JCI Lancaster-Lancaster Area Jaycees Volume 1, Issue 2 Showin’ Some February 2008 Love in February Our Chapter President Travels to Tulsa for Leadership Academy Leadership Academy jects, and presentations Chamber service center , Inside this issue: was held January 10-13 regarding what the Jay- which includes the Lead- in Tulsa, Oklahoma. cees are all about. Kevin ership Hall of Fame and Kevin was one of seven is enthusiastic about historical items from Dog Shelter 2 selected from Ohio to bringing the message Jaycees of the past. Supply Drive attend this conference. back to our members Jaycees were hand se- and turning our chapter lected by National Presi- around. He is looking All State in 2 dent Denice O’Neil. Den- forward to implementing Dayton ice selected only 200 more leadership oppor- candidates from across tunities in our chapter Chapter visits 2 the United States to at- and making an impact in Banquet tend. The following Jay- our community. Kevin cees from Ohio were: would like to see our Bingo at Rockmill 3 chapter flourish and be Bill Callison-Riverside , number one in the state Dave and Bethany in 2008. Kevin felt privi- Happy Valentines 3 Grate–Hilliard, Heather leged to be a part of a Day Austin– Northmont, Den- great training weekend, nis Coy– North Canton learning so much more and Thomas Blower– Getting to know 3 than he ever knew about you Cincinnati (not in pic- the Jaycees. Along with ture). the trainings, Kevin also Kevin spent two full days had the opportunity to Letter from the 4 in trainings, group pro- 2008 President visit the U.S. Junior Special points of interest: Mark your calendars for the Show your Love Dog Shelter Sup- ply Drive on February 9th Coming in March, more information about the Year End Celebration in Memphis Next months issue, there will be highlights from Charter Night and Thunder Alley Show your Love Dog Shelter Supply Drive We want to show our love for dogs could use include dog food, metal in need this Valentine season. We bowls, towels, blankets, paper tow- Look for upcoming information on the are doing another dog shelter sup- els, bleach, dog crates or carriers. Year End Celebration in Memphis in ply drive on February 9th from So we hope that you will all have next months newsletter! 10am-12 noon at the Fair- some heart and give your field County Dog Shelter. time to this supply drive. The shelter is located on If you would like to be a Granville Pike, next to the part of the project, please Humane Society. Alicia La email us at jcilan- Follette has secured both firstname.lastname@example.org or Ultimate Look salon loca- contact Kimberly Valen- tions for donations. The tine at 215-6835. dog shelter itself will also have a donation box. Items that the shelter All State Convention Year End Celebration in Dayton Its that time of year again! Time for Friday and encourage you to join us for this a celebration of our accomplish- Saturday celebration. Kimberly will be get- ments! The Year End Celebration night party, ting some rooms together for our and Awards Ceremony at the Jay- land lunch chapter, if interested, please con- cees All State Convention in Day- and dinner on tact her at 215-6835. ton. The convention will be held Saturday. You February 15-17 at the Howard bring your Johnson located at 7575 Poe Ave- own bever- Job Fair is coming in March– if nue in Dayton, Ohio. The registra- ages. It’s a you have any ideas for this tion fee is $37.00 for the entire great time and project, we would love to hear weekend, which includes state reg- if you have from you! We need pictures for istration, parties, finger foods for never gone, I our booth!! Chapter Members Visit Chillicothe Appreciation Banquet On Wednesday, January 16, Kimberly and energy to projects throughout 2007, a great time socializ- Valentine and Dustyn Dancy visited the the Chillicothe Jaycees honored someone ing with other mem- Chillicothe Jaycees 74th Annual Appre- in the community they feel has contrib- bers from our re- ciation Banquet held at the Chillicothe uted outstanding service to Ross County gion. They encour- Country Club. This is a time for the Chil- with an “ Outstanding Citizen” award. age anyone inter- licothe Jaycees to honor those in their This years recipient was Ed Bahana. Kim- ested in visiting an- community who have contributed to their berly, as former district director for 2007, other chapter to success throughout the year. Along with also handed out awards at the banquet for organize a visit to a presenting awards to local businesses and the chapters accomplishments in our re- another chapters people who have volunteered their time gion for 2007. Kimberly and Dustyn had event in our region. Page 2 Showin’ Some Love in February Bingo at Rockmill Rehabilitation Center It only takes one hour on the first David both Sunday of the month to make a dif- bring smiles ference. Each month, we host Bingo to the resi- at Rockmill Rehabilitation Center dents at from 2-3pm. Jaycees help to bring Rockmill. residents into the dining hall for a We encour- competitive hour of Bingo playing. age you to Rockmill Rehabilitation Center Each player who wins Bingo is join us on 3680 Dolson Court NW given a quarter for their win. At the February Carroll, OH 43112 end of four