Associates of the Austin Chapter Programming
“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” - William James
The Associates of the Austin Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. are integrated into the fabric of the Austin Chapter’s Program Calendar. Comprised of multiple former Regional and National officers, this phenomenal group of women provides support and encouragement on a consistent basis. Each year Associates determine their contribution as a group These contributions range from sponsoring founders’d Day to sponsoring a beau during the Beautician program year. The Associates supported Beautillion by awarding $___ in scholarship assistance!
During the 2015-2016 program year, our Associates will actively participate in the following events:
- Jack & Jill Day
- Area Work Day
- Founders’ Day
Every April, the Austin Chapter recognizes our Associates and awards and Associate of the Year Award.
Austin Fathers - We Love You!
The Austin Jack & Jill Dads play a crucial role the the Austin Chapter. We rely on them to help with the execution of our programs. They share their professional expertise and assist wherever they are needed. Austin Jack & Jill fathers help advance our programming in a number of ways, including the following: Graduates Reception - Assist with the senior video Black History Program - Provide austin visual support New Members Induction - Conduct Father’s induction ceremony Teen Conference - Serve as chaperones; Facilitate mini sports camp for Teens Monthly Activities - assist with group programming (e.g. facilitated voter’s education seminar for Teens) Teen Leadership Modules - Facilitate modules Black Family Day - Serve as Co-Chairpersons Beautillion - Sponsor a Beau - facilitate workshops Addend and asset with all family events - J&J Day, Black Family Day, Nw Member Induction, Graduates Reception, Adult Social. Each year we honor one special Dad with the distinction of Father-of-the-Year and recognize him at the New Member Induction/Graduated Reception in the spring.
Chapter Ceremony: New Member Induction
The Membership Committee guides the Austin Chapter through the membership process throughout the course of the program year. In the spring, the Austin chapter will induct new members to add to the Jack & Jill of America, Inc. family. Last spring, the Austin Chapter inducted__ new members and __ legacy member into the Austin Chapter.
National Day of Fitness
In April, The Austin Chapter will participate in the National Day of Fitness. Held in conjunction with the Est Austin Relay for Life, which is sponsored by the American Cancer society, the mothers of the Austin Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. arrange children’s programming for several hundred children who are present at the event. The Austin Chapter has also hosted 'Activate' and '1-2-3 Fit' in support of First Lady Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' program that was developed to help solve the epidemic of childhood obesity.
Appreciation and Recognition Program
Annually, the Austin Chapter hosts an end-of-year appreciation and recognition program to specifically honor the contribution of:
- the graduating Teens
- the graduating Mothers
- Chapter Fathers
- Award Mother of the Year
- Award Father of the Year
- Award Associate of the Year
This reception is held in April or May of each year. Chapter members and their families are invited. The program along with tokens of appreciation and a certificate is our way of wishing all honorees well and expressing words of appreciation. It is also a time for welcoming children into their new groups. The time together affords all in attendance an opportunity to enjoy good food and great company. The highlight of the event is a video production of the Teen honorees and their families.