"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."
-- Oprah Winfrey
Welcome CircleLet Sisters,
It is my honor to be your National President. During my ten years in the organization I have gained a new set of accomplished, smart and caring friends across the country. Our circle of friendship is what is truly needed in today’s very complex times. Our mission “To provide a social outlet and a sisterly relationship among women with similar ideals, interests and goals” is alive and well throughout our chapter communities.
Over the next two years, as your leader I will continue to build our sisterhood by expanding our use of technology to improve and modernize our administrative infrastructure, enhance chapter to chapter communications and increase our National visibility.
Please join me to make this a reality by sharing your members accomplishments and activities with us regularly.
Thank you NEW YORK for a fabulous conclave. It was our biggest ever with over 225 CircleLets and 120 CircleMates. Onto St. Louis in 2019!
I look forward to working with each of you over the remainder of 2018.
Yours in the Circle,
Our look back at the past only reinforces our future, which shines brighter as we continue to ENHANCE friendships in our Circle! I am honored to serve at the helm of this wonderful “Circle of Friends.”
Past National Presidents:
1965-1967 Vesta Wheaton (Nashville) *
1971-1973 Cecile Springer (Pittsburgh)
1973-1975 Dodye Evans (Los Angeles Valley)
1977-1979 Crystal Brown (New York – currently in Washington, D.C.)
1981-1983 Enid Johnson (Washington, D.C.)
1987-1989 Patricia Turner (Chicago)
2001-2003 Yvonne Metoyer Robinson (Dallas)
2003-2005 Janice Lumas White (San Francisco Bay Area)
2005-2007 Harriett Rose (Los Angeles Valley)
2007-2009 Janice Kasey Burks (Roanoke)
2009-2011 Gradie Knight (Nashville – currently in New Orleans)
2011-2013 Jean Player (St. Louis)
2013-2015 Greta Russell (Columbus)
2015-2017 Kimberly Watts (Nashville)