State: Virginia

City: Goochland

Chapters: 1,114

Members: 39,919

Convention: Indianapolis, IN
Attendance: 471


Lisa Parrish elected president for a full term.

Chairman of the Board: Julie Metzger Florence, KY  
National Vice President: Jane Amend Lincoln Park, NJ  
National Vice President: Suzanne Delaney Rochester, NY  
National Vice President: Lisa Douglass FL  
National Vice President: Wes Kam Honolulu, HI  
National Vice President: Tim "Spike" LeSiege Augusta, ME  
National Vice President: Denice O'Neil Clarksville, TN  
National Vice President: John Weber Mandan, ND  
National Vice President: Ross Moritz Conrad, MT  
National Vice President: Sherry Cracium Glenville, PA  
National Vice President: Cassie Evans KY  
Legal Counsel:* Sal Lucido GA  
Chief of Staff ** Chris Oldham Whittmann, AZ  
Executive Vice President:* John K.S. Shiroma Hawaii National Office
Tulsa, OK

Omaha, NE to host 2007 convention.

* Appointed position - only treasurer has a vote.  

** Assists president not a staff position.


2006 Year End Status Report:


National Service Center Personnel

The 2006 NSC staff included: John Shiroma, Executive Vice President; Brad Gemeinhart, Director of Communications; Vonda Thompson, Executive Coordinator; Candy Cook, Director of Finance; Nick Reinhard, Director of Information Services; Joni Gullett, Director of Meetings; Geneva Broomfield, JAYS Program Manager; Sheri Lassiter, OYF Program Manager and Accounts Payable; and Karen Fitzgerald, Customer Service.

Technology Review

LPIT membership processing software has been installed and information is being entered. The system is now operational..

National Sponsorships

RJ Reynolds contributed $250,000 for the Jaycees Against Youth Smoking program. . Anheuser-Busch, Inc. contributed $75,000 cash and product for the Year End Meeting, the Annual Meeting, TOYA, and USA Night at the JCI World Congress. John Deere and Company contributed $85,000 to sponsor the Outstanding Young Farmers program..

Member Benefits
First USA Bank has remitted $2,503.88 in royalties from the MBNA credit card program for the third quarter 2006. USJC received a grand total of $9,970.98 for 2006.

Jaycee War Memorial Fund (JWMF)

The JWMF Trustees met in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on January 8, 2006. A agreement between USJC and the City of Tulsa has been executed, whereby the City of Tulsa agrees to close the drainage easement and install a underground drainage structure.

2006 Grants from the JWMF to the USJC total $92,500.00, as follows:

Local Presidents’ Summit $ 5,000.00
Executive Committee Retreat $ 7,500.00
Educational Grants $80,000.00

JWMF 2006 Officers and Trustees

Chairman Eric Seidel
Vice Chairman Jack Gamel
Secretary/Treasurer John Shiroma
Trustee Lon Fox
Trustee Mike Faller
Trustee Julie Metzger
Trustee Timothy T. Royle
Trustee Rod Williams
Trustee Sydney Ward


The Jaycee War Memorial Fund 2006 Scholarship Recipients have been selected. They are:

War Memorial Scholarship winners, awarded $1,000: Nicholas Trecina-Connecticut, Chandra Lundy- Idaho, Lisa Lederman- Michigan, Travis Rice- Missouri, Olivia Murphrey- North Carolina, Laresa Miller- Oklahoma, Garrett Ellingson- Oregon, Jennifer Wagner- Pennsylvania, Rebecca Dowdy- South Carolina, Daniel Wolski- Wisconsin.

Charles R. Ford Scholarship Recipient, awarded $2,500:
Paula L. Heyer- Minnesota.

Thomas Wood Baldridge Scholarship Recipient, awarded $3,000:
Ryan L. Wright- Washington D.C.

The Jaycees Foundation

The US Jaycee Foundation met three times in 2006. At the Tulsa OK, meeting a new board was elected. During the meeting two $5,000.00 grants were award the US Jaycees to support the State President’s Training in December 2005 and the Local President’s Summit in January 2006. Also a new Disaster Relief Committee was formed with two representatives from the US Jaycees. In addition a joint program with the US Jaycees was formalized, The US Jaycees Alumni Program. During the seconding of the US Jaycee Foundation in Myrtle Beach SC, two grants were awarded from the Disaster relief committee 1) $1000.00 to the Louisiana Jaycees and 2) $500.00 to the Pennsylvania Jaycees. Later in the year an award of $5000.00 went to the Hattiesburg Mississippi for Disaster Relief. At the meeting in Indianapolis, IN. two additional grants were awarded to the US Jaycees for $5000.00 each the first for the State President’s Training in December 2006 and the second for the Leadership Academy in January 2007. The US Jaycee Foundation continues to pay down their note to the USJC on a monthly basis.

