As President, I am excited to extend an invitation to you to become a member of the St. Petersburg Metropolitan Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (SPMS/NCNW).
We are a part of a national organization that boasts over three hundred campus and community-based sections whose mission is to inspire, enlighten and empower women of African descent.
Our local section, SPMS, was founded in 1942 by Ms. Fannye Ayer Ponder and we have been working faithfully in the community through the years to fulfill our mission “To lead, develop and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities”. It is with immense pride that our council house is chronicled as a historical site and bears the name of our founder who donated the property to our section.
We enthusiastically invite you to become a member of our organization to increase the empowerment of women of African descent in our community. With each of you, we can continue the work that began in 1935 and the legacy of our National founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. In short, “We Need You”.
Our Section eagerly welcomes new members with innovative ideas and a willingness to work. We are indeed energized and ready to embark on new ventures that will benefit our community. Qualifications for membership are compassion for others and a commitment to serve.
With the new fiscal year and new circumstances, we will to the best of our ability:
Our meetings are held the third Saturday of the month and 10 AM and we would love for you to join us at the Fannye Ayer Ponder House 1835-9 th Avenue South. You are who we need!
Ethel Peeples Robinson
President, NCNW St. Petersburg Metropolitan Section
“If you want to go fast go alone. If you want to go far go together” African proverb
Ethel Peeples-Robinson, SPMS President