Actualités — December 04, 2002
JCI Headquarters Groundbreaking Ceremony?A Historic Moment!
JCI President Salvi Batlle, 2003 JCI President-Elect Bruce Rector, JCI Board of Directors members, JCI Foundation Board members, other high-ranking current, past and future JCI officers, and many enthusiastic members attended the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the new JCI Headquarters building. Several Chesterfield City officials and Missouri State representatives also took part in the event.
This momentous ceremony took place right after the JCI World Congress in Las Vegas at the new JCI Headquarters site in Chesterfield, on Saturday, November 30, 2002, at 4:00 p.m. Many JCI World Congress delegates were able to participate by scheduling a Las Vegas-St. Louis connection when making their congress traveling plans. Plans and Design for the New Headquarters Architect Rod Callies presented plans and a design for the new Headquarters in Chesterfield during the 2002 Midyear Executive Committee Meeting. He reported the cost would be approximately $150 per square foot. His 10,000-square feet design was well received by the Executive Committee. The design will combine modern features with a ?Mission-Inn? look, which will harmonize with the architecture of the area. The Executive Committee assigned Immediate Past President Georges Bouverat the task of administering the construction of the new JCI Headquarters. A Building for the Future The new JCI Headquarters building will serve members for many years in the new millennium. Thanks to its elegance and simplicity, combined with its modern features and its ?Mission-Inn? look, the building will become a hospitable and functional home for JCI.