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January 2001
South Dakota Jaycee
State Officers

Rick Huntimer, President

Mary Krizan, MemVP

Beth Delzer, IDVP

Joel Boy, MDVP

Louis Hentges, CDVP

Angie Weber,, COB

Steve & Rhonda Weidner, P. A.’s

Ross Determan, Treasurer


Kim Williams, Secretary

Tom Mortland, Legal Council

Chapter Services Center
909 N. Main St.
PO Box 863
Mitchell, SD 57301

Phone # 605-996-6308
Fax 605-996-6322

Office hours
Monday - Friday
9am - 3pm

Executive Secretary
Pam Stransky


Commitment to Community

South Dakota Jaycees,

Welcome to the year 2001!!  As we all start our journey together this year, lots of questions keep popping up in front of us.  What will this year bring, what changes will we see, what successes (or failures) will we share, and just what affect will we have upon the organization and ourselves?  As much as I would like to give you the answers to these questions, we will just have to find out the answers together.  What I can promise you however is that this year you will see excitement and see things that you have never seen before.  I'd like to share with you a few of the reasons that I wanted to share this year with all of you as your State President.  For those of you who do not know me, I have been a Jaycee for about 6 years and am an almost charter member of the Colton Jaycees (missed the first month by that much).  Jaycees have provided many things for me.  It's helped me develop my management and leadership skills, given me lifelong friends that I would have never met anywhere else, allowed me to polish my speaking skills, provided a way for my family to grow closer together than ever before by working on a common goal, and getting the chance to travel to sights in South Dakota that I would have never seen.  This doesn't even count the joy of seeing a kid compete in a PPK event, knowing that you helped a family have a merrier holiday season, seeing a person who wouldn't even talk at a meeting compete in a SpeakUp competition, helping start a Jaycee chapter in a new town, and seeing the excitement in people's eyes as they win some A-wards and P-laques.  As you can see, Jaycees can do a lot for you, as well as the people around you.  I'd like to challenge all of you reading this to take a moment after you read the rest of the State Mailing to write down the reasons why you enjoy being involved in Jaycees, the things which are closest to your heart.  Write them down and look at them often, for those are the things that will drive you to want to achieve more than you ever have.

My first article would be amiss with a huge thank you to the people who have stepped up this year.  I feel that we have a Executive Board the likes that nobody has ever seen before.  We have people representing us from all over the state, and a great mixture of veteran Jaycees as well as people who are fairly new to the organization.  Be ready to see Team 2001 accomplish many things this year, because this team Believes in the South Dakota Jaycees and will be able to Achieve anything they put their heart into.
Take care and keep believin'

Rick Huntimer
65th SD State President

"Wingman" Award

South Dakota Jaycees, it is time once again to recognize your "Wingman". This is the person who is always there for you. This person may not be the leader in your meetings or the chairperson for that big project, but he/she is always there for you when you need help, a pat on the back, or a word of encouragement to keep you going. Recognize that special someone by submitting him/her for a "Wingman" award.


Please type what this person means and/or does for you and/or your chapter that makes them a candidate for this award and forward it by JANUARY 10 (postmark) to:

Todd Weber

PO Box 444

Hartford, SD 57033


email to:



January 2001

10 – Early registration for Year end Convention
13 – LOTS – Mitchell $10.00 Elks Lodge
19-20 –OYF Mitchell, SD
21-27 – National Jaycee Week
25 – State Mailing Articles Due
25-28 – National Leadership Academy - TOYA

February 2001

1 – national Close out
2-4 – Year end convention – Mitchell
15-18 – National OYF – Omaha, NE
24 State Hot Shot – Lake Preston
25 – State Mailing Articles due


1 – Feb. National Close Out
1-4 – Local Prez summit Tulsa
3 – Regional Local Prez Summits TBA
25 – State Mailing Articles due


