The Official Newsletter of the Chandler Jaycees April 2005
President: Nicole Posten
On Monday, March 21st the Jaycees lost a friend, a leader and a great man. Erick Cook, the current Phoenix Jaycee President passed away. I met Erick only about one month after I joined the Chandler Jaycees. He was one of the first Jaycees I met that wasn’t in my own chapter. He was immediately nice to me. If I ever needed anything, I knew I could count on Erick to help me out. When we went to LPS I went to my room to find a guy assigned as my roommate. I went to Erick and asked him to switch his room, so that I wouldn’t feel uncomfortable rooming with a man I didn’t know. Erick was totally cool about it and switched the rooms. He was always trying to do good by others and had a sense of humor about life. I will miss him dearly, as many of our Jaycees around the state will as well. Please keep his family in your prayers as they mourn their loss. This coming month will be jammed packed with activities all around the valley: starting with PAC-ID on the 2nd. This is our third annual event and thanks to a great Chairwoman, Lisa Abbett and her chair people it will be another success. Following that we have Country Thunder from April 14-17. If you haven’t signed up to work, contact Kris Preston at email@example.com. It should be a great weekend of making money, driving golf carts and partying with the cowboys! To end the month we have our first quarter convention in Tempe!! This will be a great convention as it is combined with 4 other states for our annual GAI meeting. We will be booze cruising on Friday night, steak dinner on Saturday and board meeting on Sunday. There will be competitions and training all day Saturday, so I hope all can make it! It is guaranteed to be a great time. Please fill out the form and send in your money ASAP! See you all the next general meeting at Chandler Regional Hospital, in the Auditorium in the Morrison Building on Tuesday April 12 at 7pm!
Chairwoman of the Board: Kris Preston
Friends & Memories…… With all the promises that different organizations make…….I think that these are two very important items that make or break why people join and stay with any group. That’s why I joined the Jaycees…..to meet people and make new friends. I have met hundreds of people in my years as a Jaycee, but more importantly I have made some very good friends. Throughout the years I have also had some wonderful experiences, from volunteering at projects, training opportunities, state, national and international conventions, and just hanging out with friends I have made in the Jaycees. The fond memories from all these events will stay with me forever.
Recently the Jaycees lost a good friend and leader, Mr. Erick Cook of the Phoenix Jaycees. I feel that I had a good friend in Erick and I have some wonderful memories of projects and events that we shared together. I will miss him immensely and the Jaycees are certainly going to miss his fun personality! It is very difficult for some of us to deal with death, especially when God takes someone so young, with so much of life ahead of them. I’m sure that Erick is in a better place, where there is no suffering and he can be happy forever. Remember to live life to the fullest! Share your feelings with those you love each day, don’t miss the opportunity to be kind to others, thank God for the gifts He gives us, and give back more than you are given. Make friends and create lasting memories, for no one knows what tomorrow will bring. Kris Preston Chairwoman of the Board
Management Vice President: Lisa Biggs
We as a nation are simply getting busier. We work longer hours and are much more active with our families. After a while, we find ourselves short on time, and overwhelmed with piles of paper and clutter. But, it’s never too late to take control and restore order in your life. This is where a professional organizer can make all the difference! A couple of weeks ago, some of us attended a seminar with Jill Graham, professional organizer and owner of Operation: Organize! Jill’s mother taught her the basics of organizing. She sorted crayons as early as two and sorted and purged clothes, CD’s and magazines as a teenager. Now, she helps children, teachers, homemakers and busy professionals organize their classrooms and residential spaces. She helped us learn tips for organizing all sorts of things to save time and reduce stress by making it easy to find things. Before becoming a professional organizer, Jill worked in the educational field for over ten years. She spent many of those years as a successful primary teacher. Again, though, her organizing skills were always useful: she not only taught organizing principles to children as young as five, she helped organize interns, student teachers, teachers and other school personnel. Jill now enjoys teaching professional development classes in classroom organization and management in a local school district. For more information, you can contact Jill directly Phone: 602.980.8143 Fax: 480.883.8899 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Her website is beautiful! http://www.operationorganize.net
Community Vice-President: Lisa Abbett PAC – ID Protect-A-Child Identification Event
When: Sat. April 2nd Where: 3 S. Arizona Place, Dr A.J. Chandler park, just southeast of the San Marcos hotel. All Chandler Jaycee volunteers will get a Chandler Jaycee hat and all volunteers will get a tshirt. Please contact Lisa Abbett at 602-909-5355 or email@example.com if you want to volunteer and have not made arrangements with myself or Rick Griffin.
Lisa Abbett Community Vice President PAC-ID Committee Chair
Charter Member: David Lang
The Real Estate Update The Real estate market is as strong as it has ever been. Due to an increasing demand around 450 people moving to Arizona per day this has created a limited supply of homes for sale resulting in increasing real estate prices. This has also created a condition for sellers that allows them to receive well above asking price for there homes as in some cases homes on the market have received up to 50+ offers on one house on the market. What does this mean for you. Well if you don’t own a home yet you should really consider buying now since rising prices will make it more difficult in the future to be able to afford a new home. If you have ever considered real estate investing this is the time to branch out and purchase your investment properties as growing values can out perform most other investments available. If you own a home this is the time to upgrade, the larger the property the higher the amount of appreciation, tax deductions and lifestyle you could receive. With increasing appreciation most have equity they are not aware of; this equity does not have to be used for the purchase of your new home allowing you to have a full reserve in your bank account as you enjoy your more spacious new home. If you would like any more details on what you can do to capitalize on this market feel free to contact me for your FREE consultation.
