Friday Night (November 12):
Engage, Empower, Grow: This is a course designed to help Local Organizations structure their recruitment process and create membership retention and management strategies that will lead to quality and sustainable membership within their Local Organization.
Hosted by NVP-Elect Bethanie Miller. Pizza provided.
Bernie and Betty's Pizza
1101 S. Spring St, Springfield
First Timers: First time at the GA? This session is for you! Hotel Conference Room TBD
Social at Floyd’s
Our Social Friday night at the GA will be at Floyd's Thirst Parlor in Downtown Springfield...right within walking distance from the hotel! Re-connect or meet new Jaycees from across Illinois.
Floyd’s Thirst Parlor
210 S. 5th St. (2 blocks from hotel)
Saturday (November 13):
Senate Silent Auction: Check out the Senate Silent Auction until 4pm in the Embassy Room
Illinois Jaycee Charitable Foundation Meeting
Morning Show: Hosted by current NVP (and DNP-Elect) Nate Martin! This will get you motivated to start the day! Meet next year’s JCI USA’s Deputy National President. Coffee will be provided!
Illinois JCI Senate Meeting (For Senators)
Resume building, interview tips, speed networking with NVP-Elect Bethanie Miller
JCI USA Partnerships with NVP Vanessa Birchler
JCI USA has several strategic partnerships to provide a long-term growth potential to our organization. The partnerships are a tool for you to have an impact in your chapter, community and beyond. Our partnerships have varying purposes and value. Attending this training will provide you with information and resources to use these partnerships to help you shine! Our partners include: Nothing But Nets, HOBY, Mental Health America and Give an Hour.
Lunch and 2nd Trimester Awards
Special Guest: JCI USA Senate President Mike Andrews #58312
Annual Meeting and 2022 Elections
Speak Up Competition
You are a Jaycee. You have a voice. We want to hear it! Develop your public speaking skills with this competition. Give yourself an opportunity to hone in a skill we all so desperately need in the professional world. Stop being shy at meetings, when we all know, you are an active young citizen and have something great to say! This is an easy way to become a better speaker by getting constructive feedback from Jaycee mentors. It doesn't matter if you are completely afraid...this experience will help you be better!
TOYP Honoree Roundtable
Meet some of the TOYP Honorees in a more interactive format.
Tour the Old State Capital
Project Shark Tank
During this competition, the large group will be randomly split up into smaller groups (preferably 4 people per team). The groups will have 15 minutes to exchange ideas and come up with an ID/Community project to pitch to the Judges. A PMG template will be provided for outlining purposes. Once the time allotted for the planning is completed, the group will have 2-5 minutes to present the idea to the Judges. After everyone has presented, a winner will be selected.
The winning team members will go back to their chapters to implement the proposed idea. The winning team members must complete an initial PMG (with details) to receive the funding from the Illinois Jaycees Charitable Foundation. The funding will be split evenly among the winning team members with a maximum of $250 for startup for the project.
Cocktail Hour (invite only)
Social and Dancing
The Illinois Jaycees will be following the mask mandate in place for Springfield. It is expected that you will comply with wearing a mask in all public spaces. You may remove the mask when you are in your training room or at your table. Thank you for taking this added step to make sure everyone feels comfortable with attending the GA. If the mask mandate is lifted, we will let you know.
Online registration and payment is encouraged. Click here to register and pay now!
We have arranged for special pricing $119 plus tax at the Wyndham in Springfield. Special hotel package includes wifi internet. Attendees using the IL Jaycee Rate will also get a special welcome kit!
The block has closed however we may be able to still get you in with the Jaycee Block. Contact Eric at Eric.Hiatt@iljaycees.org.