Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about being a member of the Brainerd Jaycees.
The Value of the Jaycees
The value that our members gain out of being a part of the Brainerd Jaycees is far reaching, and here are a few of the ways that our members benefit from being a part of our organization.
- LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
- FELLOWSHIP AND NETWORKING
- COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
- QUALITY OF LIFE
- PERSONAL ENRICHMENT
- SHARE IDEAS
- QUALITY OF LIFE
Why do we do it?
The Jaycees are a group of ordinary young individuals who do extraordinary things. We believe in personal and professional development, fellowship and sharing experiences with others, and enriching the quality of life in our communities.
How do we do it?
By providing opportunities for young individuals to develop the leadership skills, social responsibility, entrepreneurship and fellowship necessary to create positive changes as stated in the Mission of the Minnesota Jaycees.
What are the things we do?
The Brainerd Jaycees have a long tradition of growing young individuals through business and career development, providing and participating in community outreach events, neighborhood rehabilitation projects, and organized recreational activities. Here are just a few of the types of our activities.
ADOPT A HIGHWAY
Cleaning up our community and protecting the environment.
Casual league teams competing against local groups in this traditional lawn game.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS
A banquet honoring local residents for outstanding community service.
A 5k race through the cold to support veterans and raise awareness.
ICE FISHING EXTRAVAGANZA
The largest charitable ice fishing contest on earth.
NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
Serving at one of the world’s best drag racing events.
RUN FOR THE LAKES
A series of races for runners of all types and USATF certified marathon.
Birthdays, holiday bashes, Super Bowl parties, and summer boat tours. We love being together whatever the occasion!
What will it cost me?
This is a great question! When considering a commitment of any kind, one weighs the value against the cost. Let us tell you what to expect.
Annual dues enable the organization to operate and support programming. Our chapter’s dues are $90 per year plus a convenience fee if paying online. Membership dues don’t have to be a barrier to joining our chapter. Seek out a member or communicate to your employer the value of sponsoring you. We’re even going to provide you with a Letter Template to help convey the value. Just fill in the blanks and send to your sponsor. Check back soon for these!
This is one of the most valuable commodities we have, and choosing how to spend it is an important decision to make. It is true that the time and effort we put into any endeavor often returns to us through new and greater opportunities, genuine community value, and personal satisfaction. Our members are involved in many activities and organizations in our community, and this is encouraged. All things take time, so choose your favorite events with friends or pursue committee and leadership positions for more. Your potential is limitless!
We all bring our own set of skills and interests to the table, and this can create new interests among our members. Choosing to attend distant events or participate in special group activities can sometimes incur additional costs, but these costs are entirely voluntary. As an organization, we recognize the value of taking your involvement to the next level, and we work to support our members and offset additional costs when appropriate and able.
Discover your potential
Through experiences gained through the Jaycees, members from across the country have come from many backgrounds and gone to fulfill prestigious roles in many places, including Fortune 500 companies, professional sports, elected representatives, and even President of the United States. Discover where the Jaycees can help take you.
You’ve learned about where the Brainerd Jaycees have come from, what they are doing, and where they are going. Now, it’s your turn to take the next steps.
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