Upcoming Events!

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Upcoming events and stuff to do!

Reddit Global Day of Service – October 11th – help clean up the Community HealthCare Clinic’s new mobile clinic.
Merlot and a Masterpiece – October 16th — learn to paint a sweet lighthouse, socialize with the rest of the crew.
CHCC’s Grid Iron Challenge — October 17th — Not a Jaycee event, but it will be a TON of fun for a charity that we’ve been partnering up quite a bit with… and ITS FREE! see Mike’s email below for additional information…
Project Management 101 – October 22nd 7pm — So, you want to get some leadership experience under your belt… find out proper procedure to do so here! place tbd.
Pumpkin Carving Party/Social — October 25 at 5:00 at Jen and Tony Brown’s. bring your pumpkin and contact Jen (jemosch@gmail.com) to rsvp.
The Baron’s Bash – November 14th — has the initial plan put together, but still needs folks to get it done. if you want to be involved, contact Megan (megan.kerns@gmail.com).
New Member Orientation – November 19th — 7pm — we’ll be talking about all the benefits of being a member.  Old member, new member, doesn’t matter. come on out and find out more about the Jaycees (national, state, and local). place tbd.
Thanksgiving Baskets and Friendsgiving – Sunday, November 23 at 1:00 PM (Brandon and Allison’s) — food starts at one, and then we do the sorting and delivering of thanksgiving baskets.
to   Sign up contact carly at: bnjcsocialchair@gmail.com
Christmas Parade and post parade wrap up – More information to come, but the Christmas parade runs from Kingsley Jr. High and goes to downtown Bloomington.  Jaycees arrive at 8:30; lineup at 9; kick off at 10.   Wrap up at 1 at ElRoy’s.
Jaycee Leadership training university – Feb 13-14 – St. Louis – all folks on the board are being paid for; for non-board members, cost is $50. Leadership Training University (LTU) brings together incoming leaders from across the country for an intensive multi-state conference to learn everything they need to know to run their chapters in the coming year. cost includes: hotel stay, meals, and training.  There are already 3-5 of us already signed up, so let the board know if you’d be interested.
Bro-casion and Girl-Gala — moved to January. more information soon.

Trivia Night September 24th 2014

BN Jaycees Trivia Night to combat diabetes.

The Bloomington-Normal Jaycees will be hosting a trivia night at VFW Post 454 on Wednesday, June 24th.

Registration opens at 6pm the questions start at 7, and the evening usually wraps up a little after 9.
Proceeds from this event will go the America Diabetes .

$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 bnjaycees@gmail.com

Trivia night flyer can be found here.

September General Membership Meeting

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Come check out (and possibly join) the best leadership development organization in the country. Membership meetings occur on the second Wednesday of the month, September 10th at 7pm at Station 220 (220 E. Front St. Bloomington, IL 61701).

We will be reviewing the upcoming General Assembly in Lisle, IL

Talking about our Trivia Night on September 24th

Calling for additional leaders for Thanksgiving Baskets

and reviewing other possibilities for projects.

We look forward to seeing you on the 10th!

August General Membership Meeting

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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!

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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

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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 www.artsblooming.org, 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 www.bruegala.com or email Baron Von Bruegala directly at Bruegala@gmail.com. For more information about the Bloomington Normal Jaycees, visit www.bnjaycees.org.

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 bnjaycees@gmail.com

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

or

and pay via paypal at the bottom of this linked page

CONTACT: Katy Griesemer    1 Christopher Way #12 Bloomington, IL  61704 309-826-4262 Tulip5k@yahoo.com