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Meet with other Maryland Jaycees for the return of the annual Maryland Jaycees fall convention. It's a great way to socialize, network, and learn about Jaycees opportunities beyond just our local chapter. I recommend this event to anyone interested in leadership positions at the chapter or the state level. Our current National Vice President and incoming National President will be in attendance as well.
The convention agenda:
Friday evening social
Trainings/competitions: Speak-Up and Write-Up competitions; Communication and Leadership with a side of Recruitment; Project Plans competitions
MDJC Board of Directors Meeting & Election
Cocktail Hour/Dinner/Awards/swearing in of new board
Registration costs (hotel is on your own):
Spooky RSVP through October 15th - $50
At the Stroke of Midnight: Last Call After October 15th - $60
Meetings Only - $10
Dinner Only - $30
Registration: Registration Link:
Do you need a hotel room under the discounted block? If yes, please call[masked] or[masked] by Sept 29th, 2021 ($74.00 City View, $104.00 Partial Ocean Front, $124.00 Direct Ocean Front, per night.) *
This is the event you've all been waiting for! Over the past year the Annapolis Jaycees have held numerous Hike and Brews (and one Clean and Brew), but we're finally bringing you a Hike and Wine!
We'll be hiking the Box Turtle and Red Toad Trail Loop, which is a 7 mile long trail just outside of Annapolis. Per alltrails.com, this trail is good for all hiking skill levels. However, 7 miles is still a long hike (would take about 3 hours), but there is an option to skip the second half of the trail and start heading back at an earlier point on the trail, which would make it a 3 mile hike (1.5-2 hours). Please comment or message me if you have a preference.
After the hike we'll go to Great Frogs Winery! This winery is only open on Saturdays from 1-5pm, so the plan is to finish our hike and head straight over to be there when they open.
Box Turtle and Red Toad Trail Loop - 1871 Hawkins Rd Annapolis, Maryland
Great Frogs Winery - 3218 Harness Creek Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403
If you want more info on the hike, here is the alltrails link: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/maryland/box-turtle-and-red-toad-trail-loop
If you're not interested in the hike and just want to drink wine, you're welcome to meet us at Great Frogs Winery at 1pm.
What to bring:
Long pants, long sleeves, and a hat (for warmth and protection from ticks!)
Chair or blanket to sit on at the winery (seating can be sparse)
Food. In terms of food, the winery only serves cheese, charcuterie, and crackers, but you're allowed to bring your own food as long as it is consumed outside.
Join us as we decorate downtown Annapolis for the Holiday season! It is an annual tradition for the Jaycees of Annapolis to decorate storefronts of local downtown businesses with lighted garland and wreaths. We separate into teams and work together to hang greens that will light up Annapolis at night.
Currently, our plan is to use Market House (25 Market Place, Annapolis MD) as the meeting location.
PARKING AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
The Calvert Street Garage is free on weekends, but is about a 10min walk from the downtown area. The Noah Hillman Parking Garage is located right downtown, but does charge for parking.
Make sure to dress warmly, bring/wear gloves because you will be handling fresh greenery and nails/wires. Don't forget hats and other warm clothing, as well as any beverages of your choice to keep you warm throughout the day.
We will also have pizzas provided downtown mid-day!
Thanks so much for volunteering, and bring your friends to help make our town beautiful. We look forward to having a great turn out for this year's Hanging of the Greens!
There will be an awesome after-party on the evening of that Saturday, December 4th for those who participate. Details TBA.
• What to bring
Gloves, a warm smile, and your Christmas hat