WELCOME TO THE CADDY SHACK!
Greetings from the Illinois Caddy Shack! Congratulations on a job well done to the 2017-2018 Board and Program Chairmen. President Marilyn Burton #55106 did an excellent job of leading her team! This year’s team has a very high standard to maintain, but I believe we are up to that challenge. I am lucky to have a great leadership team for Illinois this year. We are looking forward to the challenge!
Thank you to all who traveled to Pittsburgh for the US JCI Senate National Convention hosted by the Pennsylvania JCI Senate. Congratulations to our National award winners and all of you who contributed your time and effort to these programs.
The Bubba Bash Golf Outing was really hot, but very well attended with 100 golfers and a dozen volunteers. It was chaired again by the hard working Wayne Kiefer #36498 with great assistance from Susie Colbert-Curtis. Thank you to all who golfed, volunteered and donated.
It will be a busy summer. In July, we will travel to Iowa for their Summer Picnic and to Ohio for their Pig Roast. Our Illinois Picnic will be a great time hosted by the South Central Region in Springfield, Illinois. Chairmen Robbie Johnston #51099, Donna Baker #67041 and Kathy Priester #63878 will provide a weekend of fun and great hospitality for all. Please come out and join your fellow senators. We are looking forward to seeing all of you. In August, we will be going to the Kentucky Bourbon Bash and the Indiana Senate meeting in Portage. Please take some time to visit our fellow senate organizations during the Summer Tour including Iowa Picnic, Ohio Pig Roast, KY Bourbon Bash, and IN Meeting.
On September 22nd we will host the Larry Olsen Golf Outing in at Deer Creek Golf Course in University Park, IL. This raises funds for the Illinois Jaycees Charitable Foundation Scholarships. This event is run in conjunction with the Sons of the American Legion and is one of the best values anywhere in golf outings. For $85 you get 18 holes with cart, numerous prize holes, lunch on the course, complimentary beer cart and coolers on the course, prizes for all golfers, steak dinner with open bar and an auction afterward. Please contact me if you have interest in playing or sponsoring.
I sincerely appreciate to opportunity to serve as Senate President for 2018-2019. I promise to do the best job possible for you. I really appreciate all the words of encouragement and advice. My theme for this year is “Welcome to the Caddy Shack!” It’s about having fun with our friends. Some we have known for a very long time, others are new. We all share the common bond of our time in the Jaycees, and always will be tied to the Jaycees. Let’s remember how important those Jaycee experiences were in our lives and continue to support the Jaycee movement. They need our positive support to grow their organization, serve their communities, and grow as individuals.
We are in the process of filling our chairman slots for this year. If you have an area of interest, and would in serve in a position of responsibility. We would love to have you as part of our team. Please feel free to call me.
Keep them in the fairway!
Bill Patterson #47979
52nd President of the Illinois JCI Senate