A Letter From the Austin Branch NAACP President, Nelson Linder
This year the NAACP celebrates 105 years of history as the nation's oldest civil rights organization. We would love to have your support in at least one or more ways. We are reaching out earlier this year to allow you time to become a sponsor, buy tickets/tables to the banquet, make a donation, or purchase an ad in our collectible annual souvenir journal.
On December 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m., the Austin NAACP Branch will host its 49th Annual DeWitty/Overton Freedom Fund Banquet at the Hyatt Regency Austin Hotel, 208 Barton Springs Drive, Austin, Texas 78704.
The banquet honors two great Texans who fought on the front lines for civil rights: Arthur B. DeWitty and Volma Overton. The DeWitty/Overton Award recipient is Pamela Wade of the City of Austin- Human Resource, Municipal Civil Service. The prestigious Captain Louie White Award recipient is Captain Cyril Friday of the Travis County Sherriff’s Department. This year’s theme is “African American Quality of Life 10 Year Assessment and Review”.
The Austin NAACP branch is proud to announce our keynote speaker for the 2014 banquet will be Beverly Kearney former University of Texas Head Coach of Women’s Track and Field for 21 years. Beverly Kearney led the Longhorns to six NCAA Track Championships and has been a source of inspiration for African American Athletes all over the nation. In 2006, Kearney founded Pursuits of Dreams, a nonprofit organization committed to reconnecting and assisting individuals with their Life's purpose, passions, and dreams.
Our annual banquet also offers a wonderful marketing opportunity for local politicians, business owners, lawyers, doctors, churches, restaurants, vendors, and other groups to advertise in our collectible souvenir journal at a very low rate. Your ad will be viewed by over 600 guests in one night!
You also have an opportunity to support the NAACP by submitting ads for memorials, graduations, retirements, congratulations and future announcements and events. We have pages dedicated to those who want their names posted as patrons (you can gather names from churches, sports teams, and family members etc. to add as patrons).
If you would like to attend the banquet please visit our website to purchase tickets or tables (seated for 10). www.naacpaustin.com (Click on 49th DeWitty/Overton Banquet). If you have additional questions about tickets or tables, please contact Polly Street @ 512-497-4342 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Please see the Rate Plan Form to submit an ad for the souvenir journal.
On behalf of the Austin NAACP Branch, we would like to thank you in advance for your support.
Austin NAACP President
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