Westy Weekly Oct. 22nd, 2015

Good Afternoon Westland Area Jaycees.

I would like to thank all who were able to come out and vote at our 2016 elections on Tuesday. It is important that we continue to move forward in the upcoming year and make great impact in our communities. Please welcome the 2016 Board of Directors;

59th President – Sarah Austin
VP – Amy Willingham
VP – April Hendryx
Treasurer – Chris Crawford
Secretary – Melody Montgomery
Director – Sammy Willingham
Director – Rebeka Beresford
Chairman of the Board – Jim Hart

October 25th is the Friendly Monster event. Join us for a friendly, lights on, no monsters walk through Hush Haunted Attraction. Play games outside. Sign up for a pie eating contest and a donuts eating game. Concessions available with minimal cost for cider, donuts, caramel or chocolate apple dippers, and water. This is a great event for all ages!!! We also need help running all of the projects. This is being chaired by Sammy Willingham and Rebecca Markonni, so please get with them for details

The Veterans Day 5K is gaining participants! I hope to start seeing a lot more activity as well as I get more calls and interest in the event. We fall into the “hot zone” for the race this weekend and it will be a mad push til the actual date. At this time, Chris Crawford has agreed to serve as Volunteer Coordinator, so reach out to him if you have volunteers coming. There is also a Volunteer registration spot on the run signup website. Please continue to promote this event among your friends and family.

Register NOW at – https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Westland/WestlandAreaJayceesVeteransDay5K

We have also teamed up with RoadRunner Sports in Canton. They will help promote our event and also be the advance packet pickup location on 6 Nov 2015. We will need to provide TWO volunteers to the store for a large portion of the day to help hand over race packets.

Five Star General – UAW Local 900
General – Amanda Apfelblat – Michigan Chiropractic Specialists
Colonel – Gary Bulson and Men on the Move
Captain – RoadRunner Sports – Canton
Sergeant – Westland Shopping Center
Corporal – Community Choice Credit Union

Saturday OCT 24th is the Livonia / Redford Halloween party at the Redford Jaycee Hall. This is a private event, but open to Westland. For those that went last year, you will remember how fun it was. Contact Sarah Goad at Redford for more info. You do have an option to present a Dead Guy Gourmet like we did last year in exchange for your admission, but you need to work that in with an acceptable amount of participants that is fair. The Trailer and Gurney will not be available this year due to Friendly Monster preparation.

Future Dates to remember
OCT 24th – Redford Monster Mash
OCT 25th – Friendly Monster at HUSH
Nov 4th – November GMM
Nov 6th –5K Shirt Pickup – RoadRunner Sports in Canton
Nov 7th – Veterans Day 5k / Make a Senior Smile / LOTS
NOV 19th – Ultralevel Corporate Poker Night – MOVED!!