A Note From the President {April 26, 2016}


If the last newsletter was all about volunteering (see above for the proof that we did in fact plant some trees on Earth Day), this one is all about upcoming good times. We kick things off with a special early bird edition of our monthly Networking Mixer TONIGHT at Art’s Table on Montana from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, then just 25 hours later we head to the lanes for the 20th Annual Westside Coalition Bowl-a-thon. We’ll have four teams representing the Jaycees this year, and I’m willing to bet that the crew named “Team Golf Score” may just bring home the trophy for lowest overall score.

This month’s Membership Meeting guest speaker is Eddie Lin, founder of local startup MentorMint, and former Fear Factor contestant. Eddie is going to give us a talk on “How to Get a Job with No Work Experience”, but more importantly he’s going to explain how the job search is similar to eating 20 live bees in one minute on TV.

We’ll round out May with one of our favorite events of the year – the Pub Crawl! In honor of it being our 5th annual crawl, we’re taking it back to where it all began – Main Street. The theme for this year is old Santa Monica/1970s Dogtown Surf, so bust out your best skater/surfer attire and assemble your team, you won’t want to miss it. $10 gets you on the crawl, $20 gets you entrance plus a commemorative t-shirt.

Good times indeed.

Baily Hancock
2016 Santa Monica Jaycees President


* 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.

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!

May Membership Meeting
Wednesday, 5/4/16, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, General Assembly (1520 2nd Street, Santa Monica)
This month we’ll be joined by guest speaker Eddie Lin, Founder of MentorMint, and former Fear Factor contestant. Eddie will teach us how to build a career in the field of your choice starting from scratch, and will share with us how the job search is similar to eating live bees on TV (turns out, both are not so difficult after all.)

May Civic Engagement Meeting
Tuesday, 5/17/16, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Solidarity (1414 Lincoln Blvd)
In a continued conversation about homelessness in Santa Monica and LA, the Jaycees have invited Alison Hurst, Executive Director for Safe Place for Youth to speak.

5th Annual Jaycees “Dogtown” Pub Crawl
Saturday, 5/21/16, 1:00pm – 8:00pm, Main Street Santa Monica
The 5th Annual Jaycee Pub Crawl is back! To celebrate our 5 year milestone, we’re taking it back to Main Street where it all started. This year’s theme is an ode to old Santa Monica and the Dogtown surf scene. Wear your most festive surf/skate, 70’s best, or add the official Pub Crawl tee with your wristband order ($10 for wristbands, $20 for wristband + shirt). Sign up and get your team together today!

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