When the national organization was only three years old, there emerged a great difference of opinion among the fifteen chapters concerning a division of the national organization into regions. The Washington (DC) chapter introduced the feasibility of a regional organization at the 1949 annual meeting in New York City.
Over a period of nine years, the regional plan dominated the agenda of the national convention. In the meantime, the Teenage Committee on Regional Boundaries organized seven regions to serve as the frame-work for teen regional meetings. After nine long years of debate, the delegates at the 1955 National Convention in Chicago approved regional meetings.
Established as one of the seven regions under the 1957 Regional Plan, the Southeastern Region has distinguished itself as one of the premier regions of the national organization. The Southeastern Region, launched in 1959 under the leadership of its first Regional Director, Alpha Robertson (Birmingham, AL Chapter) with the theme, “Forward – Through Organization, Friendship and Services”, and continues in 2011 under the leadership of Regional Director, Marjorie Mitchell(Atlanta Chapter, Atlanta, GA) with the theme, “Reflect, Connect, Engage”.
Select the link below to access the Jack and Jill Southeastern Region website: