About Us

The Society, Incorporated

The Society, Incorporated was founded in May 1983 by four women who conceived the idea of organizing a

group of professional women who shared the goals of friendship and service. The outcome of their efforts was the establishment of The Society as an organization to promote friendship among members and serve as a resource in the arts for young people.

The Montgomery County (MD) Chapter


The Montgomery County, Maryland Chapter of The Society, Incorporated was chartered on Sunday, May

23, 1993 at the Naval Officers’ Club in Bethesda, Maryland.  As the fifth chapter of the organization, we have held steadfast in our efforts and commitment to educate, support and inspire young people in the arts. For over 25 years, we have partnered with various community organizations such as Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in its celebration of Black History Month; support of Walter Johnson High School in its Annual Spring Choral Awards Concert; and community leaders to support our youth.


On a bi-annual basis, we have a presentation of Youth in the Arts Showcase to display youth dedicated to the arts in the county as well as award scholarships to students that have demonstrated excellence in the arts.

Chapter Officers

President Mary P. Douglass

Recording Secretary Dorothye Bush

Treasurer Rodnika Murphy

Chaplain Sandra Jenkins

Vice President Anna Riley

Corresponding Secretary Shani Waugh

Financial Secretary Beverly Lewis-Rachal


Anika L. Allard
Janice Burton
Dorothye V.C. Bush*
Stephanie Cummings Carr
Alberta Clement
Mary P. Douglass*
Erslyn H. Foster+
Mozelle G Fountain+

Felicia Gibson

Patricia Grant
Chelsey A. Green
Sandra J. Jenkins*
Nadine King+
Beverly G. Lewis-Rachal*
Keitha Walker Mahone
Tiffany C. McEwan
Melva M. Meade
Shirley Ballard Miller+

Dana K. Joi-Morgan

Rodnika Murphy*
Muriel Stone Nolen
Shelia G. Ogilvie
Joan C. Payne-Clark+
Lois A. Poag-Ray+
J. Shannon Powell
Anna Riley*
Mary S. Robinson+
Sophia O. Robinson
Alethia L. Spraggins +**
Cheryl M. Thomas
Shani M. Waugh*
Toian Vaughn
Carolyn Wilson
Mary Wilson
Erma Withers

* Officers               ** Past National President               + Life Members

"Supporting the Dreamers of Today, to Become stars of tomorrow"


Our Mission

  • To promote friendship and social exchange among members

  • To function as a resource for young people in the arts

  • To promote educational, civic and cultural experiences within the community.