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Prosper MVPs Mothers with a Vision and a Purpose

2017 – 2018 Program Book


Greetings from Madam President On behalf of the 45 phenomenal women of Mothers with a Vision and a Purpose, I am excited to bring a warm welcome. Prosper MVPs is a Provisional Group of Mothers in the Collin and Denton County areas who decided to create a group to help develop our future leaders. The group was formed in August of 2017 with 38 mothers and to date we have 45 strong who are committed to the advancement of our children. Our goals are to empower our children by promoting self-awareness, engage them in extraordinary age appropriate activities, teach them the importance of actively serving in our communities, and expose them to their civic responsibilities. Our Fathers play an integral role in helping us to achieve our goals as we provide these opportunities for children starting at age 2. The Mothers of Prosper MVPs are committed to keeping our children first, being knowledgeable about what is going on in the world in which we live, strategic in our community involvement, and thinking unconventionally about the activities we provide for our children. We will also strive to promote a culture of EXCELLENCE in all we do or say. As President of this Provisional Group, I am humbled to be a servant leader of this amazing group of women. As I look back over the past year, I can’t help but be astonished with how much we have grown together. We have laughed, cried, established friendships, and challenged each other beyond our comfort levels. This group is not the efforts of one individual but the collective work of 45 amazing women, 84 wonderful children, and 35 fathers. As we embark upon a new season, we are looking forward with hope and with great anticipation of leaving footprints of distinction. Yours in Service

Dr. Marilyn C. Jackson


In the beginning‌Prosper MVP Interest Meeting On May 20, 2017 in McKinney, Texas, an interest meeting was held for prospective mothers to express interest in joining the Prosper MVPs. Approximately 35 mothers were in attendance and began initial talks about the journey towards chapter establishment. .


In the beginning… On August, 1, 2017 we were informed by Jack and Jill of America’s National Vice President Danielle Brown, that the National Executive Board had approved the Prosper group’s request to become a Provisional Group and that we were approved to officially continue the process for chapter establishment

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Prosper MVPs On August 27, 2017 the first business meeting was called to order by provisional member, Marilyn Jackson, at 4:34 pm at the home of Jacqueline Bragg. Provisional Group officers were elected as follows: • • • • • • • • • •

President – Marilyn Jackson Vice President – Rachelle Campbell Program Director – Jacquelyn Bragg Recording Secretary – Kala Smith Treasurer – Monique Johnson - Ludley Financial Secretary – Kesha Woods Editor/Historian – Tiffani Perry Parliamentarian – Felicia Murray Chaplain – Dorsharica Jefferson Corresponding Secretary - Tricia Scruggs

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Table of Contents • Section 1: Overview • Roster • Grade Group roster • Executive Committee members • Mother Biographies • Section 2: New Chapter Establishment Documents • Provisional Group Budget • Provisional Group Bylaws • Provisional Group Boundary Map • Section 3: Programming/Group Activities • All age group activities • Explorers (PreK – K) • Navigators (Grades 1 - 3) • Ambassadors (Grades 4 – 5) • Pacesetters (Grades 6 – 8) • Trendsetters (Grades 9 – 12) • Section 4: In the Community 6


Roster


Mother

Child #1

Child #2

Angela Richardson - Woods

Ryenn Johnson

April Peterson Cosey

Michael Peterson

Brandis Thompson

Braxton Thompson

Cassaundra Singleton

Valenceia Singleton

Cheryl Eley

Caden Eley

Cheryl Reid

Brandon Reid

Christy Walker

Noah Walker

Coleta Ezidore

Marcus Ezidore

Darlene Lincoln

Skye Lincoln

Debra Wright-Bowers

Greyson Bowers

Dorsharica Jefferson

Essence Jennferson

Felicia Murray

Miles Murray

Camille Murray

Jacqueline Bragg

Matthew Bragg

Bryce Bragg

Jennifer Miles

Nya Miles

Kala Smith

Cameron Smith

Logan Peterson

Child #3

Peyton Cosey

Alisha Reid Myles Ezidore Peyton Bowers

Taegan Bowers

Kyndall Smith 8


Mother

Child #1

Child #2

Child #3

Kaleesa Johnson

Jaylen Johnson

Jada Johnson

Keena Thicklin Luckett

Kennedy Thicklin

Michael H. Luckett III

Kelly Fuller – Davis

Alexis Davis

Nathan Davis

Laila Davis

Kendra Johnson Pratt

Kaitlyn

Kathryn

Zjourni

Kesha Woods

Kristen Woods

Dakota Woods

Daylen Woods

Kim Funches

Sean Funchess

Bronte Funches

Latricia Allen-Scruggs

Andrew Scruggs

Luke Scruggs

Lisa Warfield Morton

Kenley Rae Morton

Lunzeta Brackens

Kennadi Brackens

Chase Brackens

Maquoya Witcher

Aviah Witcher

Chasya Witcher

Marie Prince

Nya Prince

Isaiah Prince

Marilyn Jackson

Alvin Jackson Jr.

Andrew Jackson

Monique Ludley

Alan Ludley

Nan White-Payne

Morgan Payne

Nicole Porter

Kendall Porter

Harper Brackens

Anthony Jackson

Madesyn Payne 9


Mother

Child #1

Child #2

Child #3

Priya Gathings

Saliyah Gathings

Rachelle Campbell

Jadyn Campbell

Jordyn Campbell

Rebecca Lewis

Evan Lewis

Maliah Lewis

Ethan Lewis

Rhonda Lewis

Evan Lewis

Shade Lester

Simone Lester

Emmanuel Lester

Jonathan Lester

Sharina Edwards

Christopher Parker

Reginald Edwards

Shemekia Lawrence

Toren Lawrence

Sonja Shelby

Madison Shelby

Stephanie Hart

Caleb Hart

Zachary Hart

Stephanie Rudison

Purnell Rudison

Peylyn Rudison

Stormee Williams

Sydney Williams

Samantha Williams

Sophie Williams

Taniqua Blakely

Marc Langston

Julia Blakely

Martin Blakely

Tiffani Perry

Jaxson Perry

Tonia Kyles

Landon Kyles

Yolanda Kennedy

Taylor Kennedy

Joshua Hart

Blake Kyles 10


Grade Group Rosters


Explorers (PreK – K) Child’s Name

Age

Braxton Thompson

5

Peyton Bowers

2

Michael H. Luckett III

3

Daylen Woods

5

Kenley Rae Morton

5

Luke Scruggs

5

Chasya Witcher

5

Isaiah Prince

4

Maliah Lewis

4

Toren Lawrence

4

Jaxson Perry

5

Chase Brackens

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Navigators (1st – 3rd grade) Child’s Name

Age

Child’s Name

Age

Peyton Cosey

7

Aviah Witcher

6

Brandon Reid

8

Andrew Jackson

8

Alisha Reid

7

Anthony Jackson

6

Caden Eley

8

Alan Ludley

6

Skye Lincoln

7

Kendall Porter

7

Nyla Miles

9

Saliyah Gathings

7

Kyndall Smith

8

Evan Lewis

7

Laila Grace Davis

7

Evan Lewis

7

Zjourni

7

Christopher Parker

6

Dakota Woods

8

Peylyn Rudison

7

Andrew Scruggs

6

Landon Kyles

6

Kennadi Brackens

9

Blake Kyles

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Ambassadors (4th – 5th grade) Child’s Name

Age

Valencia Singleton

10

Myles A. Ezidore

9

Greyson Bowers

9

Jada Johnson

10

Nya Prince

8

Madesyn Payne

10

Jonathan Lester

10

Pernell Rudison

9

Joshua Hart

9

Julia Blakely

8

Martin Blakely

8

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Pacesetters (6th – 7th grade) Child’s Name

Age

Ryenn Johnson

11

Logan Peterson

11

Noah Walker

13

Camille Murray

11

Nathan Davis

12

Kathryn

11

Jadyn Campbell

11

Jordyn Campbell

11

Emmanuel Lester

11

Reginald Edwards

11

Taylor Kennedy

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Trendsetters (8th – 12th grade) Child’s Name

