Thank you members of the US JCI Senate for the privilege to serve as your 41st President. Congratulations to the new executive committee, board of directors, committee chairs and program managers, I look forward to working with you all.
The 2012-2013 logo is a globe with a pair of joined hands; this is symbolic of our friendship as JCI Senators across America and the world. This common bond we have as part of the Jaycee movement has no borders, if you are a JCI Senator you are a leader and a member.
The theme “Friendship Without Borders” comes from two lines of our Jaycee Creed. The third line “That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations” and the sixth “That earth’s great treasure lies in human personality”. True friendship between individuals within the Jaycee Movement will help us ensure there are no borders between the USJCI Senate and the Jaycees or other Senate Organizations while we work to improve relations for the benefit of all.
My presidential pin is the logo with a second pin of a different color combination to honor our veterans, their spouses and parents of those who currently serve. In addition I have created a pin which is a replicate of an Inukshuk monument. An Inukshuk monument is a stone image of a human form that was erected to communicate direction in the harsh and desolate Arctic. An Inukshuk is the result of a consensus of purpose, of focused action by a group united in its goal and labor. This pin will be presented as a presidential award of honor for outstanding leadership.
This year is about hospitality and friendship and you are A STRANGER BUT ONCE at a national meeting. Jean and I look forward to seeing you at the National Meetings and throughout the year in our travels.
BRUCE L. GEDDES #35527
From the President