BROOKLYN NAACP TO KICK-OFF MEMBERSHIP DRIVE AT SPRING MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON
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BROOKLYN NAACP TO KICK-OFF MEMBERSHIP DRIVE AT SPRING MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON FEATURING KAREN BOYKIN-TOWNS, VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE NAACP NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER
BROOKLYN, NY. (MAY 1, 2018) -- Brooklyn NAACP’s 2018 Spring Membership Luncheon will be held on Saturday, May 5th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Skylight Gallery located on the third floor of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration, at 1368 Fulton Street in Brooklyn. The spring luncheon will kick-off the branch’s semi-annual membership drive which will run through Saturday, June 23rd and will culminate with a celebration during the June general membership meeting.
The branch has a goal of reaching a total of 2,000 members by the end of the year. L. Joy Williams, who started as a general member when the branch reorganized back in 2005 is now the Brooklyn Branch President. President Williams is excited about the growing number of members who are joining the branch and getting right to work saying, “For a number of our new members this is the first time they have ever been involved in NAACP and they are joining with a commitment and a dedication that is inspiring. Our members are energized and with their diverse talents and commitment we are developing new strategies and tactics to tackle the issues of social justice in our community.”
The event will feature keynote speaker Karen Boykin-Towns, who previously served as President of Brooklyn NAACP. Karen serves on the National Board of Directors and was recently elected to serve as Vice Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors. Karen shared, “I’m excited to be a part of the kickoff luncheon for the Brooklyn Branch’s membership drive. New members always bring energy and new ideas which is the only way organizations grow and thrive. The NAACP has always been there for our community and based on what’s happening these days, it’s time for us to level up.”
The Branch is committed to uplifting and supporting Brooklyn based institutions and businesses and has specifically chosen vendors for the luncheon that reflect that commitment. Christa Lynch, the owner of Brooklyn Braised is the caterer for the luncheon and the Branch is a frequent customer of Bed-Vyne Wine & Spirits. Christa was delighted to be a part of the event saying, "As a Black-owned business, Brooklyn Braised is honored to provide our farm to table culinary services as part of the Spring Membership Luncheon for the Brooklyn branch of the NAACP. We are ecstatic to create a memorable lunch experience!"
Tickets for the luncheon are still available up until an hour before the event begins. Ticket prices are $60 for existing members, $80 for non-members and a VIP ticket for $100 which includes an annual membership. Click here to purchase tickets.
About Brooklyn NAACP
Chartered in 1920, Brooklyn NAACP is a chartered branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization and its mission is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. For more information, visit www.BrooklynNAACP.org