It was a great honor to serve the Missouri JCI Senate for a
second time as its President for the 2014-2015 Year. This was a great year in
which we had many opportunities to visit with other Senators in the State and to
travel to many locations. We started off the year with a social in the St. Louis
area with Fun in the Sun chaired by Ed Hart #28991 in July.
In August after Returning the Favor with the Jaycees at Access
Day at the Fair many Senators went to Springfield Cardinals Social. For that
weekend we were pleased to have National Senate President Randy Young #46420 and
his wife Debbie join us. We had the largest attendance ever for that social
event. The following weekend we had a social at a Kansas City Royals game
chaired by Jim Pendleton, Jr. #40286. In September we had out Fall Meeting with
the Missouri Jaycees and following week many of us went to Gettysburg for the
Fall US JCI Senate Board of Directors meeting. October saw us attending the
Region VI Fall Meeting in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.
December saw us again as a group Return the Favor with the
Southern Boone Jaycees at a Casino Night in Columbia to help raise funds for the
Scholarship program and later in the month the annual Missouri-Illinois
Basketball game. Thanks to Gerry Moore #26604 for chairing that event.
Unfortunately for those who attended the game it was a last second loss for the
Tigers. January was our Winter meeting at the Lake of the Ozarks and on the same
weekend a number of Missouri Senators represented us in Tempe Arizona at the US
JCI Senate Winter Board of Directors meeting.
On February 1, there were two Super Bowl Parties. In Region V
a party was held to raise funds for Wonderland Camp which was chaired by Chuck
Keithline #69496 and in Jefferson City/Region IX to raise funds for Access Day
at the Fair. Thanks to Missy Wilson #60621, Sandy Backes #64521 and Tim Boggs
#67800 for their work on that even which raised in excess of $1,000.00.
Lincoln, Nebraska saw Missouri Senator attending the Region VI
spring meeting where our own Susan Hatcher was elected Region VI National
Vice-President. In May we were in O’Fallon for our election meeting following a
social at a St. Louis Cardinals game. Finally, many Senators attended the
National Convention of the US JCI Senate in Rochester, Minnesota where I was
pleased to accept the award for the US JCI Senate Return the Favor award. 80
Missouri Senators had hours submitted for a total of 3,416 total hours. Finally
at each of the out-of-state meetings there was a wonderful food experiences at
many excellent locations. Thanks to Tim Vincent #54020 for finding those
As the theme for the year was CARPE DIEM – my interpretation
was Enjoy the Day, I know I especially enjoyed the time we had together making
new friends and working with the Jaycees. Thanks for the opportunity to serve a