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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

Mike Gillespie
Mike GillespiePresident
  • City you live in: Corcoran, MN
  • Number of years a member of NW Area Jaycees: 4
  • 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.
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.
Michelle Larson
Michelle LarsonSecretary/Gambling Manager/Social Media
  • City you live in: Rockford
  • Number of years as a member of NW Area Jaycees: 4, 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.
Tera Kane
Tera KaneVice President of Membership
  • City you live in: Corcoran
  • Number of years as a member: 2
  • Favorite thing about being a member: Being able to serve the community that I live in and having the opportunity to help those in need.
  • Why I chose to be a member: To meet and build relationships with others in our community who also enjoy serving others.
Cody Vojacek
Cody VojacekState Representative
  • City you live in: St. Michael
  • Number of years as a member with NW Area Jaycees: 2
  • Company you work for: K9 Officer with the Corcoran Police Department
  • Why you chose to be a JC member: I saw the huge impact that the Jaycees has made on our community, as well as all the surrounding areas and realized it aligned with my values and morals. The organization is comprised of such giving and dedicated people that value hard work, dedication, and community orientation.
Kristen Thompson
Kristen ThompsonImmediate Past President
  • City you live in: Corcoran
  • Number of years as a member with NW Area Jaycees: 5
  • Company you work for: Environmental Manager for Lennar Homes
  • 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