Local Jaycee chapter, members win top marks

While many civic clubs face declining membership and financial challenges, the Central Carolina Jaycees are going strong – and their peers have recognized them for it.

At this month’s annual state convention in High Point, the Central Carolina Jaycees were named Most Outstanding Chapter of the Year, along with placing at the top for business and community development programming.

The chapter’s awards were upstaged only by its members’ individual recognitions. 2013 chapter president Gina Guerrero won the Charles Hawkins Memorial Award and the Garibaldi Award for most outstanding chapter president. She was also named an All-Star President.

2014 chapter president Candace Norris was named an All-Star Vice President, Communications VP Anna Johnson won Jaycee of the Semester for the second half of the year, Management VP Angela Lett was named All-Star Secretary, and Jody Davis won the Helping Hand Award.

The Central Carolina Jaycees also outshone other chapters in the convention’s competitions. Norris won Jaycee Jeopardy for knowing the most about Jaycee history, Johnson won Overall Speak Up for her speech based on a line from the Jaycee creed, and Lett won Write Up for the second semester.

Guerrero, Johnson and members Erin Beasley and Ellen Duncan also finished in the top spots for their community and individual development activities in 2013, including the annual Turkey Shoot, Breakfast with Santa, Creative Strokes with Bubbly Folks, and a group trip to the Mountain of Terror.

Other chapter members in attendance at the convention were Robert Clayton, Amy Davis, and Kamilah Davis.

To find out more about the Jaycees or how to join, email info@centralcarolinajcs.org.

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