Central Montana Jaycees
The Central Montana Jaycees are a community-centered non-profit organization focusing on "Building Tomorrow's Leaders Today." They have a grant program that helps support other non-profits and are dedicated to fostering personal growth and civic leadership among people ages 18-40.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Come to any open meeting on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm, currently held at the Boys & Girls Club until the weather improves and we move our meetings to the park. Kids are welcome!
The Jaycees put on the Beer Gardens at the Central Montana Fair and the Community Benefit Raffle and have our grant and essay contest committees, as well as other opportunities as they arise.
REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS
There are quarterly dues to join, however, if you are an active member you pay only once and the organization covers your dues from then on until you age out or become inactive. Initial dues are $27.50 per person.
No experience is necessary, we just ask for enthusiasm! The Jaycees are a world-wide organization with the set age limit of 18-40. At 40 there is an opportunity to remain involved under the category of "Senator" which is a title your chapter votes you in for if you qualify through years of active service!
Whatever you are willing to put in! The Jaycees have a meeting once a month that's roughly an hour; other than that a person chooses what more they'd like to participate in.
The reoccurring events are the Central Montana Fair Beer Gardens (the last week in July) and the Community Benefit Raffle in September. There is also a grant committee in January of each year to review applications and award grant monies.
Friends of the Trails
The Lewistown Trail System is a 24-mile hiking and biking trail within the city limits of Lewistown, Montana. The trail hosts a number of diversions including picnic areas, scenic water routes and nature watching opportunities. The system also connects all schools within the city.
Central Montana Community Cupboard
We feed the hungry of Central Montana. The Central Montana Community Cupboard exists to collect and distribute food to families and individuals facing emergency situations. Our policy is to provide adequate food for three days sustenance. Our friends can use this assistance up to six times each six month period.