NAACP needs more members

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 11, 2012

There’s new leadership in the Covington County NAACP.

State NAACP director Bernard Simelton was in Opp on Sunday, where he met with more than 40 people at the old barn on Barnes Street.

Aaron Bogen was elected president; Janet Brannon was selected secretary and Davy Lindsey was named treasurer.

“I want Covington County as a whole to be fair,” Bogen said. “All we are trying to do is be fair. This organization is not just for black people. It’s for people of all colors.”

Fifty members are needed in order to reinstate the chapter.

Membership is $30 per person; $10 for children 0 to 24 and a lifetime membership is available for $750.

Bogen said the next NAACP meeting will be Mon., Dec.17, at 6 p.m., at the Hardin Street Community Center.

“Anyone who wants to join can come to that meeting,” he said. “We want folks from Opp, Andalusia, Florala, all over to come.”

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