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Jaycees chapter planned in Tinley Park area

Updated: September 26, 2013 6:13AM



The Woodridge Jaycees, the Region 3 Jaycees and the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce will launch a new Jaycee Chapter in the Tinley Park area.

A networking social will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 28 at Durbin’s, 17265 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, to provide an opportunity for young people to learn more about the Jaycees and to meet others interested in forming a Tinley Park Jaycee Chamber. Appetizers will be provided and Durbin’s will have several drink specials.

The Jaycees, also known as The United States Junior Chamber, was developed as an organization for young citizens ages 18 to 40, who bring energy and insight to solve problems around the world.

Tom “Doc” Mahoney, president of the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Illinois Jaycees, said, “The Jaycee organization changed my life. Later in life, any success I had in business and life I reflect back on a Jaycee experience that intuitively helped me reach that goal. The contacts I made include business, government, academic and volunteer leaders who have helped me throughout my career. I encourage all young people to join the Tinley Park Jaycees today. It is an investment in your future.”

The Jaycees is an international organization. Junior Chamber International has nearly 200,000 young active citizens and more than 5 million alumni, including several world leaders. Locally, notable Jaycees include Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki, several village trustees and staff, and Tinley Park Chamber executive director Karen Wegrzyn.

For more information, email Melissa Kivi at mkivi1101@gmail.com or visit www.region3jaycees.org.

Staff report



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