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Published by jjmarsgladman, 2022-01-16 23:09:56

In the MARgins Volume 1

Newsletter - Oct 2021

IN THE MARGINS
The official newsletter of the MARvelous Mid-Atlantic Region



IN THIS EDITION:
regional
leadership
spotlight
CHAPTER
PROGRAMMING
HIGHLIGHTS




Jack and Jill of
America, Inc.

October 2021 | Volume 2 Issue 1

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 LETTERS
4 NATIONAL AND REGIONAL HISTORY
11 LEADERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS
30 PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS
38 CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS

Greetings Mothers and families of the

MARvelous Mid-Atlantic Region of Jack
and Jill of America, Incorporated!

The 2021-2022 program year is off to a
great start and I am optimistic that
despite the challenges of the last year
and a half, we will continue to plan and
engage in activities that propel and
prepare our future leaders to handle
whatever life throws their way.

As chapters, we are getting back into our familiar routine of working together,
impacting our communities, and developing our children - all children, on
mission and on purpose.

To that end, we are pleased to present our first issue of "In The MARgins,"
which highlights the work of this administration while capturing the events and
news of the Region.

Under the leadership of Regional Editor Koren Townsend, we have assembled
an exceptional newsletter and we trust you will read and curate this resource
as a historical record of the great programming and community service
happening in the MARvelous Mid-Atlantic Region.

In Pink and Blue Service,

Tarcia N. Flemming

Tarcia N. Flemming
23rd Mid-Atlantic Regional Director

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REGIONAL EDITOR'S NOTE

I am delighted to bring you this newsletter. Under Regional Director
Tarcia's guidance, the In the MARgins newsletter, is focused on brining
you the latest in the regional leadership and programming. I am really
encouraged by the submissions received from the Mid-Atlantic Region
(MAR) chapters. You will see some of the latest happenings across the
region and how MAR families are engaged in Regional and National
programming like the Jills Take Spelman and Jacks Take Morehouse
programs. Many thanks to all that submitted articles. We look forward
to sharing the great things that the Mid-Atlantic Region has in store this
programming year.

If you would like contribute an article, you can email me at
[email protected]

Yours in Jack and Jill,

Koren Townsend

Koren Townsend
Regional Editor

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THE GOOD NEWS

Greetings Mothers of the Marvelous Mothers, we must always remember
Mid-Atlantic Region, that you can’t pour from an empty
It is indeed a pleasure and an honor cup, so we must fill ourselves up
to be able to share “The Good News” with the necessary if we haven’t
with you! We are all accomplished in filled ourselves. It is very important
our own right, yet we all share some in this “New Season”, to know that
of the same basic needs of Love, it’s a new day every day that we all
Appreciation, and a Spiritual can prosper to take care of
Connection with God. It’s a “New Ourselves! Mother’s this is not to be
Season” mothers with our new selfish by any means, but it is meant
Regional Director Tarcia Flemming to spark the thought that we are
and our new executive board. What only as good as our best selves
an honor it is to be in a season of Mentally and Physically when we
favor for us all. We are often tested show up for “Ourselves” first!
on every hand to be many things to Mother’s we are all just Sinners
many people, but we must first be saved by Grace. It’s A New Season
true to ourselves with Self-Care. If Mothers. Be Blessed!
we as wives, mothers, daughters, Love,
sisters, friends, sorority sisters, and Mother Sonya
sisters in Christ don’t care for our Regional Chaplain
own mental and physical well-being
then we aren’t living authentically or SCRIPTURE OF THE MONTH
living out our true purpose to always
take care of “Self” first, so we can do Therefore, my dear brothers and
the many other things we have been Sisters stand firm. Let nothing move
tasked to do. you. Always give yourselves fully to
the Lord because you know that
your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
- 1 Corinthians 15:58

SONG OF THE MONTH

It’s A New Season by Israel & New
Breed
https://youtu.be/lDUrIVGak-A

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National and Regional
History

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Remembering
Carole Robertson

Carole Robertson and three other young girls were killed
when a Birmingham church was bombed by members of
the Ku Klux Klan on September 15, 1963.

