Join / Membership Information

The Detroit Lakes Jaycees are committed to helping the community and having fun while doing it. From our Gifts for Kids holiday program, to our annual 10 day celebration of Water Carnival, the Detroit Lakes Jaycees are always volunteering time and effort to help Detroit Lakes become a better community. We volunteer to help others, fundraise for programs benefiting our community residents and spend countless hours organizing events for community members to participate in.

Weekly meetings are held the first Thursday of the month. Board meetings, which are open to the membership, start at 5:30 and the general membership meeting starts at 7:00pm. We like food and we like to loosen up with libations (if you choose), please check the homepage for meeting date and location.

Want to know more? Already decide this group sounds right for you? There’s no denying that being a part of the Detroit Lakes Jaycees is a TON of fun. We’ve managed to create an atmosphere full of young professionals that all want to help the community, together. And, if you happen to have some fun while doing it (which we 99.9% guarantee you will…unless you’re one of those people that likes to NOT have fun), that’s an added bonus.

One of the largest tasks of the Detroit Lakes Jaycees is fundraising. Our Stag (annual guys only event held in September) is the largest fundraiser we have. We use all the money we collect throughout the year to fulfill various donation requests and support current members in furthering individual and group development. To request a donation, make a donation or find out more about where the fundraising money goes, visit the Donations page.

Besides the stag, we have various events throughout the year (social in nature) to attract new members and involve the general membership in volunteering. To find out more about the specific projects we assist with, please visit the Events section.

After reading all the fun things we do, of course you want to join! Please note the group does have a set age limit of 18-40 year olds. Here’s what we need from you:

* Come to a meeting. Please check the homepage for meeting date and location.

* Fill out a membership form. One can be found here.

* Pay your first year’s dues. The Detroit Lakes Jaycees will pay for half of your first year’s dues (full amount of dues is $80 annually). If you’d like us to contact your employer to invoice them for your membership we will do so (and most often do).

* After your payment has been made and your application has been submitted, you’ll be sworn in as a member. It’s painless and only takes a minute!

Are you having doubts? DON’T! This is the best thing you can do for your personal and professional development, as well as for your community. Like we said before, you only commit to what you want and you’re guaranteed to have a lot of fun.

You’ll meet new people, build new relationships and help the community through our volunteering efforts. You’ll expand your knowledge of the community and meet people you may not have met otherwise. All you can do is grow here. You’re never alone in this group. We’re committed to helping each other succeed and work in groups for everything.

Please contact Alma Alaniz at with questions about membership/joining.