Jane Austen Society
of North America
Greater Phoenix

JASNA Greater Phoenix is a unique group of people, friends, who enjoy reading and discussing the works of Jane Austen. We also enjoy learning about and experiencing and some of the “past-times” Jane may have enjoyed. We are one of over 70 regional groups across the United States and Canada.

Members at a local JASNA meeting may discuss an Austen novel, hear a lecture about Austen or the Regency era, or enjoy a tea or Box Hill picnic. We celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday with a luncheon, tea, or special event. Other activities may include museum and garden tours, English country dancing, and Regency fashion shows. We also host special events such as scholarly conferences and galas which are open to the public.

January 2018 marks the beginning of our seventh year as a region. You are cordially invited to attend any of our events. Visitors are always welcome!

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Join JASNA-Greater Phoenix members and other groups at this volunteer opportunity – packing life-saving meals for children around the world.


Saturday, November 3, 2018

2:00-4:00 PM

Feed My Starving Children

1345 S. Alma School Road

Mesa, AZ 85210

This volunteer experience is an opportunity to engage our members with the selfless benefit of feeding the world’s starving children.

The session includes a brief orientation and video, followed by packing instructions.  The packing session is an assembly-line process. Volunteers pour dry ingredients into bags; the bags are weighed and sealed, then boxed and put onto pallets. Volunteers unable to stand for long periods of time may sit at tables and label bags. The shift will conclude with a short closing. During that time, we will learn how many meals were packed during our shift.


This event is open to you and your family members. R.s.v.p. by October 27 to jasnaphx@gmail.com

The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing. The Greater Phoenix Region serves Phoenix and its surrounding areas.

The Jane Austen Society of North America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies substantially for its funding on membership dues and contributions. Contributions to the JASNA-Greater Phoenix Region, a local chapter of the Society, are tax-deductible and are gratefully acknowledged with a receipt.