ST. PETERSBURG — We are pleased to announce that the St. Petersburg Branch of the NAACP will hold an organizational meeting Sept. 3 at McCabe United Methodist Church, 2800 26th Ave., S., beginning at 6 p.m.
The election of officers and at-large members of the executive committee will take place at 7 p.m.
All memberships must be current as of Sept. 3. Nomination will be by petitions that will be available at meeting and signed by at least three current St. Petersburg NAACP members.
In order to vote in this branch election, one must be a member in good standing of the St. Petersburg Branch, either living or working in the area and showing a membership card or receipt. A form of identification is also required.
Interested citizens are encouraged to obtain membership prior to Aug. 26 and may do so by contacting Harry Harvey at (727) 385-3364 for further information. You may also request a consent petition at the same time if you are considering being a candidate for office. They will be collected at the organizational meeting, Sept. 3 prior to the election.
Officers and members at-large elected at this election will hold office until December 31, 2016.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.