Submitted by Myra A. Barnes
Special to the New Journal and Guide
The Mid-Atlantic Region of the Continental Societies, Inc. 32nd Annual Regional Conference will be held on March 11-12 at the Norfolk-Virginia Beach Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center and co-hosted by the Norfolk-Virginia Beach Chapter. Continental members from Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina will gather to celebrate, commemorate, collaborate and fellowship. The theme for this year’s regional meeting is “Forging the Future: Focused on Our Children & Our Sisterhood.”
Activities planned include workshops on leadership, finance, and programs, as well as an awards luncheon. During the annual awards luncheon, several charities will be presented with donations, i.e. The Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, and Kids of Incarcerated Parents, Inc. Chapters within the region will also be recognized for their accomplishments in implementing programs for the children and youth they serve in their respective communities.
Continental Societies, Inc. – Mid-Atlantic Region is celebrating 32 years of service to children in the Mid-Atlantic region. Founded in June 1956 and incorporated nationally in 1972, the Continental Societies, Inc. is an international public service organization dedicated to the socio-economic and cultural welfare of underprivileged children and youth.
The Continental Societies, Inc. embraces 46 chapters in 21 states in the Continental USA, District of Columbia and Bermuda and is continuing to grow. Through their Five-Point Programmatic Thrust: Health, Education, Employment, Recreation (HEER), plus the Arts and Humanities. Continental women internationally strive to adhere to the humanitarian precept of sharing with those in need.
Nationally, regionally and locally, Continentals have created innovative activities while they volunteer their time through outreach programs in youth centers, schools, pediatric wards, homes for the delinquent, mentally retarded and emotionally challenged youth. Continentals volunteer innovatively through tutoring, mentoring, after school programs, apparel donations and Walk-a-thons. Mentoring programs are a major component of the Continental approach.
Jean Roach is the Regional Director for the Mid-Atlantic region and Edna Lee Moffitt, Esq. is the National President of Continental Societies, Inc.