Livonia Jaycees

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

The LIV, as we like to call ourselves, is 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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September Recap

September's General Membership Meeting

The LIV welcomed special guest, Mr. Dennis Wright, our current Livonia City Treasurer, for September's General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Mr. Wright provided us with his background, as well as update on the Livonia happenings and his thoughts for the future.


Of course, we also had a blast at our after-social at One Under!

September's Thirsty Thursday

LIV member, Kelcie Foley did a great job heading up September's Thirsty Thursday gathering at Claddagh Irish Pub in Livonia. It was a great way to begin winding down for the weekend! Thank you to everyone who came out!

Vista Maria Tour

The LIV celebrated the "Back to School" season with a tour of Vista Maria in Dearborn on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Our very own, Becky Hermann took us on a behind the scenes tour of this private, nonprofit residential and community-based treatment agency for youth suffering the effects of severe abuse, neglect and other trauma. They are truly making an impact in the community, just within our backyard!

Missed this event, but still interested in Vista Maria? Join the "Wrapping Party" event on December 22 or 23 (TBA)!

'Cause You Have to Eat Lunch!

THANK YOU to everyone who came out to September's "'Cause You Have to Eat Lunch" at Buffalo Wild Wings in support of Madonna University's student organization, the Society of Future Teachers!

Fall Jaycee Conference!

Michigan Jaycees' Fall Conference on October 2-4, 2015 at Holiday Inn Gateway Centre in Grand Blanc/Flint area was a blast as usual. Not only did the LIV enjoy awesome trainings and great Michigan Jaycee friends, but we also voted in our 2016 state board!

Congratulations to Steve Picklemann on becoming our 92nd MIJC President-Elect, Erin Poltorak on becoming our Programming Vice President-Elect, Michelle Kelley on becoming our Membership Director-Elect, and James Hart on becoming our D4 Director-Elect.

Mark you calendars for the year-end conference at the Doubletree Hilton in Grand Rapids on February 19-21, 2016!

Upcoming Happenings: October 2015 and Beyond!

Lagers for Lunches

You won't want to miss this great beer, cider, and wine tasting event - its our 2nd Annual Lagers for Lunches at One Under! Proceeds go towards paying off school lunch debts within the community.

Grab your ticket ASAP - they go fast!

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-lagers-for-lunches-tickets-18059487413

There are also opportunities for business sponsorships - just contact Beth, Chris or Dan!

October's General Membership Meeting

Join the LIV on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm within the Livonia Chamber of Commerce for our General Membership Meeting! Members and guests are welcome as we accept nominations for the Livonia Jaycee 2016 president and board of directors. In addition, we will be welcoming a speaker from First Step, a non-profit in our area whose goal is to eliminate both domestic and sexual violence and to provide comprehensive services to individuals and families impacted by these crimes. We will get to hear about how they are making an impact within our community, as the LIV hopes to team up with First Step for our "Stuff-a-Truck" in the beginning of 2016!

Wintergarden Poker Rooms

Mark Your Calendars!

Last Poker Room for 2015:
October 25 - 28, 2015
Shifts are ALMOST filled - contact Janice if you would like to help out!

'Cause You Have to Eat Lunch

Join the LIV as we meet for our monthly lunch gathering at One Under Bar and Grill. We will meet at noon on October 26, 2015, the usual last Monday of the month - hope to see you there!

October's Thirsty Thursday

This month's Thirsty Thursday will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Parmenter's Cider Mill and Winery in Northville at 5:30 pm. With cider, donuts, and wine, there will be something for everyone! Join us in getting our "Fall on!"

Mustachio Party!

The LIV Mustachio Party is BACK! On Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm we will be pairing up with the MOVEMBER Foundation at the American Legion to host this exciting event and raise funds for men's health and awareness. There will be a cash bar, snacks, and a number of competitions and raffles to partake in! Tickets are $20/person or $35/couple and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mustachio-party-tickets-19000712643.

It's a WRAPPING Party!

If you love wrapping gifts, having fun, and getting in the holiday spirit, join the LIV crew as we make an afternoon out of it! On December 22 or 23 (TBA), we will be headed to Vista Maria in Dearborn to assist our beloved member, Becky, in wrapping the donated gifts for the residents of Vista Maria!

In the NEAR Future!

Remaining 2015 General Membership Meetings

November's GMM (Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm)*

Elections will be held for the LIV's 2016 president and board of directors based upon the nominations accepted from our October 2015 GMM. We will also have a short, "New Membership Training" put on by John Badeen and Justin Roggenbuck. You won't want to miss it!

*Please note that the Livonia Chamber of Commerce will be moving into the office building on the Northeast corner of Farmington Road and Five Mile Road.

**We will also be voting on an elections bylaw change (see below).


December's GMM (Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm)
To close out an amazing year, we will hold a short meeting, followed by our traditional Yankee Swap gift exchange ($20 max.), and wrap up with some super-competitive Whirlyball. Additional information will be coming soon!

Proposed Change to LIV Election Bylaw

The following proposed change to election bylaw for the Livonia Junior Chamber will be voted upon at our November 17, 2015 General Membership Meeting.

Current Bylaw:

Article VIII – Elections

Section 10: The Livonia Jaycees delegate votes for state-wide elections shall be determined as follows:

A. A discussion shall be held the night before the state wide elections at convention,

B. Members shall declare how they would like the Livonia Jaycees to vote after the discussion,

C. The Livonia delegate votes shall be divided proportionally along the decisions made by the members present at the discussion, and

D. The results of the discussion and the proportional manor the Livonia Jaycees delegate votes will be divided shall be kept in confidence to only the members present at the discussion.

Proposed New Bylaw:

Article VIII – Elections

Section 10: The Livonia Jaycees delegate votes for state-wide elections shall be determined as follows:

A. A discussion shall be held before the state wide elections at convention,

B. Members shall declare how they would like the Livonia Jaycees to vote after the discussion,

C. The Livonia delegate votes shall be divided proportionally along the decisions made by the members present at the discussion, and

D. The results of the discussion and the proportional manor the Livonia Jaycees delegate votes will be divided shall be kept in confidence to only the members present at the discussion.