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GO GO KANKAKEE! Do you remember the cartoon Inspector Gadget? Yeah I know you you’re all singing the opening song, “Inspector Gadget ohh ooh!” You know how it goes at the beginning of the show Inspector Gadget gets some big mission to save the day from Dr. Claw. During the course of his missions to help himself out he’s able to extend his arms, legs, and neck to help him out among other fun things like a helicopter in his hat. Anyway all these things make him able to do seemingly impossible things, but with his extensions they are made possible. Have you ever had that thought that if only you were like Inspector Gadget and could just say “go go gadget arms” you could reach that unreachable object. Now apply that to the Jaycees, have you ever thought if we just had 20 more people that big project I’ve been dreaming of could be in reach! ‘Go go Kankakee!’ We can create a new extension of our very own in Iroquois County, and we can all help each other out! We are looking at starting a new Jaycees extension in Iroquois County and all we need are 20 people to make a new chapter. They will need some guidance from Kankakee to help them get their chapter started so I’m sending out a mission to you all to help us find some people in Iroquois County who might be interested in making an impact in their community. We can help them and they can help us, a whole lot of teamwork goes a long way in making our communities a better place. If you have any leads please don’t hesitate to let me know and we’ll get this new chapter up and running. Please accept this mission and don’t worry this message will not self-destruct! Becky Hagge President

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Nothing But Nets Pg 2 Helping Homeless Update

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Relay For Life Pg 3 Happy Kankakee Pg 3 April Calendar Pg 4 ID Report Pg 5 Member Spotlight Pg 6 Jaycees In Action Pg 7 Easter Egg Recap Pgs 7/8 Coming Next Month Pg 9


NOTHING BUT NETS

Our Nothing But Nets fundraiser is getting closer! Nothing But Nets is an organization that raises money for bed nets to help African families fight against Malaria. The event will be a bags tournament on the patio of the Fieldhouse Grille and Pub on Thursday April 19th starting at 5:00. There will also be live acoustic entertainment throughout the whole evening. If you would like to help out the night of the event contact me at ann.procopio@yahoo.com. Also, feel free to just come out and have a fun night with your fellow Jaycees while enjoying some great entertainment. If you would like to be a part of the tournament, sign up at www.k3jc.org under the events tab. We would love to see everyone out for a great time and a great cause! Ann Procopio

Helping the Homeless Great Progress for the Homeless Shelter I am so excited about all the great donations that people have given so far for the Homeless Shelter Drive. There are only a couple more weeks for people to turn in items. So far we have actually gotten a lot of clothing, paper products and hygiene products. I'm sure that Pastor Ed and everyone at the shelter are going to be very excited to see everyone's generosity. If you still have items to donate, please bring them to the general meeting on Sunday April 15th at Beef O'Brady's. If you just drop them off, please make sure you check in with Lucinda, Jackie or Raquel to record what you have donated as we will be sending thank you cards and receipts for everyone's donations. If you cannot make the meeting, please contact Lucinda LaPierre to set up a time for picking up or dropping off your items. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far and I am excited to see what the rest of April brings! Lucinda LaPierre Business VP

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Relay for Life Hey Guys! I am so excited for this year’s relay for life! We’re putting together a team and would really love to have you join! If you haven’t been out for the Relay before you should defiantly think about it; it’s a lot of fun and very worthwhile! Even if you can’t do the relay we would love to have you participate by donating! The relay starts June 16th at 2:00 PM, and ends June 17th at 6:00 AM at the Kankakee County Fairgrounds. To donate or sign up please join us at http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=team&fr_id=38132&team_id=1159059 and select sign up or donate in the right margin. Thanks for supporting a great cause! Any questions please call Samantha Brown at (815-573-1888) or e-mail sammylovesyohh@aol.com HAPPY KANKAKEE PARTY This is a business networking and community improvement idea party. Come experience the joy of community! Happy Kankakee is a public, participant-driven campaign to boost civic pride among residents of the Kankakee REGIONAL Area. Participants are encouraged to adopt positive attitudes based on love and compassion, giving and sharing; to collaborate communally (network) toward desired community improvements; to support local endeavors; to promote the good, and resist the bad. As always, I am always seeking more Junior Chamber representation. I was glad to see Steve and Flo at last month's event; and I was impressed to find that they made HKP an immediate priority: their first stop after having just returned from an out-of-town trip! Anybody that does anything, sells anything, is trying to promote anything; has a vision, a gift, or a message to share, is welcome. Help expand the network and make public information common knowledge. Public domain: anyone can host a Happy Kankakee party. Call 815-263-0587 or email administrator@kankakee.ws. The next HKP is scheduled for April 29th, 5-8pm at Kankakee River North Restaurant, 555 S West Ave, Kankakee, IL.

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Kankakee Area Jaycees Events April 2012 General Membership Calendar

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Palm Sunday

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9

Easter

15

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7pm Board Meeting St. Paul’s Lutheran

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17

4

Good Friday

24

First Day of Passover

12

13

Newsletter Due Out

Lombard's President's Dinner

State Bowling

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19

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21

Peoria Beer Fest

After Hours Event

27

28

NOTHING BUT NETS 23

7

11

25

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Earth Day

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6

All Newsletter Articles Due

6pm-Social/6:30New Member Orientation 7pm-General meeting at Beef O’Brady’s

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5

14

Arbor Day

30

TBD-Camp New Hope/State Camp Out

“You don’t get harmony when everyone sings the same note” --Doug Floyd

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Passport to Leadership Training: Get Active in the Jaycees! Come to St. Paul’s on May 16th at 6:30 p.m. and let us help you get on your way to the 10th degree! Never been to St. Paul’s? Email me at affraher@gmail.com and I can tell you how to get there!

