Originally known as The PIVOTS, a group of progressive socialites from Cleveland, Ohio were inducted into CARATS, Incorporated  in 1975.  A beautiful installation ceremony was held in Boca Raton, Florida.

Charter Members
Clover Hereford Elliott
Jacqueline Balthrope
Dean Glover
Marcia Johnson
Georgia Mixon
Doris Owens
Bettie Perry
Hortense Rush
Eva Saxon
Mable Tyloer
Addye White
Alice Williams

The Cleveland Carats  hosted National Conclaves in 1982 and 1992.  Community Service Award Recipients include Karamu Theatre, National Institute For Responsible Fatherhood and Family Development.

Continuing the Legacy of CARATS, Incorporated, Cleveland Carats are Charming, Actively involved in the organization and also in the communities in which they live, Appreciative of our heritage, Truthful and Sincere. There are 25 Cleveland Carats.