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Lonnie L. Feemster (775) 722-0042
NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch No. 1112
New Season of Community Consensus and Census
NAACP Swears in New President Thursday
of officers, 2019-2020 goal-setting
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, 2014-2018.
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
"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 Legislature.
strongly support professional development training
and a proactive approach to the elimination of racial
bias and all aspects of racial discrimination in our
community," Feemster stated.
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 appears hereinbelow.
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
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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.
President Dalton was recently appointed to the City
of Reno Civil Service Commission
upon which former Branch President William
Moon (1932-2017) served with distinction.