2014 Year-End Award Winners named

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The chapter’s annual Year-End Banquet was held at the Chicken Coop in West Des Moines on January 10, 2015. Outgoing President Jeff Steinmetz recognized these members as the most outstanding of 2014: Jaycee of the Year: Emily Vaughn New Member of the Year: Aaron Zeigler Board Member of the Year: Crystal Gleason Matt Benjamin Friendship… Read more »

Jaycees Shop for Families

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Less fortunate families in the West Des Moines area will have a happier holiday season thanks to our second annual holiday shopping project. Members Crystal Gleason, Jason Hancock, and Noah Jackson shopped for a total of nearly $200 worth of food and toys for the West Des Moines Human Services Food Baskets and Toyland programs… Read more »

State Presidents-Elect Visit Dinner Club

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Our chapter was proud to host not one, but two 2015 JCI state presidents during November Dinner Club! C.J. Derlein-Hoffman of Cedar Rapids, the 2015 Iowa Junior Chamber President, and Becky Bradl, the 2015 President of JCI Wisconsin, joined nine Clive members and guests at Cool Basil in Clive.  

Jaycees at Amanda the Panda

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While their annual holiday cheer box wrapping project had already been completed, five members of our chapter helped Amanda the Panda with various other tasks at their Family Grief Center in West Des Moines on a Tuesday night after work.

Members Honored With National Awards During All-State

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Two members of the Clive chapter, Noah Jackson and Jason Hancock, received awards from the United States Junior Chamber during the Iowa Jaycees’ Fall All-State Convention in Cedar Rapids on September 20.  The awards were originally presented during the United States Jaycees’ National Convention in Baltimore on June 24. Noah Jackson received the Heidi Juttner… Read more »

Jaycees Donate to Opportunity on Deck

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Members who attended tonight’s meeting learned about Opportunity on Deck, a new organization that provides children from low-income families the chance to play organized sports. Founder Dylan DeClerck — the son of two former Clive Jaycees members — spoke at the meeting, and the chapter made a $500 donation to help their cause. Dylan is… Read more »

Move Over, Chef Boyardee

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Dinner Club in August took more of a hands-on approach as seven current and former members attended Cooking with Alessandra’s class in Des Moines’ East Village. Those who attended learned about Italian culture from instructor and native Italian Alessandra Meschini while learning how to cook their own pasta dishes.