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Jaycees opens chapter in Edwardsville


From Illinois Business Journal news services

EDWARDSVILLE – The Illinois Jaycees has officially welcomed another chapter to its organization.

Edwardsville is the newest home of an organization that develops young leaders and serves the communities in which members reside.

The Jaycees are an international organization, currently in more than 120 countries around the globe. It boasts more than 5,000 chapters and 200,000 members. Founded in 1920 by Henry Giessenbier in St. Louis, the Jaycees’ mission is “To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.”

The organization promotes leadership development through community involvement, holds numerous networking opportunities, and empowers young people to serve their community on both an organizational and individual level.

The Edwardsville chapter will hold monthly membership meetings on the third Tuesday of each month, as well as plan fund-raisers throughout the year to donate toward local causes in the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon region. Membership for the first year is $25 and individuals between the ages of 18 and 40 are eligible to join.

The Edwardsville Jaycees will hold their next membership meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. at Stur Restaurant & Lounge, located at 4 Club Centre Court in Edwardsville.

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