Age

Child’s Name

Age

Micah Peterson

14

Sean Funches

17

Marcus Ezidore

14

Bronte Funches

14

Essence Jefferson

16

Alvin Jackson

13

Miles Murray

14

Morgan Payne

14

Matthew Bragg

15

Simone Lester

15

Bryce Bragg

13

Madison Shelby

14

Cameron Smith

13

Caleb Hart

15

Jaylen Johnson

14

Zachary Hart

13

Kennedy Thicklin

17

Sydney Williams

15

Alexis Davis

16

Samantha Williams

14

Kaitlyn Johnson

13

Sophie Williams

14

Kirsten Woods

13

Marc Langston

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Executive Board


Prosper MVP’s Executive Board

(l to r) Felicia Murray, Parliamentarian – Tricia Scruggs, Corresponding Secretary – Keisha Woods, Financial Secretary Kelly Davis, Teen Sponsor Chair – Kaleesa Johnson, Service Project Director – Tonia Kyles, Program Director Marilyn Jackson, President – Rachelle Campbell, Vice President – Tiffani Perry, Editor/Historian – Monique Ludley, Treasurer Priya Gathings, Co-Program Director – Dorsharica Jefferson, Chaplain – Kala Smith, Recording Secretary


Mothers Bios


Angela Richardson Woods Angela Richardson Woods is a Community Program Specialist with USDA- Rural Development with 24 years of service. Angela holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics (1996) from Prairie View A & M University in Prairie View, Texas. Angela is currently pursuing a Masters in Community Development from Prairie View A&M University. Angela has two beautiful daughter’s, Madison (18) freshman at PVAMU, and Ryenn (11) 6th grade. She is a charter/active member of the Collin County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and has served as First Vice President, Chair of Membership Services, Chair of Policies and Procedures, and CoLead for Chapter 10 Year Anniversary Celebration. She is a also a charter member of the Collin County (NAACP), and active member of the Collin County Boys and Girls Club – Parent Club. Angela and her girls worship and are actively involved at The “Exciting” Singing Hills Baptist Church Dallas, Texas. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.


April Peterson Cosey April Peterson Cosey is married to Jermaine Cosey, and together they have three children, Micah 14, Logan 11, Peyton 7 and they are expecting a fourth bundle of joy this summer. The Cosey family currently resides in McKinney, Texas where April is a Registered Nurse with a strong background in telemetry and home health nursing. April and her family are members of One Community Church. April earned her undergraduate degree from Southern University A&M. Outside of April’s responsibilities as healthcare professional, wife and mom, April enjoys being a dance mom, traveling, cooking, spending time with family and being of service in her community.


Brandis Thompson Brandis Thompson is a native to Memphis, Tennessee and has lived in North Dallas for almost three years with husband, Manuel and their two sons Braxton (5) and Carson (18 months). Celina, Texas is where the Thompson family currently calls home. Brandis earned her Masters in Nursing with a concentration in Anesthesia in addition to a Bachelors in Biology. She specializes in Gastroenterology and Bariatric Anesthesia. When she is not spending time with the Thompson men or providing care to her patients, Brandis enjoys interior decorating, landscaping/gardening, and catering. Her goal for her family is to create memorable experiences and to simply enjoy the relationships. She wants to help mold her sons to enjoy being proud African Americans and to help them become Godloving, well-rounded young men.


Cassaundra Singleton Cassaundra Singleton is a mother of five - three boys and two girls ages 23, 22, 19, 18 and 11. Cassaundra is very active with her children as they are actively involved in athletics, school and church activities. Cassaundra is a native of Arkansas, but moved to Texas by way of Missouri. She has worked in the field of education for over eighteen years. She began her educational career teaching at the high school level. Since then, she has taught various grades and ages ranging from preschool through college, and also served in various positions in administration. Cassaundra serves as a University Development Counselor and believes education is the key to success! Outside of her busy life as an educator and mom, Cassaundra enjoys traveling, reading, teaching and serving in the community!


Cheryl Eley, MD Cheryl Eley is married to Dominic Eley and together, they have one son Caden who is 7 years of age. The Eley family currently resides in McKinney Texas where Dr. Eley is a board-certified physician, with her own private pediatrics practice. Dr. Eley has been practicing in the field of pediatrics for twenty years. Dr. Eley is a member of many medical associations including the American Board of Pediatrics and the Texas Pediatrics Society. She is also a member of the Howard University and Wayne State University School of Medicine Alumni Associations. Dr. Eley completed her undergraduate years at Howard University in Washington, DC. She returned to the Detroit area to attend medical school at Wayne State University. She later relocated to Dallas, TX to complete her pediatric internship and residency at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas/University of Texas Southwestern. Outside of Cheryl’s responsibilities as a pediatrician, wife and mom, Cheryl enjoys movies, sporting events and traveling to warm locations with beautiful beaches and spectacular ocean views. Cheryl is a member of City Temple SDA Church in Dallas, and is active in church community events as well as a member of the Women’s Ministry team.


Cheryl Reid Cheryl Reid currently lives in McKinney, Texas with her husband of ten years, Kevin Cheryl and Kevin have two chilidren, Brandon (age 8) and Alisha (age 7). Cheryl works as an Electrical Engineer in McKinney Texas. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and serves as a troop leader for her daughters Girl Scout troop. She is the Hostess committee chair for Prosper MVPs and also serves on the Special Event and Bylaw Committee. In her spare time, Cheryl loves to train and run races and is passionate about health and fitness.


Christy Walker, MD Christy Walker, a native Arkansan, is a Cosmetic & Gynecologic Surgeon. She holds dual certifications in both Obstetrics and Gynecology from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery from the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Her medical practice is in Plano, Texas where she combines her unique gynecologic surgery skills, coupled with her broadened expertise in cosmetic surgery to address the most sensitive and confidential cosmetic and gynecologic surgical needs. She is married to orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Torrance Walker. They have two children, Torrance II, a freshmen engineering major at the University of North Texas and Noah, age 13, a middle school student in Frisco, Texas. They attend One Community Church value their community civic responsibilities. Together, they enjoy traveling and spending time together as a family. Dr. Walker is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, member of the American Medical Association, American Academy for Cosmetic Surgeons, and American Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She has served as Commencement Speaker at her alma mater where she also received a distinction award, “Torch Bearer for The New Millennium�. She was a member of the Leadership Pine Bluff Class. She has received Mayoral, Senate, and House of Representative citations for her work in the community. When she is not engaging in civic or work activities, she enjoys reading and learning new crafts.


Coleta Ezidore Coleta Ezidore is married to Marcus Ezidore, and together they have two sons, Marcus 14 and Myles 10. The Ezidore family currently resides in Frisco, Texas where Coletta has worked for Allstate Insurance Company for over 20 years. Coleta is a member of Young Men’s Service League (YMSL) West Frisco and currently serves as the 2021 Boys Historian. Her professional memberships have been the NBMBAA Dallas Chapter, Dallas HR and LSU Alumni Dallas Chapter. Coleta holds an undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and graduate degree from Amberton University. Outside of Coleta’s responsibilities as a career woman, wife and mom, Coleta enjoys working out, spending time with family and watching her sons play sports. She and her family attend One Community Church Plano.


Darlene Lincoln Darlene Lincoln was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in San Francisco, California. Darlene is married to Irwin and together they have two children Skye 7 and Ashleigh 22. Currently Darlene works as a Project Manager for a health service organization. I’ve worked in the healthcare field for over twenty years. Prior to moving to Texas, Darlene was the Operational Quality Manager for a Third Party Medical Group in California where she oversaw the Claims, Compliance and Audit departments. Darlene also holds a Life, Accident and Health agent license. Darlene has been a member of Mocha Sisters Organization, PTA and African American Black Colleague Resource Group. Outside of Darlene’s responsibilities as a business professional, she enjoys reading, decorating and attending all levels of sporting events. The Lincoln family worships at One Community Church in Plano, Texas where they enjoy serving and going into communities and being a blessing to those that are less fortunate.


