President’s Article – July Issue

Volunteers are the heart of the Fort Worth Tarrant County Branch NAACP. On this journey called NAACP work, volunteers who serve as members of the branch and as members of the Executive Committee certainly have been busy.  Current and former volunteers who have labored and remained steadfast have been and are simply amazing. Words alone cannot express my gratitude for their services and support.     

 

Let’s take a glimpse at some activities that have occurred within our NAACP Branch: there was a desire to change our general membership meeting location.  I can never forsake the blessings provided by the various Pastors who for many, many years opened their doors for our monthly meetings – you were the bridge that brought us over and we will be eternally grateful.  With actions taken and votes counted we now have our general membership meetings at the new and beautiful McDonald YMCA every third (3rd) Tuesday of each month at 6 P.M.  These meetings have been attended each month with an average of sixty participants (at times not enough seats were available because of the capacity crowd); the format of the general membership meeting has changed and now serves as an information/education opportunity for persons present.  Each month the meeting is actually sponsored by a standing committee Chair and members of their committee. Responses received from various participants and several Ministers from churches where we formerly assembled were jubilant; three NAACP Scholarships were announced and awarded to three high school graduating seniors representing, The Fine Arts Academy, Eastern Hills and Arlington Heights High Schools. During the Education Committee sponsored meeting the selected scholarship recipients and our TCU scholar were each introduced and provided an opportunity to share remarks;  community support, presence and assistance was provided to family members of the 20 year old victim of the fatal police shooting.             

 

As we consider future activities the scene was eighty-five (85) years ago that former social justice community leaders established a legacy that has led this organization to a momentous opportunity to celebrate.  It is an honor for me to salute and extend congratulations and best wishes to the Dr. George D. Flemmings Freedom Fund Banquet Committee Chairperson, Ms. Lorraine Miller and her committee as they labor tirelessly preparing for our 42nd Annual Dr. George D. Flemmings Freedom Fund Banquet and a celebration of eighty-five (85) years as the Fort Worth Tarrant County Branch.  The event will be held Friday, October 25, 2019 and our featured speaker will be Mr. Eric Holder the 82nd Attorney General of the United States.  

 

As always, we seek and encourage your presence during our monthly meetings and continuously solicit your support through memberships (current and new), service and participation as we, your Fort Worth/Tarrant County Branch NAACP President, Officers and Executive Committee, watch, fight and pray for the betterment of ….Humankind!

 

– President Estella Williams

Volunteers are the heart of the Fort Worth Tarrant County Branch NAACP. On this journey called NAACP work, volunteers who serve as members of the branch and as members of the Executive Committee certainly have been busy.  Current and former volunteers who have labored and remained steadfast have been and are simply amazing. Words alone cannot express my gratitude for their services and support.     

 

Let’s take a glimpse at some activities that have occurred within our NAACP Branch: there was a desire to change our general membership meeting location.  I can never forsake the blessings provided by the various Pastors who for many, many years opened their doors for our monthly meetings – you were the bridge that brought us over and we will be eternally grateful.  With actions taken and votes counted we now have our general membership meetings at the new and beautiful McDonald YMCA every third (3rd) Tuesday of each month at 6 P.M.  These meetings have been attended each month with an average of sixty participants (at times not enough seats were available because of the capacity crowd); the format of the general membership meeting has changed and now serves as an information/education opportunity for persons present.  Each month the meeting is actually sponsored by a standing committee Chair and members of their committee. Responses received from various participants and several Ministers from churches where we formerly assembled were jubilant; three NAACP Scholarships were announced and awarded to three high school graduating seniors representing, The Fine Arts Academy, Eastern Hills and Arlington Heights High Schools. During the Education Committee sponsored meeting the selected scholarship recipients and our TCU scholar were each introduced and provided an opportunity to share remarks;  community support, presence and assistance was provided to family members of the 20 year old victim of the fatal police shooting.             

 

As we consider future activities the scene was eighty-five (85) years ago that former social justice community leaders established a legacy that has led this organization to a momentous opportunity to celebrate.  It is an honor for me to salute and extend congratulations and best wishes to the Dr. George D. Flemmings Freedom Fund Banquet Committee Chairperson, Ms. Lorraine Miller and her committee as they labor tirelessly preparing for our 42nd Annual Dr. George D. Flemmings Freedom Fund Banquet and a celebration of eighty-five (85) years as the Fort Worth Tarrant County Branch.  The event will be held Friday, October 25, 2019 and our featured speaker will be Mr. Eric Holder the 82nd Attorney General of the United States.  

 

As always, we seek and encourage your presence during our monthly meetings and continuously solicit your support through memberships (current and new), service and participation as we, your Fort Worth/Tarrant County Branch NAACP President, Officers and Executive Committee, watch, fight and pray for the betterment of ….Humankind!

 

– President Estella Williams

President’s Article – July Issue