The Washington Jaycees (Junior Chamber) gives young people between the ages of 18 and 40 the tools they need to build the bridges of success for themselves in the areas of business development, management skills, individual training, community service, and international connections.
The Washington Jaycees are affiliated with JCI (Junior Chamber International). JCI is a membership-based nonprofit organization of 200,000 young people ages 18 to 40 in 5,000 communities and more than 100 countries around the world. Each JCI Member shares the belief that in order to create lasting positive change, we must improve ourselves and the world around us. We seek targeted solutions to the unique problems in our communities to build a better world, creating global impact.
Vision statement reads: 'To be the leading global network of active young citizens.'
Mission statement reads: 'To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.'
Please also check out the About JCI page for more information and videos.
CURRENT / FUTURE CHAPTER & STATE PROJECTS
Seattle, Rangers vs. Mariners
Date and Location: April 26th
Safeco Field, Seattle
Washington Jaycees Senate, ID Retreat
Date and Location: May 2nd-4th
La Quinta Inn & Suites, Tacoma
For Registration Form, click here
Seattle, UW Relay for Life
Date and Location: May 10th-11th
University of Washington
Washington Jaycees, Summer Board
Date and Location: May 30th-June 1st
Sacajawea State Park, Pasco
United States Jaycees, Annual Meeting
Date and Location: June 25th-June 29th
Goldendale, 40th Annual Demolition Derby
Date and Location: July 4th
Contact Kimiko Atkins for more info
Seattle, Charter Boat Fishing
Date and Location: July 19th
United States Jaycees, GALS
(Governmental Affairs Leadership Seminar)
Date and Location: September 27th-29th
APRIL PRESIDENT'S CORNER
The United States Junior Chamber continues to work with the American Cancer Society. Since 2007, the Jaycees have raised over $1,000,000.00 for the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life CELEBRATES those who have beat cancer, REMEMBERS those
who have lost the battle and FIGHTS BACK until a cure is found.
To register your team and show your Jaycee Pride as a Non Corporate Partner with the American Cancer Society, it is very easy to get started.
Speak with your local Chapter President or the State President for more information. Or you can visit the US Jaycees Relay for Life Page HERE
Click on Find a Relay, and search by zip code or City and State to find the RFL that your team wishes to participate in.
Once you have found your event, click on the blue "event website" link
Select Sign Up
Select Start a Team
Enter your Team Name. Please Use your Chapter Name and two letter state code in your team name (Example "Your City, State Jaycees")
Next, VERY IMPORTANT STEP, Click the Team/Company Organization Drop down box, scroll down and select JAYCEES
Continue through the registration process....and save. In order for your team to show immediately on the USJC/RFL website, please make a minimum of a $15.00 donation. (Even though your team is registered it will not show online until your first online donation is received)
Please make a print screen of your registration confirmation, for future reference if needed.
You are now registered to FIGHT BACK with ACS and the US Jaycees. Your team will be viewable through your local RFL event website and on the US Jaycees/RFL Non Corporate Team Page. The best part.....no additional reporting is required for US Jaycees, all online donations are tracked automatically through the website. Offline donations are also reported to your USJC RFL Program Manager on a regular basis. Of course teams are encouraged to verify their information from time to time and report any discrepancies or ask any questions...anytime!
The next step...encourage your team members to go online and register too. Follow the same steps but select, join a team.
You can fundraise directly through your team site, team members can email friends and family, personalize their individual pages, and share their fundraising efforts with their Facebook Friends.
Banners will be available this year on a limited basis and will be available for teams who are registered on the USJC/RFL website and are actively fundraising only. These banners are recyclable and are the same as last year. If your team already has a banner and it is in good condition, please do not request a new one.
Please be sure to take photos at your Relay Fundraisers and Events. Photos and stories can be submitted to your USJC Relay PM. Chapters are also encouraged to submit their stories to the US Jaycees Magazine.
The US Jaycees are committed to FIGHTING BACK alongside the American Cancer Society. We ARE making a difference and saving lives together!!