Oaths of membership / Office

When you become a new member of the Jaycees, you are sworn in as follows:

President: “You are about to become a member of the greatest young person’s organization in the world. The Junior Chamber offers members the opportunity to meet a group of aggressive young people, take part in worthwhile projects, fulfill a need for personal growth, and contribute to society. Raise your right hand and repeat after me:”

New Member: “I, (state your name) do solemnly pledge that I will uphold the principles and traditions of the Foxboro Junior Chamber, the Massachusetts Junior Chamber, and promote the objectives of The United States Junior Chamber, and Junior Chamber International. “


When you join the board of directors, you are sworn in as follows:

President: “The office to which you have been elected is one of dignity and importance. In accepting this office, you undertake a responsibility which is not to be assumed lightly nor carelessly discharged. You are charged with the duties of seriously and resolutely furthering the objectives of the Junior Chamber movement. With the policy and bylaws as your guide, you must be ever ready to exercise the functions of the office with which you are entrusted. Further, you are charged with governing this organization according to the laws of democracy, under which every person who wishes to speak shall be heard, toward the end that in every matter considered, the best opinion shall prevail through the expressed will of the majority, and the best course of action followed. Do you accept this charge?”

New board member: (reply, “I do.”)

President: “Raise your right hand and repeat after me.”

New board member: “I, (state your name), do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of (state your office) of the Foxboro Junior Chamber and will to the best of my ability, serve as a living example of this organization’s philosophy and beliefs.”

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