The North Shore Chapter was organized at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Highland Park, Illinois on February 1, 1975 by Shirley G. Mines. It was sponsored by the Chicago Chapter and was granted provisional status on July 23, 1975. The charter, extending full membership, was granted on July 24, 1976 at the 22nd National Convention held in Denver, Colorado. Georgia Williams, National Secretary, installed the chapter on September 26, 1976 at the Continental Plaza (Westin) Hotel. Forty-six members from 21 North Shore and Northern suburbs signed the charter. Our chapter reports to the Midwestern Regional office which is a sub-division of the National organization located in Washington D.C. http://national.jackandjillonline.org.
Since its inception the group has been busy fulfilling the mission of the organization with social, civic, educational, cultural, and recreational activities for children and teens of Jack and Jill. In 2013 the North Shore Chapter raised more than $10,000 for the Jack and Jill Foundation and for college scholarships. In 2014 the North Shore Chapter was the host of the Illinois Area Children’s Cluster which brought together children and mothers from the Illinois area for a day of activities targeted toward fulfilling educational, community service, healthy living and social focuses.
The North Shore chapter continues to be committed to providing children with unique and enriching activities that will enable them to thrive.