Synopsis

Born on April 24, 1949, Carole Robertson grew up in

Birmingham, Alabama. A good student who loved reading

and dancing, she attended the city’s 16th Street Baptist

Church. On September 15, 1963, a 14-year-old Robertson

was killed, along with three other young victims, when her

church was bombed by members of the Ku Klux Klan.

Their tragic deaths led to more support for the Civil Rights

Movement.

Carole Rosamond Robertson

Early Life

Born on April 24, 1949, Carole Rosamond Robertson grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, where

her family had deep roots. With her father, Alvin, her mother, Alpha, an older sister, Dianne,

and an older brother, Alvin Jr., Carole lived in Birmingham’s Smithfield neighborhood, an

African-American section of the city.

Alvin was an educator with an interest in music, and Carole was a musical child herself. She
sang in the chorus at Wilkerson Elementary School, played the clarinet and was a member of
Parker High School’s marching band. In addition to reading and studying—Carole was a high-
achieving student—she participated in Saturday dance lessons, the science club, Girl Scouts
and Jack and Jill of America, a civically minded youth and family organization (in addition to
working as a school librarian, Alpha Robertson served as a regional director for the group).

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Remembering
Carole Robertson cont...

Bombing in Birmingham Carole Robertson's parents and her sister at Carole's gravesite.
Having seen 50 racially targeted
bombings since 1945, Carole Robertson’s service on the Tuesday after the attack—
hometown was sometimes called as her sister, Dianne, later explained, “The
“Bombingham.” Though her parents world was upset and hurt, but it was our
wanted to protect their daughter, not family’s grief.” The bombing had shocked
allowing her to go out alone at night, the the entire country, and in its aftermath
family also continued to lead a regular support grew for the Civil Rights Act,
existence. One part of their routine was which became law in 1964.
attending services at the 16th Street
Baptist Church, a nerve center for the After identifying his daughter’s body,
city’s African-American community that Alvin Robertson came home and broke a
had also served as a gathering place for porch door in his grief. Though the three
leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. other victims had a funeral service
together, Carole’s family chose to hold a
On September 15, 1963, a Sunday, Carole private service on the Tuesday after the
went to church and attended a Sunday attack—as her sister, Dianne, later
school class. While she was preparing for explained, “The world was upset and hurt,
a “Youth Day” service, a bomb went off at but it was our family’s grief.” The bombing
10:22 a.m., killing the 14-year-old. Three had shocked the entire country, and in its
other young girls were killed in the blast aftermath support grew for the Civil
—14-year-olds Addie Mae Collins and Rights Act, which became law in 1964.
Cynthia Wesley, and 11-year-old Denise
McNair—and more than 20 other people 6
were injured. Horrified by the attack,
protests followed in Birmingham, during
which two African-American boys were
killed, one by a police officer.

After identifying his daughter’s body,
Alvin Robertson came home and broke a
porch door in his grief. Though the three
other victims had a funeral service
together, Carole’s family chose to hold a

Remembering
Carole Robertson cont'd

Wait for Justice
Ku Klux Klan member Robert “Dynamite” Chambliss was arrested after the bombing,
but was only found guilty of possessing dynamite. Years later, Alabama Attorney
General Bill Baxley had Chambliss charged with murder. Chambliss was convicted in
1977 and died in jail in 1985.
In 2000, the FBI arrested two other Klan members for the bombing. Thomas Blanton Jr.
was convicted in 2001. A year later, Bobby Frank Cherry was found guilty. Both received
life sentences; Cherry died in prison in 2004. Herman Frank Cash, a fourth suspect, died
in 1994, before he could face charges.
Alpha Robertson passed away in 2002, after testifying at both Blanton’s and Cherry’s
trials. Though the verdicts did not bring closure to the Robertsons, it was a relief for
Alpha “that even after all that long time, they were brought to justice,” according to
Dianne.

