July 14th Newsletter

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The bi-monthly newsletter of JCI Minnesota
July 14, 2016

In This Issue

• Election Caucuses

• Executive Team Updates

• Convention

• Chapter Road Runs

• Staff Updates

• Chapter Information

• Upcoming National & International Events

Keep Up With Us

State Election Caucuses
Want to meet and learn more about the 2017 State President & VP candidates?  Come to a Caucus!  The State will be holding three caucuses across the state:

July 17, 2016 @ 1pm
Caucus #1
Living Waters Church / 1310 N Nokomis SE / Alexandria

July 31, 2016 @ 12pm
Caucus #2
C.K. Dudley’s / 6405 Bemidji Ave NE / Bemidji

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.

The Mission of JCI Minnesota is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change
Management Update from VP Mary
Plan of Action Due:  2nd Quarter Plan of Action & CLC Checklist updates are due July 31st
Please send to VP MaryPM Jessica and US CLC PM Traci
Public Relations Update from VP Tad
Join the JCI Rebranding movement!  Please talk with your local chapter about re-branding from Awesometown Jaycees to JCI Awesometown. The benefits include being more clearly aligned with our International brethren, a cleaner more professional look, and shows unity with your fellow chapters across the state, nation, and world.

We have logos and branding materials ready to go for your chapter, and can help guide you in some of the technicalities that goes along with the improved JCI brand.

Don’t delay, rebrand today! Please contact me with any questions regarding the JCI movement: the future of our Organization.

Join the JCI MN Members – Official – Share Events and Local Chapter Info Facebook Group. This group is for sharing everything JCI related. Share local events and manpower requests, post pics of your impact on the community, and ask questions of fellow members across the state about anything JCI related. This group allows quick access to all JCI members across the state to share, help, and encourage each other.

Administrative Update from VP Amie
We are currently taking bids for a DJ for our conventions. This will be starting for the SAS 2017 convention.  We will be taking the bid until September 1st. Please send your bids to VP Amie, ED Erin& President Josh.

Direct Pay is coming. We will be switching all chapters over to direct pay no later than June 24th. Thank you to all those chapters that jumped on board several years ago and to all the chapters who are going on it now. You will like being able to pay your members right there as you renew them. No more waiting for invoices to show up and then mail us a check.  If you have any questions or need any help with doing the payments please feel free to email me or give me a call!

Individual Development Update from VP Robin 
Community Development Update from VP Kristen
I just want to say thank you to each and every chapter that hosted a local competition. It’s because of you and your hard work that 24 children were able to compete at the Target field in state competitions. Thank you for all your hard work! Hope to see more PHR local competitions being ran in the future!
Fall Convention September 16-18, 2016
2016 Fall Convention Theme: Comic Con 
Come dressed as your favorite Comic, Sci-fi, or movie character.

Best Western Plus
Willmar, MN
September 16th – 18th, 2016

Hotel Accommodations
Ask for MN Jaycees block rate.
Rooms must be guaranteed with a credit card

Best Western Plus| 320-235-6060
2100 E Hwy 12 | Willmar, MN | 56201
King or 2 Queen Rooms $106.99+ tax per night.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites| 320-231-2601
250 23rd Street SE | Willmar, MN | 56201
King or 2 Queen Rooms $129.99+ tax per night.
Room rate & block guaranteed through August 12, 2016.

Policy 6.4E States: Voting delegates at Fall All State Convention must be registered for one of the following options: Full, Luncheon or Banquet. At Fall All State Convention all registrations shall close at noon on Election Day. 

Thank you,
Lindsay Case
2016 MNJC Conventions Program Manager
2016 ONTO Program Manager
Shakopee Jaycees

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.
The Vision of JCI Minnesota is to be the leading global network of young active citizens
Competitions PM David Waldorf
Central MN Regional Competition (Hosted by JCI Alexandria)
When: August 13th, 11am-5pm
Where: Alexandria VFW (1102 3rd Avenue East, Alexandria,  MN)

JCI Alexandria has chosen to host a Regional Competition on August 13th at 11AM! We will have Speak Up, Write Up, and Debate competitions at this. All will have the opportunity to compete in each, so they can prepare for Fall All-state!

11:00-11:30: Registration
11:30-12:15: Write Up
12:15-12:30: Break
12:30-2:00: Speak Up
2:00-2:15: Break
2:15-5:00: Debate

I am looking for competitors, judges and time keepers. Please see the JCI Alexandria facebook page for more details

Active Citizen Framwork (ACF) PM Dana Listerud
So, last month I talked about impact and examples of projects that we as a Jaycee run in our communities and our chapters.

This month I would like to talk about how we my not see or experience the impact that we create in our chapters or communities.  Sometimes, that is the hard part of our volunteering to make a better place to live.  Rest assured that impact is felt and noticed by others and that is all that matters!  At the same we as an organization ask you to measure it and speak about it in every Project Management Guide you fill out.  I was reading an article on the JCI US website and I want to share a part with you now!

Measuring and Evaluating Results: Throughout the project, JCI members must quantify the effects of their actions – how many people’s lives are improved? In what ways? To what extent? Compare data collected before the project to data collected after the project to measure how much positive change was created. Results will prove JCI’s value to partners and helps us earn recognition as an organization of citizens committed to positive change.
After completion, take time to reflect on how those results measure up to the goals established in the beginning. Evaluate your performance in creating a long-lasting impact. Report your project’s actions and results on the JCI website under My JCI. Using the database allows you to see the progression of your impact over time, and it allows JCI to include your projects when portraying our global impact. What you learn from this evaluation and reporting process will help you design future projects that exceed your goals and create a meaningful positive change.

Leading Positive Change:  To become the leading global network of young active citizens, JCI must lead in thoughts, words, actions and results. We must turn our focus outward toward actions that are relevant to our communities. We must look to the future and create solutions for tomorrow. This will demonstrate that JCI is a solution provider that can bring results to every community. JCI has a unique opportunity to make great progress toward global development and the achievement of the MDGs. The JCI Active Citizen Framework provides the structure we need to act as one global team and create a global impact.


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, July 18, 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

Team Jaycees Cycling Club
Team Jaycee Cycling Club needs your help!  To donate towards or to join the team, click here:
**the only criteria for joining the team is you MUST be a Jaycee member in good standing and be willing to help fund raise your potion of the entry costs.

For more information, contact Team Captain Kathleen Sprole, or team members Beth Walser or Meredith Black or find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/teamjaycees/

JCI St. Paul Flappers & Fedoras
You’re invited to join JCI St Paul for a Roaring 20s Party, prohibition at the Wabasha Street Caves on October 21st! To continue the bootlegging and speakeasy theme there will be local craft brewery tastings, live jazz & dancing, plus signature cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, cave tours, and perhaps some sightings of local gangsters.

Get your tickets today! JCI Members receive the discounted price of $25.00, just remember the infamous gangster whose sinister smile led to his nickname – CreepyKarpis – your special discount code.* If you want to add a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Caves choose the $5 add-on when purchasing your ticket. Please share this link with your friends to invite them to join you, regular admission tickets are $35.00 or $30.00 per person for groups of 4. *Discount code CreepyKarpis is valid for current JCI MN members only.

Come ready to drink, dance, and support the JCI St Paul Chapter in your flapper dresses, suits, and fedoras!

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.

July 25-28, 2016  
2016 JCI Global Partnership Summit; New York City, NY

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  
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

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.