Debra Shanelle Wright-Bowers, MD Debra Shanelle Wright-Bowers, MD is married to Richard Bowers, and together they have three children. Greyson 9, Peyton 2, and Taegan 1. The Bowers family currently resides in Prosper, Texas where Dr. Wright Bowers impacts the lives of children and youth daily as a dedicated pediatrician. Dr. Wright Bowers is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the American Academy of Pediatrics. After graduating from Baylor University's Honors College, she attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, followed by the completion of her pediatric residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2009. Outside of Dr. Wright Bowers responsibilities as a pediatrician, wife and mom, she enjoys sharing her gifts through various volunteer efforts: serving as the Medical Ministry Leader of ONE Community Church, spending time with family, reading and traveling.


Dorsharica Jefferson Dorsharica Jefferson is married to Everett H. Jefferson II and together they have two children Everett III a freshman at University of Central Oklahoma and Essence ChanÊl a high school sophomore. The Jefferson family resides in Prosper, Texas where Dorsharica is an Executive Assistant and Operations Manager with The Table Group Consulting dedicated to help leaders and their executive teams who want to tap into the sustainable competitive advantage that is a result of building healthy organizations. Dorsharica is also an Advisory Board Member of All Things Made New Mentoring (Irving, Tx) assisting with grant research and development. An ordained minister, contributing author and speaker, Dorsharica’s heart is set after transforming lives through Jesus Christ. Dorsharica is a graduate of Washington Bible College (now known as Lancaster Bible College, Lanham, MD) holding a Bachelors of Arts (BA) Degree in Business Administration enhanced by biblical studies. Dorsharica and her family are members of One Community Church and have a passion for serving their communities through ministry.


Felicia Murray, PhD Felicia Murray is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at Tarleton State University. Felicia researches issues impacting the family particularly issues related to fatherhood engagement and involvement, role perceptions of Black fathers, and successful coparenting. Felicia is a life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., charter member of the Collin County Chapter of NAACP, and active in her children’s school. Felicia and her husband, Michael, are the proud parents of two spectacular children, Miles (age 14, freshman) and Camille (age 11, 6th grader) and one fur baby, Pixie. The Murrays enjoy traveling, karaoke, playing board games, and eating.


Jacqueline Bragg Jacqueline Bragg is married to Jeff Braggs, and together they have four children. Dominique, the eldest daughter, Indiga, Matthew and Bryce. The Braggs family resides in Prosper, Texas where Jacqueline is the Director of Communications responsible for providing EMS dispatch to 14 communities in and outside of Texas. Jacqueline is passionate about domestic violence prevention is feels her social service purpose is the elimination of domestic violence against women and children. Jacqueline was awarded a 501c3 by the Internal Revenue Service and her organization works closely with victims to identify programs in the community to meet their housing and safety needs. Jacqueline is currently in pursuit of her Masters in Health Information Management. Outside of Jacqueline’s responsibilities as a career woman, wife and mom, Jacqueline is an avid jogger and enjoys reading.


Jennifer Miles Jennifer Miles is married to Dennis Miles, and they have one lovely daughter, Nyla Miles, who is eight years old. Jennifer is a Software Systems Quality Engineer for Raytheon Company. After starting her career in Telecommunications in Mississippi, Jennifer decided it was time for a change of scenery and moved to Texas. Her career interest switched from Telecommunications to the Defense industry where she is currently thriving. Her passion in her career carries over into many other aspects of her life. Jennifer is also member of Collin County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. where she has served as the Cotillion Debutante lead, and is currently very active on numerous committees. Jennifer consistently goes above and beyond to assist within many areas of the chapter including community service and youth outreach which allows her to fulfill some of her desires in life. Jennifer earned her Bachelor’s and Masters of Science from Jackson State University. During Jennifer’s off time you can find her shopping or spending time with her daughter at her Cheer competitions


Kala Smith Kala Smith is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and currently resides in Prosper, TX. Kala is married to her husband, Robert, and the couple has two children, Cameron and Kyndall. Cameron, age 13, and Kyndall, age 8, are both active youth participants in the Prosper MVPs – Mothers with a Vision and a Purpose Provisional Group. Kala has over 15 years of human resources experience within the retail, supply chain, and higher education sectors. She is currently the Director of Human Resources for Collin College where she oversees the delivery of HR services to over 2600 employees. Kala holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Furman University and completed her graduate studies at both Clemson University and Amberton University which led to her receiving a Master of Arts in Professional Development. Kala enjoys participating in leadership programs such as the Consortium Leadership and Renewal Academy for which she was nominated and recently completed. She enjoys supporting the needs of her local community through her support of the Collin College Foundation, Meals on Wheels, and The Samaritan Inn. Kala serves as a leader within her church and enjoys volunteering during her leisure time. Her hobbies include travelling with her family, working out, and real estate.


Kaleesa Johnson Kaleesa Johnson has been married to Henry Johnson for 13 years and together they have one son (14) 8th grade, one daughter (10) 5th grade, and are expecting a baby boy June 2018. The Johnson family resides in Plano, Texas where Kaleesa is a Special Education Adult Transition Educator, that serves ages 18-22. She develops and implements transition plans that are individualized for special education students to increase their functional and independent living skills. Kaleesa received her undergraduate degree from Texas Woman's University and is currently a graduate student at Abilene Christian University. Kaleesa has been a member of Plano Area Alliance of Black School Educators (PAABSE), Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE), National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE), Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL), Mothers’ of Preschoolers (MOPS), the Texas (PTA) Parent-teacher Association, and Frisco HIS (Home is School). Presently, Kaleesa serves on the Plano ISD Adult Transition Services committee. Kaleesa enjoys learning about natural and holistic living, making her own natural hair products, working out, dancing, attending live shows, traveling, and learning about her familial history. Kaleesa and her family attend One Community Church in Plano, Tx.


Keena Thicklin-Luckett Keena Thicklin-Luckett is married to Michael H. Luckett II and mom to Prosper High School junior Kennedy (17) and Michael (3). She also has the fortune of having two bonus sons, Bradley (23) who is a recent graduate of Berklee School of Music and sixth grader, Christopher (11). While earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a concentration in Secondary Education from Iowa State University, Keena also became of a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. After graduation from ISU, Keena began her teaching career in Chicago, before quickly discovering that Retail was her true love. It was that love that brought her to Dallas, Texas fifteen years ago. Currently, Keena is the Product Development Director for Intimate Apparel & Sleepwear at JCPenney and is proud to be part of a company that has been around for more than 100 years. She is also a member of Kingdom Builders Christian Church in Arlington, TX where she is a youth Sunday School Teacher. Keena’s commitment to church, career and sorority keep her very busy, but her most important and fulfilling jobs are looking after her mother, being a wife and a mom.


Kelly Fuller Davis Kelly Fuller Davis is married to Telly Davis, and together, they have three children. Alexis 16, Nathan 12, and Laila Grace 7. The Davis family currently resides in McKinney, Texas where Kelley works in the educational technology industry and has over 10 years of experience in training and development that includes corporate technical training, teaching high school business and technology classes and instructional design in both the education and corporate sectors. Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Kelley graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. While at Tulane, she was initiated into the Omicron Psi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Kelley obtained her Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Lamar University. Outside of Kelley’s responsibilities as a career woman, wife and mom, Kelley enjoys volunteering with youth and is passionate about building quality programming to help our youth reach their full social, emotional and educational potential.


Kesha Woods Kesha Woods was born Kesha Lenae Daniels on January 23, 1973. Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Keisha is married to Dexter and together they have three kids Kirsten 13, Dakota 8, Daylen 5 and a dog named Onyx (10 years old). Kesha attended Southern University and A & M College where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science in December 1996. In 2009, she earned her Master of Information Systems degree in Information Technology – Management. Kesha currently works as a Business Analyst at an escrow tax mortgage company. She currently is working on a certification in business analysis – Certified Professional Business Analyst. Kesha Woods was also a chartering member of the Collin County Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In her time away from work, she loves spending time with family, dancing, skating, and playing SUDOKU. Her community involvement is done through the organizations she is involved in, making sandwiches for the Salvation Army, providing blankets for the homeless, preparing baskets for the holidays, making cards for soldiers, providing backpacks for students, creating programs/projects to help the less fortunate. She loves helping others and believe to whom much is given, much is require (from the Bible).


