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We hope you all enjoyed the great Michigan Jaycees trainings today. #MIJaycees #IgniteYourPassion

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We would like to congratulate the Presidential Medallion winners!

Melissa Greko
Michelle Kelly
Erin Poltorak
Steve Fappas
Matt Sernau
Stephanie Gerds
Dan Moellering

#IgniteYourPassion #MIJaycees

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Congratulations to the 2015 National award winners: #mijaycees

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We look forward to spending a great weekend with our fellow members of the Michigan Jaycees at Leadership Conference

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Early Bird registration for May Leadership Conference on Mackinac Island ends at 5pm today March 28th. #MIJaycees

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Heres this months Michigander.
‪#‎MIJaycees‬ ‪#‎igniteyourpassion‬

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2015 Year End Conference Regular Registration ENDS Friday!

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Hello Michigan Jaycees,
I hope that everything is going well for you. I believe we as an organization have a great opportunity in front of us. Unfortunately, it comes on the heels of something terrible that has happened in our great state.
Last week the Michigan Jaycees were approached by the membership asking what we could do to help. Following the proper channels, we connected with our District 5 Director, Sarah Ellis, who informed us that the Burton Area Jaycees were already making plans to address this crisis. As such, we entrusted to them, as the local organization, to take the lead and direct accordingly on how the Michigan Jaycees can help.
They immediately took action and at this time, there are 2 initiatives going on right now.
1) On the local level - the Burton Area Jaycees have set up a gofundme page, to purchase water filters and filter cartridges. Your assistance in promoting this fundraising effort on your facebook page is appreciated. Information regarding this fundraiser can be found on this Jaycee Aid for the Flint Water Crisis Facebook Event page, and specific questions can be directed to James Dreher, Burton Area Jaycees Community VP (
2) On a state level - The District 5 Michigan Jaycees will be doing a bottled water drive at our February Leadership Conference in Grand Rapids. They are asking you bring commercially sealed and filtered bottled water to the conference so they can distribute it to local shelters. You may also donate monetarily to have safe water bought locally vs. transported across the state. Questions can be directed to Sarah Ellis, the D5 Director (

In addition to the above, a Facebook Group has been created as a way for Jaycees across the state to collaborate and discuss additional immediate and future action plans. If you're interested in joining this forum please click here, to be added to the group. As a result of this group, an initial conference call was held last night to further discuss various immediate and long-term programming to help with this terrible issue that residents of our great state are facing.
I am overwhelmed and inspired by the resounding support you all have expressed to assist with the Flint Water Crisis. Again, as a state organization, it is our responsibility to let those with “their feet on the ground,” the local chapter, be our guide and resource on how we can help as Michigan Jaycees. A special thank you to Sarah Ellis, and the Burton Area Jaycees for taking this on and keeping us informed.
Please support as a chapter and/or individually as you are able to.
In Jaycees,
Steve G Pickelmann
92nd President, Michigan Jaycees

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2015 Year End Conference Early Bird Registration ENDS TOMORROW!

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Coffee Talks (With Bacon!) Now that we have your attention ... Is my project the next big thing? Have I planted the seeds for my project to be the next W.E.B., Forest of Fear, Candidate Forum, or Farmers Charity Classic? How does a chapter go about raising money to build an airport, or a hospital, or to call for a Constitutional Convention? Am I actually following the Active Citizen Framework? Am I achieving true sustainable impact?

The answers to these questions will be the basis for our Coffee Talks in 2016. Formerly known as Fellowship Breakfasts, in 2016, we will use this opportunity on Sunday mornings to come together, listen to past leaders discussion their experiences with projects big and small, and have a facilitated open-discussion.

Our guest speaker in February will be Scott Greenlee, 2007 JCI President, 2001 JCI-Michigan President, and 1996-97 JCI-Grand Rapids President. PP Scott can speak first-hand about what it’s like to be part of a chapter that has run a truly massive event, but more importantly, he can also speak about what are the steps you can take now to make sure your ACF projects continue to grow in the years to come.

A coffee talk just wouldn’t be right without coffee, and in homage to the great fellowship breakfasts of the past, there will still be bacon (and a full breakfast!) But tea-drinkers, sausage-lovers, and Sunday-fasters are all welcome, the more the merrier! Come out and join us as we talk about ways to make sure we are Igniting our Passion through the successful execution of truly great, sustainable, Impact projects.

Breakfast buffet includes: Scrambled Eggs, Smoked Bacon and Breakfast Sausage Links, Breakfast Potatoes, Assorted Gourmet Muffins and Danish, Sliced Fresh Fruit, Chilled Orange Juice, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Herbal Tea.

2015 Year End Early Bird Registration ends Friday 1/15.
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