JCI MN – Election Coverage & Meet the Candidates

09 Aug JCI MN – Election Coverage & Meet the Candidates

Election edition newsletter of JCI Minnesota
August 4, 2016

In This Issue

• Meet the candidates

• State Caucus

• Elections Process

• Road Runs

• Upcoming National & International Events

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Meet the Candidates
Dean Carstensen – Community Development Candidate
David Waldorf – Individual Development Candidate
Amie Klouse – Presidential Candidate
The Mission of JCI Minnesota is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change
Dean Carstensen – Community Development Vice President Candidate
Dean Carstensen joined the Lakes Area Jaycees in 2014 and served as Membership Vice President, leading the chapter to growth for the year. His great efforts and Jaycee spirit pushed him to have a fantastic year and become Jaycee of the Year.

In 2015 Dean moved onto becoming a Regional Director for Region 3. He received the Frank Vadnais Memorial Award for Outstanding Regional unity of the year and also lead his region to be recognized for the highest annual growth at year end. In 2015, Dean transferred to the New Munich Jaycees where he is currently serving as the 2016 Chapter President.

Dean has a passion for making positive change happen in our communities. He has a vision of using the United Nations Millennium Development Goals as a platform for community projects. By using these combined with the JCI Active Citizen Framework, we will make positive change happen in our local communities.

As Community Development Vice President, Dean wants to increase our youth activity opportunities and our partnerships with state and national priority projects. He also is very passionate about helping keep Camp Confidence a better place for campers, and will support them throughout the year. When you think community impact, think Dean Carstensen.

Dean resides in Alexandria MN with his two sons, Austin and Tyler. He works at Douglas Machine as a technical advisor.

Awards received in 2014 are: Annual Gold MVP, New Jaycee of the Year, Annual Silver Jaycee, Fall Bronze Jaycee, Fall Silver MVP, Annual Gold Individual road runs, Brownfield Memorial Award, Annual Gold individual road run, Presidential Medallion.  Awards received in 2015 are: Spring, gold regional staff, 2nd place in Parade of regions, Fall Gold Regional Staff, Annual Gold Regional Staff, Annual highest growth year end, 1st in the Parade of Region’s, Annual most new members add 3rd trimester (Region3), Annual Regional Staff of the year, Frank Vadnais Memorial Award outstanding regional unity of the year, Silver Key, and 9th Degree Jaycee, Presidential Medallion

David Waldorf – Individual Development Vice President Candidate
I’m David Waldorf, and I am running for the position of Individual Development Vice President. I’ve been a Jaycee since 2009, and in 2013, as IDVP for JCI Shakopee, I discovered my passion within this org. When we improve ourselves, we improve our community, which improves our state, which improves our country, which improves the world. JCI is an organization that is built on the concept of creating young leaders who can change the world.

In 2017, I would like to step outside the walls of our organization and begin inviting the community to take part in trainings that we provide. In this particular case, I would like to work with businesses and trainers to create free job skills trainings throughout the state. I would also like to offer more JCI training opportunities to our membership, these trainings provide excellent ways to improve your involvement in this organization, and the world. Lastly, I intend to offer more competitions trainings and competition opportunities, so that we can prove to the nation, and the world, that Minnesota has the best competitors around!

Amie Klouse – Presidential Candidate
Amie Klouse joined JCI Austin in 2008. She has served on the local level as Secretary, Membership VP and as Chapter President. She has also served on the state level as the Region 9 Regional Director, Management Vice President and is currently serving as the Admin Vice President. Amie has received numerous awards on all levels including 3 presidential medallions, 2 silver and 1 bronze key awards, gold regional director, gold chapter president and gold vice president.  While serving as Chapter President in 2013, she received a state and national Charles Kulp Jr Memorial Award, the Les Farrington Memorial Award for outstanding chapter president, led her chapter to a #1 finish in the state parade of chapters, and received the Henry Giessenbier Jr Memorial Award for outstanding chapter programming. Amie is also a 10th degree Jaycee and Minnesota Jaycees Lifetime Statesman #1589.

Amie resides in Austin, MN with her husband, Brian, and their two children, Maddison and Katelynn. They live on a farm where they are raising show goats and proudly declare that “orange tractors rule”. Their children are future Jaycees who are being raised to be active citizens within their community so that they can create their own global impact one day and to be able to empower those who empower others.

State Election Caucuses
Want to meet and learn more about the 2017 State President & VP candidates?  Come to a Caucus!  The State has one caucus left:

August 21, 2016 @ 7pm
Caucus #3
Hopkins Activity Center / 33 14th Ave N / Hopkins

Members will have the opportunity to hear speeches from the candidates as well as submit questions for the Q&A portion.  Questions?  Contact State Elections Chair Adam Carney at usdtoreros@gmail.com.