rounds, we offer a black 3rd. The out round worth two quarters. The smiles you 740-654-0641 residents love it! They can redeem bring to those residents faces is Chairperson: their quarters for treats. The resi- worth the hour you take out of your Amy Stone dents especially enjoy when we Sunday to participate! Hope to see bring our Junior Jaycees to the you there! event. We have had Colin and Happy Valentines Day! Did you know? Valentine’s Day is a saints day Chaucer in High Middle Ages, when the tradition cialized holidays in the United States to follow. commemorating Saint Valentine on February 14. of courtly love flourished. The day is most The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates It’s a traditional day on which lovers express closely associated with the mutual exchange of that approximately one billion valentines are their love for each other; sending cards, donat- love notes in the form of “valentines.” Modern sent each year world wide, making the day the ing to charity, or gifting candy. It’s very common valentine symbols include the heart-shaped second largest card-sending holiday of the year to present flowers on Valentine’s Day. The holi- outline and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since behind Christmas. The association estimates day is named after two men, both Christian mar- the 19th century, handwritten notes have been that women purchase approximately 85% of all tyrs among numerous Early Christian martyrs largely given way to mass-produced greeting valentines. ( from Wikipedia, the free encyclope- named Valentine. The day became associated cards. The mid-nineteenth century Valentine’s dia, redirected from Valentine’s Day) with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Day trade was a harbinger of further commer- Getting to Know your Fellow Jaycees Each month, we will be high- liard chapters, helping form the team, with family members to sup- lighting members of our Lancaster chapter in 2003. Amy port the cause, being a survivor chapter in the “Getting to originally joined the Jaycees to herself. One of the events that Amy Know You” column of the make new friends and meet boys. would like to see this year is a tour newsletter. For the month of One of the things Amy is looking of the Sherman House with Amy as February, we will get to know forward to in 2008 is working the our tour guide. Amy works at the Amy Stone, since she was Lancaster Festival and Make a Dif- Sherman House and loves history. the originator of this idea for ference Day. One of the events Amy Amy has varied interests and hob- the column. Amy has been a enjoys doing is Relay for Life and bies– she loves collecting items, ask member since 2001, origi- after doing it with the chapter, de- her about her Barbie collection, nally of the Logan and Hil- cided she would create her own along with hanging out with family and friends, reading, and listening to music. Thank you, Amy for shar- ing with us! Volume 1, Issue 2 Page 3 The Jaycee Creed JCI Lancaster-Lancaster Area Jaycees We believe: P.O. Box 973 Lancaster, OH 43130 That faith in God gives meaning and purpose; Www.lancasterareajaycees.org Www.myspace.com/ That the brotherhood of man transcends the jcilancaster sovereignty of nations; Email us at: email@example.com That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise; Check us out That government should be of laws rather online!! than of men; That Earth’s great treasure lies in human Taking Care of Business in personality; 2008! And Dustyn Dancy– Secretary and Newsletter Editor 2008 That service to humanity is the best missdesert- firstname.lastname@example.org work of life. Or email@example.com Letter from the President Welcome to 2008! My first month you can make the difference!! I am Taking care of business! as President of our chapter has looking forward to working with In Jaycees, been very hectic! With all the you all and sharing what I have trainings I got while in Tulsa, I am learned. This will be a learning Kevin R. Combs back, full force and ready to take experience for all of us. I am look- 2008 President care of business in 2008! I’ve been ing forward to great things in finishing up our Chapter Plan of 2008!! I challenge all of you to get Action, taking ideas suggested ready for the February business from membership surveys and our meeting. I will be having a theme transitional meeting in December, meeting and will be looking to hoping to make our 2008 year the have some challenges, including best we’ve seen as a chapter! I en- questions about Jaycee history. Be courage all of you to step up and ready! It should be a lot of fun and make change in the chapter. If there will be rewards for your ef- there is a project you are inter- forts. Don’t forget to mark your ested in assisting in, step out of calendars as we head back to Ohio your shells, and be a part of it. If University-Lancaster for our you are interested in what other monthly business meeting on Feb- chapters are doing, get together ruary 6th at 7pm in Room 302. I with other members and visit a encourage everyone to bring a chapter! The possibilities are end- friend and have less. Look in the mirror– remem- some fun!! Here’s to ber change starts with you! Only a great 2008!