e-Brief 2009 : June 22, 2009
Y On-Going News Articles Save the Date - Mid Year Convention Every Member Counts Program NCJC License Plate - WIN $20 Brochures - Why Are They Important?
Notice of Called Executive Committee Meeting
by Valerie Huffman, 73rd State President An Executive Committee Meeting has been scheduled via conference call on Monday, July 6th at 9pm. If you have any business to come before the Executive Committee please contact me by July 1st to get on the agenda. Also, if you would like to attend the meeting contact me for call-in information.
USJC 89th Annual Meeting Changes
by Troy Powell, State Vice President Marketing & Communications
Due to circumstances beyond the control of the USJC, the location for the USJC 89th Annual Meeting has been changed from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Orlando, Florida. This change was made by a vote of the organization's Board of Directors on Wednesday, June 17, 2009. Please pass this e-mail on to everyone in your chapter. This will be one of the best Annual Meetings we have ever had! Lots of parties, Opening Ceremonies on a pirate ship, and the always-elegant 71st Annual TOYA Awards Ceremony at the host resort. Be sure to mark your calendar now for this amazing conference! If you have already registered, you will have the option of a refund or transferring to Florida. Contact Melissa Howerton. Visit the Florida Jaycees website for more information which continues to be updated daily. If you know you are going or members of your chapter are registering please send me an e-mail. Several of us from Greensboro and High Point plan to attend and would like to arrange transporation plans together. Registration Form Early registration ends June 30, 2009 Standard registration July 1 - August 31, 2009 Later/Onsite registration September 1-24, 2009
tions $175 $200 $225
Remember, Early Registration Ends in 8 days.
2009 POE Spreadsheet Changes
by Troy Powell, State Vice President Marketing & Communications The following changes have been made to the 2009 POE Spreadsheet at the direction of 73rd State President Valerie Huffman: 2nd Semester - Individual Development Row 96 - Task 4: Changed Entry Form Due to January 6 Row 97 - Task 5: Changed Entry Form Due to January 6 Row 98 - Task 6: Changed Entry Form Due to January 6
Row 99 - Task 7: Changed Entry Form Due to July 8 and Changed Debate Competition to be held on Saturday, July 18, at CPG Judging Added Row 100 - Task 8 - "Enter a team in Debate Competition for 2009 Year End. (Entry form due January 6.) Competition will be held Saturday, January 16, at CPG Judging. A total of 20 poitns was allowed for this entry. Note - Debate competition will not be held at the 2009 Mid Year Convention. Refer to Row 99 Task 7 listed above for this debate competition. Updated POE Spreadsheet will be posted in the Resource Center.
Lexington Jaycees Annual Golf Tournament
by Monica Morgan, Lexington Jaycees The Lexington Jaycees Annual Golf Tournament will be held at Lexington Golf Club on Saturday, June 27, 2009 with net proceeds to support Path of Hope. We will have a great day of golf including: Captain's Choice, Shotgun start, Closest to the Pin Contests, Food and Beverages, Longest Drive Contests, Mulligans, Player Gifts, Prizes and Awards. Individual Registration: $50, Team Registration $200 Make checks payable to:Lexington Jaycees. Mail Registration forms to: Lexington Jaycees P.O. Box 913 Lexington, NC 27293 Please plan to arrive at 1:00 p.m. as we will tee-off promptly at 2:00 p.m. Register now and remember to invite your friends to play. Registration forms can be found in the Download section of the Lexington Jaycee website. This is a rain or shine event. See you on June 27, 2009.
Town Hall Meeting - Marketing Forum
by Troy Powell, State Vice President Marketing & Communications A Town Hall Meeting - Marketing Forum is coming to a chapter in your area of the State soon. Central East held its meeting at the Greensboro Jaycees Headquarters in May and was a success for local chapters. A meeting is coming
to your area of the State soon. We are currently finalizying arrangements with the Greenville Jaycees for the East Area local chapters, Raleigh Jaycees for the Central West Area local chapters, and the Charlotte & Hickory Jaycees for the West Area local chapters. The purpose is to identify what local chapters in each area are doing in their Marketing Programs and Identify their needs that the Marketing team can assist with. It is also an opportunity to distribute and discuss two Marketing Kits from printing companies that local chapters can incorporate or invision potenital Marketing materials for upcoming events and programs. This forum worked great for Central West in Greensboro and received and overwhelming review from all local chapters present. This type of forum is something that can't be done over the phone since alot of it is show and tell with printed materials. When the dates are finalized, every local chapter in each area will be invited to send your President or chapter representative to the area meeting. I look forward to meeting with each of you soon and discussing your accomplishments and listening to your needs in the Marketing & Communication areas.
