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"Listen to our Clarion Watchword—We are Lifting As We Climb"
Volume 20
Number 1
President's Message
With the ending of vacation and
preparation for winter months let
us first of all be thankful to Him
who spared us. Though many of
us have been saddened by the loss
of relatives, close friends, yes even
many of our club members, we
still look to Him Whose Will
should not be questioned.
Personally I am thankful to each
of you for your support during the
past club year. I am most grate
ful however, to those who went
the second mile and made an extra
contribution which made possible
our representation for our Federa
tion at the Southeastern Conven
tion at Miami Florida. Only by
our representation could we be
counted as one of the eight states
included in the southeastern; Ala
bama, Florida, Georgia, Mississip
pi, North Carolina, South Carolina,
Tennessee and Virginia. Clubs
which contributed to the support
of the Southeastern were accord
ing to districts:
I. Southeastern District: Silver
City Club of Raeford; II. North
eastern District: Woman’s Club of
Edenton, Negro Women’s Commu
nity, Matrons Social Literary and
Art, Neighborhood No. I and the
Junior Matrons Clubs of Elizabeth
City: Banneker, Bridge, Entre-
Nous and SOHS Clubs of Kinston;
Book, Flower and Art Clubs of
Rich Square: Mary B. Tolbert,
Club of Rocky Mount; Business
and Fraternal Club of Weldon; Ma
ry McCloud Bethune and Woman’s
Civic Clubs of Wilson; HI Central
District: Daughters of Dorcas,
Utopia and Junior Utopia of Dur
ham; Ladies Art Club of Greens
boro; Woman’s Progressive Club
of Oxford; IV Western District;
Good Samaritan Inc and Negro
Women’s Clubs of Shelby and the
Friendly Federated Club of Wins
Club ladies if you are interested
in our Federation’s reaching its
potential in its affiliation with the
national and Southeastern Associ
ations which meet biennially, plea
begin now to make plans for your
club’s contribution. You may in
clude it in your club budget or
make an extra ofering at each
meeting thereby helping our Fed
eration count creditably.
Because of interest in our Fed
eration and the opportunity to com
bine a vacation with attendance
of the Southeastern, Mrs. F.T.
Newsome of Rich Square, Misses
lone, Menzies and Pearl Henderson
of Hickory attended the Miami
meeting also. ’The Henderson sis
ters took advantage of a post con
vention tour to Nassau and enjoy
ed the trip.
Rather than give details about
the convention which followed the
usual pattern with a mass meeting,
business sessions, a banquet, pres
ident’s luncheon, opportunities for
diversion, a Youth Program etc.,
I prefer to tell you about our par
ticipation at the convention.
From the standpoint of attend
ance our representation was among
the smallest.
Financially our rank was very
low. Such has been the case at
each of the meetings as well as I
recall. According to a statement
made at the Convention having
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Part of a group of N. C. Federated Club Women who attended a
workshop, June 15, 1963, on the campus of Palmer Institute, Seda-
lia, N. C. Miss W. Crassen, president of Palmer Institute, was the
perfect host. The fellowship of the occasion will always be re
Picture shows presidents of the eight states that make up the
Southeastern Region of the National Association of Colored Wo
men’s Clubs, as they met in Miami, Florida. Shown center seated
is Mrs. Bertha L. Johnson, a graduate of Tuskegee Institute. She
was honored with a “This is Your Life” program during the South
eastern Convention. She is a past president of the Southeastern
Region. She is now president of Printiss Institute, Printiss, Missis
sippi, where she was co-founder with her husband.
Fall Executive Board Meeting
Assembed in First Baptist
Church of Raleigh on Saturday,
September 21, 1963, at 10:30 A.M.
were members from Asheville to
Elizabeth City.
The devotion was conducted by
the Raleigh Federated Club Wom
en, our host. Mrs. E. D. Watkins
extended greetings, after the Sen
ior Executive Board members went
to one room and the Youth Fed
eration Board of Directors to an
Highlights were as follows:—
I. Communications:—
(A) An invitation to attend the
“Century of Negro Progress Ex
position” in Chicago from August
16 through September 2, that call
ed special attention to Women’s
Day August 19th. Mrs. L. Y.
Brown of Rocky Mount had been
in Chicago for another meeting
and gave us some interesting facts
of the scope and coverage of the
exposition. She did not attend the
(B) A release of August 23rd
was read telling of arrangement
for Open House at NACWC Head
quarter’s Building in Washington,
D. C. on August 28th for all Fed
erated Club Women who partici
pated in the gigantic demonstra
tion for civil rights. Dr. Rosa
Gragg had attended meetings of
the Leadership Council in New
York City and had accepted the
request to service as a vice-chair
man. Dr. Gragg is President of
NACWC and hopes all federated
organizations will urge passage of
the President’s Civil Rights Bill.
(C) President Spellman read a
message she sent to Representa
tive Herbert C. Bonner and Sena
tor B. Everett Jordan for our fed
eration in which she urged the use
of their influence in passing the
Civil Rights Bill of President Ken
They were both kind enough to
acknowledge her telegram by let
ter — with thanks. Each referred
to news releases they have pre
viously made giving their position
on the proposed Civil Rights bill.
Senator Jordan sent a copy of
his release. We quote in part:-—
“At no time in recent years has
any domestic crisis gripped the
emotions of our State and Nation
like the recent racial demonstra
"We have reached the i»int
where there is a very fine line
left between peaceful demonstra
tions emd mob violence - . .”
“I sincerely hope that we will
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