Weekly Eblast- February 1, 2020

image002Columbia Founders’ Day

Officially Kicked Off our 50th Year



image003Thank You Chair Julie Manley & Mother Angela Noel Gantt



Columbia Presidents with Founders’ Day Speaker

Former National Vice President Gail Johnson 











Summary of Message from former National Vice President Gail Johnson

What do you want mothers to FIND in 50 years in the year 2070:

Fun-find fun, this should be the fun place

Ideas- Find Idea-ideas that carry on year after year, a place where new ideas are welcome

Necessary-is this necessary? Columbia MD chapter is necessary for mothers and the community would be missed if it were not around

Dynasty-Find a dynasty-lasts year after year-something great

Maryland DC Coalition of Presidents Founders’ Day

She Persisted…

The Power of Sisterhood, Self-Care, and Self Reflection






Each attendee received a beautiful journal for self-reflection and were treated to a dynamic panel of Jack & Jill moms, moderated by President Kimberly Husley of the Prince George’s County Chapter. There was not a dry eye in the ballroom after Mother Lesli Foster of the Potomac Valley shared her story involving our own Aim for Healthy Living Chair Claire Frasier Dawson. It was a wonderful afternoon spent with sister moms in which everyone came away with a new perspective on how to define and make time for self-care.


January 27   Senior Teen Meeting – 4pm Clarksville Fire Hall 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville

January 28   Teen Conference Webinar 8p

Registrationhttps://attendee.gotowebinar. com/register/ 6009230572910364939

January 29   Confirm with Erica Teen Conference attendance

February 5   Teen Conference Registration

February 8-9 Ski Trip Kalahari Resort and Convention

February 23    Senior Teen Meeting-4pm Clarksville Fire Hall 5000 Signal Bell Lane Guest Speakers: Andrea Nunez-Manager of Howard County Office of Human Trafficking and Samantha Samuel-Nakka- Hopeworks


image011 Senior Teens of the Month

Soleil Bellan, Chelsea Baker, and Jessica Bell

Soleil Marie Bellan is a senior at McDonogh School and is the daughter of Lori and Maurice Bellan.  Soleil has been on the Dean’s List and/or Honor Roll throughout her high school tenure.  Soleil is also a student athlete.  Soleil’s involvement in the community includes volunteering at a local senior living facility, spending quality time socializing with residents, and serving food to seniors.  Upon graduation, Soleil plans to attend Northwestern University and major in biology.

Chelsea Pope Baker is a senior at River Hill High School in and is the daughter of Todd and Cindy Baker. Chelsea is an honor student, co-captain and four-year member of the varsity soccer team, captain of the girls indoor track team, co-president of Delta Scholars, a member of NHS, the Maryland Technology Honor Society and the Principal's Advisory Council, volunteers with Food on the 15th and serves as a peer tutor. She plans to major in chemical engineering.

Jessica Nicole Bell is a senior at Atholton High School and is the daughter of Cynthia and Henry Bell, Jr.  She is a member of the National Honor Society, Black Student Union, and her school’s lacrosse team. She has served as the Sr. Teen recording secretary and is currently the Sr. Teen legislative chair. Upon graduation from high school, Jessica plans to attend college and pursue a career in the medical field. 

Soleil, Chelsea and Jessica will be presented to society as Debutantes during the Columbia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.’s Debutante Cotillion on April 4, 2020.


Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

Mr. Alexander Leak, husband of the late Associate Mother Patricia Leak, and Father to Derrick Leak and Father in Law to Mother Nia Leak passed away after a long battle with illness on January 9, 2020. 

The arrangements are as follows:

January 31, 2020


Howell Funeral Home 5pm-8pm
10220 Guilford Road
Jessup, MD  20794

February 1, 2020

Viewing 9:30am-10:00am

Funeral Service-10:00am

St John Baptist Church
9055 Tamar Drive 

Columbia, MD 21045

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Alpha Foundation of Howard County.
https://www.alphafoundationhc. org/

Please keep Father Derrick, Mother Nia, and their family in your prayers during this difficult time.


Looking for something J&J

Try this link for your updated Columbia, MD Chapter files:

https://drive.google.com/ drive/folders/ 1EVKDVeAuDyxQ8qKd1ohR16nyjmkcE iAT?usp=sharing

Here you will find:

  • Program Calendar
  • Roster and Photo Roster
  • Grade Group Monthly Activities
  • Activity Report and Evaluation Form
  • Community Service Forms
  • Program Handbook
  • And so much more!

Questions or Comments?

Please contact PD Michelle!








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The Frederick Speaker Series presents

Dr. Mae Jemison
Explore the frontiers of science and human potential with the first woman of color in space on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 AT 7:30 PM 


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