Each year the Gaston County Jaycees honors our community servants. These exceptional people have gone above and beyond their call of duty. We recognize emergency personnel, teachers, a student, business leaders, businesses, and award the Gaston County Jaycees Lifetime Civic Achievement Award, sponsored by W. Duke Kimbrell.
Over the past 63 years this event has grown to become one of the longest running and prestigious events in Gaston County.
WE BELIEVE that faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life; That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations; That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise; That government should be of laws rather than of men; That earth’s great treasure lies in human personality; And that service to humanity is the best work of life!
Since it was written in 1947, Junior Chamber meetings all over the world recite the Creed at local, national and international meetings and functions. During that time there had been much discussion and interpretation of the Creed. The author himself said, “Every Member is free to interpret the Creed in the light of his own conscience.” No matter what a member’s interpretation of the Creed may be, he or she should always practice what he or she believes. Many unsuccessful attempts have been made to change the Creed, but it has prevailed through the years and continues to be the covenant that holds the organization together. Many members have made the Creed their guide in life.