Kendra Pratt Kendra Pratt is the mom of Zjourni (8), Kathryn-Joy (11), Kaitlyn (13) and Zoe (22) a senior economics major at Spelman College. Kendra’s top priority is caring for her children. She utilizes her professional background to support the PTA at her daughters’ school where she serves on the executive board. She’s also heavily involved in her community as a member of the Junior League of Dallas, Dallas CASA, and the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom. Kendra is excited to be a part of the Prosper Mothers With A Vision And Purpose group as a founding member, and serve on the Bylaws and Technology committees.


Kim Funches Kim Funches is married to Rick Funches, and together they have two sons Sean 17 and Bronte 15. The Funches family resides in Prosper, Texas where Kim serves as Senior Vice President with Wells Fargo Bank where she has spent the last 29 years of her career. Kim’s career focus is primarily in Commercial Real Estate lending. Kim is a graduate of Rutgers University majoring in Economics with a concentration in Finance. Over the years, Kim has been very involved with the expansion and development of ministries within her church. She served as the Treasurer for the New Hope Baptist Church Federal Credit Union and established a Faith Based Community Development Corporation (CDC) 501c3 serving the needs of children and battered women in Northern NJ. She served as President and Treasurer for the CDC. Kim enjoys volunteering with organizations that support children and families in need. She is currently a member of One Community Church in Plano, TX and participates in the children’s ministry. Outside of Kim’s responsibilities as a career woman, wife and mother, Kim enjoys reading, movies, travel and most importantly spending time with her family.


Lisa Morton Lisa Morton is married to Raymond Earl Morton III and together they have once six year old child, Kenley Rae. Currently, Lisa serves as the Division Information Officer for Corporate Services at Toyota Financial Services in Plano, Texas. Lisa earned her undergraduate degree at Oklahoma State University where she pledged the Theta Mu chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. After OSU, Lisa received a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma and started her professional career with the Federal Reserve Bank. She continued her career as a consultant with SAP America, followed by multiple leadership roles within the Global Business and Information Services organization at PepsiCo. Lisa and Raymond serve faithfully in the Children’s Ministry at the Prosper/Celina Campus of Fellowship Church. Lisa supports her college alumni organizations, the National Association of Black MBAs, and the Leadership Texas Alumnae Association. In her free time, Lisa enjoys tennis, golf, and leisure travel with her family.


Lunzetta Brackens Lunzetta Brackens is married to Demetrius Brackens, and together they have three children. Kennadi 9, Chase 6 and Harper 1. The Brackens family currently resides in Prosper, Texas where Lunzetta is a Creative Copy Manager at JC Penny corporate headquarters. Lunzetta is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and a life member of The Grambling University National Alumni Association. Lunzetta earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Grambling State University, where she was a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Society of Professional Journalists, the Golden Key National Honor Society, Gamma Beta Phi & Alpha Mu Gamma. Outside of Lunzetta’s responsibilities as a career woman, wife and mom, she enjoys sharing her serving on the children’s ministry at her church, cooking, shopping, traveling and spending time with family & friends.


Maquoya Witcher Maquoya Witcher is a PHR and SHRM-CP certified HR Consultant for Toyota Financial Services. As the organization recently relocated its corporate headquarters from California to Texas, a large portion of the workforce is brand new. Maquoya serves on multiple Change Management committees in the effort to acclimate team members to the corporate culture, Kaizen’ing processes to make them more effective and partnering with the business to ensure that key HR initiatives are executed successfully.

When Maquoya isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband of almost 10 years, Philip and their two lovely daughters ages 7 and 5. In true Maquoya fashion, she is actively involved in all of her kids activities. She transitions from working mom to soccer mom, to dance mom, gymnastics mom and Daisy troop volunteer. In between all of that she manages to take a few moments to refresh her spirit by drinking green tea daily and catching up on her favorite shows…This Is Us, anyone?


Marie Prince Marie Prince is married to her college sweetheart, Denver Prince. Together, they have 2 beautiful children, Nya 9 years old and Isaiah 5 years old. Marie is a Senior Forensic Chemist for the United States Department of Justice/ Drug Enforcement Administration (USDOJ/DEA) South Central Laboratory. She serves her community as an expert in the field of forensic science, technically performs analysis for the presence of controlled substances as it pertains to drug laws under DOJ. She assists law enforcement with clandestine laboratory testing, and testifies to such findings in federal and state courts. As a leader within the South Central Regional Laboratory, Marie serves as a technical expert and is a member of the Forensic Chemist Technical Advisory Committee (FCTAC) under leadership of the Office of Forensic Science (SF), established by the 82nd United States Attorney General Eric Holder. In such a capacity, Marie contributes in evaluating, establishing, and publishing policies with drug analyses in the forensic science community, which aids in decision making in the executive branch. She has contributed in the top US drug investigations both domestic and abroad with high profile cases that include casework from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and US Customs and Border Patrol (USCBP). In her 12 years of service, she has also dedicated her time in providing STEAM education to the younger generation of future scientists specifically in analytical, instrumental analyses, and crime scene investigation.


Marilyn Jackson, PharmD Marilyn Jackson is a native of the Mississippi Delta and currently resides in Prosper, Texas with her husband Al, their 3 sons (Alvin Jr, Andrew, Anthony) and her Mother. Marilyn is an accomplished leader with over 20 years in the healthcare industry. Marilyn has worked in various areas in the Industry which includes her current role as Director of Pharmacy. Marilyn is a proud graduate of 2 HBCUs where she obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Xavier University College of Pharmacy in New Orleans, LA. Marilyn’s most recent achievement was getting a MBA specializing in Healthcare Management and was recognized with high honors and inducted into Delta Mu Delta the International Honor Society in Business. Marilyn has a strong desire to help children as well as strengthening and restoring families in the community. She has served as a member of the Board for YMCA Flower Mound, the Student Health and Advisory Council for Prosper ISD, and now serving with the CASA Denton County representing Medical City Denton. Marilyn also serves in several leadership capacities at her church. When Marilyn is not serving or working, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, beaches, and watching episodes of Sanford and Son.


Monique Johnson-Ludley Monique Johnson-Ludley is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma and is the proud mom of Alan Patrick Ludley. Monique was a member of the Central Region Jack & Jill chapter as a teen. Monique currently works for CoreLogic Inc. as a Director of Accounting. Monique holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Prairie View A&M University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Ashford University. Monique is a Diamond Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where she previously served as Audit Committee Chairperson. She is a member of One Community Church and serves as a member of the Finance/Budget committee. Monique gives back to the community by offering free income tax preparation to qualifying low income families through her minority owned business NALA Blue Holdings. In her spare time, Monique collects elephants and plays the piano for relaxation. She also loves to read, travel and shop!!


Nan White Payne Nan Payne was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and is the proud and devoted mother of two loving and beautiful daughters, Morgan Benaye 14 and Madesyn Breyana Payne 11. Nan and her daughters reside in Prosper Texas where Nan has worked for Acxiom Corporation for the last 24 years receiving numerous accolades and now holds the position of a homebased Senior Delivery. Nan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a Master of Business Administration from Webster University, St. Louis Missouri. She was initiated into the Epsilon Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority during the spring of 1992. She is currently a member of Omega Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated where she serves on various committees including Membership, Health Promotions, and Family Strengthening. Nan has learned well the value of giving back to the community. While living in Prairieville, Louisiana, Nan was a certified Spin/Cycle instructor where she taught classes at various gyms in Baton Rouge and Prairieville. She was also a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer where she found joy in helping others reach their exercise fitness goals. She enjoys volunteering at her daughter’s schools, One Community Church where she serves as an Usher, Bethlehem Place as a distribution volunteer and Clothe A Child of Frisco


Nicole Porter Nicole is a busy single mother of an active seven-year-old student athlete. With her daughter enrolled in a Spanish Immersion academic program, she, too, is learning a second language! Originally from Chicago, Nicole spent several years working in nonprofit management in Illinois. With a servant’s heart, she has volunteered monthly for over 20 years – a commitment she now shares with her daughter. Nicole is a member of One Community Church in Plano TX and a financial and active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Nicole is almost always smiling! Currently, Nicole is a Client Systems IT Manager at ProPath Services, LLC in Dallas, TX. For almost fifteen years, she has been responsible for leading a team of technical and support analysts. With a B.A. from the University of North Texas and a M.S. in Health Care Administration from The University of Texas at Arlington, she oversees technology solution projects from initiation to implementation for medical provider practices and hospitals in 42 states. When she’s not working, Nicole loves to travel. And when she’s not traveling, she is researching the next trip!


