District 2 Director Julia Klein - Feb

I am very happy that year end Conference is in our District. It's a great opportunity for you all to see what we are all about and try some great craft beers from the west side of the state!  I hope everyone is excited to spend some time together at conference, I know I am.

Community Events:


  • Kids Kicking Cancer - Allegan/Grand Rapids/South Kent chapters have been working towards bringing Kids Kicking Cancer to West Michigan. We have raised $15k and working on a match option of $25k. We are still looking for more committee members. The next committee meeting is Feb 23 at 6pm at the Grand Rapids Jaycees Foundation Building.
  • Those not attending conference should get your best 80's gear on and head to Lakeview. Lakeview Jaycees are hosting a 80's hair band "Glamhammer" for Lakeview's Winterfest February 20th 8pm at Alley Cat Bar and Grill. 80's Attire encouraged. Cover at the door and a percentage of sales proceeds will benefit Lakeview Jaycees Summerfest Fireworks.
  • The Lakeview Jaycees have another firework fundraiser coming up. Scotch doubles black light bowling tourney with silent auction. Saturday March 19 $30 per two person team, more details to come.
Conference Happenings in Grand Rapids:
  • Grand Rapids Jaycees will be collecting many new items for Operation Care for our troops for care packages toothbrushes, toothpaste, hygiene products, instant oatmeal, powdered Powerade, beef jerky and anything else you think they might miss from home at conference.
  • South Kent Jaycees will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony with the South Kent Chamber at conference Friday night 7:45pm. To help celebrate and honor the name change from Kentwood to South Kent Jaycees. Attendance by all is welcome and encouraged.
Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Special Olympics of Michigan Basketball Tournament. Come volunteer for an event where you can meet the most amazing athletes in Michigan, much help is needed during the weekend of March 18.
General Membership Meetings:
  • Allegan - 1st Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. at The Grill House, 1071 32nd St.
  • Grand Rapids - 2nd Thursday of the month, 5:30 p.m. social hour; meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at Celebration Cinema North, 2121 Celebration Dr. NE.
  • Greater Muskegon - Last Tuesday of the month, 6 p.m., location changes – follow them on Facebook for up to date information.
  • Lakeview – 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. at Alley Cat Bar & Grill Inc, 9775 N. Greenville Road.
  • South Kent – 2nd Sunday of the month, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department, 355 48th St. SE.

​February Michigander​