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tribution through the Catholic Relief Services. 

In 1980 the "Gays" became "The Northeasterners, Inc." because by that time "Gays" no longer meant merry, bright and lively.  Also in 1980 they celebrated their 50th Anniversary at Downington, Pa. and at this time they contributed $10,000 to the United Negro College Fund. 

In May 1984 New York was Convention hostess. They entertained the entire group consisting of eleven chapters. Besides New York members and escorts we welcomed from New Jersey, Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit, Pittsburg, Indianapolis, Columbus, Chicago, Baltimore and District of Columbia. We met at the famous Plaza Hotel. As part of the program guests were intertained at lunch by a group from Arthur Mitchell "Dance Theater of Harlem" who were also the recipients of the National Gift. At the Dinner-Dance in the Plaza Grand Ballroom we were entertained by Chris Calloway who was introduced by her famous dad "Cab". A farewell Brunch on Sunday ended by each guest being given an apple as part of "The Big Apple" theme. 

Our new National President is Dr. Thomy Joyner, a member of the New Jersey Chapter. 

Dr. Joyner began her career as an elementary teacher. Her abilities a an exceptional teacher were soon recognized and she was assigned to Central Office, Department of Elementary Education. In 1965 she served as the Coordinator of the Victoria Plan. The Victoria Plan was the forerunner of Project Head Start. It also served an a prototype for the Title I Program.  

From 1967-69 she served the Newark Public School District as the first Black Supervisor. Dr. Joyner spearheaded many projects, mainly the "Handbook for Writing". A handbook to assist teachers in providing students with improved writing skills. 

The Northeasterners Conclave will be held in Chicago May 24,25,26, 1985 at the renown Drake Hotel with Chicago Chapter as hostesses.

Members of the New York Chapter are: Nuffie Calloway, Roxie Campanella, Joy Cooke, Sylvia Corliss, May Davies, Florence Dixon, Vivian Hewitt, Ethel Hicks, Christine Hightower, Mary Jacobs, Esther James, Lerlaine Levister, Elvira Lowe, Phyllis Means, Vivienne Melville, Lynette Miller, Louise Moore, June Pelkey, Lois Smallwood, and Pres. Lorenza Whitney.  Ethel Tate (inactive).

National President  Thomy Jonyner (N.J.) 
Vice President  Ellen Martin (Bos.) 
Rec. Secretary  Carole Watson (Pitts.) 
Corr. Secretary  Edith Wells (N.J.) 
Treasurer  Pauline Milton (Det.)
Fin. Secretary  Jazelle White (Det.)
Parliamentarian  Carol Ferebee (D.C.)

[[images - four scenes from the party]]


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intertained should be entertained images of men and women in formal wear smiling and posing for camera at a party

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