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Establishing
Carole Robertson Day

The 1963 Birmingham bombing took place during the tenure of 7th National President
Margaret Emory Sims. Her background as a sociologist provided helpful in bringing comfort
to the families of Jack and Jill in Birmingham and across the nation who were emotionally
wounded by this tragedy. The theme for the 1964 National Convention was “Jack and Jill’s
Role in Bringing Chaos Out of Tragedy”. Professionals spoke and conducted workshops to
help members and youth heal from the hurt of loss and to face struggles ahead. During the
National Convention, tribute was paid to Carole Robertson during Carole Robertson
Recognition Night. It was established that every year in September, chapters would
highlight those goals of human rights that Carole did not live to enjoy.

Source: For The Children: The History of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated 1938-2018

Margaret E. Sims 8
7th National President
Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated.

How the Regions Began

In 1957, at the Annual Convention in San Francisco the Regional Plan of Organization was
finally adopted. It was decided that Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated be divided into
seven regions: Central, Eastern, Far West, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-Western, South Central, and
South Eastern. Each region had three elected officers—Regional Director, Regional
Secretary-Treasurer and Foundation Member at Large. During the National Convention,
expansion of Jack and Jill continued with the addition of new chapters. Chapters in San
Mateo and South Los Angeles, California increased the Far West Region’s number. In the
Mid-Atlantic Region, Charlotte and Fayetteville, North Carolina and Portsmouth, Virginia
joined membership. Kansas City and Topeka, Kansas added to the Central Region bringing
an overall total of 93 chapters.

Source: Work Play and Commitment: The First Fifty Years 1989
For The Children: The History of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated 1938-2018

1957 National Convention 9

CELEBRATING

YEARS OF SERVICE

JACK 1 9 5 7 -
2 0 22



AND INCORPORATED
J I L L O F A M E
R I C A ,

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Leadership Highlights



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TARCIA N. CLAUDIA DARALYN TOMISHA TIFFANY
FLEMMING CURTIS BRYANT GLADMAN SPANN-WILDER

Regional Director National Vice President Regional Treasurer Regional Secretary Regional Foundation
Columbia Chapter Durham Chapter Fayetteville Chapter Winston Salem Chapter Member-At-Large

Charleston Chapter

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Board

Fit, Focused & Ready to Serve

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The MARvelous

Mid-Atlantic Region




Click or scan below to hear more about your
Regional Executive Board!







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Regional Teen Executive Board


What's the
name of your
Jonathan Ward chapter?
Durham, NC
Regional Teen President
[email protected] How long have
you been in

JJOA?
I have been in
Jack and Jill
since 2008.

What’s a fun
fact about you?
I am Secretary
of my school’s
first ever Black
Student Union.

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Regional Teen Executive Board


What’s the
name of your
Amaya Williams chapter?
Capital City, NC
Regional Teen Vice President
[email protected] How long have
you been in

JJOA?
11 years

What’s a fun
fact about you?
I spend a lot of
time at the lake
wakeboarding.

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Regional Teen Executive Board


What’s the
name of your
Erin Hearn chapter?
James River, VA
Regional Teen Treasurer
[email protected] How long have
you been in

JJOA?
2 years

What’s a fun
fact about
you?
I've been playing
the alto
saxophone for 7
years now.

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Regional Teen Executive Board


What’s the
name of your
Chandler Grant chapter?
Midlothian, VA
Regional Teen Secretary
[email protected] How long
have you

been in JJOA?
6 years

What’s a fun
fact about
you?
I love writing
poetry.

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Regional Teen Executive Board


What’s the
name of your
Bryce Lindsay chapter?
South
Regional Teen Foundation Chair Charlotte
[email protected]
How long
have you
been in JJOA?
10 years

What’s a fun
fact about
you?
My favorite
movie is
Remember the
Titans.

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Leadership Highlights

Thank you to all the MAR Mothers who are
serving on National and Regional Committees.

