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Attitude...

Attitude is more important than the past, 
Than education, than money, than circumstances, 
Than what people do or say. 
It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. 
The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday 
Regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. 

We cannot change our past. 
We cannot change the fact that 
People act in a certain way. 
We cannot change the inevitable. 
The only thing we can do is play on the one string 
We have, and that is our attitude.

100 ways to make someone special smile...

01. Call an old friend, just to say hi. 
02. Hold a door open for a stranger. 
03. Invite someone to lunch. 
04. Compliment someone on his or her appearance. 
05. Ask a coworker for their opinion on a project. 
06. Bring cookies to work. 
07. Let someone cut in during rush hour traffic. 
08. Leave a waitress or waiter a big tip. 
09. Tell a cashier to have a nice day. 
10. Call your parents. 

11. Let someone know you miss them. 
12. Treat someone to a movie. 
13. Let a person know you really appreciate them. 
14. Visit a retirement center. 
15. Take a child to the zoo. 
16. Fill up your spouse's car with gas. 
17. Surprise someone with a small gift. 
18. Leave a thank-you note for the cleaning staff at work. 
19. Write a letter to a distant relative. 
20. Tell someone you thought about them the other day. 
21. Put a dime in a stranger's parking meter before the time expires. 
22. Bake a cake for a neighbor. 
23. Send someone flowers to where they work. 
24. Invite a friend to tea. 
25. Recommend a good book to someone. 
26. Donate clothing to a charity. 
27. Offer an elderly person a ride to where they need to go. 
28. Bag your own groceries at the checkout counter. 
29. Give blood. 
30. Offer free baby-sitting to a friend who's really busy or just needs a break. 
31. Help your neighbor rake leaves or shovel snow. 
32. Offer your seat to someone when there aren't any left. 
33. Help someone with a heavy load. 
34. Ask to see a store's manager and comment on the great service. 
35. Give your place in line at the grocery store to someone who has only a few items. 
36. Hug someone in your family for no reason. 
37. Wave to a child in the car next to you. 
38. Send a thank-you note to your doctor. 
39. Repeat something nice you heard about someone else. 
40. Leave a joke on someone's answering machine. 
41. Be a mentor or coach to someone. 
42. Forgive a loan. 
43. Fill up the copier machine with paper after you're done using it. 
44. Tell someone you believe in them. 
45. Share your umbrella on a rainy day. 
46. Welcome new neighbors with flowers or a plant. 
47. Offer to watch a friend's home while they're away. 
48. Ask someone if they need you to pick up anything while you're out shopping. 
49. Ask a child to play a board game, and let them win. 
50. Ask an elderly person to tell you about the good old days. 
51. During bad weather, plan an indoor picnic with the family. 
52. Buy someone a goldfish and bowl. 
53. Compliment someone on their cooking and politely ask for a second helping. 
54. Dance with someone who hasn't been asked. 
55. Tell someone you mentioned them in your prayers. 
56. Give children's clothes to another family when your kids outgrow them. 
57. Deliver extra vegetables from your garden to the whole neighborhood. 
58. Call your spouse just to say, I love you. 
59. Call someone's attention to a rainbow or beautiful sunset. 
60. Invite someone to go bowling. 
61. Figure out someone's half-birthday by adding 182 days, and surprise them with a cake. 
62. Ask someone about their children. 
63. Tell someone which quality you like most about them. 
64. Brush the snow off of the car next to yours. 
65. Return your shopping cart to the front of the store. 
66. Encourage someone's dream, no matter how big or small it is. 
67. Pay for a stranger's cup of coffee without them knowing it. 
68. Leave a love letter where your partner will find it. 
69. Ask an older person for their advice. 
70. Offer to take care of someone's pet while they're away. 
71. Tell a child you're proud of them. 
72. Visit a sick person, or send them a care package. 
73. Join a Big Brother or Sister program. 
74. Leave a piece of candy on a coworker's desk. 
75. Bring your child to work with you for the afternoon. 
76. Give someone a recording of their favorite music. 
77. Email a friend some information about a topic they are especially interested in. 
78. Give someone a homemade gift. 
79. Write a poem for someone. 
80. Bake some cookies for your local fire or police department. 
81. Organize a neighborhood cleanup and have a barbecue afterwards. 
82. Help a child build a birdhouse or similar project. 
83. Check in on an old person, just to see if they're okay. 
84. Ask for the recipe after you eat over at someone's house. 
85. Personally welcome a new employee at work and offer to take them out for lunch. 
86. While in a car, ask everyone to buckle up because they are important to you. 
87. Let someone else eat the last slice of cake or pizza. 
88. Stop and buy a drink from a kid's lemonade stand. 
89. Forgive someone when they apologize. 
90. Wave to someone looking for a parking space when you're about to leave a shopping center. 

