10 May May Newsletter – Convention
Spring Convention is next weekend!
Join us to celebrate all of our accomplishments thus far!
2016 Spring Convention – May 13-15: Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids. You can register online or in person. Many great training opportunities are scheduled and we will celebrate our successes so far.
Conventions are a time when Jaycees across the state gather, network, learn, share ideas and celebrate accomplishments of last year. They offer a time to recharge your battery as a volunteer and gain strength from the energy of those around – people facing the same challenges and exciting opportunities. In addition to individual development competitions, training, and awards, there will be many opportunities for chapters to share ideas about their most effective projects with the biggest impacts.
What happens at Convention?
Notice: Saturday’s lunch and dinner will be assigned by chapter & region. Table numbers will be on the back of the name tags.
For questions or more information, contact Conventions PM Lindsay Case at firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 270-9490
|Individual Development Competitions & Trainings
Skill development through competitions and training opportunities is what sets JCI apart from other civic/service organizations. Please take the time at convention to grow your leadership skills through these opportunities provided at no additional cost to you as a JCI Minnesota convention attendee. If you were to attend trainings of this quality elsewhere, there would be registration fee. Through our convention attendance, you can benefit from these opportunities for free!! And who doesn’t like FREE?!?
Speak Up topics for your prepared speech are:
Also, be sure to check out the FANTASTIC training opportunities we have scheduled Friday afternoon and throughout the day Saturday!
TIPS, Fishing 101, Leadership Book Club, Debate 101, Accomplishing Great Things, Google Drive/Docs 101, Portfolio Competitions-What you need to know, All about TOYM, Membership Recruitment with National VP Chris,Writing a GOLD PMG, AND Banquet Prep/Spa Day
Google Drive 101: We will be examining Google Drive and Apps to see how these tools can be used to help Jaycee members and chapters in their goal of bringing positive change to their communities. Example files and templates will be provided, along with tips on best practices and things to avoid. Please feel free to bring your laptop/device, and if you have a Google account that will help too, along with the Chrome browser (optional, but it makes working with Google Apps easier).
|Regional Unity Bean Bag Tournament
The 2016 Regional staff is pleased to present a Regional unity bean bag tournament Friday night of Spring All State. This will be a 2 player team, (luck-of-the-draw), single elimination tournament. The event will be held after awards on Friday night – look for the boards and your amazing Regional Team once the location has been determined. Lets see which Region can encourage the most participation!!!
Starting at 5:30pm on Friday the Main Dining Room will be open for dinner and it will close at 8pm. Awards start at 8pm giving you plenty of time to grab a quick bite and a drink before the festivities start.
If you want to enjoy the golf course while you are visiting the greens fees are included. For a small fee you can rent clubs and golf carts.
During Friday and Saturday night awards there will be a special drink available for purchase. The Mint Julep is designated as the “official drink” of the Kentucky Derby so it would only be fair if we partied in style. Sugar Lake has graciously agreed to donate $1 of each of the Mint Juleps purchased to donate to Camp Confidence Learning Center golf cart fund. Thank you Sugar Lake for helping us with this donation! So make sure you try the Mint Julep for a good cause!
Register your hospitality:
Kentucky Derby Theme:
Pop Tabs/ Wish List War Items:
Nothing but Nets:
Operation Glass Slipper:
New Survey Process this Year
Come join your fellow Alumni at our Alumni Breakfast Club.
Come join your fellow JCI Minnesota Alumni in the hotel restaurant at 9am to have a bite to eat, socialize and share ways of how we can help out our local chapters.
The Alumni of JCI Minnesota are a very important part of the Jaycee movement by passing on our knowledge, mentoring, encouraging members and lending a hand where needed to make all of our chapters as successful as possible.
We would love to see all of you Saturday morning at convention. (Breakfast is on your own)
Alumni Coordinators Jari and Jeri
I would like to invite you to join us in our hospitality room at convention. Currently we are working on raising funds in order to help our members go to World Congress. We will be selling Hypnotic and Apple Pie shots for between $1-2!! We will also have a select few other options available. Please keep an eye out for Facebook posts and fliers at convention.
We hope to see you there any questions or concerns please contact me Shakopee State Delegate Matthew Duffy.