CURRENT CHAPTER PRESIDENT
To the NC100BW Prince George’s County Chapter Sisters. Again, thank you for your confidence in electing me as your 2022-2024 President. I am humbled and honored to serve the Prince George’s County Chapter.
As a member of the NC100BW, we are here for a purpose – collaborative advocacy. Our collective collaboration within Prince George’s County Chapter for mental health, public policy, reproduction rights, voter registration, heath awareness and domestic violence moving from programing to action!! Leadership and mentorship are not titles but are actions. I am asking each of you to commit to action… .to advocate for Black women and girls. Gandhi said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
As we begin our work as advocates, a key element is sisterhood and being sisterly to one another. It is based on our understanding that together we are stronger than we are as individuals not forming clicks. That empowerment is only possible if we come together and treat each other sisterly, not opponents. It’s a relationship based on our mission, vision and values as a collective body determined to make true change in our community. Not to oppress one another. We must accept one another’s’ individuality. Showing kindness. Having a safe and respectful space even if we don’t agree or understand a decision or course of action. Everyone’s opinion is valued.
Sisters you have many talents, skills, knowledge, and a desire to serve. Our Chapter has an awesome wealth of resources, and collectively our abundance can make a significant difference in the lives of Black women and girls in our community. “To whom much is given much is required”.
The theme for us in 2022 thru 2024 is “MERGING THE PAST AND FUTURE TO AMPLIFY ADVOCACY”. The challenge is excellence, innovation, engagement, and collaboration. When we look at best practices of advocacy there is knowledge of the initiative and program; there is preparation for that initiative and program; there is creativity in the planning, development and implementation, there is the attitude and emotions of “can do”; there is flexibility and effective teamwork; there is determination to succeed; there is joy of achievement; and there is follow up. Our aim is to influence Black women and girls to make positive decisions in health awareness, education and economic empowerment.
What is expected of you as a member of NC100BW Prince George’s County Chapter is engagement. Attendance at our monthly Chapter meetings, committee meetings, and annual Leadership Retreat. Active participant on at least one committee means being innovative, sharing your ideas, developing plans to achieve committee goals and programs, and following up to ensure effective outcomes. Meeting your financial assessments – annual dues, fund raising initiatives. Supportive of NC100BW’s mission, vision and goals. Striving to advance our Chapter to continue to achieve Model Chapter with 100% and best practices to share with other NC100BW Chapters.
We have many opportunities develop and implement best practices in mentoring, STEM, health, education and Chapter bonding. Our Sisters are talented, willing and desirous of excellence. Won’t you get excited and join in on the ACTION? “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” George Halas. I am asking for your best; our community of Black women and girls deserve it!
Thedosia L. Munford, MBA, MS, RN, NEA-BC (Ret)
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.
Prince George's County Chapter
PAST CHAPTER PRESIDENTS
Since its founding in 1988, the Chapter has been under the leadership of seven presidents:
JOYCE E. WILLIAMS, Founding President
GRETCHEN D. LOFLAND, Ed.D.
THEDOSIA L. MUNFORD, MBA, MS, RN
DEBRA NIXON JORDAN
THEDOSIA L. MUNFORD, MBA, MS, RN (CURRENT PRESIDENT)