29 Apr

Michigan Earth Day Festival – Wrap-Up

Keith Lakatosh, President, 248-854-8446

Earth Day weekend was an exciting weekend for the Rochester Area Jaycees.  Friday April 24th marked, the 1st annual Green Career Fair organized by the Rochester Area Jaycees in association with the Michigan Earth Day Festival.  Thanks to Julia Webber and her committee (Dan Moellering, Jason Matz, Andrea Langhoff and Lindsey Lee) for their efforts.  There were over a dozen exhibitors available to assist participants with critiquing their resumes for the jobs of the future.  They also offered presentations on how to increase your marketability in this changing economic climate.  Overall there were over 100 participants for this free career fair.  Congratulations on a job well done.

The rest of the weekend, the Rochester Area Jaycees had an opportunity to have a membership booth at the Michigan Earth Day Festival, the largest Earth Day festival in Michigan. It was a great chance for our chapter to survey members of the community and inform them of our mission and some of the events we organize throughout the year.

Thanks to Michigan Jaycee President Darlene Dresch for making the trip out to support our chapter over the weekend.  She was able to make many great contacts, not only for our chapter, but for the Michigan Jaycees as well. Connections were made this weekend that will help our chapter fulfill many of the goals we set out to do through our chapter planning.  Hopefully there will be opportunity to partner with other local community organizations throughout the remainder of the year.  Thank you to everyone else who took time over this weekend to promote the cause of the Rochester Area Jaycees and talk to members of the community about what we do.  I hope you found it as rewarding as I did.

The last thing I would like to talk about is the Earth Day Festival itself.  It was wonderful having the opportunity to talk to so many people committed to addressing some of the most critical problems we face as a country today. It was encouraging to see the focus on supporting local business, organic and natural foods, minimizing our waste and clean renewable energy.  I think the Rochester Jaycees’ mission to provide leadership development through local community activity was greatly received.