The Junior Auxiliary of Tipton County was awarded multiple honors at the 2017 National Association of Junior Auxiliaries Annual Education Conference for their volunteer work over the 2016-2017 membership year.
“We are delighted that our hard work in our community was recognized at the national level,” said Chapter President Daphne Waddell. “The members work tirelessly throughout the year on a variety of projects that focus on local children and families. We don’t do it for the recognitions, but it sure is nice to be honored.”
The Chapter received the following awards:
- The Wilma J. Wilbanks National Focus Project Award given to honor the Chapters who sponsor outstanding projects pertaining to the National Focus of “Keeping It Real in a Virtual World” for the Unplugged Events the chapter hosted for the community in September and October 2016.
- The Eleanor Slaughter Award in recognition for achievement in the areas of recruitment, retention and/or re-engagement of members.
- The Public Relations Award received for outstanding public relations in promoting a successful Service Project (Unplugged) while enhancing the image of Junior Auxiliary in our community.
- The Efficiency Award which is given to those Chapters that maintain administrative excellence throughout the year.
“Our Chapter continues to grow in both size and accomplishments thanks to the support of local businesses, community leaders, and the Tipton community’” said Chapter Vice President Ginny Moss. “We share these awards with our supporters. Without them we could not effectively serve our community. Thank you.”
The Junior Auxiliary of Tipton County is a non-profit organization that encourages its members to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public with particular emphasis on children. The local chapter was founded in 1976 and has over 150 Active, Associate and Life members. In the 2016-2017 membership year, the Chapter volunteered 3,184 hours in Tipton County.