Presidents Message

Dear Jaycees:

The Madison Jaycees is an organization comprised of people with the collective goal of promoting the welfare of Madison, Guilford, and surrounding towns through the completion of proactive community improvement projects.  The Madison Jaycees use charity sporting events like the Madison Triathlon, Turkey Trot, and a golf tournament to raise money to support local charities and families in the shoreline community.

2021 begins our 67th year as a service organization. We have much history to live-up to and an outstanding tradition to carry forth. The backbone all these years of Jaycees has been and will continue to be the shared good fortune of a committed and dedicated membership, willing to serve others. It is often through the simple efforts of our membership that great things are accomplished. For example, it was 56 years ago when the Jaycees had the foresight to launch a town referendum that retained the land to create the Madison Surf Club.

Working together, Jaycees conceived and built Jaycee Field, the Surf Club Lightning Detection System and the press box at Strong Field. Today, our annual series of successful athletic event fund-raisers, the Turkey Trot (43rd year Anniversary), Madison Triathlon, and the Madison Masters Golf Tournament, provide crucial financial support for our beneficiaries (local high school scholarship programs, community improvement projects, local hospitals, special needs, Local Food Banks and social gatherings). Quietly the Jaycees have given their time to help the hungry of our communities, put a smile on a child’s face with a call from Santa or a renewed bike, or volunteered to assist others in time of need. All of our works are made possible through the true strength of the Jaycees – the willingness of our members to serve others.

While such achievements preserve our proud tradition, the organization’s future lies in the vitality and constant service of existing members and new ones looking to make a difference in the Shoreline community.  All our volunteers are of like nature, fulfilling our commitment to the community, and maintaining that “service to humanity is the best work of life.”

Thank you for taking time out to learn more about our organization.  Whether you are new to town or lived on the shoreline for years, I encourage you to find out more about our events, ways to help our community, or becoming a potential member. 

Ryan McMillian
President, Madison Jaycees