1930 - 2nd Edition - YCW Manual

This is the table of contents of the original text of the YCW Manual drafted mainly by Cardijn.

It is taken from the Second Edition, published in 1930. The first edition was published in 1925.

In time, a translation of the Manual will hopefully be available on this site.

In the meantime, some of the original text in French is also available here.




YCW Manual


Belgian 2nd Edition, 1930


Table of Contents


FOREWORD


Outline of the Manual

Thoughts to bear in mind


PART I


The problem of young wage-earners


Chap. I – THE NUMBER OF YOUNG WAGE EARNERS


Chap. II – THE LIFE OF YOUNG WAGE EARNERS


§1 Sad results


§2 From school to work


§3 The work environment


§4 Young employees


§5 Messenger boys


§6 Rest and meals


§7 Educational environment


§8 Travel


§9 Housing


§10 Puberty crisis


§11 Lack of any training or direction


§12 Absence of control and family life


§13 Precocious freedom


§14 Leisure and entertainment


§15 Religious abandonment


§16 Scepticism and fatalism



Chap. III – THE FUTURE OF THE WORKING CLASS



Chap. IV – CATHOLIC DOCTRINE


§1 Young workers’ destiny


§2 The Christian education of young workers


§3 The professional life of young workers


§4 Young workers Catholic Action



PART II


Historical notes


Chap. I – PREPARATION


§1 Before the war


§2 The Trades Union Youth


§3 A paper


Chap. II – THE YCW IS MOVING


§1 Definitive launch


§2 The first General Congress


§3 Progress in 1926


§4 The 1927 Congress


§5 The YCW’s public image


§6 The YCW at Rome


§7 Ten years after the first Study Day


PART III


The overall program of the YCW


INTRODUCTION


Chap. I – SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES


Chap. II – THE ORGANISATION OF YOUNG WORKERS


Chap. III – THE COMPLETE FORMATION OF YOUNG WORKERS


§1 The need for post-school education


§2 Intellectual education


§3 Physical and health education


§4 Moral education


§5 Social education


§6 Religious education


§7 Unity of the young workers’ lives


§8 Reasons for confidence


§9 An indispensable condition for success


§10 The Study circles for young workers


Chap. IV – THE PROFESSIONAL LIFE OF YOUNG WAGE EARNERS


Chap. V – THE HOSTELS AND RESTAURANTS


Chap. VI – YOUNG WORKERS LEISURE


Chap. VII – YOUNG WORKERS VACATIONS


Chap. VIII – YOUNG WORKERS MILITARY SERVICE


Chap. IX – THE ISSUE OF YOUNG WORKING GIRLS

PART IV


The organization and administration of the YCW


SECTION I – ORGANISATION


Chap. I – OVERALL ORGANISATION


§1 The YCW Statutes


  1. Aim

  2. Organisation and management

  3. General provisions


§2 General secretariat


Chap. II – REGIONAL ORGANISATION


§1 Internal rules


  1. General provisions

  2. Management and administration

  3. Sub-Federations

  4. Commissions and services

  5. Collaborations

  6. Exclusion from sections


§2 The Regional Council


§3 The Regional Committee


§4 The Regional Secretariat


§5 Regional services and special commissions


§6 The sub-federations



Chap. III – LOCAL ORGANISATION


§1 Internal rules


  1. Constitution and meetings

  2. Management and administration

  3. Services and special groups

  4. Regional obligations

  5. Collaboration

  6. Departure and exclusion of members

  7. Dissolution of the section


§2 General meetings


§3 Local committee


§4 Groups and services


Chap. IV – ENTERPRISE GROUPS




Chap. V – ISOLATED YOUNG WORKERS



SECTION II – ADMINISTRATION


Chap. I – CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION


§1 National file


§2 The YCW “paper”


  1. Subscriptions

  2. Renewals

  3. Complaints

  4. Sale by issue


§3 Leaders bulletin


§4 Sales service


§5 Accounting


§6 Correspondence


Chap. II – THE REGIONAL ADMINISTRATION


§1 The regional file


§2 The monthly review


§3 Resignations and transfers


§4 Committee files


§5 Federation meetings


§6 Communiqués for the “YCW” and “Leaders Bulletin”


