Jaycee: Developers of People; Builders of Communities

Author(s): Graham Butterworth

NZ Politics & Social History | Secondhand

In its heyday from the 1940s to the 1980s, New Zealand Jaycee was one of the liveliest service organisations in the country. Its members were indeed both 'developers of people' and 'builders of communities'. The organisation's impressive contribution to the social infrastructure of New Zealand after World War II is well known. Every community had amenities built or aided by the Jaycees. Its role in training leaders in politics, local government and business is less well known but many an MP and mayor learned public speaking and meeting procedure in a Jaycee chapter. Jaycee was also an international movement that looked to foster world peace through democracy, trade and international brotherhood. New Zealand Jaycees boxed far above their weight in the international body, taking a strong lead in the Asia-Pacific region. 293 pages


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Foreword: Don McKinnon 6; Foreword: John cable 7; Introduction and acknowledgments 8; chapter 1: laying the foundations 16; chapter 2: We are tomorrow: 1944-1956 36; chapter 3: The golden weather: 1956-1966 93; chapter 4: great times, troubled times: 1967-1983 150; chapter 5: Twilight zone: 1984 - 2000 192; chapter 6: Jaycee awards 215; chapter 7: The political dimension 226; Feature sections: Still in the thick of it 31, Keith Kennedy goes to a boys' picnic 32, The Four Square badge 48, The National Convention 54, Popular local projects 82, John Cable - life member 95, Maurice Sexton: JCI World President 105, Farewell to the founders:Warren Bardsley and Alfred Eady 107, Directories, surveys and maps 122, Jack Garside - life member 178, Photo essay: local projects 1967-1972 188, NZ Jaycee financials, 1981-2005 198, Photo essay: more recent Jaycee projects 206, appendices: i Presidents, vice-presidents and conventions 230, ii NZ Jaycee members serving in Junior Chamber International (JCI) 236, iii NZ Jaycee membership statistics 239, iv NZ Jaycee development teams 249, v Administrative staff, diary convenors and life members 251, vi NZ JCI senators 253, vii Financial contributors 268, Notes and references 269, Index 28

General Fields

  • : 9780958285506
  • : Ngaio Press
  • : Ngaio Press
  • : 250mm X 210mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Graham Butterworth
  • : Hardback
  • : illustrated edition
  • : 361.370993
  • : 293
  • : History of specific subjects; Social institutions
  • : Profusely illustrated with photos, line drawings and period advertisements