Cooperstown Jaycees

In March of 1964, a delegation of Jaycees from Fargo met with a group of young men at the Windsor Hotel with the purpose of organizing a chapter in Cooperstown.

Ernest Walde, Charles Turnquist, Harvey Hochhalter and Jerry Lyngby were the chapter's first officers.

The Cooperstown Jaycees were incorporated by the State of North Dakota April 13, 1964.  The purpose of the organization was to involve the efforts of young men between the ages of 21-35 in the community to promote the welfare of the community and its citizens.  The efforts of the young men would provide membership training in leadership to better their understanding and usefulness as citizens.

In the past 17 years, the Jaycees have donated thousands of dollars and man-hours to worthwhile community projects.

Source: Cooperstown, North Dakota 1882-1982 Centennial Page 234

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