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ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS WELCOME

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm

**PLEASE NOTE LOCATION AND EVENT CHANGE!!**

LOCATION: BBR (very brief meeting prior to Bud Light C-B-J Shoot Event)
106 Vine St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Bud Light C-B-J Shoot Event from 7 - 9 pm, a rock-paper-scissors tourney with Cam Atkinson to benefit the CBJ Foundation, full details here

 RSVP preferred to Julie at president@jacketbackers.org so we can save you a seat!

UPCOMING MEETING DATES:

W 12/17/14

T 1/13/15

W 2/18/15

W 3/18/15

W 4/15/15

Membership Update

2014-15 Membership as of 11/16/14

514 (76 New and 438 Renewals)

1,446 Subscribers to our Email List

Membership Benchmarks

758 Members 2013 - 14 Season

539 Members 2012 - 13 Season

549 Members 2011 - 12 Season

335 Members 2010 - 11 Season

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At Nationwide Arena

Stop by the Jacket Backers Table at Every Home Game!

It is usually located behind section 116, near the escalator from the McConnell Street Entrance, but may be relocated on a game-by-game basis at the Jackets' request.  Feel free to stop by at any game with your questions, comments or just to see what is going on with the Jacket Backers.

Community Power Play

$662 Raised To Date This Season for The Blue Jackets Foundation #CommunityPowerPlay Goal! (updated 11/16/2014)

THIS SEASON the Jacket Backers are again teaming up with the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation to present our 2nd ANNUAL COMMUNITY POWER PLAY!!   For each Power Play Goal scored by the Blue Jackets, the Jacket Backers will make a donation to the Blue Jackets Foundation – and we’d love it if you’d join us and match!  Use the donation button below to show your support and Celebrate Life and Hockey!

NEW FOR 2014 – 2015 SEASON!!  We’re increasing our donations!!  For the first PP Goal scored in each game, we will donate $20 to the Foundation, for the second PP Goal we will donate $40 more, for the third PP Goal we will donate $60 more and so on. If a PP goal turns out to be our game winner, we will add another $100 to the Foundation.  Help us celebrate the joy of scoring more power play goals!


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Tuesday
Jun232009

Join us Saturday for our Elections - Win a Team Signed Stick

The Columbus Blue Jackets have donated a Team Signed Stick for us to give to one lucky member at Saturday's Elections.

Now there is even more reason to join us this Saturday.  If you are planning on attending, please RSVP to president@jacketbackers.org by Thursday so that we can order the proper amount of food for lunch.

Lunch begins at noon with the Elections beginning at about 1:00 Click here for more details.

Tuesday
Jun232009

Foundation Donation / Draft Day Table

Jacket Backers make $1,015 donation to the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation

Friday night is the opening round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and there will be all kinds of activities going on in Nationwide Arena and the Arena District.

During the Blue Jackets Draft Party the Jacket Backers will be presenting the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation a check for $1,015.  The donation will be made to sponsor a hole at the Golf Classic in memory of Ryan Salmons.  The presentation is tentatively scheduled to happen at about 5:30.  If you are at the draft party, be sure to watch for the presentation.  Thank you to all of our members and fans that helped the Jacket Backers raise this donation.

In addition, the Jacket Backers will have a table on the floor of the arena near section 108.  Stop by to ask any questions you may have, find out more information about the club, renew your membership or pick up your 2009 - 2010 membership card.

Saturday
Jun202009

Food Drive

Did you know that the Jacket Backers encourage and accept donations to local food pantries at all of our events?

Sometimes this gets lost in the excitement of cheering on our team.  But the Jacket Backers are dedicated to helping our community.  That is why we accept food donations at all of our events and share them with various food pantries in the area.  A frequent question that comes up is, "What exactly should we donate?"  Follow this link to the Mid Ohio Food Bank's Grocery List for the answer.

