Greater North Atlanta Chapter Installation

September 12, 2010

The History of the Greater North Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill, Incorporated.

 

On December 20, 2008, 115 mothers interested in forming their own chapter were invited to Sugarloaf Country Club located in Duluth, GA for a luncheon to learn more about the organization.  Helen Mitchell, President of North Suburban Atlanta Chapter presided over this meeting organized by Ronna Muhammed and Elaine Richardson.  This was the first footstep on the path of forming our chapter.

 

On March 12, 2009, we held our first Mother's Organizational meeting in Johns Creek, GA where the group's name (Greater Northeast Atlanta Provisional Group) was approved.  The Group held elections and Sharron Bassil was elected as President of the Provisional Group along with additional officers.

 

As a Provisional Group, many activities and programs were scheduled with one goal in mind, "to create a medium of contact for our children that would stimulate growth and development in educational, cultural, civic, recreational and social programs and activities."  This is the objective of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

 

We sponsored a broad array of programming and services activites that have ranged from donating items to the Drake House, making cards for senior citizens, participating in a Toastmasters Speech workshop and raising money for the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities to volunteer tutoring at a local elementary school in need of assistance. 

 

After many late night hours, conference calls, meetings and hard work The Provisional Group was presented at the 39th National Convention in Chicago, Illinois on July 30, 2010.  They received the vote to become a Provisional Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. On September 12th, 2010 we achieved a significant milestone. We were chartered as a chapter and our officers were installed under the esteemed leadership of our Charter President Sharron Bassil. She along with 65 Mothers

representing 122 children were installed setting straight the path forever of the Greater North Atlanta Chapter.  We have continued the path of excellence that was forged by our Charter President, Executive Board and Charter Members with achievement of 5 Star Chapter of Excellence being awarded at the 43rd Biennial National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri in July, 2018.

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Charter Members:

Maria Aguilar*, Jennifer Andrews, Jacqueline Anglade, Courtney Baines, Charlotte Barge, Vanessa Barksdale, Sharron Bassil*, Tammie Bender,  Sonya Brown, Jennifer Cantor, Liz Carnegie, Deborah Chandler*, Yvette Christopher, Ursula Comer*, Renita Conner, Keisha Dennard-Hall, 

Yvette Drake*, Karen Dudley, Robin Dunson, Shelley Dunson-Allen, Foncia Fralin, Shawndra Geer, Rhonda Godfrey, Geri Gonzalez, 

Ronna Green Muhammad, Lidia Griffin, Erika Harrison, Erika Hill, Carmen Hill-Mekoba, Ellen Hines, Katherine Jackson*, Rita Jackson, Sharon January*,

LaShawn Jenkins, Karyn Johnson, Theresita Jones, Ursula Donatto Jones, Carla Jordan, Jennise Kelson, Mica Koli, Rhasheda Lawery, Cheryl Lee*,  Gail Lewis, Yvonne Little, Angela Merlette, Oteia Morris*, Roshelle Nash*, Yvette Nwoko, Tajuana Pearson*, Tameka Pero*, Jennifer Reed-Askey, 

Lisa Reid, Elaine Richardson, Lecia Scott, Kelly Shaffer, Ricki Shaw, Cindy Smith, Lisa Smith, Cindy Spain-Green, Deborah Stewart, LaShaunn Stoddart,

Diane Walthour, Kisha Wiley, Shandle Williams*, Loretta Willis*, Valencia Wiltz*

 

*Denotes Charter Officers 

 

Chapter Presidents:

Sharron Bassil, Charter President, 2010-2011

Maria Aguilar 2011-2015

Deborah Stewart 2015-17

Sharon January 2017-present