UNITED STATES JAYCEES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Refer to pages 23 & 24 of the Chapter Products Catalog for a complete list of items available to assist your chapter with your Community Development activities. Send all orders to: U.S. Jaycees Chapter Products Department, P.O. Box 7, Tulsa, OK 74121-0007.
Muscular Dystrophy is a major national undertaking on behalf of The United States Jaycees to aid in the fight that willsomeday result in a cure of neuromuscular disease. In the years since the adoption of the program on the national level, Jaycees across America have raised over $16 millionfor Muscular Dystrophy research programs. Each year, more than 3,000 Jaycee chapters conduct various fundraising programs. The final check presentation is made by The U.S. Jaycees president to Jerry Lewis on the Labor Day Telethon. Many unique and creative fundraising projects are conducted on the local level. Some chapters sell invisible gold fish or doughnut seeds. Many chapters have had success with softball tournaments, road blocks and diamond digs. The months of March, April and May are emphasis months with the March Through May For MDA program. There is a March Through May information packet available with additional project ideas. Several big name celebrities have appeared at national Jaycee functions to promote the program, including Jerry Lewis, David Hartman, Wayne Newton and Olympic Gold Medalist Bart Conner. A major promotional effort involving chapter and state organizations has been the development of a comprehensive incentive program. The top Jaycee fundraising chapters in each state receive plaques recognizing their efforts each year. Jaycees also have the opportunity to win a free trip to Las Vegas by reaching their predetermined goals. Order the Muscular Dystrophy Kit (5257-0);$1.50.
ship. In the spring that year, The U.S. Jaycees and Daisy Manufacturing Company, the world's oldest and largest manufacturer of non-powder guns and ammunition, joined forces to create the Shooting Education program. Shooting Education is a program that satisfies a community need that becomes more urgent each year. Hunter-shooter populations continue to grow, open land areas are shrinking and more Americans keep guns in their homes. Most gun accidents involving persons between the ages of 8 and 14 can be traced to improper gun handling. The need for well-organized and detailed instruction inproper gun handling and marksmanship has now become a community-wide responsibility. Order the Shooting Education Kit (5232-0);$1.50.
The u.s. Jaycees currently promotes several programs in the Governmental Affairs area. These programs are designed to promote governmental awareness in America. Impact Program - This is a promotional campaign which addresses the need for increased citizens' involvement in the election process at all levels of government on. a year-round basis. This program will result in a more informed voter population entering the pollon election day. Jaycees' voter registration efforts can be one, or a combination of, the following. 1. A specific concentrated effort within the chapter. 2. An all-out effort to convince citizens to vote. 3. A joint effort with other civic organizations to ensure the greatest possible voter registration effort. There are two basic approaches to the Get -OutThe-Vote (GOTV) campaign; canvassing on a one-onone basis and voter service. There are a variety of ideas in the IMPACT manual that can be used to ensure the success of the Jaycees' efforts to enhance voter awareness. (5048-0); $1.00. Model Legislature - Another part of Governmental Affairsis the Model Legislature program, designed to allow Jaycees the opportunity to become actively involved in the legislative process. Chapter members meet as representatives or senators to actively discuss and vote on legislative bills that are submitted by local chapters. Jaycee involvementinthe state ModelLegislature program takes the Jaycee out of the shadow of state government and puts each individual in the limelight of active participation. (783-1);$2.00.
The Shooting Education program is designed to teach responsible gun handling to boys and girls, ages 8 through 14.The four basic ingredients of the program are education, safety, enjoyment and competition. Over the past 25 years, The U.S. Jaycee Shooting Education program has instructed more than 11 million youngsters. This year, more than 2,500 chapters will involveapproximately500,000youngpeople inthe program. In the area of competition, each state holds a championship match with the winning team representing that state at the International BB Gun Match, the third largest shooting event in the world. Shooting Education was developed into a national priority program in 1963 when Jaycees began searching for an effective instructional program to teach youngsters the basic skillsof safe gun handling and good marksman-
ST. JUDE CIDLDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded by Danny Thomas, opened its doors in February 1962, in Memphis, Tennessee. St. Jude is the only children's hospital in America doing basic and clinicalresearch into the causes and cures of childhood cancer, leukemia, muscle disorders and other catastrophic childhood diseases. Treating more than 10,000patients from 39 states and 30 foreign countries, St. Jude is the largest childhood cancer research center in the world. The institution is leading the way to new treatment procedures that have greatly increased the rate of survival and may one day help discover a cure. Since 1982, Jaycee organizations have generated more than $3 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Jaycees have raised funds for research at St. Jude through projects such as Bike-a-thons, Math-aThons®, Radio-thons and canister drives. I Chapter incentives are available from St. Jude for many events. A final check presentation is made by The U.S. Jaycees president to Danny Thomas at the Annual Meeting inJune. Awards recognizing chapters and states for outstanding fundraising efforts are also presented at that time. Order a St. Jude Program Guide (5262-0); $1.50.