USJF 2006 Officers and Trustees

Chairman Raj Nadkarni
Vice Chairperson Mike Faller
Secretary Terry Kolaz
Treasurer Jack Gamel
Trustee Jackie Cornelius
Trustee M.H. Crockett
Trustee Robert Goetz
Trustee Ed Hart
Trustee David Hoover
Trustee Salvatore Lucido
Trustee Julie Metzger
Trustee David Moody
Trustee Donna Moreno
Trustee Lisa Parrish
Trustee John Shiroma
Trustee Jack Daniels Smith

Consultant Sam Chase
Consultant Tim O’Brien
Consultant Nan Schichtel
Consultant Mike Sawyer
Consultant Greg Thomes

Junior Chamber International (JCI)

Grants received from JCI during 2006 totaled $30,000. They are as follows:

Membership Development - $13,500
2006 Local Presidents’ Summit - $1,500
Year-End Meeting - $15,000

The following members of The United States Junior Chamber served as officers in JCI for 2006: Scott Greenlee, Executive Vice President; Penny Zelinkoff Vice President, Lori Tomlin, Treasurer.

The United States Junior Chamber and Junior Chamber International entered into a Joint Venture to make the USJC “MetNet” a world LOM event. This is in conjunction with the USJC Metro Conference and was hosted in St. Louis, Missouri. The event was held June 30-July 2, 2006.

The Area C Conference was held May 2006 in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadaloupe. The United States Junior Chamber was represented by members of the Executive Team, including President Parrish; Brent Busser, and Lori Tomlin.

World Congress was held November 2006 in Seoul, Korea. The United States Junior Chamber was represented by members of the Executive Team, including President Parrish; EVP Shiroma; NVPs O’Neil, Weber, and LeSiege; Chief of Staff Oldham; and American Cancer Society Liaison Tracy Hale.

2007 JCI Officers were elected, as follows:

JCI President: Scott Greenlee, JCI USA

JCI Executive Vice Presidents
Landry Ahlonsou, JCI Benin
Jun Sup Shin, JCI Korea
Abigail Hironimus-Paula, JCI Dutch
Graham Hanlon, JCI Ireland

JCI Vice Presidents
Mounir Baatour, JCI Tunisia
Modupe Olaniyan, JCI Nigeria
Roland Kwemain, JCI Cameroon
Eric Tang, JCI Hong Kong
Koichiro Hasegawa, JCI Japan
Kevin Kuo, JCI Taiwan
Ditri Kemala Rizki, JCI Indonesia
Susana Lugo, JCI Paraguay
Eladio Martinez, JCI Puerto Rico
Ray Jong-A-Lock, JCI Suriname
Jose Maria Deras, JCI Honduras
Wolfgang Winkler, JCI Austria
Benjamin Sabourin, JCI USA
Hans-Henrik Queseth, JCI Denmark
Steven Vandeput, JCI Belgium
Henrik Odman, JCI Sweden
Michelle MacDonald, JCI USA


Finance, Bylaws, Executive Committee, Joint Executive Committee, Special Meeting, Business meeting, and Board of Directors Minutes for 2006 were recorded, approved, signed, and bound into permanent record..

Legal Issues

There are no legal issues pending.


Upon discovery of any and all Trademark violations, Legal Counsel responds with a cease and desist letter which includes an advisory that The United States Junior Chamber reserves all of its rights to take appropriate legal and equitable actions to enforce its trademark and other rights, to protect those rights from misappropriation, and to seek damages.

Related Entities

Junior Chamber Family AIDS Network (JCFAN)

The Boston offices were closed and the corporation was dissolved in late 2006. Lori Percle continued to handle the financial disbursements. Financial records are being stored in Tulsa and physical assets have been distributed..


Jaycees Magazine

Wrote, designed, edited, and produced Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall 2006 Issues. Sold advertising for all four 2006 issues. Fall issue was designated as the kick-off to 2007 focusing on Jaycee information and chapter management. That issue also featured a center section geared at promoting local chapter community development efforts.


Various staff assignments for all meetings. Produced all publications of the organization.

68th Annual Ten Outstanding Young Americans

Produced the program including nominees, judging, and production of ceremonies. Event held in Indianapolis, Indiana in September 2006.

