In 1951, the Virginia Beach Jaycees recognized the need for emergency services at the oceanfront area.  They purchased an old Cadillac.  They had it refurbished and established the very first Virginia Beach Ambulance.

In 1951, the VB Jaycees recognized the need for a volunteer ambulance service in Virginia Beach. They purchased an old Cadillac and had it refurbished establishing the Princess Anne-Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc.

Virginia Beach Jaycees History

The Virginia Beach Jaycees were first formed in 1948 by a local group of young men and were officially chartered as the Virginia Beach/Princess Anne County Junior Chamber of Commerce. The Jaycees have never been a political organization, but one that serves the community and offers leadership training.

Today, the organization is comprised of young men and women, ages 18 – 40, and provides development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change in the community. Training is offered in areas of public speaking, writing, management, professional networking, financial planning and much more. The Virginia Beach Jaycees are currently 60 members strong and have historically been one of the premier chapters in the state.

The Virginia Beach Jaycees have a long history in the establishment of several important community projects. In addition to the East Coast Surfing Championships, the VB Jaycees are credited with founding the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, Virginia Beach Library System, the General Hospital of Virginia Beach, the Flame of Hope Memorial and many more.

The Jaycee Creed

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 the human personality;

And that service to humanity is the best work of life.

Board Members

Board of Directors, Executive Committee

2015 President, Linda King, vbjcpresident@gmail.com
2015 State Director, Michael Raymer, vbjcstatedirector@gmail.com
2015 Management Vice President, Brooke Briggs, vbjcmanagement@gmail.com
2015 Community Development Vice President, Leah Brosnahan, vbjccommunity@gmail.com
2015 Membership Vice President, Rachel Bookbinder, vbjcmembership@gmail.com
2015 Individual Development Vice President, Charlie Pitts, vbjcid@gmail.com
2015 Communications and Marketing Vice President, Justin Powell, vbjccommunications@gmail.com
2015 Secretary, Amy King, vbjcsecretary@gmail.com
2015 Treasurer, Lindsay Hilmes, vbjctreasurer@gmail.com
2015 Chairman of the Board, Grant Hummer, vbjcchairmanoftheboard@gmail.com

Board of Directors

2015 Community Development Director, Ruthann McGhee
2015 Individual Development Director, Ron Wurdarczyk
2015 Government Affairs Director, Carrie Vance
2015 Assistant Treasurer, Justin Astrin

2015 Jaycee-At-Large, Christina Hughes-Edwards