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The monthly newsletter of the Hopkins Area Jaycees
60 years and going strong!
Volume 12, Issue 3 – March 2012
10 Tips for Public Speaking: How to find your confidence
Feeling some nervousness before giving a speech is natural
and even beneficial, but too much nervousness can be
detrimental. Here are some proven tips on how to control
your butterflies and give better presentations:
1. Know your material. Pick a topic you are interested in.
Know more about it than you include in your speech.
Use humor, personal stories and conversational
language – that way you won’t easily forget what to say.
2. Practice. Practice. Practice! Rehearse out loud with all
equipment you plan on using. Revise as necessary. Work
to control filler words; Practice, pause and breathe.
Practice with a timer and allow time for the unexpected.
3. Know the audience. Greet some of the audience
members as they arrive. It’s easier to speak to a group
of friends than to strangers.
4. Know the room. Arrive early, walk around the speaking
area and practice using the microphone and any visual
Relax. Begin by addressing the audience. It buys you
time and calms your nerves. Pause, smile and count to
three before saying anything. ("One one-thousand, two
one-thousand, three one-thousand. Pause. Begin.)
Transform nervous energy into enthusiasm.
6. Visualize yourself giving your speech. Imagine yourself
speaking, your voice loud, clear and confident. Visualize
the audience clapping – it will boost your confidence.
7. Realize that people want you to succeed. Audiences
want you to be interesting, stimulating, informative and
entertaining. They’re rooting for you.
8. Don’t apologize for any nervousness or problem – the
audience probably never noticed it.
9. Concentrate on the message – not the medium. Focus
your attention away from your own anxieties and
concentrate on your message and your audience.
10. Gain experience. Mainly, your speech should represent
you — as an authority and as a person. Experience
builds confidence, which is the key to effective speaking.
{What’s Inside}
President’s Report
Down the Road
SD Report | State News | National News
Community Corner
CDVP Report |Charitable Disbursements | Projects
Your Development
IDVP Report | Projects
Membership Mania
MVP Report | Birthdays | Renewals | New Member Welcome | Events
MDVP Report | Charitable Gambling Information | Projects
The Administration
Meeting Minutes
NOTE: This year, you’ll find projects listed by area. So look for upcoming projects on every page.
A Word from our President
What a great and
exciting start to the
New Year! It is hard
to believe that we
are already looking
at our third month.
We have a lot of exciting project
opportunities coming up, some are
new and some are our traditional
projects. I am happy to announce
that the Hopkins Area Jaycees are
growing not only in numbers but
also as members. Let's keep the ball
In the February Raspberry Reader I
talked about putting your Passion
into Action. I received lots of great
feedback and heard from a lot of
you what your passions are. It is
inspiring to hear your passion and
how you want to use that passion
to make a great impact in not only
our local community but also the
world as a whole.
So you may be asking, "What is
your ‘Passion’ President Joel?" Well believe it or not, I really had
not sat down and thought about
what my passion was until I was
elected Chapter President. I had
always enjoyed working with kids,
Board Position
Phone Number | Email
Chapter President | Joel Blom |
320-224-4240 | [email protected]
State Delegate | Matt Marek
218-791-8614 | [email protected]
Community Dev. VP | Amanda Nadeau
320-250-9768 | [email protected]
Youth Sports Director | Open
Individual Dev. VP | Amanda Meyer
651-307-1512 | [email protected]
Membership Dev. VP | Zach Schipper
507-217-7376 | [email protected]
Public Relations VP | Open
Social Media Director/Webmaster | Beth Blom
612-865-8210 | [email protected]
Newsletter Editor | Jari Steinlage
612-214-0045 | [email protected]
Charitable Gambling Mgr | Meredith Black
612-865-8195 | [email protected]
interacting with others and having
a good time. I had fun dressing up
in character and scaring people at
our haunted house, but never really
had a real focal point or passion.
Then I sat down and asked myself,
“What is your one thing that you
want to strive for in 2012? What do
you want to do to increase the
impact of the Hopkins Area
My 'Passion' this year is to further
the relationship between the City
of Hopkins and the Hopkins Area
Jaycees. My goal is to attend City
Council Meetings on a regular basis
to get visibility in what is going on
in the city and how the city
government works. I’d also like to
see a few of our Jaycee meetings
include attendance by city
leadership, including the Mayor.
