National President Ollie Johnson from Lake Charles, leads the organization in the development of the program goals. The National Association of University Women has a four point program which includes education, scholarship, literacy and national /international affairs.
Elaine Sias of Rayne is the national second vice president. She has planned the program activities for the national convention.
Ezora Proctor of Crowley coordinated the organization and planning of the centennial celebration at this convention. She is a former national president of the organization.
Evelyn Wright is the national first vice president. She has been actively recruiting new members for the organization. She has worked diligently to increase the membership during her term in office.
There are plans to include the citizens of Washington D.C. in the festive activities. A public program and reception is planned for Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the Capital Hyatt.
Tuesday, Aug. 3, is the designated day the membership will visit the grave site of one of the founders, Mary Church Terrell. A beautiful wreath will be placed there in memory of the NAUW founder. Each day a special event is planned. The Founder’s Luncheon will be held on Wednesday. Thursday the Centennial Celebration Gala will be one of the highlights of the evening at 8 p.m. Other events will include the Presidents Luncheon honoring Mrs. Ollie D. Johnson on Friday, Aug. 6. Saturday, Aug. 7, an Awards and Youth Luncheon will be held and in the evening the Installation Banquet for the new officers will take place. A special Ecumenical Service and Necrology Service will be held on Sunday.
The organization was formed in March of 1910 by four ladies, Mrs. Mary Church Terrell, Dr. Sara Winifred Brown, Dr. Nancy Fairfax Brown and Miss Mary E. Cromwell. The ladies desired to stimulate young women to attain professional excellence, to exert influence in various movements for the civic good and to promote a close personal and intellectual fellowship among professional women. The organization is deeply involved in community service and education for all age groups.