Background and Purpose


Corporation Status: Non-profit
Founded: 1967
Affiliations: Junior Chamber International (JCI) and U.S. JCI Senate
Association: Illinois Jaycees
Principal Office: vested with President of Illinois JCI Senate
Officer Term: One year (July 1 – June 30)
Membership: All JCI Senators registered with the World Secretariat of the Junior Chamber International who received their Senatorship from, or reside in the State of Illinois are eligible for membership.

Current Membership: 763
Lifetime Membership: 698


  1. To encourage local Jaycee chapters to nominate deserving past and present Jaycees for membership in the JCI Senate.
  2. To promote fellowship among JCI Senators.
  3. To meet locally as individuals, to provide a means for retaining friendship and expanding the organization.
  4. To foster better understanding and goodwill through International Relations.
  5. To be non-partisan, non-sectarian, and non-profit in its purposes and activities.
  6. To wholly abstain from any political affiliations or the endorsement of any candidates for any public office.
  7. To maintain a role of non-interference in the affairs and activities of the regular Jaycee organizations, at any level off their structure.
  8. To provide experienced assistance to the Jaycee movement at a local, region and state level, as invited, asked or requested.
  9. The Jaycee Creed
    We Believe:
    That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;
    That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;
    That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise;
    That government should be of laws rather than of men;
    That earth’s great treasure lies in human personality;
    And that service to humanity is the best work of life.