Mid-Atlantic Regional History
The idea of the first Regional plan was advanced at the 3rd annual meeting of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated held in Washington, DC in 1948. This concept was discussed during annual conventions but was adopted at the 1957 annual convention in San Francisco. The Mid-Atlantic Region is one of seven Regions established by the National Body in San Francisco, 1957. The Regional plan was brought forth as a means of involving more participation at annual meetings. Regional meetings would shorten travel, allow more time for discussions and promote children/teen inclusion at annual meetings. Regions would also bring together representatives of chapters within the Region, allow closer communication between chapters, enrich chapter programs and through discussion, interpret National policy, programs and projects.
The Mid-Atlantic Region was thus established and embodies four states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. By the year 1957, when the Regional concept was implemented, there were already 22 chapters established across these four states. In 2012, there were a total of 30 chapters within the Mid-Atlantic Region.