Happenings Around the State in February

District 1 Director Ashley Adams

D1 is taking a look inside this year to project the best versions of ourselves to our members and communities! Using bouncy balls and “I’m rubber, you’re glue” as our model, we are impressing our strength, professionalism, and unity to our audience. What do I mean by the “I’m rubber you’re glue” model? The way you present yourself to other people will literally “bounce” off of them and help form their opinion of you. When we intentionally throw the best version of ourselves at people, that’s exactly what we get back.

Despite the miles between us, we will take this year to “bounce” our best ideas, resolutions, and support between each other and work together as one team.  We have chapters mobilizing toward the JCI Training event in Lansing- a perfect opportunity to dig into the best of Jaycee membership.

Like magic, more and more good people are going to stick themselves (and their opinions) to us! What does this mean? Your tribe, your JAYCEES tribe, is going to grow! 

D1 Events



District 2 Director Rachael Eerdmans


The beginning of the year brings so much excitement and anticipation. The chapters in District 2 are using this energy and excitement to kick off what is sure to be a great year.

I would like to congratulate the South Kent Chapter on recently celebrating their 50th anniversary. They celebrated this in true style at a lovely year end gala. I would also like to highlight the Muskegon Snowfest. This a wonderful tradition that took a break last year but is back and better than ever. They are hosting a number of events in downtown Muskegon the first weekend in February and it is sure to be a great time.

We would love to host any Jaycees friends in our neck of the woods. Please take a look at our upcoming events and consider a trip to the west side!

D2 Events




District 3 Director Erin McKenzie


Dearest D3:

As a new honorary member of the district (thanks Kzoo!), I feel like I can really dive in and be your district director.

I've had the pleasure of getting to know and observe 2 of my 4 chapters at their year-end events. Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo are both groups of talented leaders who are going to set the state on fire! Cohesive, energetic, exactly what a good #glitterduck should be. Both chapters truly exemplify our Together as One Team motto for 2017.

Ionia, Lansing- I'm coming for you!

D3 Events




District 4 Director Dan Moellering


This year has gotten off to a great start. The chapters in D4 are planning some great projects. I have already had the pleasure of pouring beer in downtown Detroit with Central Woodward along with other chapters pitching in to help their neighboring chapters. #HangingTogether
D4 Events


  • Wyandotte: GMM at 7 p.m. February 14. Senior Spaghetti Dinner on March 5.
  • Westland Area: GMM at 7 p.m. February 7. Bowling event on February 25, and Operation Fire Up takes place April 22.
  • Livonia: No GMM posted. Financial Literacy seminar on March 9 and Murder Mystery planned for April 1.
  • Central Woodward: GMM at 7 p.m. February 16.
  • Rochester Area: GMM at 7 p.m. February 9. 
  • Redford: GMM at 7 p.m. February 20.
  • South Lyon: GMM at 7 p.m. February 6. Trivia Night planned for April, no set date.
  • Farmington Area: No events posted.



District 5 Director Christy Kuczynski


As Jaycees, we know why we are here, especially if you followed last month’s advice and created your Jaycee mission statement! We are all here for different reasons: fellowship, development, to impact our communities. However, we cannot do it alone. That’s why this year’s slogan, Together as One Team, is so powerful.

As you think about your plans for tomorrow, ask yourself today if you have partners in your work. Have you invited friends to join you in the Jaycees? Have you asked your local businesses to support you as sponsors or service providers? Do not focus your efforts so much that you miss opportunities to further your reach within our communities.

Take a moment, review your mission, and reacquaint yourself with why you are a Jaycee. Look around you for those that can help. You are a force, but #TogetherAsOne with others, you will build a movement.

Tell us what you are up to on our Facebook pages: MIJC District 5 and MIJC Post It Here!

D5 Events