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Volume 21
Number 2
Members Invited To Building Dedication
New Cottages To Honor
N. C. Federation; April 25
Club women of N. C. Federation
are hereby extended special invi
tation to be present on April 25,
1965 - 3:00 p.m. at the State Train
ing School for girls, Kinston, N. C.
The invitation comes from Mr.
Blaine Madison and Miss Mae D.
Club women all urged to attend
demonstrating their high regard and
respect for the contributions made
by late distinguished president, Mrs.
Lula S. Kelsey! It was during her
term as president of the N. C. Fed
eration of women clubs that the
State Training School for girls was
established and began its opera
tion. She worked hard to impress
state officials of the need for such
a school.
Events of the Day:
11:00 A.M. — Joint meeting of N.
C. Board of Juvenile Correction and
the Advisory Board. Honorable C.
A. Dillon, Chairman of the Board of
Juvenile Correction; and Mr. W. R.
Collins, Chairman of the Advisory
3:00 P.M. - Dedication - Attorney
J. M. Broughton, Jr., of Raleigh is
scheduled to deliver the principal
address. At this time, buildings will
be named in honor of the late Mrs.
Lula S. Kelsey, former president of
the N. C. Federation ofNegroWom-
en’s Clubs; and Dr. JohnR. Larkins,
Consultant, State Department of
Public Welfare, Raleigh.
It was during the administrations
of the late Governor J. M. Brough
ton, Sr., and Mrs. Lula S. Kelsey
(the late) as President of the Fed
eration of Women’s Clubs, that the
State Training School for girls was
established and began its operation.
56th Annual Convention Is
June 10-12
56th Annual Convention, N. C.
Federation June 10-12, 1965, State
Teacher’s College, Elizabeth City,
N. C.
Theme: “Women’s Role in the
Great Society.’’
1. Executive Board meeting on
June 10th at 5:00 p.m. It is hoped
that all members can be on time.
2. Thursday evening, June 10th
8:00 p.m. planned by host commit
tee. Guest Speaker will be: Mrs.
Geneva Hamilton of Goldsboro,
chairman of “Operation Boot
3. Friday morning first business
session June 11, 1965.
4. Friday afternoon session; Main
feature: Panel Discussion by repre
sentatives of Pasquotank Improve
ment Council.
5. Friday evening 8:00 p.m. in
College Gym. Youth night - “Miss
Federation Teen-ager 1965’’ Con
test and Federation Reception.
6. June 12, 1965 - Finil business
sessions for both Adult and Youth
A. All meetings on college cam
pus, board and lodging there unless
you make private arrangements.
B. Maintenance as follows for each
individual: $10.00 Package (lodging
and meals); or $3.00 lodging (Each
night); $1.00 breakfast; $1.20 lunch;
$1.50 dinner; Registration - $2.00
C. Reminder of fees and contri
butions expected: Individual State
membership - $1.00 yearly; Indi
vidual Southeastern membership -
$.25 yearly; Individual National
membership - $1.00 yearly.
Club Constributions toState Proj
ects: - 1. Scholarships Fund; 2.
Braille Magazine.
Please do your very best on all
N. C. Public Welfare Dept.
Building To Be
Named For Larkins
Dr. Larkins is a resident of Ra
leigh, who has been keenly inter
ested in the N. C. Federation of
Negro Women’s Clubs for a number
of years. He could be classed as
one of its few male members. He
has been very free with his advice
and services . when and wherever
accepted state-wide.
He has done extensive study with
an A. B, from Shaw University;
M. S. W. Atlanta University and oth
er work at University of Chicago,
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Mrs. Lula Spaulding Kelsey
Mrs. Kelsey Was
Leading Figure
Mrs. Lula Spaulding Kelsey was
born in Bladen County, North Caro
lina, August 20, 1881. She was the
daughter of the late John Andrew
and Lucy Spaulding. She was educat
ed in the public schools of Wil
mington, North Carolina; and Bar-
ber-Scotia College, Concord, North
Carolina. In 1901, she taught in the
public schools of Elizabeth City,
North Carolina, and Barber-Scotia
Mrs. Kelsey was married to W.
F. Kelsey in 1907, of Salisbury, and
became associated with the firm of
Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home.
She received her mortician training
in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1921,
and became the first woman em-
balmer in the State of North Caro
lina. Her career in business asso
ciated her as a representative of
the Bankers Fire Insurance Com
pany, and the Southern Fidelity In
surance and Bonding Company of
Durham. She was the founder and
owner of Kelsey Funeral Home in
Concord and Kannapolis, North Ca
rolina; Secretary and treasurer of
the Kelsey Mutual Burial Associa
tion and had been a Notary Public
since 1917. After her husband’s
health failed in 1930, she became
manager of the Noble and Kelsey
Funeral Home.
Mrs. Kelsey was recognized
State-wide as a leader in the fu
neral profession and served as
State President of the Ladies Auxil
iary of the North Carolina Funeral
Directors and Morticians Associa-
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