Fall/Winter Theme for the Senate Board Weekend
Saturday Supper will be
all attending!!. CALENDAR of Events
. PA JCI FALL Board MeetingNovember 2-4,
2018Red Lion Inn4751 Lindle RoadHarrisburg, PA 17111717-939-7841
PA JCI February 2019 Board MtgPossibly Reading PA JCI May 2019 Board MtgPottsville Ramada Inn .
2018-2019 Senate Officers PresidentJean Loose #6608697
Dogwood Dr., Schuylkill Haven, PA email@example.com Vice
PresidentChuck Joy #67397115 Jackson St., Port Carbon, PA firstname.lastname@example.org SecretaryJeff Kozak #634112250
Foulkes Mill Road, Quakertown, PA email@example.com
Kozak #615742250 Foulkes Mill Road, Quakertown,
Chairman of the Board
George Fields #46096243
Penn St Apt. 1, Topton, PA 19562610-823-6942 PAJCI46096@yahoo.com Lifetime MembershipBeth Muir #65479 Sunshine Club/Chaplain Region 2 NVPGeorge Fields #46096 Sergeant at Arms Lost SenatorRuss
Lang #69509 Return the FavorKaty Lemmer #73037Nancy Salopek #47610
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.