Welcome Mates to the
United States Junior Chamber Crew Web Site!
We have added the nomination form to the
website. To nominate someone for the CREW
A copy can also be found in the "CREW INFO"
section of the website.
73rd Reunion of the Crew of The S.S.
CRYSTAL RIVER, FLORIDA
Registration Form Now Available Online (PDF)
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
DEADLINE DECEMBER 31, 2008!
YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO SAVE
$25 ON YOUR REGISTRATION!
If you do not have Adobe Acrobat
Viewer installed, you can download a FREE copy of it in order to
view/print the REGISTRATION FORM
Click on the "Get Acrobat Reader" button to get your copy today.
Plantation Inn Golf
Resort and Spa, 9301 W. Fort Island Trail; Crystal River, FL 34429
For reservations call 1.800.632.6262 or 352.795.4211. (8/11/08)
CREW REUNION 2009 HOSPITALITY SUITE
We are once again inviting sponsorship of our Hospitality Suite, for
those Mates that would like to remember a Mate, or an event in their
Jaycee life, or who cannot attend the Reunion personally, or who
simply want to help sponsor the "hospitality" part of our 72nd
Reunion. Sponsorships will be used to help defray the cost of the
Hospitality Suite, and the food and drink served there. And like at
the 72nd Reunion, a list of the donors and their names will be
published in the Reunion Program.
Checks should be mailed to the Ship’s Purser, Mate Dave Atkin
at 1600 Elmore Ave; Columbus OH 43224 and made out to "The Crew" with
a notation of CREW Hospitality on the bottom left hand side. Thanks.
WE STILL NEED YOU
GOLF RESORT AND SPA IN CRYSTAL RIVER, FL IS THE SITE OF THE 73RD
ANNUAL REUNION OF THE CREW OF THE SS FELLOWSHIP on March 20-22, 2009.
This is a great location
and time when much of the US is still much colder. For those who want
to come in early, they can play golf, go to the Spa and Register for
early hospitality on March 19, 2009. The Theme of this event is:
“Remember When” the late 1970's the US Jaycees peaked at almost
500,000 members with over 5,000 chapters. I am encouraging that all
Mates of the 1970's and 1980's and the National Presidents to
encourage their teams to come to come to this as a special reunion.
Mate Randy Avon has agreed to help me with this Event when Florida
Marched Number 1 in the Nation in June 1971.
For more information on
the Plantation Inn, go to this website
and more information on the Jaycee event and details and how to get
there, go to:
For those of you who want to know what's on the menu:
Sat morning breakfast -
Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs with bacon,
Sat Lunch - Baked
Sat Dinner - Roast Prime
Sun Breakfast - Deluxe
Continental with hot egg & cheese croissant with bacon.
The Registration form is
included with this LOG or
here with a special price for Early Bird Registration until Dec
31, 2008. And make your reservations for your room at the Plantation
Inn and flights before prices go up! NOTE: Attendance for the early
Hospitality for March 19th is not included in the prices quoted.
73rd CREW Reunion, March 20-22, 2009, Plantation Inn, Crystal
The Chairman for the event is Mate Jeff Dickson
Co-Chairman, Mate Randy Avon
The Crew Reunion will be moving back to
the Spring to be held with the United States Jaycees Yearend
Celebration. This year, it will be hosted by the Florida Jaycees at
the Plantation Inn, Crystal River, FL. The Jaycee Convention will run
from March 18-22, 2009. For more information on it go to
http://www.fljaycees.org/yearend2009. So mark your calendars now
and plan to be there until we publish more about it in the next LOG to
be out latter this fall as soon as we have enough funds to publish it.
For those like to get an early start, reservations can be made by
calling the Plantation Inn; 9301 W. Fort Island Trail; Crystal River,
FL 34429; 352-795-4211 or 800-632-6262. Cost per room is $109 per
night plus tax.
For those Mates that live in colder climates, it will be a chance to
come south to warm up.
AIRPORTS • Tampa • Orlando •
If driving, From Tampa – approximately
90 miles; take Suncoast Parkway N to Brooksville Exit (US 98) West on
US 98/50 to US 19 North on US 19 to Crystal River Turn left on Ft.
Island Trail Located 1/8 mile on right side or From Orlando –
approximately 95 miles Florida Turnpike North to I-75 I-75 North to
Exit 329 Wildwood West on SR 44 to Crystal River South on US 19 to 2nd
traffic light West Ft. Island Trail, Turn right go .8 mile, located on
the right side.
