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Table of Contents Greetings – Danielle Brown, National Vice President Greetings – Spring Capers, National Associate Chair J&J Mission Statement State of the Associates - Central Region State of the Associates - Eastern Region State of the Associates - Far West Region State of the Associates - Mid-Atlantic Region State of the Associates - Mid-Western Region State of the Associates - South Central Region State of the Associates - Southeastern Region In Memorial - “A Rose Still Grows”

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Jack & Jill Associate Chapters CENTRAL REGION COLORADO Denver South Suburban Denver IOWA Des Moines ILLINOIS East St. Louis KANSAS Johnson County MISSOURI Kansas City OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City Tulsa EASTERN REGION CONNECTICUT Stamford-Norwalk DELAWARE New Castle County MARYLAND Arundel Bay Area Baltimore Baltimore County Columbia Montgomery County Prince George’s County Southern Maryland MASSACHUSETTS Boston Newton NEW JERSEY Atlantic City Bergen-Passaic Burlington-Willingboro Burke-Fairfax Central New Jersey Essex-Hudson Greater Essex County Greater Union County Mercer County North Jersey Ocean County NEW YORK Brooklyn Buffalo Metropolitan Nassau County Rochester Suffolk County 3

Syracuse Westchester PENNSYLVANIA Bucks County Chester County Montgomery County Pittsburgh VIRGINIA Alexandria/Mt. Vernon Loudoun County Northern Virginia Prince William County FAR WEST REGION ALASKA Anchorage ARIZONA Phoenix CALIFORNIA Fresno Greater Vallejo Inglewood Los Angeles North County San Diego Oakland-Bay Area Pasadena Pomona Area San Diego San Fernando Valley San Jose South Los Angeles Tri-Valley NEVADA Las Vegas WASHINGTON Seattle MID-ATLANTIC REGION NORTH CAROLINA Charlotte Durham Raleigh-Wake Wilmington Winston-Salem SOUTH CAROLINA Charleston Columbia Florence VIRGINIA Chesapeake Hampton

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James River Midlothian Portsmouth MID-WESTERN REGION ILLINOIS Chicago Lake Shore South Suburban Chicago St. Clair County West Suburban Chicago Western Cook County Windy City INDIANA Gary-Northwest Indiana Indianapolis KENTUCKY Central Kentucky Derby City Louisville MICHIGAN Ann Arbor Detroit Flint Greater Lansing Motor City North Oakland/Macomb Oakland County Ypsilanti MINNESOTA City of Lakes Minneapolis MISSOURI St. Louis OHIO Akron Cincinnati Cleveland Columbus Dayton Toledo WISCONSIN Milwaukee SOUTH CENTRAL REGION LOUISIANA Alexandria Baton Rouge New Orleans TEXAS Arlington

Austin Clear Lake/Bay Area Dallas Greater Channel Greater Frisco Houston Humble-Kingwood Katy-Prairie View Missouri City/Sugar Land North Houston Suburban North Suburban Dallas North Texas San Antonio South Belt Houston Southwest Suburban Dallas The Woodlands SOUTHEASTERN REGION ALABAMA Birmingham Lake Spivey Miami Mobile Montgomery Tuskegee FLORIDA Fort Lauderdale Daytona Beach Area Greater Tampa Jacksonville Pensacola South Miami Tallahassee GEORGIA Greater Metropolitan Atlanta Albany Atlanta Columbus Greater North Atlanta Macon North Suburban Atlanta Savannah Stone Mountain TENNESSEE Treasure Coast Knoxville Memphis Nashville Williamson County


WELCOME DANIELLE BROWN, 27TH NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT

On behalf of all of the National Associates and the National Executive Board, we’d like to welcome you to the 2018 edition of the Jack and Jill Associates Jewels magazine. The beginning of any year year is always filled with excitement, the unknown and a world of endless possibilities. It is a time where people are brimming with untapped ideas, confident, cocky even and undaunted by the promise of the future. As children, teens and others seeking an education get back into the rhythm of the new school year, this time of year reminds us here at Jack & Jill the importance of a quality education. Famed educator Mary McLeod Bethune reminds us that we must, “Invest in the human soul. We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.” With programs like The Mother’s Away Home Away Program (MAFH) – The National Associates Committee has a program to better serve students. We provide and support programs and projects that concentrate on educating those children and young people who come into the Jack & Jill orbit. We do this while working closely in the communities we serve, and while staying true to our mission of nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. I would be remiss if I didn’t take this opportunity to lift up our Associates. We would have little success without their commitment and devotion of our mission. Everyone knows that behind the accomplishments of any successful man, woman, business or civil society organization – are the unsung heroes. It could be a spouse, a colleague or business associate but in this case, it’s those who work outside of the gaze of the public, come in to work early, leave late and do whatever’s necessary to ensure that things work smoothly and projects come in on time. They are the oil that makes the organization move smoothly, doing the sometimes unpleasant jobs, sacrificing their time and resources, all the while making those of us tasked with running this organization look good. The women and men who have answered Jack & Jill’s call, worked hard, responded to our organization’s needs, solved problems, transformed challenges into opportunities and made us shine are our Unsung Heroes. We couldn’t do this without you. As you know, our programs fill a critical need, as we go about staying true to our mission of nurturing future African American leaders, through it all, our Associates are the straw that stirs the proverbial drink. For that we thank you.

