Distinguished Mothers

Created by Sanderal S. Brown to honor outstanding service and commitment

2020-2021 Neerja Baijal-Jones

Neerja Baijal-Jones nominated as our chapter’s 2020 Sanderal S. Brown Distinguished Mother recipient Dear Madame President, Please accept this nomination of Mother Neerja Baijal-Jones for the Suffolk County Chapter Distinguished Mother Award for the 2019-2020 Program Year. Since joining our chapter in 2018 as a transfer from the Nassau County Chapter, Mom Neerja has shared her “Power to Make a Difference” and jumped right in to serve our chapter, children and community. She has been …

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Tonia Alea Watts

2019-2020 Associate Mother Tonia Alea Watts

Associate Mother Tonia Alea Watts received the 2019/2020 Distinguished Associate Mom Award Lea, as she is known to us, has been a member of Jack and Jill for fifteen plus years. She has been an active participant in the Jack and Jill culture, and in chapter government, having served as Program Director and chair of the Health Committee before graduatingout. Currently as an Associate Mom, Lea raised her hand to be the Hospitality Liaison, sending …

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2016-2017 Kathryn Simmons

VP Kathryn is the picture of “grace under pressure”. The responsibilities of Vice President are no easy task and are of paramount importance to nurturing a chapter that is sisterly, welcoming, and fulfilling for all members. Kathryn carries out these responsibilities with creativity and compassion, and an exceptional attention to detail; but most of all with grace and love for all of us.In her role as Program Director, Kathryn has embraced our chapter’s mission to …

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Adrea Midy

2016-2017 Andrea Midy

Andrea Midy has served both the Chapter and the Associates Group with dedication, enthusiasm and attention to the needs of the members. Andrea is constantly seeking new ways in which to engage the Associates with fun and exciting activities. She is also a ready source of assistance, advice and inspiration to the Chapter. Andrea is always ready to lend a hand to any Associate in need of assistance. Andrea Midy personifies the spirit of sisterhood …

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Melodie Laidlow

2015-2016 Melodie Laidlow

Melodie has exemplified what it means to go above and beyond. Melodie has set the standard for professionalism, commitment and composure. Melodie has managed to continue to effectively and efficiently carry out her duties as treasurer in sometimes difficult situations. She has never wavered in her duties as a member, and more importantly as a mother. She has successfully carried out her duties as treasurer in times when we as mothers have not always understood …

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Lenore Battle

2015-2016 Lenore Battle

Lenore has worked diligently as a Co-Chair for the Suffolk County Associate Group this program year ensuring we were always kept up to date on the latest chapter happenings and that we were included in any events if we wanted to participate or if were needed. In addition, her grace and wisdom in part epitomizes what it means to be an Associate. Being able to provide guidance and assistance when called upon by the newer …

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Past Award Winners

Khadijah Starling – 2015

Carmelia Taylor – 2014

Sharon Hinkson – 2013

Dawn Lott – 2012

Juanita McKinney – 2011

Mireille Lubin – 2010

Linda Maxwell Evans – 2009

Sherri Coverdale – 2008

Bobbi Murray – 2007

Lisa Evans-Chapman – 2006

Tory Hare – 2005

Deborah Kimborough Lowe – 2004

Sharon Hinkson – 2003

Belinda Marquis – 2002

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