New Member Orientations: So you are new member, eh? Come to one of our new member orientations before every general meeting! We start at 6:30 and you will be filled in on all the lingo of the Jaycees organization, the history, and more!

CPG Training: April 11th at 6:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Learn all there is to know about a CPG: A Chairman’s Planning Guide. Our very own Lucinda LaPierre will be instructing.

JCI Presenter: May 5th Location: TBA Don’t miss the JCI Presenter Course! The JCI Effective Presentation Course is a full day course that focuses on the concepts of creating and delivering an effective presentation utilizing visual aids and strong delivery methods with a mind towards understanding the audience. Participants practice presentations during the entire course. JCI Presenter should be taken by all members who want to expand their presentation skills in order to make better project reports and intervene during chapter meetings.

Don’t miss it! Email affraher@gmail.com to sign up!

Super 7 Training: Thanks to the 7 members that attended our Super 7 Training. We learned some great ideas of how to improve our chapter. Thanks to James Greve for instructing!!

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Easter Egg Hunt Recap and Thank Yous! The Easter Egg Hunt on March 31st was a success! We had around 150 kids this year!! I want to say thanks to the Jaycee members who volunteered and supervised each group. A big thank you to Raquel Holody who contacted Walgreens for the candy and eggs, Sam Brown who helped with the egg stuffing, and Ann Procopio who contacted and put volunteers into groups. Also thank you to the BBCHS Key Club and St. Paul’s students who helped stuff the eggs. Thanks to Walgreens for the discounted candy and eggs and The Bourbonnais Township Park District who donated 400 eggs! Thanks to the Woodridge Jaycees for allowing us to borrow their bunny suit! Thank you all soooo much! - Anne Fraher

Member Spotlight

Florence Williams Occupation: Operations Specialist

Jaycee of the month: Samantha Brown – Samantha joined in January and has been full steam ahead! She became a member of the Alejandro club by being a part of the Easter Egg Hunt committee. She joined us for the Super Seven training and has started her own project with the Relay for Life! Awesome work Samantha, keep it up!! Officer of the Month: Anne Fraher – Anne chaired our awesome Easter Egg Hunt this past month and made a great Easter Bunny as well! She chaired a Passport to Leadership Training, she also organized a Super Seven Training, has been mentoring a new member and has been tirelessly working on the TOYP nomination. Anne is always willing to go the extra mile, thanks so much Anne keep up the great work!!

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Hobbies: Running, Photography, The Outdoors What would be (or is) your dream project? Raising money for GiGi's Playhouse, a Down Syndrome awareness center that is coming to Kankakee this summer What is something you gained from joining the Jaycees? joining the Jaycees kick started my involvement in the community and expanded my social network What do you consider to be your best accomplishment (within or outside the Jaycees) Landing a job out of school and relocating What does being a Jaycee mean to you? being around inspiring young people.

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JAYCEES IN ACTION…

Great Progress for the Homeless Shelter Guests Speaker - State Senator Sue Rezin

EASTER EGG HUNT!!

Easter Egg-stravaganza – At the Egg Hunt!

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EASTER EGG HUNT!! (continued)‌

MARCH General Meeting

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Next Month!! Kankakee Area Jaycees Events General Membership Calendar

May 2012 Sunday

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Monday

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Tuesday

1 May Day

Wednesday

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Thursday

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7pm Board Meeting St. Paul’s Lutheran

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Friday

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General

Saturday

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membership articles are due

Mayo

11 May

12 May

GA/TOYP

GA/TOYP

JCI Presenter training

Board member articles due

13Mother’s 14

15

Day

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18

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Due Out

Armed Forces Day

6:30pm Passport to Leadership training

May GA/TOYP

206pm-

16 Newsletter

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31

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Social/6:30- New Member Orientation 7pm-General meeting at Beef O’Brady’s

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Memorial Day

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Monthly Thank You Board Thank You Beef O’Brady’s (Monthly General Meeting)

St. Paul Lutheran Church and School (Board Meetings and Passport Trainings)

Country Financial

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2012 BoarD MembeR ContacT Rebecca Hagge

Lucinda LaPierre

Andrew Ollis

Chapter President 2012

Business VP 2012

Community VP 2012

bahagge84@gmail.com

ljlp80@gmail.com

ollis.andrew@gmail.com

Anne Fraher

Nicole Issert

Randy Outhouse

Individual Development 2012

Membership VP 2012

State Director 2012

affraher@gmail.com

nissert5@yahoo.com

rtouthouse@firstcommand.com

Raquel Holody

Jackie Teske

Jeffrey Hogard

Treasurer 2012

Secretary 2012

Communications Director 2012

crtrjo@yahoo.com

jax.teske@gmail.com

jesterzcourt@gmail.com

Carol Cademartori Chairman of the Board 2012 cad_cac@yahoo.com

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We Believe: That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life; That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations; That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise; That government should be of laws rather than of men; That earth’s great treasure lies in human personality; And that service to humanity is the best work of life. ~ Jaycees Creed~

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