Paving the Programming Way for September

Jeri Behrmann, 2020 Programming Vice President

Hello Michigan Jaycees!

As chapters have paved their journey through the summer, I have been so proud to call myself a member of JCI Michigan. The projects that have occurred both virtually and in-person have shown so much ingenuity and creativity to engage members and still stay safe. It’s been great to see in-person events such as Clare’s 5 Year Anniversary Ice Cream Social, Westland’s KBC Barbeque Competition, Redford’s Jaycee Week, and Livonia’s Member Appreciation Picnic. Also, there has been so much support between chapters this year which has been a silver-lining since this started in March.



The T2 Submission Portal opened on August 14th. ( We have already started receiving submissions for the trimester. Please make sure you are using the submission forms for 2020. These forms can be found on the document library along with the “Read Me First” documents which is a how to guide. (

As for any questions or concerns regarding submissions, please contact Programming Vice President, Jeri Behrmann, at [email protected] or the Programming Director. For Chapter
Plans or Civic Leadership Certification (CLC), please reach out to Jessica Anderson at [email protected]. For Competitions or Single Project Entries (SPEs), please reach out to Shannon Brunt at [email protected].

The 2nd Trimester ends on Friday, September 4, 2020. This means that any projects ran between Monday, April 13, 2020 and Friday, September 4, 2020 qualify for Trimester 2 recognition.

As for Trimester 2 Competition Topics, they were released and posted on Facebook. Chapter presidents should have received an email with the T2 Competition Topics. Please share the competition topics with your members and encourage them to participate in this great growth opportunity.

In addition, there is the Trimester 2 Competitors Registration link that needs to be filled out to participate in in-person competitions.

We have also released the Trimester 2 Judges Registration link to help judge Competitions and Single Project Entries which has been posted on Facebook. (
If you need any help locating the links or filling out the forms, please contact Shannon Brunt.

As circumstances are constantly changing regarding events being cancelled or alternative arrangements being made, we are looking at holding the Interview Round of the Single Project Entry process and Competitions virtually. It would be conducted in the same way it was for Trimester 1 via Zoom. More details to come as we are trying to determine the dates and times while working around JCI USA’s Annual Meeting and Conference.


We are still in Trimester 2. Below are the dates for Trimester 2:
2nd Trimester
September 4 2nd Trimester Ends
September 11 T2 Chapter Submissions Due, Pre-Conference Competitions Deadline, & Competitor Registration Deadline
October TBD SPE Interviews & Competitions
October TBD T2 Awards

Please feel free to contact me or anyone on the Programming Team with any questions. The Programming Team is here to assist you as we are making an impact in our communities. It is great to see chapters slowly start to come out of the virtual world and try to do in-person events. But please remember to still adhere to social distancing guidelines and other restrictions included in the executive orders put out by the governor.
We have enjoyed seeing what members are doing in Trimester 2 adjusting to the “new normal”!  Be sure to share your events with the Programming Team and the rest of JCI Michigan so we can support each other in the comeback. Now is the time to “Pave the Programming Way Together” Jaycees!

Warm Regards,

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