Carol Bolden Stone-El

Durham, NC Chapter
[email protected]



Leadership role:
National Archivist



Fun Fact:
I collect all Barbie Dolls especially the Holiday
Barbie and anything Winnie the Pooh.

Sukeena Stephens

Greater Fredericksburg, VA Chapter
[email protected]


Leadership role:

National Emergency Responders Task
Force Chair

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Leadership Highlights

Thank you to all the MAR Mothers who are
serving on National and Regional Committees.

Jeniqua Duncan

Florence, SC Chapter
[email protected]



Leadership role:
National Growing Strategically Task Force

Chair



Fun Fact:
I’ve been in 2 commercials. First in
elementary school for the circus and
second for the hospital I was working for a

few years ago.

Jasmine C. Smith

Durham, NC Chapter
[email protected]



Leadership role(s) held:
National Chair, Strategic Partnerships

Taskforce



Fun Fact:
I wanted to be the female Magic Johnson

(on the court) as a kid.



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Leadership Highlights

Thank you to all the MAR Mothers who are
serving on National and Regional Committees.

Felicia McNeal Millner

Greensboro, NC Chapter

[email protected]



Leadership role:
Regional Nominating Chair



Fun Fact:
My favorite snack is raw cookie
dough and circus peanuts.




Monique N. Brown

Charleston, SC Chapter
[email protected]



Leadership role:
Regional Bylaws Chair



Fun Fact:
I played the violin for 10 years and
was part of a Youth Symphony Prep
Orchestra.

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Leadership Highlights

Thank you to all the MAR Mothers who are
serving on National and Regional Committees.

Karen Washington

Charlotte, NC Chapter
[email protected]



Leadership role:
Regional Associates Chair



Fun Fact:
I dance every day for fitness. Every
day includes ESPN. I am an avid
follower of all college and
professional sports.

Christopher F. Oliver

Fayetteville, NC Chapter
[email protected]


Leadership role:

Regional Fathers' Auxiliary Chair



Fun Fact:
I’m an Alabama football fan. ROLL TIDE!!




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Leadership Highlights

Thank you to all the MAR Mothers who are
serving on National and Regional Committees.

Aimy Steele

Queen City, NC Chapter
[email protected]



Leadership role:
Regional Legislative Chair



Fun Fact:
I was accepted to all three military
academies and I’m fluent in Spanish.




LaQuisha McMiller Parks

South Charlotte, NC Chapter
[email protected]


Leadership role:

Regional Membership Chair



Fun Fact:
I can bake a mean Five Flavor Pound Cake;
NVP Claudia can attest to it as I was almost
coerced into baking a cake and placing it in the
mail for her husband. Yeah…it’s that good!




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Leadership Highlights

Thank you to all the MAR Mothers who are
serving on National and Regional Committees.

Kimberly Cope McCrary

Queen City, NC Chapter
[email protected]



Leadership role:
Regional Policies & Procedures Chair



Fun Fact:
I do Improv as a hobby and have had the
opportunity to perform on stage with
Wayne Brady in Las Vegas.




Rebecca A. Wheeler Walston

Hampton, VA Chapter
[email protected]



Leadership role:
Regional Program Chair



Fun Fact:
I have spent time in Nigeria and South

Africa.



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Leadership Highlights

Thank you to all the MAR Mothers who are
serving on National and Regional Committees.

Audrey Kemp Curry

Durham Chapter
[email protected]



Leadership role:
Regional Protocol Chair



Fun Fact:
I was a participant in the Macy’s
Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Kimberlei Davis

Orangeburg, SC Chapter
[email protected]



Leadership role:
Regional Public Relations Chair



Fun Fact:
I am a second-generation Army
Veteran.

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Leadership Highlights

Thank you to all the MAR Mothers who are
serving on National and Regional Committees.

Chris Carlisle

Richmond, VA Chapter
[email protected]



Leadership role:
Regional Strategic Planning Chair



Fun Fact:
My sister and I were born on the
same day but 2 years apart.




