June Meeting of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund Support Group

Photo caption: Reverend Dr. Beryl E. Dennis Photo caption: Mandi Pratt-Chapman Photo caption: Left to right, standing: Jacque Perry, Sylvia Jackson, Thelma D. Jones, Angela Henderson, and Anthia Peters; Seated, center: Sheri Denksohn-Trott Photo caption: Thelma D. Jones showing off her Nationals apparel. Photo caption: Thelma D. Jones presenting a gift to Mandi Pratt-Chapman. Photo caption: William “Bill” Kaemmer […]

SWNA YATF Visits African American Civil War Memorial and Museum

Photo credit: Thelma D. Jones Photo credit: Jamal Jones A group of 20 brave soldiers (12 children and eight adults) representing the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Youth Activities Task Force (SWNA YATF) valiantly fought the high winds and visited the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum (AACWM) on Saturday, March 3. The long-overdue visit was prompted […]

Mrs. Thurgood “Cissy” Marshall Visits Plaque Honoring Husband

The opening of The Wharf has brought visitors from near and far. One such visitor was Mrs. Thurgood “Cissy” Marshall, who recently enjoyed a brief stroll along the Southwest waterfront after attending services at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church. Marshall is a longtime, active St. Augustine’s parishioner. Thelma D. Jones, a friend, intended to surprise Marshall […]

Movie Night: The Story of Southwest’s Renewal After Destruction

How did Southwest Washington recover from the massive and widely condemned demolition of the 1950s urban renewal area, in terms of citizen organization and leadership? All are invited to join Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Co-Founder Neal Peirce and former SWNA President Thelma D. Jones in a thought-provoking, informative, and insightful discussion and recollections surrounding the film […]

Westminster Hosts Breast Cancer Benefit Concert

Although the weather may have been windy and freezing cold on Saturday, March 4, the inside of Westminster Presbyterian Church, host site for the 2017 Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund Benefit Concert, permeated a sense of warmth, jubilation, and hope for a cure. The opening reception was decked out with an array of hors d’oeuvres […]

Thelma D. Jones Receives Top Volunteer Award for Excellence in Cancer Advocacy

Photo caption: Thelma D. Jones (center) is flanked by (left to right) Amber Stevens, state lead ambassador from Louisiana; Gary Reedy, CEO, American Cancer Society and ACS CAN; Chris Hansen, president of ACS CAN; and Jeff Martin, senior director, field advocacy training for ACS CAN. Thelma D. Jones was named the State Lead Ambassador (SLA) […]