Senator Arthuro was the founder of JCI Dutch Caribbean, JCI Willemstad and JCI Aruba. He was a gentleman who through his efforts to present opportunities to the young people made it happen that many youngsters became great leaders, effective managers, politicians and officials on local, national and international levels.
We feel it as our obligation to share with you the very small part of the history of the of the Founding of Jaycees (JCI).
JCI Senator Tula Jesurun encountered a JCI Member from Wilmington Delaware, who directed him to the Headquarters of JCI (at that time in Miami Beach, Florida).
Through the enthusiasm of the then Secretary General of JCI, the needed information got to Curaçao and which formation was used to get a group of young men, who were eager and willing to develop themselves and together with him enter into this fantastic and beautiful Leadership Training and Community Development Organization: Junior Chamber International (JCI).
The Jaycee movement was founded on February 21 of 1961 in Curaçao leaded by the first President, the late JCI Senator Johnny Mauricio Jr., followed by the Aruba Jaycees (nowadays JCI Aruba). In November 1961 JCI Senator Arturo Jesurun with all the then young men took on the challenge and made it possible for the delegation to become integrated into the international ranks at the World Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
JCI Senator Arthuro “Tula” Jesurun became the 1961/1962 President of The Netherlands Antilles Jaycees, nowadays JCI Dutch Caribbean.
Although JCI Senator Tula Jesurun left us, we know that he is now united with His Creator, and his grateful memories will remain in our hearts.
May God give JCI Senator Arthuro “Tula” Jesurun eternal rest and may his soul rest in peace.