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What's Happening This Month?

View the full calendar at SheboyganJaycees.com/Calendar

February 2016

  • 4 CPR Training (6pm) and Chapter Meeting (7pm) @ QVC
  • 5-7 JCI WI Year-End Convention (Michicot)
  • 11 Brat Days Meeting (7pm @ Weimann's Sports Center)
  • 13 DOT Bust-Up Party for Adults (7pm @ Jakum's)
  • 17 Dining Club (6pm @ Holidays Pub & Grill)
  • 20 DOT Bust-Up Party for Kids (4pm @ PJ's Party Zone)
  • 20 Brewfest (Manitowoc Jaycees)
  • 25 Board Meeting (7pm @ Jakum's)
  • 27 Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowling (6pm @ Maple Lanes)
President's Message
Nick Schmitz •
hiyarsnj@gmail.com • 414·242·6790
Hello Jaycees,

We’ve had a great start to our 2016. We helped out our friends, the Rotary Club, take down their “Making Spirits Bright” equipment at Evergreen Park and we’ve had plenty of brainstorming sessions figuring out new ideas for our chapter to meet our goals for this year.

One of the goals that we’ve been working on is getting the word out to the public that the Sheboygan Jaycees do a lot more good in the community than most know. Did you know that last year alone we raised and then gave over $34,000 back to the community in the form of Food Banks, Scholarships, or large donations to Project Angel Hugs and Big Brothers Big sisters? On top of that we raised that money with fun events like Brat Days or Dominion of Terror. Events that gave Sheboygan residents a chance to see a good 80’s rock concert or enjoy a fun scare. Best of all these events are run and organized by us, Jaycees, young people who are learning life and job skills. We are bettering ourselves and the community. We make a difference and we’re looking at new ways to become even better at it.

Be sure to take a look at our upcoming events below. I hope you have a great February and make sure to spoil your valentine!

Nick Schmitz

The monthly chapter & board meeting minutes are available at

State, Regional, and National
Director: Nicole Rabe • rabe81048@gotoltc.edu • 920·207·6090
Check out the new JCI Wisconsin website! Also connect with JCI Wisconsin on Facebook and Twitter.


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 5-7, in Mishicot at the Fox Hills Resort. Register early for discounted rates. Click HERE for a schedule of events and registration information.
  • $78 Early rate for all events throughout the weekend ($93 after January 15)
  • $67 Early rate for Saturday Day/Evening ($82 after January 15)
  • $39 Early Rate for JCI WI Exec Team ($54 after January 15)
  • $45 Early Rate for Saturday Banquet only ($60 after January 15)

Manitowoc Jaycees Brewfest

The Manitowoc Jaycees are holding their 20th annual Brewfest on Saturday, February 20, 2016. This is their primary fundraiser, and for years our chapter has been helping them out and we want to continue the tradition. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Nicole Rabe.
Management Development
VP: Lauri Flegel •
lauriflegel@gmail.com • 920·980·4582
Director: Travis Klingbeil •
traviz88k@yahoo.com • 920·287·6151
It's the end of January and one month down this year. The management team is looking forward to helping out our community in the upcoming months. We are also looking forward to being involved in different events and having fun out there. I hope to see many of you at Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowling at the end of February.

DOT Bust-up Parties

Hey everyone! Just letting you know that the DOT bust up parties are scheduled for Saturday, February 13 and Saturday, February 20. For anyone over 21, the adult party will be on February 13 beginning at 7:00 pm at Jakum's Hall. On Saturday, February 20, the party for everyone (but the focus will be on the under age kids) will be at PJs Party Zone from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Please contact Jodie if you have any questions. Invitations are in the mail! Thank you again for all your hard work.
Happy Halloween!
- Jodie Zajkowski, 2015 DOT Chairman

Jaycees Night at the Admirals Game
Saturday, March 5

Come join the Sheboygan Jaycees for a fun Saturday night at the Bradley Center with the Admirals. We have reserved a section just for our favorite people and would love for you to join us for a fun night of hockey! TICKETS ARE JUST $22 -- Send an email to shebjcs@gmail.com to purchase tickets or talk to Jenna or Brian at a Chapter Meeting. PLUS it’s Center Colton Sissons Bobble Head Night & see your Jaycees on the ice during Intermission!

Tourney of Taverns • Saturday, April 16

Hello TOT fans! Things are coming together nicely and I hope to have all of the participating bars lined up in the next week. I will then be announcing the next committee meeting. Stay tuned.

Kari Bohlman • 2016 Tourney of Taverns Chairman
tot@sheboyganjaycees.comʉۢ sheboyganjaycees.com/TOT

Brat Days • August 4-6

Did you know that some employers will provide paid time off for community volunteer work? Ask your employer if they offer this benefit. If so, use that opportunity to come on down and help set-up Brat Days – Monday, August 1 until we open on Thursday, August 4th. Even one 8 hour shift during the week is a big help to get Brat Days in order. Plus, we will provide free lunch!!!

