History of National Assemblies and Area Conferences

Dates and locations of the annual conventions.  Also see the themes from each year’s convention, and the presiding officers.


National Assemblies

 

40th  |  Las Vegas, NV  |  2016

Glenda Newell Harris, 16th National President Presiding

39th  |  National Harbor, MD  |  2014

Margot James Copeland, 15th National President Presiding

38th  |  Orlando, FL  |  2012

Margot James Copeland, 15th National President Presiding

37th  |  Detroit, MI  |  2010

Gwendolyn B. Lee, 14th National President Presiding

36th  |  Seattle, Washington  |  2008

Gwendolyn B. Lee, 14th National President Presiding

35th  |  Philadelphia, PA  |  2006

Gladys Gary Vaughn, 13th National President Presiding

34th  |  Atlanta, GA  |  2004

Gladys Gary Vaughn, 13th National President Presiding

33rd  |  Chicago, IL  |  2002

Barbara Dixon Simpkins, 12th National President Presiding

32nd  |  San Francisco, CA  |  2000

Barbara Dixon Simpkins, 12th National President Presiding

31st  |  Boston, MA  |  1998

Patricia Russell McCloud, 11th National President Presiding

30th  |  New Orleans, LA  |  1996

Patricia Russell McCloud, 11th National President Presiding

29th  |  Louisville, Kentucky  |  1994

Marian Schultz Sutherland, 10th National President Presiding

28th  |  Dallas, Texas  |  1992

Marian Schultz Sutherland, 10th National President Presiding

27th  |  Washington D.C.  |  1990

Regina Jolivette Frazier, 9th National President Presiding

26th  |  Syracuse, New York  |  1988

Regina Jolivette Frazier, 9th National President Presiding

25th  |  Nashville, TN  |  1986

Dolly Desselle Adams, 8th National President Presiding

24th  |  Philadelphia, PA  |  1984

Dolly Desselle Adams, 8th National President Presiding

23rd  |  Las Vegas, NV  |  1982

Julia Brogdon Purnell, 7th National President Presiding

22nd  |  Atlanta, GA   |  1980

Julia Brogdon Purnell, 7th National President Presiding

21st  |  Seattle, Washington  |  1976

Pauline Ellison, 6th National President Presiding

20th  |  Washington D.C.  |  1974

Pauline Ellison, 6th National President Presiding


Area Conferences

 

42nd  |  Sacramento, CA  |  2015

Constance Fitzpatrick Smith, 16th Western Area Director Presiding

41st  |  Houston, TX  |  2013

Constance Fitzpatrick Smith, 16th Western Area Director Presiding

40th  | Phoenix, AZ   |  2011

Barbra Ruffin Boston, 15th Western Area Director Presiding

39th  |  Fort Worth, TX  |  2009

Barbra Ruffin Boston, 15th Western Area Director Presiding

38th  |  San Diego, CA  |  2007

Sandra Dorsey Malone, 14th Western Area Director Presiding

37th  |  Beverly Hills, CA  |  2005

Sandra Dorsey Malone, 14th Western Area Director Presiding

36th  |  Las Vegas, NV  |  2003

Norma Jean Tucker, 13th Western Area Director Presiding

35th  |  Denver, Co  |  2001

Norma Jean Tucker, 13th Western Area Director Presiding

34th  |  Missouri City, TX  |  1999

Barbara Lord Watkins, 12th Western Area Director Presiding

33rd  |  Long Beach, CA  |  1997

Barbara Lord Watkins, 12th Western Area Director Presiding

32nd  |  Fresno, CA  |  1995

Thelma Johnson Rice, 11th Western Area Director Presiding

31st  |  Austin, TX  |  1993

Thelma Johnson Rice, 11th Western Area Director Presiding

30th  |  Spokane, WA  |  1991

Edwina Gray Higgins, 10th Western Area Director Presiding

29th  |  Universal City, CA  |  1989

Edwina Gray Higgins, 10th Western Area Director Presiding

28th  |  Waco, TX  |  1987

Doris J. McCarroll, 9th Western Area Director Presiding

27th  |  Orange County, CA  |  1985

Doris J. McCarroll, 9th Western Area Director Presiding

26th  |  Beaumont, TX  |  1983

Bobbie Whitehead, 8th Western Area Director Presiding

25th  |  Tucson, AZ  |  1981

Marion Sutherland, 7th Western Area Director Presiding

24th  |  Houston, TX  |  1979

Marion Sutherland, 7th Western Area Director Presiding

23rd  |  Stockton, CA  |  1977

Julia B. Smith, 6th Western Area Director Presiding

22nd  |  Los Angeles, California  |  1975

Julia B. Smith, 6th Western Area Director Presiding

21st  |  Washington D.C. (hosted by Western Area)  |  1974

Julia B. Smith, 6th Western Area Director Presiding

20th  |  Olympia, Washington  |  1973

Julia B. Smith, 6th Western Area Director Presiding

19th  |  Beverly Hills, California  |  1972

Vera A. Codwell, 5th Western Area Director Presiding

18th  |  Tyler, Texas  |  1971

Vera A. Codwell, 5th Western Area Director Presiding

17th  |  Pasadena, California  |  1970

Vera A. Codwell, 5th Western Area Director Presiding

16th  |  San Antonio, Texas  |  1969

Vera A. Codwell, 5th Western Area Director Presiding

15th  |  Berkeley, California (hosted by Western Area)  |  1968

Christine Meade, 4th Western Area Director Presiding

14th  |  Austin, Texas  |  1967

Christine Meade, 4th Western Area Director Presiding

13th  |  Palo Alto, California  |  1966

Christine Meade, 4th Western Area Director Presiding

12th  |  Fort Worth, Texas  |  1965

Christine Meade, 4th Western Area Director Presiding

11th   |  Nassau, Bahamas  |  1964

Esther Garrett Nelson, 3rd Western Area Director Presiding

10th  |  Dallas, Texas  |  1963

Esther Garrett Nelson, 3rd Western Area Director Presiding

9th  |  Portland, Oregon  |  1962

Esther Garrett Nelson, 3rd Western Area Director Presiding

8th  |  San Diego, California  |  1961

Esther Garrett Nelson, 3rd Western Area Director Presiding

7th  |  Denver, Colorado  |  1960

Ursula Murrell, 2nd Western Area Director Presiding

6th  |  San Francisco, California  |  1959

Ursula Murrell, 2nd Western Area Director Presiding

5th  |  Seattle, Washington  |  1958

Ursula Murrell, 2nd Western Area Director Presiding

4th  |  Oakland, California  |  1957

Loraine Rickmond, 1st Western Area Director Presiding

3rd  |  Phoenix, Arizona  |  1956

Loraine Rickmond, 1st Western Area Director Presiding

2nd  |  Sacramento, California  |  1955

Loraine Rickmond, 1st Western Area Director Presiding

1st  |  Los Angeles, California  |  1954

Loraine Rickmond, 1st Western Area Director Presiding

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