Crowning Moments Last a Lifetime was the message to members of the Junior Auxiliary of Tate-Panola (JATP) at the 73rd Annual Education Conference. Held May 2-3 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Fla., over 600 ladies were in attendance at this year’s event.
Junior Auxiliary is a national non-profit organization that encourages its members to render charitable services that are beneficial to the general public with particular emphasis on children. The JATP was chartered by a group of caring, enthusiastic women in 2005 and continues to grow and thrive throughout Tate and Panola Counties. Volunteers work tirelessly throughout the year on a variety of projects that focus on local children and families in need of assistance.
JATP is a part of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA), a non-profit organization founded in 1941 with Headquarters in Greenville, Miss. NAJA has more than 15,500 active, associate, and life members in 98 chapters in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
This year’s conference was packed with entertainment, education, and networking with other chapters from across the Mid-South. JATP representatives enjoyed speakers such as Dr. Tim Elmore, bestselling author and president of Growing Leaders, as well as an expert in the field of understanding and connecting with GenerationY; Marilyn Morris, founder of Aim for Success; and Steve Azar, singer, songwriter, producer, and Artist in Residence at Delta State University.
Junior Auxiliary chapters all over the Mid-South are working more than ever before to increase awareness of children in need and the benefits of caring today to create character tomorrow.
For more information on JATP, visit www.jatatepanola.org. For more information on NAJA, visit www.najanet.org.