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ASSOCIATE MOTHERS AWAY FROM HOME PROJECT The Mothers Away from Home Project is the premiere program of The Associates of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated. This program is designed to provide a “network” of contacts by which Jack and Jill College and boarding school students may be assisted in their transition and existence in their new environment. The MAFH Project is administered through local Jack and Jill chapter Associates Groups across the country. The major thrust is to continue to perpetuate the aims and objectives of the organization through educational, cultural, civic, recreational and social activities. The program is open to all consenting mothers and students who meet the following criteria: • Active Mother • Associate Mother • Mother who has completed tenure in good standing Enrollment Procedure: • MAFH Student registration form must be completed and submitted to the National Office • Enrollment is available at anytime • Full instructions and forms may be located on the Jack and Jill web site by clicking on the Associates link, then select procedures to enroll in the MAFH Project • Chapters are encouraged to keep logs of outreach activities provided to college students. • Chapters should make contact with the collegiate through the months of November through April Required Forms: • MAFH Student Registration Form • MAFH Chapter Assignment Form • MAFH Activity Log Suggested Activities: 1. Send school supplies 2. Box of goodies for room 3. Telephone call 4. Invite to lunch or dinner 5. Holiday memoirs 6. Send cards (birthday, holidays, etc.) 7. Personal items 8. Invite collegiate to speak to teens 9. Off-campus activities 10. Travel assistance 5

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WELCOME SPRING CAPERS

Greetings Associates of Jack and Jill of America, I am Spring Capers hailing from the Mighty Mid-Western Region. It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the chair of my region and as your National Associate Committee Chair. Over this past year, I have been able to see Jack and Jill with new eyes – eyes that can look back and appreciate all the dedication and commitment we had contributing to making this organization stand out as the premiere African American Family Focus Organization. As we slide into the Associate’s lane, we can reflect, connect and project our legacy on to the next generation. We now have young mothers standing on our shoulders carrying the torch of motherhood and the hard work of purpose living families. The beauty of it all is we still have something to give and to get. Our network is strong and powerful, and we are improving our network connections through our very own JJOA APP, social media Facebook and of course our magazine. Associates, I encourage you to stay connected and continue to model what it looks like to have worked hard and now hopefully playing harder! Yours in Jack and Jill Service, Spring Capers Regional Associate Chair Mid-Western region

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MISSION Jack and Jill of America, Inc., is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2 – 19, dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.

Today, Jack and Jill boasts 238 chapters nationwide, representing more than 40,000 family members. Each chapter plans annual programming activities guided under a national theme. Through service projects, Jack and Jill of America creates a medium of contact for children to stimulate their growth and development.

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Central Region Greetings from the Cool and Classy Central Region! We are so excited to be working alongside our active Moms to plan a fabulous National Convention agenda for our associate divas in Kansas City.

I always say we associates have paid our dues (literally!!!) so now it is tim e for fun with our Jack and Jill family. If you don’t believe me, ask your fellow associates who joined us in Cancun! I also want to welcome our newest Associate chapter in St. Clair County. These phenomenal women are already off and running in support of their a ctive moms. It was an honor to be among them for their chartering ceremony. I hope to see you all in Kansas City where we will continue the fun, though we are always ready and willing to support this great organization as we prepare a new generation of leaders. Blessed to be serving, Jacquie Easley McGhee 9

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Distinguished Associates

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These associate jewels were recognized at Central Region’s Mothers Conference for their phenomenal support of the Jack and Jill chapters in their communities:

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Martha Willindez Johnson County Chapter

This distinguished associate was an outstanding member during her tenure in the Johnson County Chapter of Jack and Jill. As a lifetime member and associate, she attends chapter meetings, has positive input and guidance to younger moms and has helped with many chapter activities. She has actively helped with the teen group this year and also assisted with the chapter and teen scrapbook.

Dr. Bobbretta M. Brewton Des Moines Chapter

Associate lifetime member Bobbretta is a jewel among our jewels. Dr. Brewton is widely respected in the community f or her expertise in many areas including health and education. She is always eager to s hare her time and knowledge in activities on behalf of the Des Moines chapter. In the recent past, she published a healthy food and nutrition table which was distributed local nonprofit agencies with our logo. During the Spring 2016 children ’ s cluster hosted by the Des Moines chapter, Dr. Brewton facilitated a session on mental health for youngsters. She has also presented information on food deserts at the chapter’s Black History Month event.

Cathie Noble South Suburban Denver Chapter

Sapphire Diamonds Associate Cathie Noble is the proud mother of three adult children, the two younger children being actively involved in Jack and Jill. Cathie has been in healthcare for over 30 years where she was a nurse, healthcare executive and hospital administrator. She recently received a Master’s degree from Denver University in healthcare Leadership and Strategic Management. Cathie was a proud member of the South Suburban Denver Chapter for over nine years, where she served in several leadership roles including Chapter Secretary, Junior Teen Age Group ponsor, and Co-Sponsor of several other age groups. She had the distinct honor and pleasure of serving as Chair during the re-hartering of South Suburban Denver Chapter’s Associates group in 2015.

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Shelley Thomas Tulsa Chapter

Shelley Thomas, a 2008 Charter Member of the Tulsa Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., transitioned to an Associate in 2013. During her tenure, she served as Program Director and Bylaws Committee Chair and then as Co-Chair of the Tulsa Chapter Associate Charter group. Shelley , a graduate of Jackson State University and University of Tulsa College of Law, is recently retired from Merck & Co ., Inc, where she worked for seventeen years. She has recently been certified as a Functional Medicine Health Coach and has launched a new business venture, My Healthcare Partner, LLC which provides coaching for families affected by serious chronic illness including neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases. Shelley is the parent of Nicholas G. Thomas and has provide d many hours of service to Jack and Jill.

Tonya Davis Bloomington Chapter

Tonya has been an Associate for one year and continued to support our chapter as if she was still an active mother member. We can count on Tonya to support our fund raising efforts, participate in programming activities, and be available upon need. She recently served as a co-Teacher for Speaking Up For Success and attended local graduation celebrations for our High School Senior. She is committed to our vision and mentors other mothers. We appreciate her continuous commitment.

