California Junior Chamber convention brings Jaycees to Long Beach

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The 2010 California Junior Chamber convention takes place this weekend, February 19-21. Young leaders throughout California will unite in Downtown Long Beach to participate in training and leadership development activities.

junior chamber conventionThe California Junior Chamber is a non-profit, non-partisan organization made up of tomorrow’s leaders and today’s up-and-coming young professionals, dedicated to leadership, personal and professional development, and community involvement.

It is a part of Junior Chamber International (JCI), a world-wide federation of almost a quarter of a million young leaders and entrepreneurs, or Jaycees, located in more than 5,000 communities in over 100 nations throughout the world, whose members participate in projects, meetings, training, and events to help create positive change in the world.

The weekend begins on today with the annual Awards and Installation reception for the Long Beach chapter of the Junior Chamber, where the 2010 Board members will be installed and outstanding local leaders will be recognized. Saturday, there will be training sessions designed to help young people lead their communities.  

Several notable Long Beach figures will address the audience including Long Beach Junior Chamber members, Robert Garcia, Councilmember for the 1st District, as well as James Johnson, Councilmember Candidate for the 7th District.  The evening concludes with the California Junior Chamber’s Annual Awards and Installation Dinner, recognizing top leaders from throughout the state.

“Jaycees throughout the world are young people contributing positively to our communities,” states Paul Farmer, 2010 State President of the California Jaycees. “We are delighted to hold our convention in the beautiful city of Long Beach, with strong support from the Long Beach Junior Chamber. The Long Beach Junior Chamber, founded in 1932, is one of the most successful in California. Their signature local event, ‘Shop with a Cop,’ is an annual shopping spree that raises funds to buy school supplies for disadvantaged children.”

The California Junior Chamber consists of young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40. The Junior Chamber offers hands-on leadership training through a wide array of community service projects, and also provides many opportunities for social and business interaction.

More information about the California Jaycees is available at www.cajaycees.org. The Long Beach Jaycees can be found online at www.lbjuniorchamber.org.

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