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Being a Jaycee:

Jaycee Mission: To provide leadership development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.

Jaycee Values: We Believe, That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life That the brotherhood of man transcends the Sovereignty of Nations That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise That government should be of laws rather than of men That Earths great treasure lies in human personality And that service to humanity is the best work of life.

Jaycee Vision: To be the leading global network of young active citizens.

Membership Resources

Membership Adds, Renewals, and Drops

Chapter Recruitment Investment Program

Passport to Civic Leadership

Membership FAQs

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Trimester Awards

Year End Awards




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JCI Links

Chapter Map

Membership Adds, Renewals, and Drops

June Monthly

Membership Incentive !

Passport to Civic Leadership

Passport to Civic Leadership is a membership tool designed to quickly immerse new members into their Jaycee careers and help veteran Jaycees grow and develop their individual, leadership, and business skills. Participation in the program leads members to a satisfactory Jaycee experience and results in higher member retention for the chapter.


Questions on Passport to Civic Leadership or interested in having our program manager visit your chapter for a personalized training? Contact our Membership VP at

Resources about the Passport program to come.

Chapter Recruitment Investment Program

The Chapter Recruitment Invest Program is a program to help chapters provide resources for recruitment activities. Chapters can request funding for items to help in their recruitment efforts. Priority will be given to those chapters having paid under 20 member policy dues over the years. Other chapters demonstrating need will also be eligible. Request will be approved by the Executive Committee. Input from the chapter’s Region Director will be considered. The request will be evaluated for financial need and how the funds will assist their membership goals. Requests are limited to no more than $250 per chapter.

Membership FAQs

What are the Jaycees? 

We are a leadership, community service and social organization for young adults between the ages of 18-40.  We run projects and events in 4 different areas of opportunity: Individual Development, Community Action, Business, and International Collaboration. We help our communities, travel, meet new friends, grow as leaders and have lots of fun along the way!

Is there a minimum requirement for participation in events?

The Jaycees is a unique organization that does not have a minimum requirement for participation in events.  We have a saying around the Jaycees, “You get out of the organization what you put into it”. You decide your level of participation. Any amount of time is appreciated, and it is well worth getting involved. It is recommended that you attend one monthly meeting and consider being part of at least one committee. Every chapter is different, but we realize your time is valuable.

How can I become a member?

All you have to do to become a member is fill out an application, pay your first year’s dues, and be sworn in by your local chapter president. We can connect you with your closest chapter. If there is not one nearby we can help you grab your friends and make a brand-new chapter!

Trimester Awards

Your award submissions recognize our members and projects that have made an impact with their outstanding accomplishments. Award submissions show value to our members and appreciation for their contributions to our organization and communities. 

Trimester Award Manual

Included in the Manual are a list of Trimester Awards, Trimester Due Dates, Explanations for each Award, and Our Creed.

Click the PDF button for the Manual

Individual Awards First Trimester 2024

Nominate a Jaycee for a first trimester award here.

For questions about Individual Awards contact Lanna Bartko at

Project Awards First Trimester 2024

Submit a PMG to nominate a project for a first trimester award here.

For questions about PMGs, contact PM Austin Harris at

Year End Awards

Year - End Awards should be submitted to the Illinois Submission Portal by 11:59pm on 12/20/2024. Award submissions are free for each chapter! 


Reach out to 2024 Programming VP Megan O'Brien at with any questions!

All chapters regardless of their current membership result for 2024 should submit an award.  The State Team will evaluate each submission on a variety of factors.   We will honor those projects and individuals that we select at the State Year-End Awards on February 1.  Some of these winners will move on to national award consideration.   Ignore the instructions on the top of the JCI USA Forms on the submission timelines.  The State Team will handle submitting eligible awards to the national level for consideration.   

Chapter Submissions

Chapter Submission Form - 

Use this form to submit the chapter for a Year-End Award.  All chapters are encouraged to submit a chapter award.  Submitting in the Best Chapter Category better supports you if you choose to submit your chapter to win an Area of Opportunity (AOO) Award at the State Level.   The State Recognizes a variety of chapters based on chapter size at the State Year-End all chapters should submit so their work can be recognized! 

Chapter Visionary Award Form -

This award is presented annually to the local chapter which best exemplifies the JCI Mission and Vision through innovation against adversity. The award is creatively named from our 100 years of as an organization stemming from the vision of Henry Giessenbier in the 1910’s.  See Award's Manual or JotForm for more specifics. 

JCI USA Award Manual (2023)This gives you more information on the JCI USA Awards and how they are judged. This is a good reference to use to make sure you are including key points in the nomination form so they can be judged appropriately. 

JCI 2023 Plan of Action - The nominations ask for how the chapter, person, or project advance the action plan. 

JCI USA 2023 Plan of Action

Member Discounts

JCI USA is excited to announce a membership benefit partnership with FunEx! FunEx offers a variety of discounts including travel, gym & fitness, retail & dining and more! As part of your JCI USA membership you will have access to exclusive discounts and deals!

Get started in just 3 easy steps:

1. Go to 

2. Click on "Sign up" on the top corner of the page

3. Enter your full name and email used in GlueUp to complete registration 

Check out details for onboarding and June's deals here! Keep an eye out each month for new and exciting deals.

Request a State Team Member!

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