Hickory Alive Kicked off June 5th
by Joanna Shere, Hickory Jaycees The Annual Hickory Alive concert series kicked off Friday June 5th in downtown Hickory at 7pm to 11pm each night. The Hickory Jaycees and Hickory Downtown Development Association are pleased to announce the 2009 Hickory Alive band line up presented by Blue Ridge Harley Davidson: June 26th: Chrome - Rock July 3rd: Social Contraband - Hard Rock July 10th: Extraordinaires - Rock & Beach July 17th: The Logic Rock & Pop July 24th: Johnny on the Spot - Rock, Alternative July 31st: The Newz Rock Concert goers are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to the event and to come early. United beverage will be on hand for those over 21 and food will be provided by Ice Cream Engineers. The Hickory Jaycees would like to thank this year's generous sponsors: Blue Ridge Harley Davidson, Carolina West Wireless, the Hickory Downtown Development Association, United Beverage, Iron Thunder Saloon, Ice Cream Engineers, the Focus Magazine, 8th Floor Media, and Wallace Printing. For more information about Hickory Alive contact Joanna Shere.
Let's Go Drag Boat Racing
by Troy Powell, State Vice President / Chairman of the Board - High Point Jaycees The High Point Jaycees are once again involved in Drag Boat Racing at Oak Hollow Lake in High Point. Lucas Oil Oak Hollow Drag Boat Race is scheduled for July 24, 25, 26 with 250 mph Top Fuel Dragboats! If you have never seen two boats going 250 mph, side by side, gliding on top of the water you are missing and amazing chemistry of power and physics. As many of you know, the High Point Jaycees hosted drag boat racing at Oak Hollow Lake before 2002 and it was the big fundraiser for the chapter. The races during this time became a financial burden on the chapter and the High Point Jaycees discontinued hosting the event. Seven years later, the High Point Jaycees have worked very hard to re-connect to the boat racing community and build new partnerships for our fundraising success. Photos by BricktownNationals.com and R/C Drag Boats
The High Point Jaycees will need help in 3 areas of the event and possibly a 4th: the Beer Garden, Parking, Trash Pick up, and serving Lemonade/Orangeade with
food. There are a limited number of spots that we can use for Jaycees to help with these events. Volunteer packets are being created which include a t-shirt and free admission for now. If you are interested in working this event with the High Point Jaycees, please notify Troy or call 336-736-7154 as soon as possible as the list has already began to grow with word getting out. You are guaranteed to have a blast! Event Schedule: Friday: Test & Tune 10 am - 4pm Open 9 am Saturday: Qualifying 10 am - 5pm Open 8 am Sunday: Eliminations 10 am - 5pm Top Fuel Hydro 11 am Gate Times: Friday:
Sat & Sun: Gates
Ticket Information: Friday July 24: $10 Sat July 25: $25 Sun July 26: $25 Pass: $50 Kids 12 & under FREE when accompanied by an adult
Raleigh Jaycees - PONY
by Meghann McGoun, Raleigh Jaycees The Raleigh Jaycees are pleased to welcome the top girls fastpitch softball teams from across the United States to Cary this July for the 2009 PONY Girls 12U & 14U Fastpitch Nationals Softball Tournament. PONY Baseball and Softball is designed to "Protect Our Nation's Youth" by providing experiences in youth baseball and softball that will help young people grow into healthier and happier adults. Since 2007, the Raleigh Jaycees have hosted a PONY national fastpitch softball tournament for girls, which is quickly becoming one of the area's signature sporting events. We hope that you take advantage of this exciting work environment. Volunteering at the PONY softball tournament is an easy and fun way to help out another Jaycee chapter. Volunteers will greet team members and their families at the gate, check tickets and sell daily/weekly passes. Tents or shade structures and water will be provided. You may bring lawn chairs, radios, books to read and signs to let patrons know your chapter is serving them and the community. A site captain will be assigned to all parks to assist your groups. Dates and Times Available: Saturday, July 25 7am-noon, 12 noon-5pm and 5-8pm Sunday, July 26 7am-1:30pm
Monday, July 27, 2009: 7am-12 noon, 12 noon-5pm and 5-8pm Tuesday, July 28, 2009: 7am-12 noon, 12 noon-5pm Wednesday, July 29, 2009 7am-noon, 1-4pm If you are interested volunteering with the Raleigh Jaycees, please contact Meghann McGoun or call 919-713-0031. For more information on the Raleigh Jaycees and the PONY Tournament, please visit Raleigh Jaycees or Pony.
