The spring of 2007 gave birth to the idea and courage to blaze new trails to form a second chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated within Prince George’s County, Maryland. The Marvelous & Magnificent Moms of Maryland (M&M Moms), organized by Maranda Jones-Anderson, Darlene W. Brooks and Sondra G. Petty, began as a small, yet dynamic group of mothers with a goal to join other like-minded mothers with a shared vision for their children. Together, with a collective strength, devotion to family and friendship our interest group was formed. Ideas begin to flow and officers were selected with Sondra G. Petty serving as the first President.
In July 2010, 23 M&M moms traveled to Chicago, IL to attend the 39th Biennial convention of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., where we were voted into membership as The National Harbor Provisional Chapter. On Sunday October 3, 2010 at the National Harbor Westin Hotel, The National Harbor Chapter was installed into the family of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. The ceremony was conducted by Eastern Regional Director Tammy King, National Treasurer Terri Parker, and Protocol Chair Karen Chaplin. There were thirty-two charter members: Vanessa Biggs, Regina J. Bracey, Darlene W. Brooks, Monica Brown-Lipscomb, Tomeka C. Bumbry, Kelly Garry Burks, Shauna Berry Cooke, Dorothy Fields, Leslie Fields, Carol Gibson, Doris Gibson, Cheryl Gresham, Regina Hargraves, Kendra Day-Hernandez, Veronica Hutchinson, Trevine Jelks, Maranda Jones-Anderson, Cheryl Hargraves Muller, Sondra G. Petty, LaRhonda Roberts, Rachel L. Robinson, Imani Panton-Rogers, Kesa Russell, Kimberly Scott, Lori Shabazz, Rakiah Mohamed Sharmba, Wanda D. Smith, Angela G. Solomon, Lovie Browne-Tarver, Kym D. Taylor, Valerie Vines Toyer and Crystal Christmas-Watson.
Our chapter prides itself in ensuring that our chapter adheres to the National Programmatic Thrust set forth from the National Executive Board. We are dedicated to maintaining a standard of excellence in community service and electing to produce signature events, including our, Health Symposium, 5K Walk, Tribute to MLK, Jeans and Jewels Affair, Trike/Bike-A-Thon, Jack and Jill Foundation National Harbor Chapter Scholarship Fund and Our Young Men’s Summit. Today, we continue with programming that meets the developmental needs of our children in the 21st century.