The Bloomington-Normal Jaycees are a non-profit, community organization and is a chapter of the United States Junior Chamber International. The Bloomington-Normal Jaycees are actively recruiting young men and women who want to make a difference in the community.
Through leadership and focused continuous improvement of oneself, the Bloomington-Normal Jaycees offer men and women in the age range of 18 – 40 the tools needed to build the bridges of success in the areas of individual development and community development. We offer professional and social opportunities that are unique to our age group.
Monthly business meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month. All members and potential members are encouraged to attend. The Bloomington-Normal Jaycees value the importance of networking and developing friendships, to that end social activities are also planned throughout the year.
- Branch of the United States Jaycees
- Part of the Bloomington-Normal Chamber of Commerce
- A group of young people between the ages of 18 and 40 taking the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills through service to others.
- The Jaycees have raised millions of dollars for causes such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the March of Dimes. Jaycees have built parks, playgrounds, hospitals, ball fields and housing for the elderly while conducting service and support programs in thousands of communities nationwide.
Some Bloomington-Normal Jaycee organized events:
- Brúegala beer festival
- Raised $55,000 for charity in 2013; $37,000 in 2012, $20,000 in 2011, and $20,000 in 2010
- Can-a-thon – canned food drive
- Collected $30,000 worth of canned goods for Bloomington-Normal food banks in 2012
- Tim McGraw Concert
- Raised $85,000 for charity
- Bloomington-Normal Haunted House (~1995; to be brought back from the dead in 2014)
- Raised $22,000 for charity
- Concert – “Barn Bash”
- Raised $10,000 for Mississippi flood victims
- Tulip 5k
- Raised over $20,000 between 2009 and 2013
Each year we contribute approximately $40-60K back to the community through profits from the events we organize.