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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

A Message from Our President

I am glad to be your President for 2020-2022. Due to COVID-19 your executive board members were inducted using zoom which defines our new normal. I expect we will meet using zoom until the end of the year. I hope you will get your devices ready to meet with us the second Saturday of the month at 2 pm. For those of you who do not have a device, please let us know and we will mail you the information.

I look forward to taking a fresh look at our local goals, such as to work closely with the collegiate group at NCCU and our Youth Group.

Together we can continue to stay strong during these difficult times. I know that with God's help we will move forward as we assist in the needs of our community.

Sincerely,

Saundra Russ Cropps
President, NCNW, Durham Section


 
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DURHAM SECTION HISTORY

Chartered on December 1, 1965, the Durham Section of the National Council of Negro Women. Inc. continues to fulfill the vision of our beloved founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. As a 501(c) 3 charitable organization, it is through our collaborative efforts of advocacy, volunteerism, service and leadership that we lead, develop, and advocate for African American women, their families and communities.


Service is the framework for activities, programs and projects of the Durham Section. The Section has hosted several events over the years, recognizing and honoring our citizens, volunteers, and leaders during the our notable Educational – Community – and Social events: The Bethune-Height Recognition Luncheon, The Harambee Program, The Women’s History Month Program, Health Awareness Activities, gifting Scholarships, Holiday visits to local senior centers, donating Thanksgiving food baskets, Adopt-A-School Supportive Activities, cultural outings, and worship services to name a few.


Durham Section Past Presidents

Adeline Spaulding 1957-1961

Alma Wade 1966-1968

Thelma Denson 1980

Elna B. Spaulding 1980-1982

Dr. Johnnie B. McLester 1982-1984 

Dr. Linda R. Hubbard 1984-1986

Minerva W. Evans 1986-1988

Louise W. Weeks 1988-1991

LaHarve M. Johnson 1991-1993

Jacqueline D. Jones 1993-1995

Shirley G. Lassiter 1995-1997

Barbara C. Thomas 1997-1999

Shawn P. Jeter 1999-2001

Dr. Louise Gooche 2001-2003

Rosetta L. Clark 2003-2005

Ernestine K. Turner 2005-2007

Edna Edwards-Titus 2007-2009

Betty R. Reed 2009-2011

Deloris Baker Hargrove  2011-2013, 2014-2016

Joyce Blackmon Scarborough 2016-2018

Cora Cole-McFadden 2018-2020

 


 

 
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SECTION OFFICERS

2021-2022

 

SAUNDRA CROPPS

Section President

MICHELLE TERRY

1st Vice President

FELICIA MULLEN

2nd Vice President

MARIAH PRINCE

3rd Vice President 

AUNDREA MARIA WHITE

Youth Advisor

BARBARA THOMAS

Recording Secretary 

SHAUNESI REED-BLEDSOE

Asst. Recording Secretary 

CYNTHIA CARTER

Treasurer

YVONNE FISHER

Financial Secretary 

BEVERLY SHIELDS

Corresponding Secretary 

CORA COLE-MCFADDEN

Parliamentarian

DEBORAH BREESE

Historian

REV. RACHEL GREEN

Chaplain 

KAREN BETHEA-SHIELDS

Legal Counsel