August 11 Newsletter

11 Aug August 11 Newsletter

A newsletter of JCI Minnesota
August 11, 2016

In This Issue

• President Josh

• Upcoming Awards Deadlines

• Fall Convention

• Charitable Foundation

• International Youth Day

• Upcoming National & International Events

Keep Up With Us

A Message from President Josh

Hello All, Here is the proposed bylaw to be voted on in Detroit. This is a dues increase from JCI USA. This is NOT a state dues increase. This will be discussed at FAS to determine on how the state would like me to vote at Detroit. If you have any questions on this please don’t hesitate to ask.

I would like to say there will be a dues increase and I’m guessing it will be more than a $1.50.

JCI USA last raised their dues in 1997.

Again if you have any questions please ask and if you want to be part of the discussion at FAS please register for convention.

Proposed Language, Section 13.2A, as recommended by the JCI USA Board of Directors:

A. Local Chapter dues shall be Twenty and No/100 Dollars ($20.00) twenty-one and 50/100 Dollars ($21.50) per annum per Individual Member, in addition to which includes the Ten and 50/100 in dues assessed by Junior Chamber International and any JCI dues increases forthcoming up to the year 2020. Additionally, a one-time Ten Dollar ($10.00) late fee shall be assessed to each member renewing after their membership has expired. If the Local Chapter qualifies as an Institutional Chapter or Collegiate Chapter, then Local Chapter dues shall be reduced to Fifteen and No/100 ($15.00) per annum per Individual Member. For Collegiate Chapters, there shall be no other fees, administrative, fees, or dues other than Chapter Dues and Junior Chamber International dues as stated herein, except that the State Organization may assess a fee not to exceed Ten and No/100 Dollars ($10.00) per Individual Member.

The Mission of JCI Minnesota is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change
Upcoming Award Deadlines

The  People Awards Template for Fall convention can be found here on the JCI MN website. We made some updates based on feedback from Spring (including a tab for Alumni and Junior Jaycee nominations), so please make sure you submit your awards using that template. Please also note some additions on the instructions page. “This period” is April 1 – July 31 and “last quarter” should reflect numbers from 2nd quarter. 

The following items are due on August 20th:
People Awards
Road Run Forms

*If you or anyone from your chapter is interested in judging PMG’s please let me know and I will add you to the list.

Helping Hands & Kids Helping Hands Awards
We are going to be handing out the Helping Hands and Kids Helping Hands Awards at Fall Convention in Wilmar, MN. I am very excited to help give these out to our amazing Jaycees, their friends and their family members. Members can submit their Helping Hand Awards today!!!! Submissions can be found on the JCI MN website ( here. The Helping Hands and Kids Helping Hands tab will be on the right side of the page. Submissions are due August 20th.

The Helping Hand Award is for a special friend, family member or fellow Jaycee who has given you the extra support you need to make your Jaycee year successful. The Kids Helping Hands are for younger Jaycee children who support your work within the Minnesota Jaycees. This submission can be made by any member (for any members, they do not have to be a Jaycee). Submission does not guarantee an award.

Presidential Medallions
Presidential medallions recognize members of the organization who made an impact to the chapter, organization or an individual in the organization. This submission can be made by anyone and can be given out at any time – not just convention. An example of a submission could be: You could submit RD Paul for a medallion for something fabulous he did for you or the chapter. Or, Meredith could submit Joe Member for a medallion because he ran a new project that made $$ for the chapter and he signed 2 new members in the process. Note: A submission does not guarantee an award.  Submissions are due September 10th.

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 has been extended through August 12th.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
Cell (612) 270-9490

Charitable Foundation Board
The Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation is looking for new Board Members.  If you are interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to ED Erin Carney at by September 1, 2016.  Questions?  Please email Foundation Chair Patti Joyal at Statement
The Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation is dedicated to positive, visible support of the Minnesota Jaycees and its membership through financial commitment for Leadership Development, Programming Opportunities and Community Involvement.

Job Description
–  Attend one (1) meeting per month in person or phone.  Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday/month at 6:30pm at the state office.  There is a call-in option for board members who live outside the Twin Cities.
–  Attend the JCI Minnesota Spring Convention in May and assist with the Foundation Luncheon.
–  Be willing to help raise funds for the Foundation and find worthy community based organizations to disburse funds to.
–  A desire to make a difference in communities across the state.

–  Currently not serving on a Chapter Board of Directors or planning to serve on the 2017 Board of Directors (Chapter President/State Delegate; State Vice Presidents, Program Managers and Regional/District Directors)

International Youth Day – ACF Program
12 August 

2016 Theme: The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production

On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day.

The theme of the 2016 International Youth Day is “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production”. This year’s Day is about achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It focuses on the leading role of young people in ensuring poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development through sustainable consumption and production.

Sustainable consumption entails the use of products and services that meet the basic needs of communities while safeguarding the needs of future generations. The development and promotion of individual choices and actions that increase the eco-efficiency of consumption of all and minimize waste and pollution is critical to achieving equitable socioeconomic development. See more on this year’s International Youth Day.

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

Chapter Road Runs 

Make sure to check out for all road run opportunities!  If you’d like your chapter events included, please send them to Communications PM Sarah.

Lake Elmo Huff n’ Puff

Volunteer Sign Up is Open ~ We can’t run this event without your help, please sign up today!
For 40 great years now, Huff n’ Puff Days has been taking place due to the generous gift of time from many volunteers. If you are able to volunteer a few hours of your time, it would be greatly appreciated! 
SIGN UP LINK (including shifts dates/times, and incentives):
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, 201 
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

Char Blashill
Secondary Political Advisor
JCI MN 2016
C: 218-766-4258

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