Locally, we have had an increasing impact on the community of Mobile through
such projects as working with city officials to begin a therapeutic playground for handicapped children (1978), raising nearly
$1200 to benefit the University of South Alabama's efforts to build a Cancer Research Center, and providing a $1000 leadership
scholarship to a deserving high school senior (1982).
The fiscal year 1984-85 brought many changes to Jayceettes locally, statewide,
and nationally. Due to the June 1984 Supreme Court ruling allowing women to join the Jaycees, our state and national Jaycee
women organizations voted at their 1985 conventions to disband. Several options were open to the local clubs. Some chapters
disbanded totally, others joined their local Jaycee clubs, but we determined it was in our best interest to remain a separate
In 1986, the club raised the annual leadership Scholarship to $1500. It also
tried to raise awareness of the USAMC Cancer Treatment Center and its patient house as well as beginning monthly visits to
the Pediatric Unit of the Mobile Infirmary Medical Center.
In 1987, the Jayceettes held their first annual Silent Auction raising $6500
for the USA Radiation Therapy Support Project. The chapter also added two more organizations to their list of charitable causes:
University of South Alabama Children's and Women's Hospital to which they donated $3000 to refurbish a pediatric room, and
the YMCA which desperately needed help transporting their day care students. The club generously donated $1000.
In 1988, after many hours of serious deliberation, the Mobile Jayceettes decided
to continue to remain a separate organization from the Mobile Jaycees. However, in order to remain a separate organization,
it became necessary to change the club's name. The Young Women's Civic Club was adopted, and has remained intact to date.