Announcing a New Incentive for YOU!

The Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation is excited to announce a new Incentive Program for any active member of JCI Minnesota who recruits 25 members to JCI Minnesota in one calendar year.

For full details, check out the details outlined in the 25 Member Recruiter Recognition Financial Support Program!

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Easy Money for Your Chapter!

The Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation is looking for volunteers, and in return will award your chapter (or other JCI MN affiliated organization) $50.00!

The Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation operates Bingo at Steinhaus in Vermillion on Wednesday nights, the Eagles Club in Hastings on Thursday nights, and The Busted Nut in Hastings on the 1st and 3rd Monday nights. We are looking for volunteers to help manage these Bingo sessions.  This usually takes 3 – 4 hours from the time you set up till the time you clean up.

As a volunteer and representative of the Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation, your responsibilities are simple:

  • Take inventory (beginning and ending)
  • Set up
  • Sell bingo packets
  • Complete paperwork – If you have a device with Excel on it, you can use a spreadsheet designed by our Gambling Manager that makes filling out the paperwork easier!
  • Prepare the deposit – Be assured, you will not actually take the deposit off site to the bank
  • Clean up

In return, the Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation will send your designated organization $50.00 for each shift worked!


 I don’t know how to run Bingo; will there be training?

  • YES! In fact, an on-the-job training session will occur the first night you sign up, AND that night will ALSO earn your organization $50! This is payable after your first completed “solo” bingo night

Can multiple people volunteer together?

  • Yes, but we will only pay $50 per bingo session to a single qualifying organization regardless of the number of people volunteering.

Can we play while volunteering?

  • No. The Minnesota Gambling Control Board regulations state that anyone involved in any aspect of the bingo session is not eligible to play.

Why not just hire someone?

  • The Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation is in the business of giving back and we wanted to give our members a low-risk opportunity to raise funds for their chapter. While the business expense to hire someone may be less expensive for the organization, it takes away from the money we can give back to JCI Minnesota.

Will I have to run bingo every week?

  • Not unless you want to! We’ll have a sign-up process allowing you to sign up for dates you can volunteer. These are first-come, first-served.
  • Once you are signed up, you are committed to fulfilling the shift.

Sign up now!  Please use the following Volunteer Sign-Up forms to select your timeslots! (Remember, your first time is your training session.)

April, 2019

May, 2019

June, 2019

The Gambling Manager will verify with you on any date you are signed up. And as the sites go on hiatus during the summer, certain dates may not happen.

Other questions, please email Gambling Manager Tom Joyal at  If you’re ready to sign up, use the links to the monthly sign-up forms and remember, your first session is your training session. (Watch for more opportunities in the fall when Bingo restarts!)

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Give to the Max Day!!! November 15th

Give to the Max Day is coming up on November 15th. It is a great opportunity to continue to show your support of the Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation.

By supporting the Foundation, you are also supporting JCI Minnesota, its affiliate chapters, the communities and surrounding areas that they serve, along with the partner organizations of JCI Minnesota.

We provide our support through grant requests, individual sponsorships, and direct donations.

Since 2002, the Foundation has been able to provide support in the amount of over $500,000!! Helping making for stronger individual members, chapter and state organization.

Please consider continuing to support JCI Minnesota and the Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation by going to and looking for the Foundation.

We would greatly appreciate your support!

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Thank You for Your Continued Support!

During the JCI Minnesota Spring All-State Convention this past May, the Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation held our annual Hall of Leadership Luncheon and Fundraising Event.

This year we had a great time with our John Hughes Movie themed event! From some great movie trivia to some fun games, it was a very successful event.

Thanks to the support of those in attendance, the Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation was able to raise $17,609 in donations and pledges.

It is the support of current JCI members, alumni, and guests that helps the Foundation to be able to support JCI MN chapters, individual members, and State Organization.

Thank you all!!

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Twins Concessions – It’s Not Too Late!

We’ve been having fun making money for chapters and now’s your chance to join us!  There are THREE training sessions coming up:

  • Wednesday June 13, 12:00 Noon-3:00 pm – Falcon Ridge Middle School, 2900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd., Apple Valley, 44124
  • Wednesday June 13, 6:00-9:00 pm – Maternity of Mary Church/ St Andrew School, 592 Arlington Ave. W, St. Paul 55117
  • Monday July 2, 6:00-9:00 PM – Bet Shalom Reform Congregation, 13613 Orchard Road, Minnetonka 55305

There are a LOT of home games remaining so choose as many as you like. Right now, we are targeting the June 22, 23 and 24th games.  Attending one of the June 13 training classes will qualify you to help! (Training is required, and you cannot work until you’ve attended their training.)

