Who We Are
THE PALATINE JAYCEES
The JCI USA named the Palatine Jaycees the Best Chapter in the Nation for 2016. This immense honor is in addition to the many awards received from the Illinois Jaycees in 2016 and awards the chapter has received on a state, national and international level over the 60+ years.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
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.
IMPACT YOUR COMMUNITY
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. The chapter is proud to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Hometown Fest in 2017!
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
- Best Pizza in Palatine, a family-friendly event where Palatine chooses the best pizza in town
- 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
Durty Nellies, 180 N Smith St, Palatine
Starting at 7:30 pm