Frequently Asked Questions

What does Jaycees stand for?
Jaycees stands for Junior Chamber.

How do I become a member of the North Columbus Junior Chamber?
The process is very simple.  You can fill out the online application here on the website or contact any member of the Board of Directors and they will be able to assist you.  Email:     to inquire!

Are there membership dues?
Yes, annual membership dues are $55 for new members and $50 for renewals per year. 

After I join, then what?
That depends on you! After you join, all that remains is for you to involve yourself in whatever projects stimulate your interests.  If there is something that interests you that the North Columbus Jaycees don't do, then you are encouraged to propose a project of your own! The North Columbus Jaycees are continuously improving their programming to better fulfill the needs of the community and the varied interests of our members. 

How much time do I need to put in?
It's that old saying, "You get out of it what you put in." Any amount of time is appreciated and well worth getting involved.  It is recommend that you attend the monthly General Membership Meetings, monthly Development Nights, and consider working on a project or being part of a committee. 

What is required of members?
There are no set requirements to be a Jaycee.  However, like most organizations, our members get as much out of being a Jaycee as they put into it.  Attending Jaycee meetings and projects is normally a 3-5 hour commitment per month. 

How often are meetings held?
Our General Membership Meetings occur on the first Tuesday of every month at the Jaycee Village. Development Nights are held the third Tuesday of every month. Both meetings start at 7:30 pm. 

What goes on at General Membership Meetings?
The Membership Meeting is a great way to find out what is going on with North Columbus Jaycees. There will be an agenda with upcoming projects listed. Each area will talk about their upcoming events to get people interested in attending and helping out. 

What goes on at Development Nights?
Development Nights vary from month to month.  These nights provide members with the opportunity to catch up with each other and meet newer members. Professional Development Nights may include a speaker, training, networking, dinner or an activity. 

I don't know very many people in the Jaycees, how do I get to know others?
Almost every member started out the same way. Go to the Membership Meeting, attend projects, get involved in a project/committee, and you’ll get to know a lot of members just like you!

Why is recruiting so important?
New members bring in new blood into the organization. That means new ideas, new energy and enthusiasm. Our organization is in a constant state of change. Career advancement, family commitments, and reaching forty–these are some of the reasons Jaycees typically leave a particular chapter. Therefore, it’s very important for the organization to be identifying and recruiting good new members and sharing the Jaycee movement.

Are the Jaycees affiliated with any political party?
No. The Jaycees believe that government should be of laws, rather than of men. Each member has his or her own political views and the Jaycees respect those views. The Jaycees also do not fund any political parties or candidates who may be running for office at any level (even if the candidate was or is a Jaycee member).

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