June Focused Message
Intent: Building partnerships with local, state, and federal government officials to help build stronger communities. Highlighted Programs/Ideas:
* Government Involvement
* Active Citizen Framework
* National Summit (Washington DC)
* Annual Meeting (Houston)
July Focused Message
Health and Wellness
Intent: Healthier citizens today leads to a stronger community for tomorrow. We must first be proactive in our own heath to be the example as we also help others. Highlighted Programs / Ideas:
* Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
* Go Kickball, Health and Hotness
* Being proactive in your own health
* National President’s Office hour: June 15, 2015 at 8:00 PM Central.
This is an opportunity for any member to call in and talk with National President Jennifer
* Phone number: 712-432-1500
* Access code: 404403#
* New Member Orientation: June 30, 2015 at 9 PM Central
Webinar start times and registration information is found here<http://www.jci.cc/local/media/usa/18989/2014-Webinar-Registrations-Now-Open>. Be sure to bookmark this page and check it frequently as webinars are continually added.
* JCI USA 100 Days of Impact: Kicking off on July 5, 2015 We are celebrating 100 years of IMPACT as an organization in 2015! How
is your chapter taking advantage of this amazing anniversary to make an even greater impact in the community? Every chapter is encouraged
to promote a project in 2015 that will impact at least 100 people. Go here to learn about more ways<http://www.jci.cc/100years/impact100> to
get involved with Project Impact 100 and the anniversary celebrations!
Additional Items of Importance
· #JCIUSAEngage500. June 8, 2015 – Make your voice heard on June 8, 2015 by calling your representatives.
Just like in April, JCI USA is once again planning a single day to encourage all members of the organization to call their US Senators and US Representatives and encourage them to support funding for the President’s Malaria Intiative.
While members from home are making these calls on Monday, June 8, 2015, the members attending the inaugural JCI USA National Summit will
be taking the message in person to Capitol Hill, making sure that the message is heard on the phone and in person. The goal is to engage
over 500 members on this day.
Don’t forget to tweet about it afterwards either using #JCIUSAEngage500!
* Fourth Quarter Close-Out, December 20, 2015
As we look ahead to plan out the remainder of 2015, keep in mind that with the Bylaw and Policy Code changes made during 2014, all chapters
will need to pay for a total of 20 members at the fourth quarter close-out (even if the chapter has less than 20 members).
Fourth quarter close-out will occur on December 20, 2015 to allow time for processing, invoicing, and follow up communications with states
and chapters to ensure proper credit and year-end close-out has occurred without affecting the 2016 administrative year.
As we enter the last month of our second quarter close-out, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of your National Officers for
assistance and ideas to help make the final day of this quarter a great experience!
* National Competitions – A Novice Experience
Being introduced in Houston, Texas at the National Convention is a “Novice National Competition.” This is a program that will have the
speak-up, write-up, and debate competitions held specifically for states and chapters that may not otherwise have competitions at home
so as to provide the competition experience. Practice your speeches and essays now and come be a part of this great inaugural “novice”
2015 year-End Competitions will be held in April 2016 either the day prior to departure for the National Convention cruise, or on the
cruise itself. Final preparations are still being handled and will be provided as finalized.
2016 Year-End Competitions will be held in September 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. The reason behind this is to allow for ample time for the
competitors (Speak-Up and Debate) to be able to win at National and prepare for the International Competitions that are held first at the
Conference of the Americas and then World Congress. This preparation for the competitors includes activities such as fundraising for
travel, a chance at buying an early bird registration for Conference of the Americas, securing a passport, securing any necessary travel
vaccinations and VISAS, and working with their employers to arrange for vacation time.
With the JCI USA Spring Convention being held in either March or April and the Conference of the Americas typically held between the third
week in April and the first week in May (with the exception of this year), continuing to hold the competitions at the spring convention
does not allow for the competitor to adequately prepare for travel (as is what occurred this year with Bolivia). As stated, the intention is
for the September Year-End Competitions to begin with the September 2016 Conference.
* A Live, Real Shark Tank Experience for Interested Jaycees
One of the training options at the JCI USA annual meeting in Houston in September is the opportunity to either participate in or observe a
live Shark Tank experience. A Shark Tank experience, exactly as seen on the popular TV show, is where a budding entrepreneur pitches a
business plan to venture capitalists. The capitalists dissect the business plan, providing the entrepreneur with valuable feedback and
if the idea is solid enough, with funding. All members are invited to submit a business plan for consideration by the venture capitalists.
Two will be selected for funding consideration at a live presentation at our Houston meeting. Anyone with a business idea is welcome to
apply. Click here to learn more.<http://www.jci.cc/controlpanel/documents/Shark%20Tank%20RFP.pdf>
From the Desk of National President Jennifer
“Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.”
- Michael Landon
It is June 1. Five months of 2015 are behind us, but seven months still stand in front of us. Seven months to continue to make a
difference in the role we hold this year and many more months beyond that to continue to make an impact helping in the years to come. But
don’t wait. These first five months have gone in the blink of an eye. There are still more goals to meet, more work to be done, more
foundation to lay to ensure that our next 100 years of changing the world around us by building one leader at a time begins today, RIGHT