91. Send a copy of an old photograph to a childhood friend. 
92. Leave a pint of your spouse's favorite flavor of ice cream in the freezer with a bow on it. 
93. Do a household chore that is usually done by someone else in the family. 
94. Be especially happy for someone when they tell you their good news. 
95. Compliment a coworker on their role in a successful project. 
96. Give your spouse a spontaneous back rub at the end of the day. 
97. Serve someone in your family breakfast in bed. 
98. Ask someone if they've lost weight. 
99. Make a donation to a charity in someone's honor. 
100. Take a child to a ballgame. 

Best 3 word Phrases...

The following three-word phrases can enrich every relationship. These are just three little But Very Powerful words: 

 

I'll Be There 
If you have ever had to call a friend in the middle of the night, to take a sick child to hospital, or when your car has broken down some miles from home, you will know how good it feels to hear the phrase " I'll be there. " Being there for another person is the greatest gift we can give. When we're truly present for other people, important things happen to them & us. We are renewed in love and friendship. We are restored emotionally and spiritually. Being there is at the very core of civility. 

 

I Miss You 
Perhaps more marriages could be saved & strengthened if couples simply & sincerely say to each other "I miss you." This powerful affirmation tells partners they are wanted, needed, desired & loved. Consider how ecstatic you would feel, if you received an unexpected phone call from your spouse in the middle of your workday, just to say "I miss you." 

 

I Respect You / I Trust You 
Respect and trust is another way of showing love. Its conveys the feeling that another person is a true equal. If you talk to your children as if they were adults you will strengthen the bonds & become close friends. This applies to all interpersonal relationships 

 

Maybe You're Right 
This phrase is highly effective in diffusing an argument and restoring frayed emotions. The flip side to "maybe you're right" is the humility of admitting maybe "I'm wrong". Let's face it. When you have a heated argument with someone, all you do is cement the other person's point of view. They, or you, will not change their stance and you run the risk of seriously damaging the relationship between you. Saying "maybe you're right" can open the door to further explore the subject, in which you may then have the opportunity to get your view across in a more rational manner. 

 

Please Forgive Me 
Many broken relationships could be restored and healed if people would admit their mistakes and ask for forgiveness. All of us are vulnerable to faults and failures. A man should never be ashamed to own up that he has been in the wrong, which is saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. 

 

I Thank You 
Gratitude is an exquisite form of courtesy. People who enjoy the companionship of good, close friends are those who don't take daily courtesies for granted. They are quick to thank their friends for their many expressions of kindness. On the other hand, people whose circle of friends is severely constricted often do not have the attitude of gratitude. 

 

Count On Me 
A friend is one who walks in when others walk out. Loyalty is an essential ingredient for true friendship; it is the emotional glue that bonds people. Those that are rich in their relationships tend to be steady and true friends. When troubles come, a good friend is there indicating "you can count on me." 

 

Let Me Help 
The best of friends see a need and try to fill it. When they spot a hurt they do what they can to heal it. Without being asked, they pitch in and help. 

 

I Understand You 
People become closer and enjoy each other more if they feel the other person accepts and understands them. Letting your spouse know in so many little ways that you understand them, is one of the most powerful tools for healing relationship. This applies to any relationship. 

 

Go For It 
We are all unique individuals. Don't try to get your friends to conform to your ideals. Support them in pursuing their interests, no matter how weird they seem to you. Everyone has dreams, dreams that are unique to that person only. Support and encourage your friends to follow their dreams. Tell them to "go for it." 

I Love You 
Perhaps the most important three words that you can say. Telling someone that you truly love them satisfies a person's deepest emotional needs. The need to belong, to feel appreciated and to be wanted. Your spouse, your children, your friends and you, all need to hear those three little words "I love you." 

Suggestions to SUCCESS...

1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery. 

2. Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent. 

3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. 

4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. 

