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Official newsletter of the Sheboygan Jaycees

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What's Happening This Month?

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

November 30 @ 5pm - Holiday Parade

December 2014

  • 4 Chapter Meeting & Party @ Kiwanis Park Fieldhouse (Meal at 6:30pm, Chapter meeting at 7pm)
  • 7 Spend With A Friend
  • 10 Foundation Meeting (7:30pm @ TBA)
  • 11 Bell Ringing
  • 11 Brat Days meeting (7pm @ Weimann's)
  • 13 Officer Training School (12pm @ Appleton Tech School)
  • 18 Board Meeting (7pm @ Weimann's)
The Exalted Ruler Decree
Sarah Schwefel •
sschwefel@gmail.com • 920·946·8633
I am truly honored to have served at your President for 2014. We have so much to be proud of with our incredible array of projects that give back to the community and develop the leadership skills of our members in the process. Please take a few minutes to acknowledge all our hard work by submitting nominations for the following JCI Wisconsin awards:

Second Half awards are for outstanding achievements July through December, the filing deadline December 15. Year-End awards are for outstanding achievements January through December, the filing is deadline December 31. Winners will be announced at the JCI Wisconsin Year End Convention that takes place February 6-8 in Green Bay.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Lakeshore Culinary Institute

Each January we have a formal banquet to thank the officers and members from the previous year and then introduce the officers for the new year. During the banquet we also "roast" members who are 40 or 41. Statesman and Senator awards are presented as well. The banquet is open to all Jaycees, Roosters, and their guests. Invitations will be going out soon!

The monthly chapter & board meeting minutes are available at

Sheboygan Jaycees Foundation
President: Tim Harrision • thair237@gmail.com • 920·627·0004
Our next Foundation Board meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 10th at 7:30 at location TBD. We will have a wrap up of Brat Days 2014 and examine the Brat Days 2015 budget for approval. All Jaycees members are welcome to attend.
Also, a belated congratulations to Steve Beine, our Brat Days 2015 Chairman! Best of luck Steve to you and your committee!
State, Regional, and National
Director: Jason Bohlman • jason.bohlman@gmail.com • 920·226·9109

Want to be at Lambeau Field on Game Day?

JCI Wisconsin is once again looking for volunteers for the concession stand at Lambeau Field! We have made a full season commitment for all of the Packers home games during the season. We will be seeking individuals, as well as chapters, to assist with operating the stands. Game day sign up began July 1st on a first come first serve basis!
Current Dates Available:
  • November 30, 3:25pm Kickoff
  • December 8, 7:30pm Kickoff
  • December 28, 12pm Kickoff

Contact supervising state board officer, Becky Bradl, at jciwimembership@yahoo.com with any questions and to express your interest!

Year-End Convention

Looking to network with other Wisconsin Jaycees, take part in forums, and receive more JCI training? Mark your calendar for Year-End Convention, February 6-8, in Green Bay. Early birds can register and reserve rooms at discount rates before January 16. Click HERE for a schedule of events and registration information!
  • Early rate for all weekend events: $78
  • Early rate for Saturday events only: $68
  • Early rate for Friday events only: $20
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 • 920·287·4921

22nd Annual Holiday Parade
"Winter Wonderland" Theme
5pm Sunday, November 30
Downtown Sheboygan

The Holiday Parade takes place the Sunday after Thanksgiving each year. Amanda Kohls is the 2014 chairperson, if you would like to participate please contact her via email at k9bosco147@gmail.com or call her at 920-287-4921.

Learn more at sheboyganjaycees.com/HolidayParade
Fellow Jaycees,

Thanks to those who joined us for the first meeting and offered input to the budget. Please consider joining the Brat Days Committee and me on Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 7PM at Weimann's Sport Bar as we continue our planning. Meetings will be the 2nd Thursday of the Month at Weimann's except for January, it will be the 3rd Thursday of the Month. Check us out to see what areas are available to Chair or just come to learn more about what it takes to run Brat Days.

Hope to see a lot of old and new faces, because it takes everyone to pull Brat Days together!