Public Relations

Sent various press releases for events and activities of the organization. Assisted chapters and states with requested public relations needs.


The CD-Rom for Chapters 2006 was completed and distributed in January 2006.

Web Site

Redesigned web site to provide greater service to local chapters and members. The site was redesigned to feature the STAR theme.


Printed materials and show production items were developed for meetings. Materials included program books, awards, tickets, signage, etc. Also produced during this time were Jaycees Magazine, Jaycees Against Youth Smoking materials, War Memorial Fund scholarship applications redesign, and TOYA and Business Summit sponsorship brochures.


Continued to provide support to local chapters. Marketing support materials include a full-color brochure and coordinating application card. All items featured the theme and were coordinated with the website look.



The audit of the financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2006, is scheduled for the week of April 9, 2007 and will be performed by Tullius Taylor Sartain & Sartain LLP, Certified Public Accountants.

U.S. Jaycees Foundation

Jack Gamel, CPA completed financial statements for the Foundation thru September 2006. USJC Finance Director, Candy Cook, completed 2006 4th quarter financial statements. 2006 year-end financials were presented to the Trustees on January 6, 2007 during the meeting held in Tulsa.

Jaycees War Memorial Fund

Jack Gamel, CPA completed financial statements for the War Memorial thru September 2006. USJC Finance Director, Candy Cook, completed 2006 4th quarter financial statements. Year-End 2006 financials were presented to the Trustees on January 7, 2007 during the meeting held in Tulsa. Applications were received for the scholarships to be granted by the War Memorial Fund and were sent to the judges to determine the winners. Enrollment confirmations from various colleges and universities were received for the 13 scholarship recipients, and checks were issued to the respective institutions


A total of 202 applications were received and approved for the year.


A total of 35 applications were received and approved for the year.

Accounts Payable

A total of 1,029 invoices were received for the year, and a total of 2,177 checks were cut and sent out.

Meetings Registration

Local Presidents’ Summit – The meeting was held in Tulsa, OK and reimbursements for the 125 attendees where disbursed.

Year End Meeting – Online registration was offered for the first time. There was a few kinks, but expected with the new system. We had approximately 600 registered delegates attend the meeting held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

NOYF Awards Congress – Over 300 early registrations where collected and entered into a database, ending up with approximately 350 in attendance in Moline, IL & Bettendorf, IA area.

Product Sales

The Award Group is the official vendor for The U.S. Junior Chamber merchandise. 2006 is the third and final year of the current contract with the company. They can be contacted via their website at or contact Sue Wong at 212.473.7000, extension 223. Order forms for Creed Banners are available online and can be purchased from the vendor directly.


Data Processing

The Gomembers database system was reset for the 2006 year. The monthly state reports (Alpha listing, chapter summary, drop, roster, dues reconciliation) are sent in a .pdf format by e-mail to State Presidents and/or State Offices. Chapter mailings were sent out on five occasions. The March mailing included the billings for May, June, July and August, the August mailing included the dues billings for the remainder of the year and the November mailing included the dues billings for the first five months of 2006. These billing sheets were created utilizing the new database system.

Much of the focus of the 2006 has been on the conversion to a new database system created by LPiT of Grand Rapids, MI. As with all new systems, extensive testing of the system was required before the system was put into operation for the October processing period.


Two new laptops were purchased to replace older models that will be utilized for meetings.


The Audited figures for 2006 are:
Beginning of the Year Members 45,459
End of Year Members 39,919
Net (Loss) in Members (5,540)

Beginning of the Year Chapters 1289
End of Year Chapters 1144
Net (Loss) in Chapters (145)
New Chapter Charters YTD 56

The National retention rate for the year is 55.7 percent; which is down from the 56.6 percent for the previous reporting year. The number of New Members recruited in relation to members due for the year is 32 percent; which is the down one percent from last year.


2006 Local Presidents’ Summit

Tulsa, Oklahoma – The Local Presidents’ Summit was conducted January 5-8, 2006. Conducted meeting, and included Finance, Bylaws, and Executive Committee Meetings, JCI Achieve training for all attendees including the Executive Committee, and team building training conducted by the JCI World President, Lars Hajslund. President Lisa Parrish used the meeting to roll out her plan for the year to the local presidents and was the trainer for Super Seven, which was a great treat for the LP’s to receive training from The United States Junior Chamber National President. JCI attendees included International VPs Jun Shin Sup, Abdul Saleem and Treasurer Lori Tomlin who is also currently the US Jaycees National Metro Director. Also in attendance were international Jaycees from: Puerto Rico, Honduras, Panama, Canada, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Suriname. A tour of the National Service Center was conducted after socials held at the facility. Approximately 150 were in attendance.