We can also attend the School
Board meetings and be involved on
that front of the community.
the Jaycees and in turn, the city
government will become even
stronger advocates of the Jaycees.
Again, I challenge you to sit down
and think about your 'Passion' and
how you can put it into 'Action'.
Feel free to contact me and we can
discuss your Passion and what we
can do to put it into action.
Looking forward to a great rest of
the first trimester and a AWESOME
'Going the Distance'
In Jaycee Spirit - Joel Blom
2012 Chapter President
Hopkins Area Jaycees
MN Jaycees Lifetime Statesman
JCI Certified Local Trainer
By building the relationship with
the city and its leadership, it gives
the Hopkins Jaycees a greater
picture of the needs of the
community, increase awareness of
Board Position
Phone Number | Email
Chairman of the Board | Basia Elmore
612-306-0461 | [email protected]
Administrative VP | Open
Secretary | Lisa Diffley
763-567-9831 |[email protected]
Treasurer | Erin Bryan
612-735-8439 | [email protected]
Management VP | Matt Weinacht
612-599-2798 | [email protected]
Management Director | Steve Rogers
612-363-4741 | [email protected]
Raspberry Director | Pete Colarich
952-200-4485 | [email protected]
Fundraising Director | Open
Charitable Gambling Director | Open
**Contact President Joel for any Open Position
Down the Road
SD Report | Region News | State News | National News
A Note from your State Delegate
Is it February
already? Based on
how perfect the
roads have been,
one would have to
think it’s at least
A big thank you to everybody that
helped out with Manpower at
Annual Convention in January! It
certainly was a great experience for
me being a first-timer!
Big thanks go out to everybody that
made road runs as well. Walking
third in the parade of chapters and
earning Gold Chapter is certainly an
accomplishment that all of us
should be super proud of.
For example, we’ve got at least one
team going to State Bowling on
Sunday, March 4 . Watch for
communication from the team
captain about travel time for those
who want to carpool.
As always, the upcoming weeks
have plenty of opportunities for
getting out and representing our
chapter. Hope to see you all rack up
the miles in February!
Keep Pounding the Pavement!
Region 6 News
Matt Marek
2012 State Delegate
[email protected]
National News
3/23 – 25 – Mid America Institute. See President Joel for
more information
6/27 – 7/1/2012 – National Convention – Des Moines, IA
(Road Run) Register:
March 19 – Region 6 Meeting Location: TBD
State News
May 18 – 20, 2012 Spring Convention: Grand Rapids, MN
Across the State Road Runs
September 21-23, 2012 Fall Convention: Craguns, Brainerd,
Keep your eye out on the Hopkins JC Yahoo group for
announcements of upcoming chapter road runs not announced
here. Or, feel free to Road Run on your own. Subscribe to the
MN Jaycee Yahoo Group by e-mailing: [email protected]
March 3 and 4 - State Bowling at Blainebrook
Entertainment Center in Blaine. Single and doubles on Sat.
@ 12:30pm and team competition is Sun. @ 9 am. (We’ve
got at least one team going!
March 10 , 7am – 2pm, Lake Elmo Regional Wrestling
Tournament – Tartan High School
Community Corner
CDVP Report |Charitable Disbursements | Projects
Hot In the City
Ever wondered
where the hot
spots are in the
After an
informal poll, I
am happy to share with you some
of the Hopkins Area Jaycees
Community Hot Spots.
Mac’s Liquor
Hopkins Theater
Main Street Performing Art
Mainstreet Bar and Grill
Wild Boar
Boston Garden
Big 10
Tavern on Main
Community Areas/Parks
Oakes Park
Overpass Skate Park
Park Valley Playground
Shady Oak Beach
Valley Park
Community Areas/Parks
Buffer Park
Burnes Park
Central Park
Cottageville Park
Downtown Park
Elmo Park
Harley Hopkins Park
Hilltop Park
Interlachen Park
Maetzold Field
Charitable Disbursements
Hopkins Activity Center
Hopkins Pavilion
Amanda Nadeau
2012 CDVP
[email protected]
Upcoming Community Projects
List of recent disbursements
March 13th, 5:30pm – Empty Bowls. Meet at the Hall.
