RD’s Corner

Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated
Eastern Region

CT • DC • DE • MD • MA • NJ • NY • PA • N.VA

 

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Dear Mothers of the Mighty and Exquisite Eastern Region,

On behalf of your diligent and devoted Regional Team, I wish you a warm welcome to the 2017-2018 program year!  Indeed it is a blessing to serve Jack and Jill and below are some of the initiatives that we look forward to sharing with you and your families.

Our Eastern Region theme for 2015-2019 is Empowering Families for SUCCESS! We want to provide unique, quality and enriching experiences that empower our families to thrive, grow and succeed.

Powerful Programming that Pops! Programming is indeed the heart of Jack and Jill and we will expand our commitment to legislative advocacy (including voter registration drives), oratorical training (Gavel Clubs), racial identity (Regional Racial Identity Kit), leadership development, cultural enrichment and entrepreneurial skills to empower our children and teens.  We challenge all chapters to go above and beyond to provide unique, impactful and memorable experiences for our Eastern Region families.

Membership Matters  ALL Mothers deserve to have a positive, peaceful, purposeful and productive membership experience. We will provide resources, training and guidance on membership enrichment and satisfaction, leadership development and conflict resolution.  We encourage Mothers-Only events such as retreats, so we can get to know one another and support each other.

Conscientious Community Service  We will increase our commitment to community service by providing nutritious meals and donating books, in order to nourish the bodies, minds and souls of those in need.  Community service empowers our children and teens as they realize that no matter how young they are, they can make a difference.

Exciting Expressions  We launched the Junior Gazette which features articles for and/or by our African American youth including Teen Talk, Middle School Musings and the Kiddie Corner.  In addition, we the Eastern Gazette shares chapter highlights and Regional and National updates.  We will share more in our upcoming publications, webinar series and Mothers Clusters.  We encourage our Teens and Middle Schoolers to participate in the Cluster oratorical contest under the topic Royalty: Past, Present and Future.

Remember the sky is the limit as the Eastern Region continues Empowering Families for SUCCESS!

Best,

Mondi Kumbula-Fraser
Eastern Regional Director