Jack & Jill of America To Host Gov. Quinn at Rich South

Gov. Quinn and Kgalema Motlanthe
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn recently accepted a gift on behalf of the people of Illinois from Deputy President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe (Photo: .illinois.gov)

Richton Park, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The South Suburban Chicago Chapter of Jack & Jill of America presents An Afternoon with Governor Pat Quinn, Saturday, April 16, 2011, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Rich South High School.

Who are Jack & Jill of America?

From the Web site of Jack & Jill of America, Inc.:

Jack and Jill of America was founded January 24, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from a meeting of 20 mothers under the leadership of Marion Stubbs Thomas with the idea of bringing children together in a social and cultural environment. From the beginning, Jack and Jill of America focused on instilling the values and leadership skills that would serve each child well into adulthood.

The concept was so inspiring that it soon spread to other cities and other states.

In 1947 Jack and Jill of America was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware as a non-profit organization. Today, Jack and Jill of America is a nationwide organization with over 225 chapters in seven georgraphic regions encompassing thirty-five states and the District of Columbia. Membership has grown to over 9,500 mothers and associates, and more than 30,000 family members.

The goals, found primarily in the objectives of Jack and Jill of America, serve as our constant guides. They are as follows:

  • To create a medium of contact for children which will stimulate their growth and development.
  • To provide constructive educational, cultrual, civic, recreational, social and service programs for children.
  • To aid mothers in learning more about their children and childcare through educational conferences and workshops
  • To seek for ALL children the same advantages we desire for our own.
  • To support all national legislation aimed at bettering conditions for all children
  • Develop and disseminate childcare and child development educational material.

All community residents are invited to come out and meet the Governor and have him address your questions.