The Hoffman Estates Jaycees
We are a proactive organization, and we devote ourselves to community service in the public interest. We increase and improve the skills of our members as individuals, offer lots of opportunity to socialize and network, and we develop people as leaders in our communities and we have FUN doing every bit of it!
You provide the ideas, and we provide the tools, the knowledge and the manpower to make it happen. We help plan it, build it, do it. We are each others’ “go to” team to get things done.
The Jaycees goes beyond merely meeting the short-term needs of people in Illinois and across America. It is equally dedicated to meeting the need for leaders who will help Illinois for generations to come.
To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.
To be the leading global network of young active citizens.
The Hoffman Estates Jaycees General Meeting is held on the third Wednesday of every month at Hoffman Estates Village Hall. The meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. but we encourage guests to come a little early .
Hoffman Estates Village Hall
Frank Alexa Training Room
1900 Hassel Rd.
Hoffman Estates, IL
Celebrating 100 years of the JCI Movement .
JCI founder Henry Giessenbier Jr. turned his dream into reality of forming an organization to study civic and business problems and provide opportunity to participate in civic community activities. On October 13, 1915, a gathering of 32 young men agreed to form the Young Men’s Progressive Civic Association (YMPCA), developing their skills as leaders by tackling difficult civic problems.
In 1920, other civic organizations joined the movement to create the United States Junior Chamber. In February 1946, 44 delegates from 16 different countries attended the first JCI World Congress held in Panama City, Panama. Those nations represented at this first congress included Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, the United States, Guatemala, El Salvador, Hawaii, Honduras, New Zealand, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay.
Women were admitted to full membership of the US Junior Chamber in 1984.
The Jaycee Creed describes, what makes Junior Chamber International unique among other not-for profit and nonprofit organizations. The Creed is shared among members across the world.
that faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;
that the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;
that economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise;
that government should be of laws rather than of men;
that earth’s great treasure lies in human personality;
and that service to humanity is
THE BEST WORK OF LIFE!