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What's Happening This Month?

If you are interested in any of the below activities, please contact the chairperson directly.

March 2014

  • 6 Chapter Meeting (7pm @ Quarryview Center)
  • 7 Terror In April poster run (5pm @ DOT)
  • 8 JCI Regional Meeting (10am @ Manitowoc Red Cross)
  • 11 Wiki Course (6pm @ Lake Country Academy)
  • 12 Easter bags for Project Angel Hugs (6pm @ 406 E. Mill St, Plymouth)
  • 13 Brat Days meeting (7pm @ Weimann's)
  • 17 Dominion of Terror meeting (6:30pm @ DOT)
  • 19 Dining Club (6pm @ Frankie's)
  • 27 Board Meeting (7pm @ Weimann's)
  • 30 Spamalot musical (2pm @ Lakeland College)
The Exalted Ruler Decree
Sarah Schwefel • sschwefel@gmail.com • 920·946·8633
1. Live in the moment.
2. It's better to be loving than to be right.
3. Be a spectator to your own thoughts, especially when you become emotional.
4. Be grateful for at least one thing every day.
5. Help others every chance you get.

These are the five keys to achieving happiness from philanthropist Ray Chambers. Do these resonate with you? When I read them I thought about how we can all strive for these in day-to-day life as well as when working on Jaycees projects. Here's some ideas on how we can do this:

1. "Live in the moment." -- We spend a lot of time planning events and projects that sometimes when the day of the event finally arrives we don't always get to enjoy it as much as we should. We need to trust ourselves and our fellow Jaycees that we have all put forth our best efforts. If something doesn't go exactly as planned it's not the end of the world, we must move forward and learn from it.
2. "It's better to be loving than to be right." -- Conflicts will happen, it's inevitable. Strive to handle conflicts in a way that achieves compromise and shows that you respect the other person. We care about our fellow Jaycees and want to grow and learn together as a cohesive team.
3. "Be a spectator to your own thoughts, especially when you become emotional." -- Step back and allow time for self-reflection. This can be rather challenging during times of high emotion, but that's when it's the most critical. Encourage others to take a breather if situations become too intense.
4. "Be grateful for at least one thing every day." -- One of the most commonly recurring reasons that I hear about why renew their Jaycees membership year after year is because of the friendships they've made within the organization. The camaraderie we have is always something to be thankful for!
5. "Help others every chance you get." -- Think of this on a small scale, such as doing something as simple as welcoming a new person at a chapter meeting or event. You're helping them feel welcome and feel a sense of belonging; that boost in confidence could be the spark that ignites a new active citizen!

The monthly chapter & board meeting minutes are available at

State, Regional, and National
Director: Mychal Seger • mychalseger@gmail.com • 920·207·8524
Hi everyone, it’s March and things are starting to look a little greener, so what better time to fill your spring and summer calendar with new state and national events! The Port Washington-Saukville Jaycees recently reached out to us looking for volunteers and participants in their new Land Regatta Run/Walk event in August so save the date!

JCI Regional Meeting – 10am-1pm on Saturday, March 8 at the Manitowoc Red Cross
Want to learn more about the variety of opportunities that are available to you as a Jaycee? Join us for this combined North East/East Central regional meeting presented by State President Doreen Drescher. This is a chance for members who belong to chapters in close proximity to meet, network, and share ideas. A sign-up sheet will be available at the March chapter meeting, or contact Sarah Schwefel to sign-up.

