In 1948 the idea of dividing the organization into a regional structure was initially put before the members at the Third Annual meeting of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated held in Washington, D.C. It was suggested to shorten the travel time to annual meetings, allow more time for discussions on issues by all of the membership prior to attending national meetings and allow the inclusion of children at the meetings.
In 1957, at the Annual Convention held in San Francisco, the Regional Plan was fully adopted. Today there are seven regions which comprise Jack and Jill of America.
RegionsJack and Jill distributes our chapters across 7 geographical regions
ChaptersWithin our 7 regions we have 247 chapters, a number that continues to grow
Family MembersThose 247 chapters are made up of 40,000 active and engaged family members
Find which region you are in to find a chapter for you and your family.
The Central Region spans the largest geographical area of our organization. From the Mile-High City of Denver, Colorado, to historic Little Rock, Arkansas, we represent the heartland of our nation and of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated.
The Eastern Region is the largest region in the organization — made up of 59 chapters in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Over a quarter of our membership is from the region with a high concentration in the New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC metropolitan areas.
The Far West Region is represented by 27 Chapters, with over 1,100 mother members located as far north as Anchorage Alaska and south as Tucson, Arizona. Our chapters are located in the states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona.
The “Marvelous” Mid-Atlantic Region consists of 29 chapters representing over 200 families and 1,000 members. From the mountains to the coast, the foothills to the sandhills and all the beautiful terrain in between, we are proud of the steep heritage and history found in our great states of North and South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
The “Mighty” Mid-Western Region began with the founding of the Columbus, Ohio Chapter in 1945. Since then, the region has expanded to 38 chapters in 8 states. The regional theme captures their commitment to the mission of Jack and Jill: Living the Jack and Jill Experience: Mission-Minded, Dream Driven.
The South Central Region of our historic organization, Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated has 32 chapters, consisting of more than 1,600 members and their families, all hailing from the states of Louisiana, Texas and most recently, New Mexico.
The “Sweet, Sweet Southeastern Region” is comprised of 45 chapters in five states — Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. The second boasts a large membership base in the Atlanta area and over a dozen Florida chapters.