5. Be forgiving of yourself and others. 

6. Be generous. 

7. Have a grateful heart. 

8. Persistence, persistence, persistence. 

9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary. 

10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated. 

11. Commit yourself to constant improvement. 

12. Commit yourself to quality. 

13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect. 

14. Be loyal. 

15. Be honest. 

16. Be a self-starter. 

17. Be decisive even if it means you'll sometimes be wrong. 

18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. 

19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did. 

20. Take good care of those you love. 

21. Don't do anything that wouldn't make your mom proud. 

What is SMS?

SMS is an acronym standing for Short Message Service.

 

It is commonly referred to as text messaging or "texting" as well. SMS is a method by which messages can be sent to a cell phone via another cell phone, a computer connected to the Internet, a regular land line, or a handheld device such as a Blackberry. The original specifications for SMS were developed in 1985, though real implementation and popularity took nearly a decade to achieve. 

SMS messages may be sent either from one point to another point, or may be sent to all devices within a specific geographical region. The former, known as SMS-PP, is used primarily between individuals communicating with one another, while the latter, known as SMS-CB, may be used to broadcast public announcements such as road or weather conditions, region-specific advertising messages, or messages from a cell provider regarding the new coverage area. 

SMS use for personal communication is rapidly increasing in popularity. In 2000, less than 20 billion SMS messages were sent; by 2004 that number had grown to in excess of 500 billion messages. The largest market for SMS is Southeast Asia, with Europe just behind. The United States has seemed to be a slow adopter for the early years of the 21st century, but the pace of texting appears to be increasing in the United States as service providers make its use, particularly between networks, easier. 

With this surge in popularity and use, particularly among younger users, new shorthands have developed to communicate more rapidly through the medium. This shorthand mirrors in many way the writing style of online chat, dropping vowels and superfluous letters, and replacing words and entire sounds with representative numbers or single letters. An example might read something like, "how r u?" to mean, "How are you?" or, "did u c wut he askd me 2 do? 4 shme!" to mean, "Did you see what he asked me to do? For shame!" Given the limitations of a smaller keypad, with multiple clicks required for many letters, such shorthand saves large amounts of time over the course of multiple SMS messages. 

In addition to person-to-person communication via SMS, a number of television shows have begun accepting text messages for various purposes. Shows which have a voting system, such as American Idol, have begun integrating SMS voting, allowing viewers to easily make their choices using only their cell phone. In Europe, the idea has been pushed even further, with shows that allow viewers to control characters on screen using their cell phone's SMS capabilities. 

Some online services, most notably Google, have integrated SMS capability to allow for the easy retrieval of information through one's cell phone. By texting a special number, for example, a cell phone user may receive information ranging from local weather, to sport scores, to where the nearest bus station is in their town. In addition to such regional information, services like Google SMS can also be used to quickly find the definition of a word, to convert one unit of measure to another, or to answer trivia questions. Using SMS, one can in essence access the vast informational resources of the Internet using only a cell phone.

Successful Habits...

Whatever you do again and again turns into a habit. 
And your habits have a profound effect on the 
quality of your life. 

Look honestly at what you do each day. 
What things are moving you forward, and what 
things are you doing that keep holding you back? 

Your actions are yours to control. 
And your habits are yours to develop or abandon. 

Though habits rarely come or go overnight, 
you can indeed choose and control them. 
Add an empowering habit, or get rid of 
a destructive one, 
to dramatically improve your life. 

Even a small positive habit will make a 
big difference. because each time you do it, 
you steadily add more power to it. 

Think of what you can do, 
beginning right now, 
to add a habit of success to your life. 
And watch as that small success, 
done again and again, turns into plenty of 
big achievements.

I've Learned....

I've learned - that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. 

I've learned - that no matter how much I care, some people just don't care back. 

I've learned - that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it. 

I've learned - that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that. 

I've learned - that it's not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts. 

I've learned - that you should never ruin an apology with an excuse. 

I've learned - that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you'd better know something. 

I've learned - that you shouldn't compare yourself to the best others can do. 

I've learned - that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life. 

I've learned - that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be. 

I've learned - that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them. 

I've learned - that you can keep going long after you can't. 

I've learned - that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel. 

I've learned - that either you control your attitude or it controls you. 

I've learned - that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place. 

I've learned - that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences. 

I've learned - that money is a lousy way of keeping score. 

