2nd Annual Barrel into Spring to be held on March 26

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The Clive Junior Chamber presents the 2nd Annual Barrel Into Spring Beer and Spirits festival to be held on Saturday, March 26th, 2016, at Miss Kitty’s in Clive. This event will showcase the products of a number of breweries and distilleries with a focus on barrel aged beverages. Tickets for this sampling event can be… Read more »

Jaycees shop for children’s toys

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Our annual Holiday Shopping Trip was tonight at the Toys R Us on University Avenue (just west of 86th) in Clive. Our members shopped for the Clive Lions Club’s Holiday Baskets project, as they are putting together gift baskets that include toys for pre-school and elementary school-age children in Clive who are less fortunate. We… Read more »

80/35 Festival Recap

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For the second year in a row, the Clive Junior Chamber hosted a tent at the 80/35 Music Festival in downtown Des Moines. People who attended the festival had the opportunity to stop by our tent and charge their phones, play bags to win free Frisbees, and sign up for the Jaycees’ mailing list for… Read more »

Jaycees Take On Clear Lake

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JCI Iowa’s spring All-State Convention was held the weekend of May 15-17 in Clear Lake. Attendees were treated to the sights of Clear Lake on Friday night as the Clear Lake chapter hosted a pub crawl. On Saturday, 2008 chapter president and JCI USA training director Paul Crawford conducted a JCI Impact training class at Opportunity… Read more »

Woofin’ It 5K Recap

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The fifth annual Woofin’ It 5K to raise funds for Furry Friends Refuge was held at Campbell Park on Saturday, May 9. More than 70 runners and walkers joined us on a beautiful Saturday morning. Thank you to the sponsors of this year’s 5K: Three Waggin’ Tails Storm Shelters of Iowa Des Moines Jiffy Lube Sollah Interactive… Read more »

Members Create Valentines For Victims

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During the February 9 membership meeting at the Dymond Public Safety Center, our members showed their creative sides by creating valentines for The Ken Eaton Foundation‘s Valentines For Victims program. Jennifer Bertagnolli, founder of the Ken Eaton Foundation, attended the meeting tonight to give more information about the foundation which benefits victims of hate crimes. The… Read more »

Jaycees package Meals From The Heartland

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On Thursday, January 29, three of our members — President Noah Jackson, Community Development VP Crystal Gleason, and past president Jason Hancock — joined other community members in packaging meals for Meals From the Heartland at their packaging facility in West Des Moines. Together, we packaged over 13,000 soy and rice meals that will be sent… 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 »

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.