Junior Auxiliary of Slidell Welcomes National President, Charlott Jones, to Annual Christmas Dinner

Junior Auxiliary of Slidell kicked off the holiday season on December 5th at the Pinewood Country Club with its monthly general meeting and Christmas dinner. Not only did the chapter have 36 active members present, there were 40 life and associate members and 6 provisional members at the event.  Several unwrapped toys were donated for Boys & Girls Club.  The provisional members sold raffle tickets for a Mardi Gras basket and Spa basket to raise funds for their upcoming project, Play It Forward.  The chapter was honored by special guest, Charlott Jones, who is the national president of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries. Ms. Jones traveled from Jonesboro, Arkansas, to see first-hand the impact this Chapter makes in the Slidell area.  Her focus this year is “Paying It
Forward” and after the project reports were presented, it was evident that the Slidell chapter is doing just that through their many projects for children and families in the area. 

NAJA President – Charlott Jones addresses the chapter at the annual Christmas Dinner.
Past and Present NAJA Presidents – Jeanne Hildebrandt, Charlott Jones and Carol Caruso.
JAS and/or NAJA Presidents – (L-R Front Row) Deb Jones, Mary Gilmore, Barbara Murphy, Stehanie Hoppmeyer (L-R Back Row) Lori Jugan, Melanie Lishman, Ann Manella, (JAS & NAJA) Jeanne Hildebrandt, (NAJA) Carol Caruso, Alison Cuevas
Superstars of JAS – Life & Associate Members
Class of 2012 (L-R) Amanda Hover, Gladys Lopez, Gloria Poole, Carol Sensebe, Colleen Courtenay, Lisa Emery, Linda Larkin
Class of 2013 (L-R) Becky Rampon, Wanda Enright, Deb Jones, Rita Boggan, Andrea Quave
Class of 2013 (L-R) Becky Rampon, Wanda Enright, Deb Jones, Rita Boggan, Andrea Quave
Class of 2015 (L-R) Stacy Rotunda, Cassie Baker, Robin Frick, Amie Davis, Stephanie Miller, Lisha Bonson, Karen Cantrelle
Class of 2016 (L-R) Natalie Smith, Yeon Ham, Charmaine Seymour, Cathy Newman, Christy Wood, Lisa Kutcher, Lori Aucoin, Tanya Encalarde, Barbara Murphy, Marina Stevens
Provisional Class of 2017 (L-R) Sheila Guthrie, Ann Tassin, Provisional Trainers Becky Rampon & Barbara Murphy, Melissa O’Quin, Joanna Brockhoff, Tracy Stokes-Ducre
Toys collected at the Junior Auxiliary of Slidell annual Christmas Dinner delivered to Ms. Cynthia at Boys & Girls Club by JAS members Andrea Quave and Judy Burton Heimbuck. — at Boys and Girls Club of Slidell.