In May 1961, the Cleveland, Ohio chapter provided guidance to an Akron group of 39 mothers and 98 children that called themselves “Oak and Acorns”. In April 1962, the Cleveland chapter of Jack and Jill sent an advisory team to Akron for a progress report. In July 1962, at the National Convention the Akron Chapter was accepted into the national organization.
The Fall of 1962 found the chapter adopting their bylaws as a member of the national organization, forming committees, developing activities for each of the five age groups and planning community projects. On February 12, 1963, the installation services for the Akron Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. were conducted by Mrs. Junald Braddock of St. Paul, Minnesota, National Recording Secretary. Mrs. Braddock also administered the oath to all chapter members. The group consisted of 34 mothers and 77 children and were divided into five activity levels. Chapter members installed 1962-63 as the Akron Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. were as follows: