Long before NCSHHH was recognized as an official state level SHHH organization, leaders in North Carolina started meeting to attain that goal. This picture shows some of those leaders on the porch of Joan and John Black's home in 1989.
Left to right are; Ron Venezia, Dorothy Allen, John Black, Joan Black and Ron Vickery. Not shown but also attending the meeting were; Alison Turner, Ed and Mimi Clifford, Pat Carrier, Myra Roach (White) and Chessor Bowles.
It would still be several years before NCSHHH would be fully incorporated (1991) and formally recognized as the first SHHH State Association.