Livonia Jaycees

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It's not what we's what we DO.

The LIV, as we like to call ourselves, are a group of young professionals, 21 to 39 years of age. As a state, national, and international organization, we offer personal and professional development opportunities, social and business networking, and the forum and support to create positive change and impact within our community. In short, we build leaders!
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April 2015 Recap

April's Presidential Thirsty Thursday!

The LIV welcomed members and guests at One Under - with the first round and apps on the chapter, why not!?!

April's General Membership Meeting

April's GMM was all about membership! Steve Pickelmann, Michigan Jaycees' Membership Director, joined us to discuss recruitment because...

more passionate young professionals = more LIV impact

We had a fantastic turn out with Jaycees members from the state board (Steve Pickelmann and Angela Clock), as well as from Detroit, Kentwood, South Lyon, Redford, and Westland chapters! Needless to say, our table at Ashley's for the after-social was TIGHT! We even officially swore in three members (Beth, Jason, and Alex). #family
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Ransom Update!

1.) #2 - Bring a 12 pack of Miller High Life (bottles not cans, we are not animals) to the next Redford Jaycee GMM (Monday, April 20, 2015). (Completed by Erin)
2.) #4 - A $25 donation to the Redford Jaycee Scholarship Fund. (Completed by Doug/Janice)
3.) #5 - Bring a LIV crew of at least five to walk an hour at the Redford Relay for Life.
4.) #18 - Let Adam Bonarek dress Peter Behrmann for the Saturday Night Banquet at the October 2015 Conference.
5.) #20 - "Bring me a sandwich." (Completed by Erin)

Welcome our Newest Members!

South Lyon's Trivia Night

LIV Represented!
- Angi, Jason, Beth, Dan and Janice (behind the camera) -
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Spring Jaycee Conference

Jaycees from all over Michigan converged upon the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City on May 8-9, 2015 for this year's Spring Jaycee Conference. With trainings, great friends, and endless opportunities for fun, it was a fantastic weekend!

If you are interested in attending the next conference in October, mark your calendar! We will be taking over the Grand Blanc/Flint area on October 2-4, 2015.

Upcoming MAY 2015 Happenings

The Next LIV Meeting

Join the LIV for our May monthly meeting! We will be gathering at the Livonia Chamber of Commerce on our normal 3rd Tuesday of the Month, May 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Our guest speaker, Doug Mitchell, will be presenting the basics of credit and debt. After the meeting, we will be headed to One Under for our after-meeting social. Remember, we will be raffling off a gift card to One Under and those who bring a new guest will get an extra raffle ticket!

What is WEB?

WEB stands for the "World Expo of Beer," the largest Jaycee event in Michigan, put on by Frankenmuth (Friday and Saturday, May 15 & 16, 2015). The LIV will be headed out to cover volunteer shifts on Saturday. Not only does our chapter get paid for volunteering, but we also get free VIP beer tent access afterward! If you haven't signed up, but don't want to miss out, talk to Chris Crawford or Josh Hunt ASAP!

May's Thirsty Thursday

Grant Peterson is heading up May's Thirsty Thursday at Midtown Grill and Bar on Plymouth Road! Join us, starting at 5:30 pm on May 21, in celebrating the arrival of Friday - and for the great company of course! All are welcome - LIV members and guests alike.

Want to run a Thirsty Thursday? Just let an LIV Board Member know!

Annual Brainiac Challenge!

Let the games begin! The LIV will take on The Dirty (and other local chapters) in the Annual Brainiac Trivia Challenge on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Redford Jaycee Hall). Mark your calendars - RSVP on the Facebook event - this year BELONGS to the LIV!

In the NEAR Future!

Projects in the Works

1. Schakolad Chocolate Factory Tour (Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm)
This delicious business tour is being headed up by Kate Peach - details to come!

2. Livonia Bar Crawl (Saturday, August 1, 2015)

This annual favorite is sure to be a blast again this year! Peter Behrmann is the chair and he is welcoming anyone who would like to be a committee member!

3. Life Remodeled (Saturday, August 8, 2015)
Stefanie Britton is eager to get the LIV involved in this annual community renovation event in Detroit - who's with her?

4. Livonia Golf Outing (Saturday, August 15, 2015)
We are bringing golfing back - to the LIV that is! Angi and Jason San Souci are chairing this summer block-buster. Let the recruitment of golfers begin!

5. Lagers Beer Tasting (Friday, October 16, 2015)
Dan Centers and Chris Crawford are gearing up to make the 2nd annual Lager's Beer Tasting at One Under even better than last year. Join their planning team and/or mark your calendar!

6. Stuff-a-Truck (Sunday, November 8, 2015)
Join in as the LIV makes an impact on the local community! We will be teaming up with a local non-profit to collect items for those in need. LIV-Impact!!! Please contact Kate Peach to be on the committee.

7. Mustachio Party (Saturday, November 21, 2015):

Nikki Glinski is heading up these facial hair festivities! Check in with her if you would like to be on her committee!

Possible Events - Chairs Needed:
Wheels for Webster
Business Tours
Monthly Thirsty Thursdays (July - December open; Beth Plant is chairing June!)

Wintergarden Poker Rooms

Sellin' chips and making money - for the LIV that is!

We will need your help!
The LIV will have THREE opportunities this year to RAISE MONEY at Wintergarden's Poker Rooms. It's easy, fun, and results in money for our chapter! Put these dates on your calendar and we will have sign-up sheets to come.

June 1 - 3, 2015
August 10 - 12, 2015
October 26 - 28, 2015

Fall Jaycee Conference!

Michigan Jaycees' Fall Conference is October 2-4, 2015 at Holiday Inn Gateway Centre in Grand Blanc/Flint area. Registration, training, and chapter planning details to come.

Don't Forget to Take the Survey!

If you haven't already done so, please take 2 minutes to complete the Livonia Jaycees Membership Survey. We want to know what is important to you!