- All-Star Team. A statewide award given each trimester
to outstanding members of the Boards of Directors of local
chapters. One individual at each position (President, Membership VP,
State Director, etc.) is selected.
- Armbruster Award. Named for John H. Armbruster,
this award recognizes an outstanding Jaycee who has been a member for
more than eighteen months. Each state awards an Armbruster, and those
winners compete for the national award at the national convention.
- Blue Chip. A program wherein a chapter constructs
and then follows a comprehensive Business Plan including budget,
membership survey, assessments of strengths and weaknesses, and Plan of
- Brownfield Award. Named for Bill Brownfield, author
of the Jaycee Creed, this award recognizes an outstanding Jaycee who has
been a member for less than eighteen months. Each state awards a
Brownfield, and those winners compete for the national award at the
- Chapter Plan. Our chapter’s goals and plans for achievement, developed each year by the Board of Directors
- Convention. Held each trimester, conventions offer
Jaycees from around the state the opportunity to meet other Jaycees,
recognize winners (both chapter and individual) at the Awards Banquet,
elect state officers, participate in planning workshops and training
sessions, and socialize with other Jaycees.
- CPG (Chairperson’s Planning Guide). The CPG is a
plan for a project. The CPG is done in two parts: the Initial plans
for the project before it’s approved by the board, and the Final documents the results of the
project. The CPG becomes the official document of the project and is the
basis for project awards given out at convention.
- CPG (Chairman’s Planning Guide) Book. After the
project is over, and the Final CPG has been approved by the Board of
Directors, it is assembled into a book. This book, usually in a red
pressboard binder, contains all the documentation for the project. Books
are kept as references for future chairpeople and can also be submitted
for project awards on the state, national and international level.
- CPG Judging. A gathering of Jaycees, usually at
State Headquarters, to review the preceding Trimester’s projects. CPGs
are judged on completeness, clarity, the explanation of the project, and
with a big emphasis on impact.
- Degrees of Jaycees. A 10-step “career path” for
members, providing a sequence of events to be followed, including
chairing projects, holding positions on the Board, and recruitment of
members. There are ten levels. This is something the Raleigh Jaycees has
not done for several years.
- DSA. An award presented to a member of the community who has shown exceptional
leadership qualities, an outstanding record of personal achievement and
excellent service to the community.
- Extension. The formation of a new Jaycee chapter in
a community that has no chapter. Traditionally undertaken by the board of
a large chapter.
- First Timers. Program for first-time attendees to
convention, designed to give members an opportunity to meet Jaycees from
other chapters and learn about the state organization.
- Jaycee Creed. Statement of philosophy and believes
of the US Junior Chamber of Commerce written by Bill Brownfield. Recited
at the close of meetings and other functions.
- JCI (Junior Chamber International).Junior Chamber International,
the worldwide Junior Chamber organization operating in more than 100
countries and territories. JCI’s purpose is to provide a medium for JC
Organizations around the world to communicate ideas, exchange cultures,
and come together to share “the brotherhood of man”. All members of the
local Jaycee chapter are automatically members of JCI.
- JCI Trainings. Courses (including Achieve, Admin, Designer, Presenter, and
Trainer) offered to Jaycees to help them develop skills that can be
useful to them in their Jaycee or business careers.
- JCI Senator. The highest honor bestowed by JCI upon a current or
past member for his or her contributions to the Junior Chamber. A JCI
Senator is a life member of JCI.
- LOC (Local Officers College). A training program
held at or near state headquarters at the start of the year for
newly-elected Board members.
- ON-TO. A slogan used in promoting attendance at a Junior Chamber meeting. Usually
used in connection with a statewide meeting or The U.S. Junior Chamber
- “Plus” or “Minus”. The net gain or loss of members
by a chapter. If a chapter gains five new members in a month, but has two
members who fail to renew, the chapter is said to be “plus 3” for the
- POE(Parade of Excellence).The Parade of Excellence is a program
designed to recognize well rounded, healthy chapters, and encourage them
to offer well balanced programming for their members. The Parade is a
year-long process with requirements intended to assist chapters with the
development, implementation and follow up of their Chapter Plan.
- POE Points. Scoring system used to rank chapters for
Parade of Excellence. Chapters earn POE Points by running projects,
holding meetings, conducting visitations, contributing money to Priority
Projects, and through various other chapter-, member-, and
community-enriching activities. Members support the process by signing
in at events and project chairs submit these for POE documentation.
- Pop (Population). The population level of a
chapter’s community. Chapter goals can be set more realistically when
community size is factored in. Raleigh is in the largest Pop Division,
- PRIME Training/Trainer. A presentation and training
seminar formerly offered by JCI, or a graduate of said seminar. PRIME
has been replaced by JCI Trainer and JCI Presenter.
- Project. The project is the heart of Jaycee
activities. Whether it’s hosting a national softball tournament, visiting
a nursing home, learning business skills, or a having fun at a membership
social, any planned gathering of Jaycees is a project. A project in the
Raleigh Jaycees requires a chairperson with an approved CPG.
- Region. A group of chapters or districts, located within a geographic area of a
state Jaycee organization. The Raleigh Chapter is part of the Triangle
- Retention. Renewing of an individual’s membership for another year.
- Robert’s Rules of Order. A guidebook of parliamentary procedure
originally written by General Henry A. Robert (U.S. Army) in 1874. These
rules provide for the protection of the rights of the majority, the
rights of the minority, the rights of individuals and the rights of those
absent, in the conduct of meetings.
- SpeakUp & WriteUp. Contestants take one line
from the Jaycee Creed and compose a 5-7 minute speech or a 500-word
essay. Several rounds of competition take place throughout the year,
culminating in the crowning of state and then national champions.
- Springboard – A program to activate and acclimate new members. Upon completion of 18
Springboard activities (attending
meetings, reciting the Jaycee Creed, recruiting a member, attending new
member orientation, etc.) This is something the Raleigh Jaycees has not
done for several years.
- TOYA (Ten Outstanding Young Americans). A program
recognizing outstanding citizens under 40, and they do not need to be
Jaycees. Chapters nominate and recognize individuals locally, and those
nominees compete at the state and national levels. At the International
level, this award is called the Ten Outstanding Young People (TOYP).
- Trimester. Four months. The Jaycee year is divided
into trimesters. Awards are given and conventions held each
- Visitation. The act of attending another chapter’s
project. At least three members must attend and sign in in order to
receive credit for a visitation.