August General Membership Meeting


Monthly Membership Meeting!

Membership meetings occur on the second Wednesday of the month, in this case, August 13th at 7pm at Station 220 (220 E. Front St. Bloomington, IL 61701)

- We will be review upcoming events:

  •              Bruegala – Beer and Wine Festival on August 22 and 23 at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
  •              Trivia Night – September 24th at VFW post 454
  •              Supply and Serve at the Salvation Army- To be determined

- Determining when/where some of our socials will be

- Talking about State General Assembly

- and figuring out what the next Individual Development project will be up next.

Jaycees lending a hand at Midwest Foodbank!


Jaycees to lend a hand at Midwest Foodbank


The Midwest Foodbank only has four employees but rely on over 20,000 hours of volunteer work a year to provide food to local charities in need.   We will be helping them out for a few hours on 7/28 @ 5:30 PM .  In just two hours of your time you will help hundreds of needy people.  Please sign up using the link below if you can help out! They would like at least 15 people to show up at this time to help out.


Bruegala – Charity annoucement!

Bruegala – Charity announcement!

For Immediate Release:

Bruegala Organizers Announce Charity Recipients for Bruegala 2014



Bruegala, a charity beer, wine, and music festival produced by the Bloomington Normal Jaycees, is proud to announce that seven local charities will be splitting the 2014 Bruegala proceeds. After giving over $55,000 to local charities in 2013, Bruegala 2014 profits will be split among the following local charities:


Association of Horizon

Child Protection Network/CASA

Community Health Care Clinic

Heroes Embracing Autistic Lives (H.E.A.L)

Easter Seals

Seedling Theatre

Bloomington Normal Jaycees


According to Bruegala co-chairman Seth Carter, ‘A record number of charities applied to be considered for Bruegala funds this year. The Jaycees faced a difficult task selecting the charity recipients given the quality of the groups that applied. However, we are all impressed by the positive impact these selected charities are having right here in our community. The Jaycees are proud to partner with such wonderful organizations.’


Bruegala, now in its 15th year, will once again feature 200-300 craft beers, 50+ wines, multiple bands, and all sorts of yummy food. The celebration of good drinks, good music and good times starts at 6-11 on Friday, August 22 with music featuring Modern Echo and continues with extended hours on Saturday, August 23 as feature act Switchback takes the stage. On Saturday, Bruegala opens with beer and music on the lawn starting at 2 pm, beer tasting inside the BCPA ballroom starting at 5pm, and event doors closing at 11pm.


Bruegala is held at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA) in historic downtown Bloomington. Tickets are available through the BCPA box office, online at, or can be bought day of at the event. Tickets are $15 per day for general admission or $25 per day for VIP section access. Must be 21+ to enter. For more information, visit or email Baron Von Bruegala directly at For more information about the Bloomington Normal Jaycees, visit

Trivia Night – June 25th at VFW post 454

Jaycees for the Cure Trivia Night

The Bloomington-Normal Jaycees will be hosting a trivia night at VFW Post 454 on Wednesday, June 25th.

Registration opens at 6pm the questions start at 7, and the evening usually wraps up a little after 9.
All proceeds from this event will go the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure via Kendra and Jeremy Kelley’s ‘The Bustice League’ team.

$10 a person. Teams of 2-8 people are allowed – bring your team or join one the day of!

There will be prizes awarded to the winner of each round, and an overall award will be presented as well.
The prize pool for winning teams will consist of 50% of the door… so the more people that come, the more you will be able to win!

There will be 80 total questions (8 themed rounds of 10 questions) with a variety of question categories ranging from music, to history, to geography, to pop culture, to local Blo/No trivia. So come on out, bring your friends and have a great time!

Any questions can be sent to the Jaycees at

Tulip 5k

The Bloomington-Normal Jaycees Present

Tulip 5k

Each year 35,000 Americans are diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, in which less than 5% of those survive past a year.  Studies show that Pancreatic Cancer has the highest death rate of all cancers.  WHY?????  By the time Pancreatic Cancer is discovered, it is too late.  How can this be changed?  With early detection, awareness, and research for a better treatment.  You can help, by participating in the Bloomington-Normal Jaycees Tulip 5k Walk/Run for a Cure, where proceeds from this event will be donated to help find a cure to pancreatic cancer.

The 2012 Tulip 5k  occurred on April 22nd at White Oak Park Trail in Bloomington, IL and was a Huge success!  With your help, we were able to raise $4800 for the Siteman Cancer Center.    This event grows year after and year and is one the chairwomen, Katy Griesemer has a great amount of passion about.

This year we are trying to beat our accomplishments of last year’s $4800 and we need you to come out and join us for the race!

When: May 4, 2014
Race starts at 1pm
Where: White Oak Park, Bloomington, IL
***Prizes awarded to the Top Male/Top Female (no age groups)***

Please fill out the registration form here


and pay via paypal at the bottom of this linked page

CONTACT: Katy Griesemer    1 Christopher Way #12 Bloomington, IL  61704 309-826-4262