Summer E-Blast- July 19, 2020
President’s Summer Message
As I write this message the total number of COVID infections reported in the United States is approaching 3.5 million and in Howard County cases are approaching 3,000. If you are able and looking for ways to help families with children who are facing loss of income due to the pandemic, I highly recommend volunteering your time with Columbia Community Care to help “shop” (food, water, diapers, toiletries, etc.) at one of two local churches, and deliver those items. Social distancing is strictly enforced. As the list of people in need continues to grow, so does the need for volunteers. Please follow this link for more information and to sign up to help: Sign Up Link
We are blessed to have our very own chapter COVID task force made up of chapter mothers who will provide information and guidance to keep us all safe. At this time until further notice, we will be planning to hold our grade group, mother’s meetings and all upcoming activities virtually. As always, I am available to listen to you firstname.lastname@example.org. As we navigate through these challenging times the safety and the physical and mental well-being of our chapter moms, dads, children and teens will continue to be a priority.
NEW UPDATE: 2020-2021 Membership, Photo, Fathers’ Auxiliary & Associate Rosters!!!
Please review All Data & Tabs under the password protected "Members Central" tab. Select "Chapter Documents" and review the "Photo Directory Draft."
Please send all corrections/updates to VP Sabrina (email@example.com)
· 98 Mothers (1 Leave of Absence)
· 21 PK-K Grade Group
· 20 1-3 Grade Group
· 28 4-5 Grade Group
· 40 Junior Teen (6-8) Grade Group
· 71 Senior Teen (9-12) Grade Group (1 Leave of Absence)
Please don’t hesitate to contact any Membership Committee Mother for assistance and/or to share ideas/feedback.
It is a pleasure to serve you and our children for another enriching and supportive Columbia, MD Chapter year. Collaborating over the summer, the Programming Committee is dedicated to ensure that our children have engaging, educational, and fun activities. Our families will continue to remain connected as we host virtual events for this 2020-2021 Program Year and we will continue to uplift one another during these uncertain times. Let's provide each other with the resources needed so that our children, families, and community will thrive! Together we can do more!!
I kindly request the continued submissions of Compliance Forms which are conveniently accessible via the “View Compliance Forms” button below.
Program documents, forms and information can be viewed via the button at the base of this E-Blast.
We need PHOTOS to create a beautiful Superior Program Handbook!! Please email or text PD Michelle photos:
1 Headshot per child (wear pink, blue or JJ T-shirt)
Photos of Chapter activities and events
Please call, text or email PD Michelle with questions or comments!
COMPLIANCE FORMS (DUE BY 8/1) CHECK ORIGINAL E-BLAST EMAIL FOR FORM FILES
Installment Due Dates:
Payment # 1 NLT 01 June 2020
Payment # 2 NLT 01 July 2020
Payment # 3 NLT 01 Aug 2020
You may choose to pay your Dues in full at any time during the Installment period or make payments by installment with the understanding that all Dues Payments must be postmarked or deposited NLT 01 August 2020.
Please make your payment method payable to: J&J of America, Inc., Columbia, MD Chapter
PAYMENT OPTIONS BELOW
MAIL PAYMENTS TO:
J&J of America, Inc., Columbia, MD Chapter
P.O. Box 175
Simpsonville, MD 21150
ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS Via ZELLE To:
REMINDER: TO AVOID A $100 LATE FEE, FULL PAYMENT OF ALL DUES, ASSESSMENTS AND FEES ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE THE STATED FINAL DUE DATE.
In accordance with our Chapter By-Laws (Article VI, Section 1.C), Members who have not met their assessment or fundraising obligations by the due date specified shall be considered delinquent. A $100 late fee will be imposed the day after said due date.
Please refer to our Chapter By-Laws, specifically the section on Financial Obligations for additional information on Payments not received on or before the specified due date.
Columbia MD Chapter of Jack & Jill
Corresponding Secretary's Note
I am excited to publish the release of this new E-Blast platform! The major focus for its redesign was to make it more visually appealing by creating various elements and features. I also attempted to streamline the process in which we retrieve and access webpages, shared folders, documents, and other resources.
I hope you will enjoy navigating this new E-Blast design!
If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, I am just a phone call, e-mail, or text away. I value your perspective and welcome your feedback!
Love and blessings,
Calendar At A Glance
August 11: Grades 1-3 Planning Meeting
August 12: Grades 4-5 Planning Meeting, 7:30 PM
August 14: Sr. Teen Planning Meeting
August 15: Jr. Teen Planning Meeting, 11:00 AM
August 16: Jack & Jill Columbia Explores Nature with the Howard County Conservancy
August 20 - 23: National Convention: "The Power to Lead, Advocate and Serve"
Registration Link is in your emailed E- Blast
August 26: President’s Leadership Kick-Off Meeting, 7:00 PM
August 29: Grades PK-K Planning Meeting, 2:00PM
"As we grow in numbers and achievements, may we always keep before us the lofty principals upon which Jack and Jill of America was founded."
- Marion Stubbs Thomas
(Founder, Jack & Jill of America, Inc.)