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April 2018 NYC Pre-Global Partnership Summit Visitation by World President Marc Brian Lim, with Secretary General Arrey Obenson, Global Summit Corp Partnership Director Christine Albrecht, with NY SP Stevenson Van Derodar, JCI NYS IA Director Drew Green, JCI Sen Penn and Carol Baluyut, Chief of Staff Sen. Vivian Velasco, JCI Manhattan’s Cecile Duyungco, JCI Phil NY COB Alex Drogeanu, NYS Pres. Coach Sen. Jocelyn Bernal, JCI Queens’ Carolyn Pena, JCI Harlem Prospect member and JCI Phil-NY EVP Aprille Aquino.


Throughout the year, the Junior Chamber International, JCI New York State organization has kept its pace with “Excelsior” and has truly seized the optimism of “Nothing is Impossible.”

Guided by the declarations on Nothing is Impossible, Excelsior, 2018 JCI New York State is proud of its key accomplishments for the year.

The declarations in its Plan of Actions included:

1. Nothing is impossible with achieving 5+ Chapter Extensions, Junior Jaycees, State — level growth.

2. Nothing is impossible with state chapters’ strengthening, monitored progress and activities with 90-100% Efficiency.

3. Nothing is impossible with institutionalized trainings: ACF, Better Leadership Webinars, JCI New York Training Institute, Robert’s Rules etc.

4. Nothing is impossible with Collaborations on Civic, Gov’t led-Campaigns, Community Engagement Partnerships, International Affairs.

5. Nothing is impossible with Social Media, Print Media Presence and Public Relations.

6. Nothing is impossible with Outstanding Brand Awareness Campaigns across the state, partnerships with other organizations for some advocacies.

7. Nothing is impossible with adopting State and National Projects.

8 Nothing is impossible with staging Outstanding Young New Yorkers (High School), Speak-Up and Write-Up Competitions, and The search for Outstanding New Yorkers (18-40 y.o.).

9. Nothing is impossible with Campus-based network, activities and collaborations.

10. Nothing is impossible with doing fund-raising activities that will benefit the state and support its operational expenditures.


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Nothing But Nets Annual Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. in March 2018 representing the JCI USA participation.


JCI New York is proud to achieve the following:

JCI New York State welcomed its newest chapters this year: JCI Manhattan, JCI Harlem (Pre-Launched) Extensions and JCI Philippine-New York Youth;

JCI New York State hosting of Global Partnership Summit Social in New York City with 2018 World President Marc Brian Lim and his Executive Committee, participated by more than 200 delegates and guests;

State Priority Project “JCI New York State Uplifts the Homeless NYers” via Community Activity in the Bronx with some 30 delegates from the JCI National Organizations of the JCI Global Summit in partnership with People Unique Services Inc and JCI Harlem Pre-Launched;

Peace is Possible Inter-Organizational Peace Day Rally with JCI Former Secretary General JCI Sen. Edson Kodama, with the JCI NYS Region South local chapters, and various community organizations in support of the JCI USA Peace is Possible Program lead by Manager Ashlea Elliott;

Nothing But Nets campaigns: Participation at The Drifters Live Concert NYC in support to NYS NBN Champion Council;

Attendance in the NBN Annual Leadership Summit, and the Congressional visits;

Attendance in the Leadership Training University, National Annual Meetings, and International Conferences;

NYS Conventions and Excellent Training Sessions and State Competitions (ID: Speak Up, Write Up and Debate Trainings and Competitions).


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2018 Eastern Institute under the Chairmanship of JCI Sen. Jeff Lank. JCI State Organizations include: Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware and New York.


The State organization with its highly pro-active chapters is proud of the following membership engagements:

World President Marc Brian Lim Visitation and Local Presidents Chapters Meet Up; U.S. Chapter Development Neil Fitzgerald Visitation, including Youth Meet Up in the Bronx; NVP Nock Visit; Participation of local chapter members, officers and the State Officers at the Eastern Institute Convention, the JCI Amerada in Nazareth, NY; at the National and International events such as the Leadership Training University, Myrtle Beach National Convention, Annual Meeting in Denver, Conference of the Americas.

JCI Ireland National Convention; Visitations from various international chapters from the Philippines, Hong Kong, France, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada etc.; Community Engagements and Participation in local chapters activities i.e., World Clean-Up chapter projects; Ongoing 70+% Membership Retention rate.

Beyond the major focus of the team, the state organization also accomplished the following: Launching of new website and online administrative tools, Digital assets and Social Media; TOYA Submissions; CLC and Active Citizens Framework Sessions; By-Laws Drafts for Amendments by BOD; fund-raisings for NBN campaign and NYS Y/E Convention; Membership Recruitment Presidential Challenge “I Commit to FIVE; “P.E.O.P.L.E Excelsior (Interesting features on People, Events, Opportunities, Partnerships and Leadership/Membership engagement) on social media related to membership interest and benefit.

State President (SP) Stevenson with few members has had opportunities in supporting and participating In-chapter levels activities, i.e., Induction Ceremonies, Halloween parties, General Membership Meetings, Elections, Membership Events/Gatherings, and Fund-raisings.

