Las Amigas, Inc., a national, African American women’s public service organization, will hold its 59th Annual Conclave on June 26-30 at the Hilton Charlotte University Place, Charlotte. Members will convene the annual meeting to not only conduct Las Amigas, Inc. business, but also engage in various activities including a public Town Hall meeting, awarding scholarships and recognition for public service to residents of the local/area community and visiting points of historical interest.
The 59th Annual Conclave, hosted by the Mooresville Chapter and the Southwest Region, will bring members together embracing the convention theme of “Connecting and Renewing Our Commitment for Greater Service in Our Communities.”
In addition to organizational business meetings and community events throughout the conference, George Dunlap, Chair Mecklenburg County Commissions, District 3, will be the keynote speaker at the Dora R. Mason Awards Luncheon on June 29. Las Amigas, Inc. will also award various community recognitions including scholarships to two graduating high school seniors embarking on their collegiate career. Throughout the 2019 Conclave, members will engage in informative workshops and will present a monetary donation to Las Amigas, Inc.’s five partnerships – Lupus Foundation, Bone Marrow Donor Program, National Kidney Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Events open to the public include the Town Hall Meeting on June 27 from 7-8 p.m. (free); Harambe Breakfast (African Attire) featuring Dr. Joyce Waddell, North Carolina Senator District 40 on June 28 from 8-9:30 a.m. (cost $30 per person); Dora R. Mason Awards Luncheon on June 29th from noon to 2:30 p.m. ($45 per person); and Mary Q. Moore Orchid Gala on June 25th from 8 p.m. to midnight (formal attire; cost $65 per person). All events will be held at the Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 JM Keynes Drive, Charlotte.
Empowered, dedicated, and steadfast in their commitment to public service, Las Amigas, Inc. – ‘the friends’ – convenes annually to further the organization’s programmatic thrusts: education, family, health, political awareness and economic development.
Las Amigas, Incorporated was founded in 1957 in Charlotte by the late Dora R. Mason and Mary Q. Moore. The mission of Las Amigas, Incorporated is to enhance the quality of life and promote the general improvement of the communities in which Las Amigas serves and to encourage personal and professional growth and foster a closed relationship among members.
Las Amigas, Incorporated is an affiliate of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and has five national partnerships.
Las Amigas, Incorporated has chapters in communities with the states of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, and DeniAntionette Mazingo serves as the 19th national president.