General Membership Meeting – NEW LOCATION!

The B-N Jaycees are meeting at Community Health Care Clinic this month on Wednesday, October 12th at 7 p.m.  CHCC is located at 902 Franklin Ave in Normal.  We’re excited to test out this new location and hope to find a long-term fit for the chapter.  The drink situation is BYOB and pizza from Flingers will be catered to this meeting.

For directions, click here.


Brews at the Zoo Conclusion

Thank you to everyone who showed up for our 1st Brews at the Zoo event last month.  We had a great time and certainly hope to do this again!  A member of the Miller Park Zoological Society attended our recent membership meeting and we were able to deliver a (novelty) check of our $1,224.80 donation from the event.


Rural Pub Crawl

Attention Jaycees and Friends:

Our Annual Rural Pub Crawl is this Saturday!  As always, we’ll be meeting up in B-N, then bar-hopping as a group on a rented bus to bars in small towns surrounding Bloomington.  The cost is $10 for members, $20 for non-members.  The cost includes a novelty t-shirt, which you can cherish forever, along with the memories.  If you have not signed up, please contact your Community VP.

The Rural Pub Crawl will start at Gill Street Sports Bar at 7 p.m.  on Saturday!


Supply and Serve

The B-N Jaycees completed another Supply and Serve, where the group meets up to cook and serve food to the needy through the Salvation Army.  Check out the photos here!



Bruegala Bands

Bruegala 2016 is around the corner!  Check out the lineup for bands providing the soundtrack to your weekend of beer and wine tasting.


Friday (Rock/Jam Band night):

6:30-7:20      Nicotine Poetic – full band
7:40-8:40      Dan Hubbard – full band
9:00-10:30    Trippin Billies – Dave Matthews Tribute Band


Saturday (Country Night):

5:30-6:10      Old Smoke Band
6:30-7:10      Whiskey’s Gone
7:30-8:45      Lindsay Ell
9:10-10:40    Brett Young


Restaurants at the Zoo

We’re happy to announce the restaurants we’re working with for our Brews at the Zoo event on Friday, August 5th.  Check out where all the delicious options that will be available are being catered from.



Brews at the Zoo

Join the Bloomington-Normal Jaycees at Miller Park Zoo on the evening of Friday, August 5th for food, drinks, and an imaginative, educational experience.


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The B-N Jaycees announce Brews at the Zoo, an after hours culinary exploration.  From 5 – 8 p.m. on August 5th, admission to Miller Park Zoo will not just include the usual access to animal exhibits.  Each exhibit will also feature food and drink samples with a theme relevant to the exhibit’s culture.

Tickets are currently on sale.  More details and to purchase online, visit our event page.

ID Event: Brewing with the Beev

This month’s individual development event is Brewing with the Beev.  B-N Jaycees members will learn how to brew their own beer!  Come on, this is an invaluable skill to have.  There is no cost and beer and food will be provided.

The event takes place at Chad Bever’s home (a.k.a. The Bever Dam) in Heyworth. The event starts at 8 a.m. and will go for most of the day.  Attendees are welcome to come over at any time or point in the process, but the first 3 hours is when the important steps happen.

You can RSVP on our Meetup page.




“Mark it 8, Dude.”

Our general membership meeting is this Wednesday, 7 p.m. at the VFW in Bloomington.  We’ll be starting with the business of the chapter, but we’ll be running through that quickly.  After the meeting, we’re hitting the lanes right at VFW for some bowling.

Both members and non-members alike are welcome and encouraged to hang around and bowl!



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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