UPCOMING EVENTS SUMMARY! JOIN US!
Here is a summary of a few of our upcoming events. Always make sure to follow our FaceBook page to get a complete update!
Regular Members' Meeting at Stampede's Bar and Grill (1st floor, backroom) @ 6pm, Tuesday, Feb. 26th. - Our new location created one of our most lively regular meetings ever! Arrive early if you would like to order food or drinks (5:30/5:45 pmish).
Jaycee Bio Facebook Posts - We will continue to post bio's of our current board members, regular members, and aged-out Jaycees (how they have utilized what they gained from the Jaycees in terms of positively impacting the community and developing leadership skills and continuing to mentor and assist up and coming new leaders in our community). These posts bring community awareness of our organization's makeup to new and existing community members within Mason City.
Jaycees Conversations - Tentatively scheduled for Wednesday March 13th after the workday. Location and exact time to be determined. Our discussion topic will be preventing volunteer burnout/how to not overcommit/stress yourself. It's okay to say "No" and take time off). Andrew and Tyler will provide the discussion material source. A training similar to our topic and attended by several of our members was provided by the Iowa Jaycees in the past.
Book Club - "My Favorite Thing is Monsters" - Date/Location to be determined. Julie's pick. Our first graphic novel for book club. The book, set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold.
Giant Board Games! - Saturday, March 16th, 10 am - 2 pm - Our chapter will be unveiling these new games (Giant checkers, chess, jenja, connect-4) for future community events at KIMT's and First Citizen Banks Giving Your Best Family Fair at the Fairgrounds. This is through our partnership with Healthy-Mason City, North Iowa Area Council of Governments, and Visit Mason City. Funding for the games came from the Iowa Department's of Public Health's and Healthiest State Initiative's 5-2-1-0 statewide program with a match provided by Visit Mason City. One of the future plans is to place these games outside Fat Hill during Friday Night Live Events.
Clear Lake Jaycees North Iowa Brewery Tour - Saturday, Feb 23rd. Several of our members have tickets for the Jaycees North Iowa Brewery Tour. It will be rescheduled if the weather doesn't cooperate. Seats on the bus are sold out; however, contact Tessa or Matt if you would like to join up with us with your own transportation. This event gives us the opportunity to network with the CL Jaycees and friends while also having the opportunity to learn about the Charles City and Osage communities.
Bags Tournament Fundraiser for Glady Mae Animal Sanctuary! - It's that time again the night of March 8th! Our attendance has been significantly higher than last year's bags events and we are working on potentially getting Hungry Mind to sell food at it. We love the community buy-in this event receives, especially from the Latham's at Main Event.
Bingo Planning - Our Board is working with Molly and Fat Hill to provide Bingo on the first Tuesday of every month starting in May as a special event for the community. It you want to join the Bingo Planning Committee, let Tessa, Devin, Matt, or Jenna K know.
Indianapolis National Jaycees Conference April 4th - 7th - So far Devin, Matt, and Parker are travelling with other Jaycees from various chapters around Iowa to Indianapolis for leadership development training and networking with Jaycees from across the United States. One of the best things about the Jaycees is that we can learn from a significant number of other communities and take what we learn back to positively impact Mason City and North Iowa. If you are interested in joining, let one of those 3 know.
Murphy Park Enhancement - Our next step for Murphy Park is to chainsaw trees which have fallen on the trail path over the past two years. Once the trees are removed, we will continue our progress with enhancing and maintaining Murphy Park in Spring 2019.