FRAMEWORK FOR THE FATHERS AUXILIARY
Michael James II, Chair
H. Richard Milner, Co-Chair
Alisha James, Fathers Aux Coordinator
Allen Horton, Co-Chair
While mothers hold the membership in Jack and Jill of America, Inc., we realize that fathers play a vital role in helping to achieve our mission. We encourage the involvement of fathers at every level of the organization to assist mothers in delivering programming that stimulates the growth and development of our children and all children. As evidence of our belief in the importance of fathers to our organization, the Fathers Auxiliary is one of only three designated standing committees in our organization. The National Fathers Auxiliary Committee consists of one representative from each region, and the committee chair, which rotates among the regions, is appointed by the National President.
One of the primary objectives of the National Fathers Auxiliary is to encourage involvement of fathers at the local, regional and national level. This is done by establishing a line of communication between each region and all chapters who choose to have a Fathers Auxiliary to share information and ideas.
The Father’s Auxiliary is more than an ad hoc group of dads and husbands grilling burgers for “Black Family Day”, but they are an integral part of our chapter attending and supporting National Activities such as Carole Robertson Memorial, Jack & Jill Day, and Martin Luther King Celebration Black History Day and of course cooking up breakfast for “Spirit of Giving”, the chapter’s annual Christmas Breakfast.
Their constant presence is a reminder to us our organization is truly a family affair. Moms show our appreciation for all the efforts of the Father’s Auxiliary with an annual Father’s Appreciation Social event in the spring of every program year
Chapters are encouraged to have a local Fathers Auxiliary that will be led by a father appointed by the Chapter President to perform the following duties:
- Act as a point of contact for the purpose of gathering and disseminating information to the local Fathers.
- Organize the local auxiliary according to the needs of the local Jack and Jill of America, Inc., chapter and coordinate with its officers.
- Advocate the understanding of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., organizational goals.
- Assist with local programming as needed.
- Assist with community service projects as requested.