P.O. BOX 1127, EAST ORANGE, NJ 07019
Signed in as:
Signed in as:
ROBERT "BOB' SIMMONS ~ CHAIRPERSON
STEPHEN HOBSON ~ CO-CHAIPERSON EMERITUS
LADY TRISHA SCIPIO ~ CO-CHAIRPERSON
The Freedom Fund Committee shall plan and conduct fund-raising activities, entertainment and other projects, for local and national purpose within the scope of the Association’s program. It shall work closely with the Finance Committee.
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First instituted in 1914 by the late J.E. Spingarn–then NAACP Chairman of the Board of Directors– this gold medal was awarded for the highest or noblest achievement by an American Negro during the preceding year or years. At the 113th NAACP National Convention, we will honor South Carolina Congressman James E. Clyburn as we continue to support pressing issues including the Equality Act.
An individual, company or corporate officer chosen by the Branch President.
An elected official or an unsung community servant who is dedicated and committed to improving the lives of others and who strives to create livable communities.
A specific company or corporate officer on behalf of the company who demonstrates extraordinary dedication and service to the community and uplifts the well-being of its residents.
An Instructor, Author, Trainer or Consultant who shares an infectious love for learning, is compassionate, flexible and creative in delivering instructions to a diversified audience and makes a difference in the lives of their students.
Recognizes a person who facilitates achievements towards equal opportunity and non-discrimination in a safe and healthy workplace, develops opportunities for employment and grants training and inclusiveness for their workers.
House of Worship, member of the Clergy or religious officer (Deacon, Elder, Trustee etc.) who energizes and provides unwavering leadership, hope and support for those in need.
An award given to a young adult between the ages of 18-30 years old who has demonstrated leadership in making an impact on positive change in the community.
An award given to an individual between the ages of 31-40 years old who is inspired to find their designed purpose, values and experiences to effect change in the local and global communities.
This award is presented to a female Unit member who embodies the spirit of above and beyond service and leadership to the Unit, and to our overall catchment area.
Alma Dolores Roan Clay was born, raised, and educated in Orange, NJ and had an unwavering dedication to love, faith, and commitment to service. During her nearly 30-year career with the City of Orange as Recreation Supervisor, Alma flourished as President or the Orange Municipal Employees Benevolent Association, and member of the Orange Municipal Alliance. Upon retirement in 2000, Alma became an Executive Member of the Oranges & Maplewood Branch, holding the positions of Membership Chair and Unit Secretary for over 10 years until God called her home on October 18, 2012. In 2004, Alma secured a grant from the US Department of Justice to establish a free after school program at her home church, Bethel Baptist in Orange. Through the program, children received academic enrichment, cultural exposure, and spiritual education. Upon her passing, the Oranges & Maplewood Branch voted to rename the service award in her honor, and it was first presented under the new name during our 2013 Centennial Gala.
The Reginald T. Jeffries Civic Service Award presented to a male member of the Oranges and Maplewood NAACP, who has exemplified the highest standards of leadership excellence as a servant leader and support of the mission of the NAACP to achieve social justice and equality. We honor his longtime legacy of fighting for civil rights and social justice.
Born in Orange, New Jersey, Reginald T. Jeffries lived most of his life in East Orange, New Jersey where there is a street dedicated to his service. He earned a B.S. Degree in Chemistry from Upsala College and furthered his education at Rutgers University. Jeffries has always been committed to embracing the quality of life for the youth in the community and was largely giving of his time.
Reginald T Jeffries, a trailblazer for justice and equality, was a very active Civil Rights Leader, he was actively involved in the social and political issues facing disadvantaged communities and a Life Member who gave over 35 years of outstanding service to the NAACP. He served on several civic, governmental and religious organizations, and he also served as the following for the NAACP: First Vice President and Legal Redress Chairman of the NJ State Conference, a member of the Regional Steering Committee, National Convention Committee, a troubleshooter for the National Office, and President of the Oranges Maplewood Branch for many years.
PRESIDENT, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
DR. MARCHETA P. EVANS
PRESIDENT, BLOOMFIELD COLLEGE
SHEILA Y. OLIVER
LT. GOVERNOR, STATE OF NJ
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