23 May

Safety Town

Safety Town kidsRegistration for Rochester Area Jaycee’s “Safety Town” program, which teaches pre-kindergartners various aspects of life safety, is currently open through the Rochester Enrichment Office. In its thirty-third year of operation, this summer program seeks to reduce childhood injury by introducing four, five and six-year-old children to basic safety concepts through the use of interactive experiences. Registrations will be accepted until all available slots are filled, or until the deadline of Monday, July 25, 2011.

“Safety Town” is set up to resemble a small-scale “town” with portable buildings, sidewalks, roads and street signs. The appealing “Safety Town” learning environment is used as a practice area for several of the safety lessons. Each session lasts two weeks, running Monday through Thursday. There are both a.m. and p.m. classes with the morning class from 9:00 am to 11:30 am and the afternoon class from 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm. All lessons and activities relate to a specific topic each day such as Traffic and Pedestrian Safety, Fire Safety, Personal Safety and Home Safety with special visits from the Sheriff, Police and Louie the Lightning Bug. On the last day of class parents are invited to attend the “Safety Town” graduation ceremony, at which each child will receive a certificate and “Safety Town” T-shirt.

The schedule for the 2011 “Safety Town” is as follows:

Date Location
June 20 – June 30 University Hills Elementary School
July 11 – July 21 University Hills Elementary School
July 25 – August 4 University Hills Elementary School

For more information or to register call the Rochester Community Schools Enrichment office at (248) 726-3165 or visit their office at the Rochester Community Schools Administration Center, 501 West University in downtown Rochester. Non-residents that meet the age guidelines are eligible to register for Safety Town.

Team Leaders
Applications for team leaders are now being accepted. If you are interested in becoming a Safety Town Team Leader. Please download the application and return it to by May 27th to:

Rochester Area Jaycees Safety Town
P.O Box 80161
Rochester, MI 48308

23 May

Bike, Trike, and Wagon Parade


The Bike, Trike, and Wagon Parade returns to Rochester Park on Saturday, May 28 during Heritage Days. This annual event is a Memorial Weekend favorite for local youngsters and their families.

Children can ride their decorated bicycles, tricycles, wagons and strollers through Rochester Park. The parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. Children may begin lining up with their bicycles at 10:15 a.m. in the park on the trail near the Albertson Street entrance. The parade will wind through the park and around the Kiwanis Pavilion. Children aged two through nine can participate and are encouraged to decorate their bikes with a patriotic theme. Every participant receives a bag of treats.


22 May

General Membership Meeting (GMM)

THURSDAY, June 9, 2011 @ 7:30 PM

The second Thursday of every month, we have a GMM to go over upcoming projects. Our meetings are held at the Rochester Community House which is located at 816 Ludlow in downtown Rochester. Ludlow runs north off University Drive (Walton Blvd), approximately one half mile east of Livernois (or one half mile west of Main Street/Rochester Rd). We encourage you to come early and mingle before the meeting.



22 May

Board Meeting


Keith Lakatosh, Chairman of the Board, klakatosh@rajc.org
THURSDAY, June 2 , 2010@ 6:30 PM – MOELLERING HOME


On the first Thursday of the month, the board meets to go over the business of running the chapter and projects. This meeting will be held at Dan & Jocelyn Moellering’s home at 788 Francis St. in Rochester Hills at 6:30 pm. All members are welcome to attend to discuss any project that is planned or that they would like to have added to our existing programs!


04 May

Senior Easter Baskets

The annual Senior Easter Baskets took place on the weekend before Easter. Jaycee members and volunteers delivered  bags full of food, candy, and household items to recipients of the Older Persons Center Meals on Wheels program. The Rochester Patch tagged along with a group of Jaycees as they brought goodies and well-wishes to seniors in our community. Read the story and watch the video here.


04 May

Region Business Directory

Region F is compiling a directory of businesses that are owned and operated by Jaycees in Region F. The directory will contain both contact information for the businesses as well as discounts available to other Jaycees. The cost to participate in the directory is $20.00. If you have a business and would like your information included in the Region F Business Directory, please contact Ben Parr from Royal Oak.

04 May

Dear Soldier

Dear Soldier is a project held at The Festival of the Hills. The annual Festival of the Hills fireworks show at Borden Park takes place on June 29th. This event has become a huge tradition in our community. Last year, the Rochester Area Jaycees added to the tradition in a patriotic way by hosting a “thank-you station” — a tent where festival-goers could fill out thank you cards to the troops.

The Jaycees plan to bring Dear Soldier back once again to Festival of the Hills. This year’s event begins at 6pm with family games and live entertainment. The Dear Soldier tent will be open from 4pm until dusk. The fireworks show begins at 10:06 pm.

04 May

Heritage Days


The Heritage Days Festival is coming up again at the end of May during the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Weekend, the Rochester Area Jaycees will be once again hosting an entertainment area for kids and adults.  Our highly visible area across the bridge from the police station and next to the Kiwanis Club Pavilion will be one of the most fun attractions at the festival.  Just like last year, the festival is no longer run by the Heritage Committee of Rochester.  It is now a city-funded festival being run by the Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve in Rochester Hills.  For the fourth year in a row, the Jaycees will be using Summit Rock Wall Adventures as its fund-raising tool for this festival.  In addition to the climbing wall and Extreme Jumpers, we will also feature a dunk tank. We need a handful of people to come out on both days to help run the equipment and man the information both.  We run two shifts on both days from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM and 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.  Please contact info@rajc.org with any questions or to sign up to help.  Hope to see you all there.