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About Us


Welcome to South Carolina Midlands Chapter of The Charmettes, Incorporated!

Installed on February 9, 1991, in Columbia, South Carolina, by National President Synester Jones, our chapter embodies the spirit of dynamic women with boundless energy and enthusiasm. From the outset, we dove into fundraising with vim and vigor.

Since our inception, the SC Midlands Chapter has been a powerhouse in both the community and national cancer research initiatives. In our first year, we contributed $500 to the Cancer Fund, and over the years, our commitment has grown exponentially. To date, we've proudly donated over $85,000 to The Charmettes, Incorporated National Cancer Project at the Howard University Cancer Center.

Our journey is marked by memorable events, including the inaugural "Roast" of US Congressman Jim Clyburn in 1993 and the establishment of our signature "Annual Luncheon" – a highlight in our community. The success of our events, like the Pink Tea Fundraiser and "Brunch for M’Lady," reflects our dedication to making a positive impact.

Beyond fundraising, our community service initiatives are diverse and impactful. From school reading programs to career days, scholarship programs at Benedict College, and participation in health-related events, we strive to be ambassadors of positive change. Even in the face of challenges, such as the 2015 Historic 1000-year flood in the Midlands, we stood strong, volunteering to aid those affected.

Meet our incredible current Chapter Members who continue to carry the torch of service and community impact: Jocelyn Archie, Mary Barber, Frances Blanding, Joan Haile, Jean Hopkins, Walletta Moore Johnson, Delores Keller, Catherine Lewis, Cora Allen Mitchell, Jannette Moorer, Elaine Renwrick, Donella Richards, Beatrice Richardson, Delores Robinson, Dorothy Rose, Nobbie Sheppard, Wanda B. Smith, Shirley B. Williams, and Alice Roberts Woodard.

Join us on this journey of empowerment, service, and community building as we continue to make a lasting impact together!

Our Partners

We believe that community partnerships and alliances are essential to creating positive change in our society. Our Community Partners program brings together individuals, organizations, and businesses that share our commitment to helping those in need. By working together, we can make a meaningful impact and create a better world for all.

Below is a list of Organizations that we enjoy partnering with!

 Pain To Triumph, LLC

United Negro College Fund - Benedict College

First Nazareth Baptist Church Cancer Support Ministry

Greater Waverly Foundation

Hollings Cancer Center

Prism Health Palmetto Baptist

Community Health Alliance Team (CHAT)

Lyon Carver Elementary School

American Cancer Society

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