Reach for Resources – Sponsorship Request - $100.00
March 19 , 8 – 9:30pm –Feed my Starving Children in
Chanhassen. Contact Amanda Nadeau at
[email protected]
Military Historical Society – $100.00
Special Olympics Manpower and fiscal donation $1,000.00 (Pending letter of approval letter stating
Special Olympics is a 501(C) and the Law
March 20th, 7:30 p.m. – City Council Meeting
Location: Hopkins City Hall 1010 1st Street S, Hopkins,
MN 55343
June 22 -23rd, 5pm – 7am – Hopkins/Minnetonka
Relay for Life. There is a $10 fee to join the team with
a goal to raise $100 each. This is held at Hopkins High
Empty Bowls
a grassroots movement to help end hunger
What is Empty Bowls? Since its small beginnings in 1990, Empty Bowls has become an international grassroots project to raise
funds for local food shelves. John Hartom and Lisa Blackburn, two high school art teachers at Lahser High School in
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, realized that their annual fooddrive was attracting few donations. They asked their students to
make ceramic bowls to be used at a luncheon for the school staff. Every guest chose a bowl, ate a simple meal of donated
soup and bread and made a generous donation to their local food shelf.
The Hopkins Empty Bowls will be held on March 13, 2012 @ the Hopkins Center for the Arts. The Hopkins Area Jaycees will be
attending. Meet at the hall at 5:30pm. Then, we’ll travel over together. You’ll be invited to choose a bowl from among 1000
bowls created by local artists and students, eat your choice of soup and bread donated by our businesses, enjoy local
entertainment, and make a generous free will donation. In the first 12 years, Empty Bowls has raised a total of $522,279!
It’s about Your Development
IDVP Report | Projects
Spring Cleaning and Develop Yourself
March is the
time of year that
many of us begin
looking forward
to the conclusion
of winter and
turn our
thoughts toward spring. It is also
the time that many of us begin the
arduous and slightly premature task
of “spring cleaning”. Consider the
possibility of adding ourselves to
that cleaning list to set ourselves up
to maximize growth personally and
The concept of “spring cleaning” is
to eliminate things in your life that
are weighing you down, in other
words, the dead-clutter that needs
to be swept away to make the best
of your life. You may begin by
taking inventory of where you are
on your life’s journey and
evaluating the things that are not
working for you and letting them
go. These could be things that
monopolize your time and energy,
or people who perpetuate stress,
anxiety and negativity. You may
make a commitment to yourself to
clean out the places in your life that
are clogged up with things – it may
be your wardrobe, your office desk,
your car, a shelf in your garage,
your e mail inbox, even your
negative thinking patterns.
This process is intended to allow us
to take stock, establish new goals
and de-clutter, refocusing on the
positive. It’s about making time to
think about you, increasing selfawareness, getting clear on what’s
Upcoming Individual Development Projects
March 11, 1pm - New Member Orientation – 2030 –
A Joint baby shower for Cathy Kuemper and Beth
March 13, 6:30pm – New Member Orientation at the
Hopkins Hall. Passport to Leadership/CPG Training to
follow. For questions or to register, please contact
Amanda Meyer at 651-307-1512.
March 17 - Brewery Tour – Location TBD
important and your priorities, then
making changes easily on your
terms in simple steps. The pursuit
of self development and personal
growth is one that can only
advance if we clear out the
unnecessary clutter that has
impeded us from reaching those
Take your “spring cleaning” to the
next level and consider rolling up
your sleeves to sweep away what
has been holding you back from
living the life you imagined!
Amanda Meyer
2012 IDVP
[email protected]
Membership Mania
MVP Report | Birthday’s | Renewals | Events
New Member Orientation – A Baby Shower
You are cordially invited to
New Member Orientation — 2030
Come celebrate the future members of the Hopkins Area Jaycees,
Baby Girl Blom & Baby Girl Koecher
Proud Parents
Beth and Joel Blom
Cathy Kuemper and Keith Koecher
Sunday, March 11, 2012
1 pm to 3 pm
Jaycees Hall, 5 7th Ave. N., Hopkins
Desserts will be served
Beth & Cathy are both registered at Target & Babies R Us
**Hosted by Erin Bryan, Brenda Sadowski & Molly Tighe
March Birthdays
The Hopkins Jaycees would like to send a big HAPPY
Erin Bryan
Jerald Stiele
Sarah Vogt
Matt Weinacht
The following members are up for renewal!
