The Ann Arbor Jaycees
General Membership Meeting Agenda
October 2nd, 2008
Call to Order – Scott Chisholm, President 7:30pm rake in the awards! Cost is $65 for a weekend of FUN FUN FUN.
Pledge of Allegiance Tami points out pictures in the back room.
Thought for the Day: - “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug 3. Texas Hold'Em Fundraiser: Dates TBD but throughout November.
used by mankind.” – Rudyard Kipling. Location: LIVE@ PJ’s 102 S 1st St, Ann Arbor. Time: 5pm-2am.
Contact: Scott Zechiel (734) 718-9153. Let's shuffle up and deal!
Additions and Corrections to the Agenda – Scott Chisholm Tony Hoover says we can do up to 16 nights during the month of
Nov. Tony doesn’t know much about poker, so went on Wikipedia to
find out more. Keyword: Royal Flush! There will be some food/drink
Member to Member Messages – Jackie Kimmel Will be collected at break
as Jackie is leaving early, or you can email her.
discounts at the location. Huge staffing event needs your help.
People’s Choice Award – Scott Chisholm
1. Business Tour:Urquhart's Tree Farm Contact: Tom McAllister, 734-
Special Foundation Presentation: Neutral Zone Christine Wagner, Grants 945-3924 or firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Saturday, Nov 22, 2008
Administrator. Laurie from NZ accepts the grant on behalf of her organization: Time: 10am - 12pm Location: Urquhart's Tree Farm, 10000
A teen center on Washington and 5th in Ann Arbor for HS aged kids to hang Jerusalem Rd, Chelsea, MI 48118. Get a "behind-the-scenes" look
out after school. Goal is to connect with HS aged youth with the community at how a real Christmas tree farm operates. Take a tour of the farm,
since A2/Ypsi is a very college-oriented area. Very excited to hit 10 yrs as a a wagon ride through the trees, and stop at the gift shop on the way
grassroots organization. Started as a place for kids to perform for one another. out. This will be an invaluable learning experience before our own
456 registered kids every week, last year 14,000 kids came through the door. Christmas Tree Sales! Afterwards, join us at Scott Chisholm's house
Tutoring, snacks, pool, community dinners, concerts, open mike, recording to watch the Michigan - Ohio State game! More details to follow.
studio w/dj classes, record label and visual arts (especially digital media arts). Contact should be Dan Saims. s
“Building Bridges” is a new program that will be supported by the Ann Arbor
2. Morning Edition. Contact: Tami Bishop,
Jaycees. It will be a 7wk intensive curriculum culminating in a Detroit Summer
project connecting community organizers there with our kids here. They will email@example.com. A dynamic morning program designed
create a presentation to educate their peers and the community about their by the Ann Arbor Area Chamber of Commerce to keep members up-
experience. A2JCs are invited to view that presentation! to-date on community issues. Attendees enjoy a buffet breakfast
while they network with other attendees and listen to speakers.
Introductions: What is your favorite Halloween costume? Giant JC sign-in Wednesday, Oct 15th, 7:00am - 08:45am, Weber's Inn, 3050
sheet, Stormtrooper, Betsy Ross, Scary Clown, Willy Wonka and an Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor. Cost: $25.
OompaLoompa, Slutty Cop, Man in an Outhouse, Minute Man, Teenage 3. Networks! Contact: Tami Bishop, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mutant Ninja Turtle. Create new business relationships through the “Power Mingle” along
with opportunities to learn from key business leaders. October 8th,
Awards – Scott Chisholm Time: 11:30-1:00pm. Four Points by Sheraton Ann Arbor, 3200
Jaycee of the Month (September) Jamie Coker and Laurie Beake for Health &
Newcomer of the Month (September)
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT VICE PRESIDENT – Jessica Pelleran,
Jaycee of the Quarter (3rd Quarter)
GMM Project Promotion Winners (September)
Community Service Commission (Green sign-up sheets):
1. Motor Meals. Contact: Dan Saims 248-752-0569 or
Ann Arbor Jaycees Foundation Report – John Grycza John points out
email@example.com Date: Saturday, October 11th at 9:30am. Location:
Ishop.com as a way to raise money for the Foundation, as well as the Kroger
Motor Meals of Ann Arbor, 2025 Traverwood Drive Suite F. Please
volunteer two hours of your time to deliver meals to local seniors. A
large car or SUV needed each date (enough trunk room to transport a
MANAGEMENT VICE PRESIDENT – Tami Bishop,
couple of coolers). Future date: Nov 8th. Two little old ladies get some
help from Dan Saims on their crossword puzzle. They are very excited
about playing Twister on Game Day with Dan!
1. Christmas Tree Sales Committee Meeting
2. Cell Phones for Safe House. Contact: John Blossey 989-493-2256 or
Date:Mon, October 6th, 2008 Time: 7pm Location: 3150 Boardwalk firstname.lastname@example.org. Please bring used cell phones to the GMM or
St, Ann Arbor. Contact: John Blossey, 989-493-2256, we can arrange for pick up or provide prepaid shipping envelopes.
email@example.com. We have some really cool ideas for this Phones are used to help victims of domestic abuse.
year. Come be part of the fun! Project dates: November 30 - 3. Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House. Contact: Laura Saims 248-756-
December 20. Santa Claus, instead of John Blossey, tells us about 0690 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please bring pop tabs to the GMM.