25 – State Mailing Articles due


25 – State Mailing Articles due


20-23 National Convention – Dayton OHIO
25 – State Mailing Articles due


25 – State Mailing Articles due


25 – State Mailing Articles due


25 – State Mailing Articles due


25 – State Mailing Articles due


25 – State Mailing Articles due


25 – State Mailing Articles due

Local Officers Training Seminar


323 W. 23rd MITCHELL, SD

8:30 AM






Local President’s & local members

DD’s & RD’s

State VP’s

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM LUNCH ($10.00)

1:00 PM – 3:00 Local President

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

RD & DD Training

Local VP & local member

State VP’s

ID College

Closing Ceremonies to follow

Year End CPG Judging at LOTS in Mitchell on January 13th Bring all of 2000 CPG’s to be judged

Outstanding Young Farmer 2000

Applications are slowly coming in. If you have not submitted your Outstanding Young Farmer (OYF) application, please do so in the next couple of weeks. The deadline was November 15th. I will be calling the chairpersons who have not submitted an application. The banquet will be as scheduled. We will be having the OYF program on January 19 and 20, 2001 in Mitchell, SD. Rooms for each of the candidates have been reserved under the OYF program. All of the expenses will be paid from the OYF program, including rooms. This is the reason that I have asked for each chairperson to submit a check in the amount of $100.00 for their candidate. This $100.00 is local sponsorship of each candidate, and can be from one company or a couple of companies. Please do not forget this. If I have money left over from this years program, I will refund as much of the $100.00 as I can to each chapter. Again, the rooms will be paid for by the OYF program, I have 20 rooms reserved for the candidates. Call me to confirm a room for your candidate.

Sponsors for this years OYF program as of now are as follows: Dacotah Bank - corporate sponsor, South Dakota Wheat Growers, Novartis Seeds, Farm Forum, East River Electric Coop, and Cenex Harvest States. I also have a couple of other companies looking at a possible sponsorship as I write this article.

If anyone is interested in helping out on the state level, I welcome the opportunity. This is not an easy task, and I could use some help. Chapter presidents, please forward this article to your chairperson in charge of the OYF program for your chapter. I will be posting a program for the OYF weekend on the Internet as soon as I get everything nailed down. Thank you to the chapters for their support, and hope to see as many as possible at the banquet.

Nathan Sparks

South Dakota OYF program manager

State Convention – February 2-4, 2001
Mitchell, SD – 
Holiday Inn 
Holiday Inn, 1525 West Havens Mitchell, SD  57301

(605) 996-6501

Rooms - $59.00 – Rooms will only be held until Jan. 25th

(You MUST say you are with the Jaycees)

Deadline for Registration:

Early registration by January 10th

$40.00 Full

$15.00 Lunch

$25.00 Banquet

Late registration by January 27th

$50.00 Full

$20.00 Lunch

$30.00 Banquet

Registration and Payment must be postmarked by January 10th or it will be considered late & the late fees will apply.


Send all registrations to:

Christi Reynolds

566 Tumble Weed Trail

Dakota Dunes, SD 57049

(605) 232-6279

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Hello from the FROG!!!

(Fired up Region of Growth)

2001 is going to be a good year for the southeast. We have two super DD. Dave Pond from the Sioux Falls, Jaycees and Elizabeth Acosta from the Vermillion Jaycees. Plus several pump up and experienced chapter presidents. This can only mean crazy and wild things will be happening in the Southeast.

Incentives for the first trimester. Recruit 5 new members for the southeast and receive a fabulous frog tee shirt.

Limited supply so hurry and recruit to ensure you get one.

Hopping in the New Year.

Kelli Bohls SERD

Individual Development Vice President


Hello, fellow Jaycees.  I hope the last few days have thawed you out from under the Arctic freeze and warmed you up for a fantastic year in 2001!!!  I, Beth Delzer, am your recently appointed Individual Development Vice President and would like to take a few minutes to introduce myself to all who may not already know me. 

    January is my 10th anniversary belonging to the fantastic organization called the Jaycees.  During my ten year stint I have held a few offices and been a wife to a few officers.  Wait!!  I didn't say that right.  I have been a wife to a gentleman who has also held a few offices.  There, that sounds better.  Whew!!  

