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About Us

What do Jaycees Do?

The Cape Girardeau Jaycees is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in our community. We are individuals invested in the future of our world.

As globally minded young people, we all have rights, responsibilities and share goals. We find targeted solutions to local issues benefiting our communities, our world and our future. Embracing new ideas, collaboration and diversity, we have the passion and courage to address the critical challenges of our time.

Projects typically fall into one of 6 overall categories: Management Development, Community Development, International Involvement, Business Development, Membership Development, and Individual Development. Here at the Cape Girardeau Jaycees, our popular projects include:

  • Toybox
  • Christmas for the Elderly
  • Cape Jaycee 2-person Golf Scramble
  • BBQ Fest
  • Friends of the Park

Membership Benefits

Membership in the Jaycees offers many benefits besides valuable leadership experience:

  • Free Golf at the Cape Jaycees Municipal Golf Course
  • Free access to the gym at the Osage Center
  • Membership in a National and International organization for no extra cost.
  • Social and networking opportunities.
  • Publications from the US Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees magazine), the state organization (the IMPACT newspaper) and usually a local chapter newsletter.
  • Money-saving opportunities on services offered by national partners like car rental, insurance, credit cards and publications.

Requirements for membership:

  • Members must be between the ages of 18 and 40.
  • Annual dues $100
  • A willingness to participate and try new things!
  • *Free golf benefits have a 6-month waiting period and 50% attendance requirement.

Members are not required to attend every meeting or hold an office, though participation is encouraged because you get as much out of Jaycees as you are willing to put in.

How to Join

Joining the Jaycees is simple, download a membership application and bring it to a meeting, or return it to:

  • Cape Jaycees
    P.O. Box 4
    Cape Girardeau, MO 63702-0004

For more information, send an email to CapeJaycees AT, or find us on Facebook at