We Are NCNW!
I am thrilled to serve as the 3rd president of this remarkable organization! As a life member of NCNW and a charter member of the Rockdale-Newton Section, I am committed to the work of this organization.
I am honored to lead our group of amazing women who collaborate with our partners to continue building on the legacy of NCNW; and making a positive impact on the lives of women and families in Rockdale and Newton counties in the state of Georgia.
Rockdale-Newton Section was chartered in May 2013, and since then, we have been dedicated to making a difference in our community by advocating for and empowering women of African descent, their families, and their communities. We have done this by implementing various programs and activities aimed at addressing the critical concerns facing African American women today.
Rockdale-Newton Section believes in the transformative power of education, entrepreneurship, health, and civic engagement. These values are at the core of NCNW’s “Four for the Future” programs, and we are committed to addressing these concerns in our local community.
I invite you to explore our website and learn more about our Section, our programs, mission, events, and ways to get involved. If you live in the area, please consider joining us. Our meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month (except July and August).
Thank you for visiting our website, and we look forward to many future endeavors.
Evetta B. Washington
Meet Our Founding President
Meet Our Founding President
Rhonda Taylor has always been actively involved in the community and she is linked to many organizations; but her love has always been with NCNW where she grew up working avidly with youth and fundraising. She was a member of the Atlanta Regional Section as well as the DeKalb Section before moving to Rockdale county.
A few years later in January of 2013, she invited 5 women together in her living room and they organized the Rockdale-Newton Section in just a couple of months. The Section was chartered with 80 members in March of 2013 hitting the ground running- eager to serve in the community.
Rhonda served for 5 years and she led strongly, establishing our committees, creating visibility for the Section, and outlining our initiatives. Her motto followed that of our organization's founder, Mary McLeod Bethune - "Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough". Rhonda has continued to live by this motto and serving remains her priority. She is currently a Georgia State Representative, but you can always find her working with her NCNW sisters as the Section continues to grow and assist women and families in the Rockdale and Newton county communities.