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Eastern Region Greetings Mother Members and Eastern Region Jewels! So thrilled to have served you for the past year. It has been my pleasure. I invite you to peruse the photographs below as they tell the story of exactly how busy we have been. Over 75% of our chapter have chartered Associate Groups. If your chapter has not yet chartered an Associates Group, please reach out to Eastern Region Associate Chair Rose to assist you with the necessary procedures to do so. Over the last year we have participated in many of our chapter activities. However, we have also hosted and/or participated in the following events: √ Back to School Night – Associates Style *Over 200 back packs were collected and filled with school supplies. The back packs were donated to area schools, Boys and Girls Clubs and community centers. √ Mothers Away From Home (MAFH) Project √ Wine and Cheese Socials √ MLK Day of Service Activities √ Eastern Region Associate Jewels on Broadway *Fifty plus Associate Jewels traveled to New York City to see Denzel Washington in the “Iceman Cometh”. Prior to the show, some of us gathered at Sound Bite Restaurant for a live jazz performance featuring Jack and Jill Alum, Isaiah Thompson, √ National Associates Getaway to Cancun √ Associate Reception on Martha’s Vineyard Please encourage other graduated mother to join us. Happily Yours, Rose Richardson Eastern Region Associates Chair 13

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Chester County Associates Chapter Re-Chartering

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PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY ASSOCIATE JEWELS ENJOYING A DAY

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NEW CASTLE COUNTY AT ASSOCIATE APPRECIATION EVENT


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BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT, ASSOCIATE’S STYLE

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Far Western Region Wow! Where does the time go when you are trying to get so many things accomplished in the time frame, all to help improve the operations of all the Associate groups. The Mothers away from home has been a priority and everyone throughout Jack and Jill agrees that we need to improve the process to make sure all our graduating seniors are contacted. Lastly, we need to continue to encourage our graduating mothers to understand the importance of joining the associate groups. The national regional chairs continue to create exciting national getaway trips for associate jewels to connect and reconnect. I hope to see you at the scheduled informal gatherings in the Northern area on June 2 and the Southern area gathering on June 10 and or in Kansas City for the Jack 1 9 National J a c k a nConference. d Jill of America, Inc. and Jill

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Emma Turner

CANCUN, MEXICO

California School Boards Association Elects Emma Turner as New President - elect Nine - year school board veteran will serve as next President - elect of the statewide education association

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Dec. 6, 2017) – La Mesa - Spring Valley School District Board President Emma Turner is the new President - elect of the California School Boards Association. Turner was elected by the organization’s delegates; a group representing nearly 1,000 California school districts and county offices of education and will become president of the association in December 2018. She retired from the United States Navy in 2004 after serving 27 years and rising through the ranks to become an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Along the way, she also earned a doctorate in psychology — all while raising a family.

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LOS ANGELES JEWELS

The Los Angeles Chapter Jewels enjoyed a wonderful Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed Associate Appreciation Activity. The chapter pampered us with every sweet detail as we were serenaded by a hip - hop violinist while enjoying Tiffany Blue champagne with our delicious brunch. The Los Angeles Chapter Jewels have been delighted to serve the chapter with the Outstanding Senior competition, The Teen Summit, the Chapter Fundraiser and in any way the chapter needs assistance.

SEATTLE JEWELS At the Seattle Chapter’s 60th anniversary celebration we were gifted with a gift card to use as we liked. Some of the Seattle Associates got together to treat ourselves and go see Black Panther followed by a happy hour. It was a great afternoon full of fun and laughter. Wakanda Forever!

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PASADENA JEWELS

One of our most popular and great participation events is our annual Mother Away From Home program where we pack goodie boxes for our own “Group VI” college kids. On Saturday, October 21st we packed 20 boxes, personalized notes of encouragement and addressed birthday cards complete with our signature $2.00 bill gift. The boxes contained all sorts of goodies to remind our kids that they are not forgotten. We even had own Group VI’er, DeShawn Samad, who helped us pack. It was nice having her help and to share how she appreciated receiving the MAFH box when she was in graduate school. Thank you Jewels for all your efforts.

While most of our holiday celebrations center around our family and friends, it’s a joy to know that no matter how busy the Pasadena Jewels get around the Christmas Holiday Season we take out time to share some of our holiday treats with those less fortunate. As has become our December tradition we shared our baked treats with the families at the Union Station Family Center in Pasadena on Monday, December 18th.

We also added music to our kitchen cooking which was both fun and festive. Our dessert table was decorated with beautiful long stem red roses. There were sugar cookies, persimmon cookies, soft molasses cookies, peppermint bark,

The smells of sweet desserts filled the kitchen. Both staff and residents meandered to the kitchen to smell and see what was happening. It was hard to keep the kids away who wanted desperately to take a sample. I think at the end they and their parents enjoyed desserts before breakfast. But why not treat ourselves? decorated butter cookies, sour cream pound cake, Thanks to the cooks and kitchen helpers: Jewels Gloria, brownies...etc. The staff and residents truly appreciate Desi, Pam and Beverly. Thanks to the dessert elves who d our generosity. All in all, isn’t this what makes the delivered or dropped off their baked goods: Jewels holiday enjoyable and sharing with others? Mildred, Ann Marie, Debbie, Dori and Deadra.

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INGLEWOOD JEWELS

The Inglewood Chapter of Jack and Jill hosted another fabulous Associates Appreciation on Saturday, February 24th at the home of Associate Vice Chair Linda McClellan’s home. We had a large turnout for the event. We always appreciate the event as we look forward to welcoming potential new mothers as well as reuniting with current mothers. The Inglewood Associate Group Moms were recognized for their consummate leadership that has been the guiding force for those following in their footsteps. We feasted on a variety of delicious delectable treats and enjoyed wonderful tea. We also showed off our fabulous hats, took pictures and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon with each other. We look forward to next year’s Associates Appreciation Tea.

FRESNO JEWELS The Fresno Jewels enjoying time away from Fresno as they relax, reflect and enjoy each other’s company for a weekend of healthy living in the beautiful area of Shaver Lake, CA.

The Fresno Jewels worked with the Veteran’s at The Fresno California Veeran’s Home to assit them in wiritng about their history and hen served them lunch. Celebraing Veteran’s with Jack and Jill Groups 3 and 4. 23

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CONTRA COSTA JEWELS

Jack and Jill Lifetime Contra Costa County Chapter Associate Member Judy Baloney escorted by her husband Mr. Edward Baloney, celebrated her birthday by inviting family, friends and her special book club members to the Heritage Black Renaissance Ball. Her son Aaron Baloney traveled from St. Louis, her daughter Tasha Penny and husband traveled from Los Angeles, they are actively involved in Jack and Jill Los Angeles Chapter with 3 children. Special out of town guest included Mrs. Brenda Penny - Gainer, Jack and Jill Associate from the Los Angeles Chapter.