Due in March:
Cathy Kuemper
Jenel Rocheleau
Due in April:
Brenda Sadowski
Matt Marek
New Member
We’d like to welcome the following individuals to the Hopkins Area Jaycees.
Adelaide Sema
Upcoming Membership events
Board of Directors
Meet and Greet:
General Membership
Jump Night at Lindees
Hopkins St. Patrick’s
Day 4-Block Walk
Begins at 7:00pm and meets at 5 – 7 Ave, Hopkins
Begins 15 minutes before the General Membership (GM) Meeting
Begins at 7pm
Chairperson to send out information soon
MDVP Report | Charitable Gambling Information | Projects
New Project – Eats N Drinks T-shirts: A Fundraiser for the Hopkins Area Jaycees
The Hopkins
Jaycees is
happy to
announce the
Eats N Drinks Tshirt. The Tshirt will advertise regular specials
offered by local businesses on the
Eats and Drinks t-shirt.
Because the weekly specials will be
printed on the shirt, when someone
wears the shirt they will receive the
The t-shirts should be available
sometime in May and the specials
will be valid for 1 year.
It is a great value and will help
support local Hopkins businesses.
Not only will the businesses be
listed on the shirts, but so will our
logo. What great way to do some
Questions, please contact me!
Steve Rogers
2012 Marketing Chair
[email protected]
A little history about the Hopkins Raspberry Festival
The Hopkins
Festival was
founded in
1935 as a way
to boost
business in
Hopkins during the Great
Depression of the 1930s.
Art Plankers, a pioneer Hopkins
food merchant of the time is
credited with the suggestion of
“raspberries” for the theme. There
were about 75 Hopkins
businessmen and farmers were
organized and July 21 was chosen
as the day to hold the festival, to
coincide with the peak of the
raspberry-picking season.
The Hopkins Raspberry Festival
Board of Directors, with the help of
many other volunteers, works year
round to provide Hopkins with the
best festival possible.
Since its inception, it has evolved
into a dynamic community
celebration with activities including
music, sporting events, royalty
coronations, craft fair, parade, and
of course the Hopkins Jaycees Tent
This year’s Raspberry Festival
events will begin on Saturday, July
7th and conclude with the parade
on July 15th, 2012. The Hopkins
Jaycees tent dances will be on
Friday, July 13th and Saturday, July
The Hopkins Raspberry Festival has
become a Twin Cities institution.
The timing of the event has
changed over time, but it continues
to be held in the middle of July to
coincide, but not overlap with, the
Minneapolis Aquatennial
Charitable Gambling Corner
Information taken from:
Pete Colarich
2012 Tent Dance Director
[email protected]
Upcoming Management Projects
March 10 , 10am – Noon- Spring Cleaning of the
Hopkins Jaycees Hall
March 13 , 7:30pm - Leadership and CPG
training/work night. For questions or to register,
please contact Amanda Meyer at 651-307-1512.
March 26th, 6pm – Charitable Gambling Meeting
July 13 - 14th, 2012 - Hopkins Jaycees Tent Dances
Charitable Gambling Meetings are always the 4 Monday
of each month and begin at 6pm. They are held at the
Hopkins Jaycees office. All are welcome and encouraged
to attend.
Spring Cleaning
Spring cleaning refers to the yearly act of cleaning a house from top to bottom which would take place in the first warm
days of the year typically in spring, hence the name. However it has also come to be synonymous with any kind of heavy
duty cleaning or organizing enterprise. On Saturday, March 10 , join us for a little Spring Cleaning of the Hopkins Area
Jaycees Hall!
The Administration
Meeting Minutes
Date: February 9, 2012
Call To Order: 7:00 pm
Attendees: P. Colarich, S. Rogers, M. Tighe, E. Bryan, A. Meyer, B. Elmore, C. Johnson, B. Walser, L. Diffley, J. Blom, Z. Schipper, S. Vogt, M.
