Grand Rapids DoubleTree. 4747 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Call DoubleTree Grand Rapids at 616-957-0100, use the code "MJC" or say you're with the Michigan Jaycees Conference.

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The schedule is subject to change so please check for updates.

Inspire Legacy Team and One Team One Dream Social
Finance Committee Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
Registration Opens
7:00First timers
 8:00 - 10:00Opening Ceremonies
10:00-12:00Welcome Party
Jaycee Jeopardy
12:00-1:00After Glow
Conference Registration Opens
Business Meeting
9:05Session 1
10:15Session 2
11:25Session 3
Networking Luncheon
1:00-2:00JC Talks
3:00-4:30Senate Meeting
5:00 to 6:00
Performer's Reception
Coctail reception
Doors open for dinner
6:30Walk in
7:30 - 10:00
President's Ball (recognition)
Fellowship Breakfast
Convention Wrap Session (Inspire Legacy Team + One Team One Dream)

Seminar Schedule

8 AM to 9 AM: Business Meeting

9:05 AM to 10:05 AM: Session One

Presidents Training (Part One): Gain valuable insight and knowledge to lead your chapter to success with President Steve Fappas and Presidents Coach John Badeen during this two-part seminar. This training is for chapter presidents only.

Tools for Success in 2019: Join Programming VP Beth Plant and the Programming Team for a review of resources available to Jaycee chapters for 2019. Topics covered will include competitions, award submissions and chapter plans and participants will also get the lowdown on some new JCI Michigan initiatives this year!

Career Goals: New year, new job? Join trainer Kristin Garstka to learn some key information about what your resume should look like and test your skills to ensure a killer interview and the career you’ve always wanted! Kristin is a human resources manager for a global architecture and engineering firm in Dearborn. She has been in her field for more than 10 years and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others.

10:15 AM to 11:15 AM: Session Two

Presidents Training (Part Two)

Membership (Part One): We are the greatest young person’s organization in the world and it’s time everyone knows it! Hit the town with Membership VP Jaymi Dormaier and the Membership Team to hone your elevator pitch and practice your recruitment skills in a real world setting.

JCI The Journey: The Journey is an interactive learning experience where participants contribute to their own transformational path of becoming an active citizen who creates extraordinary impact within their community by finding targeted and sustainable solutions for creating long lasting positive changes in their community and the future world. It is presented by Noelle Nachreiner, who served as the 98th National President for JCI USA in 2018. Noelle is the Communications and Programs Manager for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. She is an alumnus of Michigan State University and resides outside of Indianapolis, Ind. with her husband Ian and rescue dog Hank the Tank. A Jaycee for 14 years, Noelle is currently a member of the Indianapolis and Livonia Jaycees.

11:25 AM to 12:25 PM: Session Three

Membership (Part Two)

Financial Literacy - What to know about student loans: Subsidized or unsubsidized? Private versus government-issued? And the most pressing question: how to pay student loans back? Financial guru Chris Crawford will walk you through the steps of applying for student loans, getting rid of them and all the details in between! Chris is a financial consultant with Fidelity Investments, and has worked in finance since 2011. He has previously covered financial topics like retirement plans and budgeting for JCI Michigan.

1 PM to 2 PM: JC Talks

More details soon!


Sat. Morning Continental Break  ~ Assorted Gourmet Danish, Seasonal Sliced Fresh Fruit Display, Assorted Individual Yogurts, Orange Juice, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Herbal Tea

Sat. Lunch Taco Display  ~ Mexican Quinoa Salad, Ground Beef, Black Beans, Flour Tortillas, Tortilla Chips, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Salsa, Shredded Lettuce, Tomatoes and Shredded Cheese, Iced Tea and Lemonade

Sat. Dinner ~ Caesar Salad and Double Chocolate Cake / Cheesecake with Strawberry Drizzle
Grilled Chicken ~ Herb Grilled Chicken Breast with Artichoke, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Smoked Mozzarella
Prime Pub ~ 8oz Prime Shoulderloin with Red Wine Reduction
Served with Warm Rolls and Butter, Chef’s Vegetable and Potato OR Rice
Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Iced Tea

Sun. Fellowship Hot Breakfast  ~ Seasonal Sliced Fresh Fruit Display, Fluffy Scrambled Eggs,
Smoked Bacon and Breakfast Sausage Links, Breakfast Potatoes
and Assorted Gourmet Muffins and Danish, Chilled Orange Juice, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Herbal Tea