February Newsletter

16 Feb February Newsletter

In This Issue

• Training Survey

• Updates from the Executive Team

• Chapter Road Runs

• Get out the Vote

• TOYM Submissions• Annual Convention Award Winners

• Staff Updates

• Upcoming National & International Events

Keep Up With Us

President Josh & IPP Juanita leading the membership with the Jaycee Creed at Annual Convention

A Message from President Josh
Hello JCI Minnesota,
I can’t believe one month has come and gone already.  We had a great Annual convention. Congratulations to all the award winners and our new Statesmen, Ambassadors, and Senators.  I’m excited to get the travel part of being President underway. There are so many great events run that I can’t wait to be apart of them. The VP’s and myself are excited to get out and help this organization grow. Make sure to be contacting them with whatever you needs you guys and gals have. I look forward to seeing you all.

Think Different, Better!

Josh Regan
85th President

If you wish to have President Josh attend a meeting or event, please contact Presidential Assistant Sara Vogt at vogt.sarah@gmail.com or 612-669-3154.

Training Survey

In an effort to better meet the needs of our members in relation to personal, professional, and leadership development, the JCI Minnesota Individual Development team has developed a survey to assess the interests of our members. The results of the survey will assist us in developing and organizing training opportunities at all levels of the JCI Minnesota organization–local, regional, and state. Trainings may be provided at state conventions, regional events, or local events, depending on the needs of our members. Please complete the survey by 2/20/2016 to assist us in this process. http://goo.gl/forms/QtLVU3Sd5m 
Spring Convention

Save the dates for Spring Convention!  May 13-15 at Sugar Lake Lodge in Grand Rapids.  Registration, schedule of events, and training information will be out soon. Stay tuned!
The Mission of the Minnesota Jaycees is to provide the opportunity for young individuals to develop the leadership skills, social responsibility, entrepreneurship and fellowship necessary to create positive change.

Management Update from VP Mary

Upcoming Management Deadlines
Thursday, February 25th – Submit your newsletters, website and Facebook screen shots
Monday, February 29th – Initial CLC Checklist submission, Plan of Action and Sign in sheet for attending a state/national officer trainingAs a reminder, until the new website is up and running, all 2016 Management Documents can be found here.

Individual Development Update from VP Robin
2016 is off to a fabulous start and I am excited to see all the leadership development opportunities happening throughout the state!

We currently have four JCI courses scheduled in the month of February. New Munich will be hosting JCI Achieve and Networking on Saturday, February 27 at 9am and 1pm at New Munich City Hall. JCI Lakes Area will be hosting Effective Communications and Omoiyari on Sunday, February 28, at 12pm and 3pm at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria.
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Public Relations Update from VP Tad

Hello you beautiful Jaycees,
I want to remind everyone of the various ways to get your chapter messages out to other chapters across the state:
– Use #JCIMN in social media
– Use social media to welcome new members
– Submit newsletter articles to gopher@mnjaycees.org
– Submit Facebook postings to marketing@mnjaycees.org
Rock on!

Chapter Road Runs 

We’ve got all kinds of Road Run opportunities coming up within the next month! So many that they can’t all fit in this newsletter! Be sure to check out http://www.mnjaycees.org for even more Road Run greatness!

Also if you see me, Road Run PM Beth Walser, out and about to take a selfie with me and use #WheresWalser #JCIMN.  For more information on Where’s Walser, click here.

The Minnesota Jaycees envisions a pathway of personal development for young people who emerge as leaders while improving their communities.
Get out the Vote
Did you know that in 1923 the Junior Chamber of Commerce founded the national Get Out the Vote campaign, modeled after a program started by the Milwaukee Junior Chamber?  

Get Out the Vote was a huge stepping stone for the Junior Chamber as it educated young men and women in the importance of voting and the election process.  The campaign continued growing and was eventually given to the government to run so that the Junior Chamber could move on to finding other issues that needed to be solved in their communities and they could put their focus on finding solutions.  

