Greensboro Chapter History
In the Fall of 1953, a small group
of mothers who happened to be friends and business associates came together to
organize a chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated in Greensboro,
North Carolina. The mother’s ultimate
objective was to inaugurate programs and develop the youth of the
Greensboro community through the immediate efforts with their own children.
It was at the June 1954 national convention held in Durham,
North Carolina, that the Greensboro Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
was accepted into national membership.
This Chapter was the sixtieth entry in the national organization.
The National President, Mrs. Nellie Rouhlac, installed the
Greensboro Chapter in the home of Margaret Falkener on October 8, 1954. The following were charter members of
the group: Elreta Alexander,
Sallie Corbett, Elizabeth Dowdy, Edna Fisher, Margaret Falkener, Blance Grant,
Anne Graves, Mae Sue Henry, Eva Miller, Winnie Robinson, Sue Taylor, and Ivy
Officers elected after receiving the Chapter’s Charter were
Margaret Falkener, President; Anne Graves, Vice President; Winnie Robinson,
Secretary; Edna Fisher, Treasurer; and Sallie Corbett, Journalist.
The first group of mothers installed after the Chapter was
established were Nettie Banks, Marietta Carington, Pauline Foster, Anita
Rivers, Juanita Spaulding and Rosalie Wooden in December 1954.
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Our Community Service
For over sixty years of its existence, the Greensboro
Chapter has endeavored to maintain the high ideals of the national
organization. It has fostered
constructive, educational, recreational, and social programs for the
enrichment of our children and the children of this community. The
chapter has supported the National Jack and Jill Foundation with
generous contributions. Many local and national charities and organizations such
as The Children's Defense Fund, March of Dimes, Queen's Foundation, College Bound
Sisters, Rankin Elementary School, Dudley High School, Foster Friends of
NC, Operation Homework, Urban Ministry, Mary's House, Give-A-Kid-A-Coat
program, Greensboro Police Department Ted E. Bear Program, Gillespie Park Elementary
School (Summer Feeding Pantry and Summer Reading Program), and the Guilford County DSS Foster Kids - Celebrate the Children Program have benefited
from financial contributions, charitable donations and volunteer assistance from the Greensboro
Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.