; Lunch, $1 and
Local Committee Chairmen:—
Housing, Mrs, Roberta Heith;
Decorations, Mrs. Macy Wilson;
Entertainment, Mrs. M. B r e nt ;
Badges, Mrs. B. S. Lawrence;
First Aid, Mrs. C. Allison; Din
ning Room, Mrs. E. H. Nesbit and
Program, Mrs. Flax Brayboy.
Mrs. Bell Is
1 cup of good thoughts
1 cup of kind deeds
1 cup of consideration for others
2 cups of sacrifice for others
3 cups of forgiveness
2 cups of well-beaten faults
Mix these thoroughly and add
tears of joy and sorrow and sym
pathy for others. Fold in 4 cups of
prayer and faith to lighten other
ingredients and raise the texture
to great height of Christian living.
After pouring all this into your
daily life, bake well with the heat
of human kindness. Serve with a
MRS. GRACE W. BELL
Bureau of Family Services
Department of Health,
Education and Welfare
Mrs. Bell is a native of North
Carolina and began her career in
social work there after graduation
from the Women’s College, UNC
at Greensboro. She attended the
New York School of Social Work
and received a Master’s degree in
Social Work from the University
of North Carolina.
Mrs. Bell has had some 25 years
experience in social work both in
public welfare and voluntary so
cial agencies. This includes work
in a variety of settings including
hospitals, mental hygiene clinics.
Red Cross, Juvenile Court and
State and local public welfare agen
For the past 6 years Mrs. Bell
has been employed as a Consultant
in Social Services in the Bureau of
Family Services, Department of
Health, Education and Welfare.
Mrs. BeU and staff working with
her carry responsibility for a va
riety of complementary services in
cluding homemaker service, com
munity planning, volunteers, special
services for self-care and self-sup
Greetings, Kind Ladies of the
North Carolina Federation:
“Time marches on” and with it
has gone another year of club ac
tivities for the many hundreds of
you who have kept before you our
motto, “Lifting as we climb.” Sure
ly the winter months have been a
testing time for our fortitude. Ill
ness the scarcity of food, fuel,
'yes, the very necessities have made
us mindful of the needs of those
around us and certainly we have
heeded many of their calls. For
each of you and all others who
have followed the teachings of the
Master and served wherever pos
sible, I am grateful. In many in
stances you and members of your
family have been ill and I am
thankful for the recovery of all.
In the recent meeting of the Ex
ecutive Board of our Federation
plans were made for our annual
meeting which will be held at
Statesville, N. C., May 3-4. There
in Durham we were guests of the
club ladies of Durham whose hos
pitality is difficult to excel. Though
our hearts were saddened at know
ing about the automobile accident
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MPiS. MAMIE B. REESE
President, SE Region
Women gathered to plan on Feb
ruary 16th and 17th in Miami, Flo
rida for the 22nd biennial conven
tion of the Southeastern Federa
tion of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc.
This group comprises eight South
ern States of which North Caro
lina is one.
(Continued on Page 5)
Program Planning Committee for Federation Annual Convention
to be held in Statesville, May 3 and 4, 1963. Left to right: Mrs. L. Y.
Brown, chairman. Rocky Mount; Mrs. Plassie Harris, Durham; Mrs.
Willie Moultree, Asheville; Mrs. Lucille Albright, State Youth Direc-
to, Selma; Mrs. Bessie Satchell, Secretary, Wilson; Mrs. Myrtle
Harrington, Statesville, representing host clubs.