Use Your Resources
In the Jaycees we have so many resources available to us to help us succeed, to become stronger leaders, to truly become the "voice of active young citizens!" This month, use your resources and encourage the members to use the resources available to them through the online library, social media, leaders at every level of the organization, alumni, and members of the Senate. We can build a better organization by turning to those who have "been there and done that" and who can help lead the way for us to continue to be better.
· March 15, 2015- Online registration for National Convention in Nashville closes.
· March 31, 2015 - First Quarterly Close-out for 2015. All members need to be renewed and paid for and all new members need to be entered and paid for at this time. If any chapter /state has questions about how to enter or pay for members in the JCI USA Membership Management System (database) please contact National Headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>. If there are questions about ideas for retaining members or bringing in new members, please contact National Membership Director Stephanie firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> or any member of the National Executive Team for assistance.
Additional Items of Importance
· National Convention in Nashville, TN
Pursuant to By-law 5.2b, all are hereby notified that the Board of Directors of the United States Junior Chamber will convene on March 28, 2015, at 9:30am in the Grand Ballroom at the following hotel:
Embassy Suites Nashville Airport
10 Century Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37214
Hard copies of the meeting agenda and all supporting documents will be available to all members of the Board of Directors (State Presidents and National Team Members) in Nashville. Electronic copies are available, too. Should anyone wish to see the materials to be discussed, please contact your State President. Should you not have a State President, please contact JCI USA Executive Director Joel firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
· More National Convention in Nashville
Nashville will be filled with great opportunities. Check out the agenda online to make the most of your time in Nashville. If you are a First Timer or know First Timers that are coming to Nashville, be sure to attend the First Timers Orientation on Thursday night March 26 from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM. This event is designed to help any First Timer make the most of their very first convention.
· National Programs
The Jaycees offer many programs to help your state and chapter succeed in 2015 and beyond. These programs include Adopt-a-School, planning how to help your chapter attain 30+ members, activating your members with the Passport to Civic Leadership program and more. If you are at a loss about who to contact for which program, please contact our Program Manager Coach Heather firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> and she can put you in touch with Program Manager to work withon the program that will best meet your chapter's needs.
· Have a project to share with the world?
Share your great projects with members around the Jaycee organization. Send in 3-4 sentences about your projects along with a picture to JCI USA National Headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> and your great project may be our next social media blitz!
· Impact 100
Don't forget to start planning your Project Impact 100 project now in celebration of 100 years of the Jaycee movement. Plan a project using the Active Citizen Framework that will impact at least 100 people in your community!
· JCI World Congress in Kanazawa Japan
Interested in attending joining over 10,000 fellow Jaycees celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Jaycee movement? Come to World Congress in Kanazawa Japan. The attachment will tell you everything you need to know.
From the desk of National President Jennifer
"The best things in life aren't things."
- Art Buchwald
As leaders in this organization, we have the ability to empower our members, teach them skills that can be used in their everyday lives, and build stronger communities while we are building stronger people to be the next generation of global leaders. None of these items are the "things in life" but these skills, this empowerment, it will be what will make the difference in the world around us. Never forget your one small gesture can be the event that changes the world for another human being.