A Message from Our President
Welcome to Virginia JCI Senate!
You know, as Jaycees, when we recited the Jaycee creed, we committed ourselves to a common set of values that tied us together. For many of us, the most powerful line was that last one: “Service to humanity is the best work of life!” As JCI Senators, we continue to pledge to that creed, remembering all the good that we did as Jaycees for our communities and all the fun we had, and we commit to continuing to uphold that creed.
Being a Senator isn’t so much a status as it is a journey, and I recognize that we all go through our ups and downs with different priorities in our lives – certainly, that’s been my experience, even with the Senate. I hope that, wherever you are in your journey as a Senator, that you believe in the value of the Senate and the value of your support as a Senator.
Your active involvement by volunteering for responsibilities, going to meetings and functions, participating in online events, staying in touch with the Senate (through our electronic newsletters, social media, and emails) and other Senators -- and yes, your financial support, by paying dues and other contributions -- all goes toward helping our Senate flourish. Everything counts.
By staying involved with the Senate, you are actively supporting, and keeping alive, the legacy of the Jaycee organization, which has meant so much to all of us. You are also reaffirming that the Jaycee Creed still matters, that service to humanity still matters.
Last but not least, you are renewing old friendships and making new ones with those who share that common Jaycee heritage. If the last pandemic year has taught us anything, it's taught us the importance of establishing and strengthening our connections to each other and to our communities. Maintaining and deepening connections are at the heart of the Virginia JCI Senate.
So I invite you, whether you're a Senator who attends every event or a Senator who hasn't been to any event since you were presented with your Senatorship, join me on the journey this year. Check out our website, see what events are coming up, join our Facebook group (@Virginia JCI Senate), get on our newsletter email list if you're not already on it, and reach out to say hello. The light is always on for you.
Lillian Cheng, #72962
President, 2021-22 VA JCI Senate