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Next Planning Meeting

ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS WELCOME

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm

LOCATION:
Villa Nova Ristorante,
5545 N. High Street
(between Morse Rd. and 161),
Columbus, Oh 43214.

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

UPCOMING MEETING DATES:

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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Wednesday
Nov192014

Philly Jacketbackers Road Trip T-Shirts and other cool products

GET YOUR JACKETBACKERS PHILLY T-SHIRTS here!


JacketBackers Merchandise Store now open for business.
Everything from T-Shirts to water bottles to Dog Bowls, all with the Jacketbackers logo.
http://www.cafepress.com/jacketbackers

Also Jacket Backer merchandise from Homage Click here => Homage Jacket Backer Merch
Wednesday
Nov192014

Philadelphia Flyers - Saturday November 22, 2014

Visit the City of Brotherly Love and cheer YOUR COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
to VICTORY over the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center

Bus leaves early Saturday morning and returns to Columbus Sunday afternoon.

Package will include:

• Game Ticket with 60 of your fellow CBJ supporters
• Deluxe Motor Coach travel to and from Philadelphia aboard the FunBus®
• Overnight Accommodations
• Movies and Entertainment on bus
• Light Snacks and Refreshments courtesy of the Jacket Backers
• Raffle and Prize give-a-ways


Space is limited, so reserve your seat today! Pricing options per member*:
Single Occupancy - $285
Double Occupancy - $225
Triple Occupancy - $210
Quadruple Occupancy - $200
$125 deposit to hold your spot; *Non-members - add $25

Contact travel@jacketbackers.org with any questions or requests 
*Non-members add $25 **Bus travelers must be 21 and older

Click below to reserve your seat today!

Philadelphia Trip Options 11/22/14

Monday
Nov102014

Game Watching Party - Tavern At The Creek

Jacket Backers Game Watching (CBJ vs. Washington Capitals)

When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Where: Tavern at the Creek - 2475 Africa Rd., Galena, OH 43021

Time: 6:30pm - Pre-Game / 7:00pm - Drop of the Puck

Add'l Info: Giveaways and Raffles throughout the evening.

Monday
Nov032014

Jacket Backers Road Trip, March 28, 2015 - St. Louis

Join the Jacket Backers invasion of the Scottrade Center to cheer

YOUR COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS to VICTORY over the Blues!

St.Louis  

 

Package will include:

  • Game Ticket - Seating with 60 hard core CBJ fans
  • Deluxe Motor Coach travel to and from St. Louis aboard the FunBus
  • Overnight Accommodations
  • Movies and Entertainment on bus
  • Light Snacks and Refreshments courtesy of the Jacket Backers
  • Raffle and Prize give-a-ways

Space is limited, so sign up today! Pricing options per member*:
Single Occupancy - $330
Double Occupancy - $255
Triple Occupancy - $240
Quadruple Occupancy - $230
We also have a limited number of tickets only (no bus, no hotel) for $80 each.

Bus leaves EARLY Saturday morning and returns to Columbus Sunday late afternoon.

Contact travel@jacketbackers.org with any questions or requests 

*Non-members add $25 **Bus travelers must be 21 and older

Trip Options
Enter Names of Roommates:

Monday
Nov032014

Jacket Backers Road Trip to Ottawa, February 7, 2015

Head North of the Border to the Canadian Tire Centre to cheer

YOUR COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS on to VICTORY over the Senators!

Ottawa  

 

Package Will Include:

  • ·       Game Ticket - Seating with 60 hard core CBJ fans (Section 326 Rows C-F)
  • ·       Deluxe Motor Coach travel to and from Ottawa aboard the FunBus
  • ·       Overnight Accommodations
  • ·       Movies and Entertainment on bus
  • ·       Light Snacks and Refreshments courtesy of the Jacket Backers
  • ·       Raffle and Prize give-a-ways

Space is limited, so sign up today! Pricing options per member*:
Single Occupancy - $385
Double Occupancy - $300
Triple Occupancy - $280
Quadruple Occupancy - $270
We also have a limited number of tickets only (no bus, no hotel) for $60 each.

Bus leaves Friday night – 1 hour after the game and returns to Columbus Sunday early evening.

Contact travel@jacketbackers.org with any questions or requests
*Non-members add $25 **Bus travelers must be 21 and older

Trip Options
Enter Names of Roommates:

Thursday
Oct302014

NHL All-Star 5K Race - Jacket Backers Team

Interested in joining the Jacket Backers All-Star Weekend for the NHL All-Star 5K?

Entry is limited to the first 4,000 runners & walkers, so register early!  Plus, if you register before 11/30/14, there is an early registration entry fee.

We would love for you to register for the event and join our team!

Click here to register.

Remember to select Jacket Backers as your team!

Additional information can be found here, on the NHL All-Star 5K Race page!

Monday
Oct272014

Join/Renew Your Jacket Backers Membership - Win Prizes - WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED

Join or Renew your Jacket Backers for the 2014-2015 Season and be entered to win Team Signed Prizes!!!

Click here to Join/Renew

CONGRATULATIONS to ALL of our winners for the membership drive winner.  The winners have been notified!!!!!

