www.mybaycity.com March 6, 2012
Rotary Article 6827

Junior Achievement Presented at Rotary

March 6, 2012
By: Stephen Kent

Mark Pankner - Junior Achievement
Mark Pankner President of Junior Achievement Saginaw, spoke to Rotary about the program and its success. The world's largest and fastest growing non-profit economic education organization, JA got it's start in Saginaw in 1964. Bay County was added in 1982. In 1991 eleven counties were added and the name was changed to Junior Achievement of Northeast Michigan.

The mission statement is "Junior Achievement will ensure that every child in Northeast Michigan has a fundamental understanding of the free enterprise system." Programs are taught by more than 520 volunteers recruited from the local business community. Over 12,000 students participated in one or more programs.

JA started as a high school program teaching students how to organize a company, sell stock, select a product, manufacture a product, then liquidate the company. By 1977 JA had become an in-school program that became a curriculum program for juniors and seniors. 1981 saw the addition of the in-school elementary school curriculum, which accounts for over 70% of JA's programs.

Today's program focuses on three pillars: Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, and Work Readiness. With schools teaching far fewer of these life skills, the role of JA becomes more and more important.

For more information about JA, contact Mark Pankner.
Junior Achievement of Northeast Michigan, Inc.
1781 Fordney St.
Saginaw, MI 48601
Phone 989-752-9050
Web site: Junior Achievement, Saginaw


Due to Vocational Days on 3/13/2012, the Board will meet on 3/20 this month.

Jency Schnettler
Ambassadorial Scholar to Shanghai
Jency Schnettler was introduced by Eric Jyhla as a potential Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to Shanghai this fall. Jency is completing her paperwork and hopes to be on her way in September. She's traveled overseas before so this won't be a completely new experience. But Shanghai will be an adventure for anyone!

REMINDER: On April 10 the Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley will speak to the club. Mark your calendars and invite guests to attend.

The club is looking for new members. A committee headed by Lee Newton has a list of individuals and businesses to be approached. See Lee if you'd like to help.

International Night organizational meetings are well underway. Be sure to let Kim Prime know how you can help with this year's event!

This year's Rotary Concert will be on April 12 at the State Theater as a music only program. Performers and musicians will include a Bob Segar tribute. Program Ads are being sold at this time. Sign up at the next meeting. The poster for this year's event has been designed by Cindy Chadwick and is being printed now. Be sure to see the preview on the front page of the club web site RotaryBayCity.org

Rich Milster announced that the Thesauruses are coming in. Anyone who wants to deliver to area 4th graders are encouraged to see Rich.

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Due to Vocational Days on 3/13/2012, the Board will meet on 3/20 this month.

Rotary Concert at the State Theater on April 12, 2012.

International Night is scheduled for October 11, 2012.

Upcoming Programs

(See the official schedule at RotaryBayCity.org )

March 13, 2011: First Vocational Day. Brandon Donajkowski and a team of high school and college students talk about participating in a mission to Zambia.

March 20, 2011: Tracy Rainey, the Sexual Assault Program Director ad the Bay Area Women's Center will talk about Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April and Denim Day.

March 27, 2011: Second Vocational Day. Lisa Woodke will talk about Dow's Agricultural business and vocational opportunities.

April 10, 2011: Lieutenant Gov. Brian Calley will speak. This is a great opportunity to invite guests to Rotary.

Current and past DISTRICT DISPATCH newsletters are available on the District site shown in the LINKS section below.

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RotaryBayCity.org BayCityMorningRotary.com
District 6310 Web Site District Dispatch Archive
Rotary International Make-up On-Line at RotaryEclubOne.org
The Rotary Global History Fellowship rotaryfirst100.org
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