Chatham Jaycees Sponsors of the World Famous Chatham Jaycees Sweet Corn Festival

The Chatham Illinois Junior Chamber (Jaycees) gives young people between the ages of 18 and 41 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. The Chatham Illinois Junior Chamber is a non-profit corporation/organization.

With the focus of the nation on volunteerism, from the smallest towns to the largest cities, the Chatham Jaycees are enlarging areas of opportunity for young people.

Business Area
Embodying the line of the Jaycee Creed which states “Economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise,” this area provides an opportunity for individual members to contribute to the development and enhancement of the economic infrastructure, prosperity, and well-being for their community as well as all nations.

Individual Area
Embodying the line of the Jaycee Creed which states “Earth’s great treasure lies in human personality,” this area provides an opportunity for individual members to realize their personal potential.

Community Area
Embodying the line of the Jaycee Creed which states “Service to humanity is the best work of life,” this area develops the sensitivity of individual members to societal problems and community dynamics by providing experience in community problem solving.

The Chatham Jaycees proudly extend associate membership to persons over the age of 41 and encourage lifelong volunteerism and community action. We believe that a life spent in Service to Humanity is a life well lived.