March of Dimes - The U.S. Jaycees Board of Directors approved March of Dimes (MOD) as a Library Status program for 1988-89, to support the MOD in its effort to eradicate birth defects. Jaycees can work in programs such as WalkAmerica/TeamWalk, Mothers' March and educational initiatives. Training and guidance is provided by the March of Dimes, with Chairman's Planning Guides available for projects. Jaycees can be involved in the key to the work of the March of Dimes -prevention. Through their fundraising efforts for the March of Dimes, continuing research, public education, professional education and medical services can be provided to those who are in need. A program kit detailing how to run a project to benefit the March of Dimes is available from the Chapter Products department. For more information, contact the Program Development Department, P.O. Box 7, Tulsa, OK 74121-0007;(918) 584-2481.
RESOURCE STAlUS PROGRAMS
This is information made available to state and local organizations for use as a resource in developing project ideas. This resource informationmay be purchased from The U.S. Jaycees Chapter Products department for the cost of shipping and handling. Operation Red Ball - A round, red sticker placed in the window of a child, invalid or sick person communicates location to local fire and rescue squads. A great fire prevention safety program, the kit details alf how-to information. (5300-0);$1.25. Red Ball stickers are sold in quantities of 1,000 (759-1);$24.50. Take A Bite Out of Crime - This booklet lists several crime prevention project ideas. Information regarding additional materials available from the Crime Prevention Coalition is also included. (5306-0);$1.00. Just Say No - There are an estimated 15,000 Just Say No Clubs, comprised of children, ages 7 to 14, who are fighting the tide of substance abuse by affirming their right to Just Say No. Your chapter can become involved by contacting the Just Say No Foundation, 1777 North California Blvd., Ste. 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94596,or call1-8OQ-258-3766 (outside California), 415-9396666 (within California). Take Pride In America - The U.S. Jaycees can play an important role in discouraging abuse and promoting wise use of America's natural and cultural resources by participating in the Take Pride In America campaign, which is committed to the careful stewardship of the nation's natural and cultural resources. Information includes fact sheet and project suggestions. (5344-0); $2.00.
OUTSTANDING YOUNG FARMER
The Outstanding Young Farmer program is a grassroots project initiated by Jaycee chapters for the purpose of honoring young farmers who have made significantachievements throughout the year. One farmer, deemed the most outstanding, is chosen to represent the community at the state level. From among the state winners, a panel of agricultural experts selectsAmerica's four Outstanding Young Farmers for the program year. The heart of the program is in the community. Through implementation of the program and recognition of the winners, Jaycee chapters establish a meaningful rapport between community leaders and their rural neighbors. The culmination of the OYF program is its national awards congress which brings national attention to this important interaction between city and farm. OYF may be run by your chapter just like a Distinguished Service Award or Outstanding Young Citizen recognition banquet. Then you may enter your OYF honoree in your state's OYF program. The winner of the state OW competition is eligible for national judging. To be eligiblefor national judging, the necessary forms must be completed and filedwithThe United States Jaycees no later than January 5. Deadline is absolutely final. The local chairman's guide and forms may be obtained through The U.S. Jaycees Chapter Products department (5333-0);$1.25
Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation -
formation is provided for setting up a Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation program in your community. (5342-0); $1.00.
National Little Britches Rodeo (Junior Rodeo) - From the information kit you willreceive all
the information you need to get involved with the Little Britches Rodeo Association. (5339-0);$1.00. Ways and Means Handbook - A handbook listingall types of fundraising ~<?jects. Contains 10of the Award-Winning MEA's - (5011-0);$1.25. winners from the past Annual Meeting. (5360-0);$4.00. ©1987,Revised 1988, The United States Jaycees®, A Leadership Training Organization, P.O. Box 7, Tulsa, OK 74121-0007.
UBRARY STATUS PROGRAMS
These are programs that are not activelypromoted, staffed or funded by The U.S. Jaycees, but for which information may be obtained by state and local Jaycee organizations. This library information may be purchased from The U.S. Jaycees Chapter Products department for the cost of shipping and handling.