14 March 2020
At this point, it appears that the situation for COVID-19 is far worse than what U.S. Executive level officials have stated over the past two months. Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes for Health suggests the responsible course of action for organizations is to limit “social distancing” activities by implementing policies such as canceling or postponing events and programs.
Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-52 declaring a State of Emergency for COVID-19 and directed the Florida Division of Emergency Management to activate the Florida Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to a Level II, to coordinate the state’s response to COVID-19.
Cancellations, postponements, and closures may seem extreme; however, this is an unprecedented crisis and we need to take unprecedented actions.
Our NAACP Branch membership includes those who are at higher risk of contracting this virus; older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease.
In concert with the directives of Governor Ron DeSantis, who raised the state emergency activation level, the Superintendent of Pinellas County Schools who mandated the closing of all Public Schools, and after conferring with our Branch Executive Committee, I have implemented COVID-19 Protocol.
At this stage, our COVID-19 Protocol involves a total cessation of NAACP Clearwater Upper Pinellas County Branch meetings & social gatherings. I fully realize that this will have an impact on activities which have been months in the planning. Please understand that I must and will do everything in my power to ensure that we take the necessary actions to ensure the sanctity and safety of human life.
This step is effective Immediately and will continue thru 31 March 2020. Unless otherwise notified, our normal operations will resume on 1 April 2020.
I strongly encourage you to check on the health and well-being of your neighbors and branch members. This may be accomplished by implementing a phone tree or other methods to communicate.
I thank everyone for their patience and understanding. My prayer is that no member or their families will be diagnosed with this virus.
Join the NAACP for friendship and fellowship as we visit our fellow NAACP members. All are welcome to join. Call (727) 307-4865 for details or visit https://clearwaternaacp.com/
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Monday, February 3, 2020 | 7 p.m.
Clearwater MLK Jr. Neighborhood Center Coalition
1201 Douglas Ave., Clearwater, FL 33755
On Monday, January 20, 2020 the NAACP Clearwater | Upper Pinellas County Branch along with the City of Clearwater will host the 37th Annual Celebration of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Leadership Breakfast: 9:00 am North Greenwood Recreation and Aquatic Complex, 900 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, in Clearwater.
Breakfast & March Registration: Download Form Here: https://bit.ly/2ZPY4P3
March: Breakfast will be followed by the 10:30 am line up for the March.
March Route: The March will begin at the Aquatic Center to N. Palmetto Avenue to Pennsylvania Ave. to Marshall St. through Cherry Harris Park to MLK Jr. Ave. back to the Buccaneer Field where the Rally will commence across the street from the North Greenwood Rec. Center.
Purchase Ads for Souvenir Booklet: Download Form Here: https://bit.ly/2sOGT4j
Event Location and Parking: North Greenwood Recreation Center 900 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Clearwater, FL. Vendor Booths will be set-up in the interior west side of the Buccaneer Football Field. Vendor Parking will be on the west side of the field in the North Greenwood Library Parking Lot.
Vendor Registration: Download Form Here: https://bit.ly/2ZP2O7C
To ensure that your corporate name and logo appear in our commemorative souvenir guide, please EMAIL AD NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org . Only high-resolution print quality file formats in a .jpg or .pdf will be accepted for artwork. The booklet will be printed as CMYK (4 color process) and each page will be an 5.5 x 8.5 paper.
Please make checks payable to the NAACP Branch #5096 and mail to above address.
Saturday, December 28, 2019 2 p.m.
2465 Drew St, Clearwater, FL 33765
The NAACP Clearwater Upper Pinellas County Branch invites you to a celebration of family, community and culture as we recognize the third day of Kwanzaa-Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) To build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together.
Kwanzaa is a week-long annual celebration held in the United States and other nations of the African diaspora in the Americas to honor African heritage in African-American culture. It is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in gift-giving and a feast.
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At our next General Membership Meeting on Monday, August 19, 2019 | 7 p.m. at the North Greenwood Aquatic Center, a Certified Financial Counselor from Achieva Credit Union will present banking basics, lending basics, and opportunities for attendees to save money in their everyday lives.
At our next Executive Committee Meeting on Monday, August 5, 2019 | 7 p.m. at the North Greenwood Aquatic Center, Darryl Henderson Vice-President of Government Affairs for the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce will educate you on the opportunities the Chamber can provide for you and your business.
Make sure you tune in this Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 11 a.m. Branch President Zebbie D. Atkinson IV and other NAACP President's from the area will be featured on the Tampa Bay Breakfast Club Sunday Edition to discuss the current work of the NAACP, how this historic organization has manged to survive and ways each branch can be supported.
Make sure you visit and "like" the Tampa Bay Breakfast Club page to be notified when the program starts! You don't want to miss this one. https://www.facebook.com/TampaBayBreakfastClub/
Are you a new business owner or want to start your own business? Jenée Skipper, Business Assistance Specialist, Pinellas County Economic Development Center will show you how to take advantage of the necessary services, educational workshops, tools and insight needed to grow your business to the next level.
The Clearwater | Upper Pinellas County Branch of the NAACP will host its 45th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet Saturday, June 1, 2019. This prestigious event will take place at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL.
The NAACP's mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. This annual fundraising event continues to support the efforts of this local NAACP branch as we endeavor to advocate for impactful change.
We invite you to partner with us today by becoming a sponsor. Having the financial support of our community and business partners is essential to our success. In exchange for your generous contribution, your organization or business will be recognized in our full color commemorative souvenir booklet providing you increased visibility and showcasing your company and services to more than 300 attendees.
Thank you in advance for partnering with us in this very worthwhile endeavor. Please direct all correspondence to email@example.com.
DATE & TIME:
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Ruth Eckerd Hall
1111 McMullen Booth Rd
Clearwater, FL 33759
$25/Children 12 & under (Available at the door)
To ensure that your corporate name and logo appear in our program guide, please EMAIL AD NO LATER THAN MONDAY, MAY 13, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org . Only high-resolution print quality file formats in a .jpg or .pdf will be accepted for artwork. The booklet will be printed as CMYK (4 color process) and each page will be an 8.5 x 11 minus bleeding.
Please make checks payable to the NAACP and mail to above address.