Building on momentum from a strong 2006, the Shelton Jaycees midyear review shows aggressive growth. Management Vice President Kate Jager reports results from the first half of 2007 have been very impressive. Annual fundraisers and donation drives have increased substantially. The chapter’s Clothing Drive increased collections 40%. Participation in the Birmingham foundation’s Bowl to Benefit Victims of Domestic Violence increased 50%. Money raised at the Annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale DOUBLED along with the chapter’s corresponding donation to the Pinerock Volunteer Fire Dept. New projects have also exceeded expectations. The chapter’s first ever Earth Day Clean Up involved over 40 volunteers and removed tons of garbage from the shoreline of the Housatonic river. The Shelton Jaycees have hosted the State Jaycee’s ongoing Public Speaking Training at... --Continue
For all our Shelton Jaycees friends, past members and members, we’re very excited to be having a 60th Anniversary Reunion Picnic. Save the Date! Sunday September 14th – more details to be announced soon. Special thanks go out to Wendy Holden who has volunteered her beautiful back yard for the event.
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Plenty more events in the works: A spontaneous social next weekend, a fundraiser for the Greater New Haven Cat Project in honor of past member Nicole Luciani-Loban, Kid Safe Halloween with Pine Rock Volunteer Fire Dept., Pink Streamer Kite Flying day at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sherwood Island!
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An on and off Chapter Tradition for nobody knows how long! Meet us at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Sherwood Island State Park Sunday October 19th, at 11AM. Some of us will be forming a team and walking a couple laps of the island while some of us will be flying kites with pink streamers over the finish line. Team coffee, hot chocolate and bagels provided.
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Tuesday November 21: The Shelton Jaycees run Food Drive to benefit CT FOOD BANK tops efforts throughout Fairfield and New Haven Counties. As part of STAR 99.9 & CT Food Banks “Thanksgiving for All” food drives, donations were collected in front of Stop & Shop supermarkets in Westport, Shelton, Milford & Danbury. The magnificent work of the Shelton Jaycee in promotion, road signs, and day of volunteers, helped deliver an 11% increase in cash and a 16% increase in food donations this year. The Shelton drive topped the list with 252 frozen turkeys, and finished second with 4,782 pounds of food, and $3,473 of cash collected. Project Chairman, Jim Nissen says “This year we beat Westport by 65 Turkeys! We were only 10% behind Westport in food donations. Next year we’re going for best 2 out of 3!” With the help of donations throughout the 2006 holiday season... --Continue
IN SPITE OF A RAIN-OUT ON ORIGINAL SHOW DATE – SPIRITS NOT DAMPENED Sunday Sept. 10th: The Shelton Jaycees, a local non-profit community group, held their 18th Annual Car Show. Although the original August 27th event date was rained out, their Car Show held on Sunday September 10th was a great success. Over a hundred Show Cars attended and hundreds of dollars were raised for the Shelton Jaycees community fundraiser. The 'Best in Show' winner was Ken Stebbins' 1942 Packard Convertible. The 'Frank Eldredge Best Unrestored Original' was Paul Mcloughlin's 1950 Chevrolet Deluxe. The '' award winner was Bill George's 1990 Chevrolet Corvette. The 'Car Owners Choice' award winner was Mike Carrafallo 1967 Chevelle Super Sport. Celebrating 52 Years of Community Service, The Shelton Jaycees offer men and women 21 – 40 an opportunity to... --Continue