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Volume 23
Number 2
Southeastern Association Of Girl’s
Convenes at Jack Tar Hotel, Durham
WINNING 1967 QUEEN of the Rose D. Aggrey Memorial Scholar
ship Fund, Miss Easter West, Spring Lake, N. C. She is also a mem
ber Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church, Spring Lake, N. C.
The Southeastern District
Federation of Women’s Clubs
held their Eleventh Annual
Convention on April 15, 1967,
Fayetteville, North Caolina.
The District Clubs are mov
ing forward to success with
many activities. The Rose D.
Aggrey Memorial Scholarship
Rally closed September 1,
1967, Washington Drive Junior
H i|g h School, Fayetteville,
North Carolina, with a Queen
Contest. Winning Queen Miss
Easter West, a member of the
Senior Federation Club, Fay
etteville, North Carolina. Miss
West was crowned by Mr.
Henry W. Parker, Superinten
dent, Morrison Training School,
Hoffman. Second Place winner,
Mrs. Nellie Jones. Third Place
winner, Mrs. Martha Melvin of
the Senior Club. Mrs. S. T.
Henley is the President.
The District Meeting was
held September 9th, John Hall
Presbyterian Church, Carthage,
North Carolina. Moore County
Federation, Mrs. L. E. Phillips,
Fh-esident. Mt. Zion Club, ako
Our Distinct President has
been highly honored this year,
1967, by Mayor Monroe E.
Evans of Fayetteville by pre
senting her the Seal of the City
of Fayetteville, North Carolina,
for her loyal and outstanding
service to churches, schools,
communities, and civic clubs.
She was also chosen Ideal
Mother of Cumberland County
by the Jack and Jill Club of
America of Fayetteville.
The Southeastern District
Clubs will be Host to the North
Carolina Federation C1 u bs,
1968, Fayetteville State Col
District Reporter —
Mrs. L. E. Phillips
N.C.F.N.W.C. Holds Annual Session
Franklin Center at Bricks, N.
C. was the setting for the 58th
Annual Session of the North
Carolina Federation of Negro
Women’s Clubs held June 8-9-
10th imder the newly elected
president, Mrs. Fannie T. New-
some. Host clubs for the con
vention were: The Flower &
Art Club and the Book Club
from Rich Square, N. C. — the
Jolly Worker’s Club of Wood
land, the Professional and Busi
ness Women’s Club of Weldon,
and the Women’s Kindergarten
Club of Ahoskie, N. C.
The session was largely at
tended in both the adult and
youth departments. Some of the
highlights of the meeting were:
The Thursday night welcome
program with guest speaker,
Mrs. Mattie K. Daniels, State
President of New York City;
and music by the host choir.
There was a workshop on the
convention theme: “The Obli
gation of Club Women To
Guide Youth In Building A
Better World’’. A Bus Tour of
Historic Halifax, N. C., an
Oratorical Contest; Talent and
Fashion Show by the Youth;
Arts and Craft Exhibits and a
Scrap Book Contest. The Busi
ness session was very informa
tive and profitable.
Viola T. Bishop, Reporter
Girls from seven of the eight
states (Ala., Fla., Ga., Miss.,
N. C., S. C., and Va.) attende^d
the 11 o’clock service at the St.
Joseph A. M. E. Church, Sun
day, July 30, 1967.
Six o’clock in the evening
the girls attended the Mass
meeting with the adult body.
Dr. Ross Brown Butler, retired
professor of North Carolina
College was the keynote speak
Monday, July 31, 1967 at 7:30
A. M. the Press Breakfast was
attended by June Williams, N.
C. President of Girl’s Clubs;
Jacqueline Waddell, President,
Duchess of Utopia, Durham;
Brenda Jenkins of Durham;
Florine Jones, Greenwood,
Miss.; Edwina Riley, Ft. Pierce,
Fla; Jacqueline Montgomery,
Prichard, Ala.; Yvonne Brick-
house, Chesapeake, Va.; and
Anna Reubin, Sumter, S. C.