I've learned - that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time. 

I've learned - that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up. 

I've learned - that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel. 

I've learned - that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love. 

I've learned - that just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have. 

I've learned - that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated. 

I've learned - that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it. 

I've learned - that your family won't always be there for you. It may seem funny, but people you aren't related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren't biological. 

I've learned - that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you are to learn to forgive yourself. 

I've learned - that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief. 

I've learned - that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become. 

I've learned - that a rich person is not the one who has the most, but is one who needs the least. 

I've learned - that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do. 

I've learned - that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change. 

I've learned - that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever. 

I've learned - that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different. 

I've learned - that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.

I've learned - that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help. 

I've learned - that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being. 

I've learned - that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon. 

I've learned - that it's hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people's feelings, and standing up for what you believe. 

I've learned - that people will forget what you said, and people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

21 Facts to Know

 
1. Chewing on gum while cutting onions can help a person from stop producingtears. Try it next time you chop onions.


2. Until babies are six months old , they can breathe and swallow at thesame time. Indeed convenient!


3. Offered a new pen to write with, 97% of all people will write their ownname.


4. Male mosquitoes are vegetarians. Only females bites.  


5. The average person's field of vision encompasses a 200-degree wideangle.


6. To find out if a watermelon is ripe, knock it, and if it sounds hollow then it is ripe.


7. Canadians can send letters with personalized postage stamps showing their own photos on each stamp.


8. Babies' eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six toeight weeks old.


9. It snowed in the Sahara Desert in February of 1979.


10. Plants watered with warm water grow larger and more quickly than plants watered with cold water.


11. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times .


12. Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.


13. Those stars and colours you see when you rub your eyes are called phosphenes.


14. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and earsnever stop growing.


15. Everyone's tongue print is different, like fingerprints.


16. Contrary to popular belief, a swallowed chewing gum doesn't stay in the gut. It will pass through the system and be excreted .


17. At 40 degree Centigrade a person loses about 14.4 calories per hour by breathing .


18. There is a hotel in Sweden built entirely out of ice; it is rebuilt every year.


19. Cats, camels and giraffees are the only animals in the world that walkright foot, right foot, left foot, left foot, rather than right foot, leftfoot .


20. Onions help reduce cholesterol if eaten after a fatty meal.


21. The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.

 

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Thinking provides knowledge,

Knowledge makes you great.

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January

1 New Year's Day

26 Indian Republic Day

27 Family Literacy Day

February

 6 International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

12 Darwin Day

14 Valentine's Day

28 National Science Day

March

6 World Glaucoma Day

8 International Women's Day

22 World Water Day

23 World Meteorological Day

24 World Tuberculosis Day

April

7 World Health Day

17 International Hemophilia Day

20 National Pot Day

22 Earth Day

May

1 May Day

4 Annual Hike for Hospice Palliative Care

5 International Day of the Midwife

6 International No Diet Day

8 World Red Cross Day

10 WHO, Move for Health Day

11 Mother's Day

12 International Nursing Day

12 Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome National Awareness Day

15 International Day of Families

17 Telecommunication Day

22 International Day for Biological Diversity

22 International Day for Biological Diversity

31 World No-Tobacco Day

June

1 National Cancer Survivors Day

2 International World's Whore Day

4 Clean Air Day

5 World Environment Day

8 World Ocean Day

14 World Blood Donor Day or World Health Organization

21 National Aboriginal Day

26 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

July

11 World Population Day

August

12 International Youth Day

15 Indian Independence Day

September

12 World Rubber Day

15 Engineers Day (Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya BirthDay)

October

1st Monday - World habitat day

2 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday

November

11 Armistice Day (also Remembrance Day)

11 Veterans Day

14 Children Day in India

20 International Osteoporosis Day

22 Day of Singers& Musicians

December

1 World AIDS Day

25 Christmas Day

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Opportunity

Jaycees can be called an organisation of opportunities. The opportunities available within Jaycees are co numerous, it could take a life time to grasp them all. Most members select those which cater to their particular needs and make the most of them.


Basically, there are five areas of opportunities within the organization individual, Management, Community, International and Business. Projects are conducted each area. As the members work on these projects, they encounter opportunities for total development.

Individual Opportunities
Opportunities for personal development are offered under the individual development area. Seminars, such as leadership in Action, Personal Dynamics, Effective Communication, and Goal Setting help members to speak effectively. Learn leadership skills, improve their communication abilities and enhance their personal development.

