JCI USA Annual Meeting

July 11th, 2017

The JCI USA St. Louis Annual Meeting 2017 will offer training topics for Friday’s workshops. Register today and attend these trainings. http://ow.ly/p16X30dxlH3

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

October 18th, 2016

Hello Jaycees, my name is Charlie. I just moved to Columbus earlier this summer. Being new to this awesome city, I’m really enjoying making all new friends and taking every opportunity just to
discover where each new experience takes me. I recently became involved with the Jaycees, and have been having just an incredible time contributing to the cause while meeting an amazing group of fun and motivated people who share my belief that service to humanity is the best work of life.

It is with you, who I work alongside for the benefit of those in need, I feel comfortable asking for help. Late last year, my Uncle Stan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative neurological disease, first appearing as confusion and memory loss, and later developing into dementia. As your loved one’s faculty is gradually diminished, the unrelenting progression of Alzheimer’s disease is very difficult for family to bear. I learned this as a young child having lost my grandmother to Alzheimer’s. Uncle Stan has just the wittiest, most captivating personality I’ve ever known, and I will do everything possible to give him every opportunity I can.

Sunday, September 25, I participated in the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Huntington Park, Columbus, OH. I will be walking with the team named Stan’s Friends with the personal goal of raising
$100 to contribute to Uncle Stan’s fight against Alzheimer’s.

Please help me help Uncle Stan. To make a difference, you can donate this link: http://act.alz.org/site/TR?pg=personal&px=12395196&fr_id=9206 Your donation will go towards Alzheimer’s care, support, research, awareness, and advocacy.

If you know someone battling Alzheimer’s and would like to learn more, check out http://act.alz.org/.


The Holidays are Upon Us

October 16th, 2016

With Christmas less than 100 days away the holiday season will very soon be upon us and with this season comes a jump in community activities for the Jaycees. Between Thanksgiving Food Baskets, Christmas dinners, OSU football, and countless other projects, we could really use your help over the next few months. If everyone does just one little part we really can make all of our upcoming community projects a lot easier and better at the same time, after all many hands makes for light work.

I believe that we all have the desire to make the communities and world we live in truly a better place for all that call it home. The tear in a mother’s eye as we hand her a meal knowing she
will now be able to have a meal with her children this holiday. The smile on a residents face as they tell you a story about how they used to spend the holidays with their family over the plate of food you just served them. Even the thrill of sitting in the Horseshoe cheering on the Buckeyes and knowing that the time and effort you donated to earn the ticket will be putting food in kids bellies and toys in their hands this Christmas where otherwise they would not have had any. Sure we have a great time and build lifelong friendships doing these things, but I think the true reason is because we all share the desire to help.

So please keep an eye on the website, newsletter, or swing by a meeting and get involved this year. Even helping with just one piece of one project helps tremendously and is extremely rewarding. If you have any questions about where we could use a hand or want to get involved at any level please reach out to me at Greg@NorthColumbusJaycees.org, or call/text me at (614) 206-1394. Be the reason the community is smiling this holiday season.


September Review

October 15th, 2016

We have another quarter in the record books as we say goodbye to September; and was it ever a busy one.

We had a General Membership Meetings on September 6 and 20 and a Board of Directors meeting on September 13. The OSU Football season is underway and we helped out with parking and traffic at Buckeye Lot C on September 3 and 10. Lastly, Greg Thirtyacre III, Ashley Gose, and I went to the US Jaycees National Conference in Detroit, Michigan.


I would first like to recognize Charlie Kucinski as Jaycee of the third quarter. He didn’t join the chapter until August 2016, but even before he joined, he was volunteering at Jaycees events and participating at other charity events outside of the Jaycees. I would also like to thank Steve Kowalsky for giving Part 2 of the 2 part training on Robert’s Rules. I also want to thank for Krystle Kost and Amanda Higby for stepping up and to co-chair our Thanksgiving Food Basket Drive. Finally, great job to everyone who helped out at the OSU Football games. For the first 2 games, we made over $1000.

Up Coming Events

We will continue to help with parking and traffic for the three OSU Home Football games being held on October 1, 8, and 29. We are also planning a membership night so stay tuned for more
information on that. As stated, Amanda and Krystal will be chairing the Thanksgiving Food Basket Drive in November and on December 10 and 11 the chapter will be hosting a Christmas Party for the
Residents of Jaycee Village and Jaycee Arms. Lastly, elections for the North Columbus Jaycees 2017 Board of Directors will be held on a special election night at the Jaycees Village on October 30 at 1:00 P.M. To learn more about these events, come out to the Chapter Meetings on October 4 and 18 and a Board of Directors meeting on October 11.

Let’s give a toast to the closing of a successful third quarter and for a strong end of the year.


2017 Chapter Elections

October 14th, 2016

It’s time to elect the new Board of Directors for 2017. The positions up for election are: President, Internal Vice President, External Vice President, Secretary and a Treasurer.

Elections will be held on October 30 starting at 1:00 P.M. at the Jaycee Village Community Room.

If you have any interest in running for one of these positions and you would like to know more about them, please call me at: 740-993-9491, or email me at: matt@northcolumbusjaycees.org, you may also attend any of the Chapter Meetings for more information.