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The 51st year of the IL JCI Senate is off to a wonderful beginning. It is hard to comprehend that summer is fading and fall is just around the corner!

The Region V Summer Tour included Ohio Pig Roast, KY Bourbon Bash, and IN Meeting. Unfortunately   the MI Border Bash occurs on the same weekend as our Fall Meeting, Oct 13-15, 2017 in Bloomington/ Normal.  The summer was full of opportunities to Return the Favor but Fall also has many prime chances to support the Jaycees. Octoberfest and Beer Fest activities are on the books.  In my travels I have seen that we’re fortunate to have a strong, active JCI (Jaycee) state and we’re fortunate to meet along with them three times per year. I encourage our Senate members to take steps to Build Understanding. Jaycee (JCI) members are our future.

We are moving forward with our fundraising projects but I want to emphasize the project to reconnect with Senators who are not on our dues paid roster for IL JCI Senate. These are the friends that we spent countless hours with during our Jaycee (and Senate) careers.  Even some of those who receive the emails and newsletters are not able to attend our meetings and lose touch. I want to reunite with members we have not seen recently and also build new friendships. Socializing with members is a primary function of our organization.  Please consider attending one of the upcoming state, regional, or national meetings.

If you need to contact me, email is preferred  If you call and I am unable to take your call, a message can be left on my cell voicemail or a send text, which will be returned when time allows.

Marilyn Burton #55106

IL JCI Senate President 2017-2018

Congratulations to all of the Illinois members recognized for their outstanding contributions for the 2016-17 year!

# 1 in Presidential Sweepstakes sales

#1 in Road Run Program

Charlie Gouveia # 18294 and Kay deGroot #73333 for Outstanding Newsletter – Nolan Terrill recipient

Wayne Huelsmann #30592 – Top 5 Treasurers

Gary Pittenger # 24804 – Top 5 National appointed Officer

Melodie Ainslie #69200 – Top 5 State Presidents.