The New Plymouth Chapter was formed c1946. While mentoring young men, the chapter organised an annual mardi gras and conducted fundraising ventures, the proceeds of which were used in community projects such as the development of children's playgrounds and other philanthropic works.
Initially a mens' organisation, women were invited to join Jaycees c1979.
The records consist of minutes of board meetings, photographs of Board members, community projects undertaken by the New Plymouth Jaycee Inc.
During the 1950s and 1960s, The New Plymouth Jaycees and Junior Chamber of Commerce (a youth group mentored by New Plymouth Jaycees) were involved in a number of community projects including construction of the Bowl of Brooklands and Zoo. Some of these projects were filmed by Malcolm McAlpine, who was a Jaycee at that time. McAlpine later gave the 8 mm film to the Jaycees as a record of their work and activities.
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Archive Contents

  Box 1

Minutes Jaycee Tea Meetings 1974 - 1975 (1 Vol)

Minutes NP Junior Chamber of Commerce 1954 - 1962 (1 vol)

  Box 2

Minutes of New Plymouth Jaycee Inc. 1962 - 1966 (1 vol)

  Box 3

Minutes of New Plymouth Jaycee Inc. 1966 - 1970 (1 vol)

  Box 4

Minutes of New Plymouth Jaycee Inc. 1972 - 79 (1 vol)

  Box 5


Project reports 1946 - 1949 (1 vol)

Project reports1968 - 1969 (1 vol)

Milk biscuit programme 1970 (1 folder)

New Zealand Neurological Foundation Appeal 1971 (1 folder)

Ball report 1974 (1 folder)

  Box 6


Centennial Beard Growing Competition 1976 (1 folder)

Top Town 1977 (1 folder)

The great New Plymouth Monkey Company 1979-80 (7 folders)

Monkey Mardi Gras 1979 (1 folder)

DVD. Copy of Films A M.G.M. presents and B Projects : New Plymouth and Taranaki Region activities.

  Box 7

Guest speakers 1971 (1 folder)

Membership Commission Meetings 1980 - 1986 (1 vol)

Jaycee Correspondence 1969 - 1970 (1 folder)

Miscellaneous certificates

Miscellaneous booklets and club rules etc. Includes Guide to new members.

  Box 8

Photographs of the New Plymouth Jaycee Board 1971 - 1986, miscellaneous certificates and photos of projects.

  Box 9

Scrapbook/album. 'Pukekura Park Project' 1950 (1 vol)

Scrapbook/album. 'Entry for Peter B Watt Award 1952. Outlines all projects undertaken during the year (1 vol)

Scrapbook 1954 - 1959 (1 vol)

Photo 5th Regional Convention of the Taranaki Junior Chamber of Commerce Inc.

  Box 10

Project Report from NPJCC, Health Committee to Board and Borough Council ' Rat Infestation'. 1948

  Box 11

Project. Brooklands Zoo: L. Alfred Eady award. Free flight cage project. 1970 - 1973.

File. New Plymouth Jaycee Trust. Correspondence and accounts. 1987 -.

  Box 12

Movie film. 6 reels of 8mm film taken around Taranaki 1950-1960

(At present there are no facilities to show the film.)

Reel A. M.G.M. presents; Action Service Education Fellowship. Regional cricket Stratford - N.P. ; Firewood project : Bingham House ; Regional Rugby ; Lime Project ; Fitzroy paddling pool ; Regional Golf. Migrated To DVD Sept. 2004

Reel B. Projects: New Plymouth and Taranaki Region activities. Migrated To DVD Sept. 2004

March 2006. Remaining four reels show the activities of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, their projects and trips away from New Plymouth. The quality of images is poor and the tapes have not been migrated to DVD.


Album. Brooklands Zoo 1964 - 65. A presentation album outlining the development and completion of the Children's Zoo at Brooklands.

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