The dream and purpose are clearly expressed in these words of the founder of Junior Chamber, Henry Giessenbier:
"From within the walls of the soul of this organization, wherein the foundations of character and citizenship are laid, I hope a message will come forth in the sometime of tomorrow that will stir the people toward the establishment of a permanent and everlasting world peace."
His dream and purpose for Junior Chamber was to offer the membership opportunities that would build strong, positive characters and a sense of citizenship, not only of communities, cities and countries, but of the world.
Each year the Florence Jaycees raise thousands of dollars for local, state, and national charities. We invest many hours of volunteer time serving the needs of our community. We identify community needs and problems, then plan and execute projects to remedy those situations.
The Jaycees offer a variety of activities and opportunities to meet and associate with progressive young people with similar interests and objectives. You get to meet people not only in your own community, but also from across the state, nation, and even other parts of the world. Activities range from a family picnic to white water rafting to New Year's Eve on Beale St. in Memphis. Jaycees like to have fun!
Individual Development and Leadership Training
In addition to those items listed on the Individual Training Page, here are just a few more:
The Jaycees can help motivate each individual member to develop their personal potential. We achieve this level of training through membership meetings, seminars, competitions, state and national conventions, charity fund raisers, social activities, family and community events.
ALAMO RENT A CAR
U.S. Junior Chamber members receive special discounts nationwide. Call 1.800.354.2322 and use the ID #390733 and Rate Code '`BY" or "A1" for weekend specials.
AVIS RENT A CAR
U.S. Junior Chamber members receive special discounts worldwide. Call 1.800.331.1212 and use the AWDID #T306000.
INCOME PROTECTION PLAN
TransAmerica Life Companies offers the Income Protection Plan, a unique, affordable way to protect the young Junior Chamber member's family's income.
EXCLUSIVE CREDIT CARD
The U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce MasterCard and Gold MasterCard are available for no annual fee. For an application, call 1.800.347.7887. Card members, call 1.800.955.9900 for service. From First USA Bank.
CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL
Members receive a 20 percent discount on standard rates at over 3,000 hotels worldwide. Call 1.800.258.2847 and use the special S.O.S. ID #00800241.
JUNIOR CHAMBER CHECKS
Special Junior Chamber logo options ensure that your checks will be a conversation piece anywhere. For ordering and cost information, call 1.800.354.3588.
PENNYWISE OFFICE SUPPLIES
Receive special discounts of 4% to 11% on over 18,000 brand name office products. Orders can be called in to 1-800-942-3311 or faxed to 1-800-622-4411.
United States Junior Chamber members receive this informative and interesting magazine every quarter.
Acordia Mid-Atlantic offers comprehensive Major Medical coverage that allows you to choose your own deductible amount, co-insurance amount and the amount of maternity benefits payable under the plan. Call 800-922-9244 Ext. 751
HealthCore Medical Solutions offers a 20 to 40% discount on retail pharmacy, mail order pharmacy, vision care, dental services, hearing care, and chiropractic services. Call 800-718-3713 for details.
For more information, call our Member Benefits Hotline at 1-8OO-JAYCEES ext. 1752#
Areas of Community Service Individual Training