§7 Monthly activity reports


§8 Monthly accounts


§9 Current accounts for sections


§10 Cash and postal-cheque account


§11 Book-keeping


§12 Balance sheet and Profit and loss statement


§13 Supplies


Chap. III – LOCAL ADMINISTRATION


§1 Enrolment


§2 Membership cards


§3 Local files


§4 Change of addresses


§5 YCW members in the military


§6 Resignations


§7 Convocations


§8 Reports and archives


§9 Monthly report to Regional Committee


§10 Roll call


§11 Subscriptions


§12 Recording of subscriptions


§13 Local book-keeping


§14 Transfers to the Region


§15 The monthly balance


§16 The Annual Financial Report and the Budget


§17 Ordering supplies


§18 Correspondence


PART V


The jocist method


Chap. I THE FOUNDATION AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE JOCIST METHOD


§1 The problem of wage-earning adolescents and jocist methods


§2 General characteristics of the jocist method


Chap. II – INTEGRAL FORMATION/EDUCATION


§1 Religious education


§2 Moral education


§3 Social education


§4 General education


Chap. III – STUDY MEETINGS


§1 Study circles


§2 Regional study circles


§3 Regional study days


§4 Study weeks


Chap. IV – RETREATS AND RECOLLECTIONS


§1 Annual retreats


§2 Quarterly recollections


Chap. V – MEETINGS OF MANAGEMENT BODIES


§1 General considerations


§2 Special points


Chap. VI – MASS MEETINGS


§1 Section General meetings

§2 Regional events


§3 General Congress


Chap. VII – ADMINISTRATION AND SERVICES


§1 Jocist administration


§2 Jocist services


Chap. VIII – JOCIST PUBLICATIONS


§1 The “YCW” paper


§2 The Leaders Bulletin


§3 Jocist publishing house


Chap. IX – THE JOCIST CONQUEST


§1 The meaning of the jocist conquest


§2 The Elite and the Mass


§3 The beginnings of jocist sections


§4 Slow and regular growth of sections


§5 The methodical renewal of local and regional leaders


§6 The conquest of the working environment


§7 Acting on the mass during leisure time


Chap. X – NECESSARY COLLABORATIONS


§1 Jocist chaplains


§2 Friends of the YCW


§3 The YCW in the ACJB


§4 The YCW and the worker organisations


§5 The YCW and collaboration with employers


§6 The YCW, the family, the school and the parish








PART VI


The jocist services


SECTION I – PROFESSIONAL SERVICES


Chap. I – PREJOCIST SREVICE


§1 Recruitment of pre-jocists


§2 Organisation of pre-jocist meetings


§3 Visits by pre-jocists to the working environment


§4 On the eve of work


Chap. II – THE ORIENTATION AND PLACEMENT SERVICE AND HOUSING SERVICE


§1 Regional professional secretariats


§2 Professional orientation


§3 Placement


§4 Apprenticeship secretariats


§5 Jocist mentoring


§6 Publicity for good professional and industrial schools


§7 Housing


§8 Requests


Chap. III – THE COLONIAL SERVICE


SECTION III: SOCIAL SERVICES


Chap. I – SAVINGS


Chap. II – PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION


Chap. III – THE MUTUALITY


Chap. IV – RETIREMENT PENSION


SECTION III: EDUCATIONAL SERVICES


Chap. I: DOCUMENTATION


§1 The enquries


§2 Documentation on jocist initiatives


§3 Photographic documentation



Chap. II – EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL SERVICE


§1 Jocist libraries


  1. Local libraries

  2. Regional libraries

  3. Central library

  4. Administration of the libraries


§2 Publishers and bookshops


§3 Good songs


  1. Lyrics

  2. Phonographic records


§4 Good film projections


  1. Slide shows

  2. Movie films


Chap. III - LEISURE AND SPORTING SERVICE


§1 Parties and recreational events


§2 Outings, visits, trips


§3 Physical education, sport, athleticism


§4 Jocist holidays



Chap. IV – JOCIST SOLDIER SERVICE


§1 The Soldier’s Manual


§2 Lists of jocist servicemen


§3 Preparation for military service


§4 Servicemen’s meetings


§5 Retreats for servicemen


§6 Contact at the barracks


§7 The military study circle


§8 Jocist action


ANNEXES


Address list of regional secretariats JOC/JOCF/KAJ/VKAJ


Jocist song


Jocist, where are you headed?


JOCF song


KAJ song


VKAJ song


Ecclesiastical approval

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