Planning is moving smoothly along for Brat Days 2016. Gator Pro has agreed to organize our entertainment this year as an in-kind donation! How awesome is that!?! Also, Jill Sonntag has stepped up and agreed to work the Fieldhouse all weekend for us!

One final area that is still in need of a strong team is Main Food! This is such an important area of the event. It is so important to have our own Sheboygan Jaycees leading this area and ensuring folks purchasing food from our event are provided the best service and product possible! If you are interested, please let me know. This would be a great area for a small team of folks to lead.

Interested in joining the Brat Days Committee fun? Come join us! Our next meeting is Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7PM at Weimann’s Sports Center. I promise to bring you a Valentine’s Day chocolate if you do!

Looking forward to a fantastic Brat Days in 2016!

Becky Mullane • 2016 Brat Days Chairperson
bratdays@gmail.com • brat-days.com • facebook.com/BratDays
Individual Development
VP: Eric Leuck •
leuckeric@gmail.com • 920·207·6062
Director: Mari Rose • art.marirose@gmail.com • 920·254·4964
Hello welcome to February everyone!! Got some very cool events coming up hope to see you all soon! This month we want to see if anyone is interested in learning anything about The Jaycees such as How to run a project, or financial planning...etc. Let us know if you are interested and we'll come up with a discussion before a chapter meeting.

CPR Training • At the QVC prior to the Chapter Meeting • Thursday, February 4 @ 6pm

Would you know what to do if you faced a medical emergency? Every year nearly 383,00 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur in the United States. Less than 8% survive. The American Heart Association states that if effective bystander CPR is administered immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, then the victim's chance of survival can be doubled or even tripled. At this training you will learn how to perform CPR on SimMan.

Those who have signed-up will be getting a reminder this week. If you haven't signed up yet but would like to attend, you must call or text Sarah Schwefel at 920-946-8633 by 5pm on February 2 to ensure there is enough training equipment for everyone.

Dining Club • Holiday's Pub & Grill • Wednesday, February 17th @ 6pm

A sign-up sheet will be at the chapter meeting and you can RSVP on Facebook! Meal costs are on an individual basis. Hope to see a bunch of you there!

Snowtubing at Sunburst • Sunday, March 6 • 11am-1pm

This is a fun event for people of all ages, so be sure to invite your friends and family. We'll meet at the Quarryview Center around 10am so we can carpool. Payments will be made the day of the event.

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 we're 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: Ashley Yurk •
ayurk@hsabank.com • 920·207·0893
Directors: Lee Miller • tarheel.lee15@yahoo.com • 920·254·0441
Jim Fanslau • ski.dooit@gmail.com • 920·287·9992
There are some great ideas that have been brought up on different things we can do as a group to get our name out there! Stay tuned for more details!! Like always, please let us know if you have any suggestions, or people that are interested in what we do and who we are.

Reminder: Please check your inbox as emails have been sent for members whose membership dues are due for the first quarter. We will send another reminder as it gets closer to the February deadline.

2016 1st Quarter Renewals

Christian Burns • Carmen Courtright • Jim Fanslau • Tim Harrison • Kara Johnson • Eric Leuck • James Michel • Lee Miller • Laura Rammer • Paul Rammer • Angelee Rich • Tim Schleicher • Nick Schmitz • Mychal Seger • Jan Skala • Jessica Wehmeyer • Charlie Wigg • Melissa Witzeling • Aaron Yurk • Ashley Yurk • Adam Zwicker
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 Info" 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!

With the app, members are able to view the Jaycees Mission and Vision, the Jaycees Oaths of Offices. view and edit your contact information, submit completed tasks for the Passport to Civic Leadership, and much more. Download "JCI USA Mobile" today!

View the membership roster:

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

Community Development
VP: Jason Bohlman •
jason.bohlman@gmail.com • 920·226·9109
Directors: Alex Courchaine •
aceslater2008@gmail.com • 920·254·6621
Kris Pluskat •
pluskatk@gmail.com • 920·287·9757

Big Brothers Big Sisters
33rd Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake

6:00 pm on Saturday Feb. 27 @ Maple Lanes
Theme: "The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly"
Chairperson: Jodie Zajkowski

This event is one of the biggest fundraisers for BBBS and the Sheboygan Jaycees have been participating for many years. In 2015 our seven teams raised $4,456.22 in pledges and also donated $500 from the Chapter. Let's surpass that amount in 2016! I am still looking for two full teams and a few other people to add to other teams. Let me know if you have any questions.

â–º More info at bbbssc.org/bowling
â–º Each participant is required to raise a minimum of $60 in pledges.
â–º Each team must have a minimum of 4 members, but may have up to 5.
Jaycee Milestones
When you see your Jaycee friends, be sure to congratulate them! If you would like anything included in this section, please email
pr@sheboyganjaycees.com prior to the Monthly Board Meeting.

Melissa Witzeling - February 1
Jason Bohlman - February 19
Josh Bieck - February 25

Business Spotlight

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