Continental Societies, Inc.

The National Continental Societies, Inc. recognizes Continentals past and present for dedicated unselfish work to improve the standards of all youth with special needs, putting self aside to help foster and promote better health, education, employment, recreation and Arts and Humanities, for every youth regardless of race, creed or origin.

Continental Societies, Inc. bestows this high honor to Continentals, one from each region for a permanent place to have and hold in history; as torchbearers and beacon light sharers.  In addition, each past President is inducted into the Continental Hall of Fame.

Eastern Region

Gwendolyn LindsayGwendolyn A. Lindsay
Baltimore, Maryland

Continental Gwendolyn A. Lindsay serves as an outstanding leader, visionary, role model for children, youth, young adults and women. She can be described as an individual with “know-how” and commitment, extremely professional, a team player, and community volunteer with vast experience who freely shares her time and talents. For more than 18 years she has actively served with the Continental Societies, Inc., on the local, regional and national levels.

Continental Lindsay has served as corresponding secretary, vice president and chapter president. She has co-chaired the chapter’s annual Christmas Gala and Continental Charities and has actively served on all committees in the chapter. Although Continental Lindsay is very active in Continentals, she finds time for her civic duties and activities which include life member, Baltimore Chapter NAACP; member, secretary and Chaired the Governance Committee, Board of Directors, Cathedral Foundation of the Archdiocese of Baltimore; member, Baltimore Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., (served as President, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Vice President, Financial Secretary) and chaired numerous committees and on several regional and national committees; member of Baltimore Symphony Associates; and member, Go On Girl Book Club.


Mid-Atlantic Region

Gail AndersonGail Anderson
New Bern, North Carolina

Continental Gail Anderson is a charter member of the New Bern chapter and has served in various leadership roles in her 20 year membership. She is the personification of what a true Continental is. She has served in the following capacities in the region; Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Amenities Chair and Chaplain.

She currently serves as the National Meetings Chair. Gail has demonstrated the willingness to accept responsibility and follow through with actions that enhance the quality of life for children.

In her community she currently serves as the Worthy Matron of Joy Chapter #314, OES, and a member of the following organizations; New Bern Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Neuse Pamlico Sound Women’s Coalition.  She is a member of West Street Christian Church where she serves on the following committees: Mother’s Board, Sharath Ministries, Senior Usher Board, Mass/Senior/Combined Choirs, Christian Education, Women’s Ministry, Beautifying Club.

In February of 2012, she was recognized as one of the “African American Women Leaders” in Craven County.


Midwest-Western Region

Louise W. DavisLouise W. Davis
Dallas, Texas

Continental Louise W. Davis is considered an achiever, and she considers her many years of working successfully with children as a teacher and educational leader her greatest achievement. Upon her retirement, on April 25, 2006, Mayor Pat Evans issued a proclamation declaring the day as “Louise W. Davis Day” in the City of Plano, Texas in honor of the high level of academic achievement at the school campus, the stellar reputation, work ethics, and the success of the students served in spite of their economical limitations as well as her impact on the entire school district.

After being inducted into the Dallas Chapter of Continental Societies, Incorporated In the year 2000, Continental Louise W. has served actively since that time at the local level:

Dallas Chapter Treasurer- 2011-Present, Dallas Chapter President: 2007-2011, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Health Chair, Mardi Gras Jam Silent Auction Chair, 2007-2012, Scholarship Chair: 2006- 2012. At the Regional level, she served in the capacity as Regional Awards Chair from 2009-2011 and was elected Regional Director in 2011. She has recently been elected for a 2nd term, 2013-2015.

Southeastern Region

Terry B. WoodsTerry B. Woods
Atlanta, Georgia

Continental Terry Bell Woods is a wife, daughter, sister, and educator. She is currently employed by Georgia Military College in Fairburn, Georgia as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. She is a committed Continental who was installed in the Atlanta Chapter of Continental Societies in March of 2002 and has served as a very active member since the date of her installation.  Her community involvement is evidenced through her  humanitarian spirit and her unwavering commitment to the betterment of the lives of all people, especially young people. She received her education in the Atlanta Public School System, Spelman College, Saint Leo College and Georgia State University.

She presently serves as the National Second Vice President of the Continental Societies, Incorporated, Public Relations Officer of the Atlanta Chapter, Trustee, and Church Photographer of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Terry has served the Continental Societies in the past as National Public Relations Officer, National Meetings Chairperson, National Credentials Chairperson, Regional Corresponding Secretary, Regional Recording Secretary, Regional Public Relations Officer, Local President, Local Vice President, and Local Public Relations Officer.