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Mid-Atlantic

Welcome to a year of magic and wonder. On behalf of the Magnificent Mid-Atlantic region it is my pleasure to extend to you an open door to serve. I am Paulette Davis Motley, the Regional Associate chair for 2017. We a bold determination I am proud to serve with the solid leadership team that has taken great steps to build upon the foundation laid by our predecessors. This year we focus on living out loud the strategy and principal of “Let’s Work, Let’s Play, Let’s Live together”. So together we will continue to serve our communities in Virginia with food for the Food Banks, in North Carolina toiletries to the women’s shelter and in South Carolina survival kits for final exams. Our work is not done, we’ve only just begun to share the JJ nurturing and loving spirit with our own adult children and continue the legacy for their children. As the Mid Atlantic Regional Associate Chair I will work you, play with you as we help families build strong legacies. As associates lets live out loud the fun years. “We are in the “Forever Fun Years” and it’s a journey that is full of wonder”. This year we will continue the focus on completing our Mother’s Away from mission, documenting our history and of course having fun. As we work this year we will strengthen the link that helps mothers across the region to build strong bonds of wisdom for themselves and families. 25

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FELICIA WILLIAMS C H A R L E STO N ASS O C I AT E C H A P T E R The Associates membership began in 2011 where six (6) graduated mothers were inducted during a ceremony at Gullah Cuisine restaurant. This milestone came to fruition as a result of the desire of our leadership to continue our growth through the involvement of Jack and Jill graduated mothers. Currently, there are nine active associates in our group under the leadership of associate chair, Felicia Williams. The associates support the chapter in community services, fund raising, legislative and social activities. We acknowledge the many contributions of this group annually during our appreciation celebration. Most of all, they serve as guides for the chapter so lessons will be passed on and our legacy preserved.

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LILA DONALDSON D U R H A M ASS O C I AT E C H A P T E R The Durham Divas had a wonderful Founders Day and Associates’ Appreciation event on Sunday, January 21, 2018. The event was rescheduled due to snow storms in the Durham NC area. As part of the event mothers donated food to the backpack buddies program at WG Pearson Elementary School. The Chapter’s donations will allow approx 50 students to bring food home over the weekend. This program has an amazing impact because most of the children in this program would not have food to eat at all over the weekend. But God! The attached pictures show RD Chanda Douglas-Ward with Past President/ Associate Mother Dr. Desiree Palmer and other Durham Chapter mothers; the donations the Chapter made at the Founders’/Associates Appreciation event; and Dr. Desiree Palmer enjoying the event.

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PAT PARR

The Florence Associates began the 2017-2018 program year with its annual program planning dinner at the home of Patricia Singleton Parr in September. The Fall season continued to be productive with hosting the annual “Time of Sharing Thanksgiving Dinner” for disabled residents at Gene’s Residential Home. The residents were served a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and entertained by the children and teens of the Florence Chapter. The Florence Associates Day of Service was an extremely successful project. The Florence Associates adopted Palmetto Youth Academy (PYA) as its Day of Service Project. PYA is a public chartered school with African American students as its

primary population. It originated to address the individualized needs of students with diverse backgrounds. PYA’s mission “ is to provide an opportunity for all students, regardless of income or ability to reach their full academic, social, and behavioral potential through an Florence Associate Chapter Chair Pat Parr individualized, innovative, educational approach that embraces diversity and is governed by parents and educators.” In order the assist with PYA’s mission, The Florence Associates collected and donated school supplies. Mrs. Yvonne BrownBurgess, Director was overwhelmed and extremely appreciative.

The Associates will usher in Spring with a new project, Wine and Wigs on March 11, 2018 to collect new wigs for women undergoing treatment for cancer. We promise a fun event for a purpose. The Florence Associates continue to live the Jack and Jill motto- “Let’s work, Let’s play”!

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PAMELA BATEY BRIGHT D U R H A M ASS O C I AT E C H A P T E R

There’s no better way to enjoy the cool month of November than to enjoy tasting The Raleigh Wake Associates visited the wine distillery and culminated with as meal onsite!

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The Raleigh Wake Associates are always ready for a good laugh. Dinner & Laughter at Charlie Goodnight’s Comedy Club during the month of October.

Starting 2018 with a “bang”! The mothers of the Raleigh Wake Associates celebrated the 17th African American Cultural Celebration on January 27th. One of the highlights was the 100 Men in Black male chorus. Mothers fined at Gravies Restaurant to continue the celebration.

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LILA DONALDSON S O U T H C H A R LOT T E ASS O C I AT E C H A P T E R

SOUTH CHARLOTTE CHAPTER INSTALLS A NEW ASSOCIATES’ GROUP A mere seven years after its own official installation, the South Charlotte Chapter is pleased to announce that the South Charlotte Associate’s Group was officially installed in a ceremony conducted at the Ballantyne Country Club on November 5, 2017. The Installation Ceremony was formally conducted by National Treasurer Pamela Taylor, MidAtlantic Regional Director Chanda DouglasWard, Mid-Atlantic Regional Treasurer Andrea Owens-Byrd, and Mid-Atlantic Regional Associates’ Chair Paulette Davis Motley. Form er South Charlotte President Sonja Nichols recorded a special message to the participants which can be found at https://youtu.be/z9TFKKgA0Cc. Members from several Mid-Atlantic chapters joined the South Charlotte membership to bear witness to this milestone and celebrate with the newly installed Associates. The

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members includes former South Charlotte President Sonja Nichols, current Associate Group Chair Lila Donaldson, Secretary Lynne Foreman, Treasurer Felicia Perez, Chaplain British Hyrams, an d Vernease Miller. Despite aging out with their graduate children, these former South Charlotte mom s have continued to work tirelessly to ensure that the South Charlotte Chapter’s legacy remains strong and vibrant through unselfishly sharing their time, talents, and treasures. Chair Lila Donaldson stated“ as an Associate Jewel, we are like the gift that keeps on giving and we love it. We truly believe‘ to whom much is given, much is required.’” The South Charlotte Associate’s Group is looking forward to continuing to grow as the over 115 member-strong South Charlotte Chapter “graduates out ” new potential mothers to join their ranks.


