Continental Societies’ Newnan Chapter to host National Board Meeting

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The Newnan Chapter of The Continental Societies will be hosting the international service organization’s national board meeting.

The organization was founded in 1956 by a group of women and works toward positively impacting children and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. The meeting will be held Nov. 8 and 9 at the Crowne Plaza in Peachtree City.

The local chapter was founded by Mel Kendrick in 1992. Currently she is president of the local chapter and national second vice president. Another local, Beverly McCray, is the Southeast Regional director and also a member of the Newnan chapter. The national president is Robin T. Browder

There are 46 chapters throughout the country, including Washington, D.C., and Bermuda.

Overall, the organization’s mission is to create environments within communities that empower children to have access to quality and appropriate opportunities to reach their optimal potential. Continental chapters have also developed partnerships with local churches, schools, sororities and fraternities, civic groups, and corporations to maximize service to children.

Locally, the organization works with Colgate to provide dental vans for free screenings. There are also anti-drug campaigns with the Boys and Girls clubs and public schools; Read Across America programs and scholarships.

“Programs have been developed to serve children that focus on the areas of health, education, employment, recreation as well as arts and humanities,” Browder said. “Local chapters are impacting the lives of more than 30,000 children each year all over the country.

Kendrick added, “our passion is to help the children that are underserved and the Newnan chapter has a vision to really grow our chapter.”

If you are a woman looking for a way to impact the children in your community, then The Continental Society in Newnan might be the perfect fit..

For more information, please contact Mel Kendrick at: [email protected].

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