JCI branding was further enhanced by attendance of SP Stevenson to various community events like the Asian-American Vote Advocacy, Man-Up Campaign, and various events at the United Nations; from attendance to NASA launches in New York City, to attendance to Launching of Womensphere Innovation Lab & NASA Space Apps NYC; to meeting with some of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers and Young Global Leaders, Innovation and Media fora, Business and Leadership fora for Young Professionals, etc.


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2018 Global Partnership Summit NYC Social being hosted and organized by JCI New York State attended by more than 200 guests; Awarded lifetime awards to NSJC Gov. Joe Valdez, NSJC Gov. Margaret Quimosing and NSJC Gov. Zultan Bermudez.


SP Stevenson was also the main feature on Fil-Am Who’s Who Magazine Dec. 2018 issue with a circulation in the NY Tri-State areas.

E x c e l s I o r! A Year in Review - Convention Speakers:

2017 Year-End Convention Speakers:

JCI Sen. Jeff Lank - Seahorse Coaching L.L.C. (Leadership Essentials, Foundations, JCI Leadership); JCI Sen. Scott Kingsley - Saratoga County Republican Committee Member (The Parliamentary Conduct of Business); JCI Sen. Kim Lambert (Active Citizens Framework, Community and Social Impact); Karina Tineo (Project Evaluation and Assessment/Project Management Guide); Mark Smukler - Founder and CEO of Bixby Business Hour (Owning Your Own Business/ Owning a $5M Business); Ferlie Almonte - Global Resilience Leader -Individual Development Hour (Power Image, Mindset, and Confidence in Communication)

NYSJC 1st Trimester Convention Speakers:

JCI Sen. Mark Napierkowski (Outdoor Team Dynamics); NYSJC Gov. Cathryn Preston (Conflict Resolution and ID Competitions); NYSJC Gov. Krista Shafer-Vazquez (By Laws Discussion); JCI Sen. Richie Rillera

(The Behaviors of a Functional Team - A Workshop by Richard Rillera); JCI Sen. Scott Kingsley - Saratoga County Republican Committee Member (Fundamentals of Debate and A Workshop); Stevenson Van Derodar, 88th JCI New York State President (Strategies for Local Chapter Growth).

NYSJC 2nd Trimester October Elections Convention Speakers:

Crispin Bottomley, 2018 National Executive Vice President, JCI Canada (JCI and its International Affairs Scope); JCI Sen. Scott Kingsley - Saratoga County Republican Committee Member (2019/Future Local and State Officers’ Workshop and Training); JCI Sen. Donna Quigley(Balancing Budgets and Organizational Funds).


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New Chapter Extension — JCI Manhattan under the leadership of Founding President Cecile Duyungco.


2017 Year-End Convention Speaker:

JCI Sen. Scott Kingsley - Saratoga County Republican Committee Member (The Parliamentary Conduct of Business)

2017 Year-End Convention Speaker:

JCI Sen. Kim Lambert (Active Citizens Framework, Community and Social Impact)

2017 Year-End Convention Speaker:

Karina Tineo (Project Evaluation and Assessment; Project Management Guide)

2017 Year-End Convention Speaker:

Mark Smukler - Founder and CEO of Bixby

Business Hour (Owning Your Own Business/ Owning a $5M Business)

2017 Year-End Convention Speaker:

Ferlie Almonte - Global Resilience Leader (Individual Development Hour (Power Image, Mindset, and Confidence in Communication)


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About 40 delegates representing more than 20 National Organization Members (Switzerland, UK, India, Hong Kong, Niger, Germany, Scotland, Brazil, France, Antilles, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Iceland, Australia, Catalan, USA, Belgium, Finland, Zimbabwe, etc.) participated in the Community Activity in the Bronx on “JCI New York State Uplifts the Homeless NYers” in partnership with People Unique Services Inc and JCI Harlem Pre-Launched.


NYSJC 1st Trimester Convention Speaker:

(Outdoor Team Dynamics) (JCI Sen. Mark Napierkowski

NYSJC 1st Trimester Convention Speaker:

(Conflict Resolution and ID Competitions)(NYSJC Gov. Cathryn Preston

NYSJC 1st Trimester Convention Speaker:

(By Laws Discussion)(NYSJC Gov. Krista Shafer-Vazquez

NYSJC 1st Trimester Convention Speaker:

JCI Sen. Richie Rillera (The Behaviors of a Functional Team (A Workshop by Richard Rillera)

NYSJC 1st Trimester Convention Speaker:

(Fundamentals of Debate and A Workshop)

“JCI NEW YORK STATE 2018 will best be remembered by its Impact.”

We are grateful and thank the Team 2018 Executive Team, its Board of Advisers, Program Managers, our local chapters: Batavia Area Jaycees, Buffalo Jaycees, JCI Saratoga Springs, Liverpool Jaycees, JCI Orchard Park, JCI Manhattan, JCI New York City, JCI Long Island, JCI Queens, JCI Philippine-New York, JCI Philippine New York Youth and JCI Harlem Pre-launched and all our community partners 2018 and the Fil-Am Press for making this year possible.


“Nothing is Impossible, Excelsior, 2018”



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Peace is Possible Inter-Organizational Rally in September 2018 organized by JCI New York State and local chapters. Several organizations represented and joined the gathering, including the current Fil-Am Press Club of New York President Marivir Montebon.

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