The Eastern Regional Area Workday is all about "Empowering Families for SUCCESS!"  
Time Name Description Speakers
Friday, November 5, 2021
5:00 PM - 11:30 PMVendor Marketplace

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6:30 PM - 7:35 PMChapter Finances: Chapter Finances: A Balancing Act

This workshop is geared for a general audience.  You will learn about the roles of each financial officer, as well as the role of the mother members as it pertains to the finances.  Not sure how to read the financial reports when they are distributed?  Come and learn about your financial resources so that you can become an informed member.

Facilitated by:  Melissa Desravines, Regional Treasurer

6:30 PM - 7:35 PMGavel Club – Creating Excitement In A Virtual World

In a world where heavy screentime is the new normal, what are ways we can generate excitement for our Gavel Clubs. Guest speakers, Open Mic, Table Topics…let’s explore it all as we look to elevate the experience for our Jacks and Jills.

Presented by Regional Chaplain Mechelle Olidge-Evans

6:30 PM - 7:35 PMConflict Resolution: Do it For the Kids

This interactive workshop will explore strategies for developing a harmonious chapter environment. Moms will walk through scenarios based on real conflicts and determine how to solve them in a way that brings peace to the chapter.   Leave with tips and techniques that will foster sisterly relations and put the focus on our children.

Facilitated by Regional Chapter Development and Relations Chair Kim Ford & Chapter Activities Chair Kathryn Simmons

6:30 PM - 7:35 PM Role of a Teen Advisor and Certification

Working with teenagers can be intimidating and can present a unique set of challenges. Competing interests, lack of motivation, and general indifference toward anything they don’t readily want to do can create obstacles. But teens are generally creative and have an innate ability to think outside the box! They are resilient and energetic and astonishingly curious! In order to successfully engage them, you must use strategies that lead to the building of authentic relationships. Teens rely on us to teach through modeling and example and they depend on us to demonstrate respect, authenticity, predictability, kindness, acceptance and grace as they navigate their own path toward adulthood. This workshop examines the best strategies to engage teens where they are, to enable you to have a positive and profound impact on their lives as Teen Advisors, and to get them excited about your Jack & Jill programming!

It will also prepare you to serve in the powerful role of Teen Conference Chaperone!

Serving as a Chaperone is one of the most special and significant roles during Teen Conference and comes with a great deal of responsibility. Therefore, all Mothers who perform chaperone duties must be trained and certified. 

Our Chaperone Certification workshop will ensure all have a clear understanding of what to expect, Teen Conference Code of Conduct, and how to address various situations that may arise.

Each Chaperone must participate in mandatory Regional Teen Chaperone training certification either at Area Workday or at a later online training webinar.

6:30 PM - 7:35 PMBetter Daily Self-Care Habits: Simple Changes with Lifelong Impact

Join Dr. Cicely for an overview of three key types of self-care, strategies for creating self-care habits, and leave with a customized self-care plan that you can start using immediately. As Certified Wellness Speaker, she focuses on helping her clients center well-being and self-care to lead more effectively in their personal and professional live.

6:30 PM - 7:35 PMCreating an Empowerment Zone - Declutter your Mind, Body and Space

Clutter isn’t just a physical hindrance. It can cause stress in your relationships, create health challenges, and block your ability to think and act clearly. Clearing clutter in your home and workspace creates more than a peaceful, orderly environment—it can be meditative and will enhance the energy you want surrounding you. Learn strategies on how to create a space you can thrive in.

8:00 PM - 9:30 PMFriday Cocktails and Comedy

$25 Virtual Comedy Showcase Featuring Onike McLean, Steph Jonez, and hosted by JJ Mattise. You must have checked Yes, I will attend on the Friday Night page to purchase a ticket and have access to the event.

Saturday, November 6, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:05 AMPresidents Only

You were selected to lead your chapter, so what’s next?  Come and learn tips for a successful presidential administration.

8:00 AM - 9:05 AMTeam Impact- Community Service, Foundation and Fundraising

We all know there is no “I” in team but there’s an I in impact.  Join this session as we discuss working collectively to increase our outreach and increase our impact to benefit our children and our communities through service, Jack and Jill Foundation initiatives and fundraising,  Community Service Chairs, Foundation Chairs, Foundation Chairs, Fundraising Chairs and those with servant hearts are encouraged to attend. You are the “I” in impact.  Go Team Impact!

Facilitated by Regional Member-at-Large Alexis Steals, Community Service Chair Fatimah Moody, and Partnership and Sponsorships Chair Nefatiti Anderson

8:00 AM - 9:05 AMThe Advocate In You:Your Voice, Your Right

You will leave this workshop with a renewed sense of community engagement, a heightened desire to support legislation that protects our civil rights and become a cheerleader for reform. We will outline the four pieces of legislation that Jack and Jill of America is speaking out about on Capitol Hill and learn how to do your part in seeing those bills become law.

