Chapter President's Handbook

In the 60's, 70's and 80's annually the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the state organizations would offer a two day Local Officers Training School (LOTS). Training was available for Regional Directors, District Directors as well as Local Chapter Presidents and Local Chapter Officers.

Normally, two "experienced" Jaycees or an "experienced" Jaycees and a staff officer would attend and be the primary trainers for the local chapter presidents for this intensive 2 day training session. The foundation for this training was the Local Chapter President's Handbook. It was once reported that an extremely successful chapter president in Pennsylvania was asked, "What it was his secret to being so successful during his year?" His reply was, "There was no secret or special potion. I had no idea of what I was supposed to do so I just did what the handbook told me to do!" The handbook developed over the years utilizing the best strategies and management tools available at the time to help local chapter presidents be successful. The skills developed helped not only in managing a chapter but also in developing leadership skills they would use for a lifetime.

We have included the 1988-89 Chapter President's Management Handbook by sections.



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