Mission: The Junior Chamber (Jaycees) is a constructive, nonprofit organization of young adults, ages 21 to 40, who conduct service and support programs in thousands of communities nationwide. Leadership is mentored through community service projects, giving young people the tools they need to build bridges of success for themselves in the areas of business and personal development, management, community service and international connections. The purpose of the local chapter is to determine community needs and provide solutions by the planning and facilitation of community service projects. In the act of serving, members receive hands-on experience, which translates to personal growth and the development of valuable leadership skills. Some of the major projects for East Texas are Tyler Jaycees Christmas Parade, Fourth of July Fireworks at Lindsey Park, Jaycees Annual Haunted House, and the Easter Egg Hunt for the Blind and Disabled.
Meeting Location(s): Usually at the Cotton Patch Cafe
Meeting Times: The second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.