Trees. Committee meeting is at Damon’s on Monday. Be there if you Proceeds from recycling the tabs are used to support 4 local Ronald
want to stay on Santa’s good list! McDonald Houses, which house families of seriously ill children during
2. Fall Convention. Contact: Tami Bishop, 734-272-7489. Project date: times of need.
November 7-9, 2008. Location: Midland MI. Meet Jaycees from 4. Senior Citizen Game Day. Contact Darci Watson 517-605-6400 or
around the state, get great training and cheer the chapter on as we email@example.com Date: 12/08/08 - We will be going to a senior
The Ann Arbor Jaycees
General Membership Meeting Agenda
October 2nd, 2008
citizen’s center and spend a couple of hours entertaining the folks. 1. Competitions at 3rd Quarter MIJC Convention. Contact: Jeff
We will play cards, board games, or just chat. We may even have a Poissant, (313) 587-5619 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Friday night
knitting contest! Come out and have fun! at convention, November 7. Need to brush up on your speaking,
Government and Civic Involvement (Green Sign-up Sheets): writing, debating, interviewing, and/or Jeopardy skills? Competing in
4. Digital TV Transaction. Contact: Darci Watson 517-605-6400 or competitions is a great way to hone these skills to help you at home,
email@example.com. Date: TBD - The Michigan Jaycees / Ann work, or wherever. Come out and support our chapter! You could
Arbor Jaycees have partnered with Michigan Broadcasters of also be a judge as well.
America to help with the Digital TV Transaction. This change will
take place by February 09 and A2 JC’s will make sure Ann Arbor MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT VICE PRESIDENT – Jennifer Stalmack
citizens can obtain the required coupons to get free and reduced firstname.lastname@example.org
price boxes. Membership Retention, Growth and New Chapters
Children and Youth (Green Sign-up Sheets): 1. Ethnic Food Dinner Club Contact: Jennifer Paul,
5. Warm the Children. Contact: Laura Saims 248-756-0690 or email@example.com or (517) 206-0449. Tuesday, October 7,
firstname.lastname@example.org. Date: November 10, 2008. This project 7pm. Location: Mediterrano, 2900 S State St, Ann Arbor
provides warm winter outerwear clothing for underprivileged children in (Mediterranean Food) Jamie Palmby draws a name from those who
the community – we help families shop for clothing with funds donated. attended 2/3 meals. Winner: Michelle McAllister.
2. Junior Jaycee Jamboree Contact: Sara Maddock,
BREAK 8:28 - 8:30
email@example.com or (734) 649-1180. Thursday, October
Guests - If you are interested in joining, please fill out an information 16th, 6pm (note date change). Location: Intersection of Dexter-Ann
sheet and see Jennifer Stalmack or anyone on the Membership Team.
Arbor and Zeeb Rd, Ann Arbor. Bring your little Jaycees for a visit to
All - Please submit your People's Choice award ballots and sign-up for the Pumpkin Patch. Hayrides, animals, and – of course – pumpkins!
Bring the kids in costumes and get your cameras ready! Afterwards
we will be hosted at Karen Haberland’s house for cider and more fun.
INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT – Jeff Poissant firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Karen at 734-665-7203 for directions.
313-587-5619, Melissa Knitter email@example.com 734-709-7867,
3. Meet the Jaycees Contact: Jaime Palmby,
and Molly Warns firstname.lastname@example.org 734-730-2691
email@example.com or (734) 417-3267. Thursday, October
Personal Development (Purple Sign-up Sheets):
30, 7:30pm. Location: Wiard’s Apple Orchard, 5565 Merritt Rd,
1. Book Club: Contact: Deena Frye firstname.lastname@example.org, 734-332-1829
Ypsilanti. Guests & current members are invited to join us for fun
or Gretchen Dieterle, 734-223-4500. Wednesday, September 24,
visiting the orchard for hayrides, bonfires, cinnamon donuts & cider,
Should be Mon, Oct 27th. 7:00pm. Location: the new Borders, 3140
or scary haunted houses! We’ll head out afterward for drinks!
Lohr Rd. Ann Arbor. This months book is Incredibly Close by
4. Springboard and Degrees Contact Info: Jen Riggs at
Jonathon Safran Foer. Come out to Borders for good conversation
email@example.com or 734-660-4208 Show off all of your Jaycee
and good coffee. If you want to read ahead, November: Songs
accomplishments! See Jen!
Without Words by Ann Packer. Free drinks if you come to Book club
5. Membership Orientation Dinner Contact information: Jennifer
thanks to Tom McAllister. Not everyone reads the book, so don’t be
Stalmack, firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 6:30
pm. Location: Cubs AC, 1950 Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
2. DIA Trip: Contact: Melissa Knitter email@example.com, 734-
Come and learn the history of the Jaycees. Enjoy a night out with
709-7867. Sunday, October 26. Location: Detroit Institute of Arts
new members like you. Let Jennifer know if you are looking to
5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48202. The DIA is
advance in your Springboard and Degrees as this is a good place to
something to be proud of; founded in 1885. The new renovation
fulfill your requirements.
makes it over 6,000 sq ft with 8 galleries. It was the first public
museum to have a Van Gogh (Self-portrait).
