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Volume 20
SPRING ISSUE
Number 2
Conventions
7964
55th Annual Convention—Asheville
Theme:—“The Club Woman’s
Responsibility to Youth in an Age
of Automation.”
June 11-12-13, 1964, in the Varich
Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church at
Bartle and French Broad Streets,
the club women and girls of the
more than 125 clubs, both Youth
and Adult, will meet in Convention.
The women of Asheville, being
led by Mrs. Virginia Nesbit, Chair
man; Mrs. Annie L. Murphy, Co-
Chairman, and Mrs. Leola Allen,
Business Manager, are going all
out to make one comfortable and
happy. Asheville is a beautiful city.
Lodging will be $2.00 each night
Meals at the church:
$ .75 for Breakfast
1.00 for Lunch
1.50 for Dinner
Thursday, June 11, 1964;
The Executive Board will assem
ble in the Y.W.C.A. at 6:00 P.M.
for its meeting.
8:00 P.M. Welcome Session —
Varich Chapel Church. Host Club
in Charge.
Friday, June 12, 1964 — Varich
Chapel Church
Guest Speaker
JOYCE A. FORD
National Girls President
9:30 A. M.—First General Ses
sion
Reports — Standing Committee
and Officers
President’s Address
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National Convention-Denver
Conventioin plans have been an- Registration $2.00
nounced by Dr. Rosa L. Gragg, Press Breakfast 2.50
president of the Association, and President’s Luncheon 3.00
Miss Joyce Ford, president of Banquet 6.00
Girls Clubs. Sunday, July 26, 1964—Red Rocks,
Dates — July 25, 1964 to Au- Pueblo—1.50
gust 1, 1984 at the Denver-Hilton Advance registration is neces-
Hotel, Denver, Colorado. sary, by July 21st for Sunday
It promises to be an interesting Chuck Wagon dinner,
and exciting gathering of One Contact Mrs. Slack for any fur-
Hundred Thousand women from ther information.
41 states and the District of Co- Denver Hilton Hotel offer the
lumbia. following:
Theme: “Economic and Educa- Single Rooms 10.00
tional Responsibilities of Today’s Double Rooms—double bods 17.00
Women and Youth.” Double Rooms—Twin beds .17.00
Founded in 1896, the Association Two Room Suite—Parlor and bed
is among the oldest and largest room 35.00 & up
organizations of American Worn- Three Room Suite — Parlor and
en. 2 bedrooms 54.00 & up
Activties participated in include Directly following the Annual
improvement of home, family and Convention many tours are
community; scholarships and proj- planned by Pan Am Hawaiian Ad-
ects in health, education and wel- ventue Tour. One Day Tours to
fare. Neighbor Islands. Write: Travel
Mrs. Ira E. Slack, Ge n e r a 1 Consultant Inc., 1612 K. St. N. W.,
Chairman, 3710 E. 30th Ave., Den- Washington, D. C. Early reserva-
ver, sends following information: tion is advisable.
Dr. Mary Church Terrell;
A Biographical Sketch
PLANNING committee;—Left to right, front row, Mrs. Annie L.
Murphy, Mrs. Ruth Howard, Mrs. Corrie Mayfield, Mrs. Pauline
Rollinson; second row, Mrs. Virginia Neshitt, Mrs. Ethel Hanberry,
Mrs. Mary Dixon, Mrs. Eugenia Parrett; third row, Mrs. Thelma
Porter and Mrs. Leola Allen.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee.
She was born 1863, the year in
which Abraham Lincoln signed the
Emancipation Proclamation.
Mrs. Terrell earned two degrees
at Oberlin College. She later stud
ied at Universities in France, Ger
many, Italy and Switzerland.
Beginning in 1885 for two years
she taught at Wilberforce Univer
sity.
From 1887-1891 she taught at
Washington’s High School for col
ored youth.
October 1891 she married Rob
ert H. Terrell, who later served
as a judge of the D. C. Municipal
Court.
Mrs. Terrell served two terms of
eleven years on the D. C. Board of
Education.
She was founder in 1896 and the
first president of the National As
sociation of Colored Women’s
Clubs.
This organization honored her
memory during the month of Feb
ruary. A portrait of her was un
veiled at the headquarters of the
Association, 1601 “R” S t r e,e t
Washington, D. C., and a trophy
was presented by Dr. Rosa L.
Gragg to Mrs. Phyllis Terrell
Langston, daughter of Mrs. Ter
rell.
“Mary Church Terrell Com
memorative buttons” will be sold
until the convention in July for the
benefit of the Youth program and
scholarship fund of the Associa
tion.
Mrs. Terrell was a distinguished
lecturer, who spoke both French
and German, fluently. She was also
an author.
Her articles appearing in publi
cations throughout America and
abroad. Her only book an autobi
ography, “A Colored Woman in a
White World,” was published in
1940.
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