West Metro NAACP Achievement Lists

Below are the achievements and activities the West Metro NAACP Branch engaged in over the last two years. We are encouraged with the work we have done, and strive to do even more in 2021! 

2019-2020 Achievements

Planned Black History Month Extravaganza

Started Panning for 2020 Freedom Fund Event

Black History Month Extravaganza at Douglas County High School

Open Mic Night at Sweet Southern Ice Cream Shop

President Bates featured speaker at Chapel Hill High School’s BHM Celebration – African American History – spoke on the history of NAACP and today’s relevance

Freedom Fund Planning

Attended Douglas County BHM Reception – RL Cousins Honored

Larry Knight – EEOC – Guest Speaker at General Membership Meeting

Transitioned to digital meetings due to Covid-19 protocols

     Executive Committee via Free Conference Call

     General Membership Meeting via Free Conference Call

 

President Bates spoke at Unity and Justice Walk 4 Peace sponsored by Seraphines of Heaven – Focus of speech was Undoing Racism and the upcoming 2020 Election

West Metro atended Juneteenth Celebration in Douglas County at O’Neal Plaza

Branch Election Training Via Webinar

West Metro participated in the We The People Rally – O’Neal Plaza Douglasville

Attended ACT- SO Competition Awards – Digitally

Attended National Convention – Digitally – 4 Delegates represented West Metro

Called for the removal of all confederate emblems/symbols/statues removed from publicly funded property

Collaborated with Max Anderson on the origin of Douglass County GA

Branch Election Training

President Bates spoke at Commissioner’s Meeting asking that Frederick Douglass be recognized at the Sesquicentennial celebration of Douglas County

Collaborated with Tri Mu and Delta’s – Souls to the Polls Event

Collaborated with Atlanta NAACP – Party to the Polls/Sign Waving/Cook Out/Snack Pack Distribution to polling locations in Douglas and Paulding

STEAM Founder presented at General Membership Meeting

Instrumental in the removal of the confederate statue from the Douglas County Courthouse grounds

Successful Branch Elections for the 2021-2022 service term

GOTV Initiatives

Poll monitoring/Snack Pack Distribution to polling locations in Douglas and Paulding

NAACP masks offered for donations

Youth Council sponsored family for Christmas

GOTV Efforts

     No contact canvassing /Phone Banking/Sign Waving/Yard Sign Distribution

Oath of office given to newly elected officials by the Honorable Judge Barbara Caldwell

Held monthly Executive Board and General Membership Meetings

Collaborated with New Horizons to ensure northside development is equitable

Collaborated with Douglas and Paulding Law Enforcement

Get the numbers for Legal Redress

Youth Council Developed

Increased Membership

Increased Treasury

• Installation of Branch Officers by Judge Barbara Caldwell.

• President Bates was one of the speakers at the 4th Annual M.L. King, Jr. Commemorative Service
at the First Baptist Church in Dallas, Georgia. The theme of her message was, “There Is Work to Do!”.

• Held Monthly General Body Meeting.

• Held Monthly Executive Board Meeting. 

• Civil Rights Activist and former State Representative Tyrone Brooks lead leadership training for the Executive Board. We were reminded that the work of human rights is a marathon and not a sprint. We must be vigilant!

• West Metro attended Phase One Downtown Development Initiative to Provide Input.

• Held Monthly General Body Meeting.

• Held Monthly Executive Board Meeting. 

• West Metro NAACP attended the National NAACP and Air BnB Initiative Launch.

• Held Monthly General Body Meeting.

• Held Monthly Executive Board Meeting. 

• West Metro NAACP hosted a Cook Book Recipe Fundraiser. 

• Held Monthly General Body Meeting.

• Held Monthly Executive Board Meeting. 

• Our Executive Board underwent Training to build a solid foundation for West Metro NAACP’s future. 

• Held Monthly General Body Meeting.

• Held Monthly Executive Board Meeting. 

• West Metro participated in a Branch Team Building Event – Play on Marietta Square.

• West Metro held its annual Juneteenth Membership Drive!

• Held Monthly General Body Meeting.

• Held Monthly Executive Board Meeting. 

• West Metro NAACP hosted our first Membership Appreciation Meet and Greet.

• West Metro NAACP attended the Pro Georgia Voter Registration Training and Initiative.

• Held Monthly General Body Meeting.

• Held Monthly Executive Board Meeting. 

• West Metro NAACP assisted over 100+ high school aged youth in becoming registered voters!

• Held Monthly General Body Meeting.

• Held Monthly Executive Board Meeting. 

• Continuation of our High School Youth Voter Registration Drive. 

• West Metro hosted our first Annual Freedom Ball!

• Held Monthly General Body Meeting.

• Held Monthly Executive Board Meeting. 

• Continuation of our High School Youth Voter Registration Drive.

• Held Monthly General Body Meeting.

• Held Monthly Executive Board Meeting. 

•We launched the following Social Media Pages:

Twitter: @WestMetroNAACP
Facebook: West Metro Branch NAACP
Instagram: westmetronaacpbranch

• Held Monthly General Body Meeting.

• Held Monthly Executive Board Meeting. 

• 2020 Strategic Planning.

• Held Monthly General Body Meeting.

• Held Monthly Executive Board Meeting. 

 

 

Collaborations

West Metro NAACP has collaborated with: 

1. New Horizons to ensure development in the Northside is equitable.

2. The Paulding County School System to ensure there is an active plan for the eradication of racial bullying.

3. Divine 9 Fraternities and Sororities in Douglas and Paulding Counties.

4. Douglas County Law Enforcement.

5. Paulding County Law Enforcement.

Other Successes

1. The Executive Board attended two NAACP State Conferences.

2. The current Executive Board brought the Branch into compliance with the State and National ordinances.

3. Our "Get a Life" Campaign resulted in 100% of the Executive Board becoming Lifetime Subscribers to the NAACP.

4. The Executive Board has committed to sponsor 25 Youth Memberships.