Steve Beine | 2015 Brat Days Chairman
brat-days.com | July 30-Aug. 1, 2015

We need your stuff for the Jaycees rummage sale!

Although Saturday, June 13, 2015 feels like a loooong way in the future, now is the time to start thinking about the Jaycees rummage sale because we need your stuff! Many of us are cleaning and organizing our homes this holiday season, so now is the perfect time to set aside items to donate to the Jaycees rummage sale. This will be an awesome fundraising project with proceeds benefiting local charities. If you have any questions please contact Ashley Yurk at ayurk@hsabank.com or 920-207-0893.

Check out the event on Facebook and share with friends and family! Friday, June 12 will be our setup day, June 13 will be the day of the sale, and June 14 will be clean-up day.

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

2014/2015 Round Robin

We're bringing back an oldy but goody! Let's visit each other's beautifully decorated homes for some Holiday Cheer. There will be 4 or 5 Host Houses - each set up with food, drinks and games. We'll start with appetizers and move through to dessert, jumping houses for a good time! There is still room to be a Host House, food helper and for games - please sign up at the December meeting. Date of the event is TBD.

Participation Incentives

Did you know that every time you run a project, attend a meeting, or participate in our events that you are working your way towards the chance to win fabulous prizes? Throughout the year Ashley Yurk is tracking the participation of all chapter members so that at our banquet in January we convert the points into tickets that can be used to enter into drawings for tons of awesome prizes. We've had prizes such as Coach purses, power tools, tablets, gift cards, gift baskets, and much more. So be sure to sign-in at every meeting or event in order to earn as many points as possible. Click HERE to view the current incentive tracking spreadsheet.

Membership Development
VP: Dustin Stielow •
dusty1363@yahoo.com • 920·946·7971
Welcome New Member
Ericka Swearingen

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).

Passport To Civic Leadership

Logon to JayceeMember.com to track and submit your degrees for the Passport To Civic Leadership. If you're logging on for the first time, just click "Setup Login" and submit your email address. After that your username and password will give you full access. And guess what else... there's an app too! Download "JCI USA Mobile" today!

View the membership roster:

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

Community Development
VP: Jenna Van Der Sande •
jvanders623@gmail.com • 920·254·2785
Director: Eric Leuck •
leuckeric@gmail.com • 920·207·6062

Hello My Fellow Do-Gooders! â€‹


Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Thursday, Dec. 11 – Ashley Yurk and Becca Miller
Although on the same day as the Brat Days meeting, Bell Ringing continues to be a fun tradition for our chapter. Some early spots are open for ringing so you can do both! See Ashley or Becca for more info.
Also - don't forget we will be toasting a successful Jaycee night with pitchers of beer and pizza at a local establishment. More info at the December chapter meeting. 

Post-Holiday Food Bank
January 10 @ QVC (Setup January 9) â€“ Jodie Zajkowski and Julie Turner
Jodie and Julie have teamed up to bring us another great project to help our community â€“ the Post-Holiday Food Bank. The idea behind this is that although holidays are a great time to donate food, the need for hungry families is still there after the holidays are over. This Food Bank will help those who will still be in need after the holiday rush is over. That being said ....

The December Warm & Fuzzy is to bring canned FOOD donations for the January Food Bank. Let's start early to help these ladies fulfill their goal to feed needy families in January!

A HUGE Thank You to Ashley Yurk
On Saturday, November 22, Ashley hosted members of the Jaycees to organize and gather food to be delivered to local families to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast. The group met to shop for food and supplies, then went to Ashley's house to organize everything, and then delivered the food to the recipient families. Thanks Ashley for arranging this all - it is a benefit to many families in our community! See photos!

Remember... service to humanity is the BEST WORK OF LIFE... so let's donate what time we've 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!
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Nina Pfeifer - December 16
Alex Courchaine - December 30

Jaycees Anniversaries

Jackie Quasius - 10 years
Amanda Kohls - 3 years
Megan Ohland - 2 years
Jason Bohlman - 1 year
Nicole Rabe - 1 year
Business Spotlight
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