Join one of the greatest leadership development and community service organizations in the nation! You’ll meet new people, make life-long friends, and have fun while serving the community and developing vital professional and personal skills.

JCI uses Glue Up to manage membership payments and communications. The above link will take you to the Ames Jaycees GlueUp sign up page. Click “Apply” to join!

Why Join the Ames Jaycees?

A Jaycee is a member of the Junior Chamber International (JCI), a worldwide organization of young professionals that is not affiliated with any particular religion or political party. Jaycee members are men and women between the ages of 21-40, who meet regularly in local chapters to build connections and community. Famous Jaycees include Bill Clinton, Tom Monaghan (founder of Domino’s Pizza), JFK, Elvis Presley, Al Gore, Charles Lindbergh, Ted Turner and Prince Albert II of Monaco.

  • Develop as a professional and community leader through hands-on learning opportunities.
  • Build your leadership skills through active participation, including project planning and volunteerism.
  • Directly help improve your community.
  • Connect with young people in your community, state, nation, and internationally around common goals.
  • Build and polish skills that benefit both your personal and professional life, including public speaking, writing, project management, finance, volunteer management, networking, and entrepreneurship, to name just a few.
  • Find mentors in your community and develop the skills to mentor others.
  • Build self-confidence and belief in your own potential as a young person.
  • Feel ownership over your work in an all-volunteer organization.
  • Express your voice as a young person in the affairs of your community, your state, your country, and your world.
  • Have self-satisfaction, self-confidence, and belief in your own potential as a young person – the greatest reward of all!

Any person at least twenty-one (21) years of age and less than forty-one (41) years of age, a resident or having interest in Ames shall be eligible for membership in the Ames Jaycees. Membership status affords the member all rights and privileges of the local chapter, subject to the Bylaws and rules and regulations of the Ames Jaycees.

Membership Dues – $57.50