Indoor Olympics – April 12th in LaCrosse
Put your best team forward to compete in games and fun in downtown LaCrosse! This year’s theme will be “80s Classic Movie Take Over.” Join the Indoor Olympics Facebook event page for the latest information: facebook.com/events/327535470687985/
USJC Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland – June 25-28
Registration is now open for the JCI Annual Meeting, a conference of friendship, education, and fun! At this meeting members elect National Officers, recognize the outstanding members and programs from the previous year, and watch as the association honors Ten Outstanding Young Americans; the signature highlight of the conference. Registration, hotel accommodations, and more information can be found on the JCI website at: jci.cc/event/annualmeeting2014
  • Regular registration from Feb 1-June 13, 2014 $265
  • Onsite registration: $295
Land Regatta Run/Walk in Port Washington – August 16th
Come join the Port Washington-Saukville Jaycees as they launch the day's festivities with a 4mi/2mi run/walk beginning at the Port Washington Coal Dock Park. The run begins at 09:00am. Race Day registration opens at 07:30am. Maritime Heritage Festival begins at 10:00am. They are currently looking for run participants, volunteers, and sponsors for the event with links to more information below. All proceeds to support the installation of the north coal dock railing! Th-tha-tha-that's all, folks!

Management Development
VP: Tom Badtke • bumhug2004@hotmail.com • 920·627·3451
Directors: Becca Miller • rebeccamiller350@gmail.com • 920·254·3684
& Amanda Kohls • k9bosco147@gmail.com • 920·287·9976

Terror in April

There is nothing that should terrify you in April... until now. The Dominion of Terror has decided to open the doors one more time for an encore performance of the October show. The dates open will be April 11th and 12th from 7:00pm-10:00pm, the cost will be $10, and the screams will be free! I am looking for volunteers 18 years of age or older to help put on the fantastic show. I will need actors and people to work in crow's nests (no make up or costumes needed). Please let me know if you have any free time to help out with this project, I will need quite a bit of help! All proceeds will be going to a local food drive... with more information to follow.

Here are some more dates that will be involved with Terror in April:
  • Friday March 7th: Poster run beginning at 5:00pm. Meet at the DOT
  • Saturday April 5th: Zombie Walk. Lasting all morning and most of the afternoon
  • Sunday April 6th: Setting the DOT back up. Meet at the DOT at 11:00 am to help get things going. Dress warm!
  • Friday April 11: DOT opens!
  • Saturday April 12: DOT opens!
  • Sunday April 13: Rest!
Please contact me with any questions you may have! Can't wait to release the screams back into the air!

Jodie Zajkowski • 920-946-1525 â€¢ jayzee3@att.net â€¢ DominionOfTerror.com

4th Annual Tourney of Taverns is Saturday, May 10

Tourney of Taverns is coming up soon! This year's theme is Zombie Apocalypse - The Walking Brews! Registration forms for Tourney of Taverns are now available! They can also be downloaded at TourneyofTaverns.com. We are looking for teams to represent the Jaycees! We are also looking for volunteers to serve as game monitors! Game monitors will receive free beer and dinner at the after party at Weimann's for their service. Sign up sheet will again be passed around at the March Chapter meeting. Available bars include: Frankies, the Walkabout, Sly's Midtown Salooon, What's Up, Penn Ave Pub, Vreeke's, Legend Larry's, and Talk of the Town. Sign up early to get the bar you want!

Julie Ann Turner
Hey everyone!! It's time to start thinking about warmer weather and GOLF! This year the golf outing will be at Town and Country on Friday, June 6th. If you would like to be on the committee or would like to help the day of the even please let me know. Registrations will be out soon so start thinking about who you want to golf with!!

