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It’s often who you know that matters, and Jaycees are people who are connected. Serving as a Jaycee provides the opportunity to develop strong relationships with other Jaycees, who are often people of influence. Members of our organization have gone on to do great things and include:

  • President Gerald Ford
  • Tom Monaghan – Domino’s Pizza Mogul
  • Kaye Lani Rae Rafko-Wilson – former Miss America and Registered Nurse
  • Larry Bird – Basketball legend

The Ludington Area Jaycees are part of the Michigan Jaycees, and are affiliated with The United States Junior Chamber and Junior Chamber International. The state, national and international organizations support the local chapters around the globe, and provide training opportunities and tools to develop our members.

Programs that the Ludington Area Jaycees have offered include:

  • Club owned mini golf course
  • Family Game Nights
  • Freedom Festival
  • Thanksgiving Baskets
  • Oakview Bingo
  • Communications Seminars
  • Social Events


Q: How do I become a member?
A: Click here to fill out the form.

Q: Are there membership dues?
A: Yes, $90 for the first year, annual renewals at $80.

Q: What’s the timecommitment?
A: In order to get the most out of your Jaycees experience, it is recommended that you attend the Monthly Meeting and consider working on a project or being part of a committee at least once a year. The more time you put in, the more you get in return. There are no set requirements!

Q: How often are meetings held?
A: Every month on the third Monday at 6:30pm. Guests are welcome!

Q. I heard that “Jaycees” is really short for “Junior Chamber of Commerce.” Is the Jaycees a business organization?
A. The U.S. Jaycees was established as the “Junior Chamber of Commerce” in 1920 as a reflection of its original mission—giving its members a chance to learn business skills outside the office or college setting. The Jaycees still offers leadership training for those interested, the organization has evolved into much more over the past nine decades, gearing towards community service and the social organization it is today.