2006 Year End

Myrtle Beach, SC – March 9-12, 2006. This meeting had an increased number of full paid registrations. The meeting kicked off with a welcome party at the House of Blues and plethora of awards on Thursday and Friday, given to individuals for their accomplishments in 2005. President Lisa Parrish kicked off her inauguration day of events with Jaycee specific training that included a newly developed training course for State Presidents, which gives SP’s the tools to handle conflict management, consensus building and motivation. This day also included ACHIEVE training in an initiative to get more US Jaycees certified to become ACHIEVE trainers in order for local Jaycees to train in their own states which will help chapters reduce their training cost by not having to fly in certified trainers. This meeting was also the first meeting where a National President has allowed scheduled free time for delegates to tour the city. All training took place in the morning and President Lisa allowed for the delegates to enjoy the afternoon in the city. Comments were that delegates were very appreciative of this time since many use vacation time to attend these events and enjoy having the opportunity to explore the city and not miss out on any of the pertinent training opportunities. The final night consisted of the inauguration in which the National President, Lisa Parrish and the National Executive Committee, Julie Metzger, Jane Amend, Suzanne Delaney, Lisa Douglass, Wes Kam, Tim LeSiege, Ross Moritz, Denice O’Neil, John Weber, Sherry Cracium, Sal Lucido, and Cassie Evans, were sworn in to office.

2005 year-end national awards were presented. Award winners were listed on the web site and was included in the Spring issue of Jaycees Magazine.

2006 Governmental Affairs Leadership Seminar

Washington, DC – June 10-15, 2006. The Agenda was finalized, and 2006 GALS meeting information was posted on the U.S. Junior Chamber web site. General Members had the opportunity to attend GALS once again. Offsite arrangements for the tours on Saturday were finalized.

86th Annual Meeting

Indianapolis, Indiana – September 28 – October 1, 2006. The American Society of Training and Development was contacted for the purpose of obtaining volunteer trainers for our professional development training during the Annual Meeting. Brett Eastburn, a former TOYA winner, was contacted to discuss talk of a keynote address for the opening ceremony. We are working closely with the Indy Committee co-chairs, Annie Hernandez and Dawn Harper. They have been working diligently for the meeting and have formed a committee with sub-committees. There have been two conference calls. They have been working on getting the Mayor and/or the Governor to speak anytime during this week as well as also searching for trainers, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors. They promoted the event at the Year-End Meeting in Myrtle Beach by hosting a booth and making a presentation during the board of directors meeting. At this meeting it was also decided on that 2008 Annual Meeting/TOYA would be held in Seattle, Washington. I am working closely with Caren Spilsbury on locations for the meeting.

68th Annual Ten Outstanding Young Americans Awards Ceremony

Indianapolis, Indiana – September 30, 2006 – Quality nominees were sought out via email and phone call requests. Lapel pins for the ten honorees were ordered. The pins took the place of the medallions for several reasons. The cost of the medallions has been increasing consistently through the years. The pins can be worn a lot more than the medallions. It is not as intrusive and since it will be worn more often than the medallion it becomes a constant public relations tool for the Jaycees. We also created certificates for the attendees so that they may have their trophy in one location and possibly the elaborate certificate of recognition in a separate location or both together. The company that produces the Jaycees national officer pins is producing the pin. It is silver with 10 black cubic zirconium stones and a black stone in the center with the TOYA logo in silver.

Site Visits/ Final Planning Visits

April 2007 - Madison WI-2008 National Outstanding Young Farmers Awards Congress
Omaha, NE – 2007 Annual Meeting/ TOYA
July 2007- Memphis TN- 2008 Year –End Meeting


Jaycees Against Youth Smoking

TChapter and State involvement:

The year 2006 has seen 48 chapters within 34 states run the program impacting more than 164,000 youth. We have seen a 16% increase compared to the number of children impacted during the 2005 year. We celebrated a milestone this year by reaching our ONE MILLIONTH child throughout the program’s history.

