2016 Membership Tea
The National Council of Negro Women hosted their 33rd Annual Membership Tea on Sunday, June 12 at St. James Episcopal Church to whom we extend our sincere appreciation for a beautifully appointed venue. There was much excitement in the air as the members and guests gathered with a total of about 95 beautifully attired guests and members in attendance. Rev. Marion Childress-Usher, Chaplain and Second Vice President was host for the program. Committee members, Georgia Nell Thomas, Doris Wilhite, Dr. Norma Baker, and Tempestt Moore, along with Dr. Shirley Sprinkles, NCNW President, were instrumental in helping to create a lovely afternoon. Additionally, Sheri Marshall, Polly Street, Judith Howard, Pat Braithwaite, Arlene Youngblood, Andrea Costley, Jhaki Gonsalvez, and Joy Scott made sure the event flowed well and finances were handled properly.
The theme for the event was: Helping Our Youth to Succeed: Portals of Opportunity. The Honorable Judge Yvonne M. Williams spoke about the young people she and her team at Precinct 1 are helping to turn their lives around. Outstanding music was presented by Mattie Robin-son and Eileen “Sugar” Williams, accompanied by Dr. Wanda Nelson. Young people from Texas Empowerment Academy were highlighted during the program with wonderful speeches they had received awards for at another event. Awards and presentations followed the delicious lunch provided by NCNW Affiliates: National Women of Achievement, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Top Ladies of Distinction, Douglas Club of Austin, The Links, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. Additionally, several new members joined the Austin Section.
Closing remarks were made by Dr. Sprinkles, everyone had a wonderful time, and we look forward to another outstanding program next year.