Excitement in Pennsylvania!!!
Our own PA Senator
as the US JCI National President
at the US JCI National
Congratulations John!!! CALENDAR of Events
JCI Senate Fall BOD MeetingSeptember 14-17, 2017Pasco Red Lion Inn2525 N. 20th AvePasco, WA 993011-800-733-5466.US
JCI Senate Winter BOD MeetingJanuary 18-21, 2018World Golf VillageRenaissance
St. Augustine Resort500 South Legacy TrailSt. Augustine, FL 32092. 2018 US JCI Senate National ConventionJune 17-22,
2018Hosted by PA JCI Senate Double Tree by Hilton Pittsburgh-Green TreePittsburgh, PA Co-ChairsSally Traczuk #68943Beth Newill #60235 . See 2018 Senate National Convention
Page for more details!
2017-2018 Senate Officers President
George Fields #46096243 Penn Street Apt 1, Topton, PA 19562610-823-6942 (H)PAJCI46096@yahoo.com Vice PresidentJean Loose #6608697 Dogwood Dr., Schuylkill Haven, PA email@example.com TreasurerChuck Joy #67397115 Jackson St., Port Carbon,
PA firstname.lastname@example.org SecretaryJeff Kozak #634112250 Foulkes Mill Road, Quakertown, PA email@example.com
Chairman of the Board
Sally Traczuk #68943 5 Forrest
Lawn Court, Reading, PA firstname.lastname@example.org Sergeant at ArmsLifetime MembershipBeth Muir #65479 Sunshine Club/Chaplain Lost SenatorRuss Lang #69509 Return
the FavorBeth Newill #60235717-808-2645 Jeri Stoehr #email@example.com
THE JCI SENATE
The Pennsylvania JCI Senate is
an organization of Jaycees and former Jaycees who
have been awarded membership in the Senate of Junior Chamber International.
A Senatorship is the highest award that can
be presented to a Jaycee at the local, state, national or international level and less than 1% of all members of
our organization ever receive this recognition.
The idea which resulted in honoring a Jaycee with a Senatorship
was conceived in 1951. JCI president Phil Pugsley from Canada
(1951-52) discussed the need for better communications among
“aged-out” Jaycees with John Armbruster, Charter member of the
first Jaycee organization in the United States.
In 1952, Sid Boxer, Jaycee representative to the United States, met with President Phil Pugsley in New York
to further discuss the idea that instead
of allowing these “honored Jaycees” to drift completely away from
the Jaycee movement, to provide a lifelong link with the
Jaycees and a way for them to continue to work for a cause in which they believe. The idea
was presented at the VII World Congress in Melbourne,
Australia in 1952 where it was approved and placed in the JCI By-laws
as a category of membership.
Honored Jaycee Senators receive a number
which is never assigned to anyone else. Senator
#1 in the world is Joaquin V. Gonzales, Phillippines’NOM President,
1951-52. Phil Pugsley is Senator #2 and John Armbruster
became Senator #3.
The founding of the Pennsylvania JCI Senate was on October 18, 1965, at the
Host Motel in Lancaster. The Senate group
formed in 1965 aimed to foster the fellowship and friendship of Senators rather
than to promote programming.
While Pennsylvania and many other states had formed Senate organizations,
there was no National JCI Senate group until
June 1972. At a special meeting held at the U.S. Jaycees Convention in Atlanta,
Georgia, Senators from 26 states voted to organize
under the umbrella of a National Senate. The expressed purpose of the newly founded organization was “to
provide a line of communication”
between Senate groups presently formed or about to be formed. Pennsylvania
was represented at this meeting by Norm Garrett #6154 and Ray Reber #7802.
Now we officially formed a Pennsylvania JCI Senate and a United States JCI Senate
but official affiliation did not occur until October 19, 1974. A motion was
made by Ed VanGorder #13395 and seconded
by Norm Garrett #6154 to affiliate with the national group. There was to be a $25 Charter
fee and a cost of $1 per Senator (50 cents fro the first year). Much
discussion was held as to maintaining the informality and structure
of the Pennsylvania organization. Assured that
no major disruptions were to occur with affiliation, the motion was passsed,
Official affiliation had occurred during the term of Rodger Rapp #6571.
Reber #7702 succeeded Rodger as president
of the PAJCI Senate and in the first IMAGE of his term in August 1975,
he led off his Presidential Message with a written purpose of the Pennsylvania JCI
Senate: The purpose of the JCI Senators of Pennsylvania is to promote fellowship
among the Senators in Pennsylvania, to
engage in any program or activity which will foster the aims and objectives of JCI, and upon
request, lend support to the Pennsylvania Jaycees in the capacity
of a Speakers Bureau, or in any other capacity that cannot
be construed as active participation in the Jaycees.