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2013-2014 BOARD

Carol          PRESIDENT

Carole Harlan, #44468

Home (302) 743-1360


Cannelongo-Mahaney #58562

Home (302) 836-1576



Randolph (Randy) K Manship
Home:   (302) 684-3869
Work:   (302) 945-0187
Work Fax: (302) 945-0975 


Richard (Dick)  Howell #30268

Home:   (302) 764-8439
Fax:    (302) 764-8439


Lee's photo              SECRETARY

Lee Derr

Home: (302) 999-1359 

Dave's photo        WEBMASTER

Dave Mackenzie

Home: (302) 478-5615 



Being the highest individual honor in our organization, the JCI Senatorship is an award recognized throughout the world for persons who have made substantial contributions toward furthering the philosophy and beliefs of Jaycees. It is presented to the exceptional member or past member who has distinguished him or herself in many ways through outstanding service on a local, state or national level over an extended period of time. Senatorships are restricted to members or past members of at least five years standing (dues paid).

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Upcoming Events

WHAT: Let’s get together! Summer is a good time to catch up with friends, both old and new! Our summer social will be a crab-eating good time, lots of crabs and beverages to be had.

WHEN: Saturday, August 2nd Where: JP’s Wharf 201 Hubbard Ave Frederica, De 19946 Website: Map:

TIME: 2:00pm until you get tired of eating! Cost: The Senate will provide appetizers for each table. Each person will be responsible for the cost of their main meal. For you land-lubbers, the menu offers choices of chicken or beef!

RSVP BY: July 31st

Upcoming National & Regional Events

USJCI Senate Fall Board Meeting, Gettysburg, PA, September 25-28, 2014 Click here for registration form

Past Events

MAI Conference in Grand Island, NY

Here we are, back in the small wonder state, after venturing out to New York for the 2014 MAI Conference! The New York Senate hosted a fun-filled weekend and what a weekend we had! Eleven of us made the journey, and all had a great time. We made some group side trips on our own, some going over the border to Canada to see Niagara Falls and the wineries, and some staying in the states to see the falls from the American side and the casino. Others just doing their own thing… but the consensus was that everything was grand in Grand Island, NY! The highlight of the weekend came at the dinner on Saturday night, when our own Dick Howell was presented with the Dick Thomas Memorial Award for Outstanding Treasurer for Region II. We all know that he is a great treasurer, and has served us well for many, many years. But it is fantastic to have him honored for a job well done. Congratulations, Dick!

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Winter Board Meeting in Cocoa Beach FL!

We were well represented by Regina Cannelongo-Mahaney. She was there to accept the Presidential Sweepstakes Award for First Place in the Second Quarter! What an honor for our little state!

Delaware Jaycees State Convention

The Delaware JCI Senate continued the tradition of Return the Favor by helping the Delaware Jaycees State at their State Convention. We were joined by Jackie Grim, Region II Vice President, who helped us with judging for the state level Speak Up and Write Up competitions. Also, she and Patrick Mahaney participated in a debate against the Delaware Jaycees. They did not win (but in our hearts they did!). Senators attending: Carole Harlan, Regina Cannelongo-Mahaney, Patrick Mahaney, Lee Derr, Dave Parag (and spouse Judy), Dick Howell, Jeff Lank, Tina Macko, Steve Bufflap, and Mark Oller. A great day for fellowship and helping our Delaware Jaycees, and being with new as well as old friends.


The promise of spring made us turn our thoughts to a Spring Social. Eleven Senators and friends braved the threatening weather and traveled to New Jersey on March 2nd, to see “Spamalot”, presented at the Collingswood Community Theatre. What a very funny show indeed! We all laughed so hard! NJ Senator Terry Seely was part of the very talented cast. Senators attending were Carole Harlan, Regina Cannelongo-Mahaney, Patrick Mahaney, Lee Derr, Dick Howell, Jeff Lank, Tina Macko, Sandy Kolodner, and Hank Kolodner. We were also joined by New Jersey Senate President Bob Friedlander and his wife Helen, Marcia Sheppard, and Shelby Wells. After the show, we all had dinner at a local Italian Restaurant. Another successful and happy day!



Our Membership Meeting was held on November 26th, and we had some very special guests! We were much honored to have National JCI President Larry Bohn and First Lady Ronnie Bohn in our fair state just for our meeting. Larry and Ronnie had just returned from Rio, and told us stories about their travels. It was really a great opportunity getting to know them better, and for him to see how the Delaware JCI Senate is still active, not only with their functions, but also in the activities of the Delaware Jaycees.

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The 50th Annual Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade was held on Saturday, November 30th in downtown Wilmington. The temperatures were chilly but the entertainment was lively and fun. Children, young and old, enjoyed the floats, antique cars, community groups, fire and police groups, cartoon characters, and large helium balloons. Of course, the star of the show is always Santa Claus, and elves collected "Letters to Santa" which will be answered by the Jaycees. Senator Mark A. Oller served as the Parade Director and Producer. Mark has been in this role since 2008 when he took over for long-time Director and fellow Senator, Larry Green. In addition to Mark and Larry, the following Senators were also on hand to help: Patrick Mahaney, Dave Mackenzie, Jeff Lank, Tina Macko, Bob Prost, and Chris Bell.


