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Junior Auxiliary of Searcy Board Members Attend the 71st Annual Education Conference
Encouraging Children to Reach for the Stars was the message to members of Junior Auxiliary (JA) of Searcy at the 71st Annual Education Conference held May 4 and 5 in Little Rock. Almost six hundred ladies were in attendance at this year’s event.Junior Auxiliary is a national non-profit organization that encourages members to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public with particular emphasis on children. Junior Auxiliary of Searcy was chartered by a group of caring, enthusiastic women in 1962 and continues to grow and thrive throughout Searcy and White County. Chapter Members work tirelessly throughout the year on a variety of projects that focus on local children and families in need of assistance. Junior Auxiliary of Searcy is a part of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA), a non-profit organization founded in 1941 with Headquarters in Greenville, MS. NAJA has more than 15,500 active, associate and life members in 100 chapters in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. This year’s conference was packed with entertainment, education and networking with other chapters from across the Mid-South. Junior Auxiliary of Searcy enjoyed speakers such as Bryan Dodge, author of The Good Life Rules: 8 Keys to Being Your Best at Work and at Play, covered professional and personal development, success habits of the wealthy, and leadership principles; Constance Curry and Kristina Wandzilak, authors of The Lost Years a dual narrative of a mother and daughter giving their first- hand accounts of the years lost to addiction and how tough love, intervention and rehabilitation eventually saved them and their family; Shar McBee, author of To Lead is to Serve and Joy of Leadership. Attendees learned how she organized the largest voter registration in California history and how a mentor taught her a secret that made it easy for people to say yes to her; Karen Montgomery, founder of Chic Valise, a company dedicated to helping others dress well and travel light; Laine Berry, founder of Taking Wellness to Heart, a national organization that promotes and raises awareness about women’s heart health; and Stephanie Young, Deputy Director of The University of Mississippi Medical Center Area Health Education Center Program sharing on children’s healthy eating portions and a specially designed placemat. In addition, up and coming Board Members of the chapter were trained in their specific duties for the next year. Junior Auxiliary chapters all over the Mid-South are working more than ever before to increase awareness of children in need and the benefits of caring today to create character tomorrow.For more information on Junior Auxiliary of Searcy visit our Facebook page or find us on Searcy.com. To reach a chapter representative please email email@example.com. For more information on NAJA, visit www.najanet.org.