NAACP campaign has goal of 100 new members


Published: Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 6:47 p.m.
The Alachua County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is conducting its 2005 Membership Campaign through September. This campaign represents an overall effort of the local branch to inform the public of the benefits, activities and successes of the NAACP. The organization hopes to increase its new membership by 100. Membership is the bloodline of the NAACP.
To achieve its goal of 100 new members, the organization is communicating with churches, other organizations, and radio stations, and has designated the week of Sept. 18 as its major New Membership Week. A Radio-thon and church and organizational activities will be featured during the week.
People have asked, "What has the NAACP done here in Alachua County?" Well, we boast a number of past accomplishments including a workshop on the infusion of African and African-American history into the school curriculum, assistance with the relocation of the residents of Kennedy Homes, co-sponsorship of the Health Disparities and Health Care Reform Town Hall Meeting, the retesting of African-American children labeled as emotionally and mentally handicapped, and initiation of the early voting Sunday activities for Alachua County.
Currently, the branch is working on several issues (in a coalition with various organizations) with WCJB TV-20, a Call to Action for Education Conference, and a diversity report card for local businesses.
The greater the membership, the greater the success of the local branch. We encourage families, friends, churches, civic organizations and businesses to obtain a membership in the NAACP. That membership is a statement that you are about the business of making a difference in today's society. Adult regular membership (which includes the Crisis Magazine) is $30 per year or $750 for Life Membership (which can be paid in 10 yearly installments of $75. Youth membership per year is $10 or $15 with a subscription to Crisis Magazine.
Contact the organization at (352) 335-0422, naacpacb1@yahoo.com, or P.O. Box 593, Gainesville, FL 32602, with any questions or to become a member.
The branch meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at the Wilhelmina Johnson Center, 321 NW 10th Street, at 6 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.

NAACP membership campaign 2005

Contact: (352) 335-0422, naacpacb1@yahoo.com, or P.O. Box 593, Gainesville, FL 32602, with any questions or to become a member.
Memberships: Adult regular (includes the Crisis Magazine) is $30 per year. Youth membership per year is $10 or $15 with a subscription to Crisis Magazine.

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