Anderson Horse Farm

Another month, another individual development event in the books.  A group of B-N Jaycees walked away from Anderson Horse Farm with knowledge of owning a horse and riding experience.  We learned basic maintenance and training, as well as heard some harrowing tales of emergency horse care.

Anderson Horse Farm gives lessons to kids and adults on their beautiful farm in Heyworth, for anyone who is interested.

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Bruegala Games

Our Bruegala chair members held a booth at Saturday’s Farmer’s Market in Downtown Bloomington to spread the word about Bruegala ’16.  They ran a coin toss game where the prizes were official Bruegala glasses!

Bruegala ’16 is August 26th and 27th, mark your calendars!

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Horse Riding!


Our IDVP has scheduled the June Individual Development event, we’ll be meeting up in Heyworth on Saturday, June 18th at 9 a.m. to ride some horses!

The event is being held at a farm with horses, the address is 15467 County Road 300 N, Heyworth, IL.  The owners are accomplished riding teachers who will be demonstrating the basics of horse care and riding.  We’ll then get to do some light riding on their land to test out our cowboy skills.  Make sure to wear pants and closed-toed shoes for safety!

After we’ve tired out the horses and owners, we’re moseying over to Pit Row Sports Bar in Heyworth, the home of $1.75 Cheeseburgers and $2.00 Bloody Mary’s!

Find out more info and please RSVP on our Meetup page!


Down at the Farmer’s Market


The Bloomington-Normal Jaycees are going to have a booth at three upcoming Farmer’s Markets.  Farmer’s Markets takes place in Downtown Bloomington on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to noon.  We’ll be there to meet new people, raise awareness of our chapter, and garner interest in new membership.  We’ll also be answering questions about our upcoming Bruegala, which is always a popular topic of discussion!

The Farmer’s Market offers a great selection of healthy food and homemade crafts.  Stop by to support local commerce, and if we’re on location, make sure to say “hi.”  We’ll have some fun things going on in the B-N Jaycees corner!

B-N Jaycees Farmer’s Market Dates:

  • June 18th
  • July 23rd
  • August 20th


Bruegala Charities

The Bloomington-Normal Jaycees are pleased to announce the 2016 charities for #bruegala2016!

It is going to be an awesome year and we can’t wait to work with our amazing charities!  There are still many exciting announcements to come…


Archery Success!


The B-N Jaycees had a great time at our recent ID event at Select Archery. By the end of the night, we were all hitting our marks, which ranged from traditional bullseyes to 3D animal targets.  Check out the full library of photos from the fun evening.

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8th Annual Tulip 5k for a Cure: Photos

For the 8th time in a row, we had a blast at our Tulip 5k for a Cure.  We witnessed another competitive group of runners, and the winners were able to take home great prizes thanks to our sponsors.  But in what might be the marquee highlight, event coordinator Katy Griesemer awarded the first Cindy K. Griesemer Memorial Award.  And once again, we were able to raise substantial donations for Siteman Cancer Center to continue their innovative Pancreatic Cancer research.

Check out photos from the event here.

Congratulations to all the award winners, we look forward to holding our 9th race next year!


ID Event: Archery

Our Individual Development event for April is scheduled!

We will be learning how to use a bow and arrow, just like all of your favorite movie heroes.  The event takes place at Select Archery this Thursday, at 6:30 P.M.  Select Archery can be found at 474 Wylie Drive, Normal, IL.

The cost is $5 per person.  That includes the archery lesson from a professional, equipment rental for the evening, and range time to practice your new bow skills.  Find more details and RSVP on our Meetup page.  We’ll see you there!


Lynn Meuser Fundraiser

As an organization, the Bloomington-Normal Jaycees make it a point to support members and past members.  We’re a close-knit group, we stay a close-knit group and we take advantage of all opportunities to do good for our friends.

Lynn Meuser, a former B-N Jaycees member, is currently in a battle with cancer on her spinal cord.  Our chapter is beginning a special fundraiser.  We’re asking members and former members to donate, via PayPal or mailed check/cash, to Lynn Meuser and her family.  The amount of donations made by members will be matched by the chapter itself, up to $1000!  So if members raise $1000, that’s $2000 that goes to the Meuser family in this difficult time.

Please visit our fundraiser page to see the details and donate.  As a leadership and community service organization, we appreciate everyone’s support of one of our own.

Doggie Easter Egg Hunt

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2nd Annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt. We had a great time hosting our cities pups, and we were able to raise valuable donations for our local, animal centered non-profits. Check out pictures from the event here!