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January 2019

The Greater Fort Worth Area Volume 3, Issue 3

Negro Business and
Professional Women’s Club


Our Sister-to-Sister Outing at the African American Museum in Dallas

on Saturday, December 29, 2018. A special thank you to Club Sister Solonya
McKinney-Smith for arranging and sponsoring our tour of the museum’s exhib-
it, “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty.” Club sisters, stand-
ing, left to right—Hazel F. Wilson, Norma Mosley, Beverly Washington,
Verneda Sanders, Delores Simmons, Virnelda Lewis, Debra Miller, Virginia
Quarles, DeDe Cunningham & Solonya McKinney Smith. Seated, left to right—
Beverly Walker, Bettye Franklin and Shelia Barnett. Following the exhibit, club
sisters enjoyed lunch at Two Podners Restaurant.

Next Club Meeting— Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 at 6 pm

Tarrant County College Opportunity Center
5901 Fitzhugh Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76119
Don’t forget to bring school supplies & gift for your Secret Club Sister.

Club Website:

Prospective New Member
Brunch—Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018
Chair DeDe Cunningham greeted pro-
Located at 3000 Galvez Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76111
spective new
Below: Club Sister Delores Simmons with Regena Taylor, Chief Executive members and
Officer on her left and Karen Harris, Executive Coordinator on her right. club sisters. In
addition, new
Club sisters are invited to volunteer by contacting either Club Sister Delores
members re-
Simmons or Virginia Quarles if you are interested and available every other
ceived their
Wednesdays mornings from 9—11 am.
official docu-
ments, gifts
and a wonder-
ful brunch was
enjoyed by all
And 2
to join
It was
a very

Our Annual Purple Tea

Hosted at the Historic Greater St. James Baptist Church on Sunday, November 11, 2018 following the morn-
ing worship service, Chair Beverly Washington helped ensure attendees enjoyed a beautiful lunch and were given
information from Breast Cancer Survivors to encourage annual mammograms and increase Breast Cancer Awareness
with knowledge of family medical histories.
Club sisters, front row, left to right—Solonya McKinney-Smith, Shelia Barnett, Verneda Sanders, Angela Donnell,
Olivia Douglas, Norma Mosley, President Rochelle Harden, Cora Miller and Dr. Gwendolyn Morrison.
Standing, second row, left to right— Chair Beverly Washington, Virnelda Lewis, DeDe Cunningham, Debra Miller,
Beverly Walker & Virginia Quarles.
Leadership Development in Action


57th Annual South Central District Confer- Club Sister Stacy Quarles
ence presented on the topic,
“Developing Program
March 15—17, 2019
Chairs” at our Nov. 7, 2018
 Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel Club meeting.
 15201 Dallas Parkway
 Addison, TX 75001
 Telephone: (972) 789-3032 Club Sister Marilyn Calhoun
Registration October 22, 2018 – January 11, 2019 presented an excellent ses-
sion on “Parliamentary Pro-
cedure” on Saturday, Oct.
Late Registration January 12, 2019 – February 16, 13, 2018 to club sisters and
2019 members of the public in
attendance. Not even a
rainy Saturday morning
could keep us away.


District Conference Planning Preparation was under-

way on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 in anticipation of a
successful 57th Annual SCD Conference. Governor
Maples proudly led us to the soulful sound of Aretha
Franklin’s “Rock Steady!”

We extend our deepest sympathies to our

Club President Rochelle and her husband Ricky at
the loss of his sister. Please know we are praying for
and with you during this time and in the days to
Annual Christmas Luncheon—Botanic Gardens on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2018

A wonderful holiday
affair was enjoyed by all in at-
tendance. Top —The
GFWANBPWC 2018 group pho-
Right—Club Sisters Beverly
Washington, Bettye Franklin and
Hazel F. Wilson handle raffle
ticket sales as guests dine on a
holiday feast;
Below, left—New Club Sister
Melinda Washington helps serve
Below, right—Club sisters pre-
pare to perform holiday favorites
for the audience.