Priya Gathings Priya Gathings is married to Clifton Gathings, and together they have three daughters; Imani (23), Nia (18), and Saliyah (8). The Gathings family currently resides in Prosper, Texas where Priya is a healthcare professional and Registered Nurse in the ER. Priya has nearly almost 20 years experience working in the emergency medicine arena in both the ER, and the Intensive Care Unit ICU. Priya earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington and she recently completed her Master’s of Nursing at Walden University to become a fully licensed Nurse Practitioner. The Gathings family attends Covenant McKinney church where Priya plays a very active role. Priya works in the church each month performing various tasks during Sunday service, such as arranging check-in for youth services, as well as running the church book store. In addition to Priya’s busy schedule being a healthcare professional, wife and mom, she is an avid fitness guru and passionate about nutrition and physical fitness.


Rachelle Campbell Rachelle Campbell is married to a Eniola Babafemi Campbell and together they have three sons. Her adult son lives and works locally and visits often with her beautiful granddaughter and two grandsons. Her twins, Jadyn Taiwo and Jordyn Kehinde, are 11 years old. The Campbell family resides in McKinney Texas where Rachelle has more than 20 years of healthcare experience. Rachelle provided care in a medically underserved area of Plano as founder and CEO of Trinity Family Health Center for almost a decade. She is well known by surrounding hospitals and organizations as a provider “willing to extend care to all”. Mrs. Campbell also has a role in academia and is currently over the clinical course curriculum of the family nurse practitioner program at TWU. Rachelle earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington where she was initiated into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She then went on to obtain a Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner from Texas Woman’s University (TWU) and currently pursuing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Mrs. Campbell has made it known that her life goal is to educate the public to help improve overall well-being. Her favorite mantras include “Count your blessings, not your burdens” and “You can only lead when you are willing to serve”.


Rebecca Lewis Rebecca Lewis is a native of Tennessee and an honors graduate of the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and International Business. After graduation she moved to Texas for a management career opportunity at JCPenney headquarters in Plano where she remained several years in corporate marketing management with companies such as Southwest Airlines in Dallas. After holding a Texas Real Estate license for over 5 years as a hobby, in 2014 she transitioned full time into a Real Estate career, successfully practicing in the North Dallas area. Rebecca has been married to Torrey Lewis of Fremont, Ohio, for 10 years. They have 3 children: Evan, age 8; Maliah, age 5; and Ethan, age 2. Rebecca’s top priority is caring for her children and family. She utilizes her professional background to support the PTA at her son’s school where she serves on the executive board. She is also heavily involved in her church (ONE Community Church) and has served for multiple years in lead roles for the Awana program supporting the children’s ministry


Rhonda Lewis, PhD Rhonda Lewis is a College Professor who enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and volunteering in the community. In 2015, she completed a Doctor of Education in Higher Education from Texas Tech University. Dr. Lewis recently published an academic article titled “Does the Use of Social Media Influence Student Engagement in Developmental Writing Courses. Rhonda and her husband Joe are the proud parents of two sons ages 23 and 7. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a number of academic organizations, and One Community Church.


Shade Lester, MD Shade Lester was born in Dallas, Texas and currently resides in Carrollton. Dr. Lester earned her bachelor’s degree from Howard University before attending Meharry Medical College. She later did her internship and residency in Family Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern where she became the Chief Resident in her graduating class. She is pursuing her passion for educating her patients about their physical and emotional health as a primary care physician at Village Health Partners. To this end she has been named as one of D Magazine’s Best Doctors in Dallas and Collen County by her peers for the last five years. She is a member of The American Medical Association and American Academy of Family Physicians. Shade is married to Dr. Ronald A. Lester who she met in medical school. They share the awesome privilege of parenting three beautiful children: Simone age 15, Emmanuel age 12 and Jonathan age 10. Raising these three jewels to know Jesus and to be confident in who they are in Him is their mission and greatest joy. They attend One Community Church in Plano. Continually seeking opportunities to serve, she is on the Board of Directors for Living Hope Ministries and attended her first mission trip to Nigeria, the country of her parent’s birth, in the summer of 2012. She is a proud and active member Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Denton County Alumnae Chapter. Her leisure activities include travel, shopping and enthusiastically supporting the Dallas Cowboys.


Shemekia Lawrence Shemekia Lawrence is married to TeRon Lawrence and is the mother of 4 year old, Toren, and soon to be mother of a daughter this spring. She is a member of Mt. Olive Baptist church where she is a member of the Senior Choir and the deaconess board. Shemekia greatly values spending time with her immediate and extended family. Hobbies include reading, cooking, jogging and traveling. As an Assistant Vice-President, Financial Planning & Analysis, having more than 15 years of Finance experience, Shemekia has worked in various industries including, financial services, healthcare and technology. Shemekia is a member of the National Black MBA Association, Inc., Association of Finance Professionals and Texas Woman’s University Alumni Association.


Sonja Shelby Sonja Shelby is married to Michael Shelby of twenty-seven years. They are the proud parents of one son, Jordan and two daughters, Staci and Madison. Jordan is a Mechanical Engineering major at the University of Oklahoma. Staci is a student at the Louisiana State University and has dual majors of Political Science and French. Madison is in the ninth grade at The Hockaday School. Sonja is Senior Project Manager with United Healthcare. She has been in the insurance and healthcare industries for over twenty-five years. Sonja has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Texas and a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Health Services Management from the University of Dallas. Sonja has served her community as a Girl Scout troop leader and as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She also volunteers at The Hockaday School and is the liaison for the AfricanAmerican Family Group at the school.


Stephanie Hart Stephanie Hart is married to her husband Willard Hart, and together they have three sons: Caleb, Zachary and Joshua. The Hart family resides in Prosper, Texas where the majority of Stephanie’s career has been spent in brand management and market research for consumer-packaged goods companies. Stephanie was instrumental in the roll out of popular brands like: Febreze, Glad Press N Seal and Hillshire Farm lunchmeat (for which she received the Outstanding Product Launch award). Stephanie has served in leadership roles as President of the NABA (National Association of Black Accountants) Cincinnati chapter, Vice President of the Cincinnati chapter of the NBMBAA (National Black MBA Association), and member of the AARP Foundation Women’s Leadership Circle. Stephanie earned an MBA in Marketing from Xavier of Cincinnati and a BS in Accounting from The Ohio State University. She is also a graduate of the Cincinnati Urban League Leadership Development program. Outside of Stephanie’s responsibilities as a business professional, a wife and a mom. Stephanie enjoys working in the community to help others and serving at her church, ONE Community.


