Celebrating Over 50
Years of Service!

Vermont JCI Senate By-Laws and Policy

Current Officers:

Original 11/06/67. Amended 06/10/78, 05/03/86, 07/01/87, 01/01/90, 05/25/91, 05/07/94, 05/07/95, 05/06/00, 05/03/03, 05/09/09, 08/18/09.


Section 1: The name of this organization shall be the “Vermont JCI Senate”.

Section 2: (a) The principle officers of this organization shall be a President and two Vice Presidents who shall be elected at the annual meeting. If there is more than one candidate for President, and / or more than two candidates for Vice President, the elections for these offices will be held by secret ballot.
(b) The Secretary and Treasurer will be appointed as separate positions or as one at the discretion of the President. The President at his / her discretion may also appoint a Chaplain and an editor of the organization newsletter.
(c) The immediate past President will serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
(d) An Editor may be appointed to publish the newsletter. This position may be separate or combined with another position on the Executive Committee but shall have only one vote.
(e) Voting members of the Executive Committee will include the President, two Vice Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Chaplain, Newsletter editor and the Chairman / Chairwoman of the board. If any two or more offices are combined, that person shall have only one vote on the Executive Committee.


Section 1: The organization will be associated with the Vermont Junior Chamber Of Commerce and its successors through its International portfolio.

Section 2: The organization will be associated with all JCI Senate groups locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Section 3: The organization will not be affiliated with any other Junior Chamber of Commerce organization.


Section 1: To encourage local Junior Chamber of Commerce chapters to nominate outstanding members and former members for membership in the JCI Senate.

Section 2: To promote fellowship among JCI Senators.

Section 3: To meet locally as individuals to provide a means of retaining friendships and expanding co-operation.

Section 4: To enable JCI Senators to benefit from another through the exchange of ideas.

Section 5: To maintain contact with the Junior Chamber movement, inviting local, state, national, and International Junior Chamber members as guests.

Section 6: Such other purposes as may from time to time be approved by a majority of dues paid members at a duly convened meeting.

Section 7: To be non-partisan, non-profit, and non-sectarian in purpose and activities.

ARTICLE 3: PURPOSE (continued)

Section 8: We believe:
That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life; That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations; That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise; That government should be of laws rather than of men; That earth’s great treasure lies in human personality; And that service to humanity is the best work of life.


Section 1: All JCI Senators are eligible for membership in this organization.

Section 2: Qualifications for Senatorships are determined by Junior Chamber of Commerce state organizations.


Section 1: Annual dues will be $25.00 with $7.00 sent on to the USJCI Senate.

Section 2: The Treasurer will send a dues billing to each member of the Vermont JCI Senate generally one to two months prior to the anniversary of the paying member’s dues as determined by the USJCI Senate. This dues billing may be by traditional mail or electronic mail if possible. Those Senators without an anniversary date will be billed at the discretion of the President and Treasurer.

Section 3: Lifetime memberships shall be 10 (ten) times the regular dues of the Vermont JCI Senate. All lifetime dues shall be deposited in a special account and only the interest can be transferred to the operating account of the Vermont JCI Senate.

Section 4: The President may offer a lifetime dues deal with the advice and consent of the Executive Committee. This lifetime dues deal shall not be less than (8) times the annual Vermont JCI Senate dues.


Section 1: There should be up to 4 (four) general membership meetings during the year, traditionally, August, Late Fall, Late Winter, Annual Meeting in May / June.

Section 2: The Annual Meeting of the organization ( corporation ) shall be held in the time period of May / June with the exact date being determined by the President and the Board of Directors.

Section 3: It will be the responsibility of the President and his / her designee to notify the membership of dates of any meetings during the year. This notice shall be at least 30 days prior to the meeting. It may be by mail and electronic means.

Section 4: The President of the Vermont JCI Senate shall lead any delegation to the “Fall Frolic” (Region 1 meeting) held in the fall. Funds as designated in the operating budget for the President’s expenses.

Section 5: The President of the Vermont JCI Senate shall lead any delegation to the National Convention. Funds as designated in the operating budget for the President’s expenses.


Section 1: Amendments to these bylaws can only be voted upon at the Annual Meeting of the Vermont JCI Senate, providing the proposed amendment(s) has (have) been mailed by traditional mail or email if available to the paid membership no less then 30 (thirty) days prior to the meeting.

Section 2: Adoption of any amendments to these Bylaws shall require a two-thirds majority vote for approval.


A: Past Vermont JCI Senate Presidents may be appointed by the current Senate President to serve as counters for any election, or request for Special Vote at any of the Vermont Senate’s meetings.

B: The Nominating Committee can be composed of up to 3 (three) Past Vermont JCI Senate Presidents, appointed by the current Vermont JCI Senate President at the spring meeting. The latest serving President shall be considered as Chairman / Chairwoman of the committee.

C: The Vermont JCI Senate Vice Presidents should chair at least one general membership meeting annually.

D: Budget permitting, Vermont JCI newsletters can be mailed to all Vermont JCI Senators either residing in Vermont or who have received their Senatorships in Vermont, but who currently reside elsewhere, and not just members of the Vermont JCI Senate club.

E: At Presidential discretion, and with budget permitting, added newsletters can be sent to other State Senate Presidents, Regional and National Officers, and Canadian JCI Senate officials.

F: Those Senators without anniversary dates, nor listed as regular paid members of the Vermont JCI Senate, will be billed at the discretion of the President and Treasurer.

G: At the discretion of the President, and if the budget permits, a Vermont Senate Awards program can be conducted annually.

H: All meetings of the Vermont JCI Senate will be conducted using Robert’s Rules of Order.

I: In the event that the Vermont JCI Senate organization ceases to exist, the proceeds of the Vanguard lifetime account shall be donated to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta. The proceeds of the Vanguard scholarship account shall be donated to the USJCI Senate Foundation. After any and all bills have been paid, the remaining monies in the Vermont JCI Senate checking/savings account(s) shall be donated to the USJCI Senate Foundation.

J: As of July1, 2002 the Vermont JCI Senate is a 501c(3) tax deductable organization.

K: By a vote of the Region 1 Board of Directors on May 4, 2019, an assessment of $1 per paid member according to the USJCI Senate roster on July 1 each year is to be paid by each state to the Region 1 treasury by December 31 each year.