Who We Are



The JCI 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 in 2018 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:

  • Holiday events benefiting disadvantaged families and children
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Fall Back Brew Fest 
  • Leadership Scholarships for community-focused Palatine-area high school seniors


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
Virtually on Zoom at 7:30 pm

The Jaycee Creed
By: C. William Brownfield
We Believe…
That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;
That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;
That economic justice can best be won by free men through free
That government should be of laws rather than of men;
That earth’s great treasure lies in human personality;
And that service to humanity is the best work of life!

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

Send us an email for more information, or join today.