January 8, 2019
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Lonnie L. Feemster (775) 722-0042
NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
Andrew Barbano (775) 786-1455
New Season of Community Consensus and Census
NAACP Swears in New President Thursday
of officers, 2019-2020 goal-setting
RENO, Nev. Lonnie
L. Feemster will be sworn in to his record-breaking fifth non-consecutive
two-year term as president of the Reno-Sparks NAACP this Thursday, January
10. Other newly-elected officers not previously inducted will also be
installed. He succeeds Patricia Y. Gallimore who served two terms,
"I am committed to build
on the strong foundation laid by those who have served the Reno-Sparks
NAACP over the years," Feemster said.
"We had a very active and successful 2018 and thanks to the efforts
of all involved, the Reno-Sparks Branch now enjoys the highest visibility
in its 74-year history," he added.
"We will use 2019 to ramp up our community outreach programs as
the 2020 election season and U.S. Census approach," Feemster
stated. He served as a statewide community outreach specialist in the
2000 and 2010 census campaigns.
"The NAACP has mentored many young adults over the years and I
will bring some into leadership roles in the local branch. We will continue
to provide scholarships, positive learning experiences and leadership
development as part of our NAACP Youth Council activities,"
"The Reno-Sparks NAACP will continue and increase our work to collaborate
with our school district, local governments, law enforcement and the
corporate community in Northern Nevada. We will also monitor legislation
and work with other organizations in the upcoming session of the Nevada
"We strongly support
professional development training and a proactive approach to the elimination
of racial bias and all aspects of racial discrimination in our community,"
He noted with concern a recent
increase in the number of civil rights complaints being reported
to the Branch Legal Redress Committee.
Lonnie L. Feemster is a local real estate broker, Nevada State Director
of the NAACP National Voter Fund and Vice-President of the NAACP
Idaho/Nevada/Utah Tri-State Conference of Branches.
A complete list of elected officers and executive committee members
The mission of the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the
political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all
persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
The membership meets on the second Thursday of each month in the Third
Floor Community Room of Northern Nevada Hopes, 580 W. 5th Street
@ Ralston, Reno 89503. The Executive Committee convenes at 6:30 p.m.
and the general membership meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
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Lonnie L. Feemster, President
Andrew L. Barbano, First Vice-President
Patricia Y. Gallimore, Second Vice-President
Donald Gallimore, Sr., Third Vice-President
Cheryl (Cheri) Vocelka, Secretary
Ms. CJ Miller, Assistant Secretary
Stephanie McCurry, Treasurer
Shannon Gallimore, Assistant Treasurer
Lucille Adin, Twice Past-President
Ken Dalton, Past-President*
Norris Dupree, Jr., Ph.D.
Terrell Foster, Ph.D.
John Aaron White, Esq.
Ambassador Victor Wowo, Sr.
Dalton was recently appointed to the City of Reno Civil Service Commission
upon which former Branch President William
Moon (1932-2017) served with distinction.
10 JANUARY 2019
Northern Nevada Hopes
Third Floor Community Room
580 W. 5th Street @ Ralston * Reno, NV 89503
Committee 6:30 p.m.
General Membership 7:00 p.m.
COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA
Review of Previous Minutes
Compilation of Reports for Presentation at General Membership
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AGENDA
Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation
Installation of Officers and Executive Committee Members
Adoption of Previous Meetings Minutes
Presentation of Officer and Committee Reports