WADESBORO — On September 10, 1972, Mrs. Dorothy M. Huntley Capel of Wadesboro hosted a gathering of seventeen ladies to prepare the Wadesboro Department of the Nationwide Affiliation of College Girls. Constitution members had been Mary Jane Bennett, Mollie Caraway, Nora Money, Wincie Clark, Lucile Crump. Mabel Foust, Mattie Gaddy, Bernice Corridor, Pauline Ingram, Ida Mae Jones, Mae Frances Lindsey, Dora Marsh, Mary Morgan, Altheria Patton, Missouri Robinson, Katheryne Torrence. Mrs. Huntley (Capel) was elected as the primary president of the department.
The Wadesboro Department started as a public service group striving to enhance schooling in Anson County by providing tutoring, sponsoring instructional workshops, and providing scholarships to highschool college students. NAUW provided neighborhood consciousness in well being, worldwide growth, and efforts to strengthen the African American household. NAUW- Wadesboro Department has remained a really outstanding group and holds occasions to have interaction in neighborhood service. In the present day  the department continues to be energetic. New members have joined to foster and keep it up the applications together with neighborhood involvement for the following 50 years.
The Department celebrated their fiftieth yr anniversary on Might 13, 2023. Dr. Altheria Patton is the one constitution member that’s nonetheless dwelling. She served as President 1980 -1982. Dr. Patton was named as Girl of the 12 months in 1986 and was very concerned within the Southeast Sectional in addition to the Nationwide Conferences.
The Wadesboro Department of the Nationwide Affiliation of College Girls (NAUW) held its fiftieth GALA on Might 13, 2023, on the Twin Valley Nation Membership. The Department having begun in 1972 celebrated the fiftieth yr anniversary. The occasion corridor decorum was gold and white highlighting the fiftieth yr anniversary. The members and visitor had been wearing all white apparel. Every NAUW member introduced in a protracted white robe with inexperienced and white wristlets.
Visitor speaker was Letoria Lewis-Gales, Southeast Sectional, Director of Nationwide Affiliation of College Girls. Mrs. Gales is a member of the Smithfield Department and was elected to function Southeast Sectional Director in September 2022. Members had been acknowledged with trophies and plagues in recognitions of the years of membership and management. The GALA featured scrumptious meals and drinks, dwell music, and dancing. Music was provided by “Good Match” band.
The City of Wadesboro’s Supervisor, David Edwards despatched a letter of acknowledgement to the Department for his or her neighborhood achievement over the previous 50 years.
The Department additionally made an look on the Might assembly of the Anson County Board of Commissioners to current a short historical past of the Wadesboro Department and its constitution in 1972. The Department has continued its applications and providers to the communities of Anson County. A decision was written and introduced on the fiftieth GALA. Anson County Board of Commissioners, Chairman, JD Bricken, did a proper presentation and plaque to the Department members on June fifth in honor of their service to the county.
Might thirteenth was a particular night within the historical past of NAUW-Wadesboro Department. It was a memorable occasion, forgetting not the previous, however every branching reaching out in its personal manner. NAUW, oh how we love thy identify; NAUW, might God contact together with his hand.
NAUW Wadesboro Department Membership
Sarah Dean, President
Marlene Richardson, 1st Vice-President
Dr. Dionnya Pratt, 2ndVice-President
Lorri Bennett-Assistant Secretary
Thomasina Montgomery – Monetary Secretary
Patricia Bennett- Parliamentarian
Dr. Altheria Patton
Kellie W. Sturdivant