A Note From the President {April 12, 2016}

 

A NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT

The three pillars of the Jaycees are “Leadership, Community, and Success”, and this month we’re knocking the “Community” element out of the park. We started April off by having representatives from the Kiwanis Santa MonicaRotary Club of Santa Monica, the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, and the Santa Monica Lions Club (the wonderful faces above) join us at our Monthly Membership Meeting to clue us in on what it’s like to be a member of each club. Moral of the story? We’re all in this together. Each group might have their own traditions and pet organizations they support, but at the end of the day they all participate in one another’s activities and support each other’s groups whenever possible. Santa Monica is lucky to have so many active and fun service organizations who love this city. To learn more about each group, head to the new Santa Monica Service Groups Facebook page.

To keep the volunteering momentum going, we have not one, not two, but THREE volunteer opportunities between now and the end of the month. We’re kicking it off this Friday by helping out at the Santa Monica History Museum Spring Fundraiser reception honoring Santa Monica local cutie, Shirley Temple. Then a week later we’ll be celebrating Arbor Day with the Santa Monica Service Groups and the Santa Monica Recreation & Parks Commission by planting trees in the new Service Club Grove of Trees at Crescent Bay Park. We’ll wrap the month up with one of our favorite fundraiser events of the year, the 20th Annual Westside Coalition Bowl-a-thon. We have a handy new page on our website that has all upcoming volunteer opportunities along with a place where you can sign up for the one (or ones) that strike your fancy.

Get out there and enjoy the sunshine while the rest of the country actually feels the effects of “April Showers” (an urban legend like El Nino if you ask me) and don’t forget to take time to give back to this beautiful city that gives so much to us.

Baily Hancock
2016 Santa Monica Jaycees President

SAVE THE DATES

* All membership meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm at General Assembly (1520 2nd Street, Santa Monica)

* Mixers are held on the last Tuesday of each month from 6 – 8pm, and take place at a different Santa Monica restaurant or bar each month.

Volunteer Opp: SM History Museum Spring Fundraiser
Friday, 4/15/16, 5:00 – 9:00pm, SM History Museum (1350 7th Street, Santa Monica)
The SM History Museum needs volunteers for their brand new exhibit reception! There are 2 shifts: 5-7pm setup (Need at least 3 volunteers), and 6:30-9pm during the reception (Need 6-8 volunteers). Jobs include registration, working the media & VIP line, and security in the exhibit. To sign up, visit the Jaycees Volunteer Page.

April Civic Engagement Meeting
Tuesday, 4/19/16, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Solidarity (1414 Lincoln Blvd)
For an Earth Day spin, Cynthia Rose of Santa Monica Spoke will join us to talk about bike transit in Santa Monica and Los Angeles.

Volunteer Opp: Service Club Grove of Trees Planting
Friday, 4/22/16, 3:00 – 5:00pm, Crescent Bay Park (2000 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica)
Join the Jaycees along with the Santa Monica Service Groups to celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees at Crescent Bay Park in the new Service Club Grove of Trees. To sign up, visit the Jaycees Volunteer Page.

April Networking Mixer
Tuesday, 4/26/16, 5:30 – 7:30pm, Art’s Table (1002 Montana Ave, Santa Monica)
Join us at a local favorite! This month’s networking mixer will be hosted at Art’s Table on Montana. The Fork’n Awesome restaurant group will extend exclusive deals to our attendees, including beer pours and bites. * Note: we’re starting a bit earlier than normal this month, so cut out of work early and join us!

Volunteer Opp: 20th Annual Westside Coalition Bowl-a-thonWednesday, 4/27/16, 6:45pm, Bowlmore (234 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica)
Love to bowl? Hate to bowl? Don’t care about bowling? GREAT! Join the Jaycees to help raise money for the Westside Coalition at the 20th Annual Bowl-a-thon! We’ve got 4 teams of 5 people each to bowl in the 6:45pm slot, but if you’re interested in getting another team together snag 4 friends and email smjcca@gmail.com to let us know. Cost is $40 per person, which gets you 1 game of bowling, pizza, soda, and shoe rental, not to mention the rest goes to a great cause. OR, just come cheer on the Jaycees!

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