Elan Taylor

James River, VA Chapter
[email protected]



Leadership role:
Regional Technology Chair



Fun Fact:
I’m afraid of heights, but I’m drawn to
extreme activities like elevated ropes
courses, flying trapeze and bungee
jumping. I’ve done them all.

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Leadership Highlights

Thank you to all the MAR Mothers who are
serving on National and Regional Committees.

Allison L. Copeland

Portsmouth,VA Chapter



Leadership role:
Regional Five Star Task Force Chair



Fun Fact:
I like lots of adventure.

Ruth Gilliam Phillips

Greensboro, NC Chapter
[email protected]



Leadership role:
Regional Our Health Matters
Task Force Chair



Fun Fact:
I had a baby after being told I was in
menopause!

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Leadership Highlights

Thank you to all the MAR Mothers who are
serving on National and Regional Committees.

Reisha Drumgold

Burlington-Graham Chapter
[email protected]



Leadership role:
Regional Small & Mighty Chapter
Support Task Force Chair



Fun Fact:
I have lived in NC for 20 years and
have never visited an NC beach.




Lisa Clark Reynolds

Gastonia-Piedmont, NC Chapter
[email protected]


Leadership role:

Regional Investment Committee
Chair



Fun Fact:
I modeled in Paris and NY after
graduating from college-undergrad.

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Leadership Highlights

Thank you to all the MAR Mothers who are
serving on National and Regional Committees.

Talethia Thomas

Greater Fredericksburg, VA
Chapter

jjmarlcthomas[email protected]



Leadership role:
Regional Logistics Chair



Fun Fact:
I ran 13 miles in the Rock ‘n’ Roll
Half Marathon in Virginia Beach.

Warrenetta Crawford Mann

Winston-Salem, NC Chapter
[email protected]


Leadership role:
Regional Teen Advisor


Fun Fact:

I have been a member of a chapter in
each state within the Mid Atlantic

Region (Hampton, VA - Columbia, SC
and now Winston Salem, NC).

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Programming Highlights



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The National Executive Board and Author- Aimy Steele,
National Legislative Committee Regional Legislative Chair
hosted the bi-annual 2021 On The Hill The Mid-Atlantic Region teens made
Legislative Summit in Washington, the case for the reasons why their
D.C. from September 9th-12th at the Representatives and Senators
Washington Hilton Hotel. The hybrid needed to pass the George Floyd
event welcomed approximately 500 in Justice in Policing Act, the Crown
person participants and over 300 Act, and the For The People Act.
online attendees. Further they discussed relevant
ways to address inequities in
The Mid-Atlantic Region represented education for students guaranteed a
Virginia, North Carolina, and South free, appropriate and viable public
Carolina with 35 attendees including education.
National and Regional Officers,
Regional Teen Officers, Lead Teen 31
Advisors, Moms, and Teens.

The events kicked off with our
National President’s Welcome
Reception. Here, NP Kornisha McGill
Brown welcomed guests to an all
white and black affair highlighting
Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel
Bowser and the Howard University
Jazz Ensemble. The teens enjoyed
heavy hor’s d'oeuvres, a relaxing
ambiance under the D.C. sky, and
each other’s company.

The main focus of the On The Hill
Summit is to engage in meetings with
Congressional Representatives and
Senators in order to advocate for
various pieces of legislation that are
important to Jack and Jill of America
as well as Black and Brown people
across the nation. This occurred on
Friday as our teens learned from
industry experts on how to advocate
for legislation they hold near and
dear to their hearts and they took
this knowledge into the more than
250 meetings scheduled with
Congressional Representatives and
Senators as well as their staffers.