Mid-Atlantic Region NEWLY INSTALLED ASSOCIATES WITH THE SOUTH CHARLOTTE CHAPTER EXECUTIVE BOARD

Left to Right: Vernease Miller, British Hyrams, Felicia Perez, Lynne Foreman, Chair Lila Donaldson, President Nichelle Levy, Vice President Kim Richards, Treasurer Brandy Simons, Financial Secretary Tabitha Tyler, Editor Kama Pierce, Historian Kelli Putman, Chaplain Chelsea Hall

Left to Right: Felicia Perez, Lynne Foreman, Vernease Miller, RAC Paulette Motley, Lila Donaldson, British Hyrams

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ANGELA CUNNINGHAM S PA R TA N B U R G ASS O C I AT E C H A P T E R SPARATANBURG CHAPTER INSTALLS A NEW ASSOCIATES’ GROUP

Pictured: Chair Angela Cunningham, Secretary Angela Beatty, Treasurer Denise Boyd, Chaplain Shirley Wright, and Romesena Holman.

Pictured: National Treasure Pamela Taylor; Regional Director Chanda Ward; Region Associate Chair Paulette Motley joined Chair Angela Cunningham, Secretary Angela Beatty, Treasurer Denise Boyd, Chaplain Shirley Wright, and Romesena Holman.

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The inaugural class of Associate members includes current Associate Group Chair Angela Cunningham, Secretary Angela Beatty, Treasurer Denise Boyd, Chaplain Shirley Wright, and Romesena Holman. These strong Mothers supported their children thru high School and on to College. Some have grandchildren and great grands all along supporting the Spartanburg Jack and Jill of America.


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Standing on the bridge to becoming Jewels as an Associate chapter. Chair Angela Cunningham, Secretary Angela Beatty, Treasurer Denise Boyd, Chaplain Shirley Wright, and Romesena Holman.

Sparatanburg Jewels stand with Regional Associate Chair Paulette Motley right after the installation of the Sparatanburg Charter Chapter. Chair Angela Cunningham, Secretary Angela Beatty, Treasurer Denise Boyd, Chaplain Shirley Wright, and Romesena Holman.

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Mid-Western Region Greetings Associates I would like to bring greetings from the Mighty Mid-Western Region Associates. After 18 months of chatting and planning I was proud to represent the Midwest at the long-awaited Associates Getaway in Cancun Mexico. This trip was well worth the wait and fulfilled all promises of a true relaxing getaway. From the beginning of the “Welcoming Reception”, associates were busy and excited to get to know one another. From there to get our morning going, we gathered for “rise and shine yoga” on the beautiful beach of the Paradisus Resort, which turned out to be the best thing for all of our aching bodies! Later that afternoon we delighted in “A Shoe Affair”, were Associates strutted their favorite kicks in our very own fashion show. The rest of the weekend was more of the same of fellowship and fun had by all. Associates always ask- What is the benefit of being an Associate? I tell them the Associates are like the alumni to a University. We are there to support, to engage and use the strength of our network to keep the legacy of the organization going. Networking is one of the strengths of our organization and I am always in awe of our awesomeness! DATES TO REMEMBER- dates may vary • Associates Appreciation Day • End of the Year and Bridging Ceremony National Convention July 25-29 Around the region we are still doing great things in service and support of our chapters. As an Associate we are also having BIG fun while we do it!! Here are a few highlights33

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Mid-Western Region CLEVELAND ASSOCIATE CHAPTER

On last Saturday the Cleveland Associate Chapter had their first meeting of 2018 st the Bravo’s Italian Resturant.

We had as a special guest Chelci Fudge the New Chapter President of the Erie Shore Chapter. They will be Seeking final Charter at the National Convention in July. Cleveland Associate Chapter Service project Dec 11, 2017. This year we focus on 5 homeless families from Project Act a program affiliated With the Cleveland Municipal School District. All families were asked to come to a private Dinner and share with Jack &Jill Associate Mothers. Dinner sponsor by PNC Bank of Cleveland. Each child and Mother received winter Coats and clothing. Great Event!

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Wonderful brunch for our Windy City Associates Appreciation at The Dawson on Saturday, February 24. Much love for our Windy City Mothers who always show their appreciation for us. We have a great year ahead of us as we continue to grow & support our chapter. Windy City Associates enjoyed celebrating the season with our Windy City family at the chapter’s Holiday Social. A couple of our Chicago Chapter sisters were in the house, too. It was a wonderful affair

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CHICAGO ASSOCIATE CHAPTER The Associates came out in their fabulous Tea attire to Celebrate Founders Day with The Chicago Chapter. 1. Our first meeting of the program year 2. Social play time at “Painting with a Twist” 3. Service at Feed My Children. (packaging dry food to go to Puerto Rico) 4. Celebrating Founders Day 5. Celebrating Associate Luncheon giving by our chapter West Suburban Chicago Chapter 6. Collection and donating books to Lincoln Elementary School Bellwood School District 7. The presentation of the books in a bookcase 8. Picture with Principle and books with Chapter members

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South Central Region Greetings from the South Central Region! It is my pleasure to represent the Associates of the South Central Region as the Associate Chairperson! There are many chapters in our region that have not yet accumulated enough former mothers to activate and Associate Chapter, however, to date, we have 18 active Associate Chapters in the South Central Region. Our Associate groups are busy “living, working, and playing together” for the benefit of our children, as well as our Foundation. We have participated, across the region in many fundraising efforts for the benefit of the Jack and Jill Foundation, Incorporated, as well as having assisted our chapters in their local and community operations and chapter fundraising efforts. All associate groups assist the local chapters in their community service endeavors as well as the “Super Bowl of Caring” that all chapters are involved in. Many groups have held their own galas and events to benefit our Foundation. We are ready to assist when called! We look forward to the region’s upcoming cruise that is planned for our Mother’s Conference 2017 on the Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas ship. This will be a seven night Western Caribbean cruise wherein the mothers and associate groups will be conducting the business of Jack and Jill and finding more ways to “live, work, and play together”. We are “Charting the Course towards Leadership for the Next Generation”! Looking forward to November 2017 Associates Retreat! See you there! 40

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NORTH SUBURBAN DALLAS ASSOCIATES NEWSLETTER

Make A Difference November 18, 2018 Meeting

Our theme to “Make A Difference� was chosen in response to the request from the South Central Regional Director, Consuella Guillory-Adams, to donate gift cards to Jack & Jill Families affected by Hurricane Harvey. To facilitate this Hurricane Disaster Relief Service Project, Associates brought $15-$ 50 gift cards from department stores, grocery stores and restaurants to the meeting which were mailed the Regional Director for distribution.

