Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It's Offical: Gloria Rogers to head Racine Branch of the NAACP

It official! The local branch of the NAACP has a new president. At the branch November membership meeting held Saturday at Southside Center, Gloria Rogers, who was the organization's 1st Vice-President, received the necessary votes in order to take the helm of the organization beginning in January.

She unofficially became the president weeks earlier after Alderman Michael Shields said he would not seek another two-year term, leaving her without opposition.

Others elected to office in Saturday's balloting were, President: First Vice President: Lawrence Terry, Second Vice President: Beverly Hicks, Third Vice President: Coleen Lassiter, Secretary: Carmen Lassiter, Treasurer: Ann Kirkwood, and Assistant Treasure: Jacqueline Pinager.

Rogers said that she would not make any comments on the organization future until January's meeting.

Over the past year, some members felt that the organization president Shields was not taking the group in the right direction. They snarled that the organization which roots date back to the mid 40’s, had become a dysfunctional organization.

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