More than 50 years ago, the JCI Senate was established to recognize the outstanding achievements and service of JCI members worldwide. JCI Senators display determination and leadership and are encouraged to stay connected and provide support throughout the entirety of their lives.
Born in Montreal, Canada, Philip T.R. Pugsley was a leader of the JCI Movement at the local, national and international levels. At the 1951 JCI World Congress in Montreal, Canada, he was elected JCI President.
During his travels, Pugsley witnessed organizations from around the world recognizing their outstanding members with trophies and other honorable awards, which lead to the idea for the JCI Senate.
In 1952 at the seventh JCI World Congress, the JCI Senate was formed to officially recognize JCI members who displayed exemplary dedication to the JCI Mission. The JCI Senate is just one more way JCI members around the world can give back and financially assist positive change around the world.
If there is an exceptional JCI member in your Local Organization, honor them with a JCI Senatorship. JCI Senatorships are a great way to show outstanding members their value to the organization. Complete the simple application process to recognize a JCI Senator in your Local Organization today. The JCI Senate is an honor that lasts a lifetime.
Upon approval, JCI Senators receive a senate number, a personalized certificate, a membership card, a JCI Senate pin and additional programming options at JCI Events.