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About the JayCees

Since 1920, the Junior Chamber has been exploding into the lives of young people between the ages of 21-39 and giving them the spark they need to better themselves through serving in their communities. As a result, Jaycees have been making a difference across the nation for the past seven decades. Now, the focus is on rekindling the flames of volunteerism in America starting with people just like you. What do you stand to gain by joining?

Board Members

Diana Jean Bustamante
President

OPEN
Vice-President

Rene Nava
Treasurer

OPEN
Secretary

OPEN
Community/Individual Development

OPEN
State/Membership Director

Creed

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.

Restaurant Ratings

  1. Beef O'Bradys (Brownsville) - 98.4
  2. La Bontana (Harlingen) - 98.0
  3. Blue Onion (Weslaco) - 95.0
  4. Toscafino (Brownsville) - 94.0
  5. Papa Joe's (Harlingen) - 94.0

 

Rating is based on member's average rating on a scale from 1-100 points.

Who can join the RGV Jaycees?

Anyone between the ages of 21-39 who are interested in making a difference in the community and want to be part of an environment that fosters opportunities for individual development, professional development, community service, and networking.

2013 Parade Lineup PDF Print E-mail
LINEUP # ORGANIZATION NAME
102 Air Force JROTC Harlingen South
104 Harlingen South Mighty Hawk Band
105 Harlingen South Southern Stars Drill Team
107 Harlingen South High School
109 Harlingen High School Cardettes (Drill Team)
110 Harlingen High School Cheerleaders
111 Harlingen Memorial Raider Middle School Band
117 Ben Milam Elementary
118 Gutierrez Middle School cheerleaders
401 Denise Bearden
402 DIshman Elementary
403 Magallanes for 357th District Court
404 Law Office of Gloria M. Rincones
405 Harlingen Youh Football League
406 Harlingen Housing Authority
407 Valley Federal Credit Union
408 ?Har Fam Dentistry
409 Cynthia Torres
411 Lamar Cheer, Dance, & Twirl
412 Tito Resendez State Farm
413 The Salvation Army
414 Assumption Church
415 Las Fronteras Adult Day Care
416 Golden Palms Retirement & Healthcare Center
417 Cub Scouts Pack 23
418 Golds Gym
420 SHARE THE ROAD
501 ?Canterbury court
502 Dr. Abraham P. Cano Cheerleaders
503 PFLAG HARLINGEN
504 Burger King
505 New Life In Chirst Church
506 Daniel Villalon Tax Service
507 BARRERA'S FAST REFUNDS
508 Kona Ice East Cameron County
509 Elite Cheer Force
511 Harlingen Youth Football League
512 Horizon Montessori III
513 Vernon Middle School Cheerleaders
514 Golf Cart Repair
515 Coakley Cougar Cheerleaders
516 Harlingen Smokebusters
517 Share the Road
518 Share the Road
519 Share the Road
601 Miss Harlingen Jr teen
602 Harlingen Leadership Academy
603 El Cordero Revivals
604 Lady Hawk Softball
605 Cub Scouts Pack 142
606 HH Golf Carts
607 LIBERTY INCOME TAX
608 Baseball teams
609 Little Cruisers Tball Team
610 F&T VALLEY MOTOR SPORTS
611 The Door CFC
612 State Farm Insurance
613 Harlingen Acute Care
614 Majestic Mall
615 Dance Community Center
617 South Texas Xtreme Cheer
618 Ronnie Rios
619 SOUTH TEXAS EMERGENCY CARE FD
701 Harlingen Trinity Worship Center
702 Charlie Clark Nissan
703 American Eagle Towing
704 Aurora Horse and Buggy Stables, Inc.
705 Cameron County Justice of the Peace Pct. 5 Place 3
706 XPLICIT VISION Car & truck club
707 Ace Towing & Recovery
708 Car Club
709 rolling big car club show cars
711 rolling big car club
713 UTB Cheer Squad
714 cub scouts pack 29
715 Johnny's Korean Karate School
716 South Texas Corvette Club
718 Palm Valley Gymnastics & Dance
 
2013 Christmas Parade Registration CLOSED PDF Print E-mail

PARADE REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

Line up list will be available Thursday December 5th by 11am.

Please view maps for line up locations.

Please arrive to your assigned locations early to avoid traffic.

 

 
RGVJaycees Christmas Parade Rules & Regulations PDF Print E-mail

OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
ENTRY DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, December 3, 2013

1. Floats and entries will be judged by the Christmas theme:
“Toyland Christmas”
2. Entries must not exceed 15 feet in height from ground to highest point.
3. Positioning and placement of the parade entries is reserved by RGV Jaycees.
4. Entries must be at their designated positions by 5:30 p.m. on the day of the parade, Friday, December 6, 2013.
5. Late arrivals will be placed at the end of the parade.
6. Entries will be officially entered upon the receipt of the official entry form and a $65.00 entry fee paid online. SORRY NO REFUNDS.
7. Vendors register online with a $65 fee (please collect necessary permits)
8. In the interest of time and other entries, a 1 minute (60 seconds) stop in front of the Judges stand for judging.
9. IN THE INTEREST OF EVERYONE’S SAFETY, NOTHING MAY BE THROWN FROM ANY FLOAT AT ANY TIME.
10. Entries must exit F Street and through Van Buren.
11. Show cars will be limited to 6 cars per entry.
12. Motorcycle Clubs will be limited to 6 per entry.
13. Show Horses will be limited to 10 horses per entry.
14. During the parade, please stay within 50 feet of the preceding entry.
15. The parade will proceed "RAIN or SHINE".
16. Entrants are judged on Originality, Adherence to Theme and Appearance.
17. No Santa Clause actors permitted, the Jaycee’s will provide a Santa Clause to close the end of the parade.
18. All decisions of the RGV Jaycees appointed judging panel are final.  Violation of any rules or regulations may result in an entry being removed from the parade.  
19. The RGV Jaycee Parade is an "AT YOUR OWN RISK EVENT".
20. *Please maintain family sensitivity when displaying your entry.*
21.  Entry leader will be notified of line-up the day before the parade.  Please review parade map.  Please enter through 7th St. to prevent congestion at line-up.  Registration Check- in will begin at 5:00pm on the day of the parade, Friday, December 6, 2013 on 6th St. to collect entry number.
ENTRY LEADER accepts full responsibility for their entry.

AWARDS
1st Place- $100.00 & Trophy
2nd Place- Trophy
3rd Place- Trophy
**Winners will be announced at the Judges’ stage on “A” Street following the parade.  GOOD LUCK & thank you for helping make this RGV Jaycee’s Junior Chamber of Commerce event a success.




 

Leadership

True leaders aren't born, they're made. Jaycees are provided with leadership learning opportunities through hands-on experiences serving local, state, national, and international levels on everything from community projects to guiding Junior Chamber International.

Networking

It's often who you know that matters in life and Jaycees are people who are connected. To business leaders, creative entrepreneurs, and elected officials not just locally, but statewide, nationwide, and worldwide.

Community Service

Volunteers are members of the community who freely give a their time help a charity or club in their area in the general activities that they are doing to help them improve civic life. Here are only a few ways in which you can become a more active citizen!