National Hook-up of Black Women installs local members

Members of the Volusia County Chapter of the National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc. were installed during a ceremony on Aug. 11.


The National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc. (NHBW) was organized in 1974 during the fourth Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Weekend in Washington, D.C., as a national forum to articulate the needs and concerns of Black women and children.  

NHBW is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and their families through the arts, culture, education, health and human services programs. They celebrate the achievements of women and establish partnerships to fight domestic violence, teens overcoming pressure, literacy, and mental health.

On Sept. 26, 2018, Sandra Strapp held an organizational meeting at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural and Educational Center and from that meeting evolved 36 members. 

This site was chosen because it was erected in the Black community in honor of the late Yvonne Scarlett-Golden, the first African American mayor of Daytona Beach. 

NHBW’s Volusia County Chapter’s Installation and Pinning Ceremony was held on Aug. 11 at the LPGA International Golf Course, Daytona Beach. 

Chapter officers

At the national meeting in Washington, D.C. on April 11, Strapp was installed as president and accepted the Volusia County Chapter’s charter.

National officers conducting the initiation service were Linda D. Jefferson, national vice president; Debra Ware Roberts, national Southern Regional coordinator; and past national executive director, Bettye Austin Gavin. Volusia County Chapter officers include Huretta Wright, first vice president; Natalie Brown, second vice president; Carolyn W. Horne, secretary; and Keturah Thompson, treasurer. 

NHBW membership is a sisterhood that is open to anyone who embraces the mission and goals of the organization. NHBW members reflect a rich diversity of dedicated women from varied business professional, and community disciplines, representing a broad constituency that crosses all economic, social and educational backgrounds. 

For more information, contact Sandra Strapp via email at


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