The South Central District (SCD) provides programs that address the areas of Health, Education, Employment and Economic Development as mandated by the National Association. In addition to those programs, we provide support in areas of Leadership, Entrepreneurism, Technology and Services (LET’s).
Under the leadership of Governor, Dr. Lavern Holyfield the “Leadership Academy” was launched. The Leadership Academy provides training for members of the district who are already in leadership positions or for those who desire to become leaders within the Association – local, district, and national.
The SCD has several award programs that recognize members and citizens in the areas of the local clubs during our district’s annual conferences.
1) During the leadership of Governor Beverly Collymore, the “Hope Award” (member or non-member) was introduced. The award recognizes persons who have demonstrated support beyond the call of duty and subsequently, gives hope to individuals.
2) The District Achievement Award honors outstanding women (member or non-member) for achievements which demonstrate unusual success in endeavors or chosen vocations.
3) The District Community Service Award is presented to women (non-member) of the community where the conference is held, who have performed outstanding deeds, unselfish service, or acts of heroism.
Through the Youth Division, we provide programs for youth ages 12 through 18 (Youth Clubs) and for college students (Beta Psi Clubs). It is through our Youth that the baton will be passed for continued commitment to the well-being of our communities and their precepts.
Many members are active in International Affairs and the United Nations Programs. Some members have traveled throughout the African Continent. SCD members have helped to fund the installation of Water Wells in villages, health clinics & schools in Ghana, West Africa; provided educational scholarships, clothes, shoes, toys, and medicines for children, funded the planting of fruit trees; and gave books, bags of rice and mosquito nets. Annually members attend and participate in the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York.
For additional information about our programs and how you can participate, contact the South Central District at scdnanbpwcGrowing@aol.com.
Welcome and thank you for visiting the website of the South Central District (SCD), one of six districts that make up the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. (NANBPWC). Since 1935, NANBPWC has been promoting the interest of business and professional women and youth and by doing so, communities across the country have been impacted. The SCD was established as part of NANBPWC in 1953 and it comprises the following seven states: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Members of the SCD join one of the 15 adult clubs in the made up of business and professional women from diverse backgrounds and professions. With a common thrust to embrace the mission of NANBPWC through programs and workshops that focus on leadership, entrepreneurship, technology, and service (L.E.T.S.) SCD builds capacity in our community. To continue growth and the ability to address problems and social ills impacting our communities, the SCD invites you to join us and help build capacity in our community. Membership categories include adults, young adults, beta psi, youth, ombudsmen, associate, and members at large. Please continue to visit our website often to make plans to attend SCD supported community functions including workshops, programs, fundraisers, and social events. As our national association Moves Forward with a Purpose: Reaching New Heights, the SCD makes its pledge to build capacity in our community!
Past District Governors
* Helen Ragsdale .........................................................1987-1991
Mae Frances Saulter .....................................................1991 - 1995
Mary Lou Kegler ...........................................................1995 - 1999