The Kansas City, Kan., Branch of the NAACP recently held an installation ceremony at the Greater Faith Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kan.
The program began with greetings by Cedric Patton, who introduced the master of ceremonies, James Connelly, past president of Johnson County Kansas NAACP Branch. Scripture by Carolyn Mitchell was followed by acknowledgment of past Kansas City, Kan., NAACP officers by Mary Ann Flunder.
Charles Jean-Baptiste, past president of the Kansas Conference of the NAACP Branches, conducted the installation service. Following a violin solo by Frances Robinson, Nathaniel McLaughlin introduced the guest speaker, Clarence Small, Kansas City, Kan., NAACP youth director.
Small challenged the organization to become even more committed to a mission of service. Referring to the old television show “Mission Impossible,” he reminded everyone that, “should we choose to accept this mission, the community will, indeed, know us by our deeds.”
Officers for 2013 are President, Nathaniel McLaughlin; First Vice President, Cedric Patton; Second Vice President, Mary Ann Flunder; Third Vice President, Frances B. Robinson; Treasurer, e’Anderson Burgess; and Assistant Treasurer, Brenda C. Jones.
Members elected to the Executive Committee are Verna Bazy, the Rev. Alvin Fant, Willa M. Fant, Stephanie Franklin, Ralph Gomez, Edwynne Harrison, Karen Hernandez, Loris Jones, Shelby Johnson, Marolyn Kelley, Richard Mabion, Karen Martin, Emogene McMurtrey, the Rev. Robert L. Milan, Carolyn Mitchell, Barbara L. Morris, Lillie Owens, Linda Pendleton, John Rios, Ernestine B. Smith, Carolyn Taylor, Clyde Townsend, Delois L. Tucker, Evelyn Welton and Gloria Willis.
Following the benediction by the Rev. Robert L, Milan Jr., light refreshments were served.
- Story from Frances Robinson