The Northeast Dallas Provisional Chapter was born of pure determination. The journey began in 2009 with one mother, Danielle Wesley, whose goal was to continue to enrich the lives of children in the northeastern suburbs of Dallas, Texas. An invitational and awareness campaign was launched, informing other mothers of how Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated (Jack and Jill) could serve as a cultural bridge to expose the northeastern suburban children to opportunities and experiences in preparation for today’s global society. Mothers represented Murphy, Wylie, Sachse, Garland, Plano, Rowlett, Rockwall and parts of Allen, Texas. An interest group was formed because they saw the opportunity to develop a systematic approach to service and leadership excellence for their own children and wanted to reach and reproduce in our own back yards.
After meeting requirements of a year-long program and periodic evaluations, the Northeast Dallas Provisional Group was approved to proceed to the 2012 National Convention to receive a formal vote from the National body of mothers of Jack and Jill. As the organization celebrated the hallmark year of the 75th anniversary of Jack and Jill, the Northeast Dallas Provisional Group received a unanimous vote and became a Provisional Chapter. It was an amazing experience for the Northeast Dallas Chapter to be a part of the historic celebration. On September 29, 2012, the Northeast Dallas Chapter was installed as the 227th Chapter of Jack and Jill and became the 29th Chapter of the South Central Region.
In 2017, the Northeast Dallas Chapter celebrated its 5th anniversary of our chapter, and we were honored to have more than 100 guests to join us to commemorate the occassion at our Big Hats and Bling event. We are so very proud of our traditions and accomplishments and eager to continue the legacy of Jack and Jill
Now in our ninth year, our chapter has grown tremendously with a total of 142 children and 84 mothers. We now have active Associate Members who are a great asset to our chapter. We have invested in our community by building a Reading Corner to teach financial literacy to children in underserved areas in Garland, and we’ve provided more than $30,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors in Garland ISD onver the last few years.
We also have the distinct honor of having the 22nd South Central Regional Director, Danielle Wesley, reign from our chapter, as well as current National Strategic Partnership & Regional 5 Star Committee Member Kristyn Senters, South Central Region Sisterly Relations Chair Mellannise Love, Leadership Assistant Chair Toya Drake, Regional Editorial Committee Member Latoya Randle and Regional Grant Review Committee Member Sheri Crosby Wheeler.
We are currently led by President Senta Thomas, Vice President Brea Mathis, Program Director Kristyn Senters, Recording Secretary TeAnn Hillman, Corresponding Secretary LaToya Randle, Treasurer Kameisha Getum, Financial Secretary Tomeka Herod, Editor Kelli Wright, Parliamentarian Tammy Barrow and more officers who serve the chapter with commitment and dedicated leadership.
Northeast Dallas Chapter Charter Members include:
Kimberly Abernathy, Tammy Abernathy, Mildred Abu, Tammy Barrow, Takisha Berry, Terry Clark, Shanaci Cook, Latonja Cooper, Erinn Demery, Latoyia Gooden, Renata Hampton, Chnita Hardy, Regina Holder, Bernadette Isom, Michelle Johnson, Denise Johnson-Fue, Martha Jones, Sonya Lacy, Mellannise Henderson Love, Tonya Mitchell, Nicholette Mitchell, Felicia Murray, Emelda Pleasant, Shonna Pumphrey, Shelita Seals, Senta Thomas, Danielle Wesley, Pamela West, Katrina Witherspoon, Shannon Woods and Stacy Young.
For more information about Jack and Jill of America, please visit our National and Regional websites.