September 20, 2000 – On this day, 8 officers and 6 group advisors were selected out of the 18 mothers attending. The 1999-2000 programming year of Tots, ‘Tweens & Teens was a huge success, benefiting most of all, the children of the organization who embraced the cultural and social advantages of the meetings.
Tots, ‘Tweens & Teens of Fayette County was recognized as a Provisional Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. on July 20, 2000 during the National Convention. The commitment, determination and hard work of these charter members prevailed in their mission to uphold the spirit of Jack & Jill by fostering the cultural, social and educational growth within their families and the families to come.
It was on September 24, 2000, that the Fayette County Chapter celebrated its installation as the 37th chapter in the Southeastern Region of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Since its inception, the Fayette County Area Chapter of Jack and Jill has continued to grow its membership and has received recognition for its participation in the Children’s Cluster and Regional Teen Conference. Its most noteworthy accomplishment has been hosting the 47th Southeastern Regional Teen Conference in 2003.
Since its inception, the Fayette County Area Chapter of Jack and Jill has continued to grow its membership and has received recognition for its participation in the Children’s Cluster and Regional Teen Conference. A noteworthy accomplishment was hosting the 47th Southeastern Regional Teen Conference in 2003.
Other opportunities to host regional and area chapter activities were soon to follow. In 2004, the chapter’s Teen Group hosted the Metro Atlanta Area Chapters Teen Christmas Dance. The Southeastern Regional Children’s Cluster for 2006 was hosted by our chapter at Peachtree City Elementary School. The Theme was “Character Counts” and the children knotted over 30 fleece blankets for needy families as their collaborative community service project. The year 2005 marked the 5th Anniversary for the Fayette County Area Chapter and the mothers celebrated with a “house party”, inviting all mothers, past and present to join in celebration for 5 fabulous years.
Noteworthy accomplishments for our Fayette County Chapter over the last ten years include:
- 2001 – The Fathers’ Auxiliary was formed – Mr. Arnold Martin was the first Chairman
- 2003 – Hosted the 47th Southeastern Regional Teen Conference
- 2004 – The Teen group hosted the Metro Atlanta Teen Christmas Dance
- 2005 – Marked the 5th Anniversary for the Chapter and a “house Party” was held. All mothers past and present were invited to attend.
- 2006 – The Chapter planned and hosted the Southeastern Regional Children’s Cluster. The theme was “Character Counts” and during the event the children made over 30 blankets for needy families.
- 2007 – The chapter participated on Hands on Atlanta Day as a community service project.
- 2007 – Hosted “HOOP IT UP” basketball tournament for Atlanta area Teens
- 2008 – The chapter donated over 500 toiletry bags to Hosea Feed the Hungry in preparation for their annual Thanksgiving dinner
- 2009 – The chapter hosted a Belk Private Shopping Event fundraiser to support our chapter’s charitable efforts; identified and sponsored a military family for United We Serve; and, the chapter also held its second Hosea Feed the Hungry toiletry drive.
The Fayette County Area Chapter proudly celebrated its tenth anniversary by hosting an evening gala themed “We Are As Strong As Our Roots”. It was an especially memorable occasion for our chapter.
Fayette County Area Chapter is enthusiastically moving into its next decade by continuing to grow and to work diligently for the growth of our children and the community.
Tonya Curry – President/Chapter Organizer
Veronica Curry – 1st Vice President/Chapter Organizer
Celeste Smith Carter – 2nd Vice President
Janet Williams – Secretary
Yvette Tuitt -Treasurer
Gina Martin – Historian/ Editor
Valerie Knight – Parliamentarian
Renee Asbury – Chaplain
Beverly Hall Mosby
Kim W. Johnson
Tonya Curry 2000-2002
Valerie Knight 2002-2004
Janet Williams 2004-2006
Gina Martin 2006-2008
Gay Hinds 2008-2010
Katrina Parker 2010-2012
Marsha Thompson 2012-2014
Tanesha Jenkins 2014- Present