CJSF

History

Founded in 1967, CJSF fosters high standards of scholarship, service and citizenship in the middle school grades. Like CSF, CJSF emphasizes service to the school and the community while fostering pride in scholastic achievement. In recent years the rapid growth of the California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) has greatly strengthened CSF.

The CJSF Seal

The CJSF Seal

CJSF students may become Honor Award Members. Those who qualify have the Honor Award seal placed on their certificate of promotion and are eligible to wear the CJSF gold pin. CJSF also sponsors an awards program. Each year, advisers nominate Honor Award members for special recognition in the CJSF Outstanding Student Award program. All nominees are recognized at their spring conferences, receiving award certificates. Those selected as recipients by regional subcommittees are presented with a $250 award and medallion, in addition to the certificate. In April, 1989, the state board of directors changed the name of the award to “The Marian Huhn Memorial Award,” in honor of Mrs. Marian Huhn, long-time CJSF adviser at St. Jeanne de Lestonnac School, Tustin, and CJSF state Registrar at the time of her death in November, 1988. The first Huhn Awards were presented at the 1990 spring regional conferences.

Membership

A new semester is in front of us and we have a few reminders for our previous members:
  • Applications are now available in the counseling office.
  • Everyone has to re-apply as current membership is based on last semester grades.
  • Deadline is Friday, February 3rd.  Please don’t forget to apply, although it seems far, it will come by faster than you realize.
  • We will still be meeting the first Friday of every month. 
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We are now inviting our 7th graders to apply.  Don’t pass up this opportunity, this is a great way to get connected to your campus and learn about community services.  It looks great on your academic résumé and opens many doors for scholarship opportunities.  Don’t be left out, come by the counseling office to pick-up an application!  If there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of the advisors Ms. Winslow or Mrs. Villaseñor.
 
CJSF Membership is based on scholarship and is gained after qualifying grades are earned each semester. In order to become a member, the student must submit an application each semester the student is eligible. A point system specified in the CJSF State By-Laws establishes the membership requirements.
 
Please see your counselor for more information.

Community Service Survey

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Officer Positions and Duties

OFFICERS

The officers shall consist of the following:

PRESIDENT

VICE PRESIDENT

TREASURER

SECRETARY

 

DUTIES

 

The PRESIDENT will have the following duties:

*To preside over meetings

*To call special meetings as needed

*To be the representative for the club

*To assist in planning the meeting agendas

*To address any violations of club rules

*To oversee community service requirements

 

 

The VICE-PRESIDENT will have the following duties:

*Serve as president if the president becomes unable to fulfill his/her duties either temporarily of permanently

*To support the president

*To assist in addressing any violations of club rules

*To help secretary prepare newsletter articles

*Assist president in overseeing community service requirements

 

 

The TREASURER will have the following duties:

*Serve as president if the president and vice-president are unable to fulfill their duties

*To maintain complete and accurate records of the club finances

*To oversee club fundraising efforts

*To assist in preparing the club budget

 

 

The SECRETARY will have the following duties:

*To maintain accurate minutes of club meetings

*To carry out all correspondence for the club

*Prepare written newsletter articles

*Assist in planning fundraisers

*Document all community service activities

 

 

Elections

 

The club will hold annual elections in the Fall of each year. Voting will take place by secret ballot. A simple majority vote determines the outcome. A special election may be called if a vacancy occurs.