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The Washington Jaycees have four primary programming areas (Areas of Opportunity) with Membership included in all of them:



COMMUNITY:  The Community Development (CD) programming area is responsible for projects and events that impact the local community.  CD projects are designed to promote conservation, governmental involvement, improve the quality of human life, and provide funding and manpower to assist other non-profit organizations with similar objectives.


Past CD projects include Habitat for Humanity, Feed the Hungry, Camp Prime Time, Second Harvest, Muscular Dystrophy, Relay for Life, and Youth Sports Programs.



INDIVIDUAL:  The Individual Development (ID) programming area is responsible for projects and events that provide opportunities for personal, professional, and spiritual growth with the emphasis on building leadership, communication, and management skills.


Past ID projects include JAYS (Jaycees Against Youth Smoking), Safe Kids Program, Emergency Preparedness, Shooter Education, Fingerprinting, and Family Talk.



BUSINESS (aka MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT):  The Business Development (aka Management, MD) programming area is responsible for the hands-on management of the chapter, including chapter strategic and tactical planning, finances, facilities, personnel, fundraisers, communications, and public relations.


Past Business projects include Candy Sales, Beer Gardens, Networking Seminars, Chairman Planning Guides (CGP's) and LTU (Leadership Training University aka Leadership Academy).



INTERNATIONAL:  The International Area of Opportunity provides an opportunity for individual members to contribute to the development of goodwill, understanding, and cooperation among all peoples.


Past International projects include Relay for Life, Cultural Cuisine Nights, Twinning, East African Center (EAC) and ONTO.



MEMBERSHIP:  The Membership programming area is responsible for the management of chapter growth and membership retention.


Past Membership projects include New Member Orientations, Raffles, and the annual Summer Boat Cruise.