The September GMM was held at The Avenue Cafe on September 17th. Volunteers from Punks with Lunch Lansing joined us to discuss their efforts to feed and advocate for individuals experiencing housing or other insecurity in the Lansing area. Those interested in supporting Punks with Lunch should follow them on facebook for updates on volunteer opportunities and/or to view their wish list. What a great organization to have in our community!
Member Spotlight: Viji Arjunan
Where do you live and work? I have lived and was working in Lansing MI, but currently looking for a job and my residence might change accordingly.
How long have you been a Jaycee? For 6 months I have been involved and following Jaycees activities on Facebook and in person.
What is your most memorable Jaycees moment? I have been invited for a gathering by Jaycees and met people with new goals and like mindedness. Got a chance to explore, which is memorable.
What is your favorite JCI project? JCI provides blanket support to cancer patients at sparrow which is thoughtful and my favorite.
Tell us about your family and pets.
I have 2 kids and my parents are in India and have a brother who resides in Canada.
What are the top three highlights of your life?
My Kids, My work, My Passion on making the world a better place to live. If not the world, at least our surroundings.
What is your favorite board or card game? Chess and Checkers
What's the worst thing you did as a kid and did you get caught? Eating sweets that had been stored for relatives; I got timeout from my mom.
What are you looking forward to in the next year?
Career advancement and something new to learn and self improve.
What music always puts you in a good mood?
What is your favorite vacation spot?
What advice do you wish you were told your first day as a Jaycee?
“Never stop learning “ ?
Kindness Rally was a Huge Success!
Last Saturday, over 30 individuals participated in JCI Lansing's Kindness Rally. The Kindness rally is a random act of kindness road rally where teams compete to do as many good deeds as they can in their community. Lansing's teams were able to complete over 220 acts of kindness throughout the day including paying for groceries, leaving positive messages on mirrors and in books, and dropping money into diaper boxes. What a great way to show the community what JCI Lansing is all about!
Recruiting New Members!
Thanks to our wonderful past members and past presidents, we are in a better position than ever to welcome and sponsor new members. If you know anyone who may be interested in joining and would benefit from a first-year sponsorship, let us know. Or if you have ideas of where and how we should be recruiting new members, please know that your BOD is all ears.
10/3/19: October Board Meeting, 6-8pm, Holt Community Center
10/15/19: October GMM, 6:00 social, 6:30 meeting, Location TBD
TENTATIVE 10/29/19: Trivia Social, Details TBD (See Facebook)