The idea of a regional plan of the National Organization was first advanced at the 3rd annual meeting of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. held in Washington, D.C., in 1948. For several years (1948-1956), the regional plan was discussed during annual conventions. At the 1957 annual convention held in San Francisco the Regional plan of the organization was finally adopted and the first Regional Director was appointed and elected. The first regional meeting was held in 1959. Regional Conferences are held on alternate years of the National Conventions.
The regions are geographical subdivisions of the National organization named as follows: Central, Eastern, Far West, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-Western, South Central and Southeastern. Click here
to access the Southeastern Region Website.
The National organization is divided, for administrative purposes into regions to:
• Bring together representatives of chapters within the region
• Allow a closer, fuller participation and communication between chapters
• Enrich chapter Programs
• Interpret national policy, programs and projects
The officers of the region are:
• Regional Director
• Member At-Large to the Foundation
Each region is represented on the Executive Board by a national Officer
Regional teen conferences are held annually. The first teen conference was held in Philadelphia, PA in June of 1952. Each region has teen officers who are elected annually at the teen conferences.