Power of Pride
by Stacy Hanna, Triangle Regional Director The North Carolina Jaycees Triangle Region invites your to attend the "Power of Pride": Membership Recruitment Theory presented by USJC Chief of Staff, Jeff Lank. • Tired of your "standard" recruitment method? • Join us to learn about the Power of Pride! – Turn a suspect into an instant prospect – Show your pride of involvement – Tie the Jaycees to THEIR main passion/hobby – Event with benefits (WIIFM, Jaycees, Community) – Welcome them to the Jaycees • This program has worked for many chapters across the United States. Don't miss your chance to join in their success. Sunday, June 28th at 2:00 p.m. Raleigh Urban Design Center 133 Fayetteville St #100 Raleigh, NC 27601 RSVP to Stacy Hanna, Regional Director 919-521-3928
Save the Date -- Mid-year Convention
by Valerie Huffman, 73rd State President The Hickory Jaycees invite you to "Party Like a Rockstar" at Mid-year Convention on August 28-30, 2009 at Park Inn in Hickory, NC. Full registration in advance is $65, $80 late. (Advanced registration deadline
TBA) Full registration will include: Friday night entertainment, Saturday training, Saturday evening Awards Ceremony & Banquet (includes dinner), and Saturday night entertainment. Partial registrations are available as follows: Friday Night's Pool Party: $10 Saturday Training Only: $15 for Jaycees (non-Jaycee TBA) Saturday Night Rock Star Party Only: $20 Entertainment includes a Stars Under the Stars Pool Party on Friday night and a Rock Star Party with musical entertainment on Saturday. Room rate is ONLY $70 per night, if booked directly with the Park Inn of Hickory under the Jaycee block. For more information, contact the Hickory Jaycees.
Every Member Counts Program
by President Maria Hicks-Few, Vice President Membership and Training Hello fellow Jaycees, your Membership Team has developed a 45 day "Every Member Counts" Program for the State from (May 15 - July 1, 2009). We plan to roll out the program on our Quarterly Membership Conference call Thursday May 14, 2009 at 9:00 p.m. We plan to award a total of 25 additional POE points to all Chapters participating in this program. The Points will be awarded as follows: 1. 5 points for participating in the conference call Thursday May 14, 2009 at 9:00 p.m. We discussed all Membership Initiatives for the State, chapter success stories, and a Q&A period. 2. 20 additional points (5 per area) for each step in the Program. The steps in the program which gives you great ideas for recruiting will be rolled out during the call on the 14th. For any questions please contact Maria Hicks-Few.
NCJC License Plate - WIN $20
by Elizabeth Pfrogner, JCI Senate
Complere your NC Jaycees License Plate application by Saturday, August 29, 2009 and you will be entered into a drawing that covers your basic specialty plate fee. It's like getting your first year's plate for FREE! It's Simple: - Go to NCJC License Plate and download the application - Complete the plate application and either e-mail it to Elizabeth Pfrogner or mail it to the address on the form. - Pay using paypal online at the senate site, or by mailing a check or cash along with the application. That's It! Once you have completed these simple steps, you will be included in the drawing for the return of your $20 fee. Every paid application will be entered. We will be drawing at least 2 winners during the Saturday night festivities for the Mid Year Convention in Hickory.
You have to be registered to win so be sure to show your pride in our NC Jaycee organization and order your plate today!
Brochures - Why are they important?
by Troy Powell, State Vice President Marketing & Communications An old chinese proverb "a picture is worth a thousand words" is very true when Marketing an organization. A picture, brochure, or image can easily convey a message of Professionalism about your chapter without saying a word. A substantial amount of text is not necessary for Marketing. We are Young Professionals and
a key to Marketing our organization is advertising "Professionalism". I have asked new and seasoned Jaycees, "Who are the Jaycees?" and many people are often strapped for a consistent response.
Customizable Brochures for Local Chapters
Depending upon whom you ask, we are described as an organization for community service, leadership training, social group, and some just couldn't put who we are into words. Brochures have been created to assist you with your Marketing needs. The brochures are designed to portray professionalism of young professionals and to provide a "Road to Success" for marketing and recruiting. The various layouts which offer "Who we are", "What we do", and "What's in it for me" can help answer the question, "Who are the Jaycees?" in advertising. There are many opportunities to utilize brochures in Marketing your Chapter and this is just one of them. If your chapter doesn't currently have a brochure, please consider using one of the brochures developed by your Marketing Team. You can customize the logos, content, contact information, and event information. All brochures are located on our website under Marketing. For more information or to create your brochure, contact Troy Powell.
