About the Jaycees
The Detroit Lakes Jaycees are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing development opportunities that empower young people to make a positive change. We help the community and have fun while doing it. We volunteer to help others, fundraise for programs benefiting our community residents and spend countless hours organizing events for community members to participate in.
We want to give every member the opportunity to be the best, most involved and supported person they can be. We will work together to help each other achieve positive changes, in ourselves and in our community. Success in the group provides each member with confidence and provides individuals with a new support group of friends, coworkers and acquaintances.
We provide civic and individual development through:
- Discovering the needs of the community and managing resources to meet them;
- Communicating effectively in a group setting and in a professional manner;
- Learning to successfully manage volunteers; and
- Organizing efforts to make the most of dollars raised and hours volunteered.
All members have unique talents to offer and we want to make sure each member is provided an opportunity to express those talents in projects that benefit the members and the community.
Networking Opportunities: “It’s not WHAT you know, it’s WHO you know!” We know people in Detroit Lakes! Between fundraising and volunteering, we’ve been in touch with almost everyone. Let us help you meet people. The Jaycees have been known to produce successful business owners and prominent community leaders, and bringing families and friends together. The Minnesota Jaycees provide networking on a state level by providing two annual conferences as well as various training seminars throughout the year.
It’s completely up to you as to how much time you are willing to devote to being a Jaycee. There are no minimum meeting requirements or specific number of hours you need to volunteer. BUT, we’re going to try to get you to help with as much as you can. There’s a new experience to be gained at every event. And we all know, experience helps you develop new ideas and grow as an individual. The Detroit Lakes Jaycees are very proud of our members and our member’s involvement and accomplishments in and outside of the group.
Next Meeting: Regular meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at Lakeside (upstairs).