    I am currently a daycare provider and the best time to reach me would be during the day.  Evenings you will probably reach an answering machine.  I have three children who are becoming more active outside the home than they are inside the home.  

    You know, the year 2001, like every other year, will continue to bring changes to the Junior Chamber.  And who better to create those changes than you, the members.  I would like to ask each and every one of you to help bring Individual Development ideas my attention.  What do you want to see done with each of the programming areas???  And how would you suggest implementing them???  Please take 5 minutes after you read this to e-mail me your thoughts and ideas.  I am a great reader and would love to read your ideas to see what we can put into action.  We all know actions speak louder than words.  So act accordingly and help create the best #@$*^&($ organization in South Dakota!!!!

Best Regards,

Beth Delzer--2001 IDVP      

Membership Vice President


Happy New Year to everyone,

First I want to tell you how honored I feel to begin serving as your Membership Vice-President. I am looking forward to an exciting year! Please be sure to let me know when I can assist you and your chapters. Call me anytime- I'm home during the day also.

In case you don't know me, I served as a Northeast District Director last year. I have been a member of the South Dakota Jaycees since 1995 and have served as local director and VP, Presidential Assistant, and Write-Up Program manager prior to last year. I know that I have been active because of a strong belief in our organization, and wanting to be a part of everything it has to offer. That is why I have not missed a State Convention since November of 1996. My husband (Joe) is very supportive in my Jaycee involvement and has the same love for Jaycees as I do. We have 3 wonderful children, ages 2, 6, and 8. I am an RN, but for the past 2 years have been a stay-at-home mom since Joe has started his own business.

I don't have a crystal ball to tell me how this year will unfold but, I do know that President Rick has put together an excellent team. The team will make sure that whatever your personal and chapter

(Membership continued)

goals are, you have the help you need to accomplish them. My part in the plan is to get you INVOLVED and EXCITED about Jaycees! Our attitude and they way we present our organization while determine our success. Make sure you never forget to have fun! Don't forget why you joined Jaycees and why you are still in it today. Someone asked you, now it is our duty not only to ask others, but ACTIVATE our members from the very start so that we can build up our membership and retain them!!

I still have several Program Manager positions to fill. If you are interested, or know someone who maybe, please give me a call. I hope to have them all filled by LOTS, which is coming up very soon!! LOTS is probably my favorite of all the training I have been to. You get so much enthusiasm in one room it is unreal! Local officers are the backbone of the South Dakota Jaycees, and what better way to start the year than meet other local officers and learn about your position!! Hope to see you all there!

In Jaycees,

Mary Krizan

Membership Vice President 2001

Management Development Vice President

South Dakota Jaycees, I welcome you. 

Welcome to the 2001 Jaycee year

 I being Joel Boy, you being, well....YOU.  For those who are not familiar with me....My wife Michele and I joined the Humboldt Jaycees in November of 1995 just after our second child was born  Our children are Joey, who is 8, and Rachel, who is 5.  We relocated to Brandon in 1998 due to employment and have since joined the Brandon Jaycees and continue to hold membership in Humboldt.   I have been a local President, a State Vice president, and a competitor for Write-Up at TOYA. 

I look forward to working with you this year to accomplish your chapter goals in Management.  I know what some of you are thinking, Joel as Management VP, he couldn't manage his way out of a wet paper bag.  All I have to say to you is why would anyone want to be in a wet paper bag in the first place, let alone try to manage in or out of one.  Well then, enough said.  The primary focus now is your Chapter Plan.  If your chapter has never had one, get one.   If they have, I want you to sit down and review it.  Work with last years officers.  See if it was implemented or used as an adjuster for a slide projector.  Either way, this is a place to start. Use this as a reference to create your chapters 2001 plan.  Utilize your team and do this together.  Having a plan in place will help keep a focus and sense of direction for the entire chapter.  I then want you to bring your local officers and yourself to LOTS.  It is important that you take the time to come and learn.    I would hope to see each and every local president there.  This possibly could be the first time you and your group will truly take that first step towards bonding as a team.  Nothing like a road trip to really get to know those you will be working with. Local Presidents, do everything you can to get your team assembled, whatever it takes, get them there as a group.  Rent a van, bus or a pack of camels, just make sure you get there. I hope your Holidays were Happy and the gatherings were Merry.  We will talk soon.  Take care and keep smilin. 

p.s.  Pleas call ahead to make arrangements for Camel Parking, Thank you.

