We need you!

Uncle Sam

It’s April in Minnesota – the snow is melting, the rivers are flooding, and our Jaycee calendar is overflowing with things to do.

Your 2019 Board of Directors has been busy during the winter months planning events, making connections in the community, and finding new partnerships to explore.  And they have done an amazing job.

But we cannot do it without the strength of our membership.  We need you.

We have a number of events coming up, and we are looking for your support, your enthusiasm, and your help.  Because our chapter and the Jaycee movement is nothing without you.

Here are some things that we have coming up.  Please check out our Facebook page and website for more information.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

April 4th, 7:30 p.m., JCI Shakopee Office: Lab Night (Credit Repair and Debt Reduction)

This class will give you tips and tricks to build your credit score, manage your debt, as well as tips on what creditors really look at when evaluating your credit rating.

April 7th, 11:00 a.m., Sears Court at MOA: Scavenger Hunt at the Mall of America

Come have fun and participate in a scavenger hunt at the MOA!  This competition is for JCI members and potential members with a sense of adventure and a good sense of humor. Teams of 2 (one person must be a Jaycee) will search the Mall of America answering challenging questions and taking pictures all in the name of fun. You will have 90 minutes to earn as many points as you can and then meet up for some appetizers while we determine the winners. Location for food is TBD. (Drinks can be purchased at your cost)  **You must bring a digital camera or smart phone.** For questions or to pre-register for the event please email Lindsay Case at lindsaymnjc@gmail.com with both you and your partners name.

April 12th, 6:30 p.m., Mystic Lake Conference Center: Jeans and Gems Gala for Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women

JCI Shakopee is partnering with the Southern Valley Alliance to support their Jeans and Gems gala and silent auction!

On the day before, we will be working on setting up the silent auction items.  On the night of the event, we’ve been asked to help with the silent auction (gathering the completed bid sheets, helping deliver the claim tickets to the bidders, and then delivering items as they check out.  Pizza will be provided!

April 13th, 10:00 a.m., Shakopee Community Center: Shakopee Easter Egg Hunt Manpower

We’re telling Old Man Winter to take a hike because SPRING IS HERE! Come help us

with manpower for the Easter Egg Hunt and Candy Grab, hosted by Shakopee Parks and Recreation.

April 13th, 1:00 p.m., Shakopee Community Center: JCI Shakopee Table at the Shakopee NHL Alumni Game

The Shakopee Parks and Rec Department is hosting a NHL Alumni Game to support the

Parkinson’s Foundation!  JCI Shakopee will have a table at the event, and will be running a game for all of the visitors.  We are looking for some volunteers, and any ideas for games and swag to give out!

April 18th, 7:30 p.m., JCI Shakopee Office: General Membership Meeting

April 26th, 5-9 p.m., JCI Shakopee Office – Game Night

JCI Shakopee is now hosting a monthly game night!  Numerous board and card games will be provided: from kid learning level to adult, and from easy games (like Doodle Dice) to complicated games (like Risk Legacy).  Beverages (pop) and food (pizza) will be provided. Once every quarter (3 months) we will have a potluck, where everybody will be asked to bring something to share.  A donation will cover the games and food.

April 26-27, Crown Plaza Bloomington (Mall of America) – Mid America Institute

Welcome to Minnesota for a  great weekend of networking, fun, training, and personal

growth! JCI Minnesota is honored and excited to host 2019 Mid America Institute Meeting. The 2019 Mid America Institute Meeting will be held in Bloomington, MN the weekend of  April 26-27, 2019. Contact State Delegate Matthew Duffy for more information!

May (TBD) – Adopt a Highway

We are looking for interested chairpersons or volunteers to help with our Adopt a

Highway effort!  Our stretch of adopted highway is on Canterbury Rd. from Eagle Creek Blvd. north to Highway 101.

May 2nd, 7:30 p.m., JCI Shakopee Office: Lab Night (The Home Buying Process)

This class will give you an overview of the entire home buying process. We will have

experts on loans and financing, as well as a realtor to give you a current status of the twin cities housing market.

May 3-5: Camp Confidence Clean-up

JCI Minnesota is excited to be partnering with Confidence Learning Center once again!

JCI Minnesota will be having a “camp clean-up” weekend where we will be doing a number of different service projects to get the camp for ready for campers. In the past, we have chopped firewood, screened buildings, cleaned restrooms, built a Human Foosball Field, cleared a field, and so much more! In doing this, JCI Minnesota helps Camp Confidence fulfill its mission.

May 4th (details pending) – Pitch, Hit, and Run

We are working on coordinating a local competition for the Pitch, Hit, and Run program.  

Winners will be able to compete at sectionals, with the opportunity to advance all the

way to the All Star Game.  Those who would like to help or be interested in chairing this project should contact CDVP Matt Reko or President Drew.

May 10-12, Breezy Point Resort: Spring All State Convention

Come join us at the Spring Convention for a weekend of Celebration and all things made in Minnesota!  Conventions are a time when Jaycees from across the state gather to network, learn, share ideas, and recognize new accomplishments. It is a time to recharge the volunteer battery, and gain knowledge, strength, and energy from fellow members while celebrating each others successes.

May 16th, 7:30 p.m., JCI Shakopee Office: General Membership Meeting

Late May/Early June – Huber Park Adoption and Playground Staining

Shakopee Parks and Rec have partnered with JCI Shakopee to help support and maintain Huber Park – the central hub of the Shakopee parks!  Besides cleaning up the park, we will be restaining the playground equipment. We are looking at a full-day event, with food provided; more details to come!  MDVP Stephanie Corder will be organizing our effort.

June 1st, 7:30 a.m., Sun Path Elementary School, Shakopee: JCI Shakopee at the Shakopee Celebration of Children 5k and Fun Run

JCI Shakopee is a silver sponsor at this year’s event, which raises funds for students to be able to attend summer courses and activities through Shakopee Community Education.  We will have a membership info booth, and may be helping out with water and other items!

June 6th, 7:30 p.m., JCI Shakopee Office: Lab Night (Investment and Retirement Planning)

This class will help you plan for retirement as well as inform you of different options to leverage your home’s value as an investment for your retirement. It’s never too early to start planning for your golden years.

June 15th: Taste of Shakopee/Big Taste of Fun

Huber Park is going to be filled with plenty of activities during the day.  JCI Shakopee and Shakopee Parks and Rec are joining forces and having both the Big Fun Day and Taste of Shakopee concurrently.  There is an Ironman Bike Ride tin the morning that will be ending in the park as well. Plenty of activities for the kids and kids at heart to do during the day!

June 20th, 7:30 p.m., JCI Shakopee Office: General Membership Meeting

June 29th: Rock the Garden 2019

JCI Shakopee Partners with Walker Art Center for Rock the Garden 2019!  It’s time to start the staffing for Rock the Garden! We need your help to make this happen!  Check out the Facebook event page, or contact chairperson Anne Weidenhamer for more information!