Junior Auxiliary members attend conference

Giving Love, Growing Legacies was the message to members of Junior Auxiliary of East St. Mary at the 72nd Annual Education Conference held June 7 and 8 in Memphis, Tenn. More than 600 women were in attendance at this year’s event.

Junior Auxiliary is a national non-profit organization that encourages its members to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public with particular emphasis on children. Junior Auxiliary of East St. Mary was chartered by a group of caring, enthusiastic women in 1993 and continues to grow and thrive throughout St. Mary Parish. Volunteers work throughout the year on a variety of projects that focus on local children and families in need of assistance.

Junior Auxiliary of East St. Mary is a part of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, a non-profit organization founded in 1941 with headquarters in Greenville, Miss. NAJA has more than 15,500 active, associate and life members in 101 chapters in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.

Speakers included Mike Robbins, author of “Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation;” Craig Scott with Rachel’s Challenge, a survivor of the Columbine School shooting whose sister was not as fortunate; and Stacey DeWitt, speaking on Connect with Kids - Technical Difficulties: helping kids and families navigate today’s online world.

For more information on Junior Auxiliary of East St. Mary, visit www.najanet.org.

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