Stephanie Rudison, M.Ed Stephanie Rudison is the proud wife of Pernell Rudison, also a Louisiana native and mother to Ja’Marria-19, PJ-9, Peylyn-7 and Parker-19 months. Over the last 15 years as an Educator, Stephanie has used her educational background and thirst for knowledge to service and educate special populations in state/public educational facilities as well as owned and operated her own childcare facility, Hour Playhouse. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and a Lifetime Member of the Grambling Alumni Association. Stephanie completed her studies obtaining a B.S. in Mass Communication from Grambling State University as well as a M.S. in Early Childhood and M.Ed in Educational Administration from Lamar University. When she is not serving families in the community she enjoys tapping into her passion for fashion as a Senior Stylist for Stitch Fix. In her spare time she loves baking/cooking, crafting, dancing, traveling, spending time with family, and reading poetry. She is continuously inspired by the words of the great Maya Angelou, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”


Stormee Williams, MD Stormee Williams is a native Californian who has made North Texas her home for more than 15 years. She lives in Frisco, TX, with her husband, Sean, and her 3 teenage daughters, Sydney, Sophie and Samantha. Stormee is a board-certified pediatrician who has practiced in the Dallas area and looks as her position as more of a calling instead of a job. She has spent most of her career serving in underserved areas and enjoys her current role as the Medical Director for the School-based Telemedicine program at Children’s Health. Through this role, Dr. Williams has been able to help expand access to healthcare to vulnerable pediatric populations. Although her family and job keep her busy, Stormee enjoys reading and loves serving the community through her church and other community organizations.


Taniqua Blakely Taniqua Blakely is married to Marcus Blakely and together, they have three children. Marc 17, and twins Martin and Julia who are 9. The Blakely family currently resides in Paris, Texas where Taniqua impacts the lives of youth daily as an educator teaching 12th grade English. Taniqua is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Taniqua received her undergraduate degree at Langston University and her Masters degree at Saginaw Valley State University. Outside of Taniqua’s duties as an educator, wife and mother, she enjoys traveling abroad and playing tennis.


Tiffani Perry Tiffani Perry is married to Jason Perry, and together they have one child, Jaxson, who is five. The Perry family currently resides in McKinney, Texas where Tiffani impacts the lives of millions of Americans with heart disease as Sr. Marketing Manager of Integrated Programs and Asset Development for the American Heart Association. Tiffani is a member of the American Marketing Association and the Association of National Advertisers. After graduating from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing, she earned her Master’s in Healthcare Marketing at Jones International University. Outside of Tiffani’s responsibilities as a career woman, wife and mom, she enjoys sharing her gifts with youth in her hometown of Memphis, Tenness as cofounder of the Whitehaven Empowerment Expo (an annual career and character development event serving 2000+ youth), serving her community through various volunteer efforts, working out, shopping. reading and traveling.


Tonia Kyles Tonia Kyles a native of Atlanta Ga., she is married to the love her life, Anthony and together they have two boys, Blake (8) and Landon (7) and a 17-year-old Yorkshire Terrier named Jazz. The Kyles family reside in Prosper Texas where Tonia is a Digital Marketing Consultant and a stay at home mom. With 15 years of corporate experience, Tonia combines a broad range of creative leadership experience in brand strategy, operational sales, and b2b/b2c digital marketing. Tonia has worked as a Senior Global Account Manager at Google managing impactful brand solutions for Fortune 500 clients across numerous industry verticals. Prior to Google, Tonia spent several years in traditional advertising at BBDO/OMD Atlanta purchasing and planning media packages for Fortune 1000 companies. Tonia earned her BS in Marketing from Grambling State University and received advance training in leadership training through CCL® – a topranked, global provider of leadership development. Outside of Tonia’s responsibilities as a marketing consultant, wife and mom, she serves as an active volunteer at Prestonwood Christian Academy and is part of the schools PTF council. Additionally, she is member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and attends One Community Church in Plano, TX.


Tricia Allen Scruggs Tricia Allen Scruggs is the wife of Anthony L. Scruggs to whom she has been happily married for 14 years. They have two children, Andrew Lincoln Scruggs, 6, and Luke Austin Scruggs, 5. Tricia is the owner of We Ate Well Food Tours, a local culinary tourism agency that provides guided walks in the Historic District of her hometown, McKinney, Texas. Prior to entering entrepreneurship, she enjoyed a career as a newspaper journalist, having written for The McKinney Courier-Gazette, The Dallas Morning News, People Newspapers, a subsidiary of D Magazine, and The Terrell Tribune. She is honored to have interviewed a variety of individuals from teachers and local leaders to actors and astronauts. Mother Tricia’s writings also have been published in Sister 2 Sister Magazine.

With her family, she enjoys reading and traveling. One of their hobbies is visiting U.S. Capitols. They have completed 24 on their quest to tour each of the 50 state houses. Mother Tricia is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and was an active member of The Junior League of Dallas. She served as a Discussion Group Leader with Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) for several years and as a teacher in the Children’s Ministry at her church, Christ Fellowship, where she is an AWANA Shepherd and serves on the Women’s Leadership Team.


Yolonda Kennedy Yolonda Kennedy is the mother of one beautiful daughter, Taylor Kennedy. The Kennedy family currently resides in Frisco, Texas where Yolanda is a Quality Assurance Manager at Anthem, Inc. where she has worked for 8 years and has 21+ years of experience in the IT industry. Yolonda is a chartering member of Collin County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. where she has served as chair of Nominating committee, chair of Delta GEMS committee, chair of Teen Summit committee and Lead for Project 13 Partnerships. Yolonda’s most recent awards have been Anthem Values in Action Award and Collin County Alumnae Chapter’s President Award and Most Dedicated Award. Yolanda holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Jackson State University (1996) and an M.B.A. in Information Technology from the University of Dallas (2002). Yolonda is also a lifetime member of Jackson State University Alumnae Chapter where she has served as 1st Vice President and Chair of Nominating Committee. Outside of Yolanda’s responsibilities as a mom and IT professional, she has a passion for quality, is a frequent speaker at QA conferences and also holds several QA certifications.


Section 2: Provisional Group Establishment Documents


Provisional Group Budget 2017 - 2018


Provisional Bylaws ARTICLE I. NAME •

The name of this group shall be the Prosper MVPs (Mothers with a Vision and a Purpose) which is established as of August, 2017.

ARTICLE II. PURPOSE •

The object of this non-profit group is to create bonding for children which will inspire holistic growth and leadership development through constructive, educational, cultural, civic, recreational and social programs.

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP •

Section 1. Members of the Group must have children between the ages of 2 (two) through 19 (nineteen) years.

Section 2. Group must maintain a membership of more than 20 members.

The group will no longer take applications for participants once the Chapter Establishment process has begun which is after October 31, 2017. If the Provisional Group’s roster of participants drops below 20 participants, the Group may request to the Jack and Jill Executive Board the addition of new participants. This request to add new participants must be made in writing via email to the National Vice President of Jack and Jill of America and must be approved again by the National Executive Board.

ARTICLE IV. DUTIES OF MEMBERS •

Members in good standing must have met the following requirements annually:

Members must be current in all group financial obligations.

Members must serve on at least two Committees.

Members must Sponsor/Host at least one (1) grade group activity for each group in which you have children per program year.

Members are to ensure that your child attend at least 7 of 10 or 70% grade group activities. Failure to do so will result in a penalty.

Members must Sponsor/Host at least one (1) grade group activity for each group in which you have children per program year.

Members are to ensure that your child attend at least 7 of 10 or 70% grade group activities. Failure to do so will result in a penalty.


Provisional Bylaws Section 1a. Penalties • Hosting mothers of grade group activities must notify mother of activities 30 calendar days prior to the activity. Failure to do so will result in at $15 fine for each occurrence. The Age Group Coordinator will advise the Vice President of member’s noncompliance. The money is due within 15 calendar days of the assessment by the Vice President. Membership may be reviewed by the Executive Board for termination. • If a member’s child has more than 3 absences from grade group activities, the Group Member will be fined $15 per child per grade group activity. The Age Group Coordinator will advise the Vice President of member’s noncompliance. The money is due within 15 calendar days of the assessment by the Vice President. Membership may be reviewed by the Executive Board for termination ARTICLE V. BOUNDARIES The Group’s boundaries shall include the following counties and zip codes: Collin and Denton Counties, - 75009, 75010, 75033*, 75034*, 75035*, 75056, 75058, 75068*, 75070*, 75071*, 75078, 75462, 76227, 76258. (*shared with Greater Frisco Chapter) ARTICLE VI. DUES AND FINANCES

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Section 1. The fiscal year begins June 1 and ends May 31. Section 2. Members must be financial good standing with the Group. Section 3. Dues shall be determined annually in accordance with the budget submitted by the Budget/Finance Committee and approved by the Executive Board. The recommendation is then presented to the membership at the regularly scheduled meeting and becomes effective when it receives a majority (51%) by the membership. Section 4. All local dues are due (October 15, 2017), payable no later than (November 1, 2017), and are nonrefundable. Section 5. There shall be no fundraising activity by the Provisional Group.

