VA Beach Jaycees
ECSC is planned, produced and staffed by the Virginia Beach Jaycees. The Jaycees is a volunteer leadership organization that trains through community service and is open to men and women ages 21 to 40. Proceeds from this event fund the projects and programs of the Virginia Beach Jaycees.
The Virginia Beach Jaycees celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1998. The local chapter is involved in the community through such projects as the Flame of Hope, Christmas Shopping Tour for underprivileged children, First Citizen, Outstanding Young Citizen, and Soup Kitchen at the Judeo-Christian Outreach Center.
What is a Jaycee?
A Jaycee is a member of the U.S. Jaycees, a world-wide leadership training and community service organization which was founded in 1920, the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce changed its name to the U.S. Jaycees in 1965. In Virginia today, more than 7,000 Jaycees belong to one of over 130 local chapters.
Who can join?
There are three requirements to be a Jaycee. First, you must be between the ages of 21 to 39. Second, pay your annual dues (dues vary from chapter to chapter, for the Virginia Beach Jaycees it is $65). Third, to get involved in your community by working on a project.
What programs do the Jaycees offer?
Plenty! In fact, the Jaycees can provide you with a complete foundation and opportunity for success in almost every facet of your life.
The Jaycees offer personal development, providing courses to help you develop as an individual. We can improve your public speaking ability, and train you in managing your personal finances, budgeting your time, and establishing concrete goals.
The Jaycees help you identify problems within your community or neighborhood. This community involvement leads to constructive plans of action to provide solutions.
Our chapter offers management training on a regular basis, including quarterly meetings with other chapters throughout Virginia. Members learn management techniques which also carry over into the business community, making Jaycees more valuable to their employers.
Why are Jaycees respected?
This is a people-oriented organization, made up of individuals with many different backgrounds. Bankers, teachers, accountants, farmers, doctors, salespeople, construction workers, lawyers, managers … all types of young people join the Jaycees to help their communities and improve themselves. In fact, many public officials and corporate leaders are active or former Jaycees!
How much time will being a Jaycee take?
Participation is always voluntary in the Jaycees. Give as much time as you wish to devote. That is what our time management course is all about – helping you budget your time for yourself, your family, your job, and the Jaycees!
When do they meet?
The Virginia Beach Jaycees hold meetings on the Second and Fourth Tuesday of every month and have various events throughout the months.
Visit the Virginia Beach Jaycess website