In May, 1957, Raymond Alexander Smith, National Fourth Vice President, NUCUAA, Inc. met at the YMCA in Washington, D.C. with representation of five States:
Maryland, Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia (96 persons were in attendance) and organized the Eastern Regional Conference. Vice President Smith served as Easter Regional Director for 11 years.
In July, 1957, 4th Vice President, Bro. Smith presented the idea of establishing the Eastern Region to the NUCUAA, Inc. Brother Henry Ballard, President of the NUCUAA, Inc. allowed the convention to hear the recommendation. The idea was accepted by the voting body of the NUCUAA, Inc. which organizationally established the Eastern Region and other regional delegations.
To day, the Eastern Region consists of ten states: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia. The Regional Director is 2nd Vice President, NUCUAA, Inc., Brother Charles J. Brown.