On February 18th, the Lads & Lassies had an African dance workshop given by Tracie with African Intuitive Dance. She and her two sons taught the children the history and construction of the African drums. Each child had the opportunity to play each drum, and they were taught a rhythm to play together. The children also learned three different dances. Tracie taught them the origin and the history of the dances.
Close to 300 Mothers, Associates and Charter Members gathered at the Westin Galleria Sunday January 22, 2017 in celebration of COE Founders Day. The theme was "Preserving Our Past, Preparing for Our Future. The afternoon included a tribute to our national presidents and our associates. Associates, please know that we appreciate each of you!! Special guest for the afternoon was Comedian Marcus D. Wiley. What a fabulous time was had by all who attended.
The Buttons & Bows ushered in 2017 by serving the community. The kids spent Saturday morning preparing 50 meals for Lunches of Love. Those lunches will help the organization in their mission to feed more than 4000 children in the Rosenberg-Richmond community. Our Buttons & Bows used their imaginations and creativity to decorate bags and then formed an assembly line to fill them. They worked so well together and were very proud of themselves. Children serving children!
The Ebonies volunteered at the Houston Food Bank on 01/14/2017 as part of the Souper Bowl of Caring, along with Keen Teens, Guys & Dolls and even Lads and Lassies. The Ebonies earned community service hours for this project. We had a great turnout with over 45 children participating, as well as 20 mothers and 4 of our dads taking part in the community service project. During the 4 hour shift at the Houston Food Bank our chapter organized and packed boxes of food that will help provided 11, 700 meals. The group expressed they enjoyed the activity and they would like future projects serving at the Houston Food Bank.
Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2-19 years old. The organization is dedicated to nurturing future African-American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. On Saturday, January 7th, The Missouri City - Sugar Land Chapter of Jack and Jill partnered with Best Buy's Geek Squad (Meyerland location) and held a Senior Tech Talk at the Pinnacle Senior Community Center in Fort Bend County. Seniors were able to ask questions about their smart phones, tablets, and laptop computers. The young members of Jack and Jill, grades 6th-8th grade were there as Jr. Geeks to give some one on one help. The room was full of learning and laughter as the seniors were able to learn at their own pace. The young Jack and Jill members were patient as Pinnacle members asked questions about wifi, facetime and downloading apps and photos.
"Service in the City" was a partnership with 1000 Hills Ministry International, Houston, TX and their Church Under the Bridge initiative. Our teens served as hands-on volunteers to those who are homeless, hungry and deserving of some caring interaction. The Ebonies actively participated in a Church service with the homeless community outdoors , "under a bridge" in the Houston Area. Prepackaged lunches and toiletries were provided to members of the community. It was an incredible experience and all were blessed by it!
The Missouri City-Sugar Land Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated celebrated it's 40th anniversary with an elegant evening at the Houston Museum of Natural Science - Sugar Land location on Sunday, October 2, 2016. The chapter celebration showcased "Four Decades of Work, Play, Life and Love" with an event that highlighted the chapter's beginnings, paid tribute to it's charter members, and encouraged current members to maintain the unique legacy of Missouri City-Sugar Land chapter.
The event was well-attended. There were a total of 86 guest nine of which were area chapter presidents. Among the dignitaries were National Corresponding Secretary Paula McCann Harris, our 20th Regional Director for the South Central Region, Consuella Guillory-Adams, and Regional Treasurer Gladys Henderson. Seven of the chapter's charter members graced us with their presence.