Travels and Promotions:

JAYS Trips

  • January: Georgia
  • February: Delaware, Pennsylvania
  • March: South Carolina
  • April: Arkansas
  • May: Montana, California
  • June: Washington DC
  • July: Iowa
  • August: North Dakota, North Carolina, Virginia
  • September: New York, Delaware, Wyoming, Missouri, Indiana,
  • October:
  • November: Nebraska, Seoul South Korea
  • December: Tennessee, North Carolina

Promotions that include JAYS information

  • Jaycees Magazine (quarterly publication sent to every member)
  • POSTMARK (monthly National Newsletter distributed to the Board of Directors and linked on our website
  • Monthly electronic newsletter sent to the Board of Directors and State Program Managers, this is also put on our website.
  • Chapter Mailings (there were 7 this year)
  • New Chapter Kits
  • New Member Card Mailing
  • Information on our website
  • The program is part of our Blue Chip (successful chapter blue print program) and our Parade (point system encouraging participation in our programs).
  • Weekly updates to the Executive Committee
  • Promotional materials (computer bags and three binders with the program logo) were given to the Board of Directors for visibility as they travel.

National Meeting Focus:

Local Presidents Summit (January 5th-8th in Tulsa, OK)- 150 of the top local chapter presidents received training on the JAYS program. The numbers also included 10 presidents from Canada and Central and South America. Program materials are given to these presidents for them to take back and start the year off prepared to a run successful JAYS program.

Year-End Celebration (March 8th- 13th in Myrtle Beach, SC)- A presentation on the program was given to the Board of Directors so that through their travels they could assist in promoting the program. Awards were presented to the top performing states, chapters, and individuals of 2005.

Governmental Affairs Leadership Seminar (June 8th-14th in Washington DC)- The Program Manager was given time to speak to the Board of Directors (which included 40 State Presidents) about the program and all the benefits of their chapters running it.

86th Annual Meeting/TOYA (September 27th 30th in Indianapolis, IN)- State Presidents shared ideas of what is working in their states to get involvement in the program. Awards were presented to those states, chapters, and individuals who were making an impact half way through the year.

President’s Retreat (December 7th 10th in Gainesville, TN)- A presentation was made to the incoming State Presidents and Executive Committee. After the presentation, pledges for the 2007-year were made and total more than 251,000.

National Promotional Steps

  • The power point presentation was updated to assist in the promotion of the program. This is available for the chapters and states to use in order to strengthen their program.
  • The United States Junior Chamber National President Lisa Parrish along with Junior Chamber International World President Lars Hajslund took the prime opportunity this past year to meet with State and Local Governments in 44 states. Through these meetings they promoted the Jaycees Against Youth Smoking Program and have received letters of endorsement.

National Outstanding Young Farmers Awards Congress (NOYF)

Conducted a successful Awards Congress in the Moline, IL/Bettendorf, IA area, Worldwide Headquarters of John Deere, February 9-12, 2006. We had approximately 350 in attendance at The Lodge Hotel. The years meeting marked the 30th Anniversary of John Deere as our National Sponsor along with the programs 50th Anniversary.

The twenty State Finalists received an all expense paid trip for themselves and his/her spouse to the Congress, those State Finalist were; Steve McShane of Prunedale, CA; Betsy & Michael Molodich of Moosup, CT; Paul & Robin Wallace of Culloden, GA; Brent & Kim Portz of Coulterville, IL; Matt & Michelle Byrnes of Dorchester, IA; Jeff & Melissa Petry of Ada, MN; Coley & Jody Bailey of Coffeeville, MS; Luke Linnenbringer of Auxvasse, MO; Thad & Melissa Willis of Big Sandy, MT; Leo & Tonja Blaha of Dodge, NE; Nate & Judy Merrill of Stratham, NH; Joe & Karrie Marino of Swedesboro, NJ; Don & Cheryl Hartman of Deming, NM; Travis & Debbie Finn of Holland Patent, NY; Tony & Jennifer Ballance of Gremont, NC; Doug & Annette Olson of Keene, ND; Dale & Jenny Ries of Watertown, SD; Jason & Marla Crabtree of S Fulton, TN; Justin & Angeline of Brookfield, VT; Brad & Kim Schyvnick of Reedsburg, WI.

From the top twenty State Finalists, the top four will receive the honor as being named National Winners and receive a cash reward from John Deere. All in attendance participated in a four day event which includes Educational Speakers, Tours, and the weekend culminates with a Black Tie Awards Banquet and Ceremony and the naming of the four National Winners for 2006.

A second site inspection was made to East Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona for the 2007 Awards Congress to be held at the Hilton, February 8-11, 2007. The Sponsor and President, Vice President, and Treasurer of the Outstanding Farmers of America Fraternity joined the Executive Vice President during the inspection to look for area agribusinesses for the Friday tours.


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