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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 Janice Haith Calicker

Treasurer Tiffany McEwan

Chaplain Sandra Jenkins

Vice President Anna Riley

Corresponding Secretary Shani Waugh

Financial Secretary Sophia Robinson


Anika L. Allard

Janice Burton

Dorothye V.C. Bush

Janice Haith Calicker*

Stephanie Cummings Carr

Alberta Clement

Lauren Davidson

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

Kena Mayberry

Tiffany C. McEwan*

Melva M. Meade

Dana K. Joi-Morgan

Rodnika Murphy

Muriel Stone Nolen

Joyelle Ogilvie

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

Toian Vaughn

Shani M. Waugh*

Carolyn Wilson

Mary Wilson

Erma Withers

* Officers               ** Past National President               + Life Members

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

Our Mission

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.

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