General Meeting Updates and Upcoming Events

In today’s general meeting:

President Patrick Miller reported on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance, and also reminded us of the upcoming Covid Contact Tracing discussion January 30, 2021 @ 1 PM with Amarillo Public Health Director Casie Stoughton, Mayor Ginger Nelson, and Health Committee Chair Floyd Anthony

Kay Pechin, Housing Committee Chair, shared important information about relief and assistance programs available to renters and homeowners. For the CDC program, declaration forms are available at the Centers For Disease Control website, Legal Aid’s website at www.lanwt.org and StopTXEvictions.org . For other programs, please contact Legal Aid.

Babji Yalamanchili of Keep Amarillo Clean reminds us that there will be an Earth Day/Spring Clean event on Saturday April 24, 2021. More information to come.

Please join us for the next general meeting:
When: February 13, 2021 @ 1 PM
What: General Membership Meeting
Where: Zoom (Link will be posted on amarillonaacp.org, FB and Twitter)

2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance

Monday, January 18, 2021, the Amarillo Branch of the NAACP will be observing the 26th annual national day of service in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In keeping with the health and safety policies established by the national organization, there will not be an in-person gathering this year. Instead, officers and members have partnered with the Potter Randall County Medical Society Alliance (PRCMSA) to provide meals to frontline medical staff who have served tirelessly and at great risk to themselves throughout the current health crisis.

We support and respect other organizations and individuals recognizing Dr. King in their own way and ask that others who would observe the day through service are mindful of their own health and safety as well as that of others.