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We are having our May 2019 planning meeting and invite our Senator friends to join us.

Attached please find the event registration form –KY JCI May Meeting 2019 Form

KY JCI May Meeting 2019 Form

We hope to see you there!!


Hello There!

Hello from the great Commonwealth of Kentucky

It is with mixed emotions that I write this first article of the year as the President of the Kentucky JCI Senate. I am truly blessed to be here to serve as president, and honored to do so. But I am also saddened that the Kentucky Senate had to resort to a castaway from Indiana to serve as president. I served as Indiana JCI Senate President in 2001-2002, and thought that my career serving the Senate organization was finished. But obviously God has different plans for me this year. I will work hard and travel as much as my health and work allows, and will continue the tradition of past castaways to serve the Kentucky Senate.

The theme that I chose for this year is simple: “Getting it done.” The Kentucky JCI Senate has been “getting it done” for 40+ years, and will continue to get it done this year. I am blessed to have a seasoned board with a lot of experience: Vice-President John Kelley #52591, Treasurer Jim Dulin #54018, Secretary Donna Cassell #68681, Sergeant-of-Arms Will Chester #63037, Chairman of the Board Bradford Blain #39993.

The 14th annual Bourbon Bash was the weekend of August 2nd-5th. This event is held the first weekend of August since its inception, and as past attendees can attest, is a fun experience. Visit the web site at to see the facility and get a registration form. We welcome you all with open arms and show you a fun filled weekend should you choose to visit us in the future.

Since everything is up coming, I shall not bore you with possible trips that may or not happen. So keep up the efforts to make the world a better place, and keep on getting it done!

Keith Schnell, President #43086

Kentucky JCI Senate President 2018-19

Bourbon Bash 2016 – One for the books!

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Oh my gosh!  Bourbon Bash was a blast!!! From the wine tasting on Thursday night, the bourbon tasting on Friday night, the wonderful fireworks to end the weekend, AND the fantastic food, there was something for everyone.  We also had a tour of Buffalo Trace Distillery on Saturday that was well attended, as well as individual tours around Bardstown.

If you missed it, you need to mark your calendars for the first weekend in August of next year!!!

Thanks so much to the great crew who worked from KY and elsewhere (I would miss someone if I tried to name everyone)! Thanks, also, to Will Chester for chairing the event, Cyndi Thornburg-Schnell for preparing the gift baskets, and to Jim Dulin for his awesome cooking and to his co-chef, Monty Schroeder.  You guys rock!!!

I would like to add a special thank you to my partners in crime this year: my fellow state presidents from our region: Melodie Ainsley from IL, Sherry Jones from IN, Kim Hubbell from MI, and Larry Dawson from OH; Region V VP Mike Andrews; our national officers: Admin VP – John Robinson, Treasurer – Lawrence Pittman, and our national president – Jim Mammen.  Thanks for coming and participating in ALL the fun.

Great things are happening in the KY JCI Senate!  Check us out, come join the fun, and renew old friendships.

Hope to see you soon!


P.S. Don’t forget to check our our photo gallery for photos from the bash



Kentucky Bourbon Bash

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Kentucky Senators,                                                                            

The Kentucky JCI Senate Bourbon Bash is a way for Kentucky Senators to get together every August to renew old friendships, reminisce, create new memories, and have a fun-filled weekend.  Since that first event all those years ago, the Bourbon Bash has become one of the biggest and best weekends of entertainment for us in Kentucky, Region V senators and others around the country.

I am personally inviting KY JCI Senators and past Jaycees; along with the other Kentucky Senators who have attended this event each year, to come out and join us for OUR Annual Kentucky Bourbon Bash.  For your convenience, you can click here to download the registration form.

We promise you a great time, good food, renewal of friendships, and the making of new ones. Come out and join the excitement!!

JeNie L. Altman
Senate #56150