Founded on June 22,1950 the Lombard Jaycees had 15 charter members. The members sold Christmas trees and held social dinner dances to raise funds for their struggling new chapter and to help the community. From those humble beginnings we have grown by leaps and bounds. The Lombard Jaycees currently have close to 60 members and continue to grow from month to month and year to year. We have past members that are officers in the Village of Lombard including the Village President, Village Trustees, and the Park District President.
Over the years the Lombard Jaycees have played an important part in creating some of the traditional events that happen within the Village of Lombard. The Distinguished Service Awards & Man of the Year ceremony is over 60 years old. The Haunted House is the longest consecutively running haunted house in the country and has been scaring the residents for over 40 years, the Taste of Lombard is THE PARTY in the park for the 4th of July and is over 30 years old.
The Lombard Jaycees are fun, caring people who are ages 18-41 that are willing to share their spare time to make the Lombard area a better place to live. At the same time the Jaycees are also working to improve themselves. Some of these improvements are learning organizational, communication, teamwork and leadership skills that can help you advance at work. Jaycees are provided with leadership learning opportunities through hands on experience. This experience is gained through local, state, national and international levels on everything from community projects to guiding Junior Chamber International. True leaders aren't born, they're made.
Our General Membership Meetings are the second Thursday of the month at 8pm and are open to the public. We are located at 376 E St Charles Road. It's the building in between the Post Office and the Animal Hospital. You park in the back, go in the back door, up the stairs and we are Suite 22 on the left. New Member Orientation is at 7pm prior to our GM. That's where you can find out all about us. We also have our Jayteens Meetings at 7pm. That's for kids age 7-17.
JCI Vision (who are we)
To be the leading global network of active young citizens.
JCI Mission (what do we do)
To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.
By C. William Brownfield
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