The past year has been a year of accomplishment for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Greater New Orleans Chapter, Inc. From our Annual Gala to our Legislative Breakfast, members have devoted their time, talents and resources to make our programs and activities successful.
We continue to improve our processes and procedures. Recent bylaws changes emphasized the need to improve documentation of the work of our members both individually and collectively, while citing the obligations of membership.
We have expanded our outreach and have been more widely recognized by the media. We are also improving communications via the website, social media and email. We worked with new partners, such as AARP, and we have re-established links to our “brother” organization, 100 Black Men, this year.
We look forward to working with WDSU and our other partners, including The Urban League (ULGNO), League of Women Voters (LWVNO) and National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), and others on another televised debate this fall for the mayoral and city council elections.
Our other programs and activities included:
– awarding scholarships to students at Xavier, SUNO, and Dillard.
– the Annual Flint Goodridge Christmas Party for seniors, still going strong after 27 years.
– the Red Umbrella March, where we had fun and won 1st prize (again!) for Group Umbrella Decoration, while raising awareness of HIV/AIDS.
– the Annual High School Spring Tea, emphasizing college preparation and attaining goals.
– Voter registration drives.
We also did a few things just for ourselves, like the Christmas Brunch at Praline Connection, featuring the ornament exchange and mimosas.
Last year’s fundraiser was held on November 5, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, recognized African American Women Leaders in Medicine. The funds raised at this event support our scholarships and other programs. We look forward to a successful event and another successful year!