Moving Forward & Aligning with our National NCNW Headquarters.
The Greater Austin Section of The National Council of Negro Women wants to spread our message of LOVE, COMMITMENT, UNITY, & SELF-RELIANCE. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that COLLECTIVE action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our members tirelessly contribute their part to the greater good.
The President’s Report last month highlighted how our Executive Board and Committee Chairs are restarting, refocusing, rebuilding, and rebranding the NCNW Greater Austin Section. We restarted our operations with a laser focus, two-year theme, “Transforming Generations Through Strong Collaborations” and we refocused on our foundational principles, established by our transformational leaders, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune (Founder) and Dr. Dorothy Irene Height (President Emerita). And now, we are rebuilding our trust within the greater Austin community by submitting articles to local media outlets; connecting with our affiliate organizations; facilitating monthly membership orientations; creating professional partnerships, relationships, and collaborations; and ultimately, rebranding, making sure our image is based on the community (the village), an “Us and We” philosophy, collectively making decisions and moving strategically in action, with our youth and young adults at the planning table with us; and creating and building a COMMUNITY of Love, Unity, Commitment & Self-Reliant.
There is room at the table for YOU! We want to get to know you. On the fourth Thursday of each month, we will host our Membership Orientation. Members will have an opportunity to learn about the history of the NCNW and our current initiatives, the structure of NCNW, the mission, vision, and goals, and so much more. Watch your email for the NCNW Greater Austin Section’s Membership Profile Survey. Check your “SPAM” and “JUNK” mailboxes if you have not received the survey in your “INBOX”. Let us know what committee(s) you want to learn more about within the Membership Profile Survey. Come join one or more of our committees. We are looking for you!
Dr. Rashaanne N. Lewis
National Council of Negro Women
Greater Austin Section President