More about the Plantation Inn and
Whatever your preference, be it an intense game of tennis, a family
boating outing, an early morning fishing trip, or a leisurely boat
ride, the Plantation Golf Resort & Spa has an extensive variety of fun
activities to experience for everyone. Adventure seekers can brave a
once-in a-lifetime swim with manatees in the warm waters of the
Crystal River inlets or explore 25,000 acres around King’s Bay on one
of our custom Florida boat rentals. Visit our marina & dive shop , get
SCUBA certified, and go underwater to witness a whole new world of
aquatic life. For a little more action, grab a rod and reel and get
hooked on a Florida fishing trip you won’t soon forget. If you’re the
type that prefers dry land, the Plantation Golf Resort & Spa has you
covered. We are home to championship level golf, tennis and disc
Also, head out to the lawn and enjoy a gentlemanly game of croquet on
our regulation court, play a family round robin horseshoe tournament,
or relax by our newly remodeled pool and pool deck area while you
watch others play on our sand volleyball court. Competitive sport or
leisurely games, aquatic adventure or land-based fun, experience all
your favorite Florida resort activities in the paradise setting of
Plantation Golf Resort & Spa. Silver Springs is a 350 acre nature
theme park that surrounds the headwaters of the beautiful Silver
River, the largest artesian spring formation in the world. Located 90
miles north of Orlando, just east of Ocala, Florida. Here you can view
the underground springs from our famous glass-bottom boats, where
you’ll see fish, shellfish, turtles and alligators in water that’s up
to 80 feet deep and 99.8% pure. Walk the beautiful grounds and
experience the natural habitats of Florida’s largest alligators,
endangered bears and panthers, Kritter Korral petting zoo, plus an
entertaining variety of wildlife shows from Birds of Prey to snakes
and reptiles. There are rides and exhibits for all ages in a natural
setting of stunning beauty.
To learn more about the Plantation Inn
Golf Resort and Spa and location : Go to:
http://www.plantationinn.com/about-us/directions.php and see a
virtual video turn at:
Yours in Jaycees,
Mate Kim Newlin
Keeper of the LOG
For information on the 2008 - 72nd Crew
Reunion click here.
For information on the 2007 - 71st Crew
Reunion click here.
For information on the 2006 - 70th Crew
Reunion click here.
For information on the 2005 - 69th Crew
Reunion click here.
crew members and other information
This web site was launched at the 68th
Crew Reunion held on March 12-14, 2004 in Tulsa, OK.
Now a brief tour:
First no matter where you are, click
on the Log of the S.S. Fellowship
picture at the top of every page and you will return to this page.
- CREW Volunteers - We will
post names and email addresses to those who are volunteering to manage
the CREW (if anyone could really manage this
CREW) so you know who to
contact about what.
- Photos/Highlights - We hope to have some
fun here. If you have photos (and descriptions), we will be
posting them here on the site. Information on how to provide
this information is listed. We will also post highlights of
reunions here as well.
- The Log - We hope to be able
to offer the Log of the S.S. Fellowship here and maybe save some
postage. if you are willing to view it on line, a paper copy
would not need to be mailed. We hope to ask
MATES to let the
KEEPER OF THE LOG informed and may
be able to over time have more and more visit here for the
Log of the S.S. Fellowship.
- History - This will highlight the history of the
USJCCCREW. Wayne Field
has developed a history of the crew and our intent is to publish it
here on the web site.
Crew Info - This is intended
for general CREW information that may be provided including
reunion information. A copy of the CREW
nomination form can also be found in this section of the
- Crew List - The idea here is
to upload the current list of MATES as a searchable database.
be able to enter a first name or last name, city or state and be able
to immediately pull up any records we have for those categories.
- Crew Update - Let's say you
have recently moved or notice when you pull your record up on the
CREW list that something is not right. You will be able to access
this page and complete basic information to be passed on to the
Volunteers to update the database and keep your records current.
- Yahoo Group - There is currently a
mailing list that has been developed through Yahoo Groups and many
MATES are currently subscribed and involved. IF a
MATE who is
not involved whishes to do so a link to be "invited" will be included
and a direct link to the group swill also be available.
This is our first step to share the
fellowship originally intended by the establishment of the
and the original
KEEPER OF THE LOG MATE
John Armbruster. We are just hoping we can
take advantage of the technology available and keep everyone a little