US JCI SENATE 101

GOVERNANCE
Executive Committee consists of the President, Administrative VP, Secretary, Treasurer, Chairman of the Board, Legal Counsel and the 10 Regional Vice Presidents. At the three Board Meetings (Fall Board in September, Winter Board in January, and Convention in June) each member of the Executive Committee has a vote on every business item that requires a vote. In addition, each state is entitled to two (2) voting delegates but those delegates must be members of the State Organization and be present at the time of voting. All major business items are conducted with a roll call vote.

National Vice Presidents:

Region 1 – CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
Region 2 – DE, NJ, NY, PA
Region 3 – DC, MD, VA, WV
Region 4 – AL. FL, GA, NC, SC
Region 5 – IL, IN, KY, MI, OH
Region 6 – IA, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI
Region 7 – AR, LA, MS, TN
Region 8 – CO, KS, NM, OK, TX
Region 9 – AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY
Region 10 – AZ, CA, HI, NV, UT

PROGRAMS
US JCI Senate Foundation – This our major outreach program although the Foundation is separate from the USJCI Senate with its own officers and treasury. Applications are available to local high schools online and through State organizations. State Senate organizations have their own selection processes to choose deserving graduating high school seniors to submit for National competition. Each year, students are selected to receive $1000 scholarships. Many states also provide scholarship money. The Foundation runs fundraisers and encourages donations from Senators by acknowledging increasing giving levels with pins and plaques.

Return the Favor (RTF) – This program encourages State Senate Organizations to assist their local Jaycee chapters and State Jaycee organizations in a variety of ways including assisting with projects, helping with extensions, hosting State Board Meetings, and training. There is an organized competition requiring submittals that must be accompanied by a letter of verification from a Jaycee State Officer or local chapter officer. At each National Board meeting an outstanding Region, State and individual Senator are recognized for their RTF efforts.

Glossary of Acronyms and Terms
RTF – Return the Favor
P.I.E. – Presidents’ Information Exchange. State Senate Presidents who attend National Board meetings are encouraged to attend this idea-sharing and information-gathering forum.
T. I. E. – Treasurers’ Information Exchange – Same as P.I.E. but for State Senate Treasurers
NVP – National Vice President
ASAC – Association of Senators of the Americas and Carribean

Ambassador – A person appointed by the National Senate President to represent the US JCI Senate in foreign lands. There are ambassadors to ASAC, Canada and Europe.

Products – Senate shirts, jackets, pins and other items that are available for sale at National Board meetings and online through the National Website – http://www.usjcisenate.org

MENTORS – The official US JCI Senate Magazine published three times a year

E-News – An electronic newsletter sent to State and National Senate Officers. E-News is published the first and fifteenth of each month.

Jaycee Liaison – A person appointed by the National Senate President to be a liaison between the Senate and the US Jaycees.

What you can expect during a Board weekend

Thursday –Hospitality at an additional cost for those who choose to come in early

Friday – Meetings of P.I.E, T.I.E., the Executive Committee and the standing committees which include Constitution and By-Laws, Future Directions, Finance, and Convention and Bid Review. There is also a 1st Timers gathering for those attending their first National Senate Meeting. The Hospitality Room will be open with an open bar and snacks probably until 1 am.

Saturday – National Senate Board meeting from 9-12, followed by lunch and free time until an evening banquet. During the banquet, new members of the Foundation and those who have reached a new level of giving will be recognized. The Hospitality Room will be open after the banquet.

Sunday – Hospitality for a brief time prior to travel home.

What you can expect at the Board Meeting

Approval of Minutes
Treasurers Report
NVP Reports
Ambassador Reports and comments from any international guests in attendance
Committee Chair Reports
Appointed Program Chair Reports
Presentation of bids for upcoming National meetings
Other New Business
Chairman of the Board report
President’s Comments

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