So, if you have the ability, bring a donation to our next event and:

Help the Jacket Backers Help Others!

Wednesday
Jun172009

Officer and Committee Chair Elections

Your participation is encouraged and appreciated.  Please send any general questions or comments to president@jacketbackers.org.  If you have any questions for a specific officer or committee chair, a list of contacts can be found at www.jacketbackers.org/contacts.

This year's elections will be at the Gender Park Condominium Clubhouse on June 27.  Lunch will be available at noon with the elections beginning around 1:00.

The Gender Park Condominium Clubhouse is located at 5152 Aquila Drive, Canal Winchester, OH  43110Please park near the clubhouse.  Do not park in front of residences.

Deli trays and salads will be catered from BT Hoagies.  Soda will also be provided.  If you would like to bring a side dish or dessert you are welcome to do so.

If you are planning on attending please RSVP to president@jacketbackers.org by Thursday, June 25, so that we can order the appropriate amount of food for lunch.
 
As at all Jacket Backer events, we will be collecting food donations to benefit local food banks.  If you can, help the Jacket Backers help others in our community.
 
This is the second day of the draft.  We are not yet sure if we will be able to have television coverage of the draft; at a minimum we will have draft updates via the internet.
 
We are now accepting nominations for Officers and Committee Chairs.  You may nominate yourself or someone other than yourself.  When nominating someone besides yourself, the nomination must be accepted by the nominee prior to the election.  Nominations may be made by sending the nomination to nominations@jacketbackers.org
 

Click here for an up to date list of nominees.


Please Note:  At the initial Club formation, there was a Board of Directors formed for oversight of the Club.  There were Officers elected separately for the day-to-day operations of the Club.  Last season the Board voted to combine both groups into one Officer group.  This was done because it was believed that the relationship between the Board and Officers was confusing and that for the most part both groups were the same people.  This also eliminated the need to hold two elections annually as the Board Members were elected in January and the Officers were elected in the summer.  In the future, as the club grows and its needs change, this decision may be re-visited.

 

Wednesday
Jun172009

2009 Nominees

We are now accepting nominations for Officers and Committee Chairs.  You may nominate yourself or someone other than yourself.  When nominating someone besides yourself, the nomination must be accepted by the nominee prior to the election. Nominations may be made by sending the nomination to nominations@jacketbackers.org.

Two people may be nominated and elected together as Co-Committee Chairs.  Officers must be nominated and elected as individuals.

All officers and committee chairs are up for elections.  Terms for all positions run for 1 year.

Nominations received and accepted to date:

 

President

Julie Maurer


Vice President

Adrienne Gossman

 

Secretary

Matt Wagner

 

Treasurer

Brian Maurer

 

Assistant Secretary

None Received

 

Assistant Treasurer

Lou Ann Nye

 

Membership Chair

David Yatsco


Activities Chair

Jessica Jones


Communications Chair

Brian Cluxton


Travel Chair

Anne and Jeff Little


Technical Chair

Brian Maurer


Community Development Chair

Kelly Patterson


Marketing Chair

Matt Garrett


Historical Chair

None Received.

Tuesday
Jun162009

Thank You from the Young Survival Coalition

Click on Image for Full SizeOur Jersey on the Ice - Click for Full SizeOn March 16, 2009, The Young Survival Coalition hosted the first "Hockey Beats Down Breast Cancer" game.  Members of the Columbus Adult Hockey Leagues that made it off of the waiting list participated in the game.  The YSC sought sponsors for the players to raise money and awareness for their cause.

Click here for more information about the Young Survival Coalition.

Wednesday
Jun102009

Free Passes to Celebrity Bar Night at Park St. Patio

The Columbus Crew is hosting a celebrity bar night at Park St. Patio from 6-9 on Thursday, June 11.  The event is to help raise money for Get Behind the Badge Charity which aids those injured or killed in the line of duty.  Park St. Patio is located at 533 Park Street in the Arena District.

