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The New Castle Jaycees, A JCI Member organization, has been serving the community since 1958. We are developing leaders and making a difference in the community. We do this through leadership training, leadership opportunities, and through the implementation of projects initiated by the Jaycees or partnering with other local organizations that enhance the community. Membership is open to adults between the ages of 21 and 40 in and around the New Castle, Delaware area.

The New Castle Jaycees typically meet on a monthly basis to discuss which service projects and social outings members would like to pursue as well as hold educational events for members and guests. If you’re looking to meet young professionals who have similar community interests and professional development goals in mind, look no further than the New Castle Jaycees!


The New Castle Jaycees first formed on Monday, February 10th, 1958 at a meeting held at the Goodwill Fire Company.  The 21 charter members were:  C.M. Ross Abson, Richard M. Appleby Jr, Robert S. Appleby, Bruce E. Cracco, Wales Craven, Francis A. Di Mondi, Vincent A. Gambacorta, Henry J. Gambacorta, Bruce H. Gordon Jr, Francis L. Hewletter Jr., William C. Jordan, Andrew C. Miller Jr., Henry D. Patterson, R. James Quillen Jr., Ralph A. Thomas, John Shelton, Warren Van Arsdalen Jr., J. Robert Wright, Thomas H. Yetter.

"As young American leaders devoted to civic improvement, the members of the Junior Chamber make a fine contribution to the life of the national community.  With splendid energy and enthusiasm they help to advance the best interests of their fellow citizens across the land."

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer young persons leadership opportunities for personal and professional development, while seeking to create positive change in ourselves, our organization, and our communities.

Our Mission

Our Vision

The vision of The New Castle Jaycees is to be the organization of choice for young adults ages 18-40 in the New Castle area providing direction and leadership to our communities in order to effect positive change.

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