History of the North Carolina JCI Senate


The North Carolina Jaycees International Senate was chartered in 1975 during the presidency of A. J. (Jim) Morton of Charlotte. The JCI Senate organization existed prior to this date as a loosely knit entity. In 1968, thirty (30) NC JCI Senators met for breakfast during a NC Jaycee State meeting. This is the first known gathering of the Senators in North Carolina. No officers were elected. These “Mentors to the Jaycees” agreed to meet at future NC Jaycee state meetings. These pioneers agreed that their “reason to be” would be to provide support for the NC Jaycees (both state and local organization) and meet to renew friendships. In time it was felt that a state JCI Senate president needed to be appointed or elected. Initially, for several years the NC Jaycee State Presidents appointed the president of the JCI Senate. Eventually the policy of the NC Jaycee was rewritten to have the outgoing State Jaycee President to automatically become the JCI Senate President. This method of selecting the Senate president was rescinded in 1973. In 1974 at the Annual Meeting in Raleigh, Poe Cox of Garner was elected to serve as the first JCI Senate president under the new NC Jaycee policy. A full slate of officers was also elected, including vice president, secretary and treasurer. At mid-year convention, Winston-Salem, in 1974, Senators voted to become affiliated with the United States JCI Senate. The US JCI Senate had only recently become an organized entity at the national convention, Atlanta, Georgia in 1972. North Carolina’s JCI Senate application for membership in the U.S. JCI Senate was approved in Miami, Florida in 1975. The NC JCI Senate was incorporated on the 4th day of June 1999.

Past Presidents

1975-76AJ Morton, Jr#16254
1976-77Gus Tulloss#18711
1977-78Lucius Jones#18907
1978-79Craig Deanhardt#18712
1979-80Gerald Wheeler#24820
1980-81Peter Batton#21578
1981-82Donald Brady#22019
1982-83Harold Garner#24930
1983-84Randy Croft#24694
1984-85Bruce Joyner#23434
1985-86James Shackleford, Jr#29158
1986-87Mike Harris#24801
1987-88Bill Craft#36216
1988-89Walter Moore#33340
1989-90Kenny Ipock#38527
1990-91J. Michael Morton#38090
1991-92Jim Moran#40029
1992-93Doug Horton#36623
1993-94Jimmy Maness#38844
1994-95Allen Mills#41435
1995-96J. Carol Jordan#45857
1996-97William Mills#47419
1997-98Bobby Saunders#53025
1998-99Karen Haun#53783
1999-00Jim Pritchett#50321
2000-01J. Carol Jordan#45857
2001-02Gary Jones#45899
2002-03Marty Wase#53142
2003-04Marylou Harris#45860
2004-05Lawrence Pittman#53932
2005-06Pam Padgett#51341
2006-07Tom Cramer#61951
2007-08Karen Haun#53783
2008-09Tracy Culler#64534
2009-10Kim Bode#62467
2010-11Daryl McNair#63633
2011-12Jeff Williams#65414
2012-13Terry Jones#52694
2013-14Peggy Lewis#58375
2014-15Ray Culler#64452
2015-16Nick Woods#62735
2016-17Vann Sparrow#67885
2017-18Jennifer E. Salmon#71393
2018-19Aimee Scotton #69448