1997 Regular Session
By: Representative Simmons (100th)
House Concurrent Resolution 123
(As Adopted by House and Senate)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE COLUMBIA JUNIOR AUXILIARY FOR ITS 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO COLUMBIA AND THE SURROUNDING AREA.
WHEREAS, The Columbia Junior Auxiliary is celebrating its fiftieth year of service to Columbia and the surrounding area; and
WHEREAS, the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries traces its history back to November 11, 1941, when 100 women from ten towns in Mississippi and Arkansas met to organize the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries in Greenville; and
WHEREAS, the national organization has now grown to 101 chapters in seven states; and
WHEREAS, in 1947, the Columbia Junior Guild was formed and became the petitioning group to the national association; and
WHEREAS, the Columbia Chapter was accepted into the national association in 1949, thus becoming the Columbia Junior Auxiliary; and
WHEREAS, the Columbia Junior Auxiliary has twice been the recipient of the prestigious Louise Eskrigge Crump Award for outstanding service projects dealing with the well-being of a child or children; and
WHEREAS, the Columbia Junior Auxiliary was selected as an outstanding chapter by the national association in 1956 and 1971; and
WHEREAS, the year 1997 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Columbia Junior Auxiliary's Charity Ball, at which event each year the outstanding citizen of Marion County is announced; and
WHEREAS, the Columbia Chapter has had several members to serve as regional or national officers, among whom were Jeannette Tiser, Bettie Waldrop, Patty Dantin, Mimi DeOrnellas, and Helen Simmons; and
WHEREAS, Helen Simmons had the distinction of serving as national president in 1963-1964; and
WHEREAS, the Columbia Junior Auxiliary, through its five-year training program, helped to acquaint women with community needs so as to be effective volunteers in service to their community; and
WHEREAS, the Columbia Junior Auxiliary has sponsored the Crown Club, a service club for high school junior and senior girls, and presents the senior girls at the Annual Charity Ball; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of this Legislature to recognize and commend excellence:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate the Columbia Junior Auxiliary for its 50 years of service through projects that have benefited Columbia and Marion County.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be forwarded to the Columbia Junior Auxiliary and the Columbian Progress.