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Calling all members of JCI Minnesota!

Please read the following letter from Al Lund, Executive Director of Allied Charities of Minnesota.  It contains important information about the Community Vitality Investment Act HF226, which, if passed, will make donations from the Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Gambling exempt from state gambling taxes.  In other words, we would have more money to give to charities, including JCI Minnesota, because we wouldn’t be paying gambling tax on the money we give!  Please contact your representative and urge the passing of this bill!


Members and Associates,

We have our House file number for the Community Vitality Investment Act. It is HF226. This bill is a matter of fairness and common sense. It makes our donations exempt from the state gambling tax, giving us more to invest in our missions and our communities.

Contact your Representative and ask them to sign onto the bill. In the House every Representative can sign onto a bill. You can find out who represents you at http://www.gis.leg.mn/iMaps/districts/

How important is it that you educate your legislators? Earlier this week, we sent the Star Tribune opinion article (http://www.startribune.com/charitable-gaming-bears-more-than-its-fair-tax-share-time-for-a-change/410456545/) to all members of the state legislature. We heard back from several members that they already knew about the legislation and wanted to co-sponsor it BECAUSE they heard from a charitable organization in their community.

We have a long way to go; we are hearing that there is a possibility that the legislature will pick up the tax bill from last session that did not get passed. Tax relief for all charitable gaming was not in that bill. We need to make sure that we are all in any tax bill passed this year. And that won’t happen if legislators don’t hear from you. Your voice and your voice alone can provide legislators with the understanding they need of just how much you are doing for your communities and how valuable it would be to be able to make your contributions without also having to pay taxes on the donation.

Educate your Representative on the importance of charitable gaming in your community, what the extra dollars would mean to your community and what is not getting done in your community today because of the money you are sending into state government.

Regards,

Al Lund
Executive Director
Allied Charities Of Minnesota (ACM)
3250 Rice St
Saint Paul, MN 55126-3080
Office #: 651-224-4533
Fax #: 866-240-6160
alliedcharitiesmn@gmail.com

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Give to the Max Day!

Help JCI Minnesota by “Giving to the Max” through the Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation.  All monies given from this event go to assist JCI Minnesota chapters and the JCI Minnesota state organization.

Our goal this year is $5,000.00!

Make a difference in your community, and “Give to the Max” on November 17, 2016.

givemn.org/organization/Minnesota-Jaycees-Charitable-Foundation

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New Donor Levels Added

Hey, everyone!

The Vision Partner donor-recognition level has become more refined! The Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation is proud to announce that rare metals have been found hiding within the Vision Partner, and now you too can bring some of that metal home!

Previously, the Vision Partner was anyone or and JCIMN chapter who donated over $10,000 (individual) or $25,000 (chapter).  But now, with these rare metals, we will recognize the following:

  • Bronze Vision Partners:
    • Individual contributing $25,000-$49,999
    • Chapter contributing $50,000-$99,999
  • Silver Vision Partners:
    • Individual contributing $50,000-$99,999
    • Chapter contributing $100,000-$249,999
  • Gold Vision Partners:
    • Individual contributing $100,000-$249,999
    • Chapter contributing $250,000-$499,999
  • Platinum Vision Partners:
    • Individual contributing $250,000 and above
    • Chapter contributing $500,000 and above

But don’t despair as you approach the Platinum level!  I heard a rumor that someone spotted some precious gem stones in the Vision Partners field! But that’s just a rumor. After all, we need to build a strong Foundation with these metals before we bling it with gemstones!

You can review all of the levels of donor-recognition right here.

Ready to help support the Foundation? Make your tax-deductible donation at: givemn.org/organization/Minnesota-Jaycees-Charitable-Foundation

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Spring All State Convention is HERE!

Welcome all to the JCI Minnesota Spring All State convention at Sugar Lake Lodge in Grand Rapids, MN!’ (5/13/2016-5/15/2016)

While you’re here enjoying the hospitality of fellow Jaycees and celebrating achievements, stop by our Hospitality Table (6:00 – 8:00 PM) and ask a Foundation Member any question you would like!  Want to learn how to get money for your JCI Minnesota-affiliated chapter?  We’ll tell you how!  Want to hear all about our chapter membership incentives?  We have the answers!

So stop by!  (We have treats!)

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Claim Your Cash!

It was announced on January 15th. You were reminded of it on March 2nd. You only have 3 days left to get in on it. Don’t miss the 1st quarter Chapter Incentives sponsored by the Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation!!

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Only 12 Hours Remain!

“Holy deadlines, Batman!  The deadline is TONIGHT!”  Robin nailed it!  You have just 12 hours remaining to submit your Hall of Leadership nomination and your Chapter Grant (that you want presented at the Hall of Leadership luncheon)!  So what are you waiting for?  Get on it NOW!

Get on the (brand new)Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation website, and click on “Hall of Leadership” to start your submission!  And then submit your request for a Chapter Grant!

Do it TODAY!  For tomorrow is too late!  Tick-tock-tick-tock…

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Deadlines Are Fast Approaching!

JCI Minnesota!

“Holy deadlines, Batman!  It’s already March 2!”  Robin nailed it!  We are fast approaching the set of first-quarter deadlines, and you do NOT want to miss out on any of the opportunities brought to you by the Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation!

Tick…Tick…Tick…You have only 29 days left to submit your Hall of Leadership nominations! What are you waiting for? Jump on over to the (brand new) Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation website, and click on “Hall of Leadership” to start your submission!

Tock…Tock…Tock…You also have only 29 days left to submit your request for a Chapter Grant for presentation during the Hall of Leadership luncheon.  So after you’re done with you Hall of Leadership nomination, submit your request for a Chapter Grant!

Bong!  Bong!  Bong!  Don’t let the clock reach midnight, especially if your chapter is at growth for the first quarter!  The deadline to submit for the First Quarter Chapter Incentive is just over a month away!  Don’t to forget to submit that by April 10 to receive $25.00 from the Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation!  (And if you’re not at growth yet, get your game on and get recognized!)

Don’t miss out on these awesome opportunities!

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Announcing the Chapter Incentive Program

The new Chapter Incentive Program has arrived!  Check out the details of how your chapter can earn money from the Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation!  All of the details of this great program can be found right here!

 

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Welcome to the Foundation’s website!

You’ve seen us at conventions.
You’ve received mailings from us.
Perhaps we’ve even visited your chapter.

Now, coming to you 24/7 via the Internet, the Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation website has arrived!

Use our new site to:

  • Answer that burning question: “When are chapter grant applications due?”
  • Get in touch with one of the Foundation officers! (“What was that email address again?”)
  • Find out more about the Hall of Leadership and then download the application! (You DO have a past Jaycee worthy of induction, right?  Someone who took their Jaycee experiences and applied them to their non-Jaycee life?)
  • Learn more about our brand new Chapter Membership Incentive! (Well, after we announce it at Annual Convention. We need to hold back some of the surprises, right?)
  • Help guarantee the financial stability of the Minnesota Jaycees by making your tax-deductible donation to the Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation! (The link is on the Home page.)

So enjoy exploring the new site.  Bookmark it.  And come back often, as we will continue to add more content and features.  You can even help us out!  Our “Links” page is a bit sparse right now.  Help us out by supplying a link to your chapter or your Jaycee organization.  Feel free to make suggestions; simply use the Contact Us page to send the Webmaster a suggestion.

And, of course, “Like” us on Facebook!  (There’s a handy-dandy link on the lower-right to get you to our page.)

Once again, welcome to the Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation website!  We hope you like what you see!

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