Conventions are a time when Jaycees across the state gather, network, learn, share ideas, and celebrate accomplishments of the year to date. 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.


Click HERE if your chapter would like to submit a bid to do Manpower at a Convention

Upcoming Conventions


2017 Fall ConventionOct 13-15, 2017 / Breezy Point Resort, Breezy Point
2017 FAS Paper Form
Online Registration


2017 Annual Convention – January 19-21, 2018 / Crowne Plaza, Plymouth
2018 Spring Convention – May 18-20, 2018 / Best Western Plus, Willmar

What happens at Conventions?

Friday night

  • First Timers: New to convention? Find out who, what, & when!
  • Awards: Celebrate chapter and individual achievements
  • Hospitality:
    • Networking: Meet representatives from our Priority Projects and other community groups.
    • Socializing: Meet and mingle with Jaycees from across the state!
  • Entertainment: Brought to you by Scott Bryant



  • Board of Directors Meeting: The business meeting of this organization, vote on any bylaw and policy changes, etc.
  • Competitions: Speak-Up, Write-Up, Debate, Jaycee Jeopardy, Portfolios
  • Training: Professional, Individual, and Jaycee related topics.
  • Formal Awards Banquet:  Dinner & Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • Dance: Brought to you by Scott Bryant



  • EMPOWER Hour: Energetic and motivating speakers wrap up the weekend