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Amazing Halloween Race Committee

This is a scavenger hunt around downtown Naperville where teams find clues, pass challenges, and compete to be the first to cross the finish line! This event is open to all participants, 18 yrs or older, and is made up of teams of 5. Andrew Lohse

Breakfast with Santa

As a thank you to Jaycee families for supporting the countless volunteer hours our members contribute we host a members and families-only breakfast complete with activities, presents for each child and a very special guest – Santa!

Distinguished Service Awards (DSA)

The Jaycees recognize outstanding members of the community for their distinguished service in various areas. The committee solicits nominees, chooses award recipients, arranges publicity and ticket sales for the event, and plans a formal celebration for the award winners.

Donations

Each year the Jaycees donate a significant about of money to area non-profits and charities. The Donations Committee research and vet all donation requests. Each donation is presented by a committee member to the Donations Committee, Board of Directors and General Membership.

Easter Egg Hunt

In partnership with the Naperville Park District, the Jaycees host an annual Easter Egg Hunt for the community. Over 10,000 eggs are stuffed and distributed over a field for children to gather. The committee is responsible for getting the eggs, candy and prizes needed for the hunt. They organize the egg stuffing and coordinate the eggs by age group. On the day of the event, the committee places the eggs, controls the crowd, and protect the Easter Bunny from the kids!

Engagement Committee

The social committee is responsible for creating fun social events for the membership. Everything from our annual Pub Crawl to Whirlyball!

Food Giving

In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, the Jaycees provide holiday food baskets for thousands of people in need over the winter season. By utilizing a mobile food pantry distribution, which is staffed and completed by the Naperville Jaycees.

Fundraising

The Jaycees have several opportunities to fundraise through smaller events and partnerships including: Chicago Fire raffle ticket sales, Bowling for Bucks and more! This committee researches opportunities and coordinates fundraising efforts.

Last Fling Executive Committee

The Naperville Jaycees’ Last Fling is a family-friendly community festival which takes place over Labor Day Weekend in and around Downtown Naperville and, for many, is a fun way to say farewell to summer! The Last Fling offers a wide variety of attractions for all ages to enjoy including: national and local musicians on two [Read More]

Lobster Day

An annual community favorite, the Jaycees purchase Life North Atlantic Lobsters at a great price and sell them to the community (live or cooked) at market value. This committee is in charge of buying lobsters from a vendor and pre-selling the lobsters to the community. On the day of the event, they cook the lobsters (with the help of other Jaycees) and deliver or coordinate pick-up from Centennial Beach. The committee also plans the post-party.

Philanthropy

The Philanthropy Committee organizes volunteer events with local organizations. As part of our mission, the Jaycees actively donate their time to the community. This committee researches and coordinates volunteer efforts and finds Jaycees to fill these commitments.

PR & Marketing

This committee works to actively promote the Jaycees in the community. Representing our organization as a whole as well as helping with various committees to fulfill their advertising needs.

Snow Shoveling

The Jaycees help senior citizens deal with the winter by shoveling snow from their driveways and sidewalks.

Strategic Planning Committee

This is a committee that looks 1, 3, and 5 years into the future. They talk about what’s working, what can be improved and where we can see all aspects of the organization moving forward.   Chair: Andrew Lohse