The charter group seeking to organize the North Texas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. first met in February 1997 in Lewisville, Texas. It consisted of two provisional groups, Denton and Lewisville, each actively seeking to establish a chapter. The group of 18 mothers agreed to merge as one provisional group collectively representing the communities of Coppell, Corinth, Denton, Highland Village, Lake Dallas, and Lewisville. The North Texas Chapter was voted into Chapter status at the 60th National Convention in July 1998. The Chapter was installed on October 24, 1998.
The Charter Members of th North Texas Chapter were: Betty Adams, Gloria Alexander, Carmen Hurd, Lee Chavers, Gwen Coleman, Pamela Dorsey, Janice Dawson, Linda Eaddy, Jo Ann Hill, Earline Jackson, Gloria Johnson, Pamela McKinney, Carolyn Mohair, Adrienne Norris, Debra Richardson, Paula Roberts and Meredith Titus.
Today, the North Texas Chapter has extended its borders to also include mothers in Little Elm, Krum, Flower Mound, Trophy Club, Hickory Creek, and Shady Shores. Our official boundaries are as follows:
East: I-35 East
North: Oklahoma's Southern Border (the Red River)
South: Beltline Road
As stated by the famous aphorist, George Santayana, "a child educated only at school is an uneducated child." In the North Texas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. , our mission is to educate the whole child. Thus, we create a comprehensive medium for children which stimulates their growth and development while also enhancing their ability to be self-sufficient. We accomplish this by educating our children, and the children in our community, in a wide variety of subjects including, but not limited to, cultural awareness, civic stewardship, the need for a positive self-image and educational excellence.
Membership in Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is by invitation only. Our Member Mothers select women who exemplify the same commitment and dedication to their children that each of us shows to our own families. Our Members are actively involved in educational, civic, and/or community activities and dedicated to increasing their knowledge of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. through participation in local, regional, and national meetings and activities.