The 2013-2014 theme “Keeping Promises” and accompanying logo are derived from Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening.” The poem tells the story of a traveler in his horse-drawn sleigh stopping for a rest on his journey to watch the snow fall in a secluded woods. After some contemplation he continues on because he has “promises to keep and miles to go before he sleeps.” The promises I would like the US JCI Senate to help keep are the promise that young men and women can have a life-changing experience if they become active in the Jaycees and the promise that Senators can find a whole new world of friendships and fellowship by becoming active in their State Senate organization. 

The United States JCI Senate is an independent organization, with its own constitution and bylaws, associated with the United States Junior Chamber and Junior Chamber International. The US JCI Senate consists of over 7,800 members throughout 50 states and the District of Columbia. The purposes of the Senate include:

  • Assisting and mentoring Jaycees.
  • Supporting the US JCI Senate Foundation in bestowing college scholarships to graduating seniors.
  • Promoting fellowship among its members.

A Senatorship is the highest international honor that can be given to a Jaycee. Only 1 out of 1,000 Jaycees becomes a Senator.