Winston-Salem Jaycees

The Winston-Salem, NC area's organization of choice for adults 21-40 to develop personal, business and leadership skills through community service and organizational involvement.

I'm a Winston-Salem Jaycee because:

Katherine Taylor

I want to develop personally & professionally while serving the community & making new friends.

Katherine Taylor, 2013 Chairman of the Board

Chapter Achievements

Being a well rounded Jaycee isn’t about getting awards – but being recognized is amazing!

(Click here for a “Jaycee Lingo PDF” with descriptions of some of the awards below – will open in a new page)

2015 NC Year End Convention (Jan 29 – Jan 31, 2016)

Congratulations to everyone and thank you to every single member for huge contributions to our success!  Together we’re making a big impact in our community.

Our chapter placed 1st place in Parade of Excellence for 2nd Semester and 2nd place for Year End.  This means we are working hard and succeeding in providing well rounded programming for our chapter!  For those who missed the convention, here’s how we did!


State Awards

  • 2nd Semester: 1st place in Parade of Chapters – Winston-Salem Jaycees
  • Year End: 2nd place in Parade of Chapters – Winston-Salem Jaycees

Individual Awards

  • 2nd Semester: All Star Local Director – Yvette Spears
  • JCI Senatorship – Mitzi Mclean & Katie Taylor
  • Passport to leadership (2nd degree) – Kayla Newman
  • Passport to leadership (5th degree) – Heather Martin
  • Impact Builders – Mitzi Mclean, Logan Chidester, Catie Bormann

Project Awards

  • 2nd Semester:  Local Economic Development Program – 2nd Place: Outstanding Young Leaders Scholarship and Awards Banquet, Winston-Salem – Winston-Salem Jaycees
  • Year End:  Cindy Kay Strope Memorial Award – 2014 Christmas Cheer – Winston-Salem Jaycees
  • Year End:  Inter-Organization Collaboration Project – 1st Place: Chili Cook-off for Lake Waccamaw Boys and Girls Homes – Winston-Salem Jaycees
  • Year End:  Long-Term Community Development Program – 1st Place: 2014 Christmas Cheer – Winston-Salem Jaycees

A full list of 2nd semester award winners is available online here:

A full list of Year-End Award Winners is available online here:

Relive Convention highlights! A photo gallery on our Facebook page has pictures of award presentations and more:

2015 Local Year End Award Banquet (Mar 16, 2016)

At our Local Year End Awards Banquet we presented our awards received at the NC Year End convention to our membership.  We also awarded some local chapter awards.

  • Projects of the Year:
    • Membership – Wine & Music at Lil Briar Patch – Shay Wilson
    • Community – Taste of Home for Ronald McDonald House – Yvette Spears
    • Operations – Winston-Salem Air Show – Heather Martin & Rebekah Beal
  • Helping Hands:
    • Jim Young
    • Carmen Miller
    • Steve Eller 
    • Lisa Jerdon
  • Board Members:
    • Rookie – Nick Means
    • Veteran – Maggie Wessell
    • Executive Team – Sara Butner

Click here to see how we did at the 2015 Mid Year convention (July 2015).

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