Category Archives: Training

Arkansas Junior Chamber Annual Meeting August 12-13 in Little Rock

The State Annual Meeting will be held August 12 – 13, 2011 in the Little Rock River Market District Downtown.  The meetings will be held at the Arkansas Studies Institute ( and the hotel will be the Courtyard by Marriott on President Clinton Avenue (  Registraton is open at

2nd Annual Jaycees Job Fair at South Arkansas Community College

El Dorado Jaycees will be holding their second annual Job Fair from 6 until 8 p.m. on April 26 in the South Arkansas Community College Gymnasium, at 300 S. West Ave.

The Jaycees are inviting the unemployed of Union County and all businesses in the area looking to hire new employees to participate.

Admission is free for both job seekers and businesses Last year, dozens of job seekers and businesses participated in the first Jaycees Job Fair at SouthArk.

For more information and to register a business for the job fair, contact Dr. Ken Bridges at (870) 862-8131, extension 126 or by e-mail at

El Dorado Jaycee to Chair United States Junior Chamber Training Task Force

John Baine
John Baine

John Baine was appointed by United States Junior Chamber President Jeff Lank as the 2010 Chair of the United States Junior Chamber Training Task Force.  The Training Task Force was created to develop training materials for state and local chapters along with operating a trainer’s database of the some two-hundred US based JCI Trainers as well as other trainers with special skills available to local chapters through the Junior Chamber University program.

He recently completed all requirements to become a JCI Certified Local Trainer with Junior Chamber International, JCI.  Baine is the only graduate of the JCI Trainer program in the state of Arkansas and is responsible for interactive member training within local Junior Chamber chapters across the state.  JCI is a worldwide leadership development organization with 200,000 members in 5,000 local chapters in over 100 countries. JCI is the worldwide organization that includes the United States Junior Chamber, the Arkansas Junior Chamber, and the El Dorado Jaycees.

Baine served as President of the El Dorado Jaycees in 2006. He went on to serve the Arkansas Junior Chamber as Business Development Vice-President in 2007, as the 71st President in 2008, and as Chairman of the Board in 2009.

He is an accountant with Murphy Oil Corporation and is serving his fifth term as a Justice of the Peace on the Union County Quorum Court.  He is also active on the boards of the Boomtown Toastmasters of El Dorado, Arkansas Association of Quorum Courts, Arkansas State University Alumni Association, and was appointed by Governor Beebe to the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources Advisory Committee.

El Dorado to Host Arkansas Junior Chamber Annual Meeting

The El Dorado Junior Chamber will host the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Junior Chamber August 13-15, 2010.  We will have 2011 State Officer elections, trainings, and a good time.

The Country Inn & Suites, El Dorado’s newest establishment, will be the official hotel and central meeting point.  Hotel rooms will be in a block beginning at $75 a night with advance registration under the Arkansas Jaycees room block.

Friday, August 13th

A Night Out in El Dorado
Safety Shuttle to/from Country Inns & Suites to Downtown El Dorado
Members of the El Dorado Jaycees will be on hand to escort guests in Downtown El Dorado.

Saturday, August 14th

Saturday activities are all at the Country Inns & Suites unless otherwise noted

8:30 – 9:00 AM         First Timers Competition

9 – 11 AM                  Speak-Up, Write Up, Interview Skills, Resume Skills

11AM  – Noon          National Training

Noon – 1 PM             Lunch with David Hale, Past National President
                                    The United States Junior Chamber

1 – 2 PM                    Hour of Power Speakers

2 – 4:30 PM               Breakout Trainings:
                                    Membership Recruiting
                                    Building Local Chamber Relationships
                                    Effective Board Meetings
                                    Jaycees & Social Media

4:30 – 5:30 PM         JCI Senate Forum

6 – 7:30 PM               Banquet with Joanie Cramer, President-elect
                                    The United States Junior Chamber

8 PM – Until              Organized entertainment Downtown with safety shuttle
                                    Candidate hospitality suites at hotel

Sunday, August 15th

Sunday activities are at the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce at 111 West Main Street

9 – 10 AM                  State Executive Committee

10 AM – Noon          Annual Meeting of the Corporation

Meals included:
Saturday & Sunday continental breakfast
Boxed lunch on Saturday
Buffet dinner Saturday night

The convention facilities are comprised of one main meeting hall room that can accommodate a dinner for 60 or a theater style up to 100.  Suites are also available. On Sunday we will have the use of the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce at 111 West Main Street.

There will be a hospitality shuttle available on Saturday day for shopping and on Saturday night for a night on the town with a visit to one or more entertainment establishments.

Registration is tiered pricing. 
Advance registration through the Year-End weekend will be $45.00;
After Year-End up until the Monday before the Annual Meeting will be $55.00;
On-site will be $65.00

Senate/Alumni Rate up until the Monday before the Annual Meeting will be $35.00;
On-site Senate/Alumni rate is $45.00

Refunds will be available up until the Monday before the Annual Meeting and are transferable.

Chairperson’s Planning Guide Training

Don’t know how to write a plan to have a successful project or had someone say that is a great idea why don’t you write it down?  The Chairpersons Planning Guide, the CPG, is a tool designed by the Jaycees to help project chairpersons take on a challenging project with success. The class will be in a South Arkansas Community College computer lab.  The goal is to have you come in with an idea or even your notes and leave with a first draft of your plan for the next great project of the chapter.

We will have limited enrollment so we can give maximum attention to detail to each participant.  The class will be on Wednesday, February 24th and will beginning promptly at 5:30 PM. Please contact Individual Development Vice-President Jennifer Baine to reserve your space at today.

Arkansas Junior Chamber 2009 Year-End in Fort Smith March 5th-6th

Attached is the agenda for the year end board meeting which will be held March 5th-7th in Fort Smith.  There will be an “abbreviated” Pub Crawl on Friday night beginning at approximately 7 pm, which will depart from some pre-determined point in the hotel lobby.

2009 Year End Agenda


Also, we only have until this Friday (Feb 26th) to make our room reservations for the low price of $79/night.  After that, the room rate goes to $109-$129 so please contact the hotel at 479-783-1000 to reserve your room.

This board is shaping up to be a fantastic opportunity for your membership to learn a few things and have a great time.  Please encourage everyone to attend. 

Thank you,

Jeff Deniston
73rd President
Arkansas Junior Chamber

El Dorado Hosts Regional Officer Training

Local Jaycee Board Training was held at the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, January 27th from 6-9:30 PM.  Arkansas Junior Chamber Vice-President of Individual Development Toby Stephens of Magnolia and 2008 State President & JCI Trainer John Baine of El Dorado led the training.

Local officers from Camden, El Dorado, and Magnolia attended.  Topics included: Board Member 101, Chapter Plan of Action, Parade of Chapters, and how to motivate your members.  The El Dorado Jaycees is the premiere young leaders organization in El Dorado offering leadership training through individual, business, and community development of it’s members and for the community as a whole.

2010 Chapter Planning Session

The El Dorado Jaycees will hold a 2010 Chapter Planning Session on Tuesday, January 12th at the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce.  The Board will meet at 5:30 PM followed by a Planning Session from 6-8 PM, dinner is provided.  Installation of the 2010 Board of Directors will occur.  Please RSVP to to get a proper count for dinner.

This meeting is for all members of the El Dorado Jaycees.  Bylaws amendments will also be on the agenda.

Board of Directors Agenda January 12, 2010

General Membership Meeting Agenda Jan 12, 2010