LOTS  January 13th, Mitchell

Joel Boy

Public Relations

So many things to do with so little time. That is the way all chapters In South Dakota should approach Public Relations in 2001. You will stand a much better chance getting coverage if you can supply your local papers with

this information ahead of time. As a matter of fact, there could be your first Press Release..." (your city name) Area Jaycees Plan Of Action".

The yearly calendar should be in place by LOTS (Jan. 13th) so your chairperson(s) can start forming their plan of attack for each event. I'm not going to get into details at this time but I hope to have a Media Kit explaining the P's and Q's very soon.

Let's recap...make chapter plan now and get back to me with any questions. By that time I should have Press Release samples and contact information for both print and electronic media. on the look out for our advertising promoting Jaycee week, January 21st - 27th. Help spread the word and recruit a new member!

Stay'n Heads Up,

Scott Nelson
Public Relations Program Manager

P.S.  Remember to save a copy of all Press Releases throughout the year. This can get your chapter some big points each trimester.

Hartford Jaycees Present

Jaycee Bowl VIII

January 27th

  • 7 player team – 5 on field
  • Must be Jaycee Member
  • Pizza on site
  • 10 team limit – RSVP by Jan. 17
  • $50.00 Entry Fee


Scott Nelson at 528-7320 or 357-5516

or Tom Mortland at 988-0715

Happy New Year South Dakota Jaycees. I hope that 2000 ended with you meeting all your goals for the year. It’s now time to start planning for your future and setting some goals for the next millennium. One of the ways that you can do that is to plan for a great year of leadership training in the Jaycees. If done correctly, your communities will gain a great deal from your efforts. More importantly though, you will gain skills that will propel you forward in your personal and business lives.

Don’t forget LOTS on January 13th. Prepare for that weekend by doing some planning. Only then will you have some good questions to ask to help you get started with your new positions. Expect the best from your trainers by preparing yourselves to be the best.

Good luck to all of you, especially in the NortheastJ

Todd Weber
Northeast Region Director (NERD)

Hello Jaycees

This is Bryon Titze, South Central Regional Director. I have the chapters of Winner Chamberlain & Mitchell. I was having trouble thinking of what to write, so I called Rick he said write from your heart. I would hope 1st that all of our chapters in the South Central have a President. If not please be in touch so I can help. Then my big goal for this year is to grow the number of chapters from a small and hard working 3 to 5 by years end. We are the greatest young persons organization in the state & we need to share it to our other communities in the south Central Region. To my Chapters I will be seeing you at LOTS in Mitchell!

Thank you

Bryon Titze, SCRD


Jaycee HotShot is a basketball skills competition, which involves shooting baskets from five Hotspots, marked on one half of a basketball court. The competition tests a participant’s speed, shooting ability, dribbling skills and rebounding ability within a series of one-minute time periods. Three one-minute rounds of HotShot constitutes the

duration of play and the participant with the highest number of points in accordance with the following rules is declared the winner.

Each Jaycee HotShot is two feet in diameter. Using the template on the following page, the measurements are taken from the point on the floor directly under the center of the basket to the center of each Hotspot:

  1. The left comer: Center Hotspot A at 12 feet-score worth 2 points

  2. Left of the key: Center Hotspot B at 18 feet-score worth 4 points

  3. Top of foul circle: Center Hotspot C at 21 feet-score worth 5 points

  4. Right of key: Center Hotspot D at IS feet-score worth 3 points

  5. Right comer: Center 1-fotspot E at 15 feet-score worth 3 points

The Hotspots can be marked with chalk, masking tape or other appropriate materials.

