West Volusia Branch
West Volusia NAACP General Meeting
Our branch has an agenda that we follow and we respectfully request that video conference etiquette is practiced by members and guests. Please mute your audio and sit in a quiet place.
If you have a question, please place it in the chat and you will be acknowledged. Please limit the topic of your questions to the line item on the agenda.
If you have an announcement, please wait until the end of the meeting at the meeting presider’s request. Anyone engaging in disrespectful, unprofessional, or violent behavior will be removed without notice. This meeting may be recorded and only available to members of the branch.
BLACK BIZ DIRECTORY
In 2021 the West Volusia Chapter of the NAACP collaborated with DeLand Pride to create a black business directory for the community. In order to satisfy the grant that was awarded to DeLand Pride, the site BlackBizDeLand.com was launched in October. At that time, 50% of the businesses were DeLand and the rest were mostly from the east side of the county. Immediately, we saw the need and ability to support the entire county and transitioned the site to BlackBizVolusia.com on December 1, 2021.
Right now, we need boots on the ground to help lay the foundation and get more businesses (and non-profits) involved. Below are ways the community can help:
1) Encourage black-owned businesses to visit https://blackbizvolusia.com/ and go to the bottom of the page, and click on the button “add your business” to be included in the directory.
2) Invite everyone you know (black, white, purple, and green!) to visit, like, comment on posts, and share the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/blackbizvolusia
3) Share this information!
DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT FORM
Thank you for contacting the West Volusia NAACP. The attached form is designed to allow you the opportunity to express alleged grievances that have taken place within Volusia County. Please complete the form in its entirety. Once reviewed, you will be contacted at the email or phone number you provide on the form. At that time, you will be informed of the next steps in the process. This may include a request for additional documents, witness names and contact information, and a request for an interview to gather additional details. Thank you for allowing the WVNAACP to assist you.
DAVID H. STAPLES SCHOLARSHIP FUND
In honor of David H. Staples President Emeritus, the scholarship fund was created by the West Volusia NAACP to provide opportunities for youth in the West Volusia community to pursue higher education after high school. Please donate to this worthy cause. Students will be able to attend college or trade school because of your generosity.
A Message from Our President
Since 1909, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has been a leader in the fight against discriminatory practice, social justice, and economic equality for black and brown people. I have been a member since 1988, and am now a lifetime member which expresses my belief in the fight. Membership shows a commitment to be a part of the solution—bigger than one person or group with the agreement to work toward a greater good. The members of the NAACP reason together to develop resolutions and develop strategies to move the cause for racial equality for all. I welcome you to read the history, review the cases, and investigate the past and present leaders. Within the NAACP you will find a true heart to serve the community. The West Volusia NAACP looks forward to working with the members and the community to further progress in America and beyond.
Sean King, President
NAACP West Volusia Branch
Here’s What’s Happening in West Volusia
Friends and members of the West Volusia NAACP, Below you will find links to a news release that was sent to the media this morning; please take a moment to review it. Also attached is a petition that the executive committee is asking for your assistance with. If you...
In case you couldn't make it, take some time to tune in and hear our recent join committee meeting with our Political Action and Economic Development Committees. Special guests, Barb Girtman, Volusia County Council; Maritza Vazquez, Deltona City Commissioner; and...