Central De NAACP Monthly Newsletter

Updated: May 1, 2020

by Anne W. Smith, President, February 5

The Delaware State Conference of the NAACP will be celebrating its Annual Convention during Black History month, February 29, 2020, at Delaware State University in the Bank of America Building. I am encouraging all members to attend this meeting. Our goal is to recruit four delegates, 20 adult observers and 20 youth to attend this meeting. You can pick up your registration form at the meeting on the 18th.

The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and will include workshops on economic empowerment, criminal justice, environmental justice and education ( the lawsuit against the state of DE).

The luncheon speaker is Attorney Crump, civil rights advocate, noted for his work as lawyer for Trayvon Martin’s family.

Awards will be presented to several civil rights leaders. Registration is $40.00 for adults and $20.00 for youth to include lunch. Please give the secretary your check for the convention at the next meeting on the 18th. We need to have a strong presence on the 29th.

  • Anyone who can get an ad for our souvenir book contact me asap.


NAACP College Chapter at Delaware State University's new member program and reception was held on Nov. 29, 2019 witnessed by several parents. The speaker was President Anne Smith, President of Central Delaware Branch.

The NAACP College Chapter is off to a great school year with a total of approximately 60 members. Kudos to President Folasade Olugbuyi and her Board for an outstanding program. Mr. Ron Davis is the chapter advisor.

Rebuilding Rebranding Central Delaware Branch

President Anne Smith was appointed in October to rebuild the branch. To date, through the leadership of our membership chair, Rev. Dr Geraldine Jones, we are boasting over 100 new members and two new life time members.

Our youth group has been reorganized with 32 new members.


Delaware delegation at the press conference with Ben Crump and Morgan and Morgan representing Fleur McKendell.

Central Branch The Leadership Team

President: Anne W. Smith

First Vice President: Rev. Rita M. Paige

Second Vice President: Gerald Rocha

Secretary: Alia A. Smith

Assistant Secretary: Mona Cooper

Treasurer: Joseph Morton

Standing Committee Chairs

Membership Committee: Rev. Dr. Geraldine Jones

Legal Redress:

Fundraising Committee: Catherine Moore

Political Action Committee: Gerald Rocha

Economic Development Committee: Clay Hammond

Criminal Justice Committee:

Communications Committee: Troy Darden

Social Media: Vondelear Smack

Education Committee: Vivian King

Health, Environmental and Climate Justice: Alia Smith


Rev, Rita M. Paige has received an award from the Mayor's office for her outstanding work in the community.

NAACP Central Delaware Branch Prayer Breakfast, A Legacy of Women Rising

on March 21, 2020.

Dover Air Force Base Doors open at 8:30 am. Breakfast served at 9am. Tickets are $30.00.

Next meeting will be on Tuesday, Feb 18th, 2020 at Luther Village

101 Babb Dr, Dover, De, enter from building #3 second door. Doors are open at 6pm, Meeting will begin at 6:30pm. The room is available all day for committee meeting use.


Hosted by Delaware State University on Feb 29, 2020.

Please bring your $40.00 registration fee for the convention on the 18th. There will be state officers nominated from the floor and we will need 4 delegates. Our goal is to have 10 members or more to participate in the convention.

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