1/22/2010:

Here’s some information about the newly formed Hudson County Jaycees – and a success story they had right out of the gate!

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What is the Hudson County Jaycees?

“The Hudson County Chapter of the New Jersey Jaycees has just formed and now is the perfect time to get involved. This Chapter will be focusing in on Community Development, Business and Social Networking from a County perspective. A little history on the organization.

The United States Junior Chamber (Jaycees) was established in 1920 and gives young people the tools they need to build the bridges of success for themselves in the areas of business development, management skills, individual training and community service. For the past 90 years, Jaycees have been a force for good in America and around the world. Jaycees helped establish AirMail services in America with Jaycee Charles Lindbergh, and have raised millions of dollars for causes such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the March of Dimes. They have built parks, playgrounds, hospitals, ball fields, and housing for the elderly while conducting service and support programs in thousands of communities nationwide. Jaycees can be found in all walks of life: governmental leaders such as past Presidents Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford, business tycoons such as Domino’s Pizza mogul Tom Monaghan, sports heroes like basketball great Larry Bird – name the field and Jaycees can be found at the forefront. The Hudson County Jaycees were established with similar goals in mind. Business networking, philanthropy and personal development are the core areas that this chapter represents.

Our NJ State Chapter President and Mayor or Orange has been the facilitation of chapter starting up throughout the state. Current members include Hoboken Housing Authority Executive Director and Board of Education Member Carmelo Garcia, Jersey City Councilman Steve Fulop, President of Party with Purpose Scott Delea and many other prominent leaders and business owners in their fields throughout the County. If you are interested in getting involved in a growing organization in the areas of business networking, philanthropy and personal development, please stop by our meeting on January 28th at 7:00 at Room 84. Room 84 is located at 84 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ.

Toys for Tots project a success!

“The newly formed Hudson County Jaycees successfully held their first community service project, “Toys for Tots” on December 21st and 22nd.With the assistance of the Hoboken Housing Authority, 40 children of the Housing Authority gleefully received new toys obtained by the organization through donations.”

Hudson County Jaycees Toys for Tots

Above Photo: “Spreading Holiday Cheer”

From left to right are: Hudson County Jaycee, Eric Moeller; Hudson County Jaycee President, Zach Edelman; Hoboken Housing Authority staff Executive Director, Carmelo Garcia; Annette Bronner, Lisa Dortch, Gita Patel, Lourdes Priestley and Vanessa Lopez.

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Statement by Jaycee/Executive Director Carmelo Garcia of the Hoboken Housing Authority:
My staff and I were very appreciative of the chapter’s philanthropy. The Hudson County Jaycees know how to put a smile on a child’s face and spread the spirit of giving especially to those less fortunate. We look forward to next year’s toy drive and expect it to be an even bigger success.”

Statement by Hudson County Jaycee President Zach Edelman:
“We were very happy with the results of our first project. It was a great job by all and I would like to thank every contributor. The Hudson County Chapter is off to a fantastic start. Individuals between the age of 18 and 41 may join us at our next meeting scheduled for January 28th at Room 84 located, 84 Washington Street, Hoboken at 7:00 PM.”

Statement by State President, Mayor Eldridge Hawkins, Jr.:
In less than a month the Hudson County Chapter of the Jaycees was able to organize, launch a successful project and help others. The chapter is a fine example of what can be accomplished when we work together. As State president, I am extremely proud of Zach Edelman and his membership.

For more information about the Hudson County Chapter of the Jaycees, contact Zach Edelman zedelman@fairviewinsurance.com.
For more about the New Jersey Jaycees: www.njjaycees.com.

About the Jaycees

Historically the JAYCEES, composed of people between the ages of 18 and 41, has been very influential in our country. Jaycees helped establish Airmail services in America with Jaycee Charles Lindbergh and have raised millions of dollars for organizations such as the American Cancer Society and the March of Dimes to name just a few. The purpose is to give young adults the tools they need to build success in business development, management skills, individual training, community service, and networking. In short the Jaycees teach leadership skills through service to others.