Management Opportunities
The management area provides Opportunity for the development of managerial skills through learning, LOM management. It deals with finances, records, recognition, membership growth, retention, marketing and public relations. Members have the chance to work on fund- raising projects.

Milestones of Jaycees

Each year new and exciting advancements and decisions are made in the organization which is today named Junior Chamber International (JCI). As it is impossible to list them all, the following are the events and years in which they occurred, which we truly regard as landmarks in the history of our worldwide organization.

 

1910
The organization began in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The founder, Henry Giessenbier, had formed the Herculaneum Dance Club with the purpose of bringing about the social elevation of its members.

 

1915 
The first step towards the creation of the Jaycee movement was taken when 32 young men met at the Mission Inn in St. Louis on 13 October 1915 to form the Young Men's Progressive Civic Association with Giessenbier as its president.

 

1916
In August, the organization's name was changed to Junior Citizens, and it was at this time that the initials "JC" were first employed.

 

1920
On the 21st and 22nd January, the first national organization, the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (USJCC) was formed. Twenty-nine clubs around the nation were in attendance and elected Henry Giessenbier as the first national president.

 

1920-44
The Jaycee movement crossed international borders. Organizations were formed in many countries including Canada, England, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia and Colombia. The Junior Chamber momement came to Canada in 1923 with the formation of its first chapter, the Young Men's Section of the Winnipeg Board of Trade.

 

Many actions were taken to form Junior Chamber International, including the creation of the International Executive Council of Junior Chambers of Commerce formed at the Olympic Games in 1932.

 

1944
Junior Chamber International was born in Mexico City, Mexico during 7 to 11 December. Witnesses to the birth of the organization were 30 delegates from North and Central America. Raul Garcia Vidal was elected the first president.

 

1946
In February, the first JCI World Congress was held in Panama City, Panama, with an attendance of 44 delegates from 16 countries. At this time, a Constitution was drafted. Also this year a young Jaycee member, Mr. C. William 'Bill' Brownfield, authored the Jaycee Creed.

1952
The JCI Senate was formed through the efforts of Phil Pugsley, the 1951 JCI president, at the 7th JCI World Congress in Melbourne, Australia.

 

1953
The first permanent World Headquarters was established at the United States Jaycees War Memorial Headquarters Building in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Philip Van Slyck was hired as JCI's first full-time Secretary General.

 

1955 
The rapidly growing World Headquarters moved to its own building in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.

 

1969
The current World Headquarters was built in Coral Gables, Florida, USA to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Junior Chamber International.

 

1972
At the 38th JCI World Congress in Taipei, the organization's name was changed from Junior Chamber International to Jaycees International.

 

1983
Honorees were recognized at the first Outstanding Young Persons ceremony at the 38th JCI World Congress in Taipei, Taiwan.

 

1988
At the 39th JCI World Congress in Sydney, Australia, the organization's name was again changed from Jaycees International to Junior Chamber International.

 

1989
1989 was an historic year for JCI as services were extended to the Eastern Bloc countries of Estonia (USSR), Poland and Hungary.

JCI - Declaration of Principles

"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 enterprise;
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."

 

The year was 1946; the place, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.; the event, the United States Junior Chamber National Convention. Visitors came from Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe and the Philippine Islands. It was here that the idea of a JCI creed was born. The Creed is now called the JCI Declaration of Principles.

 

Past President of the Ohio Junior Chamber and National Vice President of the United States Junior Chamber C. William Brownfield realized at this convention that the organization did not have a creed. He was inspired by the devotion of Junior Chamber members "to the purpose of serving mankind in a thousand different ways, right down at the grass roots where freedom lives or dies."

 

Brownfield saw Junior Chamber as "the potential for a new force in the world, one capable of changing the balance between victory or defeat for our chosen way of life in a time of crisis."

 

The actual writing of the Declaration of Principles took place in July 1946 during a drive from Brownfield's hometown of Columbus, Ohio, to his coal mine in New Lexington, a journey of about 75 minutes. He started that journey with a firm conviction in his mind to work on the Declaration of Principles. It was during that trip that the following words came to mind and were put on paper:

 

The brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations.
Economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise.
Government should be of laws rather than of men.
Earth's great treasure lies in human personality.
Service to humanity is the best work of life.

