Earlier in October Organizing Fellow, Yolanda King, and President Lakia Wilson-Lumpkins traveled to Texas for an AFT Human Rights Conference. While at the conference the DFT was awarded a Powerful Partnerships grant. Standing in the center, next to the DFT President is actor/activist Erika Alexander, a SAG-AFTRA award winning actress.
African American Leadership Awards 2023
Three of our own were nominated for the African American Leadership Awards: President Lakia Wilson-Lumpkins, Treasurer Rodney Fresh and Retirees Chapter Secretary, Michelle Broughton. We are pleased to announce that President Lakia Wilson-Lumpkins was the recipient of the Sophie Womack Quality of Life & Leadership award.
Listening to History
Retirees at the November Chapter meeting listened to AFT Archivist, Dan Golodner, as he gave a brief history of the DFT from 1920-1967. He presented a slide show presentation and gave some anecdotes about past DFT leadership. Displayed on the screen is a copy of the DFT charter from February 24, 1931.
New Addition to the Staff
The DFT staff has expanded by one. We are welcoming Regina Fuqua as an Organizing Fellow. She will be working alongside Yolanda King to service members with membership and dues.
Did you miss last month's home buying seminar? Well NID Housing Counseling Agency is hostng another seminar this Saturday, May 22 at 10 a.m. and every fourth Saturday of the month till October 2021. Zoom link - https://bit.ly/3yuEdWJ
Nominations will be open until Thursday February 11, 2021 (email form to Election Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5PM EST.
Nominations can be made during the General Membership meeting (before the end). They can be submitted through the chat window to a member of the Election Committee. This will be announced during the Election Committee Report.
Must attend March 11, 2021 General Membership meeting to receive ballot to vote.