Giving Love, Growing Legacies was the message to members of Junior Auxiliary of Tate-Panola at the 72nd Annual Education Conference held June 7 & 8 in Memphis, TN. Rhetta Conn, Emily Johnson, and Stephanie Porter joined over six hundred ladies in attendance at this year's event.
Junior Auxiliary is a national non-profit organization that encourages its members to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public with particular emphasis on children. Junior Auxiliary of Tate-Panola was chartered by a group of caring, enthusiastic women in 2005 and continues to grow and thrive throughout Tate and northern Panola counties. Volunteers work tirelessly throughout the year on a variety of projects that focus on local children and families in need of assistance. These projects include Healthy Kids, School Supply Drives, Angel Tree, and Adopt-a-Family.
Junior Auxiliary of Tate-Panola is a part of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA), a non-profit organization founded in 1941 with Headquarters in Greenville, MS. NAJA has more than 15,500 active, associate and life members in 101 chapters in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.
This year's conference was packed with entertainment, education, and networking with other chapters from across the Mid-South. Junior Auxiliary of Tate-Panola enjoyed speakers such as Mike Robbins, author of Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation; Craig Scott with Rachel's Challenge, a survivor of the Columbine School shooting whose sister was not as fortunate; and Stacey DeWitt, speaking on Connect with Kids - Technical Difficulties: helping kids and families navigate today's online world. 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 Junior Auxiliary of Tate-Panola, visit www.jatatepanola.org or call Rhetta Conn, Chapter President, at 662-501-0270. For more information on NAJA, visit www.najanet.org.