MCJROTC Boosters Inc dba Venice High School Marine Corp Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp
VENICE FL 34285-2632
The mission of the Venice High School (VHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) Booster organization is to support the program objectives of the Marine Corp instructors,  by raising funds and providing volunteer assistance where needed for program execution.
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair President Jacqueline Massey-Hughes
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Organization DBA
Venice High School Marine Corp Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2009
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes July 2018
State Registration Yes July 2019
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
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Other Documents
State RegistrationView
Impact Statement
The VHS MCJROTC Precision Drill and Color Guard team performs in a variety of public school,  and community wide events each year. In 2013, this team  won the State of Florida JROTC Color Guard championship. In 2015, more than 30 color guard ceremonies were provided for community businesses  and organizations.
The Marksmanship team ranks as the number one team in the district championships.  The goal is to improve the team's competitiveness,  and qualify for state and national competition events.
The Raiders is an adventuring team that trains in field skills and physical fitness proficiency. This team also competes in district, regional, and state events. This team won the "novice class" Florida state orienteering championship last year, and this year the team earned the junior varsity trophy for the state of Florida.
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) program offered by the National Flight Academy is a program offered to VHS MCJROTC candidates. Each of the past two summers has seen a cohort of cadets benefitting from leadership and learning opportunities through this program.
Needs Statement

To construct a world class obstacle course at Venice High School to be utilized by the cadets, as well as other sports teams at the high school - $150,000

To purchase digital scoring systems for the marksmanship team - $15,000
To  provide scholarships to cadets to attend various Leadership Academies during summer break - $12,000
Background Statement
The Venice High School (VHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) is the oldest Marine Corps sponsored JROTC program in the state of Florida. The VHS program began in 1969 when the Kentucky Military Institute closed its Venice school, and relocated to Kentucky.
The VHS MCJROTC program is not a recruiting station, nor does it obligate a cadet to military service. Should a cadet choose to enter military service, however, instruction in MCJROTC curriculum may improve his or her success and progression opportunities. 
The VHS MCJROTC program is an elective education in leadership and citizenship. Student cadets earn 0.5 credits for each semester of study, and receive community service credit hours for participating in various community wide events. Instructors emphasize  team work when executing  classroom and field curriculum. Many cadets experience, for the first time, camaraderie that  develops when focusing on the mission, the needs of the team, and support in their community - Semper Fidelis.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments From Venice, Fl: North to Osprey, Fl: East to North Port, Fl: and South within the Sarasota County portion of Englewood, Fl.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type Youth Development
Tertiary Org Type Youth Development
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
It has been said, "children are our future, and that it takes a village to raise them." While a quality education is essential, curriculum offering additional instruction in leadership, respect, and citizenship improve the odds for a child's success. In order to be part of this village, I contribute my time and energy to insure our cadets realizes these benefits.
The Sarasota County Public School System does not fund JROTC programs. Operating  expenses are met by Booster fund raising efforts, and annual Marine Corps contribution. The Marine Corps contribution meets approximately 40% of operating expenses.
On behalf of the VHS MCJROTC instructors, cadets, and Boosters thank you for your interest, consideration, and support.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
Description Precision Drill including Color Guard, Marksmanship, and Raiders teams  compete against other JROTC programs within the school district, and at state and national venues. 
Budget $10,000
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success Achieving award winning success in state and national competitions.
Long Term Success By training and competing against other JROTC programs,  team members learn self discipline, focus, problem solving, and physical fitness. Graded competition measures the progress of teams and individual team members.      
Program Success Monitoring Performance of competition teams and individual team members is graded by senior JROTC instructors. Performance comparison against other JROTC teams identifies areas of strength and weakness. 
Program Success Examples The 2013-2014 Precision Drill and Color Guard team achieved first place honors in the State of Florida championships.
Description Selected students volunteer to participate in activities designed to test their team work physical fitness, and problem solving skills. The duration of these camps vary from one to five days. 
Budget $10,000
Category Education, General/Other Educational Assessment & Evaluation
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success These leadership camps are exciting, and enable student to learn while having fun. Successes and failures experienced by student are immediately recognized, and are used by instructors as "teaching moments".
Long Term Success Student learn the value of team work and self discipline. while participating in various physical and mental challenges. 
