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February 26
1923 - U.S. release of Charles Chaplin film "The Pilgrim," partially shot at Saugus Train Station & Newhall First Presbyterian Church [watch]
The Pilgrim

cindy curtisDear JCI Santa Clarita members and friends,

December is finally here and we’re excited to share the highlights from our event-filled November.

The month began with a comprehensive training session Demystifying JCI led by Kari McCoy, vice president of training, guiding both new and existing members through the various opportunities available as JCI board members. Emphasizing leadership development, the chapter encouraged members to chart a course towards future board positions.

In our monthly Chat n Chill – we featured speakers Ivan Volschenk and John Musella from the SCV Chamber of Commerce. They shared valuable insights into how the city fosters the growth of small businesses in the valley. Additionally, the meeting included the election of the 2024 Board, with incoming JCI President Carlos Orozco delivering an inspiring speech. As the chapter looks ahead to the coming year, the newly elected board, led by President Carlos Orozco, is poised to bring fresh perspectives and initiatives to the JCI community.

In a collaborative effort with the College of the Canyons, JCI members organized a successful Veterans Day Fundraiser, raising funds for the COC Veterans Resource Center. The event included a lively pre-game gathering with food and drinks, setting a festive tone for the college football game.

The highlight of the month was the SCV 40 Under Forty Award Gala, celebrating forty dedicated individuals actively contributing to the betterment of Santa Clarita Valley and neighboring communities. Aimee Fishwick, Jessica Escorza and Fallon Nelms served as this year’s co-chairs, ensuring a memorable night of recognition for the honorees. Congratulations ladies on a successful event!

As I bid farewell to my role as president of our incredible chapter, I am filled with gratitude for the honor and privilege of serving alongside such dedicated and passionate individuals. This past year has been a journey of growth, collaboration, and community impact, and I am immensely proud of all that we have achieved together.

I extend my heartfelt thanks to each one of you for your unwavering support and commitment. While my time as president may be coming to an end, I am excited about the future under the capable leadership of our president-elect, Carlos Orozco. His vision, enthusiasm and dedication to our community promise to lead JCI Santa Clarita to new heights.

I am confident that the incoming executive board, along with all of you, will continue to make a positive impact and create lasting change. Thank you for being part of this incredible journey and I look forward to witnessing the continued success of our chapter.

Yours in Jaycees,

Cindy Curtis

2023 President, JCI Santa Clarita

Upcoming Events
JCISC – 25th Anniversary Celebration
On Dec.  9, we invite you to commemorate this significant achievement with an evening filled with nostalgia, inspiration, and the joy of camaraderie. Be prepared to indulge in a night of reflection, as we honor the impactful projects, transformative initiatives, and the incredible individuals who have been instrumental in shaping our success story.

Tickets – JCI Members: $75

Saturday, Dec. 9,  6 p.m.

Westridge Horizon Clubhouse

26960 Sycamore Meadow Drive

Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381

Tickets and Sponsorships Available HERE!

JCISC at the Farm
Join us for this special winter wonderland at Gilchrist Farms! Attractions featuring: festive pony carts, a real FIRE TRUCK, beautiful restored classic tractors and SANTA!!

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023 @ 10 a.m.

Gilchrist Farms

30116 Bouquet Canyon Road

Satna Clarita, CA 91390


JCI Santa Clarita Santa’s Helpers
Santa’s Helpers is a holiday toy drive and holiday experience coordinated by JCI Santa Clarita benefiting underprivileged children (newborn to 18 years) in the Santa Clarita Valley.

With support of local businesses and community members, the Jaycees collect, sort, and wrap toys collected.

Volunteer Opportunities Dec. 10 – 17

Hello Subaru of Valencia

24000 Creekside Rd.

Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Volunteer Opportunities Here!

Ugly SweaterJCISC Holiday Social: ULGY Sweater Crawl
Join JCI Santa Clarita for a festive fun-filled Ugly Sweater Crawl! Kick off the holiday season with laughter, joy, and camaraderie as we embark on a merry jopurney between two fabulous homes!

Festivities will begin at Jenny Ketchepaw’s home with appetizers — then we shall embark down to Arnold & Alex’s home for a fabulous Dinner. Join our fun!

Friday, Dec. 22, 2023 @ 6 p.m.

Jenny Ketchepaw’s Home

25871 Bellis Drive.

Valencia, CA 91355

RSVP here!

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