Archery Success!


The B-N Jaycees had a great time at our recent IDVP 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.

IMG_1510 IMG_1525

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!


IDVP: 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!


Tulip 5k Update

It’s April, and that means the B-N Jaycees are finalizing plans for the Tulip 5k for a Cure.  In it’s 8th year, we’re making an exciting revision to an element of the race.  This year’s t-shirt, will be a baseball tee design, but we only have a limited quantity!  Check out the image of the template below.  Now imagine it with the Tulip 5k logo on the front, and all our generous sponsor’s logos on the back.  Pretty awesome, right?



8th Annual Tulip 5k for a Cure

Hello runners, walkers and cancer fighters!  We are coming up on that time of year again where we all meet up at White Oak Park in Bloomington and give another huge boost to Pancreatic Cancer research.  The 8th Annual Tulip 5k for a Cure happens on Sunday, April 24th at 1 P.M.

The cost for entry is $25 per person.  There will be a goodie bag and tshirt for pre-registers.  You can sign up now by following the link below to access the form.  We will soon have online registration available.

We’re asking that everyone registers by April 8th so we can secure enough of the right shirt sizes for everyone.  But you can register as late as race day (even at the race itself), if need be.


Additional information  and payment can be found here


2nd Annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt – Waiver

For those attending the 2nd Annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt:

Please download the form below and return a completed copy to us on March 19th at the Doggie Easter Egg Hunt.  We want to ensure that every person and pup has the best, safest experience possible.  Thank you!


Calling All Dogs!

Doggie Easter Egg Hunt logo

Our Doggie Easter Egg Hunt is back again this year!  We had such a great time with this event last year, and we raised so much money for local animal shelters, that we had to do it again.  Saturday, March 19th from 2-4 p.m., come out with your dogs to Maxwell Park in Normal.  The price for entry is $5 per dog.  Maxwell Park has two fenced in areas where dogs are allowed to run around without being tethered by leashes.  The egg hunts will take place in the fenced in areas, but we’ll also have a lot of other activities around.  Here’s a rundown of what you can expect:

Doggie Easter Egg Hunt

The two fenced in areas will have scattered plastic Easter eggs filled with dog treats.  Pet owners are encouraged to let their dogs sniff out the prizes, and help get the treat out of the egg for their pup to eat up.


The animal centered non-profits who are sponsoring this event will have representatives on hand so you can learn more about the importance of donations and what they are used for.  The proceeds of the Doggie Easter Egg Hunt are given to the sponsors to help continue their great work with animals.

Professional Pet Photography

Professional Pet Photographer Angel Sallade will be on location to take photos of you, your dog(s), and a life-size Easter Bunny!  After the event, the photos will be viewable and available for purchase online.

Normal Police Department K-9 Unit

These trained dogs are friendly around the general public, come meet them and the officers who handle them.  You can learn what it takes to keep your community safe with the help of brave canines.

Stop by Maxwell Park on Saturday, March 19th anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. Maxwell Park is located at the intersection of Gregory St. and Parkside Rd., next to Normal Community West High School.

UPDATE:  Please download the waiver and bring us a completed copy on March 19th.


Game Night for the BNJaycees!










The Bloomington-Normal Jaycees met up at Red Raccoon Games in Downtown Bloomington and spoke with store owner Jamie Mathy about what’s hot in the world of non-electronic gaming.  Best of all, the BNJaycees team got to play a few of the exciting, new games!  The night was a great callback to the days of playing board games with your friends for hours.  Red Raccoon Games is a great store with an ample selection, anyone can walk in and find a game they’d love to play.  And the great thing about board games is that they last forever.  The BNJaycees will definitely be holding a game night with one of the adventures from Red Raccoon Games.  Check out their site for more information!

This event is an Individual Development Project, which enables the BNJaycees to engage in a learning activity with our group of members for low or no cost.  It’s one of the many reasons it’s great to be a BNJaycee!