On December 7th, a small group of Delaware JCI Senators traveled to Mechanicsburg, PA for the Annual PA/MD Holiday Party. Senators Melanie Angotti, Regina and Patrick Mahaney, and Carole Harlan joined the many Senators at the party, seeing old friends and making new ones. We had a wonderful time! We hope that next year, we will be invited once again, and that more Delaware JCI Senators will join us!

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The Delaware JCI Senate continued the tradition of Return the Favor by helping the Wilmington Jaycees with their annual project, “Letters to Santa”. Delaware JCI Senate President Carole Harlan, along with Wilmington Jaycees Past President Ann Weiford and past member Judy Parag ( and wife of Senator Dave Parag), joined the Wilmington Jaycees at their clubhouse to answer the many letters, written by children, and collected at the parade. Each child received a handwritten response to their letter.


We capped off the year 2013 by having our Annual Holiday Social, which was hosted by Chairman of the Board Randy Manship and his lovely wife Sharlene. While snow had been predicted and threatened to keep us at home, nineteen Delaware JCI Senators and spouses braved a storm (that never came!) and partied at the Manship’s. Lots of food to be had, cameras flashed to record the occasion, and great fellowship all around.

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Attending the event were:

Randy and Sharlene Manship
Carole Harlan
Dick Howell
Regina and Patrick Mahaney
Tom Faulkner
Dave Mackenzie
Lee Derr
Kevin and Nancy Burdette
Larry and Joanne Green
Steve Stallone and son Mark
Bob Outten


Regina Cannelongo-Mahaney, Sandy Kolodner and Carole Harlan also helped the MD JCI Senate with manpower for the Winefest on September 27th. Regina and Carole manned the exits, making sure that everyone leaving safely (no full glasses of wine!). Sandy helped out at the entrance booth. It wasn’t all work and no play, though. We did get to stroll the grounds and sample some very tasty vintages! It was a lovely day, and one I am sure we will repeat.

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On Saturday, September 7th, the MD JCI Senate hosted their Annual Crab Feed. Attending from the Delaware JCI Senate was Carole Harlan, Regina Cannelongo-Mahaney, Patrick Mahaney, Sandy Kolodner, and Hank Kolodner. What a fabulous time we had! Definitely worth the trip. It was great seeing old friends and making some new ones. If you haven’t been to one yet, you should plan on it next year. Fair warning, though…all first-timers are required to kiss the crab!

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In August, we had our Summer Social, this time cracking a few crustaceans at Boondocks Restaurant. Boy, it really was out in the boondocks! We were 27 strong, including Senators and spouses and family members, and three senators that we don’t get to see very often. We spent several hours together, laughing, chatting and having some great food. Looks like this may just become our annual summer activity! Attending the event were: Carole Harlan, Dick Howell, Regina and Patrick Mahaney, Randy and Shar Manship, Steve, Lynn, and Mark Stallone, Larry and Joanne Green, April DiBenedictus, Kevin and Nancy Burdette, Tom Faulkner, Keith Pierce and Mary Vance, Lee Derr, Steve and Peggy Tracy, Paul Betts, Bob Outten, Walt and Marbeth Szczerban (and his son and girlfriend), Steve Bufflap

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West Virginia JCI Senate Steak Fry

Regina Cannelongo-Mahaney and Patrick Mahaney, along with grandson Nicholas attended the West Virginia JCI Senate annual Steak Fry at the home of JoAnn and Konrad Melkus on August 9 and 10. The weekend started with a dinner out on Friday evening with a few JCI Senate friends along with National President Larry Bohn and First Lady Ronnie Bohn at a local restaurant called the Mountaineer Family Restaurant in Clarksburg, WV. The following day of the Steak Fry, the weather could not have been more perfect. The food and JCI Senate friends were abundant!!! Many thanks to JoAnn & Konrad for their hospitality, and many thanks to all who kept Nicholas entertained while Pop-Pop played golf and Mom-Mom talked Senate business.

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Middletown Jaycees Fourth of July Parade 2013

Although some of the parade participants dropped out at the last minute with the threat of bad weather, the parade turned out to be a big success. The streets were crowded as the sun peaked through and parade went off without a problem. The Delaware Senate again Returned the Favor by being there in force to help with this project. At the last minute, Sandy Kolodner's grandson JahMarre Woodyard was asked to help carry the banner for the Everett Theater in the parade, and Jeff Lank asked Regina Cannelongo-Mahaney to march in the parade, along with 3 active Delaware Jaycees, and hand out flyers about joining the Middletown Jaycees.