Elections Process 
As members of JCI Minnesota we have the honor and privilege of electing the individuals we feel worthy to hold the position of State President and State Vice Presidents. We invite you and your Chapter members to participate in this democratic process as we hold state elections at Fall All State Convention, September 16-18, 2016 in Willmar.

Vice President Elections
Vice President Elections are voted on by members of the Board of Directors which includes the President and State Delegate from each Chapter. The Chapter President may appoint a proxy or proxies to vote on behalf of the Chapter. A proxy form must be complete and submitted to Administrative Vice President Amie Klouse prior to the Board of Directors meeting.

President Elections
Each Chapter in good standing (defined as a Chapter or Individual Member that is not on Accounts Receivable) as of August 31, 2016 is entitled to delegates for the Presidential election as follows:

10–19 Individual Members = 5 delegates
20–29 Individual Members = 10 delegates
30–39 Individual Members = 11 delegates
40–49 Individual Members = 12 delegates
50–59 Individual Members = 13 delegates
60-69 Individual Members = 14 delegates
70– 79 Individual Members = 15 delegates
80 –89 Individual Members = 16 delegates
90–99 Individual Members = 17 delegates
100–124 Individual Members = 18 delegates
125–149 Individual Members = 19 delegates
150+ Individual Members = 20 delegates

PLEASE NOTE: Chapter membership as of August 31 will include the number of PAID renewed, PAID new members and all “Up for Renewal” members that are due in the 3rd Quarter. Members listed as “Prospect” in the membership system do not count toward your Chapter membership total and must be paid by August 31 to be both included in total and eligible to be a voting delegate.

Each delegate must present a valid photo ID to receive voting credentials. To qualify as a voting delegate you must be an Individual Member of the Corporation in good standing, registered as a delegate to the convention, fully credentialed and physically present on the floor. No person shall be allowed more than one (1) vote. Please refer to Policy 8 – Elections for more information.

Elections will be held at Fall All State Convention in Willmar, MN September 9th – 11th.  Convention registration information can be found at JCIMN.org here.  You can register by mail oronline.

We look forward to seeing you and members of your Chapter at Fall All State Convention in September. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank You,

Erin Carney
Executive Director
JCI Minnesota

The Vision of JCI Minnesota is to be the leading global network of young active citizens

Chapter Road Runs 

Make sure to check out JCIMN.org for all road run opportunities!  If you’d like your chapter events included, please send them to Communications PM Sarah.
August 2 – 12, 2016
Sauk Rapids County Fair Concessions
Benton County Fairgrounds

August 3 – 6, 2016
Pipestone County Fair Beer Garden
Pipestone, MN

August 4 – 6, 2016
Rollingstone Beer Sales
Community Park, Pipestone, MN

August 6, 2016
Brainerd Rubber Duckie Race
Laurel Street Bridge, Brainerd, MN

August 6, 2016
Willmar Beer Sales @ Pennock Fun Days
Dakota Ave, Pennock, MN

August 7, 2016
New Munich ID College
President Dean’s Home, Alexandria, MN

August 10, 2016
Saint Paul Movie in the Park
Groveland Rec Center, St. Paul, MN

August 11 – 14, 2016
Lake Elmo Jaycees Huff n’ Puff

August 13, 2016
Region 3 Competitions Training
VFW, Alexandria, MN

October 21st
JCI St Paul Flappers & Fedoras
Wabasha Street Caves

See You On The Road!

Upcoming State/National/International Events
Listed below are upcoming dates of JCI, JCI USA, and JCI MN events along with the link for further information on the event and registration.

September 16-18, 2016 
2016 JCI MN Fall Convention; Best Western Plus – Willmar, MN

September 22-25, 2016  
2016 JCI USA Annual Meeting; Detroit, Michigan

October 30 – Nov 4, 2016 
2016 JCI World Congress; Quebec, Canada

December 3, 2016 
2016 JCI MN TOYM Banquet; Park Plaza Hotel – Bloomington, MN

January 1-30, 2017  
2017 Leadership Training University (LTU)
Camp Discovery Gainesboro, Tennessee: January 7-8, 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: January 14-15, 2017
Pasadena, California: January 21-22, 2017
Chicago, Illinois: January 28-29, 2017

January 20-22, 2017 
2017 JCI MN Annual Convention; Crowne Plaza – Plymouth, MN

April 6-9, 2017 
2017 JCI USA National Meeting; Las Vegas, NV

May 17-20, 2017 
2017 JCI Conference of the Americas; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

May 24-27, 2017 
2017 JCI European Converence; Basel, Switzerland

Please let Primary Political Advisor Mike Chavez or myself know if you have any questions on the national or international events.

Mike Chavez
Primary Political Advisor
JCI MN 2016
C: 507-481-6119
E: redsox42us@yahoo.com

Char Blashill
Secondary Political Advisor
JCI MN 2016
C: 218-766-4258
E: char.blashill@gmail.com

Newsletter Submissions
To include any information in upcoming newsletters, please send to Communications PM Sarah by the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month.