Management Development is best described as the process from which managers learn and improve their skills. This area offers Jaycees opportunities to study and develop skills in financial management, planning and organization, and public relations. Our management officers make sure that our chapter is well run, well funded, and well informed.
It’s the event whose name everyone loves to say! The Jaycees partner with Wicomico Parks and Recreation to handle the beer pouring duties for the three day weekend. It's typical for us to recruit and organize more than 100 volunteers, working more than 350 manhours.
The weather was bright and sunny as the Jaycees staffed the Salisbury Festival’s second annual craft beer festival, pouring local brews from around Delmarva! What a great weekend to enjoy springtime.
The chapter’s annual Somerset County bike ride continued its reign as one of the chapter’s biggest fundraisers, drawing more than 100 cyclists from throughout the Mid-Atlantic. This project requires coordination with county officials and runs with sponsorship from participating local businesses. Jaycees man the rest stops and riders enjoy scenic and historical views along the route.
Delmarva Chicken Festival
Get it while it’s hot! The Salisbury Jaycees serve up roughly 2000 bbq chicken dinners in just two days when the Chicken Festival is in town.
Our chapter runs one of the largest Christmas Parades on the Delmarva Peninsula. Many years we top 100 entries. It's a lot of work for our volunteer crew of about twenty, but we love to help bring the spirit of Christmas to our town. The Christmas Parade requires a lot of cooperation between school systems, the City's Public Works and Police departments, the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, local media outlets like WMDT, WBOC, the Daily Times and Clear Channel Radio, and of course dozens of local community groups.
Public Relations and Communications
The JCGram is our weekly email newsletter. Hundreds of people in the community use the JCGram to learn about our projects, find volunteer opportunities, and keep in touch with their chapter after they age out.
A team of members keeps our website up to date, and maintains our chapter's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Our Facebook page won the title of Best Local Growth and Development Program from the United States Junior Chamber in 2013.
Civic Leadership Certification
Chapters have a checklist of activities to be completed throughout the year. CLC includes things like creating a Plan of Action and a Budget, periodically reviewing progress towards your goals, filing paperwork with the state and the IRS, maintaining adequate insurance coverage, and more. These are all things that must take place in the business world. And for many members, it's the first time that they are given management duties to handle.
The Salisbury Jaycees compete against other chapters in the state, nation, and world. By submitting our progress to the Maryland Jaycees, we're often honored for our efforts and pushed up to national competitions. But don't worry...we're honorable people and we compete in fun with each other.