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The Northwest Area Jaycees

We would love you to be a MEMBER…

The Northwest Area Jaycees Were Founded in 1980.  The Northwest Area Jaycees have been a part of the community for over 30 years; serving and giving back to the community in which we live.

The Jaycees are an organization of people ages 18-40, who are dedicated to providing individual development and leadership training through community work.

The Northwest Area Jaycees are a not-for-profit community organization.  We volunteer our time to raise money through community projects, fundraisers, and charitable gambling for the needs of the community and its people.  It brings us great joy to serve others and make new friends and connections along the way.

What We Do

ex. high school scholarships (over $20,000 given out each year), hardships, local organization needs, etc.
Manage charitable gambling
Our meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7pm.  Come join us! (check our calendar for location)

Get Social With Us

Meet Our Board

Kristen Thompson
Kristen ThompsonPresident
  • City you live in: Corcoran
  • Number of years as a member with NW Area Jaycees: 3
  • Company you work for: Senior Staff Geologist with Terracon
  • Favorite thing about being a JC’s member: Meeting so many people in our cities and learning their stories
  • Why you chose to be a JC member: I wanted to give back to the community that I was raised in
Aaron Wuollet
Aaron WuolletTreasurer
  • City you live in: Elk River, MN
  • Number of years as a member of NW Area Jaycees: 1
  • Company you work for: Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Favorite thing about being a JC’s member: Being involved in serving the community with a fun, upbeat group of dedicated people.
  • Why did you chose to be a JC member: To become more familiar with the community, and to help give back.
Holly Larson
Holly LarsonSecretary/Gambling Manager/JC Communications
  • City you live in: Waverly
  • Number of years a member of NW Area Jaycees: 17 years
  • Company you work for: NW Area JC’s Gambling Manager
  • Favorite thing about being a JC’s member: Volunteering with a great group of people, and helping the community and seeing kids faces light up at events along with helping those during hard times.
  • Why did you chose to be a JC member: To help the community and be a positive role model for others.
Mike Gillespie
Mike GillespieState Representative
  • City you live in: Corcoran, MN
  • Number of years a member of NW Area Jaycees: 2
  • Company you work for: Gillespie Law Offices LLP
  • Favorite thing about being a JC’s member: Seeing our work translate into helping people.
  • Why did you chose to be a JC member: To give back to the town and community I was raised in.
Michelle Larson
Michelle LarsonMembership/Social Media
  • City you live in: Rockford
  • Number of years as a member of NW Area Jaycees: 2, but lifelong volunteer
  • Company you work for: Events and Operations Coordinator – University of Minnesota
  • Favorite thing about being a JC’s member: Giving back to the community and connecting community groups.
  • Why did you choose to be a JC member: There is no better feeling than helping your local communities and giving back. The Jaycee’s have such a strong passion for community and I love that.
Megan Larson
Megan LarsonVice President of Secretary, Membership, etc.
  • City you live in: Corcoran
  • Number of years as a member: 2 but unofficially since I was a child.
  • Favorite thing about being a member: Setting up different events to help better the community and helping make an impact on people’s lives.
  • Why I chose to be a member: My mom is a Jaycee and my dad is a Lion. I have grown up helping serve this community and I couldn’t think of a better way than being a member myself. I love everything that we stand for and the things we do for people in the area.

Not pictured – Paul Sarratori, Past President

Partner – Messenbourg & Sarratori Law Offices, P.A.