Marek, J. Steinlage, A.Seme
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Agenda: 1 S. Vogt 2nd Z. Schipper Motion Passes as amended
Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes: 1 A. Meyer 2 M. Marek Motion Passes as amended
Treasurer – Erin Bryan
Community Development (Continued)
General Account Balance: $8535.72
Hopkins HS Wresting Concessions 2/25 @ Lindbergh Center
need 3-4 people for 3 hour shifts
Membership Account Balance: $354.00
o Contact Molly Tighe if interested
Basia will look into $50 State President gift previously
Charitable Disbursement Requests
o Reach for Resources Bowl – A- Thon
Motion to approve a donation of $100 to Reach
Management Development VP – Matt Weinacht
for Resources Bowl-A-Thon
2012 Budget Approval
1 Z. Schipper 2 M. Marek = Motion Passes
o Motion to approve 2012 budget as amended
o Special Olympic Duck Raffle at Polar Plunge
1 E. Bryan 2 Z. Schipper = Motion passes
Motion to approve up to $1000 for Special
HBCA Approval
Olympic Duck Raffle pending a letter of approval
o Motion to approve membership in HBCA
from Special Olympics
1 S. Vogt 2 M. Tighe = Motion Passes
1 J. Steinlage 2 S. Vogt = Motion Passes
Charitable Gambling Classes
o Camp Ripley
Charitable Gambling Tax Report
Motion to approve $100 for Minnesota Military
o Motion to table tax report until March General
Membership Meeting
1 B. Elmore 2 A. Meyer = Motion Passes
1 B. Elmore 2 S. Vogt
Charitable Gambling Expense Report
Individual Development VP – Amanda Meyer
o Motion to approve gambling expense report
ONTO Blainebrook 2/12 11-1pm
1 M. Tighe 2 E. Bryan = Motion Passes
6/8 LOTS 2/11 9-3pm @ Oak Ridge in Chaska
Mainstreet Day Budget
Homebuyer Seminar 2/18 2-5pm
o Motion to approve the budget for Mainstreet Days
1 A. Meyer 2 P.Colarich = Motion Passes
New Member Orientation 3/13 @ 630
Eats and Drinks T-shirt
CPG work night/ passport to leadership 3/13 @ 730
o Budget to approve budget at a later date
Mid America 3/23-3/25
Monster Dash – Volunteer Fundraising opportunity need 25
Mock Competitions – Jeopardy competition
volunteers to make $1000
o Sarah Vogt Wins!
Administrative VP – Open
Public Relations – Open position
Website resources (Beth)
Membership Development VP – Zach Shipper
War On Winter 2/25 @ 8pm
4 block walk – chair?
Thirsty Thursday 2/23 Toby Keiths @ 5:30
NMO 2030 Baby Shower 3/11
State Delegate – Matt Marek
St. Cloud Trivia 2/11
New Munich Casino Night 2/17 $10 per person
State Bowling 3/4
Unfinished Business
Community Development VP – Amanda Nadeau
Hopkins Empty Bowls 3/13 Hopkins Center for the Arts –
chapter will attend around 5:30
LMCC 2/22 Meet at Hall @630
School Board Meeting 2/16 @ 7pm @ Eisenhower Center
Waterball (Basia) – looking for co chairs
Feed My Starving Children 3/19 8-930pm in Chanhassen
Relay for Life (Erin) –
o Looking for people to join the team! 6/22 – 6/25 Team
name Hopkins Jaycees Team goal $5000
PHR- chair needed- Matt Marek has volunteered to chair
State of the City and Taste of Hopkins 2/28
New Business
President’s Report
Members Due
If any member signs a new member their name will be
entered in a drawing for a free entry into convention
1 A. Meyer 2 Z. Schipper
Events in Review
Jaycees Creed
City Mtg
Reg 6
We Believe
That faith in God gives meaning and
purpose to human life;
That the brotherhood of man transcends
the sovereignty of nations;
4 Block
That economic justice can best be won by
free men through free enterprise;
March 1 , 7pm – Board of Directors Meeting
March 8 , 6:45pm – Meet and Greet, General Membership Meeting and
Jump Night at Lindees
That government should be of laws
rather than of men;
March 10 , 10am - Spring Cleaning the Hall
March 11, 1pm, New Member Orientation – 2030 (Joint Baby Shower)
March 13th, 5:30pm - Empty Bowls, 6:30pm – New Member Orientation,
7:30pm – Passport to Leadership and CPG training/work night
March 17 – Hopkins 4 Block Walk
March 19th, 8 – 9:30pm –Feed my Starving Children in Chanhassen. Contact
March 20th, 7:30 p.m. – City Council Meeting
March 26 , 6pm – Charitable Gambling Meeting
June 22nd-23rd, 5pm – 7am – Hopkins/St. Louis Park Relay for Life.
That earth's great treasure lies in human
And that service to humanity is the best
work of life.