Dustin Stielow
Greetings All!
It’s already March (what?!) and the planning for Brat Days is most certainly in full force! Almost all of our entertainment is booked, family area entertainment is all set, and we are considering a few logistic/setup changes that may help make certain operational areas run more smooth. We are looking into whether it’s reasonably possible to bring recycling bins to the grounds as a bit of a going more green effort. The committee is also familiarizing with a very simple to use online project management system called Trello. This falls right in line with our efforts to further embrace the wonders, efficiencies, and conveniences of modern technology and centralizing online access to our information. Trello provides a simple platform of creating for each committee area a “to-do” list and then moving items to a “doing” and “done” list as task statuses change. This acts as an additional benefit to what the Jaycees wiki site provides for us as a central information hub. Adding yet the Quiver sales tracking app we intend to use this year and we are well on our way to further integrating Brat Days planning into the electronic age.
I am pleased to announce that we now have at least one person assigned to each committee area! Congratulations to Kris Pluskat for taking on the last area we had yet to fill - Field House Operations! Kris could use a helper though. Field House operations tend to run very well when two people are in charge. It can be done by one person, but two people in charge is certainly more ideal. If you aren’t on the committee yet and you’d like to try your hand at something, why not join Kris in helping with Field House operations? If you’d like to be our second Field House operations person, please feel free to let me know. Need to think it on? No problem – you can come to the next Brat Days meeting on Thursday, March 13th, 7:00PM at Weimann’s Sports Center to announce your interest at that time if you’d like.
Although we now have at least one person for each committee area, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for more people lend a hand in the success of Brat Days. We have committee areas where at least a second person would certainly be welcome to help. Such areas include:
  • Grounds
  • Marketplace
  • Brat Days Parade
  • Purchasing
Want to know more about these areas? Feel free to contact me and I’m happy to fill you in on what they involve. Otherwise of course, come on out to the next Brat Days meeting to find out!

Hooray for Brats!

Chairman GF -->
Hello DOTers! Yes it is that time again.. We know right, sorry if you're sick of Jenna still, but at least Nina will be around to ease your pain! Ha ha.. Just wanted to say thank you for allowing us to be your 2014 Chairmen for the Dominion of Terror. We both are super excited to do this and make it successful as years past. There are some new and fresh ideas coming down the line we think some of you might be excited about. So come check it out. It's not scary yet.. so no worries.

Next Meeting: MARCH 17th @ 6:30pm at the Dominion of Terror

Also - we are little over a month away from TERROR IN APRIL!!! Special encore show from the house last October. Jodie Zajkowski has a new twist that she hopes you will consider helping the house out with. Please come down and help us out.. we need the volunteers for CROWS (watch rooms each night with a radio) or ACTORS (dress up, have makeup on, scare patrons) - so PLEASE contact Jenna or Nina to sign up on the list.

Jenna 920-254-2785
Nina 920-287-1807
Individual Development
VP: Kyle Aguirre • aguirrek08@gmail.com • 920·254·8850
Directors: Carmen Courtright • cacourtright321@yahoo.com • 920·627·0499
& Ashley Yurk • ayurk@hsabank.com • 920·207·0893

Wiki Intro ID Course

You may have heard the wiki being mentioned during our chapter and event meetings. It's a great tool that allows us to coordinate events and keep track of various chapter documents. If you'd like to find out more about how the chapter wiki works, come to our Wiki Intro ID Course!
Date: Tuesday, March 11
Time: 6 pm - 7 pm
Location: Lake Country Academy, 4101 Technology Parkway, Sheboygan, WI 53083
The private chapter wiki is accessible through sheboyganjaycees.com by clicking "Chapter wiki" at the bottom of the main page. If you are a new member, when you click on the link you will be prompted to request to join. After that the site administrators will add you.
During this wiki intro course we will be discussing some wiki basics and how the site works, along with a demonstration of the Brat Days PO system. If you are on the Brat Days committee, but haven't used the electronic PO system yet, it's highly recommended that you attend this course. If time allows we'll also discuss some other topics, and of course answer any questions you may have.
Please RSVP to Jan at madeincz@gmail.com if you are planning to attend.

Dining Club

Join us for Dining Club on Wednesday, March 19 at Frankie's Pub & Grill. Come have a burger as big as your head! Meet for drinks at 6:00 (optional) and dinner at 7:00, costs are on an individual basis. This event is open to all Jaycees and guests.


