Carole Robertson Day (September)
Carole Robertson Day is in memory of Carole who was a member of our teen group in Birmingham, AL. She was killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing on September 15, 1963. At our National Convention in San Francisco, it was decided by resolution that all chapters would honor her in September with an activity that would highlight the goals of human rights, civil rights, racial harmony that Carole did not live to enjoy. She was 14 years of age at her death and she was at the church preparing to march with other youth that day for civil rights. Her mother was the regional director for the Southeastern region.
Jack and Jill Day (September)
Jack and Jill Day began in 1948 under the direction of Dorothy Wright our first National President, the concept was that this day would be our family round-up time. Chapters are required to have a family activity in September that brings all of the membership together after the summer break. It is a time to also invite families that are interested in joining the organization. It focuses on the programmatic thrusts of social and recreational. However many chapters have incorporated cultural/heritage as part of the day. The focus is to promote the membership growth of the organization at an event that promotes what the organization is all about.
Brooklyn Chapter Black Family Dinner (February)
The Brooklyn Chapter Families come together annual to celebrate the Black Family. During this time we celebrate our children, honor our culture and gather with our membership, Associates and their families.