Hurricane Disaster Relief Service Project: NSD Associates pictured below, following the November meeting, displaying gift cards to be donated to the Harvey Hurricane victims as per our Regional initiative.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION February 17, 2018 Meeting A people without knowledge of their history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. - Marcus Garvey

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Donations were also presented to a deserving family in the NSD service area.

Black History Month Guest Speaker, Dale Long, experienced the bombing of the 16 th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, first-hand as an 11 year old boy. He is now a nationally recognized speaker on social justice issues. Pictured left to right, Regina Carpenter, Carolyn Wash ington (Associate Chair), Adrienne Whiting, Dale Long, Judith Guilbeaux and Billie McCalla

The above Associate meeting hostesses planned a variety of activities Commemorating Black History: speaker, original reading, and musical selection. trivia quiz, facts sheets and favors.


Family Community Service Traditions

Yearly, the Associates provide monetary donations, gift cards and gifts to a sponsor family within NSD service area. Presentations were made to our deserving family at the annual NSD Chapter’s Breakfast with Santa on December 9, 2017. Everyone was delighted that our illustrious Regional Director, Consuella Guillory-Adams traveled to participate in the holiday festivities.

Donations were also presented to a deserving family in the NSD service area.

Above Front row l – r , Consuella Guillory-Adams (Regional Director, South Central Region), Carolyn Washington (Associate Chair), Youth Honoree; Back row l – r, Sheila Wooten, Billie McCalla, Vadrina Johnson, Mother Honoree, Adrienne Whiting and Pat Mayo Below, pictured with Regional Director, Consuella Guil lory-Adams, are the Community Service Co -Chairs Pat Mayo and Vadrina Johnson who facilitated donations/gifts to the sponsored family and participation at Breakfast With Santa

Above Pat Mayo and Grandson, Clinton Simmons, with Santa; Below Adrienne Whiting’s grandson, Roman in the Santa train.

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NSD Distinguished Associate

VALERIE “PAT” TROTTER MAYO

2017 - 2018 Pat has actively participated in Jack and Jill of America Inc for 29 years. She joined the Associates and received Life Membership status in 2013. Since joining the Associates, Pat has provided tireless support to us and the Mother’s NSD Chapter. She has championed Community Service projects in support of National, Regional and Local (JJNSD) initiatives Pat enthusiastically accepted the responsibilities of Co -chair Community Service. She orchestrated numerous service projects, i.e., the Christmastime sponsorship of a family from our service area; partnered with the chapter to donate men’s clothing to One Man’s Treasure; facilitated contributions to the Teens’ Jean Drive for the Homeless; participated with the Regional to donate money to the Hurricane victims in Louisiana; provided gift cards to victims of the 2015 tornado; facilitated contribution of gift cards to Harvey victims. She is a member of The North Suburban Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority She has mentored students at Daffron Elementary School for 7 years and was recognized as Volunteer of the Month in March 2016. She received the 2016 Community Service Award from the Greater North Dallas Club of the Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club. Married to Will Mayo for 39 years, they have 3 wonderful children, Julian (Tiffany), Jasmyne (James) and Ani Mayo; and 3 grandchildren. We applaud Pat for her outstanding contributions to the Associates and her dedication to service in the community.

NORTH SUBURBAN DALLAS ASSOCIATES NEWSLETTER Associates participated in the NSD Bridging Over Ceremony At the ceremony, on Saturday, May 13, 2017, Valerie ”Pat” Trotter Mayo was acknowledged and presented with the Distinguished Associate Award.

Pictured above – Honoree Distinguished Associate Valerie ”Pat” Trotter Mayo, front Center, surrounded Associates Floretta Munnerlyn, Kerry Davis, Donna Jackson, Vadrina Johnson, Audrey Moore, Adrienne Whiting; Roselyn Reese and Phyllis Goss-Albritten

Below Distinguished Associate, Pat, and NSD Associates support “A Day at the Races -- Le Chapeau Affaire!” -- Plano North Metroplex Chapter of The Links, Incorporated annual scholarship fundraiser.

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FOUNDERS DAY CELEBRATION JANUARY 14, 2018

A DIAMOND AND PEARLS AFFAIR

NORTH SUBURBAN DALLAS ASSOCIATES NEWSLETTER 80 Years of Love, Leadership and Legacy 35 Years as North Suburban Dallas - Associates Appreciation

Celebrating Jack and Jill of America, Inc. 80 Years of Love, Leadership and Legacy, and, Celebrating North Suburban Dallas Chapter’s 35th Chapter Anniversary: This Diamond and Pearl event was hosted by the North Suburban Dallas Chapter in recognition of Founders Day and Associates Appreciation AT the Glen Eagles Country Club, Plano, TX .

SOUPER BOWL OF CARING JANUARY 15, 2018 “LEND a hand and decorate and fill Camille’s bags for kids; LEND a hand by sorting and processing food; LEND a hand by stocking shelves; LEND a hand and create food packages; LEND a hand by filling day labor bags; LEND a hand while creating packages for the elderly; will you LEND A HAND?”

Pictured front row left to right, Barbara Trotter, Pa t Mayo, Roselyn Reese, Carolyn Washington (Associate Chair), Faye Alexander, Flo Collins (The Woodlands), Judith Guilbeaux, Vivian Morgan; back row left to right, Phyllis Goss-Albritten, Cherry Thomas, Vadrina Johnson, Marilynn Gordon, Ramona Winrow, Mary Nickson, Cynthia Ward, Claire Babineaux Fontenot (Guest Speaker), T. Ann Jackson (NSD Organizer/ Charter Member)

PREP DAY* at Minnie’s Food Pantry - FEED JUST ONE Program! The Associates joined NSD Chapter families on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 15 to LEND a hand in teaming up and “tackle hunger” all while raising awareness of this rising issue in the community.

