LAURINBURG- The local branch of the National Association of University Women recently celebrated Founders’ Day.
The local branch was founded in 1980 by Anne McNair and Joyce McDow.
The NAUW celebrated with a joint event on March 17 with other local branches from Clayton, Eastern Wake, Hope Mills, Raleigh, Robeson-Scotland, Wadesboro, and Winston Salem.
“It is important to reflect upon those pioneer founders who saw the need to provide an avenue for college-trained women to join forces for constructive work in education, public and civic affairs and human relations,” said Joyce McDow, the national parliamentarian and joing founders day chairperson.
The National Seconds Vice-President Lestisa Vereen encouraged all branches to make and effort to reclaim and reinvigorate area branches that have become inactive.
Jacqueline Green, the Southeast section national corresponding secretary, and Alice McClam, the Southeast section sectional director, also attended the celebration.
Entertainment was provided by Gwendolyn Rainer, a Scotland County storyteller, as well as soloist Kim Shaw.
There was also a tribute to NAUW men Michael Vereen, Robert McDow Sr., and William Tyson Sr.