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Macon Chapter Of Jack And Jill Of America Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

The "Marvelous" Macon Chapter of Jack and Jill of America celebrated its 40th Anniversary with a well attended Gala on Saturday evening, February 25th, at the Macon Marriott Center. Jack and Jill of America Inc. has been dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening their children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. Founded on January 24, 1938 by Marion Stubbs, today, Jack and Jill boasts more than 230 chapters nationwide, representing more than 40,000 family members.

Audrey Manson is President of the Macon Chapter and Takeysha Ray is Vice President. Kim Barnes served as Coordinator for the event. The speaker for the evening was Tribune Publisher Shirley Barber James, who was the 15th National President of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. She was introduced by Sylvia McGee who served several positions in the Macon Chapter and was also Southeastern Region Member-at-Large, Southeastern Regional Director and National Vice President.

Shirley James message was clear! The Founders of the Macon Chapter have laid a solid foundation and it is important to work hard to preserve the efforts of those who have come before you. Helping not only our own children but all children in the community is our charge. James praised the efforts of the mothers who organized the Macon Chapter in 1975 and two years later on February 26, 1977 were officially chartered and installed as the 154th Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

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