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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

  RSVP to Laing at vice_president@jacketbackers.org




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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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

$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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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. 


Exclusive Members Only Ice Skating Event - Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 / 6pm-9pm
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.
Hope to see you there!

Jacket Backers Planning Meeting Summary, March 26, 2013, 6:30 PM

Location:  Bob Evans, 3140 Olentangy Road, Columbus Ohio, 43202

  1. President thanked everyone for attending.
  2. Secretary:  2006 Bi-Laws with 2008 amendment were put into electronic form.  Working in committee to update.
  3. Asst Treasurer:  Periodically verifying Jacket Backer accounts. 
  4. Membership      New Membership cards design was reviewed. Free High School playoff tickets were offered to members.
  5. Activities chair:  Members skate event date changed to 4/24/2013, 6-9PM.  Tour postponed until offseason.   Jacket Backer members plan to join #CBJBWW game watching parties. (4/21/2013 update:  last one is 4/25/2013 at BWW, 3878 Attucks Drive, Powell, 8:30 PM at Dallas).

  6. Travel:  St. Louis trip – The bus was cancelled.  A block of tickets was committed.  Eighteen (18) people attended.  Detroit trip - There were 28 people on the bus.  Six (6) people bought tickets only.  Nashville – There were 49 people.  Feed back from a member in attendance:  “had a great time on the Detroit trip!”  T.J was nominated for travel chair, seconded, accepted by T.J.  Vote was unanimous. 

  7. Community Service:  Ohio health coloring books/magazines, $100 proposed to pay toward buying some, motion, seconded, and voted unanimous.  Donation to Hockey fights Cancer was suggested. $200 was proposed, seconded. Approved.


Exclusive Members Only Tour of Nationwide Arena - 2 Dates Scheduled

Would you like a tour of Nationwide Arena?  See the arena from top to bottom, including the Locker Room!!!

The Jacket Backers Members have been given the opportunity to take a tour of Nationwide Arena.

Monday, March 11, 2013, starting at 6:30pm


Have you taken the tour with our group before, join us again as we have heard some things have changed!!!

This event is open to all current paid members of the 2013 season and their families.

Not yet a member?  Click on Membership Signup to join today and take advantage of this exclusive event.

RSVP to Jessica Jones at activities@jacketbackers.org by Thursday, March 7, 2013 for the Monday, March 10, 2013 tour and by March 25, 2013 for the Saturday, March 30, 2013 tour.  Please include the number of adults and children attending!!

Further information to be sent for parking and meeting place at a later time!!!


Jacket Backers Meeting Summary, February 21, 2013

Location:  Buffalo Wild Wings, 6595 Perimeter Loop Rd, Dublin, Oh

1.  President Julie thanked everyone for coming.
2.  Secretary and Ric Blume will work in committee to update the Bi-laws of the club.
3.  Treasurer:  Detroit Bus was paid in full this morning. 
4.  Community Service – Adopt a Highway, have a location.  We are collecting books and magazines and coloring books for Ohio Health.  Need a volunteer to coordinate collection.
5.  Communications – March 7th is Ohio Health Game. 
6.  Marketing - Discount at Three Legged Mare is good for 10% off regular priced Items.  Patrick will provide something to help communicate.
7.  Membership – Current membership: 342.  Website is kept updated with the current number.  Membership table at games still needs volunteers for a few games.  Volunteers are provided a pass to get into the games, but must arrive one half hour before doors open (usually 90 minutes prior to game). Volunteers can contact secretary@jacketbackers.org  to help. There are seven (7) open dates
8.  Travel St. Loius: Purchased 25 tickets, 17-20 people attending.  Hotel is taken care of. Detroit 36 passenger bus reserved and paid in full.  Need to finalize ticket count this weekend!  Nashville:  Need more to confirm (pay) for trip or will be hotel and ticket only event.  [2/26/2013 UPDATE: 17 more people signed up since meeting, have we saved the bus yet?]
9.  Activities:  Members Ice Skating is April 18th.
10. Technical – Blog list on website up to date.