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Above Left picture, Associate Paula Davis with son-in -law/daughter Monte &Toya Rattler and grandchildren, Miles and Ava; Center picture, Associate Diane Stotts-Brown; Right picture, Associates Paula, Diane and Pat


ALEXANDRIA LA ASSOCIATES FOUNDERS DAY 2018

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Round Robin is a holiday event sponsored by the Houston Chapter Associates during December on non-Debutante or odd-numbered years. This event is designed to show the active mothers how much they are appreciated as well as to provide a time for our Houston Chapter family to dine and “party” together during the winter holidays. We start with cocktails and appetizers (hors d’oeuvres) at House 1, move to House 2 for dinner and entertainment, and end the evening at House 3 for desserts and dancing. Special thanks to the Houston Chapter Mothers who opened their homes for Round Robin 2017: Shanee’ and Shannon Bryan, Terri and Keith Smith, and Renee and Milton Morris. Associate Event Chairs include Sabrina Loeb, General Chair, Barbara Roberts, Jeania Mitchell and Linda Knight Burkley, Co-Chairs.

Guests enjoy appetizers and cocktails at Round Robin House #1

Associate Hostesses for the Cocktail and Appetizers House (L to R) Jerri Kennedy, Marian Bonner, Rosalyn Poche’-Waddleton, Cherry Gooden, Algenita Scott Davis, and Barbara Roberts, Chair. (Back Row) Joyce Jacquet and L’Tanya Price.

Guests enjoying a delicious meal at the Dinner House, Round Robin House #2

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Sabrina Loeb, Immediate Past Associate Chair and General Chair for Round Robin 2017, “hams it up” for the camera.

Mothers Aziza Mims (2nd VP), Shannon Hunter, Terri Turner-Smith (Treasurer), and Ky Willson (President) take time for a hug and photo op at the “party” House.


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These are just a few comments that we have heard concerning the annual Associates’ Black History Program 2018. This year working in partnership with the active mothers who host the February program activities an d Chapter Black History Program Chair, Felicia Broussard and Co-Chair Njeri Rutledge, we took it to the next level. More than 70 children and teens per formed, and more than 300 guests attended this inspiring program held at the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. An additional treat this year was the “Associates Choir” directed by Associate Linda Knight Burkley. In line with the theme, “Soldiering Forward,” Private Mildred G. Hooper, the mother of our own Associate Stelena Hooper Evans , was honored as a member of one of the first all - Black Women’s Army Corp Units. We also honored Mastery Gunnery Sergeant Robert J. Alridge, husband of Associate Sandra Alridge, and Sgt. Ronnie Clyde Evans, husband of Associate Stelena Evans.

Preschool and Astrotots, “Lord’s Army Choir” accompanied by Associate Linda Knight Burkley perform a number at the Associates’ 2018 Black History Program.

The multi-grade Black History Praise Dance Team perform to Yolanda Adams’, “The Battle is the Lord’s.”

Associates’ Choir under the direction of Associate Linda K night Burkley. (L to R) Jacqueline Bostic, Tanya Holden, Jerri Kennedy, Hattie Hollins, Joyce Jacquet, Sandra Alridge, Minnie Thomas, Rosalyn Poche’ - Waddleton, Connie Floyd, Stelena Evans, and Rosa Broussard.

Associates Sandra Alridge , Rosalyn Poche’ - Waddleton , and Glenda Sandling (back to camera) help serve the more than 200 guests at the reception following the Black History Program.

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Southeastern Region GREETINGS FROM THE SE RAC – EOLINE WATSON

Hello Associates of the Sweet, Sweet, Southeastern Region. After two years as your Regional Associate Chair, all I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW! Working with our National President Joli Cooper-Nelson, Immediate Past Regional Director Gina Williams-Jackson, and Regional Director Kornisha Brown has been outstanding. Working with the Associates and Moms of the Southeastern Region has been superb!!! And I would like to thank each and every one of you. We have done some pretty amazing things these past two years. The Southeastern Region has 45 Chapters with 27 Associates Groups. Newly inst alled Groups are: • Miami Associates Group – June 4, 2017 RD Williams-Jackson Fort Lauderdale Associates Group - June 4, 2017 RD Williams-Jackson • Treasure Coast Associates Group - July 16, 2017 NP Cooper-Nelson • Greater Metropolitan Atlanta Associates Group - September 30, 2017 RD Brown Thanks to all the Associate Chairs: AC Agenoria Paschal -Powell - Miami, AC Lisa George – Ft. Lauderdale, AC Janice Williams – Treasure Coast, and AC Belinda Stanley- Majors – Greater Metropolitan Atlanta, for the dedication and careful attention to detail they all showed as we worked to develop the Installation Ceremonies. All ceremonies were wonderfully executed. Our amazing does not stop there. The Southeastern Region has 73 registered Alumni in the Mothers Away From Home program. MAFH offers our young adults the opportunity to continue their Jack and Jill experience while getting used to the new environment of the college campus. Associates and Moms are making Alumni feel at home. Amazing keeps on going as we look at the quality of community service Associates are doing throughout our Region. We are laser focused on improving the lives of children and families. Please take a moment to look at the quality of service we provided for the National Associates Day of Service. There again, focused on children and families. Special thanks to the National Vice President Danielle Brown for our Associates Weekend Get Away in Cancun, Mexico. Hurricane Maria changed our plans to travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Whereas, the change in venue resulted in a smaller group of Associates attending the Get Away, the change did not reduce the quality of the trip. Those Associates that attended had an amazing time. Amazing accomplishments for an Amazing group of Associates. WOW, RAC Eoline Watson

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Miami Associates Group partnered with the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade to work at a health fair that targets Black families.