The The culminating Sunday

began with an inspirational

breakfast featuring a tribute to

the late Carole Robertson and a

special gospel worship experience

by Kurt Carr and the Kurt Carr

Singers. The morning would not

have been complete without

Pastor Michael Pender bringing

the word regarding how to best

position oneself to be an advocate

for their local communities. The

event ended with the Best of the

Best National Legislative

Programming. Focusing on the

good that came out of the past

Friday was also filled with virtual programming year really helped
college tours, Trailblazer awards
honoring Senator Raphael Warnock, solidify the purpose of legislative
Activist Tamika Mallory, Attorney
Benjamin Crump, and Representative committees all through each Jack
Karen Bass. This was followed by a
party featuring Trae the Truth and and Jill chapter in the nation.
Jaicei among others.
This On The Hill Legislative
The next day was filled with lots of
fun, hype interactions, and a day Summit 2021 was one of historic
party. The Activate the Advocate in
You Legislative Breakfast featured proportions since it was the first
the Mid-Atlantic Region’s own most
recent Queen City Chapter Teen of the organization’s history to be
Graduate, Kiersten Hash. Her remarks
regarding the passage of the Crown hybrid, offering in-person and
Act were salient and impactful. Due
to the honoring occasion of those online experiences. The National
who lost their lives on 9/11 when our
country was under siege, a special Legislative Committee enjoyed
tribute to was held while the
McKinley Technical High School ROTC this conference and are looking
Color Guard posted the colors. The
breakfast was followed by an forward to continuing to assess
interactive panel including Rev. Dr.
Starksy Wilson of the Children’s how to make it better. The next
Defense Fund, Tezlyn Figaro, advisor
to the George Floyd Foundation, and two years are shaping up to
Sharon Cooper, Speaker, Author, and
Sister of Sandra Bland. The panel possibly return to pre-pandemic
outshined every other event through
the relevant engagement around gatherings in Washington DC. We
advocating for oneself as well as a rap
battle between Tezlyn Figaro and any look forward to seeing all those in
teen who dared battle her. The
Reppin’ Your Region event capped off 2023 who did not attend in 2020.
the night as the teens celebrated with
one another and danced the night
away.

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The National Executive Board has Tatia Granger
launched the Inaugural Jack and Jill of Hampton, VA Chapter
America, Incorporated Marion Stubbs MST National Leadership Academy
Thomas (MST) National Leadership Chair/National Leadership & Development
Academy. The purpose of this year-long
experience is to equip our leaders with the Committee Chair
tools necessary to serve beyond the lo cal
level with focus on regional and national Class of 2022
leadership. The MST National Leadership
Academy will kick off at the 2021 Regional Donna Dawson Lydia C. Bailey-Padgett
Mothers’ Conference and culminate with a Wilmington Chapter Columbia Chapter
closing ceremony held at our 45th Biennial
National Convention in July 2022. This
unique learning experience will provide
information and insight needed to help
invitees gain a deeper understanding of
our mission, purpose and value
proposition. Participants will also gain
knowledge on core leadership
competencies preparing them to navigate
leadership in Jack and Jill at the regional
and national levels. We welcome this
inaugual class of partipants from the Mid-
Atlantic Region.

Kimberly C. Odom Regional MAL Tiffany Spann-Wilder
South Charlotte Chapter Charleston Chapter

Kimberlei Davis Stephanie Oliver Nakenge Robertson
Orangeburg Chapter Fayetteville Chapter Durham Chapter 33

Victoria Morris Jills take Spelman Program was held July 26-30,
Durham Chapter 2021 which included an intensive SAT test
prep workshop, preparing your college
application series, and leadership skill building
sessions. Space was limited in the intimate
online experience. The rising juniors and
seniors displayed a consistent academic
record and progressive leadership experience.
The inaugural summer program took place
virtually this year, with hopes to welcome Jill
students to campus in future years.

Ivy Boyd
Columbia Chapter

Norah Smith Alexis Bennett
Eastern Chapter Fayetteville Chapter

Samaria McFadden Amiya Alston
Florence Chapter Florence Chapter

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Benjamin Brown Timothy James
Orangeburg Chapter Portsmouth Chapter

Maurice Orr Morehouse College, in partnership with Jack and Jill of
Charleston Chapter America, Inc., hosted, “Jacks in the House,” a week-long
(July 26-30, 2021) lecture series designed to enrich the
personal and professional development of young men
(grades 9-12). Jacks were both educated and
challenged by some of the brightest minds the
Morehouse College faculty and alumni have to offer.
Jacks In the House Enrichment Program empowered
the next generation of leaders by building a global
community and designing interdisciplinary programs
that foster intellectual curiosity, deepen understanding
and inspire creative action across all borders.

