The Greater Springhill Junior Chamber (Jaycees) will hold two meetings to inform prospective members about the benefits of the organization on June 14th at noon and June 16th at 6 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the Springhill-North Webster Chamber of Commerce at 400 North Giles Street in Springhill and light refreshments will be served.
The Junior Chamber is a group of young people, ages 18-41, dedicated to making their community and themselves better. Founded in 1920, by young men to develop personal and leadership skills through service to others, the Jaycees have been a force for good in the United States 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, March of Dimes and the American Cancer Society. They have built parks, playgrounds, hospitals, ball fields, and housing for the elderly while conducting service and support programs in thousands of communities nationwide.
Jaycees can be found in all walks of life: governmental leaders such as past Presidents Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford, business tycoons such as Domino's Pizza mogul Tom Monaghan, registered nurse and former Miss America Kaye Lani Rae Rafko-Wilson, sports heroes like basketball great Larry Bird – name the field and Jaycees can be found at the forefront. With the focus of the nation on volunteerism, from the smallest towns to the largest cities, the Jaycees are enlarging areas of opportunity for young people.
"As a Jaycee I have been able to put my God-given talents to work in my community and hope to share this opportunity with young people like me in the North Webster Parish and South Columbia County area," commented Toby Stephens, Executive Director of the North Webster Parish Industrial District. "The Jaycees had an active role in making Springhill a great community in years past. I hope that there are still young people in our community willing to do the same by coming to one of the two meetings to learn more."
Stephens currently serves as the President of the Arkansas Jaycees and is helping to organize the Greater Springhill Jaycees. To find out more about the Jaycees visit them on the web at www.usjaycees.org or contact Stephens at 870-901-1608.