Evaluating Mid-Year

Programming VP Jocelyn Moellering

Hello Michigan Jaycees!

Can you believe 2017 is already halfway over? I certainly can't! Thinking back on the work you've accomplished so far this year, how do you feel about it? Amazed? Proud? Disappointed? If you're happy with where you and your chapter are, how can you continue to keep the momentum going and even step it up a notch for the rest of the year?

If you're not happy with how things are going, what needs to change? Take a look at what's worked well so far, even the small accomplishments. A successful project or maybe a great phone call with a local organization. A collaborative committee or a great guest speaker at a meeting. Maybe a member came out to an event that you haven't seen in a while.

Ask yourself why those things worked and if there's anything you can do to tap into that success for the remainder of the year. Then, take a look at what hasn't worked. A project that fell through or just fell flat. A member that's making things difficult for the chapter. A missed opportunity to build a new relationship with an organization. Is there a way some misfortune could have been avoided? State it and commit to whatever it is you need to do to avoid it in the future.

Is there an action you or your chapter could take to fix an ongoing or underlying problem? State it, consider your options, decide what's best for your chapter, and then do it! See the potential success for the second half of 2017 with the kind of attitude that others can feed off of.

Be the chapter that the young people in your community want to be a part of. Don't lose sight of what the Jaycees are doing and have the ability to do!