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NORTH SUBURBAN DALLAS ASSOCIATES NEWSLETTER

GREATER METROPOLITAN ATLANTA ASSOCIATES GROUP ASSOCIATE APPRECIATION

GMAAG – ASSOCIATE APPRECIATION DAY

The GMAC Chapter held their Associates Appreciation Day in February. The Chapter also scheduled time for Moms to ask questions to their Associates Group about college prep, school choice, and transitioning from being Moms with teens to being Moms with college students. Due to great response, the Information Transfer Session for chapter Moms of junior and senior teens will become an annual event.

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GMAAG – Community Service

Greater Metropolitan Atlanta Associates Group partnered with the Foster Care Support Foundation and the Clark Atlanta University’s Women of CAU Alumni Affiliate’s Amanda Davis Day of Service. Foster Care Support Foundation provides clothing, school supplies, car seats, bedding, shoes, strollers, high chairs, etc. for foster families. 52

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South Miami Associates Group partnered with CARE (Christian Academy for Reaching Excellence) School and read to kindergarten and 1st graders. CARE School is a ministry of the Miami Rescue Mission

South Miami Associates Group partnered with CARE (Christian Academy for Reaching Excellence) School and read to kindergarten and 1st graders. CARE School is a ministry of the Miami Rescue Mission

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The South Miami Associates Group toured the private garden of Robert Fuchs & Michael Coronado, the renouned owners of RF Orchids, and the private garden of Bruce and Joyce Chesney. The group had lunch at the White Lion Cafe in Homestead.

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KNOXVILLE ASSOCIATES GROUP

Knoxville Associates Group partnered with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, the Wellness Ministry of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, and the Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. as they served as volunteers for the Women’s Health Symposium.

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JACKSON MISSISSIPPI CHAPTER NATIONAL ASSOCIATES DAY OF SERVICE Jackson (MS) Chapter Associates partnered with The Kirkland Group and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. as they collected backpacks, filled with school supplies, for local area needy students.

PENSACOLA SSOCIATES GROUP - NATIONAL ASSOCIATES DAY OF SERVICE Pensacola Associates partnered with the Escambia Christian School reading to children. The Associates provided breakfast for the teachers for their appreciation for everything they do for our children. Pensacola Associates are also mentoring grades K-3 through 8th grade, which is about 100 58 Jack and Jill of America, Inc. students


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LUNCH WITH KENNEDY OUR MAFH STUDENT

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LAKE SPIVEY ASSOCIATES GROUP NATIONAL ASSOCIATES DAY OF SERVICE

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LSAG - NATIONAL ASSOCIATES DAY OF SERVICE

Lake Spivey Associates partnered with the House of Dawn and presented Chew and Chat, quality time spent with the teen Mothers. Messages, manicures, pedicures, hair care, and lots of talk were all on the program. J&J teens donated shoes with inspirational words of wisdom on them. Gifts for Mom and baby were provided, along with lunch.

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Nashville Associates Group partnered with the Chapter and Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee and packed 1,944 backpacks of food for school children and the elderly.

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GREATER TAMPA ASSOCIATES GROUP – NATIONAL ASSOCIATES DAY OF SERVICE

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Greater Tampa Associates held a mentoring program for at-risk adolescent girls living in a residential facility in conjunction with Hillsborough County Children Services Division. Associates shared their educational and professional journeys and the girls shared their career goals. Associates provided specific advice about how the girls could achieve their goals. Discussed also were the rules of etiquette in both personal and professional endeavors. Lunch as well as a “treat table” of hygiene and personal care were provided.

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A Rose Still Grows IN MEMORIAL

Deborah “Debbie� Ann Jones Riley November 13, 1952 - March 8, 2017

Arlene Janet (Roberts) Morris April 7, 1926 - October 28, 2016 Des Moines

Berniece Estella Wright September 24, 1925 - November 7, 2016 Des Moines

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A Rose Still Grows IN MEMORIAL

Marlena Wright Ragin May 17, 1950 - October 30, 2016 Denver

Carlyn Hagler-Brooks June 11, 1943 - May 1, 2016 East St. Louis

Rosa Hancock-Guy August 5th, 1924 - October 31, 2015 East St. Louis

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A Rose Still Grows IN MEMORIAL

Dr. Lena Jane Weathers September 5, 1930 - February 17, 2017 East St. Louis

Donna Bender November 4, 1943 - March 20, 2016 East St. Louis

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UPCOMING 2018 EVENTS FOR EVERY SEASON THERE IS A TIME AND A PLACE FALL The start of another great programming year!

• September- Kickoff Retreat – Welcome new Associates- Submit Associate Application • Plan a theme party!!! • Regular Associate Meeting Attend Cluster/Workday • “Just wanna get-a-way Spa Day!” - Book the entire day from morning to late afternoon. • Football season is here – Plan to support a favorite hometown team where there are Jack and Jill Teen Graduates you can surprise with MAFH special deliveries. Why not have a tailgate party while you’re at it!! • Tell others what you’re doing by submitting a newsletter article with pictures. • November 9th-12th Make travel plans for the Annual Associate Getaway to Puerto Rico! WINTER Holiday Party Season! • Turn your regular Associate meeting into a holiday party – a little business with a lot of fun! Consider a progressive party - these are always fun – in the home or at your favorite group of restaurants. HINT--(It’s nice when you can walk from one location to the next!) • Broadway is calling! Plan a trip to New York to catch the latest and greatest show and if that doesn’t work, then plan to all go to a local play and make it a night out with dinner or lunch. • Host a Chapter meeting in honor of Founders Day! • February 15th Associate’s Day of Service-Execute a well-planned Service Project SPRING The Cycle Continues – New Mothers, New Associates, and Graduating Teens! • March- Associate Appreciation Month • Attend/Assist with Regular Associate Meeting and Bridging Ceremony. • Assist Chapter with New Member Orientation • Plan to attend New Member and New Associate Installation Ceremony • Don’t forget to tell others what you’re doing by submitting newsletter articles! • Support foundation – Consider creating your own signature event or join in with the Chapter. SUMMER A Time To Get Re-energized! • Time for a retreat – Plan your yearly calendar • Obtain names of Students in your area to support under the MAFH initiative • Plan to look cute by ordering matching outfits for the upcoming programming year • Attend Regional Conferences, National Conventions • Plan your Community Service Projects

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