August 2012/Av 5772 Issue

In This Issue:




Laura Miller Memorial Team

Summer Experiences Photos and Quotes

August Execs 2012

FANFare is Here

Rising 9th Graders Eligible for AZA and BBG

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BBYO Adult & Family Travel

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Saturday, September 8th

Urban Ecology Center
1500 E. Park Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53211

SNACKS, Dancing…& more!!!
Come DRESSED in your best 70’s Style.

FREE (as in no charge)

Let us know you are coming…RSVP by September 5th on B-Linked.org, by calling 414-326-2808 or by emailing wisc@bbyo.org.


Sunday, Sept. 9th
Food Served Noon—2pm

River Barn Park
9808 N Cedarburg Road, Mequon, WI 53092

The Regional Board Parents and members of the Wisconsin Region Friends and Alumni Network/Commission invite you and your family to kick off the school year with a cook out. Join us before the first Packers game of the season for a BBQ lunch and a chance to mix and mingle with BBYO families. This is a FAMILY event...we hope that families (not just BBYO members) will attend.

$5 a person/ $10 Family Max
Payment in advance is preferred.
Please RSVP on Blinked.org or to the BBYO Office at 414-326-2808 or wisc@bbyo.org.

We will be doing a school supply drive as part of this event. All supplies will be donated to a MPS school. They need markers, glue, colored pencils, crayons, notebooks, construction paper, wide ruled paper, pencils, etc. Please bring them with you to the cook out.

This event is hosted by: Shari and Joel Berman, Robin and Jonathan Jacobs, Laurel and Brian Bear, Barrie and Robert Henken, Aya and Avi Sasson, Susie and Robert Honigberg, Marina and Leonard Bekker, Cheryl and Mitch Moser, Inna Dulkin and Dmitry Vlasoff, Rachel and Paul Greenspan, Sharon and Don Brink, Gina and Mark Teper, Mike Levey and Linda Gorens-Levey, Gerry Schwartz, and Mike Wiviott.

Do you want to be on the BBYO CONNECT Committee?

What is BBYO Connect?

BBYO Connect is the BBYO experience made just for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students offering them a chance to meet other Jewish teens in the community. It allows the future members of BBYO to experience being part of a youth group and to build friendships before entering high school.

What will the BBYO Connect Committee be doing?

Committee members will rotate attending BBYO Connect events. If you are busy for more than 5 of the dates, you may not be a good candidate for the committee. Each committee member MUST be available on Saturday evening December 8th, and Sunday afternoon April 21st. These are the two events that the committee will be planning.

Sunday September 23- Laser Tag
Sunday October 21- Stonefire Pizza
Sunday November 17- Bucks
Saturday December 8- Late Night Madness
Sunday January 27- Admirals
Sunday February 24- Circus
Sunday March 24- Chuck E. Cheese’s
Sunday April 21- To Be Determined
Sunday May 19- Brewers
*all dates subject to change

*Please note that by being on the committee, you will be required to pay for each event that you attend, at a discounted rate (rates will be decided at a later time, but no more than $10 per event). Keep in mind, each committee member may be going to up to 4 events for the year.

Click here to download the application. Due by August 31st.

Join the Laura Miller Memorial Team!!

Help raise funds for brain cancer research
and organ donations.

Sunday, September 16th, 2012
Registration: 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Start: 10:00 a.m.

Oakwood Park
W143N6889 Dennis Droese Memorial Drive, Menomonee Falls

Register by completing this form and returning it to The Miller Family, 1350 E. Bay Point Road, Bayside, WI 53217
All registrations must be received by the Miller Family by September 10th.

Bus transportation will be provided from the Milwaukee Jewish Day School parking lot at 8:15a.m. and will return around noon. If you plan on riding the bus please RSVP by September 10th to Danielle Berger at 414-326-2808 or dberger@bbyo.org.

Chapter Boards... Don't forget XX's!!

Sunday, August 26th

2-5pm at the JCC in the Community Hall

39 Teens from WISCONSIN REGION Attended BBYO Summer Experiences

As August winds down and the school year approaches, take a moment to reflect on the amazing summer had by teens (and staff!) in Wisconsin Region. 39 teens (the most we have had in years) participated in a BBYO Summer Experience, and they’re already sharing their stories, excitement and ideas for how they will work together to strengthen their chapters, our region, and the Order.

In total, more than 2,200 teens participated in a BBYO Summer Experience at camps, on campuses, in Israel and around the world. The personal journey that our teens take, whether over the course of two or five weeks, is truly transformational, shaping their identity, their leadership, their commitment to BBYO and to Jewish life for years to come.

Read their personal accounts and scan the photos of their BBYO summer and you’ll quickly see why teens refer to BBYO Summer Experiences as “the best 12 (or 14 or 21) days” of their life! (For a peak inside all of BBYO’s Summer Experiences, go to BBYO’s Blog Hub at bbyo.org/blog.)

August Execs 2012 Sets Priorities for the Year

This weekend, nearly 100 BBYO Regional teen leaders from across North America will gather to set the priorities and business agenda for the coming year. For four days, our regional leaders will discuss the roles of Stand UP, Speak UP, globalization, BBYO Connect, and much more before returning to their chapters to put the Order’s new priorities into action. Attending from REGION NAME are TEEN NAME AND TEEN NAME.

To follow all of the action of August Execs 2012, visit the blog at bbyo.org/augustexecs12 or follow them on Twitter with #azabbgexecs12.

Get to know the International Board members before the event begins by clicking on their introductory video below!

FANFare 2012 is Here!

Because you’re an important part of the BBYO family, we want to make sure you’re up to date on the latest news, events and happenings in BBYO communities. Click here to read the 2012 issue of the BBYO Friends and Alumni Network (FAN) annual newsletter, FANfare, including information on alumni reunions, program offerings, and so much more.
As you’ll see, there are exciting events happening in FANs across North America.

Invite a Rising Freshman to Experience AZA or BBG

Making the transition into high school isn't easy, but knowing you have a circle of friends in AZA and BBG can ease the anxiety, not to mention offer fun opportunities to develop leadership skills, and connect you with your community. If you think of your friends, cousins, classmates, neighbors or colleagues, you likely know a rising high school freshman who would benefit from AZA or BBG membership. Invite them to register at bbyo.org/membership. Registering today ensures that they won't miss out on all opening school year activities.