General Member: Jim Conner
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General Member: Christy Lamb
Introductions All Around As new members Jay and I would like to introduce ourselves. First, let’s start with Jay, who is almost an Arizona Native having moved here as a very young boy. He graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and plans to run for either Mayor of Tempe or house of represents in a few years. Jay also has his own business, "Internal Communications", specializing in residential cabling; house wiring, system integration, access controls, residential security, and whatever else you can think of. Certainly, let Jay know if you would like to incorporate some of his services in either your home or office. I moved to AZ almost a year ago from WA State where I was a Realtor. I am now rebuilding my business here with Arizona Best Real Estate. I also do painting such as murals & faux painting. I absolutely love the sun and therefore Arizona is a perfect fit for me. I studied architecture for 4 years, and have building homes for several years. I love to volunteer for various things, and the Jaycees is a wonderful outlet for me to do that. Outside of the Jaycees, I also have dedicated one day a month to a Horse Rescue in Maricopa. I have a vivacious 6 year old daughter, Winter, who most of you probably know by now. If any of you are thinking of buying, selling, painting, or updating your home, just give us a call [Christy(480) 654-2810 or Jay-(480) 329-4090]. We could certainly use the help getting our businesses back off the ground. Of course, if you would just like to hang out, have lunch or maybe meet for happy hour, give use a call.
A Note from Chris Henningsen: AZ Community Development VP
Hello Folks, I want to personally thank Lisa & The Chandler Jaycees for all of the planning that they have done with there PAC ID project. I have heard a lot about it throughout the Jaycees as well as the community. This is a great project, and I really encourage all of us to attend this event. The Chandler Jaycees had a great event last year, and will be even more successful this year. They have a great team of volunteers that have spent several months on this project. I look forward in seeing all of you at the Chandler Jaycees PAC ID Event. I have also attached an event flyer to this email for your reference. Lisa, if there is anything special you need from each chapter please let us know we would be more then happy to assist with your project. Thank You for your time, Chris Henningsen 2005 Arizona Jaycee Community Development Vice President
April’s Quote of the Month
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill
Happy Birthday April Babies Diane Sierenberg
Chandler Jaycees Remember Eric Cook Eric Cook 85th President Phoenix Jaycees 1975-2005 Memorial Services: April 30th, 2005 @ 1:00pm First Presbyterian Church 10236 N. 83rd Ave. Peoria, AZ 85345 623-979-4682 Flowers may be sent to this location. If you would like to send cards or monetary donations please make all checks and cards to Carol Grencevicz (Eric’s Mom). Mail them to: Cathy Wendland c/o Carol Grencevicz 25426 W Riverside St. Buckeye, AZ 85326
*** Please do not send flowers at this time. Thank You***
2005 Chandler Jaycees Board of Directors!
President Chairwoman of the Board Management Vice-President Community Vice-President Individual Development Vice-President Membership Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Management Director Newsletter Editor Website Editor Nicole Posten Kris Preston Lisa Biggs Lisa Abbett Tracy Martinez Jessica Jaramillo Diane Sierenberg Erin Edick Christian Nobles Sarah Lang Steve Schmidt
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Arizona Junior Chamber proudly hosts the 2005 Great American Institute Annual Meeting April 29th-May 1st in Tempe, Arizona
Fiesta Inn Resort
2100 S. Priest Drive
Phone number for reservations: (480) 967-1441 or toll free 1-800-528-6481 Room Rate: $79.00 (plus tax) per room per night
*The Fiesta Inn offers a courtesy shuttle service for out of state guest. There is a call box on the wall in baggage claim for guests to contact the hotel and have the hotel shuttle service pick guests up. *Look for great deals flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport!
Tempe, AZ 85282
Registration Fee: $40.00
Includes: Convention Registration/Training and Saturday lunch Early Registration Deadline: March 20, 2005 $40.00 Regular Registration: March 21 to April 15, 2005 $45.00 Late Registration: After April 15, 2005 $50.00 *All Arizona Jaycees pay a $25.00 registration fee!
Friday Night Festivities to begin at 5:30 p.m.
$20.00 Includes: Reception dinner at Tempe Town Park and Sunset Boat Cruise on Tempe Town Lake. (Two beverages per person included in Sunset Boat Cruise) Karaoke social from 9:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. on the patio at the Fiesta Inn. *Meet in the hotel lobby and ready to leave the Fiesta Inn at 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Night Festivities to begin at 6:00 p.m.
$21.00 Includes: Dinner and Live Entertainment at the T-Bone Steakhouse. Menu: 8 oz. Top Sirloin with a baked potato or ½ Chicken Includes: salad, cowboy beans, bread & butter, coffee, and iced tea. *Meet in the hotel lobby and ready to leave the Fiesta Inn at 5:15 p.m.
For more information contact Amber Allison (480) 968-1980 or E-mail: Kokopellibaskets@aol.com All checks payable to the Arizona Jaycees and Mail to 2427 South Evergreen Road. Tempe, AZ 85282
Arizona Junior Chamber proudly host the 2005 Great American Institute Annual Meeting April 29th-May 1st in Tempe, Arizona
Name: State: Position: Address: City, State, and Zip Code: Phone: E-mail:
Sign me up for the following:
(Please circle your choice) Early Registration (postmarked by March 20th, 2005) Regular Registration (postmarked before April 15th, 2005) Late Registration (postmarked after April 15th, 2005 Arizona Jaycees $40.00 $45.00 $50.00 $25.00
(Please circle if you will be attending) Friday Night Festivities at Tempe Town Lake Saturday Night Dinner at the T-Bone Steakhouse
Circle your dinner choice: Steak or Chicken
$20.00 $21.00 $______
Total Amount Due: All checks payable to the Arizona Jaycees and
Mail to 2427 South Evergreen Road. Tempe, AZ 85282
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