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"Virginia Gentlemen" and the Corps logo are trade marks of the A. Smith Bowman Distillery, Inc., and are used with their kind permission. We greatly appreciate their support.

WHO WE ARE....

The Corps of Virginia Gentlemen, founded in 1984, is an affiliate organization of the Virginia Jaycees. Our purpose is to raise funds for Camp Virginia Jaycee, a summer camp for Virginia's mentally retarded citizens, located near Roanoke, Virginia. Since its inception, the colonels of the Corps have raised over $90,000 for Camp Virginia.

The Corps' fundraising occurs at its four yearly meetings, held Friday night of each Virginia Jaycees' state meeting. Fundraising is primarily in the form of fines, levied by the Corps' chief executive officer, the Supreme Commander, who wields absolute, unquestioned power at Corps meetings. Colonels of the Corps who have violated Corps protocol or who have otherwise infuriated the Supreme Commander are held financially accountable for their misdeeds. And yet, they keep lining up to get into the meetings, knowing they're going to be subjected to verbal abuse while having their pockets picked clean by roving packs of jackals known as Sergeants-at-Arms.