We started the year off with a baseball theme about being in
the game. The emphasis for the year was going to be fun.
Due to some professional problems I resigned the position of
President in September. The Board rallied together and decided to work, to coin
an old baseball phrase, “bullpen by committee”. Each officer took responsibility
for a trimester and the respective trimester meeting. Randy took the first
trimester, Donna the second and Lewis took the third. Ed took the title Chairman
of the Board and Acting President which meant that he was the contact person
with the region and national organizations.
Bill Smith Jr. #38430 from served as our Region 6 Vice
President. Earl Sawyer #28243 served as the Regions 6 Protocol Officer while
Mary #43930 served as Chaplain. Nancy Abrams #49198 served as newsletter editor,
and Jim Mitchell #41857 from served on the Region 6 auction committee while Ed
#28991 and Boni #59553 Hart served as PIE and JCFAN chairs.
Nationally, Earl #28243 served as the Treasurer for the USJCI
Senate Foundation and Ed #28991 served as a member of the Constitution and
We ran many outstanding programs throughout the year including
Strassenfest in St. Louis and the Holiday Meeting in Jefferson City. The
Outstanding Project of the year was the Super Bowl Party in St. Louis where we
raised over $2500 for Camp Wonderland. This project was chaired by Kim Burns
#58806 from St. Peters.
We continued to Return The Favor to the Jaycees by judging at
region and state meetings, assisting at Access Day at the State Fair, training
at meetings and our largest RTF project, LOTS.
We ended our year at growth with 257 members and remained the
7th largest Senate state in America.
We were recognized regionally with their RTF award and Ed was
recognized as the Outstanding Region 6 Chairman for President’s Information
Nationally, we were recognized for the third straight year for
Return The Favor and Bill Smith Jr. #38430 was recognized with the Donnie Alvis
Memorial Award as the Outstanding Region Vice President in America. Ed Hart
#28991 was elected to the office of National Treasurer. Earl Sawyer #28243 was
reelected as Treasurer of the USJCI Senate Foundation. All national monies were
now controlled from Ballwin, Missouri.
It was an unusual year but Missouri as a team really pulled
together as we always do. We stayed in the game and ended the year on a high