May 4-6, 2018: Spring Leadership Conference – Treetops, Gaylord, MI

JCI Michigan is excited to welcome you to Gaylord for our May Conference. We have a great weekend of networking, training, and fun in store. This is an event you won’t want to miss.

Hotel Information

Treetops Resort
3962 Wilkinson Road Gaylord, MI 49735
Rooms start at $104/night
Call group reservations line at 855-261-8764 Use the code Michigan Jaycees


*If you need a vegetarian meal, please indicate that in the registration and we can accommodate.


Seminars

Session 1

JCI Achieve – Angela Clock

The JCI Achieve course uses discussions and analogies to help members understand one’s own values and the values and principles of JCI, the role of all members in establishing the Local Organization’s identity, the activities needed to fulfill the JCI Mission and develop JCI members into active citizens who will create positive change in their communities.
Please go to JCI.CC to register for this course before arriving at conference

Local Chapter Presidents – President Adam Nelson and Adam Bonarek (2 Sessions)

Implementing the vision – how to keep the foundation plans working for your chapter to connect, engage, and evolve the big idea.

Programming Tools for Success 201 – VP Sarah Austin and Programming Director Team

Come join the 2018 programming team as we continue to provide you with tools to make your chapters and members stronger. For May conference we will include information on Tax Filing, How to not BURNout this summer and will have an open discussion on topics that you need help with.

JCI 101 Sarah Nelson

We will cover all the basics of being a Jaycee. Whether you are a new member of you have been around for a while this seminar is for you. Join Past President Sarah Nelson to learn all things Jaycee.

Session 2

Chapter Presidents Training (cont.) – President Adam Nelson and Adam Bonarack

Making the most of your year as president.

JCI Achieve (cont.) – Angela Clock

The JCI Achieve course uses discussions and analogies to help members understand one’s own values and the values and principles of JCI, the role of all members in establishing the Local Organization’s identity, the activities needed to fulfill the JCI Mission and develop JCI members into active citizens who will create positive change in their communities.

Credit and its Importance, Financial Literacy (part 2) – Chris Crawford

In this seminar, we will cover what credit is, what credit scores are and what they are made up of, the benefits of good credit and the pitfalls of bad credit. We will also cover how to raise your credit score. Other topics to be covered will be loans, mortgages and auto loans.
Everyone is invited

Membership Seminar – District Directors & VP Steve Fappas

Hang with the pack and learn how Activation is the key to quality Membership in your chapter. Come prepared to learn in this interactive training with your membership vice president Steven S. Fappas, the membership team, Nikki Glinkski and Jaymi Dormaier, as well as the district directors

Session 3

Google Docs 101 – Erin Poltorak

Most likely you have used Google Docs before but how can you use it for record retention, projects and more for your chapter? Come and join us as we dive into some basics of Google Docs and how your chapter can benefit from the services available. This training will provide an overview of your Google Drive, Forms, Docs and Sheets along with how to scan in documents on the go.

Put your Wheels to Work – Elizabeth Mullins and Shaun Abshire

How you can make money renting out your car on Turo and with other gigs in the sharing economy

Colors of personality – Sarah Austin

Do you have teammates at work who have good ideas and it drives you crazy because they skip over the details? Do you feel that your boss only wants the facts and is not understanding the greater impact? Do you have colleagues that say you are curt and short? If you answered yes you may be approaching things with teammates and managers in a way that is not best for their learning and personality style. Come learn what personality color you are and how to best work with people of other personality colors. There will be treats!

How to make a million dollars, A guide to high stakes fundraising – Christy Kuczynski

You have a project and you have a plan, now learn how to fund your grand vision!
Learn about high dollar fundraising sources and strategies that will open new avenues toward making greater impacts in your communities.
Multiple approaches will be discussed with a majority focus including grant research, preparation, and submission. Real world examples of completed grants and approach letters will be provided. Attendees of this one-hour session will leave armed with a complete toolbox for extraordinary fundraising.


Schedule

(The tentative schedule is subject to change)

  •  Friday
    • 6:00 Registration Opens
    • 7:00 First Timers
    • 8:00 Opening Ceremonies
    • Welcome Party
      • Please wear Chapter/District attire
  • Saturday
    • 8:00 Conference Registration Opens
    • 8:30 Business Meeting
    • 9:00 Session 1
    • 9:55 Session 2
    • 10:50 Session 3
    • 11:45 Keynote Luncheon
    • 1-3 Golf Tournament
    • 5:30 Performer’s Reception
    • 6:30 Doors open for dinner
    • 7:30 President’s Ball
    • 11:30 Dancing
    • Afterglow
  • Sunday
    • 10:30 Fellowship Breakfast

FAQs

  • What is the alcohol policy?
    • It is similar to most hotels. In general, if you are someplace in the hotel that can sell alcohol you are not allowed to bring your own in. So this means the lobby bar, conference rooms, ballroom, break out rooms, etc.; you will not be able to bring in your own drinks. If you are suspected of drinking your own alcohol in these areas you will be asked to discard your drink.
  • Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
    • No, you do not. Please be prepared to give your name and Photo ID when checking in at conference
  • Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
    • Contact 2018 Chief Operations Officer Dan Moellering at dmoellering@jcimi.org
  • What’s the refund policy?
    • Registrations are non-refundable
  • Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
    • Yes. To transfer a registration please email Chief Operations Officer Dan Moellering at dmoellering@jcimi.org with the name of the person you are transferring your registration to. It is up to the original owner of the registration to work out a payment arrangement. JCI Michigan will not be responsible for transferring money between parties.