Also, once you’re trained and worked a game, you can volunteer at the various concerts coming up! A great way to make money for your chapter!

So complete the SurveyMonkey to sign up for a class and choose the games you want to volunteer at to make money for your chapter (or affiliated organization).

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Twins Concessions 2.0

Attention all JCI Minnesota members, alumni, Statesman, Ambassadors, Senators, friends, relatives, and basically anyone 18-years or older with a passion to help JCI Minnesota!

Due to the extreme weather we encountered during April, we need to continue our work with the Minnesota Twins concessions to complete our 10-game commitment.  Additionally, we have the opportunity to do even more, including concerts!  This is a GREAT way to make money for your organization.  So check out the details on our “Twins” page and then sign up using our SurveyMonkey survey!

NEW VOLUNTEERS WELCOME! However, you MUST attend a training, and the only one currently scheduled is on May 8 at Concordia Academy Auditorium, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Complete the survey, check the training session, and I’ll get you added to the class.

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2018 Hall of Leadership Honorees Announced!

It is with great pride that the Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation announces its 2018 Hall of Leadership Honorees.

Our first honoree for 2018 is Kathy Schwantes from Willmar, Minnesota.   Kathy was a member of the Willmar Jaycees from 1991 – 2000.

Just highlighting the past few years of her leadership and commitment to the community we take a look at Willmar’s new playground.  Also referred to as Willmar’s Destination Playground, the park is located on Robbin’s Island and is vastly filled with activities to help develop children’s learning and motor skills.  Kathy was the co-chair involving planning, funding, and organizing volunteers to help build the playground.  Playground was totally funded by grants and donations and was built ahead of schedule!

In 2017 Kathy’s involvement in the community and leadership skills resulted in her being elected to Willmar’s City Council.  We are just beginning to see how she is helping our city even more then she has already done.

Congratulations, Kathy!


Our second honoree for 2018 is Martin “Toon” Bauman from Montrose, Minnesota. Martin joined as a  member of the Delano Jaycees in 1990 and remains active today as the Minnesota JCI Senate President.

Martin attributes his continued community directly to the Jaycees. Going to his first convention less than 12 months into his membership and not missing a single one since. That is 81 straight conventions.  Martin has been very active in the Delano 4th of July Celebration for the past 19 years and has been a major contributor to its success over those years.  From helping the Delano Jaycees be active in the event to helping build the float for the Delano Royalty.

Martin says that the biggest impacts the Jaycees have made on him are, “The lasting friendships, whether they are from within the state, around the US, or from other countries in the world. And taking the time to volunteer in your community and expecting nothing in return.”

Congratulations, “Toon”!


Our Hall of Leadership Honorees will be honored during the Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation Hall of Leadership Luncheon on May 19th, 2018. The luncheon will be held at the Best Western Plus in Willmar, MN starting at 11:30am.  The event is in coordination with JCI Minnesota’s Spring All-Sate Convention.

Congratulations again to the 2018 Honorees!!


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The Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation is excited to announce UPDATED Chapter Growth Incentives!  We have increased the quarterly chapter growth incentive amount to $100 per quarter and $200 for year end growth!

We have also added growth incentives for our Junior Jaycee Chapters. $25 for each quarter at growth and $100 for year end growth!

All the details of how to receive your FREE money for being at growth, click on the Chapter Growth Incentive tab on our website

Deadline for 1st Quarter submissions is April 20, 2018.

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Twins Concessions Sales – Eligibility

GREAT NEWS!  The final decision is in, and anyone 18 years of age and older (a restriction of the Twins concession management company) is eligible to work for us!  That includes potential Jaycees and non-Jaycee relatives!

Note, however, that we are only allowed to bring in a set number of people.  If we have more volunteers than slots available, we will staff in the following order:

  1. Regular members of JCI Minnesota and local chapters, including any paid employees of JCI Minnesota.
  2. Trustees of Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation that are NOT regular members of JCI Minnesota and local chapters.
  3. Dues-paid/Lifetime members of Minnesota JCI Senate.
  4. Dues-paid/Lifetime members of Minnesota Jaycee Ambassadors.
  5. Dues-paid/Lifetime members of Minnesota Jaycee Statesman
  6. Alumni members of JCI Minnesota and local chapters.
  7. Non-members that can be considered potential members (within the age-range of 18-40).
  8. Non-members over the age of 40.

Feel free to contact the Webmaster if you have any questions of concerns.  Looking forward to making money for JCI Minnesota and its affiliated organizations!

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Twins Concessions Update

Additional updates have been made to the Twins Concession Fundraiser page. Check out the latest information!

Twins Concession Fundraiser

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