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Activities and Information:
The 110th Annual NAACP National Convention was held July 20-24, in Detroit, Michigan. The theme was, When We Fight, We Win. Visit the website and review the convention page. 
Among Branches recognized during the Membership Luncheon with the Highest Membership Increase 2016-2017 (by percentage) was the Las Vegas Branch. President, Roxann McCoy received the award for the Branch. Among State/State Area Conference (Overall) recognized was the NAACP Tri-State Conference of Idaho-Nevada-Utah. President, Jeanetta Williams received the award for the Tri-State Conference.
The NAACP Board of Directors approved the Charter for Weber State University (Ogden, Utah).
The NAACP Board of Directors approved a Committee Charter for Kootenia County (Coeur d' Alene, Idaho) during the Board meeting on July 20, 2019.

Reflections of the Past: 

Tri-State Conference host for 2014 National Convention 

NAACP Tri-State Conference recognitions 

The 105th Annual NAACP National Convention was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 19-23, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay. The Las Vegas Branch was the host Branch and the Tri-State Conference of Idaho, Nevada and Utah was the State Conference host. Delegates attended from across the country.

Awards were presented during the convention. The Salt Lake Branch received a Thalheimer Award for outstanding civil rights work in the community. The Thalheimer Award is the NAACP's top award given to branches and units for outstanding achievements. The honors have been given annually since 1944 from a grant from Dr. Ross Thalheimer, a John Hopkins University instructor in philosophy and a University of Washington instructor in philosophy and Sociology. He was also President of the Thalheimer Foundation, Inc.

The NAACP has a number of annual awards to honor attorneys and units for outstanding civil rights legal achievements. During the Clarence M. Mitchell Memorial Luncheon, Kim M. Keenan, NAACP General Counsel and Marshall Taylor, Esq., Deputy General Counsel presented the Juanita Jackson Mitchell award. 

Juanita Jackson Mitchell 2014 Award for Legal Activism:

Each year, the NAACP National Legal Department awards the Juanita Jackson Mitchell Legal Activism Award to an NAACP Unit for exemplary legal redress committee activities. This award was presented to Jeanetta Williams, President of the Salt Lake Branch and NAACP Tri-State Conference.


Foot Soldier in the Sands 2014 Award

At the convention during the Lawyers Reception, Kim M. Keenan, NAACP General Counsel presented the Foot Soldier in the Sands Awards to April Hollingsworth and Dina Neal. April Hollingsworth, Legal Redress Chair for the NAACP Salt Lake Branch and NAACP Tri-State Conference along with Dina Neal, Las Vegas Assemblywoman and member of the Las Vegas Branch received this year's Foot Soldier in the Sands Awards. The NAACP Legal Department honors attorneys who have gone above and beyond the call of duty on behalf of the Association and its civil rights agenda. This award is given to attorneys for their generous contribution of legal expertise to the NAACP on a pro bono basis. The honorees are nominated by NAACP Units or State Conference.




Famous quotes below were selected by the NAACP Tri-State Conference. 

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." Dr. Martin L. King Jr.

"Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will." Dr. Martin L. King Jr.

"Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness." Dr. Martin L. King Jr.

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Contact the NAACP office in your area for questions. If there is not a Unit in your area, call the NAACP Tri-State Conference at (801) 250-5088.