The Press Breakfast was fol
lowed by Devotion with the
parent body in the University
ballroom at 9 a. m.
The girls retired to the
Wedgeiwod room at 9:30 a. m.
for their first general business.
Presiding was June Williams,
acting in absence of the SEA
Giirls Pres. Acting as secre
taries were Edwina Riley, Fla.
and Florine Jones, Miss. Mrs.
Ida B. Thompson. Southeastern
Youth Advisor called the meet
ing to order and gave the girls
a summary of their obligations
to the association. The results
of Mrs. Thompson’s summary
was followed through by the
girls with the election of a
nominating committee, recom
mendations and resolutions
were made.
Second CJeneral Session — 2
p. m. Wedgewood Room: A
Workshop Theme: “Youth Role
in Local, National and World
.Mfairs.” Much useful informa
tion was given, the workshop
was one of the best we have
ever had. It proved very bene
ficial to all concerned.
Monday evening the girls at
tended the Convention Ban
quet m the University Ball
room. Speaker of the evening
was Mrs. Algernon Bolen, Pres
ident of S. E. A. of Women and
Girls Clubs, Ft. Pierce, Fla.
Awards were made to club
women for outstanding and de
voted service. After which the
march of states.
Third General Session 9 a.
m., August 1, 1967. Presiding
— Edwina Riley of Fllorida.
Election of officers was held
and unfinished business was
completed. Preparation for the
tour and youth night was made.
Bus Tour — Durham and Ra
leigh 2 p. m., was enjoyed by
the girls and ladies of the
8 p. m. Youth Night Pro
gram was held in the Univer
sity Ballroom. Presiding was
Estelle Bailey of Durham, N.
C. and Barbara Casterlow, Rich
Square, N. C. The Whitted
Junior High School’s Modern
Dance Group were guest per-
formers-Durham, N. C. TTie
youth presented an Oratorical,
Fashion and Talent Contest.
The Oratorical topics were:
“Youth Role in Meeting the
Challenge of Change in Making
of a Better World” or “Involv
ing Youth in the Challer^e of
Social Change for A Brighter
The winners were: Oratorical
Contest: First Place, Rubin Mc-
MUlan, Fayetteville, N. C.; sec
ond place, Gail Durham,
Greenville, N. C.; third place,
Florine Jones, Greenwood,
The winners were: Fashion
Contest: First Place, Edwina
Riley, Ft. Pierce, Fla.; second
place, Florine Jones, Greeny-
wood Jones, Greenwood, Miss.;
third place, Brenda Jenkins,
Durban^ N. C.
The judges for the Talent
Contest were: Mrs. Dorothy C.
Judkins, Music, Durham City
Schools; Mrs. Martha B.
Thorpe, Music and Chorus,
City Schools; and Mr. Leon-
dras Williams, Physical Educa
tion, Durham City Schook.
The winners were: Talent
Contest: First place, Brenda
Jenkins, Durham, N. C.; second
place, Edwina Riley, Ft. Pierce,
Fla.; third place, Thomasine
Ivey, Sumpter, S. C.
Malissa Sampson of Durham,
N. C. and a member of the
Young Ladies of Utopia Club
modeled as a non-contestant,
representing the Young Adults.
Mrs. Ruby Bolden of Dur
ham, N. C., determined the fi
nal winner on the basis of total
scores submitted by the judges
for each contestant.
Mrs. Alzernon Bolen, Presi
dent of the S. E. A. of Colored
Women’s and Girls Clubs, pre
sented the prizes for each of
the first, second and third
place winners in each contest.
Mrs. William Latham Taylor,
National Supervisor of Girl's
Club installed the newly elect
ed officers of the youth clubs
and the Young Ladies (Adults)
clubs of the Southeastern As
sociation of Colored Girl’s Club.
The Youth Night was termi
nated by a dance in the Wash
ington Duke Ballroom, music
by the Jammers.
Mrs. Alice M. Davis and Mrs.
Edith M. Johnson served as co-
chairmen of the Southeastern
Regional Convention for Girls.

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