2 THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST! Jack and Jill of America, Inc. endeavors to be the premier family organization in America focused on youth leadership and development. As National Vice President, on behalf of the National Executive Board, I thank you for your interest in our wonderful organization.The following presentation is intended to provide an overview to increase your understanding of the J&J organization so that you can make an informed decision prior to seeking membership.Tamara Turnley RobinsonNational Vice President“Achieving Excellence, Inspiring Greatness,Motivating Our Youth to Lead and Serve”
3 Agenda Jack and Jill of America, Inc. HistoryOrganization and StructureNationalRegionalChapterOrganization FactsJack and Jill of America FoundationMember Expectations
4 HistoryFounded in January 1938 with 20 founding mothers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Marion Stubbs ThomasIncorporated in 1947 in Delaware as a non-profit organizationCurrently over 220 Chapters, in 37 states in all regions of the country from Maine to AlaskaOver 10,000 mothers, and 30,000 Family Members
5 Jack and Jill of America, Inc. The objects of our nonprofit organization are:To create a medium of contact for children which will stimulate growth and developmentTo provide for children a constructive educational, cultural, civic, health, recreational and social programThe aims of our organization are:To aid mothers in learning more about their children by careful study.To seek for all children the same advantages which we desire for our own.To support all National legislation aimed at bettering the conditions of all children.Our Honorary MemberMarion Wright Edelman
6 Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated is an African-American organization of mothers who nurture future leaders by strengthening children ages 2-19 through chapter programming, community service, legislative advocacy and philanthropic giving. We believe every child, with proper guidance and opportunity can be a leader. It is the oldest and largest African American family organization in the United States.The organizational structure has National, Regional and Local levels with officers and committee leaders at each level.PLEASE INSERT CHAPTER INFORMATION HERE:The XXX chapter was founded in 19XX. We currently have XXX families with XXX children.
7 Jack and Jill of America, Inc. National Jack and Jill Emblem ™:Pledge:“To support the aims of the National OrganizationMotto:“Let’s work, let’s play, let’s live together”WEBSITE:
8 Jack and Jill of America, Inc. 2010 – 2012 National Theme“Achieving Excellence, Inspiring Greatness,Motivating Youth to Lead and Serve!”National Program ThrustAIM for Healthier LifestyleAIM for Youth Leadership DevelopmentAIM for Youth Financial LiteracyRecreational and SocialEducationalCulturalCommunity ServiceLegislative
10 National Executive Board National Officers“Achieving Excellence, Inspiring Greatness, Motivating Youth to Lead and Serve”Tara Joseph-LabriePresident, Central RegionTamara Turnley Robinson Vice President, Southeastern RegionAllison CopelandRecording Secretary,Mid-Atlantic RegionTerri ParkerTreasurer, Eastern RegionCheryl Beal AndersonProgram Director, Mid-Western RegionJacqueline NashCorresponding Secretary,South Central RegionBrenda Lacy DavisEditor, Far West Region
11 Structure – The Sevens Central President Eastern Vice President Seven Regions each with a Director, Treasurer, Secretary & Member-at-Large:CentralEasternFar WestMid-AtlanticMid-WesternSouth CentralSoutheasternSeven National OfficersOne Per Region:PresidentVice PresidentProgram DirectorRecording SecretaryCorresponding SecretaryTreasurerEditor
12 Chapters Jack and Jill Chapters Are The Heart of our Organization Currently over 200 chapters across seven regionsChapter Membership Size ranges from 15 to over 100
13 Membership Requirements Jack and Jill of America, Inc.2010 – 2012 National By LawsTo maintain membership, a member must be in good standing.Good standing means a mother must be active and financial.Active is defined as participating in local chapter activities, sponsoring age-group activities and supporting the Foundation.1:4 Requirement:An active member shall be required to attend one national convention or one regional conference or one regional area workday or cluster within each four- year period for the duration of her membership tenure.Financial is defined as having paid all chapter, regional and national dues, assessments and fees.
14 Jack and Jill of America FoundationJ&J Foundation chartered in 1968Further Confirmed Visionary LeadersCommitment to service to children formed the genesisSince inception, J&J, Inc. engaged in significant fundraising and support for a variety of charities but had no voice on their boardsJ&J Foundation is our Philanthropic ArmExecutive Director – Paid PositionVolunteer Board of Trustees, includes officers from Jack and Jill, Inc.
15 Expectation of Members Meet participation and financial obligationsAttend chapter meetings regularlyAttend chapter events (social & service)Host age group activitiesChapter dues and assessmentsAttend Regional and/or National Meetings (1:4)Get Engaged ImmediatelyChapter CommitteesVolunteer for committee that will match your skills/passion
16 Expectations of Members Continue to Focus on ChildrenPersonalize the Success of your ChapterGenerously Share your Unique Talents, Skills and ResourcesFocus on Effective Community OutreachHelp Manage Chapter Finances EffectivelyPay Dues and Assessments on TimeSupport Regional and National Initiatives
17 Summary Jack and Jill is a Unique Organization The Difference is the ChildrenThe Joy and the Challenge are the ChildrenWe inspire / motivate youth to become leadersWe provide youth enrichment activitiesCultural, Social, Educational, Health,LegislativeWe ‘do great things for kids’ – through our Foundation and chapter service activities
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