The NC NAACP and WIN Committee are excited to inform you about the upcoming WIN Brunch and the 62nd Annual Woman/ Mother of the Year Coronation scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2017. The Coronation will be held in Lee County at the First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, located at 240 Fields Drive in Sanford, North Carolina, where the presiding Pastor is the Rev. Dr. Thomas E. Smith Sr. Our featured speaker is former Ohio State Senator Ms. Nina Turner.
The WIN Brunch and Coronation honors women from across the state for the their service to the NAACP and for their contributions in the communities. This annual celebration started in 1955 as a fundraiser to supplement Local, State and National Budgets. All monies raised in this annual fundraiser supports the work of the Association as we continue to fight for Civil Rights, Equality and Social Justice.
As an official unit of the NAACP, WIN strived to enhance the leadership role of women, to serve as an advocacy vehicle for the social economic political educational health welfare issues affecting women, and to advocate for the positive development of children while supporting the on going work of hr NAACP and its units.
The award being presented is the Lorie L Graham Award. The Graham Award was established in 1988 after the late Mrs. Lorie L. Graham, who was the first winner of the NC NAACP Mother of the Year in 1955. This award honors a woman whose leadership in her community is above and beyond the call of duty to support and carry out the objectives of the NAACP.