06 Jun

Oustanding Young Michigander/Distinguished Service Award

Keith Lakatosh, President, 248-854-8446

It is that time of year again to nominate community members for the Outstanding Young Michigander and Distinguished Service Awards.

The Michigan Jaycee Outstanding Young Michigander program was started in 1955 to recognize outstanding community leaders age 21 and 40 years old from around the state of Michigan. The program honors up to a total of ten (10) individuals annually that is made up of up to five (5) Outstanding Young Michiganders (OYM) and up to five (5) Distinguished Service Awards (DSA), one in each of the following categories: Outstanding Young Religious Leader, Educator, Public Safety Officer, Government Leader and Farmer.

It is not required that the nominee or nominator be a member of the Jaycees. A local chapter may nominate only one (1) person for each DSA category. Each Michigan Jaycees chapter is limited to no more than two (2) OYM nominations. See Nomination Form below for details on the submissions process.

http://www.mijaycees.org/enewsletter/may2010/docs/MIJC%20DSA-OYM%20Nomination%20Form%2010-1.pdf

Anyone is eligible as long as they are of Jaycee age. If you are interested in nominating someone for one of these distinguished awards please contact me. Nomination submissions are due to the state by June 15th.

06 Jun

Detroit Photo Shoot

Jocelyn Moellering, Individual Development VP, 248-383-5623

SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010 @ 3:00 PM

MEET AT THE DIA – 5200 WOODWARD AVE., DETROIT

Explore Detroit like never before – behind the lens of a camera. Amateur photographer and Management VP Dan Moellering will be your photography instructor for the day. He’ll give you tips and tricks on composition, lighting, exposure, and speed for capturing the best shots. Please bring your camera with you or let us know if you need to borrow a camera. Also, if you’re interested in using a film camera, you’re welcome to borrow our Canon Rebel SLR or use your own if you have one. We’ll meet at the DIA in the main surface lot behind the museum. We can arrange car pools for those interested, as well.

There will also be a follow up event in July for those interested. We’ll be assembling scrapbooks of our Detroit photos (or other photos if you prefer) and learning calligraphy for embellishing the scrapbook. That event will be July 15th at 6:30 at the Rochester Chamber of Commerce. I’ll put out an article in July’s Heartbeat with more information.

Please email me at jmoellering@rochesterareajaycees.org or Dan at dmoellering@rochesterareajaycees.org if you’re interested in joining us or if you’d like more information on the photo shoot and/or the scrapbooking/calligraphy event.

DIRECTIONS TO THE DIA

06 Jun

General Membership Meeting (GMM)

THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010 @ 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.

DIRECTIONS TO COMMUNITY HOUSE

Our monthly community donation for June will be a “critter collection” (food and supplies for shelter animals). Here is the list of desired items.

  • Canned Dog, Cat & Kitten Food
  • Cat Litter
  • Cat and Dog Toys (nonporous)
  • Clorox® Wipes – Petkin Paw Wipes (8″ X 7″)
  • Dog Toys (stuffed)
  • Grooming Brushes
  • Facial Tissue & Paper Towels
  • Fleece Fabric
  • Kong® Toys (Large & XL)
  • Oster® Grooming Clippers
  • Paper Towels
  • Rabbit and Ferret Toys
  • Rubber Dishwashing Gloves
  • Towels
06 Jun

Technology Committee Meeting

Dan Moellering, Management VP, 231-881-4272

MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010 @ 7:OO PM

THE MOELLERING HOME, 788 FRANCIS, ROCHESTER HILLS

We are having another committee meeting to explore different possibilities for how we want to market ourselves using our website, Facebook, and other social networking sites. Also, we’ll continue to discuss ideas on how to better manage our CPGs, training manuals, and other paperwork to make them more accessible to our chapter. If you have ideas, even if you don’t consider yourself “tech savvy,” please consider joining this committee. If you’re interested, please email me at dmmoelle@gmail.com or sign up at the June GMM.

DIRECTIONS TO THE MOELLERINGS’

06 Jun

Safety Town Setup

Julia Webber, Community VP, 248-613-6875

FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010 @ 12:30 PM-3:00 PM

PUBLIC STORAGE, 2100 WEST UTICA RD., SHELBY TOWNSHIP

BROOKLANDS ELEMENTARY, 490 E. AUBURN RD., ROCHESTER HILLS

For 32 years, the Rochester Area Jaycees have helped teach 4, 5, and 6-year-olds to develop an understanding of safety in their environment as well as a healthy awareness of danger. The kids that go through Safety Town will begin an adventure in learning. This is accomplished by the students participating in classroom learning and safely maneuvering our miniature town — complete with cars, bikes, traffic lights, and signs.

On Friday, June 18th, we are scheduled to meet at Public Storage on Dequindre Rd. at W. Utica Rd. at 12:30. We will load Safety Town supplies into trucks and vans. The supplies will then be delivered to Brooklands Elementary on Auburn Rd. at 1:00 PM. Setup is scheduled from 1:00-3:00. Any and all assistance is welcome. Please contact Julia Webber for more information or to get involved.

