Elm City Club



Carolyn D. Lyons: President

Yvonne E. Jones:  1st  Vice President

Sonya D. Nelson:  Director of Membership

Tonya B. Nelson:  Recording Secretary

Rachael Leftridge:  Financial Secretary

Winne Dixon:  Chaplain

Cynthia Farmer Streater:  Youth Leader

Robin L. Pitts:  Director of Education

Juanita Mazyck:  Corresponding Secretary

Sabrina G. Lee: Treasurer

Cassandra Floyd:  Parliamentarian


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Website:  http://ned-nanbpwc.org/membership/our-clubs/elm-city-club/


I am humbled, honored and privileged to assume the role of President of the Elm City Clubs. I have been a part of the organization since 2009 and feel that we are sometimes New Haven’s best kept secret. My vision is that we no longer be a secret but that we are visible in the community and recognized as the organization that is known for their selfless acts of kindness and compassion shown towards their community. We are an organization that recognizes that it is essential to train up our children in the way that they should go so that when they get older they will not depart from it, which means the legacy of our organization will continue to grow because of the investment in our youth!


The Elm City Club was chartered in July 1976.


The Elm City Senior and the Elm City Youth Clubs were founded and organized in April, 1976 and received their charters in July 1976 at the National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.  The Elm City Young Adult Club was organized in the spring of 1977 and received its charter at the 1977 National Convention in Oakland, California. Mrs. Margaret S. Watley is the founder and organizer of the Elm City Clubs.


  • Leadership

Training for business and professional women preparing them for leadership positions in their careers.

  • Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial training is for women interested in starting a business, improving business skills and/or expanding an existing business by increasing their business expertise.

  • Technology

Training for women interested in obtaining or improving technology skills or seeking certification for a technology related business.

  • Service (Health, Education,Employment, Economic Development)

Delivering information and services through programs and initiatives in health, education, employment and economic development that inform, enlighten and strengthen our communities.

  • National Projects

Addressing current critical issues within the country, including triple negative breast cancer, heart disease, domestic violence, emergency preparedness and community policing.


Entrepreneurship Series: Female Game Changers, Part 2: Continuing to Win
October 13, 2018, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
mActivity Fitness Center, 285 Nicoll Street, New Haven, CT


Economic Development: Powers for Our Dollar$
October 13, 2018, 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
mActivity Fitness Center, 285 Nicoll Street, New Haven, CT


Unity Sunday
October 14, 2018, 9:00 a.m-11:30 a.m.
Saint Matthew’s Unison Freewill Baptist Church
400 Dixwell Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511


Elm City Club Fundraiser
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut
$35.00 (includes Transportation, $10 Slot Play, Choice of $10 food credit
or Free Buffet ($23.99 value); Bus leaving from Stetson Library Parking Lot
4:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Ticket Info: Jacky Taft @ 203-804-5485 or Tanya Smith 203-915-9530
Last day to purchase tickets – Monday, October 23, 2018



43rd Sojourner Truth Founders’ Day Luncheon
Sunday, April 14, 2019, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
ARIA Wedding & Banquet Facility
45 Murphy Road
Prospect, CT 06712


Elm City Club Founder, Mrs. Margaret L. Watley

Elm City Adult Club, Founders’ Day 2018

ECC Adult & Youth Clubs–Founders’ Day 2018

Executive Team, 2017-2019