The Savannah Jaycees have planned an event for Tuesday that they hope will lead to a new chapter of the civic organization based in Statesboro.
The event is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. at Gnat's Landing, 470 S. Main St.
The organization says it is for people ages 21-40 who seek to network, positively impact the community and make lifelong friends.
"We are very excited about expanding into the Statesboro area," said Sarah Westberry of Wells Fargo Business Banking and the president of the Savannah Jaycees. "It is important for the Jaycees to have a presence in Statesboro because young businessmen and women need to be involved in their community, and they need a network of like-minded people to create positive change."
There once was a Statesboro Jaycees chapter, and prominent business professionals in Statesboro have benefitted from their involvement.
"As a former member of the Statesboro Jaycees, I would advocate the formation of a chapter again in the Statesboro area and would recommend membership in that chapter to those individuals in that eligible age group," said Julian I. Deal, a retired certified public accountant. "Many of the leaders in our community for the last three or four decades would credit their membership in the Jaycees organization to providing leadership opportunities that enabled them to succeed in all their life experiences."