Message From the President
Tee Solomon

Commitment, Unity and Self-Reliance: these are words that describe the Council’s legacy of service! Founded by educator and political leader Dr. Mary McCleod Bethune in 1935, NCNW has over 240 sections and a worldwide membership of over 4 million. Three key events focusing on our communities and support are 1) the Black Family Reunion Celebration 2) Uncommon Height and 3) the National Convention (held biennially). Our local section was organized in 1947, with the late Mrs. Emma Pickett initiating the effort with ten other zealous founding members. Current local membership is close to 100 members.

Among our local activities and initiatives, we are proud to celebrate and/or implement

  • the MLK Breakfast (January)
  • the Annual Harambee Brunch (Winter)
  • Food support for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays with Metropolitan Ministries
  • National AIDS Awareness Day (December)
  • Membership Social (Spring)
  • the Annual Bethune Recognition Luncheon (May)
  • Unity Day (April)
  • Visit your Child in School Day (April)
  • Bethune Cookman University visit and tour (Spring)
  • Continual support to our USF collegiate section and youth group (Destiny’s Promise)