Suncoast Chapter of Jack and Jill of America host annual instillation

ST. PETERSBURG — The Suncoast Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. held a private initiation and instillation ceremony Sat., April 2 at the South Branch Public Library.

Under the guidance of Chapter Vice President Cheryl Bradbury, the Membership Committee planned the formal ceremony to welcome the following Mothers to the Chapter Family:  Chenita Adamson, Dresdin Bray, Chandra Carter, Jade Davis, Regina Hardin, Angela Hawthorne, Katherine McKay, Kathryn Reed-Clark and Shawny Robey.

After the Initiation ceremony the, 2016-18 chapter officers were installed. The elected chapter executive leadership committee is: President Elect Cheryl Bradbury, Vice President Farrell Redwine-Downing, Program Director Andrea Nichols, Recording Secretary Cindy Martin, Corresponding Secretary Sonia King, Treasurer Darrelle Larondos, Financial Secretary Kimberly Brown and Editor Nikki Barfield.

Jack and Jill of America, Inc., is an African-American family organization that includes mothers who nurture future leaders by strengthening children through chapter programming, community service, legislative advocacy and philanthropic giving.  The mothers believe every child with proper guidance and opportunity can be a leader.

The Suncoast Chapter of Jack and Jill is celebrating its 26th year.  The local chapter hosts monthly activities for each age group within its membership and chapter events.  Nationally and/or regionally, annual mothers’ convention, children’s cluster and teen conference are held to assure the continued development and enrichment of the members.

The Suncoast Chapter is now comprised of 36 families residing in Pinellas, Manatee or Sarasota Counties. The children range in age from 2 to 19 years.

If you would like additional information about Jack and Jill of America, Inc. you may visit the national website at: www.jack-and-jill.org.

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