ST. LOUIS, MO ( KTVI)- The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Gateway Metropolitan Section celebrated its 8th Anniversary with a special recognition Awards Luncheon, “ Honoring Outstanding Leaders. The theme this year was “ Stepping Up and Stepping Out Making a Difference."
The event was on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at the St. Louis Airport Marriott.
Twenty women were honored : Merline Anderson, Gilda Baldwin, Kim Banks,
Honorable Hazel Erby, Gail Evans, Honorable Rochelle Walton-Gray, Lula
Hall, Anissa Harris, Honorable Esther Haywood, Madeline Matthews,
Daffney Moore, Angle Roberts, Linda Robinson, Pier Scott, Marion
Tart, Evelyn Topps, Linda Townsend, Kacie Starr Triplett and Martha West.
FOX 2 News Shirley Washington was the mistress of ceremonies. FOX 2 Kelley Hoskins Hosted the event.
The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) is a council of
national African American women’s organizations and community-based
sections. Founded in 1935, the NCNW mission is to lead, develop, and
advocate for women of African descent as they support their families
and communities. NCNW fulfills this purpose through research, advocacy,
and national and community-based services and programs on issues of
health, education, and economic empowerment in the United States and
Africa. With its 39 national affiliates and more than 240 sections,
NCNW is a 501I3 organization with an outreach to nearly four million
For more information about the organization check out their website at http://www.ncnw.org/