ARTICLE VII. ELECTIONS

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Section 1. The Nominating Committee shall be elected by a majority vote of the membership. (Nominating Committee is not required for Provisional Group). Section 2. Officers shall be elected. Section 3. Should a vacancy occur, the President shall recommend a member to serve the unexpired term of office, subject to the approval of the Executive Committee. Section 4. The Executive Committee shall be the elected officers of the Group. Section 5. The elected officers shall have a two-year term or until chapter is installed


Provisional Bylaws ARTICLE VIII. OFFICERS Section 1. Elected Officers of the Group

President

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Preside at local meetings. Enforces Group’s Bylaws. Serve as Chairwoman of the Executive Board. Makes committee appointments. Serve as ex-officio member of all committees.

Vice President

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Acts in the place of the President when she is absent. Plans and coordinates membership activities of the Group. Chairs the membership committee.

Fill the position of President if that position should become vacant and

remain President for the remainder of that term.

Recording Secretary

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Records minutes of meetings and keeps records of all financial transactions of the Group. Submits copies of the minutes to the President no later than two weeks following each meeting.

Corresponding Secretary

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Prepares correspondence as authorized by the President. Records minutes of meetings when the Recording Secretary is absent. Notifies all members of special meetings, announcement and/or amendments

to the Group’s bylaws.


Provisional Bylaws Financial Secretary

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Receives and records all monies of the Group. Keeps record of all financial members. Notifies membership of all delinquent members. Works in cooperation with the Treasurer to compile and transmit financial reports as required by the Group Serves on the Budget/Finance Committee.

Treasurer

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Receives monies from the Financial Secretary and deposits all monies of the Group. Deposits all funds from the financial secretary in the name of the Group. Keeps written counts of all transactions as authorized by the Group. Works in cooperation with the Financial Secretary to compile and transmit such financial reports as required by the Group. Acts as Chairman of the Group’s Budget/Finance Committee. \

Program Director

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Program Committee chairperson. Develops and implements group wide programs.

Works with each activity grade group chairperson. Keeps record of scheduled and completed group activities.

Editor/Historian

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Gathers and assembles all information concerning the activities of the Group. Compiles the history of the Group and distributes copies to the members. Maintains the Group’s scrapbook and creates optional newsletter. 69

Serves as Chairperson of the Publicity Committee.


Provisional Bylaws Section 2. Appointed Officers of the Group Parliamentarian

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Be knowledgeable of Robert’s Rules of Order. Assists the President in keeping order during the business meeting. Acts as Chairperson of the Bylaws Committee.

Chaplain

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Opens each meeting with a prayer/meditation. Offers benediction at the close of each meeting.

NOTE: Other Group Officers elected/appointed may be added at the discretion of the body. Section 3. Executive Board

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The Executive Board shall be composed of the President, Vice President, Program Director(s), Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Editor, Historian and appointed officers of Chaplain, and Parliamentarian and/Sergeant-at-Arms, and Chairpersons of Standing Committees. The Executive Board may meet at such time and place designated by the Group President for official business. 51% of the board shall constitute a quorum. It shall be the duty of the Executive Board to act on behalf of the chapter in between meetings.

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Provisional Bylaws ARTICLE IX. DUTIES OF COMMITTEES Section 1. Standing Committees

The Standing Committees shall be the following: Executive, Program, Bylaws, Budget/Finance and Membership. All other committees shall be appointed as needed by the President.

Section 2. Duties

The Executive Committee acts in the interim between meetings assists the President in formulating the age.

The Program Committee shall assume responsibility for planning yearly activities.

The Budget/Finance Committee shall assume responsibility for preparing and reviewing the annual budget for the Group.

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Provisional Bylaws ARTICLE X. EXPULSION OF MEMBERS

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A Member who desires to resign from th1e Group must do so by submitting a written resignation to the Group Vice President. The Group Corresponding Secretary shall send a letter, on behalf of the Group Vice President, confirming acceptance of the resignation and confirming expulsion of membership in the Group.

Causes for Expulsion:

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Failure to meet the obligations (meetings, dues, assessments) of the Group Failure for a member to present publicly in ways that reflect the high moral and ethical character of the Group by: Obeying all local, state, and federal laws, and; Refraining from acts of violence and criminal conduct.

Making derogatory, demeaning, and insulting remarks while representing the Group

Misuse of funds or monies of the Group

Failure of a member not to be responsible for the proper use of any monies advanced to them by the Group. It is the responsibility of the member to return to the Group any funds not used or needed for their stated purpose.

Failure of a Group member to be respectful of each other at all times.

Fighting, using foul language, gossiping, making threats, or harassing another member.

Failure of a member to be polite, kind, honest, fair, and conciliatory

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Provisional Bylaws •

Members who are expelled for cause specified by the above bylaw and approved by 2/3 (two-thirds) of the Executive Committee and a 2/3 (twothirds) vote from the membership at a monthly meeting shall be dropped from the Group. Written notification should be sent to the terminated group member via certified mail with “Return Receipt” requested.

ARTICLE XII. PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

Meetings shall be conducted according to Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised.

ARTICLE XIII. AMENDMENT OF THE BYLAWS

With 30-days notice, these Bylaws may be amended at any meeting by a 2/3 (two-thirds) vote of the membership.

ARTICLE XIV. MEETINGS Section 1. Regular Meetings of Membership

The Group program year is from September through May.

Membership meetings shall be held monthly on the third Sunday of the month unless the Executive Board votes for a change.

Each member is expected to attend a minimum 7 of 10 or 70% of the Group’s meetings.

Members may request up to 3 excused absences from the business meetings. An absence may be considered an Excused Absence only if it relates to the following

Job/training/school conflict

Family conflict

Family/member illness

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Provisional Bylaws •

Death in the family

All requests for Excused Absences must be made in writing to the Vice President of the Group no later than 1 week after the missed meeting.

Unexcused absences is an absence that does not meet the criteria described in Section 1(C) above or is not requested within the time period.

Section 1a. Penalties

Members who have more than 3 absences from Business/Planning meetings will be fined $15 per meeting missed thereafter. The Recording Secretary will advise the Vice President of member’s non-compliance. The money is due within 15 calendar days of the assessment by the Vice President. Membership may be reviewed by the Executive Board for termination.

Section 2. Quorum

A meeting quorum shall be present, which is defined for the purposes of this Article as ½ (one-half) of the financial membership, plus one. Robert’s Rules of Order will be used as our reference.

Section 3. Conference Calls

Conference Calls Conference calls shall be allowed for committees, special committees and special call meetings. The presiding Officer/Chairperson must take roll call and the procedure for order must be established before the meeting shall take place.

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Provisional Boundary Map The Group’s boundaries shall include the following counties and zip codes: Collin and Denton Counties, - 75009, 75010, 75033*, 75034*, 75035*, 75056, 75058, 75068*, 75070*, 75071*, 75078, 75462, 76227, 76258. (*shared with Greater Frisco Chapter)


Section 3: Program Activity Calendar


MVP Explorers

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The Heard Museum & Wildlife November 2017 The MVP Explorers spent a November afternoon learning about nature. This Natural Science Museum allowed the children to explore and discover various plants and animals in their natural habitat. They enjoyed hands-on activities, while embracing the importance of preserving our natural environment

FOCUS: Education

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Color Me Mine – MLK Celebration January 2018

The Explorers group visited the Color Me Mine Paint Studio in Frisco, TX. The children learned about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and created “I Have A Dream” artwork to further their knowledge of Dr. King, and his message for all people.

FOCUS: Civic/Education

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Young Chef’s Academy February 2017 MVP Explorers were encouraged to participate in cooking activities designed specifically for young minds to encourage creativity and discovery. The children were introduced to table preparation, food presentation and nutrition.

