Central Region

Regional Director's Welcome

Torii Ransome Freeman

Regional Director

Greetings Members and Guests,

I am honored to represent the Central Region of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. as the 27th Regional Director alongside the ready to serve Regional Executive Board consisting of National Treasurer, Michele Henry-McGee; Regional Treasurer, Sandra McKinney; Regional Secretary, Joanna Bowie-Pruitt, and Foundation Member at Large, Shante’ Turner. I am fortunate to lead with each of these women and I am humbled by my roots in Jack and Jill. I recognize that each of us stands on the shoulders of those who came before us to forge the way. It is because of them that we can. Our organization continues to provide essential advocacy and resources to support issues in our communities and across the world, eighty-five years after our inception.

The Central Region encompasses seven states in the heartland of the United States. The region has the largest land mass of membership. Central Region spans the plains of Oklahoma, into the sunflower state of Kansas, through the rocky mountain high of Colorado, and into the corn belt of Iowa, through portions of Illinois the birthplace of Route 66, into Missouri home of ragtime, jazz and blues, and rounding out in the natural state of Arkansas. As we collaborate across the miles this programming year let us continue to do the work, remain focused on our outcomes and gather in a harmonious spirit for the elevation of our children.

We are UPLIFTING children and developing them into LEADERS. Let us remember the power of us and the incredible potential that lies within our collective efforts. We encourage all mother members to engage, share, and make the most of their season in Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Let us learn from one another, celebrate our success, and inspire one another to reach higher heights for the sake of our children. This is our time to CHAMPION our children, to share their strength, their intellect, their delight; CONNECT our children as their power is greater in numbers and their family is grander through these relationships; and CULTIVATE our children so their minds, body and spirit are developed, prepared and steady for the mission.

The future is ours to shape, and we are thankful for the participation and dedication of our Central Region mothers. Let’s move forward with the spirit of Ready, Set, Lead and continue to make a difference.

Long Live Jack and Jill,

Torii Ransome Freeman, JD
27th Central Regional Director

Regional Executive Board

Meet the rest of our Central Region board members.

Michele Henry-McGee

National Treasurer

Sandra McKinney

Regional Treasurer

Joanna Pruitt

Regional Secretary

Shanté Turner

Member At Large

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