Posted by Eric Tindall on Apr 11, 2019
Carena Townsend, President of the Ann Arbor Jaycees talked about the Jaycees at the April 11, 3019 Luncheon. 
Carena described, "that AA Jaycees membership a year ago declined and they needed to take steps to grow membership. "They took the steps and has gained 20 members in the past year.
One way to gain membership was through "Speed Friending", it is a event like "Speed Dating". The Jaycees go to a restaurant, with guests and they have a short allowed time to talk to a Jaycee. Then after that time they move on to another Jaycee Member, that talks about a different topic of the Ann Arbor Jaycees.  
Carena, also talked about other events they are doing:
  • 4th of July Parade: The parade is an annual event that happens on the 4th of July.  The parade route encircles the streets of State, Liberty, Main and William (because of the road construction on Williams this year the city approved the route to be extended a block further.)
  • Monthly Meeting: Starting a year ago they have a monthly meeting at their normal location and then the next month they have it at a restaurant or bowling alley so it is treated as a social event.
  • Summer Carnival: The Summer Carnival is the Ann Arbor Jaycees largest fundraiser. It is located at Pioneer High School at the end of June.
Please support the Ann Arbor Jaycees by going to the Parade and Summer Carnival.
A2 Jaycees President Carena Townsend and RCAAN President Elect Eric Tindall