Member Spotlight: The Ann Arbor Junior Chamber (Jaycees)

(Jaycees)-Fay-Headshot-(1)Fay Poissant joined the Ann Arbor Jaycees in July 1999. Since then, Fay has taken full advantage of all the opportunities the Jaycees have to offer. Locally, she served on the Board of Directors for three years before being elected Chapter President in 2003. After that, Fay got involved at the state level, holding a number of positions, including State President in 2009. Following her service to the Michigan Jaycees, Fay took her experience to the national level. She was recently elected to serve as National President of the United States Junior Chamber in 2014. The knowledge and skills Fay learned through her early experiences with the Ann Arbor Jaycees has helped her excel within the organization and give back to thousands of members across the country.

The Ann Arbor Junior Chamber (Jaycees) is a group of dynamic young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40. Since 1936, this organization has been providing their members with opportunities to develop as leaders and create positive change in the Ann Arbor area. A variety of programming is offered, including personal and professional development, community and civic involvement, networking, fundraising and socials. The Ann Arbor Jaycees have a number of signature projects that benefit the community each year: Easter Egg Scramble, Summer Carnival, 4th of July Parade and Holiday Helpers. The chapter runs these annual favorites while incorporating new programs that come from the needs and interests of the members and the community. Through active involvement in planning projects, serving on committees and serving on the Board of Directors, members learn skills needed to be leaders in their careers, government and beyond.

The Ann Arbor Jaycees is part of a much larger organization. There are more than 30 chapters in Michigan and approximately 650 chapters throughout the United States. In addition, Jaycee chapters are in close to 120 countries around the world, making the organization the leading global network of young active citizens.