JJSSDC History



The South Suburban Denver Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, was organized when a group of parents recognized that a new chapter was needed to be established to fulfill the growing request for membership in Jack and Jill in the growing suburban areas. Following the provisional period, South Suburban Denver was officially chartered and installed on September 20, 1980, by Dr. Lillian Parks, National President, and Barbara Ponder, Central Regional Director. The South Suburban Denver Chapter is proud of Tara Joseph-Labrie, Immediate-past National President, and South Suburban Denver Chapter member.

The South Suburban chapter was created for the same reasons the National organization was established and today we continue to take our goals and objectives seriously. We are taking bold new steps, not only in raising awareness of children’s needs and concerns in our objectives but also by implementing programs that are fun and community friendly. This year, we are working in a collaborative manner with our continuing partnership with the Denver Boys & Girls Club. Each grade group is actively developing activities and events that assist and improve their communities.

The South Suburban chapter is busy empowering our youth’s potential through programming and making a difference in the lives of those in the community we serve.


Yvonne Beasley                              Sherri Franklin                   Toni Glymon                     Barbara McCleod                  Joyce Pleasants

Sandra Blackwell                          Nettie Fisher                        Yvette Hunt                       Betty McWilliams                  Patricia Roles  

Carol Bullock                                  Joretta Harris                     Lucille Jennings               Norma Osborn                        Ruth Shepard           

Peggy Edison                                  Carolyn Hill                       Sheila Johnson                  Ruthie Perry                             Lurice Tatum               

Linda Embree                                Laura Hill                           Vera Matthews                  Shirley Pleasant                          Connie Williams

Emily Young