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Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans Submissions
The Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans program is Minnesota’s only statewide recognition program for outstanding young leaders. The program acknowledges the efforts of young leaders that have contributed to our state through their service, thought and influence, community involvement, or entrepreneurship.Winter is the time to start looking for high quality nominees for the Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans program before the heart of fundraising season for your chapter begins. Nominations will be due by July 1, 2016 and will be done via a Google Form distributed to membership early next month.
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You can also contact JCI Minnesota TOYM Program Manager, Debbie Ackerman at toym@mnjaycees.org or 612-868-2356.
Bemidji Jaycees accepting the Henry Geissenbier Memorial Award for Best Overall Programming
Annual Convention Award Winners
Congratulations to all the award winnder! For a complete list of award winners
Click Here
Year End Awards
#1 Aaron Stoen- Brainerd
#1 Lakes Area Team
Speak Up
#1 Gwen Labovitch- SSP
#2 Tad Johnson-Brainerd
Write Up
#1 Mandy Dens-Brainerd
#2 Stacey Bahr- Bemidji
Brownfield Gwen Labovitch- SSP
Armbruster Christina Howe- Lakes Area
Mungenast Lloyd Family
Parade of Regions
#1 Region 3
#2 Region 1
Parade of Chapters
#1 Shakopee
#2 Bemidji
#3 Lakes Area
#4 South Saint Paul
#5 New Munich
#6 Brainerd
St. Paul
Overall New Member Adds Brainerd-40
Region 1-88
Highest Growth Lakes Area +10
Region 3 +14
CLC Chapters Bemidji
South Saint Paul
Outstanding Annual Report Lakes Area
Spouse Award Brian Klouse- Austin
Kim Bryant- Austin
James Koltes- New Munich
Helping Hands Patrick Dupaul-JCI Shakopee
Nissa Martin, JCI Shakopee
Larry Trinkner,Lake Elmo
Kids Helping Hands Abigail Koltes
Sam Richter
Guy Cypher
Larson Children-Dylan, Wyatt & Cassidy
Meyer/Killoran Children
Bryson Lloyd
Luke Ackerman
Star Bolte
Ashlyn Wilke
Program Managers Key Awards Silver-Scott Bryant
Silver-Becky Helfritz
Bronze-Lucy Hagemeier
Bronze-Eva Fisher
Bronze-Heather Heim
Regional Staff Key Awards Silver-Dean Carstensen, Region 3
Bronze-RandiSu Tanem, Region 1
Chapter President Key Awards Silver-Meredith Black, Shakopee
Silver-Kristen Lloyd, Lakes Area
Bronze-Kayla Hible, New Munich
Bronze-Alicia Richter, S St. Paul
Brad Fisher, Bemidji
State Vice President Key Awards Silver-Heather Noyes, Membership
Silver-Amie Klouse, MDVP
Outstanding Program Manager of the Year Becky Helfritz
Outstanding Regional Staff of the Year Dean Carstensen
Jaycee of the Year Angie Nelson- Brainerd
New Jaycee of the Year Kaylee Wilke- Lakes Area
Junior Jaycee of the Year Kaden Lloyd- Lakes Area
Danny Schroeder Memorial Award Roxy Trinker- Lake Elmo
Frank Vadnais Memorial Award Region 3
Sheridan Adams Memorial Award Heather Noyes
Greg Ritter Memorial Award Char Blashill, Bemidji
Jim Jurek Memorial Award Russell Beauchamp
Duane Reese Memorial Award Project Linus, JCI Shakopee
Charles Kulp Jr. Memorial Award Meredith Black- Shakopee
Charles Kulp Jr. Memorial Award Kristen Lloyd- Lakes Area
Les Farrington Memorial Award Meredith Black- Shakopee
Outstanding Junior Jaycee Chapter Brainerd Junior Jaycees
Henry Geissenbier Memorial Award Bemidji Jaycees
Lifetime Achievement Awards
Statesman Awards Drew Kothenbeutel #1600
PJ Zimmerman #1601
Nissa Martin #1602
Cathy Kuemper #1603
Elyssa Weber #1604
Carissa Meyer #1605
Shane Meyer #1606
Dara Wilhelmson #1607
David Waldorf #1608
Roxanne Trinkner #1609
Twila Bolte #1610
Travis Prodzinski #1611
Ambassador Awards Crystal Hegg #4357
Josh Regan #4358
JCI Senate Awards Russ Beauchamp #74887
Ann Piotrowski #74889
Drew Nerdahl #74890
JCI Shakopee President Meredith Black wins the Charles Kulp Jr. Memorial Award for Outstanding Chapter President and the Les Farrington Memorial Award for Overall Outstanding Chapter President
Chapter Presidents Coach Ann Piotrowski
Just want to send out a reminder to all of our Chapter Presidents that we have our monthly Presidents Call on Monday, February 15, 2016 at 9:00 pm.
Phone calls are the 3rd Monday of each month at 9 pm.
Please have 2 -3 projects or events going on in your area/chapter for each call.
Call (712) 432-0080  Password – 187272
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.  Email, text, or call.
Ann Piotrowski 320.492.3559  ch.presidentcoach@mnjaycees.org
MN JCI Senate President Ketti Green
JCI Minnesota,
Do you know an individual that has been a Jaycee for more than 5 years? Has that person been involved with your chapter? Always there helping at projects, has held different board positions, and or stepped up to a State Staff position?  Do you have an individual that maybe has aged out but is still there supporting your chapter in whatever capacity that you need them to be at to get a project or training done?
If so then maybe it is time to reward that individual with a Senatorship.  Filling out the application is easy but if you need some assistance check with other Senators in your chapter or contact me and I will get you started.Senate Applications need to be me by March 15, 2016.
“Be the Light”Ketti Green
44th President of MN JCI Senate

March 12-13 – Hosted by South Saint Paul
For state bowling flies click here.

Upcoming National/International Events
2016 National Meeting will be on a Carnival Cruise to Cozumel, Mexico from April 7-11.  More info here.2016 National Meeting will be in Detroit, Michigan from September 22-25.  More info here..JCI World Congress will be in Quebec, Canada from October 30 – November 4.  More info here.
Newsletter Submissions
To include any information in upcoming newsletters, please send to Communications PM Sarah Stenerson at gopher@mnjaycees.org by the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month.