Presented by Regional Legislative Chair Evelyn Sample-Oates

8:00 AM - 9:05 AMProgramming Power Moves 2021-2022

In this interactive workshop the participants will discuss and explore the strength of our new educational curriculum, the flexibility of virtual and in-person programming, and the building and development of more national programming content for ease of use in chapters.

Presented by National Program Director Shirell Gross & National Program Chair Virna Rhodes Alexander

8:00 AM - 9:05 AMBoss Lady Moves: How Women Can Advance Their Careers Without Underselling Themselves

When it comes to a salary boost or any type of professional advancement, you don’t get what you deserve—you get what you ask for. Negotiation is a key component of the process when you’re contemplating your next career move. Learn tips for advancing your career and getting the pay you deserve.

8:00 AM - 9:05 AMWe’re Living our Best Life!

Come to this workshop to learn how our Jack and Jill Associates are enjoying the sweet side and the best side of their Jack and Jill experience.

Presented by Regional Associates Chair Rose Richardson

8:00 AM - 9:05 AMAre Your Affairs in Order?

Families often overlook the need to plan for death or disability.  The reasons vary from thinking that they do not have enough assets yet or that they will have time to get it done.  The truth is unexpected circumstances do not arrive on schedule.  But there are basic steps that you can take to avoid the worst case scenario.  An estate plan ensures that should anything happen to you, your family will continue to thrive and reach their full potential.  This presentation will take you through the issues that your family needs to consider and the strategies that may be used to address them.

8:00 AM - 11:00 PMVendor Marketplace

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9:15 AM - 10:10 AMWhat Got You Here Won’t Get You There!

A positive mindset and the power to manifest is ours. Everything is possible, and this Jack and Jill Vision Setting and Manifestation Training is just the place to make IT, whatever IT is, happen!

Presented by Mother Evelyn Samuel, Burke Fairfax Chapter

9:15 AM - 10:10 AMSpeak Up and Be Heard. Let’s Talk About Governance

This is an opportunity to engage in discussion and share your thoughts, ideas and suggestions on the rules that giver need our organization.

Presented by Regional Policies and Procedures Chair Mylyn Smith, Regional Bylaws Chair A. Chevelle Glymph Foster and Regional Membership Chair Sharon Hoskins

9:15 AM - 10:10 AMSo You Want to Be a Financial Officer? QuickBooks Guide to Success

This workshop is geared for those financial officers using QuickBooks.  We will review varying levels of tasks and transactions in QuickBooks addressing those most common questions and procedures. 

9:15 AM - 10:10 AMSo You Want to Run for Office

Come and hear from current and past elected officers from our Mighty Eastern Region!  Leave inspired to run for office or seek higher office  in our beloved organization.

Presented by Past National President Tammy King, Past Regional Director Vivian Darkes, Past Regional Director Joi Grady, and Regional Treasurer Melissa Desravines. Moderated by Regional Director Melinda Alexis-Hayes.

9:15 AM - 10:10 AMParliamentary Excellence: Building Knowledge and Practice of the Rules

A review of Parliamentary Procedure and relevant exercises designed to strengthen your practical knowledge of the rules while having fun!

9:15 AM - 10:10 AMMaxiMOM MOMentum

Elevate your Membership Experience.  Explore opportunities to make the best of your Jack and Jill membership using our Guiding Principles in a game show format.

Presented by Regional Secretary Ily Houston and Regional Membership Chair Sharon Hoskins

9:15 AM - 10:10 AMBelieving in the Best for Ourselves and Others: Tackling Microaggressions and Biases

What would happen if we really believed the best about each other? What’s stopping us from believing about others what we would like to be believed about us? Though we are surrounded by scores of people with stories that differ from our own, we sometimes go with the stories that confirm stereotypes, even when what’s right in front of us refutes our worst ideas. Our beliefs about others, and the subsequent conversations have the power to build or destroy. We can create those spaces when we untangle ourselves from those inaccurate and often dangerous unconscious biases, offensive micro-aggressions, and the tendency to make ourselves the victim when we may be the ones doing harm.

Join Dr. Worokya Duncan to explore how we can have mutually beneficial and affirming conversations. 


9:15 AM - 10:10 AMChildren with Different Needs, How to Advocate in the Age of COVID

As more children are returning to in-person learning, how can you advocate for your child’s educational needs? What are steps that can be taken? What are the responsibilities of schools to your child?]

10:30 AM - 11:30 AMOpening Session & Welcome

Call to Order
Jack and Jill of America Hymn
Jack and Jill of America Prayer
National Officer Greetings
Chapter Roll Call
Oratorical Contest Winners
Sponsor Presentations

11:30 AM - 12:20 PMGeneral Session Officer Reports

National Officer Report
Regional Treasurer Report
Regional Secretary Report
Member-at-Large Report
Regional Associates Chair Report
Regional Director Report
Vendor Give-Away


1:00 PM - 2:00 PMOur Vote, Our Voice, Our Rights! A Discussion on the Importance of Voting!

The panel will feature a majority of Queens elected officials – including our Congressman, State Senators, State Assembly Representative, City Council Members and Borough President