Three Georgians Elected During 57th National Council of Negro Women, Inc. National Convention

| October 31, 2016

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WASHINGTON D.C. – The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) recently convened its 57th Biennial Convention in Washington, DC at the beautiful Grand Hyatt Hotel.

The theme for the convention was “Fortified by the Past…Focused on the Future”. Lois Keith of Dekalb was elected to serve as National Vice-President of NCNW and she was honored to serve as Co-chair for the convention.  She currently serves as the National Membership Chair of NCNW.

Georgia State Interim NCNW President, Sharah Denton of Valdosta, Georgia was elected to serve as the National Young Adult Vice-President. Ingrid Saunders Jones, past Senior Vice President of Global Community Connections and past Chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation was re-elected as National President of NCNW along with Attorney Sherri Washington of Rockdale, Georgia; owner of the Washington Law Group who was re-elected as a Member-at-Large. These elected officers were sworn into office of this historic organization by the 23rd United States Secretary of Labor, the Honorable Alexis Herman.

The National Council of Negro Women was founded in 1935 by the renowned educator and civil rights activist, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune and NCNW soared to heights unimaginable by Dr. Dorothy I. Height. More than 80 years later, “NCNW is Alive and Well”.  The Georgia State Conference will be held in Valdosta, Georgia in August of 2017.

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  1. Congratulations to Sharah Denton. We are very proud of her service to NCNW.