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Rockdale-Newton Section/NCNW

Mission

 The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) is a council of national African American women's organizations and community-based sections. Founded in 1935, the NCNW mission is to lead, develop, and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. NCNW fulfills this purpose through research, advocacy, and national and community-based services and programs on issues of health, education, and economic empowerment in the United States and Africa. With its 39 national affiliates and more than 240 sections, NCNW is a 501(c)3 organization with an outreach to nearly four million women.

NCNW Pledge

It is our pledge to make a lasting contribution to all that is finest and best in America, to cherish and enrich her heritage of freedom and progress by working for the integration of all her people regardless of race, creed or national origin, into her spiritual, social, cultural, and civic life, and thus aid her to achieve the glorious destiny of a true and unfettered democracy.

Executive Officers

Rhonda Taylor- Founding President

Evetta Washington- 1st Vice President

Rev. Darlene Smith- 2nd Vice President

Precious Sidwell- Secretary

Bobbie Shepherd- Treasurer

Jessica Reed- Financial Secretary

Tisa Washington- Corresponding Secretary

Carla Hull- Parliamentarian

Rev. Shivern Jeter- Chaplain

Effie Sims- Historian

Young L.A.D.I.E.S. of Excellence is our youth Section which officially formed in October of 2014 under the leadership of Mrs. Jessica Reed.

Their mission is to develop girls ages 12 - 18, who are in the sixth through twelfth grades, into healthy, confident young women and assure that they will grow up to be positive contributing members of society by involving them in various community, cultural, educational, social, and spiritual opportunities and experiences.

Their Pledge: "The Heights by great ladies reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight; but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward through the night." -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Young Ladies of Excellence meet every 1st Saturday.

Our Annual Events & Initiatives

*Founders Day Program/Membership Open House

*The Dorothy I. Height Scholarship Award

*"The Lady Loved Her Hats" Community Recognition & Award Luncheon

*Gospel Choir Explosion

*M.L.King Community Service Initiative

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