The Arlington Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. of America, Incorporated, was the result of an idea which was initially discussed by Mrs. Doris Johnson and Ms. Linda Banks. This idea was presented to members of the Fort Worth Chapter who resided in Arlington. Unable to organize a chapter while a member of an existing chapter, the idea was acted upon by Ms. Emma Walker and Mrs. Doris Johnson.
On April 8, 1991, Fort Worth agreed to become the sponsoring chapter of the Arlington Interest Group. The group then received Provisional Group status in July 1991. The first year was filled with group activities and meetings that allowed the members the opportunity to get to know each other.
On June 9, 1992, twenty-nine (29) mother’s names were submitted for Provisional Chapter status.
This status was granted at the 1992 Jack and Jill of America, Inc. of America, Incorporated National Convention in Orlando, Florida. The Arlington Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. of America, Incorporated was chartered on September 12, 1992 with Doris Johnson serving as the first president.