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Two MAR Jills participate in the Ladies Congratulations to Jordyn and Sophia!
Professional Golf Association (LPGA)
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Leadership Academy in Virginia

Jack and Jill, Inc. announced a partnership with the LPGA
in June to provide Jills with the opportunity to attend the
2021 Leadership Academy. The two-day training event is
designed to keep teenage girls engaged in golf and
prepare them for leadership opportunities. The LPGA
Leadership Academy uses golf as a vehicle to provide a
framework for young women to develop their confidence,
communication, and leadership skills. Group exercises,
expert led discussions, journaling and interaction with
female executives and mentors help girls discover their
unique strengths and leadership style.

Jordyn DePina of the Hampton Chapter and Sophia
Bullard of the Burke-Fairfax Chapter participated in the
Virginia LPGA Leadership Academy on July 13-14. JJ Mom
Kryste’l (Jordyn’s mom) said the program was AMAZING!
The Virginia academy is one of four opportunities across
the country. The other academies are in Michigan
(previously held in June), California, and New Jersey.

Fayetteville Raeford CARES

Mobile Mentoring

The Fayetteville Chapter was proud to be a sponsor and supporting
partner with Fayetteville Raeford CARES, local affiliate of the National
CARES Mentoring Movement for their mobile mentoring bus ribbon
cutting ceremony. Chapter children participated on program with the
reading of an affirmation poem titled "Mentor Me".

Regional Treasurer Daralyn Bryant brought greetings on behalf of Jack
and Jill. Stephen Powell, chief programs and partnerships officer for
National CARES Mentoring Movement and Jack and Jill father was also
present to bring greetings. Chapter families donated bookbags and
school supplies to help fill the bus.

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Chapter Highlights

RD Tarcia's First Official Visit to the Durham
Chapter

RD Tarcia Flemming's first

chapter visit in her new

leadership role was to the first

chapter established in the

MARvelous Mid-Atlantic Region

(and the 6th in the nation!) as

she visited the Durham

Chapter's annual retreat! RD

Tarcia brought greetings and

participated in the Chapter's

back-to-school backpack

volunteer project.

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Chapter Highlights

SPECTACULAR SPARTANBURG IS BACK
TO SCHOOL!

The Five Star Spectacular Spartanburg Chapter started the 2021-2022
Programming year off well! Our students from all age groups started
back to school on Monday, August 16th, 2021. We shared candid
snapshots as an informal tradition amongst chapter moms. This
Pandemic has truly been tough; however, through challenges we as a
people always persevere and succeed. Each Spectacular Child had to
review safety protocols for upcoming chapter events as well as for in
school attendance across Spartanburg County. Each chapter mom
reviewed with their children the importance of wearing a mask, social
distancing, and vaccinations. Now we are ready to do the work this
school year! Many blessings to all of the Marvelous Mid-Atlantic Region
Students! Let’s Work, Let’s Play, Let’s Live Together!

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Chapter Highlights

South Charlotte
Scoops and Summer

Farewell Selfies!

Another programming year started with a SPLASH on August 29, 2021. As the
Junior Teens of the South Charlotte Chapter said farewell to Summer, they came
together to connect and kick-off the 2021-2022 program year! With their swim
gear in tow, participants enjoyed the pool as well as an ice cream social with fun
selfie props. Virtually, participants were able to join in with their friends on-line
as they ‘dove’ into Kahoot! Trivia. This was an amazing opportunity to meet new
friends, reconnect with old friends and ultimately have fun. In addition, Teens
contributed to the community through service. They collected school supplies,
such as Pencils, crayons, and pocket folders during the event. Donated items
were given to Classroom Central: an organization whose mission is to equip
students in need to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school
supplies to their teachers in the Charlotte Region.

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