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Scranton Jaycees to Host JCI Leadership at Training Event

How often can you get some of the most knowledgeable and passionate people into setting for a great cause? That’s what will be taking place on Saturday, April 27th at the JCI training session hosted by the Scranton Jaycees.

This training event will have a panel of some of the most well-known JCI keynote speakers in attendance. Some of these names include JCI Canada’s President, Crispin Bottomley, JCI USA National President, Krista Shafer-Vazquez, JCI USA Former Chaplain and National Vice President, Kim Lambert, JCI Senator Dennis “Kramit” Kramer and JCI USA Leadership Development Director, Brent Young.

Chapters from all over the state have been invited to attend this informative networking event, as the Scranton Jaycees look forward to meeting Jaycees from all over. In anticipation of their upcoming event, the Scranton Chapter took some time to answer some questions about their first-time training session - check it out below:

1.) How did you get in touch with Canada’s National President to attend?

One of our JCI Senators, Jen Radz, has numerous contacts within JCI from around the world thanks to her years of experience. She was able to invite President Crispin, along with other guests based on those relationships.

2.) How did the idea come about to do this event?

This is something that we wanted to put together for a while. We feel that JCI, by nature of how large our organization is, prices out a lot of our members due to the high cost of meetings.

When attending the Eastern Institute's Leadership Training in the fall, we appreciated the low cost to attend and the effective training that we were given. Afterwards, our Chapter realized that we wanted to replicate that for our own event, as it only costs $30 for a day of high-quality training and networking.

Scranton is such a central location in the mid-Atlantic that it should be an easy bit of travel for other chapters to send members to the event.

3.) What do you hope members come away with in attending?

We want attendees to feel more connected with their fellow Jaycees, and the fact that we have Jaycees coming from everywhere is a selling point.

We always tell new prospects that if you are a Jaycee in one place, you are a Jaycee in all places. Our training topics will give any member, whether they've been in the organization for 15 years or 15 minutes, a great overview as to what the organization is today and what we can do with it in the future.

Being a Jaycee is the best thing that many of us have ever done, and we want to share that with as many people as possible.


On Sunday, April 28th, the Scranton Chapter will be supporting the Honesdale Jaycees at their Wayne County Canoe Classic.

For more information on these two events, check out the links below:

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