This event is in coordination with Military and Service Appreciation Day at Crew Stadium on July 18th (the day of our group outing to see the Crew take on Real Salt Lake).  The Jacket Backers are helping sponsor a pregame scrimmage of Columbus Police from 4 -6 pm, before the 8:00 kickoff of the Crew Game.  (Click Here for details on our group outing to the Crew).

As a sponsor, the Jacket Backers have received 15 free passes to the Celebrity Bar Night at Park St. Patio.  This event will feature guest bartenders Danny O'Rourke of the Crew and former OSU Football Players including; Donald Washington, Pepe Pearson and Dee Washington.  In addition there will be raffles and silent auctions to help raise money for Get Behind the Badge.

The free passes for this event will be made available to the first 15 Jacket Backers members who request them.  Admission is $5 without a pass.  Send your request ASAP to treasurer@jacketbackers.org.

Those attending the Celebrity Bar Night will enjoy music by the "Plain White T's" band and will also be able to take advantage of deep Happy Hour discounts and specials, including 99 cent hamburgers.

Wednesday
Jun032009

NHL.com Store Discount

The Jacket Backers are now participating in the NHL.com store affiliates program.  When you enter the NHL.com store from the link in the left sidebar, the Jacket Backers receive a commission for your purchases.  In addition, the link will advertise various promotions available from NHL.com.  Currently you will receive a 12% discount on your purchase when entering the store through our website.

Wednesday
Jun032009

Accepting Nominations for Officers and Committee Chairs

GET INVOLVED!
 
We are now accepting nominations for Officers and Committee Chairs.  You may nominate yourself or someone other than yourself.  When nominating someone besides yourself, the nomination must be accepted by the nominee prior to the election.  Nominations may be made by sending the nomination to nominations@jacketbackers.org
 
All officers and committee chairs are up for election.  Terms for all positions run for 1 year. 
 

The officers and committee chairs to be elected are:  President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Activities Chair, Communications Chair, Community Service Chair, Historical Committee Chair, Marketing Chair, Membership Chair, Technical Chair and Travel Chair. Click here for a description of Officer and Committee Chair responsibilities.

This year's elections will be at the Gender Park Condominium Clubhouse on June 27.  Lunch will be offered at noon and the elections will begin at 1:00.  The Gender Park Condominium Clubhouse is located at 5152 Aquila Drive, Canal Winchester, OH  43110.

Your participation is encouraged and appreciated.  Please send any general questions or comments to president@jacketbackers.org.  If you have any questions for a specific officer or committee chair, a list of contacts can be found at www.jacketbackers.org/contacts.
Sunday
May312009

Announcements From Officers' Meeting

At the last Officers' Meeting, our focus was on preparation for Officer and Committee Chair Elections to be held on June 27.

It was decided to eliminate the positions of Hospitality Chair and Member at Large. The responsibilities of the Hospitality Chair will be assumed by the Vice President.  It is our hope that all of our Officers and Committee Chairs are approachable; all of the officer meetings are public and members are welcome to attend.  Therefore, we believe that the need for an Officer to serve solely as a liaison to our members is not necessary at this time.

In addition, we have created a Historical Committee to maintain a running history and archive for the Jacket Backers.  Kelly Patterson volunteered and was confirmed to begin the committee until elections are held.

Nominations for all positions in the upcoming elections are now being accepted and can be sent to nominations@jacketbackers.org.  You may nominate yourself or someone other than yourself.  When nominating someone besides yourself, the nomination must be accepted by the nominee prior to the election.  We encourage everyone interested to nominate themself and to nominate anyone they believe is qualified.

The officers and committee chairs to be elected are:  President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Activities Chair, Communications Chair, Community Service Chair, Historical Committee Chair, Marketing Chair, Membership Chair, Technical Chair and Travel Chair.   A list of the responsibilities for each Officer or Committee Chair will be posted shortly.