Join or Renew by the end of the NHL Draft (Saturday, June 28, 2014) and be entered to win a Team Signed Jacket Backers Table Sign!

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Join or Renew by the end of the Training Camp (Date TBD) and be entered to win a Team Signed 3rd Logo 3'x5' Flag! 

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Join or Renew by the end of the 2014-2015 Regular Season Home Opener (Saturday, October 11, 2014) and be entered to win a Team Signed Jacket Backers Sweater!

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Friday
Jan242014

Exclusive Members Only Ice Skating Event - Monday, January 27, 2014 (POSTPONED)

Our Ice Skating event has been postponed ... Once we have a new confirmed date, we will notify everyone!!!

 
Members, family members and guests (within reason) are invited to join in this free event.  We will be sharing the ice at Nationwide this evening with arena volunteers.  Free skate rental will be provided.  Skaters of all abilities welcome.  Enjoy figure skating or try your hand at making a few shots on goal!
 
Please RSVP to Jessica at activities@jacketbackers.org and let her know how many adults and children will be attending, or if you have any other questions on the event.

Event time TBA but will most likely be from 6 - 9 pm.
 
Additional information will be provided, as we receive it, including where to park and enter!
 
Hope to see you there!
Saturday
Jan042014

ON SATURDAY NIGHT January 4, 2014 - We're having our VERY OWN GAME WATCHING PARTY AT KING AVENUE 5!

Join us TONIGHT at King Avenue 5, 945 King Avenue, Columbus, 43212 as our Columbus Blue Jackets kick the Blues.  We'll be in the side room up front and they're throwing in a few appetizers to share to get us started.  Pregame is at 7:30 and puck drops at 8 pm - join us early and save your seat!  The Serious Sports Fans‘ destination, King Avenue Five is the best Sports Lounge in the Grandview & Arlington area. Their extensive menu features a great array of American fare made to order using only the freshest ingredients. The friendly staff will make your dining experience fast, fun & unforgettable. A great wine list, an offering of over 50 beers and all your favorite call drinks add up to something for everyone’s taste.  We'll have door prize giveaways and raffles to make the evening complete!

Friday
Aug162013

Jacket Backers Meeting Minutes Summary - July 25, 2013

Jacket Backer Meeting, July 25, 2013, 6:30 PM, Dan's Brick Lined Patio.

1. Krum Park playground was built earlier in the day.  Jacket Backer members, Julie Maurer, Chris Hapanowicz,  Bharati Jayanthi and Brian Schooley, were in attendance. Some met director of park, Tomica.  Some Krum Park volunteers also weeded a community garden near by. Jacket backers would like to contribute more. The event was on the Channel 4 news.  Also in attendance was former Blue Jacket player Jean-Luc Grand Pierre as well as Marcus Stephenson, CBJ Director of Digital Media, and John Davidson, President of Hockey Operations.   Karen Davis, CBJ director of communications, thanked Jacket Backers personally for being there. 

2. Transition:  Tom, JB Technical Chair, will move  previous officer emails to new emails.

3. Jason, JB Vice President, will be the liason to other NHL fan clubs. Jason's job is also responsible for preparing agenda for each meeting.

4. Secretary:  Meeting Next Wednesday July 31, 2013 7:15pm planned to finish updating the Bylaws to provide an official one for the club. 

5. Treasurer:  We have 512 members for season ending August 31 and ~264 members for 2013/2014.  

6. Activities:   Cannonfest  August 18th B-Dub Bethel 1:00-4:00 PM. Raffles, 50/50 raffle  There will be Videos. Block parties have gone well, given away prizes and talked to people about Jacket Backers.  August 6th, is in Powel. Keith and Chris volunteered to help.   R-bar Hockey Memorabilia Mart 2013 Sunday August 25th, 1-5pm (will open at 11AM) R-bar is remodeling and will have some of their memorbialia for sale. People can donate or sell on consignment with 25% to JB.  Or  rent a table for $25.  Pick up any items not sold by 5 pm or it becomes Jacket Backer property.  Jacket backers did sponsor a hole at the R-Bar Annual Golf Tournament  benefiting the ALS Foundation on July 26th.  Jacket backers are excited that there are many more opportunities for game watching parties dues to more games are in the eastern time zone this year.   

7. Communications/Social Media- Michelle Harklau:  If anyone needs anything written/published, let her know.   Deadline is Mondays for email for blast out Tuesdays or Wednesdays planned weekly during season and as needed in Summer

8. Community Service (Chris Hapanowicz): Jacket backers have Adopted a Highway near Hudson and North Broadway mile marker 112 & 114.   More discussion of the Krum Park gardens, money was approved to purchase mulch and/or plants to help with the community gardens.  Let Chris know if you are interested in working the Presidents Cup.   For more suggestions of community service activities email Community_Service@JacketBackers.org.  

9. Technical – Transitioning from Facebook groups to just the Facebook page. 

10. Travel Chair,  TJ, was looking volunteers to help call.  Planning road game trips.  

11. Janice – Officer at large:  Obtained player signatures on hats and pucks at draft party for use in future Jacket Backers events.   

12. Next meeting August 22nd 6:30 pm, Jason will find a location for us.