President’s Message 2023-2024

Welcome to the Junior Auxiliary of Slidell website!

The Junior Auxiliary of Slidell (JAS) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit service organization made up of women committed to serving the greater Slidell community. JAS women are active leaders in our community who strive to focus our service projects on children, families and the elderly.  As a member of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA), we endeavor to be active in our community by providing service projects that meet our local needs.  With the support of our corporate sponsors, JAS organizes three service projects that include: Fun Day With JA, Hearts United (2018 Child Welfare Award), and Teens in Service. We also have a scholarship program, College Bound, for seniors in high school to apply towards needed college expenses.  One project at a time, we are making a difference in our community as we have continuously done for over since 1968.  I invite you to explore our website where you will find information on our history, service projects, and our corporate sponsors. In addition, you will find links to connect to our Facebook page and how to follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Please take the time to connect with us and monitor the phenomenal impact we are having on our community. If you want to help support our efforts, we would love for you or your company to become one of our corporate sponsors today!  With passion and enthusiasm, JAS not only dedicates our hearts, but we also provide our hands to serve those in need. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail at or by phone at (985) 774-9363. Thank you for your time and interest in the Junior Auxiliary of Slidell. Sincerely, Lauren Bethancourt 

National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA) Awards & Recognitions….

2019-20 MAG Award (Provisional Project Award) Slidell Social Seniors

2018-19 Chapter Efficiency Award

2018-19 Norma DeLong Education Award –  Spelling Bee

2017-18 Chapter Efficiency Award

2018 Louise Eskrigge Crump Award (Child Welfare) Hearts United

2018 MAG Award (Provisional Project Award) Play It Forward

2016-17 Chapter Efficiency Award

2015-16 Chapter Efficiency Award

2014-15 Chapter Efficiency Award

2015 Public Relations Service Award

2014 Award of Excellence

2013-14 Chapter Efficiency Award

2014 Public Relations Service Award

2014 MAG Award (Provisional Project Award) Bags of Love

2013 Award of Excellence

2012-13 Chapter Efficiency Award

2013 Public Relations Service Award

2012 Award of Excellence

2011-12 Chapter Efficiency Award

2012 Betty Robbins Volunteer of the Year Award – Jane Alford

2010-11 Chapter Efficiency Award

2011 Public Relations Service Award

2009-10 Chapter Efficiency Award

2010 National Focus Award New Project A Day for Girls’ Health

2010 Betty Robbins Volunteer of the Year Award – Kay DeLuca

2010 Public Relations Service Award

2009 Award of Excellence

2009 Chapter Efficiency Award

2009 National Focus Award New Project – JA Water Day

2009 National Focus Award Existing Project – Healthy Hands

2009 Betty Robbins Volunteer of the Year Award – Ann Mannella

2009 Public Relations Service Award