A participant has one minute to score as many points as possible. Starting at the center of the half-court line, he/she dribbles into shooting range and shoots from the Hotspots in any sequence.

The participant can attempt as many lay-ups as he/she wishes, however, only two lay-ups are scored, each worth two points. All other shots must be taken from any of the five Hotspots. Five bonus points are awarded if a player attempts one shot from all five Hotspots. An additional ten points are awarded if a player attempts a second shot from all five Hotspots. All totaled, a bonus of 15 points shall be awarded during a one-minute round, if a competitor attempts two shots from all five Hotspots. These points are awarded regardless of whether the baskets are made.

  1. When shooting from a Hotspot, a player must begin the shot with at least one foot within the center of the Hotspot. A disqualified shot will not count towards points or towards the bonus.

  2. If the ball lodges between the basket and backboard or if the ball goes out of play, play is stopped and the ball is retrieved. Play and time begins at the spot where the contestant took the last shot.

  3. One point is subtracted for each dribbling and motion violation. (Palming, walking, or double dribbling)

  4. Ties are settled by a one-minute playoff.

  5. All scores and decisions made by the supervising official are final.

  6. Three one-minute rounds constitute a competitors score.


NAME___________________________ DOB________________

ADDRESS________________________ CURRENT AGE______

I am allowing my child to compete in the HotShot competition sponsored by the local Jaycee chapter. I understand that the Jaycees are not responsible for accidents that could occur while participating in this competition.

SIGNATURE OF PARENT_______________________________________

Age categories for competition: 

9-10 Girls   

9-10 Boys   

11-12 Girls   

11-12 Boys


THAT YOU ARE ENTERING IN 13-14 Girls or Boys

Your child must be, for instance, 9 on or before Jan 1, 2001 and not be older than 10 on or before Jan 1, 2001 to compete in that age category.



Fellow Jaycees:

The Lake Preston Jaycees will be hosting the 2001 South Dakota State Hotshot Competition on Saturday, February 24, 2001 at the Lake Preston High School Gym. We would like to challenge all chapters to host a local Hotshot competition so that you are eligible to send your kids on the State competition.

Enclosed you will find the necessary forms and rules needed to host this competition. Each participant should receive a copy of the rules and bring a signed consent form when they register. One local winner from each age/sex division will be eligible to compete in the State competition. Also, you will find the starting times for each age/sex division (registration for each is ˝ hour before their scheduled play times).

The Hotshot competition is an easy, fun, and inexpensive program for any chapter to run. We encourage the local chapters to sponsor your winners for the 2001 State competition. Registrations need to be signed and received along with the $30.00 registration fee to the address below by February 1, 2001. No registrations will be accepted the day of the competition. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Williams at 847-4635. Registrations should be sent to:

Kim Williams

PO Box 386

Lake Preston, SD 57249

Thank you for participating with the Hotshot program! We look forward to seeing you in February!


There are six age/sex categories for competition in the JAYCEES HOTSHOT. These categories are:

Boys 9-10 years 11-12 years 13-14 years

Girls 9-10 years 11-12 years 13-14 years


    1. Must be 9 on or before January 1, 2001. They must not reach their 11th birthday before January 1, 2001.

    1. Must not reach their 13th birthday before January 1, 2001.

    1. Must not reach their 15th birthday before January 1, 2001.

Competitors may compete only within their respective age/sex categories. For example, a 10-year-old girl must compete in the 9-10 category for the girls and is then ineligible to compete in all other categories.

A contestant may compete at only one site, or represent one JAYCEE chapter during the HOTSHOT year. A contestant who has competed at more than one location will become ineligible to compete in HOTSHOT during that year.

All local winner entry forms must be received at the following address by February 1, 2001.



PO BOX 386


A $30.00 entry fee must accompany each entry received. No entries will be taken the day of the competition.