FOCUS: Health/Recreational

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Perot Science Museum March 2018 The children experienced a Journey through Space learning about life as astronauts and spaceships. The Explorers truly lived up to their group name, as they explored various simulators and enjoyed hands-on experiences to inspire them to become science leaders of tomorrow.

FOCUS: Education

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The George Cornwell Orchard April 2018 The Explorers spent the morning learning about agricultural. They experience in an open orchard where the children collected seasonal fruits and prepared a healthy snack with items selected.

FOCUS: Health

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MVP Navigators

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Etiquette Training November 2017 The MVP Navigators enhanced their social skills and practiced the customary code of polite behavior. Children were taught social graces, proper table manners, body language and appearance while dining.

FOCUS: Social

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Because of Them‌I AM! January 2018 Interviewing our Ancestors. The MVP Navigations interviewed one of their eldest family members to understand family lineage. Each child will give a presentation discussing their findings. This event fulfilled the goal of public speaking and exposure.

FOCUS: Cultural/Education

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African American Museum February 2018 The MVP Navigators will visit the African American Museum in Dallas. The children will have a tour of the museum and learn about the rich heritage of black art, history and culture.

FOCUS: Cultural

86


Healthy Habits for Healthy Kids March 2018 Dr. Cheryl Eley and Prosper MVP moms led the children in an interactive discussion around the five aspects of being healthy: (1) STAY HEALTHY Dentist, Dr. Kenny Henderson spoke regarding oral hygiene. (2) STAY ENERGIZED--Kids discussed food groups, making healthy vs. not-so-healthy food choices (3) STAY SAFE--Safety tips provided re: fire, bicycles/helmets, strangers, swimming/water safety (4) STAY HAPPY--Child psychologist, Patrice Dunn spoke with kids about their emotions (5) STAY FIT--Kids watched a yoga video while demonstrating movements/exercises.

FOCUS: Health

87


MVP Ambassadors

88


Felicia Layeni Etiquette Training November 2017 The MVP Ambassadors learned proper etiquette skills. Guest speaker, Felicia Layeni, presented a 90 minutes presentation on how to speak and eat properly in formal settings. Ambassadors will practice what they learned by properly eating a meal in a formal setting after the presentation.

FOCUS: Social

89


Autumn Leaves of Carrollton – MLK Celebration January 13, 2018 The MVP Ambassadors learned the importance of volunteering and working with elderly individuals. Ambassadors engaged the Alzheimer's patients in fun activities. They also participated in the MLK Celebration in honor of Martin Luther King.

FOCUS: Civic/Education

90


African American Museum – Black History Month February 23, 2018 The MVP Ambassadors visited the African American Museum to experience the preservation and display of African American art, culture and history.

FOCUS: Cultural

91


Mental and Physical Health Awareness March 24, 2018

The MVP Ambassadors learned about the importance of mental health as a child psychiatrist discusses test anxiety and management; ways to improve test performance; and stress relief techniques in preparation for their upcoming standardized test. A beginning yoga session was planned.

FOCUS: Health

92


MVP Pacesetters

93


Collin County Courthouse - Supreme Court is the highest court November 2017 The children spent the afternoon with the Honorable Judge Angela Tucker, Collin County’s first African-American judge in its 174-year history. The children were guided on a tour of her courtroom and chambers. Judge Tucker discussed what is required to pursue a career in law and lead a discussion on court role and structure.

FOCUS: Civic/Educational

94


McKinney Library – Dare to Dream Vision Board January 2018 The children brainstormed on their future and set goals for themselves. In an effort to inspire and build self-confidence, the children created vision boards based upon reasonable, attainable, and achievable ambitions.

FOCUS: Education

95


Dee and Charles Wiley Theatre – Celebrating and Embracing Culture February 2018 In honor of Black History Month, they will attend a Dallas Black Dance Theatre performance designed to inspire minority boys and girls to appreciate dance as an art form and to realize the possibility of dance as a means to express their creativity. Dance, poetry and a brass band are used to reflect the 12th year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and displaced, yet rebirth.

FOCUS: Cultural

96


McKinney Performing Arts Center – Scholarship Portfolio March 2018 The young boys and girls learned the importance and significance of applying for college scholarships. They also learned the components of and how to create a scholarship portfolio. The young boys and girls also learned the importance and significance of applying for college scholarships. They also learned the components of and how to create a scholarship portfolio.

FOCUS: Education

97


MVP Trendsetters

98


Jump to Emergency Action – CPR Training November 2017 The teens received CPR training and learned the skills necessary to give basic life support care in an emergency. This class covered adult, child and infant modules. They also received an American Heart Association Certification..

FOCUS: Health/Education 99


Quiggly Playhouse – MLK Day Celebration January 2018 MVP Trendsetters enjoyed an afternoon at the Quiggly Clayhouse in Richardson, TX. They created MLK inspiring clay art with quotes from various Dr. King speeches. Additionally, the teens received poems and messages as a keepsake.

FOCUS: Cultural/Education

100


Collin County Courthouse – Order in the Court February 2018 Teens convened in the chambers of several judges in McKinney, Texas to gain in depth understanding of the responsibility of a judge and those that the judges work with directly. They also learned the fundaments of how our judicial system functions.

FOCUS: Civic/Education

101


TopGolf – Going the Distance March 2018 Social event for teens who met at Top Golf for a time of networking, fun and learning. They networked with the other teens and their dads while having fun at this venue. They also spent time learning about the various professions of each father.

FOCUS: Social

102


Open Age Group Activities


All Age Group Activities Date

Location

Address

Description

9-17-2017

Feed the City – Plano Texas

Gordon Biersch 7401 Lone Star Dr. Plano, TX. 75024

The MVPs learned about the importance of helping others less fortunate by preparing meals (sandwiches) for the homeless.

10-17-2017

Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure

North Park Center 8687 N. Central Expwy Dallas, TX 75225

The MVPs supported the Susan G. Komen Race in efforts to reduce the number of deaths caused by breast cancer.

12-2-2017

Holiday Party

Frisco Sci - Tech Discovery 8004 Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034

MVPs visited the Sci-Tech Discovery Center to explore dynamic educational experiences that will inspire children of all ages and backgrounds to embrace discovery and innovation through the active exploration of science, math and technology while bringing all the families together to celebrate the holidays..


Feed the City with Tango Tab – Plano, Texas


Susan G. Komen - Race for the Cure


Section 4: Prosper MVPs in the Community


American Heart Association Go Red for Women Luncheon Did you know that in the U.S., cardiovascular diseases kills approximately one women every 80 seconds? The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. On Friday February 23, 2018, the Prosper MVP’s volunteered in the set-up and execution of the Dallas Go Red for Women luncheon that welcomed more than 1100 attendees. The Dallas luncheon is a life-changing experience that focuses on three areas to support the fight against heart disease in women: heightening awareness of the issue through interactive opportunities, creating a passionate call-to-action and fundraising. This year’s success generated $1.5 million dollars to support education and research programs that fight heart disease and stroke in women.

Guests took part in health screenings, CPR training, cooking demos, and even a silent auction — which made this luncheon more interactive and unique than the typical dine-and-dash style daytime fete. Emmy award winner Leeza Gibbons then moderated a roundtable conversation with American Heart Association's CEO Nancy Brown and National Board President Dr. John Warner that involved open dialogue about the local and national work of the organization.


Tango Tab Feed the City Prosper, Texas On April 7, 2018 the Prosper MVPs were not only a part of history, but we made history. Not only did we launch the first Feed The City event in the town of Prosper Texas, but we became the largest "launch event" ever in Tango Tab history. Alongside Geoff Swaim of the Dallas Cowboys, candidates for Prosper Town Council Place 2 Craig Andres and Chris Kernes, we made 3,467 meals to help aide in the fight against hunger.


Other Activities


Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated Area Workday – Houston, Texas


To be continued…..

2017 2018 Prosper MVPs Program Book  

Journey towards chapter establishment.

2017 2018 Prosper MVPs Program Book  

Journey towards chapter establishment.

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