Westy Weekly 5/21/2016

This week with the Westland Area Jaycees

Good day all!
I hope that things are well with everyone. I am preparing myself for my shift this evening at World Expo of Beer with the Frankenmuth Jaycees. Still debating if I will be camping out with my Jaycee family this evening. For those who have already volunteered last evening and are still to head out for tonight’s double earning shift – THANK YOU! This is a great way to support or fellow chapters as well as earn a few bucks for our own. If you’d like more information about World Expo of Beer, check it out here:

This has been a pretty busy last few weeks! Last weekend on Mackinac Island was our 1st Trimester Leadership Conference. Those who were able to attend participated in a variety of trainings and fellowship. If you were so inclined, as I was, you also have a few extra activities to participate in on the island, including a Haunted Tour or Carriage rides. I must say, the Haunted Tour was really fun.

One of the great things that happens during Leadership Conference is the Awards Ceremony for our accomplishments so far. We had quite a few competitors for this trimester and I am soo very thankful and proud of ALL of them. A few of the awards and acknowledgements are listed below:

Local Award Winners:
Civic Leadership Certification 2nd Place: Westland Area Jaycees
Awards of Excellence: Melody Montgomery and DJ Campbell
Prepared Write-up: Katie Theakston

Our National Awards Winners for Year End 2015
Shoot for 50 Program – Westland Area Jaycees
Charles Kulp Jr. Memorial Award for Most Outstanding Top 10 Local Chapter President- James Hart

Congrats again to all of our winners!!

Now for what’s coming up on our calendar! So much to look forward to as we head into the warmer time of our Michigan calendar. Here are some of the things to look forward to over the next few weeks and months.
May 29th– Veterans Memorial Day Parade
June 4th & 5th – Westland-Wayne Relay for Life
June 18thWesty Pub Crawl
July-October –  Accepting bottles for Nothing But Nets Fundraiser @ GMM’s
August 5th – 7th – All American BBQ Throwdown
September (TBD) – Metal Mania
October 8th – Garden City Chili Cook-off

If you’d like more information or to be added to your weekly text for committee meeting dates and times, please email Rebeka atdirector1@westlandareajaycees.org Every Sunday she sends out a text to keep us all updated!

Here are some events coming up on our State and National Calendars:
September 22-25th Detroit hosts the 2016 Annual Meeting! More info can be found here: http://www.detroit2016.org/

You can always visit our website @ westlandareajaycees.org or our Public Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/westland.jaycees/

It has been a great start to 2016 and I can’t wait to see what we keep doing for our community for the rest of this year.

My quote of the week:

Thank you all again for your hard work and dedication. You ALL are why we are kind of a big deal.

Happy Blessings,

April Hendryx
2016 Vice-President
Westland Area Jaycees