Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough. - Mary McLeod Bethune
M-B Section NCNW, Inc.
P.O. Box 6037, Largo, MD 20792
Commitment, Unity and Self Reliance
Mitchellville-Bowie Section of National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
3rd Vice President
Planning Session Co Chair
Rachelle 'Ray" Gwynn
Ways and Means Committee
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
I want to be remembered as someone who used herself and anything she could touch to work for justice and freedom.... I want to be remembered as one who tried.
Dr. Dorothy Irene Height
If we have the courage and tenacity of our forebears, who stood firmly like a rock against the lash of slavery, we shall find a way to do for our day what they did for theirs.
Mary McLeod Bethune
We are all leaders in our own right. Members have the opportunity to lead committees and special projects that support the community we serve.
How long have you been a member of NCNW?
Membership est. 2006
What is your fondest memory while serving in the Mitchellville-Bowie Section?
My fondest memories have been my service. I been afforded the opportunity to serve as the financial secretary, the planning session chair and the crab feast chair for several years. I and our loyal crab feast supporters look forward to this event yearly.
What is your vision for the section?
To continue the NCNW legacy of our founder, Ms. Mary McLeod-Bethune, in valuing NCNW’s most valuable assets, the Women who make up our membership. Capitalize on the strength of our members to embrace our organization’s mission in making a difference in the lives of others and our communities. I want to continue to focus on events/activities programs that align with our national programs that will bring awareness, enhance our physical beings and promote healthier lifestyles. Explore the reason why we all chose MB-NCNW and reignite that initial passion to reconnect, reclaim and retain our membership as we continue to grow and expand our footprint in our communities. I would like to create an internal mentorship environment for our young women (youth chapter) to tap into our amazing resource of women to enhance their lives by empowering them to make positive life choices in meeting their personal, professional and educational needs: promoting community responsibility and to encourage them to break through stereotypes to help create a pathway for them to be leaders in the future.
VERONICA L. QUANDER, President of the Mitchellville-Bowie Section