Wednesday, July 19, 2006

A networking tip for young adults

Young adults looking for a way to network in the Charlotte region might want to consider the Jaycees - especially if you're a recent arrival.

I dropped by the membership meeting of the Charlotte chapter Tuesday night to meet newcomers and caught the guest speaker, an attorney who gave advice on preparing wills – something the 21-to-40-aged group had clearly not yet thought much about, given their avid note-taking.

They were a small group (I was told attendance was unusually low, not surprising considering midsummer vacation season), but also highly active. Listing their upcoming activities took a good 20 minutes – they talked of family night at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Center City Alive After Five, and a scavenger hunt and dine-in dinner parties to raise money for charity.

The name stands for “Junior Chamber of Commerce,” and the group focuses on leadership training, community service and socializing. The Charlotte chapter is 75 years old (there are also chapters in Gastonia, Hickory, Lake Norman and Monroe). The group’s creed mentions faith in God, economic justice and service to humanity, among other principles. More info:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does everything here have involve "God" and "Jesus"???

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's pretty obvious. Most of the country believes in "God" and "Jesus", get over it.

1:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our organization is open to all people no matter what their religious beliefs or philosophies are. We are a very open minded and fun loving group. Come check us out and decide for yourself.

Dann Dunn
VP of Membership
Charlotte Jaycees

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its the South. I am about as unreligious as you can get but if you can't deal with it and ignore it. MOVE.

2:42 PM  

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