New officers for 2012 for the Richmond County Democratic Women were sworn in recently by Chief District Court Judge Tonya Wallace of Rockingham.
The new officers are: President Pamela Dillman, First Vice President Loleata Hayes, 2nd Vice President Amelia White, 3rd Vice President Millie Wright, Secretary Barbara Moton, Assistant Secretary Mary Patterson, Treasurer Rosa Gales, and Parliamentarian and Ex-offico member Mary Swann.
Swann served the Richmond County Democratic Women as president for four years. During her tenure, Swann set many records such as new membership award for the state in 2011.
“I am not going anywhere, and I enjoy being a part of this great organization,” Swann said. “My mother and grandmother would be very proud of what women have accomplished. We can work together with God’s help and all the blessings he has given each of us, will help us get much accomplished.”
“I am blessed to be a member of the Democratic Women,” said Dillman. “My work with this organization has been an eye opener to what we as citizens can do to help uplift our families, our community, and our country. I have always loved the community and country where I live. We are now helping form the future by our deeds and thoughts. It is up to the people to keep our country safe, democratic to all who live within, and to be able to worship our God that we in trust our lives.”
“The support of the Democratic Women brings much needed encouragement for our county to move forward with the welcoming of business and more jobs. This can only be accomplished by great leadership. We need to take a closer look and find the best leadership for our precious resources,” Dillman said.
This year the Democratic Women will be busy with informational programs and projects in Richmond County leading up to the Democratic National Convention to be held in Charlotte in early September.
This year the Democratic Women will be holding meetings each month all over Richmond County. The February meeting will be held the 4th Monday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. in the conference room at Ellerbe Town Hall, 108 W. Page St., Ellerbe.
For more information, call 895-2774.