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Community Development Area of Opportunity

Community Development Vice President
Mariah Passingham
140 Joseph St
St. Ignace, MI, 48781
Do you have questions about the Community Development Area of Opportunity?  Do you have an idea for a chapter project?  Please email Mariah at

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Community News - August 2002

With summer coming to a fast end and kids headed back to school what better time to get involved with your Gaylord Area Jaycees. There are some really great activities coming up in all areas of the chapter. If you've been waiting for that one project to spark an interest this is the time.

The Gaylord Area Jaycees has more to offer its members than just a gold star on the next resume they send out. It must. Im over 100 miles away from the chapter and I still make the time to drive down for meeting and chair projects.

Become active in the group you've joined, the worst that can happen is you'll meet new people and have a little fun.

Mariah Passingham

CDVP 2002

Kincheloe MI

Family Fright Night Update

By Mariah Passingham

Friday October 25th @7pm the third annual Family Fright Night will take place. If youve been waiting for that one project to come along that sparks your interests and gets you activated in the chapter, this is it. Family Fright Night planning started in June and its ready to rock and roll all it needs is you.

This project will require a LOT of time, from talking to area business and collecting donations from them to building games and creating the Haunted Hallway. These are some of the major tasks of the project but please dont be freighted there are so many smaller things that make up F.F.N. from stuffing goody bags to sending thank you notes and dont forget the running of games the night of.

Family Fright Night is the Gaylord Area Jaycees opportunity to impact hundreds of people in one night. From the 900 hundred people we anticipate to come through our doors on Friday night. (2001 brought just over 700) Individuals will receive the food donations taken at the door in the form of Kiwanis food baskets. The main fundraiser of Family Fright Night "The Duane Weiss Wish Tree Foundation" purchased gifts for more than 25 area children. The chapters goal is to be able to double the gifts this year.

Last but not least the chapter will propose a challenge to the area elementary schools (Gaylord, Elmira, Johannesburg, Vanderbilt and Wolverine) to collect pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. The class with the most pop tabs will receive a party from the Jaycees. Each school will also have a second place prize.

Please dont think that this project can wait till October for you to get involved, the sooner its up and running the less it will seem like work.

I will drive down from St Ignace on Sunday August 25th for a Family Fight Night committee meeting at B.C. Pizza on M-32 @7pm. Ill pay for

the pizza if youll show up.

Your F.F.N. Chairperson,

Mariah Passingham (

2002 CDVP

Contact number 906-643-7143

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Upcoming Events
Family Fright Night - Friday, October 25, 7-9 PM, Otsego County Community Center.  For more info, please contact the FFN chairperson, Mariah Passingham at 906-643-7143.
Save Our Center - An ongoing project being run in coordination with the Otsego County Community Center.  The Community Center needs to pass a millage in November in order to stay open and free of charge for community use.  The Jaycees are helping spread the word of the importance of voting yes on this very important ballot issue.  For more info, please contact the Save Our Center chairperson, Lori Dobosy at 989-731-2072.

Gaylord Area Jaycees
PO Box 434
Gyalord, MI  49734