The Jaycees may be the only organization in Salisbury where you can emulate the Food Network, study marine biology (with Old Bay) and even get killed… if you’re lucky! Thanks to the Individual Development Area and projects like the annual Jaycee Iron Chef competition, Crustacean Awareness Crab Feast and perennial favorite Murder Mystery Night, members learn and develop new skills, often in a fun environment.
Other chapter events such as Restaurant of the Month also fall under Individual Development. Individual Development activities have taken members aboard a boat in the Choptank River to learn about sailing, into the wilds of Assateague National Seashore for overnight camping near the beach and even to the Sharptown Firemen’s Carnival, where a handful of Jaycees have learned that winning carnival games isn’t as easy as it looks!
Several chapter members have become professional barbecue judges (yes, there really is such a thing) thanks to Individual Development. Others have learned about foods from different cultures each year thanks to international dinners and cultural awareness nights.
Travel is also a big part of Individual Development. Each year, the chapter takes day trips to places such as New York City; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Baltimore’s Inner Harbor; sporting venues and amusement parks.