On Sunday, March 30 at 2:00pm we're going to see Lakeland College's production of Spamalot! It’s a raucous and irreverent musical “lovingly ripped off” from the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” complete complete with a killer rabbit and a Trojan Rabbit, Knights who say Ni, shrubberies, French tower guards, catapulted cows, the Black Knight, Holy Grails, Excalibur, the old man who’s “not dead yet,” lots and lots of coconuts, and—of course—God. Tickets are $10 each and must be pre-ordered, payment at the door. There will be a sign-up sheet at the March chapter meeting. Contact the Individual Development team if you have any questions.
Membership Development
VP: Dustin Stielow • dusty1363@yahoo.com • 920·946·7971
Director: Kate Whitson • katewhitson87@gmail.com • 920·207·8704
I hope everyone had a great February, and are looking forward to a great March. Warmer weather has to be coming soon. With that said if you have anyone that you are trying to get to join Jaycees let me know I would love to talk to them, and give them more information. Remember that you get Chamber Cash if you get someone to join! Also let me know what other ideas you have to get new members.


View the membership roster:

Reminder: You must login to the wiki to view the roster.

Membership Referral Program

We need each and every one of our members to help promote and grow the Jaycees. As an added incentive we are offering a membership referral program that is easy and rewarding. YOU GET $20 in Chamber Cash when your friend joins and lists you as the person who referred them on their application. It’s as simple as that! So what are you waiting for? Bring your friends to our next event! (This program is available only to members in good standing)
Community Development
VP: Jenna Fanslau • jvanders623@gmail.com • 920·254·2785
Directors: Eric Leuck • leuckeric@gmail.com • 920·207·6062
& Greg Whitson • gregory313@sbcglobal.net • 920·627·3735
Hello My Fellow Do-Gooders!

First, would like to thank Laura Rammer for bringing us the "Strengthening Families" opportunity to help out local families getting support for their family issues. It is the only local resource that specifically addresses skill building for parents and youth together in a structured environment. We donated dinner and helped serve it at their weekly meeting on February 27th. Every little bit counts.

March has a great opportunity for you to volunteer your time to a good cause. March 12th from 6-8:30pm we will be heading out to Plymouth to help Project Angel Hugs make Easter Bags. These bags will be filled with goodies for children battling illness in hospitals during the holidays. Please join us for a fulfilling time.

Lunch with Bunny!! One of the most fun Community events we have is coming up soon! Eric Leuck and Angelee Rich need your help! LWB is Saturday, April 19th at South High School usually from 10:30am til about 3pm. Please contact them if you'd like to help out. It's an easy fun event where you get the fulfillment of seeing children having a great time!

Keep in mind we will need helpers to decide which lucky high school student will get a scholarship from the Jaycees. Kellie Resnick has graciously decided to step up and get this started. Please contact her if want to help read essays and help make a student's life better.

Remember - ..service to humanity is the BEST WORK OF LIFE.. so let's donate what time we got to better not only our lives, but the community at large

Various community activities

Jaycee Milestones
When you see your Jaycee friends, be sure to congratulate them!
If you would like anything included in this section, please
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Ashley Yurk - March 4
Greg Whitson - March 13
Greg Quella - March 19
Alyssa Shelstad - March 20
Carmen Courtright - March 21
Jill Sonntag - March 25
Megan Ohland - March 26
Jan Skala - March 27

Jaycees Anniversaries

Jim Fanslau - 7 Years
Paul Rammer - 5 Years
Jan Skala - 4 Years
Carmen Courtright - 3 Years
Charlie Wigg - 3 Years
James Michael - 2 Years
Kate Whitson - 1 Year
Kellie Resnick - 1 Year

Congrats to Jess and Michael Thun on the birth of their son!
Clark Michael Thun
February 12 at 9:17am
6 lbs. 7oz., 20.5 inches

Congrats to Jason Vick & Jessica Ellersick on the birth of their son!
Hunter Lee Bonnett
February 1
8 lbs. 4 oz., 21 inches
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