DIRECTIONS TO BROOKLANDS ELEMENTARY

06 Jun

Hit the Decks Social – Mr. B’s

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23 @ 7:00 PM

MR. B’S, 423 S. MAIN ST., ROCHESTER, MI

Our “Hit the Decks” socials have become a staple of the RAJC summer! We will kick off this summer’s series of outdoor dining at Mr. B’s in downtown Rochester. Each month, we’ll meet at a different local establishment in their outdoor seating area to soak up the sun and enjoy a relaxing evening. We hope you’ll join us!

DIRECTIONS TO MR. B’S

06 Jun

Board Meeting

MONDAY,  JUNE 7 , 2010 @ 7:00 PM

THE MOELLERING HOME, 788 FRANCIS, ROCHESTER HILLS

The Monday before the second Thursday of the month (the GMM), 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 7:00 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!

DIRECTIONS TO THE MOELLERINGS’

06 Jun

Get Ready, Get Set, Relay!

Andrea Langhoff, General Member, 302-753-0136

SATURDAY, JUNE 26 @ 9:00 AM – SUNDAY, JUNE 27 @ 9:00 AM

HART MIDDLE SCHOOL, 6500 SHELDON RD, ROCHESTER HILLS

The Jaycees are proud to once again join in the “Race to Beat Cancer” by participating in the Greater Rochester Area Relay for Life.  The 24 hour event kicks of at 9:00am on Saturday, June 26 and continues through the night until 9:00am on Sunday, June 27. The American Cancer Society expresses that “the Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.” At this year’s relay the Rochester Area Jaycees Team will join over 40 other teams at Hart Middle School in raising funds and awareness for cancer.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Relay for Life, please note that is not just a 24 hour walk, it’s a celebration! There are games and entertainment for people of all ages; themed walks, family friendly activities and much, much more. One of the most inspirational and moving parts of the event is the Luminaria Ceremony.  The ceremony is a special part of the night that occurs when the sun sets and the track will be lit by the glow of illuminated bags called luminaria, each bearing the name of someone who has battled cancer. Some celebrate cancer survivors, while others help us honor and remember those gone too soon. All represent someone special who has been profoundly affected by cancer and the family and friends who continue to fight back in their honor.

If you are interested in joining the Jaycees Relay Team, contributing to our fundraising efforts or just want to learn more contact Cheryl Satterthwaite at cheryl_ann_s@yahoo.com or Andrea Langhoff at langhoffar@gmail.com.

DIRECTIONS TO HART MIDDLE SCHOOL

06 Jun

Region F Penny Wars

Keith Lakatosh, President, 248-854-8446

Penny Wars has gotten underway.  Already as a region we have raised over $300, this is great considering that was Eric’s original goal.  Now is time for Rochester to stage a comeback. Bring your pennies to the next Membership meeting on June 10th.

Here are the standings so far:

Chapters Involved ___________ Amount Collected
Farmington Area——————— $(-19.08)
Royal Oak —————————–$38.68
Waterford ——————————$(-10.79)
Madison Heights ——————–$2.43
Port Huron ————————— $(-4.94)
Rochester Area ———————$(-23.65)
Shores Area ————————- $(-2.97)
Warren ——————————– $(-11.75)

Grand Total raised $329.66

Continuing until the August convention (August 13th), we will be at WAR… PENNY WAR! Here is a reminder of how it works:

1. Eric will be collecting change at our monthly General Membership Meetings.

2. We increase our score based on the number of pennies we collect.

3. For “silver” change, we DO NOT gain points, but we get to reduce the score of another chapter in the region, They are: Farmington, Madison Heights, Port Huron, Royal Oak, Shores Area, Warren, and Waterford

4. Paper bills will be accepted, but will not count towards total points.

5. The chapter that has the highest score (or least lowest) at the end wins the war.

So what do we win? Aside from Bragging rights, Eric has offered the winning chapter the opportunity to exploit his knowledge and time for up to two projects for the chapter.  As you know this can be very helpful for us, considering the amount of manpower required for events like Haunted House and Christmas Shopping Tour. Let’s show the region how good we are at raising funds for a good cause!

06 Jun

Hospitality Thank You

Lindsey Lee, Membership VP, 586-202-5000

Julia Webber, thank you for tantalizing our taste buds and enlightening us about May being National Asian Pacific American Heritage month at the membership meeting. It was a privilege and pleasure to honor your heritage with your Thai Cuisine.

In June, we are looking forward to the mouthwatering delectable delights of Ms. Krista Tocco. Hospitality for July is open.

Hospitality is the meal, snacks, and drinks at our membership meetings. It is because our members volunteer to bring such tasty bites that allow us provided such amenities while we discuss the happenings of the Jaycees. The chapter will reimburse the member for the purchase of ingredients, snacks, and beverages up to $25 per a meeting. If you would like to provide hospitality to your fellow Jaycees please contact Lindsey Lee at 586- 202-5000 or email: llee@rochesterareajaycees.org.