March 2019 Newsletter

March Newsletter; Black History Month done right and wrong, literary icons disrespected

The Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee’s area of responsibility includes police, fire, neighborhood parks, recreation programs, youth services, senior services, maintenance assessment districts, community development block grants, code enforcement, graffiti abatement, lifeguards, veteran’s services, libraries, homeless services, consumer protection, homeland security, volunteerism, special event permits, emergency medical services, gang prevention and intervention and citizens review board on police practices.

Executive Committee Members Join Training with North County Branch

On February 23rd some of the newest members of the NAACP executive committee had the opportunity to attend a leadership training that was coordinated by the North San Diego branch and facilitated by a state and regional NAACP leader. During this training we were given information regarding best practices in financial management, social media use and public relations as well as the roles of various officers and committees. The San Diego Branch attendees learned a great deal and very much enjoyed the opportunity to build camaraderie amongst ourselves and with the members of our sister branch. We are very excited to bring back the information that we learned and use it as a catalyst for advancing our branch’s initiatives towards the advancement of colored people in the central San Diego region.

— Samantha Jenkins, Executive Committee At-Large Member

A BIG Thanks to SDG&E!

From left to right: Assistant Treasurer Wanda Rogers, Treasurer Darryl Stovall, Vice President Francine Maxwell, SDG&E Community Relations Manager Nhu Tran, and President Clovis Honoré

Last night at our February General Membership Meeting, Ms Nhu Tran, Community Relations Manager from SDG&E surprised us by announcing that SDG&E was giving us a $10,000 grant to further our work with kids. We are so grateful to see SDG&E take an interest in developing African-American kids into the leaders we all know they can be!

February 7 General Membership Meeting

We met at 6pm at the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation. We were not in the Community Room, but instead were on the third floor, in Room #389. We will return to the Community Room in March.

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Wow! Our Partners at SDG&E Really Came Through!

From left to right: Assistant Treasurer Wanda Rogers, Treasurer Darryl Stovall, Vice President Francine Maxwell, SDG&E Community Relations Manager Nhu Tran, and President Clovis Honoré

Last night at our February General Membership Meeting, Ms Nhu Tran, Community Relations Manager from SDG&E surprised us by announcing that SDG&E was giving us a $10,000 grant to further our work with kids. We are so grateful to see SDG&E take such an interest in developing African-American kids into the leaders we all know they can be!

Jan 3 2019 General Membership Meeting

The full Executive Committee and Officers, plus Monica Montgomery, District 4 Councilmember

We held our first General Membership Meeting of 2019 on January 3. Due to a scheduling problem beyond the control of the new Executive Committee, our normal meeting room was unavailable, and we had to make do with the 3rd Floor Lobby of the Jacobs Center. We are grateful for the patience and forbearance of our Membership, who seemed to adjust to the uncomfortable accommodations in a spirit of togetherness and hope.

After the invocation by Rev. Dr. J. Lee Hill, Jr., Senior Pastor, Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, UCC, the meeting focused on the ceremonial installation of the 2019-2020 Officers and Executive Committee. There was also an address from our new President, Clovis Honoré, and a presentation on Lupus from Shakita Jones, a member of our Executive Committee.

We had a delicious (if slightly tardy) dinner from El Pollo Grill. Also of note was the provision of child care; this will be a regular feature of our meetings going forward. If you have children you can’t leave at home, don’t let that stop you from joining the meeting!

Reverend Gerald Brown closed the meeting with a benediction.

If you are interested in the reports and other information presented at the meeting, you will find them in the Meeting Packet. You may also read the Meeting Minutes.

Please note: the February 7th General Membership Meeting will be held in Room 389 of the Jacobs Center. The March meeting will return to the Community Room. Thank you for your patience with us as we return things to order.

Video of the installation:

Installation of the NAACP San Diego Branch 2019-2020 Officers and Executive Committee

Uploaded by Communications NAACP San Diego on 2019-01-08.

Photos from the meeting:

January 3, 2019 General Membership Meeting Packet

This is a draft packet, subject to change.

2019-01-03-General-Meeting-Packet

There will be a limited number of printed packets available at the meeting. We suggest you review the packet in advance.

Please make a note if you wish to discuss the previous meeting’s minutes or any of the reports; we will ask early in the meeting which minutes/reports the membership wishes to discuss. For example, if you see something interesting in the Armed Services report and you would like more information, please be ready to say “Armed Services” when we ask for which report(s) we should discuss.

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