Have you heard about us? We’ve been here quite a while, but not everyone in town knows us. The Jordan Commercial Club was established more than 100 years ago to serve the Jordan community. Our club is made up of about 50 members of the Jordan community and surrounding area.
What is the Commercial Club? Well, you sort of need to get involved to fully understand it. In 1922, John Casey, then the editor of the Jordan Independent, wrote:
“In the case of towns, the Commercial Club is the deliberative body that most frequently spurs to action. There the business and farm interests of the community can get together, make suggestions, thresh out ideas, reject the visionary, the impossible or the impracticable in a good natured way and by the combined counsel and wisdom of many wise heads do something. That’s it. Do Something.”
95 years later…how does our club still do this? We meet at 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month, have a beverage or two for the first hour, are served dinner (included in our annual fee), and then have an informative speaker relative to us Jordanites. Our meetings usually last until about 8 p.m. and are a great way to meet others in the Jordan community, as well as rub shoulders with our local leaders. We’re not quite a chamber of commerce, not a local government meeting, and not strictly a social event. We are a gathering of people with varying roles across the community, regular joes on up, who like to discuss and implement ways to make the Jordan community a better place to live, work and play.
We have some fun events coming up. We hope you’ll consider joining us sometime, or even becoming a member. No need to own a local business or hold a public office, we’re about our community and anyone can join.