Newnan Continental Societies Inc. wins national award

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Continental Society members at their award-winning leadership conference are, from left, Estella Connally, Rosa Wilkerson, Melvinor Kendrick - regional director, Linda Dixon, Dr. Marva Slades-Jennings, Toni White - president, Gracie Cannon, Shawnnetta Green and Glynis Tanner. 


The Newnan chapter of Continental Societies Inc. has received national recognition for a recent service project.

The chapter held a successful 2014 “Girls in the Middle” Leadership Conference Jan. 25 at Central Educational Center for area middle school aged girls.

The project was a collaborative effort with Coweta County Middle Schools, Newnan Housing Authority, area churches and parents. Approximately 60 girls convened for a day of workshops focusing on preparing young ladies to become productive and successful adults.

Members of the Newnan chapter traveled to Houston, Texas, for the organization’s National Conclave in June. Representing were Toni White, president, and Melvinor Kendrick, Southeastern regional director. Competing against 48 chapters from around the country, Newnan placed third for its “Girls in the Middle” leadership academy in the area of employment development.



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