Newly elected officers of the Eunice Branch NAUW are, from left, Patricia Harrison, second vice president; Carolyn Baldwin, treasurer; Leila Adams, chaplain; Chiquita Thomas, first vice president; and Shelsy Williams, president. Not pictured are Shakonda Arvie, recording/corresponding secretary; Betty Jordan, nominating chairperson and Ardessie Francois, historian/reporter. Carolyn Baldwin served as the outgoing president. (Submitted photo and information)
Carolyn Baldwin, right, outgoing president of the Eunice Branch NAUW, received a plaque from Shelsy Williams, newly elected president, for her dedicated service to the organization. Williams is the eighth person to serve in this position since it was chartered on Jan. 2, 1984. Baldwin has served as president two different terms, serving four years each term. (Submitted photo)
NAUW Eunice Branch makes contributions to the community
The NAUW Eunice Branch is a segment of a national organization of dedicated educated women who use their time, energy and extra strength for making the communities they live in a better place by promoting the women in that community.
This branch has achieved and performed several service projects which includes honoring over 200 women in various fields of work during “Women in History Month.”
In the last few years their contributions to the improvement of the community included giving many scholarships to graduating senior students, giving deserving families Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner baskets, giving cards to ill patients, making phone calls and or home visits to the elderly, reading, doing errands and visiting with the elderly, recognizing pastors, school children, donating to the local food banks, and much more.
Once a year, the group recognizes Founders’ Day on a local level in January and another time in February with the other branches in Acadiana.