Greetings Members and Guests of the Fabulous Far West Region,
I am humbled by the confidence placed in me to serve as the 22nd Far West Regional Director of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and I welcome you to our Fabulous region.
We are the premier African American family national organization educating our children and imparting integrity, character and confidence through educational and cultural programming, leadership development and civic involvement.
Geographically, the Far West Region spans from the northern lights to the warm, sun-drenched deserts down to the stunning southern coastal seashores – and yes, there is no comparison to the wonderful weather we enjoy all year long. We also have the distinction of being the host region for the 2016 National Convention in beautiful Palm Desert, California.
The mothers in this region are on the move, celebrating our accomplishments, embracing our future and working to achieve and maintain the mission of this great organization by transforming the lives of children through partnership, participation, power and purpose. We exhibit daily in our chapters we have the Power to Make a Difference.
This year we will focus on expanding our workshops at Area Workday, strengthening our local civic partnerships and developing programming that inspires children, teens and mothers.
To that end, I am excited to be your Regional Director (Tri-Valley) and grateful to serve with an exceptional team who have unwavering love for this organization—Vara Allen-Jones (Anchorage), National Program Director; Lisa Grant-Dawson (Greater Vallejo), Regional Treasurer; Florence Lankford (Santa Clarita-Antelope Valley), Regional Secretary; and Dana Brooks (Phoenix) Regional Foundation Member-at-Large. All join me in a resounding commitment to keep building a region of leaders and legacies.
On behalf of the entire Regional Team, welcome to the Fabulous Far West Region of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
For Our Children,
22nd Regional Director
Far West Region