Begin Marketing Your Chapter Today!
STATE MEETINGS & EVENTS
May 14, 2009 - July 1, 2009 Every Member Counts Program, Contact Vice President Maria Hicks-Few July 18, 2009 CPG Judging and Competitions, Exec Meeting, Contact PM Amy Barton August 28-30 NCJC Mid-year Convention - Sponsored by the Hickory Jaycees, Chairperson Board of Director's Meeting, General Membership Meeting, Executive Committee Meeting
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NORTH CAROLINA REGIONAL CALENDARS
Foothills Region - Regional Director Marson Nance June 26 Hickory Alive, Hickory Jaycees Also being held on June 26 and July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 Union Square, Contact Anna Price June 27 Texas Hold'Em Tournament, Elkin Jaycees Also being held on Aug 1, Sept 19, Oct 24, Nov 14 Elkin Jaycees Hut, Contact Otis Gillette at 336-793-6474 July 4 6474 Elkin's Golfing in the Dark, Elkin Jaycees Mt. Airy 8pm Captains Choice 18 Holes, Contact Otis Gillette at 336-793-6474 Aug 15 793-6474 Oct 17 Wine Tour, Elkin Jaycees TBA 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Contact Otis Gillette at 336-793-6474 Elking Jaycees Night Golf Tournament, Elkin Jaycees Mt. Airy 5pm 9 Holes with Cash Prizes, Contact Otis Gillette at 336July 17 4th of July Celebration, Elkin Jaycees Elkin Municipal Park - All Day, Contact Otis Gillette at 336-793-
Mountain Region - Regional Contact Vice President Dann Dunn Dec 3-7 Bahamas Baby, Brevard Jaycees Bahamas Cruise, Contact Nancy Black
Metrolina Region - Regional Contact Vice President Dann Dunn July 4 4th of July Week Festivities, Faith Jaycees Help Needed June 29, July 3, July 4 Contact Brent McLimore 704-640-5836 or Blair Kimmer Sept Rowan County Fair, Faith Jaycees 21-26 Contact Brent McLimore 704-640-5836 or Blair Kimmer
Piedmont Triad Region - Regional Director Melanie Coble June 22 Come Get Your Just Desserts, Asheboro Jaycees
NC Jaycee Headquarters 6:30 p.m., Contact Aimee Scotton June 27 Lexington Annual Golf Tournament, Lexington Jaycees Lexington Golf Club 2pm, Contact Monica Morgan July 1 Jaycees High Point M-Night - Putt Putt Tournament / HAMS, High Point Putt Putt Golf & Games, Contact Troy D. Powell July 4 Uncle Sam Jam - July4th Celebration, High Point Jaycees Oak Hollow Lake Park - Fireworks, Contact Natasha Powell
July Lucas Oil Oak Hollow Drag Boat Race, High Point Jaycees 24-26 Oak Hollow Lake Park - Event Flyer, Conact Troy D. Powell
Triangle Region - Regional Director Stacy Hanna June 28 Power of Pride, Triangle Region Raleigh Urban Design Center 2pm, Contact Stacy Hanna
Sandhills Region - Regional Director Dana Kaufman June 27 Wii Wars: MarioKart Tournament, Central Carolina Jaycees Millers' House, Contact Kelly Miller June 30 Hut Clean Up Day, Central Carolina Jaycees The Hut 5pm - 7pm, Contact Kelly Miller
Down East Region - Regional Contact Vice President Jeff Zabawa
Coastal Region - Regional Director Stephen Simms Aug 8 Cystic Fibrosis Telethon, Craven County Jaycees, Help Needed 12pm - 12am at First Baptist Church New Bern, NC Contact Jessica Cotto 252-876-7997 Onslow County Fair, Jacksonville Jaycees Contact Cindy Stope 910-340-4507
Oct 22 Coastal Carolina Ag Fair, Craven County Jaycees Craven County Jaycees Fairgrounds, Contact Jessica Cotto
Continues through November 1st
Tar River Region - Regional Contact Vice President Jeff Zabawa Aug 8 Flem Whitt Beach Music Festival, Roxboro Jaycees 12 pm - 5 pm, Contact Mike Slaughter
Albemarle Region - Regional Contact Vice President Jeff Zabawa