COLUMBIA, SC – October 16, 2007– The Lake Murray Jaycees were recognized publicly by Senator Ronnie Cromer & House of Representative Chip Huggins on Monday, October 15th at 12 noon at That Computer Store in Irmo.
Senator Cromer and House Rep. Huggins presented the Lake Murray Jaycees with a certificate recognizing them as an official Jaycees chapter. Once the Senate and the House reconvene for the new year in January 2008, Senator Cromer and House Rep. Huggins will present the Lake Murray Jaycees with a House & Senate Resolution.
“We are extremely honored to be recognized in this way,” stated Angie Wedekind, Lake Murray Jaycees founder.
Want to join or just drop by to see what it is all about? Meeting dates are the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Temporary location is at Friarsgate Park in Irmo, SC.
About the Jaycees
The United States Junior Chamber (Jaycees) gives young people between the ages of 18 and 40 the tools they need to build the bridges of success for themselves in the areas of business development, management skills, individual training, community service, and international connections. The U.S. Junior Chamber is a non-profit corporation/organization as described under IRS code 501 (c)(3).
Established in 1920 to provide opportunities for young men to develop personal and leadership skills through service to others, the Jaycees later expanded to include women, reflecting the growing influence and leadership of women in America. For the past 86 years, Jaycees have built parks, playgrounds, hospitals, ball fields, and housing for the elderly while conducting service and support programs in thousands of communities nationwide.
With the focus of the nation on volunteerism, from the smallest towns to the largest cities, the Jaycees are enlarging areas of opportunity for young people.