Chapter Activities Commission
3. Bartending: Contact: Janelle Baranowski firstname.lastname@example.org or
6. Chicago Weekend Trip Contact: Deena Frye (email@example.com)
734-262-1433. Date: Wednesday, Oct 22. Further details TBD.
or Margaret VanAlstine (firstname.lastname@example.org). Fri, Nov 14 – Sun,
4. Thanksgiving Dinner: Contact: Mike Cha email@example.com, 734-
Nov 16. Sign up to attend this weekend trip and take advantage of
709-6080. Sunday, November 23. Location: Weatherstone
the group rate for the hotel! Options available for travel and there will
Clubhouse, 1660 Weatherstone Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Time is
be fun group or individual activities planned! Pick up your info packet
from 4-8pm. If you signed up, please write in what dish you plan to
tonight! Winners of the Chicago Trip Quiz receive . . . . info flyers
bring. There will be an online sign-up as well.
about the project!
5. Laser Tag: Contact: Melissa Knitter firstname.lastname@example.org, 734-
7. ChocolateFest Thursday, October 23rd at 7 p.m. Contact Info: Leah
709-7867. Wednesday, December 3, 6:30pm. Location: Zap Zone,
Followell at email@example.com Location: 100 S. Davenport,
2809 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor. A chair opportunity is still available!
Saline Bring your favorite chocolate dish and share with your fellow
Professional Development (Purple sign-up sheets)
chocolate lovers. Prizes will be awarded to various contest winners.
7-9 pm. Leah will bring plates, napkins etc. Chocolate trivia quiz
The Ann Arbor Jaycees
General Membership Meeting Agenda
October 2nd, 2008
winners receive chocolate for their knowledge. Please give me the yellow copy of your sign in sheets immediately after
your projects run.
People’s Choice Award Winner – Scott Chisholm Jamie Coker and Laurie
Beake for Health & Fitness Fair. Newsletter Editor’s Report – Contact: Jackie Kimmel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Presidential Pins – Scott Chisholm Awarded to Jamie Coker, Laurie Beake, All submissions for the May Crier, including Member to Member
Karen Haberland, Sara Stabenow, Nicole Blossey, and Karen Haberlands for Messages, are due on Friday, October 3rd, at midnight.
Health & Fitness Fair. Member to member messages can be filled out tonight or via the internet
Presidential Address –Scott Chisholm Elections are next month, and an Don't forget to send pictures to the Crier Editor from this past month's
election Crier is coming out this month. If you would like to run for a spot, projects! Please submit to email@example.com.
especially Director for which there are 15 open spots. There are also many
appointed positions such as Treasurer, Crier Editor etc. Serving on the Board Treasurer's Report – Russ Trapp, firstname.lastname@example.org
has been some of the best times of Scott’s life. There’s no better way to take If you need reimbursed for a chapter project, see me at the beginning of
in everything that the Jaycees has to offer than by serving on the Board. You the meeting or ASAP.
will have the most fun and make lifelong friends. Fay Poissant is running for
Don’t forget that you can renew your membership online with PayPal!
President of the MI Jaycees, and she could use our support, although Scott
New members… you can join as well.
cannot make it this time. There are different seminars to participate in, as well
as a lot of fun. Account Balances as of Thursday, October 2nd, 2008:
o Checking: $4,173.32
New Member Installation - Any guests who would like to join the Ann Arbor o Savings: $16,244.88
Jaycees are invited to do so at this time. 2 new members recite the oath:
Leah Followell and _______ . CIO Report – Ed Borden, email@example.com
You can always check out the chapter calendar online at a2jaycees.org.
Our great website has photos of recent events, documents for project
Adjourn with the Jaycee Creed: Led by Sara Maddock. implementation, and so much more! Check it out!
That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;
That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;
That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise;
That government should be of laws rather than of men;
That earth's great treasure lies in human personality;
And that service to humanity IS THE BEST WORK OF LIFE!
POST MEETING AFTERGLOW - We call it the meeting after the meeting, but
with friends, food and drinks! Join us at Cub’s AC on S. Industrial right after
the meeting. We look forward to seeing you! It’s a Jaycee tradition!
SIGN UP SHEETS - If you saw something or read about something you’d like
to get involved with or even just get more information on, please sign up on
the sheets in the back of the room. Someone from that committee will contact
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO COULD BENEFIT BY JOINING THE ANN
ARBOR JAYCEES? Chapter growth means bringing the benefits of
membership to everyone! Please see Jennifer Stalmack or anyone on the
Board of Directors to refer a new member. You can also e-mail us at
NETWORKING - Each month you can swap business cards and network with
other Jaycees between 7:00pm and 7:30pm, just before the GMM. It’s the
meeting before the meeting.
Secretary’s Report – Sara C. Maddock, firstname.lastname@example.org, (734)
E-mail your roster updates to email@example.com.