NAACP Elects Branch Officers
Several officers in the Giles County Branch of the NAACP have been re elected for the next two years.
Joseph Sutton, retied Giles County Schools teacher and a Giles County Commissioner, received another two year term as president.
Benita Cross will remain first vice president, with Janice Tucker, becoming second vice president.
Remaining treasurer is Maxie Trotter and Jerome Arnell is secretary.
Approximately 42 voted in the election conducted by the national office of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Arnell, who reported the results at the Jan. 3 meeting, said he did not know why more of the 53 votes were counted from the list of 53 voters he turned in to the NAACP.
A brain storming session to attract more members and to consider speakers for club programs will be held Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m. at Campbell Chapel AME Church.
“We need to have people with new ideas,” Trotter said.
“We have a college that is growing. We need more students from the college (University of Tennessee Southern) which could help us grow.” Mike Cesarini, an NAACP member and former Giles County Commissioner, said.
He was among those who suggested having a special meeting on Jan 26 to discuss ways to get more people to attend meetings.
His first suggestion was to form a committee to made suggestions that could be brought back to the main group.
In other business:
• Those at the meeting were reminded that February is Black History Month and to watch for more information about programs.