Local Club History
The Ann Arbor Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. was chartered in June 1976. Phyllis Hill, club organizer and active member to date, became interested when she read an article about the 1975 national convention held in Detroit, which featured her former schoolmate, Frankie Jacobs Gillette.
After receiving the necessary information to form the club, Hill hosted a meeting attended by seven potential members. They applied for a charter and announced the organization to the public on July 11, 1976. There were 14 charter members of which five remain active members. The adult club was incorporated as a non-profit organization on April 25, 1978, and currently has 30 members, eight of whom are life members. The youth club was charter in 2008.
The Ann Arbor Club is a 501(c)3 Charitable Organization
We are also committed to offering an array of services designed to have a positive impact on the residents in our communities. The members of Ann Arbor Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. are progressive, innovative and dynamic women who continue to uphold the tenets of our Founders and promote the highest standards of business and professional acumen.
Club Insignia: Represents the world in the hands of women.
Club Colors: Red and Yellow
Club Flower: Yellow Tea Rose
Club Matriach: Sojourner Truth