7 Questions with Kris Wilke

Kris Wilke joined the Fergus Falls Jaycees in 1996 and was immediately nominated (and added) to its board. Because of her job at a local radio station, Public Relations Vice President (PRVP) was the perfect fit for her. After serving as PRVP, Kris then served in multiple capacities: President, Community Development Vice President, Management Vice President and Secretary. Kris has won numerous state awards, including … Continue reading 7 Questions with Kris Wilke

Exploring the UN Millennium Development Goals: Part Two

Did you know that the Jaycees has officially been a partner with the United Nations since 1954? So it’s no wonder that our organization decided in 2003 to make the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) the official public policy platform we support. In the past decade, the Jaycees has helped advance these time-bound goals that target poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against … Continue reading Exploring the UN Millennium Development Goals: Part Two

Exploring the U.N. Millennium Development Goals: Part One

The United States Jaycees has adopted the U.N. Millennium Development Goals as our public policy platform. The Millennium Development Goals – or MDGs – are eight ambitious goals set by the United Nations to address some of the most pressing needs here in the United States and also around the world. The US Junior Chamber is doing our part to help the U.N. achieve the … Continue reading Exploring the U.N. Millennium Development Goals: Part One

Fundraising in the Digital Age

Oftentimes, members of the Jaycee are also involved in nonprofit organizations – serving either on executive boards or as volunteers. In the past, volunteers spent time making direct phone calls, organizing letter-writing campaigns and even going door-to-door – all in the name of fundraising. It’s no secret that people spend millions of dollars online every year, but now organizations are hopping on the bandwagon and … Continue reading Fundraising in the Digital Age

Getting Involved: Community Engagement Key to Building Real Life Skills

Between life and all that it encompasses – work, family, friends and of course, the Jaycees – little time remains to engage in the community that surrounds us. It is easy to feel overscheduled, but it’s important to remember all we can gain as businessmen and women by giving more attention to the causes that need it most. That’s right – giving back to your … Continue reading Getting Involved: Community Engagement Key to Building Real Life Skills