 

In 1950 the first line, "We believe that faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life." was added.

 

Since it was written, Junior Chamber members all over the world recite the JCI Declaration of Principles at local, national and international meetings and functions. During that time there has been much discussion of the interpretation of this document. The author himself said, "Every Member is free to interpret it in the light of his own conscience."

 

The following interpretation is based on Brownfield's own views and what is commonly believed and understood to be the meaning of the Declaration of Principles to the organization.


BROWNFIELD’S INTERPRETATION OF THE JCI DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES


"We believe . . . " Everyone must believe in some ideal, principle or philosophy. To believe is to practice what is believed to be true.

 

" . . . That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life . . . " "God" here does not refer to any specific religious God, but to a supreme omnipotence. It does not matter who or what your God is; the line is just saying that you must believe in something. Brownfield interpreted it in this way: "The Junior Chamber membership, drawn from many religious backgrounds, is united by a common bond of faith; that man lives by the will of (his/her) God, that God's will for man is good; and that the life worthwhile is lived in harmony with His eternal plan."

 

" . . . That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations . . . " This line breaks down all the boundaries that have been imagined by mankind. It simply means that all men and women are equal. It respects allegiance to one's country, but, at the same time, reinforces the idea that man is a citizen of the world. Brownfield put it this way: "Man made boundaries have been drawn and redrawn, separating the human race into many nations. But across these unnatural divisions there has been an intercourse in art, science, commerce and religion; evidence of man's universal brotherhood; proof that man himself, not his territorial divisions, is of basic worth."

 

" . . . That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise . . . " The operative words here are " . . . can best be won . . . " Junior Chamber members believe that man should be free to use his skills and abilities to the limit in improving his economy. Brownfield expressed it this way: "Where economic improvement has been greatest, man has been free to follow his dream of making a personal fortune by doing something never done before, or by doing it better." He also said, " . . . the system of self development through private enterprise could be adapted with variations to suit local conditions in many parts of the world."

 

" . . . That government should be of laws rather than of men . . . “This simply means that no one should be above the law, and that the law should be the same for all people, no matter what status they hold in society. The government must be based on constitutional law, accepted and ratified by a majority of the people. The power to change laws and elect governments should remain in the hands of a majority of the people. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, spoke of a government “of the people, for the people, and by the people." This line crystallizes what President Lincoln was talking about so many decades ago. Brownfield expressed the meaning this way: "In a free society, the fundamental law is derived from the people. It is they who hold the final authority."

 

" . . . That earth's great treasure lies in human personality . . . " Every individual has a separate and unique personality. That is the main difference between humans and other creatures of the world. That uniqueness makes the human personality earth's greatest treasure. It cannot be duplicated nor can it be made. Brownfield's views on this line are: "True treasure lies in the hearts of men. There is about us a vast field of opportunity for cultivation of the human personality. It is not the quantity nor the length of life that gives it zest, but the quality of living, the achievement we make in terms of human progress."

 

" . . . And that service to humanity is the best work of life." This final tenet of the Declaration of Principles is the logical culmination of the preceding lines. A person who believes in the Declaration of Principles will most definitely find service to humanity to be the best work of life. Note the word humanity. Brownfield's interpretation to this line is, "The life lived unselfishly grows richer, deeper and fuller. Joy is more enduring and peace of mind, more certain. The world looks at the contribution such a life has made and marks the one who lived it as a benefactor of the race; yet he knows in truth the greater benefit has been his own."

 

No matter what a member's interpretation of the Declaration of Principles may be, he or she should always practice what he or she believes. Many unsuccessful attempts have been made to change the Declaration of Principles, but it has prevailed through the years and continues be the covenant that holds the organization together. Many members have made the Declaration of Principles their guide in life.

Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a worldwide federation of young professional and entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 40. The National organizations federated to Junior Chamber International are active in more than 8,000 chapters in 123 nations and territories. The mission is to contribute to the advancement of the global community by providing the opportunity for young people to develop the leadership skills, social responsibility, fellowship and entrepreneurship necessary to create positive change.


Junior Chamber International was founded in Mexico City on December 11, 1944, when representative from eight nations met to create an organization that would address global concerns. From these eight nations, Junior Chamber has grown to include more than 123 nations and spans every continent.


