As we continue to operate in a virtual world, We encourage you all to keep checking our facebook group for opportunities to help and to share things with members you may find useful, in addition to checking our calendar of events on our website for trainings and happenings offered at various JCI Levels! Our Bottle Drive was successful in getting community involvement. Once we're able to return them we'll share how much we raised. Please be on the lookout for a future drive. If you'd like to help coordinate that, please let Ryan or Jessica know. We're all in this together and we're here to support you. If you have ideas for things you'd like to do as a group during this time, please contact your board. We have access to Zoom to help bring us together virtually. Continue staying strong and positive. If you need anything, know that your fellow Jaycees are here for you!
JCI MI Campaigns are underway. We heard from Adam Bonerak, Anna Versalle, and Chris Crawford during our GMM. You can view their platform and more details in the most recent Michigander.
Weekly Focus Group
Beginning June 10, members have been meeting virtually every week to discuss how to collaborate, partner, and be more involved with the community surrounding racial injustice and community issues currently being faced. Conversations have involved having speakers on topics, reviewing articles, watching videos together, etc. A standing call is held Wednesday nights at 8pm to discuss action items and future ideas.
Primary themes to come from this have been
*Getting involved with local government
*Learning and discussing issues
*Making more community connections
Tune in to a call, or reach out to Ryan Kiernicki for more details on how you can help connect our chapter to the community.
Call details are in the events page.
NOTE: 7/29 is canceled to allow members to attend a JCI MI training on Local Government 101.
JCI USA and JCI MI have begun hosting a variety of trainings and discussions via zoom and/or facebook. We encourage you to participate as you are able. Trainings will be posted on our website for up to date details of call-in information.
If there is a training or discussion you would like to see us host, please contact us at email@example.com to help you coordinate.
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Support our Partners
The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has created havoc for many Michigan businesses; especially those involving contact with the public. Many of our partners have been affected by orders to close or change their business model for the time being. In an effort to give back, we've created a list of our partners along with their websites. We encourage you to help them in this time of need to be a patron as you are able or consider making a purchase of a gift card to be used later. Help our partners who have given so much to us over the years, in a time when they could use a helping hand!
Check out a list of our partners by clicking here.
Any suggestions of small businesses in Lansing that should be showcased, send to Kristin Rhine.
"The biggest need we are hearing from our partners is from the Tri County Office on Aging who need drivers for meal delivery. Their congregate meal sites have been closed and they are relying more on in home delivery.
The best support is cash contributions to the Greater Lansing Food Bank and the Capital Area United Way has established an Emergency Fund to support our neighbors with cash assistance during this time. We will be building out this fund over the next few weeks and sub funds can be established (i.e. if you wanted to organize to support a specific neighborhood)
Finally, we are asking everyone to make an appt and give blood. We have a critical shortage because large blood drives have all been cancelled. Please schedule your appointment to donate bloodHEREusing your zip code to locate the closest location."
"Greater Lansing Food Bank will continue to serve our neighbors who are food insecure during these uncertain times." If you're looking for a way to support the local community through providing meals, or know someone in need, please visitGreater Lansing Food Bankfor details on how to help or how to get help.
Volunteer Opportunity - WEB
WEB HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR 2020
The Frankenmuth Jaycees host World Expo of Beer every year. This expo provides a fundraising opportunity for us as volunteers for the day. Volunteers receive free entrance to the event Friday & Saturday, a t-shirt, and a VIP tent with food and drink following your shift.
Recruiting New Members!
If you or someone you know may be interested in becoming a member, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to get plugged in. Sponsorship opportunities are available.