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TheUSJayceesTheCommunityDevelopmentDigest

TheUSJayceesTheCommunityDevelopmentDigest

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TheUnitedStatesJaycees
.
THE
COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENTDIGEST
 
THE
JAYCEE
()/{(;A:-IIZATION
TheUnitedStatesJayceesisanon-profit,leadershipdevelop-.
l11emorganizationcomprisedof.180,000youngmenbetweentheagesof
18-:'>6
foundedin
1920.
Themembershipiscomposedofadiversegroupofyoungmenfromawiderangeofoccupations,interestsandsocial-economiclevels.Theorganization'shistoryspans58yearsofservicewithatwofoldpurposeof(I)promotingleadershiptrainingandindividualdevelopmentforitsmembers,and(2)providingcommunityservice[()locaIareas.Althoughnationalinscope,theorganizationoperatesthroughits50scateorganizationsandtheDistricrofColumbiaand8,800localchapters.Theorganizationh:;,anationalstaffof90specialistsinvariousfields,hr:adquarteredinTulsa,Oklahoma,withanetworkof6regionalfieldoffices.Inaddition,ournationalwoman'sorganization,TheU.S.Jayceettes,nowhas4,500affiliateswith40,000members.InrecentyearsTheU.S.Jayceeshasundertakenmajoracrivitiesinthesocial-healthfieldincludingcardiopulmonaryresuscitation
(CPR);
raising
1.5
milliondollarslastyearformusculardystrophy;criminaljusticeprogramming;energy;governmentalaffairs;andmanyothers.TheJayceeshavenosinglevestedinterestorcauseotherthanpresentingopportunitiesforindividualgrowthandcommunityservice.Thisgivesthechapterahighcredibilityrating,andmakesitrepresentativeofallfacetsofcommunitylife'throughitsability[()keepabreastoicommunityissues,feelingsandtrends.
 
E"'ERGY
PROGRAM
DAISY
IJA
YCEE
SHOOTING
mL:CA1'101'1PROGRAM
ExtensiveEnergyConservation.
swdiesshowthattheaverageAmericanfamilyoffourspendsbetween5I,200and52,000peryearonenergy.Thelargestportionofthisbeingspentinthehome,asmallerportionintheauto.TheU.S.Jaycees,incooperationwithCitiesServiceCompany,isconductinganationwideprogramonEnergyConservation.Theprogramisquitesimple.Jayceechaptersconducteducationalforumsaboutenergyconservationforotherorganizationsandgroupsintheircommunities.TheprogramconsistsofaslidepresentationanddiscussiononhowAmericanscansavealmosthalfoftheirenergycostswithsimplehomeandautorepairsandbychangingpoorenergyhabits.Anexcitingincentiveprogramhasbeenaddedtotheprogram.Localchairmenwhodothebestjobin"Speaking-UpforaPower-FullAmerica,"willberewarded.Thetopthreelocalchairmeninthenation,andtheirwives,willbetheguestsofTheU.S.JayceesandtheCitiesServiceCompanyinJuneonanallexpense-paidtriptoournation'scapital.WhileinWashington,thewinnerswillhavetheopportunitytomeetwithtopenergyofficials,aswellasseeingthesights.AverycomprehensiveprogramkithasbeendevelopedandisbeingdistributedfreeofchargetoanyJayceechapterdesiringtobecomeinvolvedintheEnergyprogram.Inadditiontotheslidepresentation,achapterwillreceiveinthekitaChairman'sPlanningGuide;samplenewsreleases;camera-readyadprintsandspacefillers,whichcanbeusedinnewspapers,orotherpublications;sampleMayor'sProclamation;PublicServiceAnnouncementsforradioortelevision;windowdecalsandaquantityoftheDepartmentofEnergybooklet,"TipsForEnergySavers".Byteachingpeopleonthecommunitylevelaboutenergyconservation,andshowingthemhowtosavepartoftheirpersonalincomes~.throughsomeverysimplemeans,theJayceeswillbeplayingabigroleinthereductionofenergyconsumptionduringthenextfewyears.
.ShootingEducationwas
.....
developedintoanationalpriorityprogramin1963whenJayceesbegansearchingforaneffectiveinstructionalprogramtoteachyoungstersthebasicskillsofsafegunhandlingandgoodmarksmanship.Inthespringofthatyear,TheU.S.JayceesandDaisy,theworld'soldestandlargestmanufacturerofnon-powdergunsandammunition,joinedforcestocreatetheSh(x)tingEducationProgram.TheShootingEducationProgramisdesignedtoteachresponsiblegunhandlingtoboysandgirlsbetweentheagesof8and14.Thefourbasicingredientsoftheprogramareeducation,safety,enjoyment,andcompetition.ShootingEducationisaprogramthatsatisfiesacommunityneedthatbecomesmoreurgenteachyearasthehunter-shooterpopulationgrowsandopenlandareasshrink.Mostgunaccidentsinvolvingpersonsbetweentheagesof8to14aredirectlyrelatedtoimpropergunhandling.Theneedforwellorganizedandconciseinstructioninpropergunhandlingandmarksmanshiphasnowbecomeacommunity-wideresponsibility.Inthepast15yearstheJayceeShootingEducationProgramhasinstructedmorethan12millionyoungsters.Thisyearover2,000chapterswillinvolveapproximately1,000,000youngpeopleintheprogram.Asaclimaxtotheprogram,eachyearanInternationalMatchisheldwithteams~fromeverystate,MexicoandCanadacompetingfornationalhonors.~heFourteenthInternationalBB~GunChampionshipMatcheswillbeheldduringJuly,1979,atJoplin,Missouri.

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