On Friday, Feb. 17, the Santa Monica Junior Chamber (Jaycees) will hold their 88th Annual Installation Dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Le Meridien Delfina at 530 Pico Blvd, in Santa Monica. The Master of Ceremonies will be Rob Schwenker, Publisher of the Santa Monica Daily Press. The event serves to mark the change of the Jaycees leadership, as past president Baily Hancock welcomes new president Magdalena Davis. The event also serves to honor several businesses and individuals for their service to the Santa Monica community. Honorees include General Assembly who will receive the Outstanding Community Supporter Award, and recipients for Outstanding Young Teacher, Police Officer, Firefighter and Jaycee of the Year Award will be announced.

Tickets are on sale now for $65. ($70 after Friday) and can be purchased at or Guests will enjoy cocktails, a silent auction, dinner and fun with past and present Jaycee members. For more information about the event or to donate a silent auction item, contact Jenny Rice at

The Jaycees are an open professional leadership and community service organization for young professionals age 21 – 40. The Jaycees hold monthly membership meetings generally on the first Wednesday of the month and monthly professional networking mixers generally on the last Tuesday of the month at different Santa Monica restaurants throughout the year. Membership starts at $85. per year and is not required to attend these events. All interested young professionals are encouraged to attend.

The Santa Monica Junior Chamber (Jaycees) is a non-profit leadership organization for professionals age 21 – 40. The Jaycees partner with and support several local schools and non-profits throughout the year through community service and volunteer opportunities. The Jaycees also host two large, free community events at Douglas Park each year – Peter Rabbit Day in March and Huck Finn Day in June. To learn more about the Santa Monica Jaycees, please visit

  • Submitted by Jenny Rice