The JCI Headquarters was established in 1951 and is now in Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.A. A professional staff of 35 full time employees provides services to JCI members. Its chief executive officer is Secretary General Benny Ellerbe. JCI is a non-governmental organization (NGO) with active participation in the United Nation Systems, including several UN agencies such as UNICEF and UNCTAD.


JCI has cooperation agreements with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Association of Students Economics and Management (AIESEC), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United National Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the Inter- American Foundation (IAF).


JAYCEES or JUNIOR CHAMBER is a worldwide association of young people between the ages of 18 and 40, which welcomes all nationality races and religions. This is a unique organization which gives to its members an opportunity to undertake projects of a worthwhile nature in their own communities and at the same time to develop qualities within themselves that will make them better individuals. All member of Junior Chamber, from the World President to the newest member, through a process that is helping them become a better person.

 

Young people who join the Jaycees get an opportunity for improvement by participation in its internal and external programs, which make them more developed individuals than they would otherwise have been.

 

Junior Chamber is established in 15,000 communities throughout 100 member nations. Jaycees International (JCI), the international association of Junior Chambers, is the largest young people’s organization in the world with over 600,000 members. Its membership believes in the principles stated in the Jaycee Creed. It does not have an occupation classification as determination for membership except the age requirement. Basically a leadership training organization, its projects are action oriented.


THE BEGINNING OF JAYCEES Henry Gissenbier, a young man from St. Loius, Misouri, U.S.A felt that young people acting in a voluntary capacity could fashion new standard of life of their communities. On October 1915; he called a meeting, attended by 32 men, who left up an organization called the Young Men’s Progressive Civic Association. It was devoted to community betterment. The vigor and imagination of the youthful group attached the admiration of the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce, which on February 11, 1918, asked the young men to consider the title “ Junior Chamber of Commerce” so was the name born. The movement spread, so that by June 1920, the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce marched on to Canada, New Zealand.


Over to Asia, over Europe and to Africa. In 1944, in Mexico City, the world organization, the Junior Chamber International was formed and since that date, JCI has fired the imagination of hundreds of thousands of young men across the face of the earth. In 1972, the World Organization officially adopted the name, “Jaycees International”. The Origin of Junior Chamber can be traced as formed the Herculaneium Dance Club with the main objective being the preservation of conservative dance style. Five years later, in 1915, Colonel H. N Morgan, a prominent St. Louis citizen, inspired the members of the dance club to become more involved in civic issues. Giessenbier and 32 other young men formed the Young Men’s Progressive Civic Association (YMPCA) on October 13, 1915. This organization grew to a membership of 750 in less than five months.


THE FIRST WORLD CONGRESS, two years later, In February of 1946, the first World Congress was held in Panama City. This Congress was attended by 44 delegates from different countries. The international organization was formally constituted, a temporary constitution was approved, and the word “Commerce” was omitted from the official name. Erasmo Chambonnet of Panama was elected the second JCI President at that Congress, and Australia and Canada were officially affiliated. In 1948 the JCI Creed was officially adopted at the IV JCI World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, and in 1952 a permanent Secretariat was established. In 1972 the name was changed to Jaycees International; however, 1n 1988 the name was changed back to Junior Chamber International.

VISION OF JCI VELLORE METRO


The Vellore Jaycees Metro is a small but effective group of men and women dedicated to self-improvement through community service. We consistently strive to make our town a better place to live. It is our desire to impress upon people of all ages the final line of the Jaycee Creed, namely that service to humanity is the best work of life!


The JCI Vellore Metro chapter was formed by a group of several men and has since evolved to include a large number of active men and women. These people are of diverse backgrounds from local business owners to members of major corporations. This diversity provides a variety of talents and skills to the organization while maintaining a commitment to the Jaycee value of community and individual development.


We take great pride in the metro town of Vellore and demonstrate this community interest not only through community-minded projects but also though participation in local events and participating actively in events sponsored by other local organizations.


Not only have the Vellore Metro Jaycees been an extremely successful community organization, but we enjoy numerous social activities including Social Projects, Cultural Events, Educational Competitions, Sporting Events and Free Training Programmes. We work at serving our community while having a great deal of fun.


The Vellore Metro Jaycees is not just a local group. We are also affiliated with JCI India,which comes under Asia Pacific Region of Junior Chamber International. These organizations provide additional events and ways to get involved. Come join tomorrow's leaders in action today!