Apply for Membership: If you’re 21-40 years old and live, work or play in Ann Arbor, you’re eligible. We have a diverse, welcoming membership from all career fields, political persuasions, faith backgrounds, family statuses and genders and the chapter calendar is filled with activities and causes you care about ! Apply online at http://a2jaycees.org/membership/join/ . Your first year’s dues are $85 and monthly payment plans are available. Our active members receive more than triple that back in benefits, including conferences, social activities and snacks.
Attend Membership Meetings: At a minimum, we recommend attending the monthly membership meeting, which typically begin with networking at 6:30, meeting from 7:00 - 8:00 pm on the first Thursday of the month. Meetings allow an opportunity for members and guests to hear about our upcoming activities, find more ways to get involved, catch up with friends and hear from a guest speaker in the Ann Arbor community.
Participate in Events: You can count on the Jaycees to have at least one social event a month, everything from yoga to bar crawls to Thanksgiving dinner. Our calendar is influenced by the beginning of the year survey and suggestions by you, the members. There are even incentives available for our top tier participants. Many of these events are paid for or subsidized by your dues. Not a member yet? A number of our events are open to guests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Events will be listed on our Google calendar, facebook page and Meetup.com.
Serve the Community: We grow our leadership skills through service to the community and have fun doing it! Whether we’re pouring beer at Oktoberfest or crafting with kids at Holiday Helpers, there’s a community project for you. Busy schedule? Many of our community projects are one-time commitments and include an afterglow at a bar or restaurant. Passionate about a particular cause, email our Community Vice President at Community@a2jaycees.org .
Join a committee: To get the most out of your membership, we recommend serving on at least one committee a year. Some popular choices include the 4th of July Parade, Superhero Bar Crawl, Summer Carnival and Spring Eggstravaganza. You’ll be notified at meetings and via email when a committee is forming. There are opportunities to learn project management, fundraising, public relations, networking and graphic design through committee service. Event planners have even more to gain by leading and delegating and maintaining a budget.
Fill your passport: Looking to make the most of your Jaycees membership? The Passport to Civic Leadership is a JCI initiative for Jaycees to encourage involvement, experience and leadership. For each level completed, members will receive recognition at the national level, a great addition to any resume. Members advance in the program through participation in chapter projects, service to committees, attendance at state conferences and more! Ask the Board of Directors to get started.Challenge yourself and log your progress online at the JCI USA Membership Management Database