By Gwendolyn H. Daniels
The historic South Dallas Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc. (despite a near two-year pandemic) added six new members and reclaimed one former member in its efforts to grow the organization that serves citizens in and around Dallas County and internationally.
Even with the elimination of in-person meetings and on-site Club programming that is ordinarily held throughout Dallas and surrounding cities, South Dallas is continuing the challenge of increasing membership virtually, through member recruitment and through their stellar reputation in the community.
On September 1, 2021, the Club began its 34th administration under the new leadership of President Ollie Gilstrap and a newly elected Executive Board that includes Director of Membership Carla Dennis.
South Dallas Business and Professional Women will end the year 85 members strong consisting of distinguished elected officials, entrepreneurs, educators, government employees, retirees, business owners, administrators of institutions and leaders in fortune 500 corporations. Congratulations to President Ollie Gilstrap, Director Carla Dennis and to the entire Membership Committee.
They successfully encouraged Club sisters to actively recruit more new members than any club in the South Central District of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. during the first five months of the 2021-2022 fiscal year.
For more information on the South Dallas Club, visit their website at southdallasbpwc.org or their Facebook page at southdallas1954.