Why Should I Join?

Being a member of Junior Service Club of St. Clair County has many benefits. There is the intrinsic feeling of helping those less fortunate or in need with hands on volunteer service. Membership in the Club offers the opportunity to become acquainted and work with people in the community who you may never have had a chance to meet. Friendships, many lifelong, develop working along side members on projects and participating in community service.


Levels of Membership

There is a commitment of eight (8) years; pending you do not seek the Presidential position. The first year is considered your "Provisional" year; your "Active" years begins thereafter for six (6) years, and your seventh year is "Participating" followed by the honorable "Sustaining" membership status; a total commitment of eight (8) years.

 

Provisional Member 

A Provisional member is one who has been invited to become an Active member upon completion of the following requirements during the Provisional period:  Twenty-five (25) hours work under the direction of the Provisional Chair (five (5) club, ten (10) service and ten (10) project); the completion of a parliamentary law course; and payment of dues.)    In January, the Provisional member gains voting privileges at regular club meetings. 

Active Members –An Active member is a current resident of St. Clair County and entitled to all privileges of membership, assumes all responsibilities assigned to her, and meets all work requirementsThis active membership shall begin at the May Dinner Meeting, upon completion of the provisional term.

  • An Active member shall be required to give at least fifty (50) hours of service each year in accordance with the current Bylaws and Standing Rules.
  • Service hours are earned for services rendered the Club or the Club’s Standing Service Agencies. Each year an Active member shall earn at least ten (10) club hours and fifteen (15) service hours, ten (10) of which shall be earned with direct Standing Service Agency hours. These Hours shall be approved by the Service Chairwoman and the Second Vice-President.
  • Project hours are earned working for any club sponsored money-raising project. Each year an Active member shall earn at least fifteen (15) project hours, ten (10) of which shall be direct involvement in the organization or implementation of the project.
  • The remaining ten (10) hours may be either club, service or project.    

Inactive Members -

An Inactive member is a current resident of St. Clair County and one who is granted a one (1) year leave from the responsibilities of Active membership except for the payment of dues.  Such classification shall not be permitted to the same person for more than a total of two (2) years and shall not be consecutive years.  An Inactive member may attend meetings with no voting privileges and is relieved of all responsibility, except the payment of dues.

Participating Members –

A Participating member is a current resident of St. Clair County and one who has fulfilled at least seven (7) years of Active membership. A Participating member shall have the same duties and responsibilities as an Active member, with the exception of hours and meeting attendance requirements.  A Participating member may request Active membership at any time.

  • A Participating member shall be required to give at least twenty-five (25) hours of service each year in accordance with the Bylaws and Standing Rules.
  • Hours may be earned in service, club, or project categories.
Sustaining Members -A Sustaining member is a current resident of St. Clair County and one who has fulfilled at least eight (8) years of Active membership or, seven (7) years of Active membership and one (1) year of Participating membership. A Sustaining member may attend meetings with no voting privileges except for voting on candidates for Life membership, and is relieved of all responsibility except the payment of dues.  A Sustaining member may request Active or Participating membership at any time.

Life Members - A Life member has been Active for twelve (12) years and has been an actively supportive member of the Club for an additional eight (8) years. 

Nonresident Members - A Nonresident member is an Active or Participating member who has moved beyond the limits of St. Clair County and who has requested reclassification.  A Nonresident member may attend meetings with no voting privileges and is relieved of all responsibility except the payment of dues.  A Nonresident member may request reclassification to Active or Participating (if eligible) membership upon return to the area. 

Sustaining Nonresident Members - A Sustaining Nonresident member is a member who has met all requirements for Sustaining status but has moved beyond the limits of St. Clair County and who has requested reclassification.  A Sustaining Nonresident member may attend meetings with no voting privileges and is relieved of all responsibility except for payment of dues.  A Sustaining Nonresident member may request reclassification to Sustaining,  Active or Participating membership upon return to the area. 

How Do I Join?

To join Junior Service, you must be sponsored by a current club member. 

We are currently accepting membership applications for the 2018-2019 provisional class.  You can apply online below or you can print the Petition and submit it to any Junior Service Club member.

JSC Membership Petition 18-19

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