Oxon Hill, MD 20744

Oxon Hill Charter Chapter meets virtually on the third Saturday at 11:30 am at no cost!


The mission of the American Business Women’s Association is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.

Oxon Hill Charter Chapter

In The Beginning

The Oxon Hill Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association was chartered January
14, 1989.  The chapter’s founder and co-founder were Wynedka C. Holland and Pearl S. Ray-Miller
(deceased), respectively.  The installation ceremony was held at the Holiday Inn in Camp Springs,
Maryland.  Dr. Yvonne Mills, Officiating Officer, installed twenty-nine members, three of who are still
active today: Wynedka Holland, and Delores White.

Current Executive Board

President – Dr. Tracey G. Jackson
Vice President – Ruby Christian
Secretary – Sharon Welch
Treasurer – Daisy Capers
Financial Secretary – Tiarra Taylor

Since the chartering of the Oxon Hill Charter Chapter, members successfully planned and participated in an array
of well-rounded programs and activities.  Program Excellence: Hosted Pearline Motley, the first Black American
Business Woman, to serve as keynote speaker at the 2004 Woman of the Year Program honoring Dorothy
Ellington; hosted Leroy Boots Battle (deceased), an original documented Tuskegee Airman, as the keynote speaker
for Black History Month 2012; hosted A’Lelia Bundles, the great great granddaughter of Madame C.J. Walker, as
the keynote speaker for the Chapter’s 27th Anniversary program; hosted Vanessa Willis, 2016-2017 ABWA
National President, as the keynote speaker at the Chapter’s 28th Anniversary Program. Also in attendance was the
National Vice President, Sharon Godbee, and nine current and past District IV Vice Presidents; Dr. Sonja Ogletree
Satani, 2017-2018 ABWA National President, was the keynote speaker at the Chapter’s Top Ten Program honoring
Kathy Jeffery, 2018 Top Ten; Felicia Johnson, National Secretary-Treasurer, also was in attendance. Hosted Sharon
Godbee, National ABWA President, as the speaker at the 2019 Top Ten Program honoring Evie Wallace and also
commemorating the Chapter’s 30th anniversary; speakers for this occasion were Dr. Yvonne Mills, who officiated
at the Chapter’s installation 30 years prior, and Lorraine James (deceased), a long-time Chapter supporter.
Community Outreach: Donated money and gifts to unwed mothers, senior citizens, residents of homeless
shelters, and families experiencing illness, poverty, domestic violence, displacement, and hardship; Awarded over
$125,000 in Impact Scholarships and Outright Grants to students in Prince George’s County and monetary
donations to the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund (SBMEF). Over an eleven-year period, the Chapter
awarded numerous renewable Maryland State Senatorial Scholarships, sponsored by former Maryland State
Senators Gloria Lawlah and Beatrice Tignor. Gloria Lawlah continues to be a member of the Chapter. 

New Beginnings, our chapter’s newsletter, was a winner at Regional Conferences in 2010, 2011, and
2013 and was selected to compete at the national level. DeLores Frazer was the Editor and Newsletter
Chair for all winning newsletters.

National Recognition

In Award Years 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, Oxon Hill was recognized as a Best Practices Chapter,
Level III and Level II. In 2013 – 2022, the chapter was recognized as Best Practices Level 1. For the
2021-2022 award year, Oxon Hill Charter Chapter was the only League in District IV to achieve Level
1. 7 members attended the National Women’s Leadership Conference in Westminster, Colorado, to
accept this award.
  Oxon Hill has many members selected as Top Tens over its more than 30-year history: Marilyn
Thorne, Doris Brown, Virginia DiGiorgi (currently a national member), Delores McClain, Kathy
Jeffery, Evie Wallace, Tracey Jackson, Rhonda Scott Johnson, and Sandra Newsome.
  Doris Brown was selected as ABWA’s 2010 American Business Woman of the Year at the ABWA
National Women’s Leadership Conference 60 th anniversary.
 Several OHCC members have served as District IV Vice Presidents: Doris Brown, Tracey Jackson, and
Delores McClain
 Doris Brown and Tracey Jackson served on the Board of Directors of the American Business
Women’s Foundation (ABWF)
 Doris Brown is the current District IV Ambassador Steering Committee Representative
 Wynedka Holland was selected as the Publishing Committee Chair for the 2014 ABWA national
conference, held in Overland Park, Kansas
 DeLores Frazer was selected to serve on the ABWA 2015 Nominating Committee, which was
responsible for reviewing and approving member applications for the National Office
 Chapter members received a Medallion Award for being a Sponsoring Chapter for the 1992 National
Conference, held in Washington, DC. Wynedka Holland chaired the Registration Committee

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Contact Person

Contact person: Tracey G. Jackson, PhD, 910-797-1099