Welcome, and thank you for visiting the Mississippi State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc., and Youth Affiliates online. Our website highlights our lifelong mission of "Lifting As We Climb" and varieties of great service opportunities throughout the state.
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The courageous women of the Mississippi State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc., and Youth Affiliates (MSFCWC) planted their taproots in deep and fertile soil when they organized the historical Federation of Colored Women's Clubs in 1903. Following the organization of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (NACWC) in 1896, many states, including Mississippi, joined forces as a means to combat the opposition of the political and economic discrimination that was rising and manifesting against Blacks in our society.
LOCAL FEDERATED CLUBS
If you're visiting to see what the Mississippi State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc., and Youth Affiliates has to offer, and/or are interested in becoming a member, please click on the link below to find the closest LOCAL FEDERATED CLUB near you. Let us help you "Lift As You Climb."
Mississippi State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc. and Youth Affiliates hosted our 112th Anniversary and 117th Convention in McComb, MS last weekend, November 4-6, 2022. Click here to see highlights from our wonderful convention.
Federated Club Sisters, please submit your clubs' upcoming events to Madam President Mary Collier or to Club Sister Ashley D. Gilyard. Please click on either name to submit the information.
Youth Club Spotlights
The I.D.E.A.L. Women of University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg inducted 19 new young ladies into the organization on Sunday, May 8, 2022. Click here to see pictures from the historical event.
Progressive Art and Civic Club, Greenville, MS - Aniyah Khalia Duncan
Progressive Art and Civic Club, Greenville, MS - Landon Hughes
Progressive Art and Civic Club, Greenville, MS - Madison Seard
Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the 4th District of the MSFCWC. These lovely ladies were installed as officers on Friday, October 8, 2021, via Zoom Meeting, and are ready to continue their service to Federation.
Our deepest condolences are extended to the family of our Club Sister, Mrs. Mattie Thomas, the 28th President of MSFCWC, who was funeralized on late Saturday, September 18, 2021, in Laurel, MS.
The 2021 SACWC Virtual Adult Convention was held Saturday, July 24, 2021. For members who did not attend the Virtual SACWC Convention, Jackson, Mississippi will host the 2023 SACWC Convention. For a successful Convention, we must start planning soon.
Mary Church Terrell Literary Club has a Spring Virtual Newsletter. Please click on the link: Terrell Tells Spring 2021
Some highlights from the 2021 Virtual Convention:
Madam President Carol Cooper was crowned Queen of the President's March; and
Three ladies from Mississippi were elected at the SACWC Virtual Convention to serve and to represent our great State.
Mary Collier is the newly elected 1st Vice President
Gwendolyn Chess is the newly elected Recording Secretary
E. Jeanne Polk is the newly elected Assistant Secretary
Congratulations Ladies! We are proud of you!
Please submit your Club's Updates, important information, service activities, pictures, events, and more to Club Sister Ashley D. Gilyard for website recognition. Please click the "Federated News" button below for submissions.
Welcome to the President's Corner
Mrs. Carol J. Cooper
34th President of MSFCWC
As President of the Mississippi State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc., and Youth Affiliates, it is my esteemed pleasure to welcome you to our updated website.
Greetings Federated Ladies:
The year 2020 marked the beginning of a new decade with hopes and promises for an enjoyable and wondrous year. Yet, little did we know that our country would encounter a deadly coronavirus pandemic, numerous killings of unarmed Black males, hurricanes, tornadoes, storms, massive flooding, wildfires raging across our country, and a highly controversial presidential election. Despite all these travesties, we have survived and prevailed by utilizing the Fruit of the Spirit. For, we know that God is Almighty, He is Powerful and He is in Control.
Moreover, our illustrious organization is indebted to a group of stalwart and courageous women of the early 1900s. Yet, we are leaders and visionaries who believe in education, helping the needy, caring for the family, caring for mankind, and in improving the lives of others.
Thus, now more than ever during these uncertain times, we will continue to implement our motto “Lifting As We Climb” by continuing to aid and assist the elderly, the homeless, and the destitute by donating personal care items, Covid supplies, and monetary donations to homeless shelters, to charities, to nursing homes, and to food pantries.
In addition, we will instill in our youth the importance of academic success, the urgency to be leaders; not followers, and the notion that strong people don’t put people down, they lift them up. For, if they help the life of one person, they are helping a community.
A person’s most useful asset is not the head full of knowledge, but a heart full
of love, an ear ready to listen, and a hand willing to serve and help others.
Carol J. Cooper