Virginia JCI Senate                    One Team, One Dream  2020 – 2021

The Arlington Jaycees, together with the Virginia Jaycees Foundation and the Virginia JCI Senate, have established the “Skip Hilton Memorial Scholarship Fund.” The purpose of the Scholarship Fund is to provide college scholarships each year in memory of Vernon “Skip” Hilton, U.S. JCI Senator #72682, who passed away in January 2020. 

Our first fundraiser - “Virtual Bingo” - was held on Saturday, September 19, 2020. It was a tremendous success. Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed.

Skip’s tireless efforts to further the Jaycee movement and to improve the community and world around him resulted in numerous successful fundraising projects for three separate chapters, including the Arlington Jaycees, as well as making countless improvements to the facilities at Camp Virginia Jaycee and making a lifetime of friendships.  The Scholarship Fund will honor Skip’s memory by providing a scholarship to two deserving graduating high school seniors from Virginia who demonstrate the same passion for learning and for improving their community that was exemplified by Skip’s Jaycee career and his whole approach to life. 

The two scholarship recipients will be chosen each year by the Virginia JCI Senate Scholarship Committee through their annual application process.  The Committee will also submit the same two applications to the U.S. JCI Senate Foundationnational scholarship program for consideration.  The Fund will be managed by the Virginia Jaycees Foundation, a 501(C)(3) Corporation established to support the Community Development efforts of chapters that make up the Virginia Jaycees.  As such, it is able to accept donations that are considered charitable contributions. For more scholarship information, visit the Virginia JCI Senate Scholarship Program web page.

All donations to the Scholarship Fund should be made payable to the Virginia Jaycees Foundation with “Skip Hilton Fund” in the memo line.  Please consider donating to this worthy cause!

Skip Hilton Fund
c/o Paul and Sharon Showalter
818 North Danville Street
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Our first fundraiser was a “Virtual Bingo” competition on Saturday, September 19 from 7:30 - 8:30pm!  Competitors pre-registered for the event.  Suggested donation was $20 for adults and $10 for children. Donations were voluntary.  

Everyone who registered received an email on the day of the event with links to the ZOOM chat room and to their unique online Bingo card. Participants can either use their web browser to join the ZOOM meeting or they can download and install the free ZOOM application to your electronic device (computer, tablet, or cell phone). The Bingo numbers will be called by the host in the ZOOM chat room, and the virtual Bingo card will be displayed in a separate web browser window.

Players will receive a single bingo card with a unique identification number on the card.  If the called number matches a number on the player’s Bingo card, the player can use their mouse or touch screen to place an "X" on the space. The final round will be a “cover all” which requires participants to fill their entire card.  The winner of the final round will receive an Amazon Gift Card.

Skip Hilton Memorial Scholarship Fund