Those Senators in attendance were:

Carole Harlan
Regina Cannelongo-Mahaney
Patrick Mahaney
Harry Kolodner
Sandy Kolodner and grandson JahMarre Woodyard
April DeBenedictis and granddaughter Jordan DeBenedictis
Lee Derr
Dick Howell
Tina Macko (Coordinator of the Parade)
Jeff Lank

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2013 DFRC 58th Annual Blue/Gold All Star Football Game

The 58th annual DFRC Blue/Gold Game was held on June 22d. and as usual the DE JCI Senate was out in force. The Jaycees have been associated with the game every year since its inception, and the DE JCI Senate has a proud history of manning their own booth at the concession stands.

This letter was received as a thank you for all those who participated in this event:

“Hey everyone! Thank you very much for assisting at this year’s Blue/Gold game. Without your assistance, the DFRC would not be able to raise much needed funds for support of programs that enrich the lives of hundreds of children and Delawareans of all ages with intellectual disabilities.

The Jaycees provided over 50 volunteers at the 4 stands, the Family Fun Zone, and in the kitchen! No matter if you were there 2 hours or 10 hours – your help was so incredibly valuable to further the DFRC’s mission, and they could not do this without the Jaycees being there.

Special Thanks go to those from the Cecil County Jaycees – Cia & Eric Marshall, their family and exchange student who had just arrived from overseas the day before! They cooked the first batch of 1,000 hot dogs that were obviously so delicious we depleted them before halftime! Also, thanks to Carole Harlan for recruiting, coordinating and running the Senator’s stand; Sandy Domalewski & Abbie Uhler for running the New Castle Stand, and Mark Oller & Alex Mili for running the Wilmington Stand. Tina Macko & Candace Checchi also deserve a round of thanks for opening an additional stand on the East side of the stadium mid-game. And we can’t forget Kelly Kershaw & Dominic Hanna for holding down the Family Fun Zone before the game!

Honestly – I should be able to print every one of your names here for the assistance you provided. Every single thing that is done – from gathering ice to pouring sodas to wrapping hot dogs and burgers, is crucial to ensuring the fans have a fantastic experience.

Remember too…what we are doing for free normally involves several hours of training, which is all the more commendable that we can do this successfully with just a few emails asking you to volunteer…and even more so considering we’re dealing with unfamiliar equipment! High praise has also gone out to Brandon Miller, the facilities manager at the U of D. He’s the guy that I contact whenever you notify me of an issue in the concession stands. His team responded so quickly that there wasn’t a single occasion where I was notified more than once about an incident!

Jeff Taylor”

Participating this year were:

Carole Harlan #44468, and granddaughter Claudia Morse
Dick Howell #30268
Regina Cannelongo-Mahaney #58562
Patrick Mahaney #51255
April DeBenedictus #43936 , granddaughter Jordan and her friend Logan Rogers
Steve Stallone #54362 and son Mark
Steve Bufflap #70327
Lee Derr #37138
Larry Green #27324 and wife Joanne
Keith Pierce #71519 and Mary Vane
Randy Manship #61952 and wife Sharlene
Jeff Lank #69262

Also in attendance in areas other than the concession booth:

Tina Macko #67684
Paul Betts #44675
Colleen Ostafy #54277

Mark A. Oller, #67105

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2013 JCI Senate National Convention

The USJCI Senate National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, was held on June 17-20. Those in attendance were Regina Cannelongo-Mahaney along with Harry & Sandy Kolodner. Our newly elected National President is Larry Bohn from Maryland. One award was presented to Patrick Mahaney by the Foundation at the Bronze Level for his continued support. Sandy Kolodner & Regina Cannelongo-Mahaney will serve as Co-Chairs of the Region Party at National Convention in Baltimore in June 2014

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Please welcome our newest Delaware Senator Keith Pierce #71519, formerly from the Talleyville Jaycees. He was honored on Monday, November 26, 2012, at a special ceremony at Cafe Riviera in Talleyville, DE. See photo for all the Senators in attendance. We wish Keith the best and hope he will become an active member of our Senate organization.


Front Row: Ken Howell, Galen Keene, Keith Pierce, Walt Szczerban, Lee Derr, Steve Stallone
Second Row: Tina Macko, Dave Mackenzie, Carole Harlan, Bob Prost, Larry Green, Tom Faulkner, April DeBenedictis, Regina Cannelongo-Mahaney
Third Row: Jeff Lank, Dick Howell, Patrick Mahaney
, Randy Manship, Jim Farley

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Shirts can be purchased at any location of your choosing (JC Penney store or catalog has the best selection of colors). Monograms by Trish in Bear, Delaware, (phone 838-0600) has our Senate logo information and does the embroidery of the logo with your name and Senate number.


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We Believe:

That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;

That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;

That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise;

That government should be of laws rather than of men;

That earth's great treasure lies in human personality;

And that service to humanity is the best work of life.

History of our Creed

Written by C. William Brownfield in 1946, the year 1996 was the golden
anniversary of the Jaycee Creed. Adopted by the US Jaycees and Jaycees
International, this simple statement of beliefs unites Jaycees around the
world in a bond of friendship and purpose. These 65 words have become the
third most important document in the lives of many, many people worldwide.


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