Westy Weekly 1/22/17

Good Evening Westy!
This week has been exciting and busy. We started off with a great presentation on Robert’s Rules from Sarah Austin. This was the first time that we used Facebook live to share the training with other chapters within Michigan. Saturday a group of members traveled to Lansing to compete in the Michigan Jaycees year end competitions. Despite the crazy traffic and heavy fog, they resprented Westland Area exceptionally. Saturdayafternoon a few members ventured to a local gun range and were given the opportunity to socialize and our very own First Gentleman was handing out shooting tips.
The year is getting off to a great start. We welcomed our new member Eric Stoddard. Eric is dueling with us from the Livonia chapter. He is a firefighter in Hamtramck , is married to a fellow Jaycee named Andrea and has a cute little boy named Axle. Eric is an avid hockey fan and a true Michigan football fan.  He will be sworn in offically at our February general membership meeting. Everyone should have received their postcards, texts, facebook messages and emails. If you have not been receiving any of these please contact me so that we can be sure that you are getting the information that you need.
Since we have a legacy of being pretty awesome with competitions in Westland, I wanted to encourage you to consider participating in them at the May conference. We have a few months before the competitions will occur so this is a great opportunity for you to learn about them and ask questions. We are lucky to have one of the members of the State Competitions Project Team in our very own chapter, April Hendryk. She is happy to answer anything that you would like to know about participating in competitions. Also, your individual development VP, Melody and your Membership Director, Emily  are open to helping where needed. They are great with looking over your entry or helping you put yours together.
See everyone at the February General Membership Meeting on the 7th at 7. We will be voting on this years chapter plan! 🙂

Feeling excited,
Rebecca Markonni
60th President 
Westland Area Jaycees









Reminder Dates
January 24: Board Meeting 7 pm at Emily Dreyers
February 4: First Gentleman’s Breakfast 8 am at Westland Family Diner
February 7: GMM 7 pm at the Wayne Ford Civic League
February 10-11: Conference in Frankenmuth
February 25: Annual Bowling Fundraiser at Westland Bowl 9 pm

*Please checkout our google calendar at westlandareajaycees.org

Highlights this week:

Competitions in Lansing

UNO Tournament with Livonia Jaycees

2017 Board of Directors

President: Rebecca Markonni
Chairperson of the Board: Sarah Austin
Community VP: Beka Beresford
Individual Development VP: Melody Montgomery
Public Relations Liaison: April Hendryx
Treasurer: James Hart
Secretary: Courtney Scott
Management Director: Andy Beresford
Membership Director: Emily Dreyer