Program Success Monitoring Program success is measured by the student completion of the physical and mental challenges. End of camp feedback from students and chaperones is used for future planning.
Program Success Examples The number of students volunteering to participate in leadership camps is measured.
Description This science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) immersion program is located at the National Fight Academy in Pensacola, Florida. Students report aboard the USS Ambition where for six days they eat in a ship's galley, sleep in berthing bunks, and work from 0600-2100 in an environment full of the sights, sounds, and smells of an aircraft carrier at sea. Student teams work and rotate through shipboard activities solving problems typically found in or on the Operations, Intelligence, and Emergency Response Centers, flight decks, flight simulators, and aircraft hangers,  While in Pensacola,  students also visit the National Museum of Naval Aviation,  and the Navy Blue Angels squadron.
Budget $4,000
Category Science & Technology, General/Other Engineering & Technology
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success Participation in this program may help a student determine their short and long term goals.
Long Term Success This program platform provides a fun and exciting environment for a student to learn by applying what they know, new things they learn,  and  sharing ideas.  
Program Success Monitoring Instructor and student reporting and evaluation will determine success.
Program Success Examples This program is new to to the VHS MCJROTC curriculum.
Description Students volunteer within their community for a variety of events and activities. This volunteerism is supported by our program through the organization of volunteer chaperones and any services needed for successful completion of these activities.
Budget $1,000
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Citizenship
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) General/Unspecified General/Unspecified
Short Term Success Each student volunteers for at least 10 hours of community service locally. This volunteerism benefits not only the students through their understanding of the connection between service and community, but also the organizations they assist.
Long Term Success Students gain a commitment to community and service that increases the likelihood of their continued support and service of their communities as they enter adulthood.
Program Success Monitoring Volunteer hours are tracked and recorded for each student. This allows the student to track his or her progress throughout the year. The majority of students within this program far surpass the required volunteer hours, typically giving more than 30 hours of their time to volunteerism each year. It is this dedication to community we foster through our program.
Program Success Examples A marked example of this service mentality is the student who was not sure how or where to contribute through volunteerism to his community. Through the guidance of MCJROTC he completed his junior year at VHS having already completed 130 hours of service, and he still has a year to go!
Program Comments by Organization Raising the funds to meet annual program objectives is an on going challenge. Identifying fund raising opportunities where student cadets can participate in the process and earn funding support is preferred.   
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 6
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Management Comments by Organization
Multi-Media Comments by Organization
Board Chair
Board Chair President Jacqueline Massey-Hughes
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term Aug 2017 to July 2018
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Treasurer Richard Kerkering Community Volunteer
Unit Commander Dean Krom MCJROTC Senior Instructor
President Jacqueline Massey-Hughes Community Volunteer
Secretary Susan Olsson Community Volunteer
Military Instructor Frank Troxell MCJROTC Instructor
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 3
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Board Meeting Attendance % 88
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 50
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Governance Comments by Organization
Decreased parent participation poses challenges for this board. Plans are being made to introduce new and returning parents to opportunities through an introductory and social event at the start of next school year. There are a few parents and other adults who are very engaged and passionate about helping students succeed, sharing that passion and energy is a goal for the upcoming year.
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Aug
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2017
Tax Year End Month July
Tax Year End Day 31
Tax Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $25,000.00
Projected Expenses $25,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$32,941$19,455$10,323
Administration Expense$2,600$839$0
Fundraising Expense$8,915$192$12,081
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.141.011.05
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%95%46%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue19%1%51%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$0$7,748$7,593
Current Assets$0$7,748$7,593
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$7,748$7,593
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $27,558Fundraising $10,789Golf Tournament $12,067
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $20,307Contributions, gifts, grants $7,207Venice Sharks Tooth Festival $3,700
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGeedunk $1,478Geedunk $2,029Skittle Sales $3,533
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets--0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from unaudited compilations. Financial information for 2016 covers the period 8/1/15 - 6/21/16.  Financial information for TY 2017 covers the period 8/1/16 - 6/26/17.  Financial information covering the period 6/21/16 - 8/1/16 is not included.
Nonprofit MCJROTC Boosters Inc dba Venice High School Marine Corp Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp
Address 1 INDIAN AVE
VENICE , FL 34285 2632
Phone 941 488-6726