Who We Are



To be the leading global network of active young citizens.
To provide development opportunities that empower young people to
create positive change.

The overriding national organization JCI USA (Junior Chamber International USA) named the Palatine Jaycees the Best Chapter in the Nation in 2016. This immense honor is in addition to the many awards received from the Illinois Jaycees every year and awards the chapter has received on a state, national and international level over the 60+ years.


The Palatine Jaycees is a civic organization that gives young adults ages 21–40 opportunities to develop leadership skills through community service. Whether you want to learn a new skill, lead, or just work to help improve your community, we have the projects and mentors for you.

Jaycees projects fall into four areas of opportunity: individual development, community service, international programs, and business development. Members can learn management skills, grow as individuals, and serve the community, both in Palatine and around the world.

Each member has unique talents to offer, and we provide the freedom to contribute them in any way that the member wants.


Membership in the Palatine Jaycees is an excellent way to make lifelong friendships. Social opportunities abound with ongoing events like our bowling league, co-ed softball team, and book club. We also host parties, game nights, outings to sporting events, pub crawls, and family-friendly events such as apple-picking.


The chapter impacts Palatine through fundraising, donations, and events that benefit the entire community.

Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest gives Palatine its Fourth of July fireworks, parade, and entertainment while raising money that is given back to the community. 

Palatine Jaycees Christmas Tree Sale has given the Palatine community quality trees for the holiday season for more than 50 years and raised money for the chapter’s activities.

Other projects include:


Visitors and prospective members are welcome at all of our events and our general membership meetings.

Join us at our monthly meeting:
3rd Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m.
In-person at Lamplighter’s Inn or Virtually on Zoom

For more information email info@palatinejaycees.org, or join today.