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Next Planning Meeting

Monthly Planning Meeting

Date: March 6, 2019

Meeting Time: 6:30 

Location: Aveage Joe's @ 4949 E Dublin Granville Rd. Westerville, Oh. 43081

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Membership Update

2018-2019 Membership as of 2/26/2019

459 Members (109 New, 350 Renewals)

2,198 Subscribers to our Email List

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Membership Benchmarks

696 Members 2017 - 18 Season

654 Members 2016 - 17 Season

675 Members 2015 - 16 Season

674 Members 2014 - 15 Season

758 Members 2013 - 14 Season

539 Members 2012 - 13 Season

549 Members 2011 - 12 Season

335 Members 2010 - 11 Season


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$1760 YTD Raised in the 2017-2018 Season for The Blue Jackets Foundation #CommunityPowerPlay Goal!

$2620 Raised in the 2016-2017

 The Jacket Backers will again team up with the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation to present our 3rd 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.

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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Sad news to share about former Membership Chair, David Yatsco

CHRIS PARKER/THISWEEKNEWSI have some very sad news to share with all of you today.  A close friend of David Yatsco informed me today that David passed away on Saturday, August 24.

David began serving as the Jacket Backers Membership Chair in 2008 for several seasons and gave the position all he had.  He was an unwavering fan through and through, even when our team had nowhere to go but up.  He was an enthusiastic supporter of the CBJ and volunteered his time at our membership table in arena sharing his love for the Jackets and hockey with everyone who stopped by.

He was well known for his "Welcome Letters" distributed in various means to new and existing club members and for his wry "Donations for a Power Play Goal" charity jar when things weren't looking their best on the ice.  It was with great reluctance that he stepped away from the position due to his ongoing health issues.  But that didn't stop him from trying to help and attending every event he could manage.  His passion for the Columbus Blue Jackets and for the Jacket Backers never wavered.

David was a quiet, unassuming man who always had a positive outlook on life.  He didn't like to draw attention to himself or his illness, but did quietly ask for prayers to help him have the strength to face this fight.  At first he didn't want many to know about his illness so that it wouldn't worry others until it became apparent he couldn't keep it a secret any longer.  At that point, he shared the news and began a quest to live with his disease bravely and remember to live every moment he possibly could to the fullest.  He was optimistic through it all.  He had a brief remission and had been returning to work, then his cancer returned and he began a new chemo treatment.  We hadn't heard from him much in the last two months as the chemo took its toll, but we didn't realize he was again so ill.
I last saw Dave at one of the Sunny 95 Neighborhood Block Parties during this summer where the CBJ had invited the Jacket Backers to share space in their booth and share our love for Jackets hockey.  The sun was out and David was smiling, looking forward to all that this season has to offer.  He'll be with us in spirit all the way to the day when the Columbus Blue Jackets hold the Stanley Cup high.
As David was so fond of signing off at the end of his Jacket Backers Welcome letters -
"Here's to playing hockey in June..."  in memory of David.

Funeral Arrangements are as follows:

Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home - 4303 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, OH 44515 with viewing from 5 - 8 pm on Friday, August 30.

Funeral Saturday, August 31 at St. Michael's Parish, 300 N. Broad St, Canfield, OH at 9:30 am - after mass, moving across street for gathering

Click Here for a link to the Funeral Home and Online Obituary

Click Here for a link to the obituary in a Youngstown paper

Click Her for a link to a ThisWeek Delaware story featuring David as a "Hero fo Hope" at this year's Delaware Relay for Life

The Jacket Backers will be working on a way to honor David's memory.  If you have great photos of Dave you'd like to share in an online remembrance, or would like to make a donation in memory of David, please contact Julie at president@jacketbackers.org.

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