It’s my favorite time of year – fall is in the air, ghosts and goblins are on the prowl, and Haunted Events are on the calendar!
For those of you who do not know, I originally joined the Jaycees after working an old-school Jaycee Haunted House. 3 Semi-truck trailers turned into a maze of Crazy Clowns, Insane Convicts, a Ghost Train, and a Coffin you had to take a “spin” in to make it to the next room.
Though 2020 haunted events will not look like those we have had in past years, I know good old fashion “Jaycee Creativity” will still be a huge part of the activities our chapters are doing.
October also means it is time to recognize all the success of the Second Trimester. Though we are still unable to have an in-person event, I know the State team has been working hard to put on a virtual event that is fun, provides great trainings, and recognizes all the amazing things you have all been doing over the past 5 months. I am looking forward to seeing you all from the comfort of your own homes.
The final thing that October brings is the beginning of the passing of the baton to the next team. Your local chapters are having local officer elections over the next few weeks, I encourage you to consider taking the next step in your local chapter, as I look back on my Jaycee career one of my few regrets is waiting so long to take the next step in my leadership journey.
Finally, as you all are aware, JCI Michigan held our annual elections in September and I am pleased to congratulate Adam Bonarek on being elected 97th President of JCI Michigan, Carena Townsend on being elected as 2021 Programming Vice President, and Christopher Crawford on being elected as 2021 Membership Vice President. Also congratulations to Megan Maiani on being elected as District 4 Director. I know 2021 will be amazing with you all leading our organization.
Make the next 90 days BE memorable, 2020 has not been what we expected but you all are amazing and can take on anything!
Yours in Service,
Sarah K. Austin
96th President JCI Michigan