Who We Are
The Clive Junior Chamber (Jaycees) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(4) organization of young professionals in the Des Moines metropolitan area aged 21-40. We are members of the Iowa Junior Chamber, which is a member of the United States Junior Chamber (USJC), which is a member of Junior Chamber International (JCI). As of 2014, JCI has over 160,000 members in nearly 4,800 chapters around the world.
Founded in 1972, the Clive Junior Chamber was recognized as the number one chapter in the nation in 2003. More recently, the 2012 Woofin’ It 5K received the USJC’s William B. Robertson Award for the Best Local Community Empowerment Program. Also, the Iowa House District 43 Candidate Forum was recognized as the USJC’s Best Local Corporate Social Responsibility Project.
Who We Support
Our projects support various local nonprofit organizations, including:
- Amanda the Panda
- City of Clive departments
- Clive Community Foundation
- Furry Friends Refuge
- Meals From the Heartland
- Ken Eaton Foundation
- Opportunity on Deck
- and more!
What We Do
The Clive Junior Chamber runs projects and events such as:
- Woofin’ It 5K
- Barrel Into Spring Craft Beer & Spirits Festival
- Monthly Dinner Club and Breakfast Club
- Holiday Shopping Trip
- Valentines For Victims
We also run various individual development training courses during the year which give members opportunities to improve their personal skills, including JCI Presenter, JCI Admin, and JCI Impact. In addition, the chapter runs various social events throughout the year to give members a chance to build lifelong friendships through networking. These include happy hours, golf outings, cooking classes, and visits to local events. Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00pm at the Dymond Public Safety Center, 8505 Harbach Blvd in Clive.
Contrary to what you might think, you do not have to be a Clive resident to join the Clive Junior Chamber. We have many members throughout the greater Des Moines community. Becoming a member gives you an opportunity to meet other professionals your age while making an impact in our community. We are a volunteer organization so you may choose to participate in as many events as you’d like. If you are interested in becoming a member, please leave a message at 515-259-1096 or complete the form below: