NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet set for Dec. 6

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Salisbury-Rowan Chapter of the NAACP will hold its annual Freedom Fund banquet Dec. 6 at the former Holiday Inn, 530 South Jake Alexander Boulevard.

The doors will at open at 6 p.m. and the event will begin at 6:45 p.m. inside the facility’s ball room. Tickets are $60, are limited and first, come, first serve. Tickets can be purchased from Hairston Funeral Home, 703 S. Main St. or contact NAACP President Scott Teamer at 704-640-0907.

This year’s guest speaker is Kevin Myles, who currently serves as the national field director for the Eastern Division of the NAACP. Myles provides direct assistance, training and oversight to 23 state conferences and regional office staff within the Midwest, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. Myles previously served as regional director for both the Southeast and Midwest.

Before joining the national staff, Myles served as president of the Kansas State Conference of the NAACP. He also served nine years as president of the Wichita Branch of the NAACP. Myles also served as a member of the NAACP’s National Leadership 500 Planning Committee and served asĀ  member of the National Political and Legislative Action Committee of the NAACP.

Myles is an active member and volunteer with American Mensa, a high IQ society. He’s served five terms as president of the Wichita Kansas Chapter of Mensa and was also a regional director for Region 7 of American Mensa overseeing Midwestern states and was a member of the American Mensa National Board of Directors.