For 97 years, Jaycees have been a force for good in America and around the world. Jaycees helped establish AirMail services in America with Jaycee Charles Lindbergh, and have raised millions of dollars for causes such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the March of Dimes. Your Home Town Lake Geneva Jaycee's have been hard at work for almost 55 years now!
Individual Jaycees "age out" when their membership year ends following their 41st birthday. In the past, the friendly term "Exhausted Rooster" was used for such individuals, who had completed their Jaycee careers. Some remain available to assist their former organizations through advising on request, acting as a trainer, and being present at organization functions. Recently, the Exhausted Rooster has given way to the gender-neutral term, "Jaycee Graduate".
The Armbruster competition, named for John H. Armbruster, is a resume writing and interviewing competition sponsored by the US Junior Chamber and its state affiliate organizations. The competition is open to any new Junior Chamber member with a minimum of 12 months in the organization. The competition includes an oral interview (50%) and a review of the competitor's Jaycee resume (50%) or portfolio.
A planning, evaluation, and reporting process, utilizing membership and community input to develop an annual plan designed to impact the community and provide leadership training opportunities for its members.
The Brownfield competition, named for C. William Brownfield, is a resume writing and interviewing competition sponsored by the US Junior Chamber and its state affiliate organizations. The competition is open to any new Junior Chamber member with less than 24 months in the organization. The competition includes an oral interview (50%) and a review of the competitor's Jaycee resume (50%) or portfolio.
CPG - Chairman's Planning Guide
The US Junior Chamber provides those interested in running a successful project the Chairman's Planning Guide (CPG). . A two-page form, this cover sheet provides insight to those interested in running a new project. Together with attachments and other documentation, a CPG can provide valuable assistance to those wishing to run a the same or similar project in a different year or location. Regions, states, and the US Junior Chamber at the national level also have competitions for outstanding CPGs.
DD - District Director
A District Director is a Junior Chamber officer at the state level with responsibility for assisting a minimum of 4 - 6 local chapters in a defined geographical area. A DD is expected to provide local chapter officers with training, develop an incentive program for chapter performance, and lead the effort to start new Junior Chambers where appropriate.
DSA - Distinguished Service Award
An award presented to a young person of Junior Chamber age for outstanding community service.
EVP - Executive Vice President
The appointed officer of the US Junior Chamber in charge of managing the national service center operations in Tulsa, OK.
A title bestowed on a Jaycee upon reaching the age of 40, the age of Jaycee retirement. Also Jaycee Graduate or Jaycee Alumnus/a.
The organization of a new local chapter; also referred to as an affiliation.
HAFL - Healthy American Fitness Leaders
A Junior Chamber recognition program for individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the area of physical fitness. The program was discontinued in the 1990s.
HOL - Hall of Leadership
This opportunity has been established to recognize former Jaycees over 40 years of age whose active leadership qualities during their Jaycee career contributed to a continuation of leadership and service in their communities subsequent to their active Jaycee years. Inductees are usually recognized in conjunction with the annual TOYA program. There is not a requirement to have an annual inductee. For more information, contact the US Junior Chamber Foundation. The link below is to the nomination form. 
A chapter that exists within a confined, rehabilitative, or job training facility.
JAYS - Jaycees Against Youth Smoking
The U.S. Junior Chamber's Jaycees Against Youth Smoking (JAYS) project was created and piloted in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1998. It is a free, educational program that goes directly into elementary and middle school classrooms to teach children about the dangers of smoking and to help them make the informed decision to be smoke free. The children begin the program with a pretest and end the program two weeks later with a posttest. The program is sponsored by RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company.
JCFAN - Junior Chamber Family AIDS Network
JCFAN was founded in 1994 as a service project dedicated to developing a network of care facilities for children and adolescents affected by HIV/AIDS. The United States Junior Chamber initiated this project in an effort to help address gaps in services specifically for children. After a decade of work, the Foundation was officially dissolved in 2006.
JCI - Junior Chamber International
The world-wide Junior Chamber organization operating in over 100 countries and headquartered in St. Louis, MO.
LOTS - Local Officer Training School
A training forum traditionally sponsored by Junior Chamber organizations at the state level designed to train newly elected local chapter officers.
A consortium of local chapters within the US Junior Chamber with a minimum of 100 local members and/or from a community with a population of at least 100,000.
OYF - Outstanding Young Farmer
A national recognition program for young farmers and is sponsored by the John Deere Company.
A slogan used in promoting attendance at the annual meeting of the US Junior Chamber.
Parade of Chapters
A recognition program sponsored by Junior Chamber organizations at the state level in which points are earned for conducting certain programs and chapters are ranked based on performance within the competition.
Plan of Action
A local Junior Chamber annual goals and objectives for achievement developed by local chapters officers on an annual basis.
RD - Region Director
A Region Director is a Junior Chamber officer at the state level with responsibility for assisting a minimum of 8 - 10 local chapters in a defined geographical area. A RD is expected to provide local chapter officers with training, develop an incentive program for chapter performance, and lead the effort to start new Junior Chambers where appropriate. RDs will typically have one or more District Directors working with them.
An individual development competition designed to provide Junior Chamber members with the opportunity to develop their verbal communication skills.
TOYA - Ten Outstanding Young Americans
An annual recognition program that honors ten dynamic young leaders from across the country during the annual meeting of the US Junior Chamber in September. The more than 600 TOYA recipients include: John F. Kennedy, Gerald R. Ford, Ann Bancroft, Gale Sayers, Elvis Presley, Dan Quayle, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Larry Holmes, Bill Clinton, Jeanna Yeager, Colonel "Doc" Warr, Christopher C. Herring, Joe Atkins and Lani Rae Rafko-Wilson.
The official partnering of two Junior Chamber chapters in different nations, usually on different continents, that includes but is not limited to visitations, idea sharing, and other support.
An individual development competition designed to provide Junior Chamber members with the opportunity to develop their written communication skills.
The Annual Meeting of JCI held each year in November.
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