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:

Caitlin Weaver

I joined the Jaycees because I loved all the community projects they are involved in.

Caitlin Weaver, 2017 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)

2018 NC Year-End Convention (Feb 1 – 3, 2019)

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

  • Jaycee of the Semester (local member not on the board) – Amy Braden
  • JCI Senatorship – Amy Zambor #77665
  • Charles Hawkins Memorial Award (outstanding local chapter president) – Maria Talbert
  • Year End: All Star Vice President – Shay Wilson
  • Year End: All Star Chairman of the Board  – Sara Butner
  • Linn D. Garibaldi Award (outstanding local president – based on annual report) – Maria Talbert

Passport to Civic Leadership

  • 1st Degree – Mike Turner, Amy Braden
  • 2nd Degree – Shay Wilson, Kayla Newman, Chris Lineberry
  • 4th Degree – Sara Butner
  • 6th Degree – Maria Talbert

Project Awards

  • Local Economic Development
    • 2nd Semester:  1st Place – Wine Festival (Chair: Shay Wilson)
    • Year End:  2nd Place – Wine Festival (Chair: Shay Wilson)
  • Local Personal Skills Development
    • 2nd Semester:  1st Place – Gun Safety (Chair: Nate Reiss)
    • Year End:  1st Place – Resume Review (Chair: Missy Hunter)
    • Year End:  2nd Place – Gun Safety (Chair: Nate Reiss)
  • Inter-Organizational Collaboration Projects
    • Year End: 1st Place – Toiletries Drive for the Homeless of the Carolinas (Chair: Maria Talbert & Callie Allen)
  • Local Growth and Development Program
    • 2nd Semester:  1st Place – Dinner with a VIP (Chair: Kayla Newman)
    • Year End:  1st Place – Dinner with a VIP (Chair: Kayla Newman)
    • Year End: 2nd Place: 2018 Board Planning Retreat (Chair: Maria Talbert)

NC Jaycees Priority Project Awards

  • 2nd Semester: Helping Hands award – Boys & Girl’s Home at Lake Waccamaw – Winston-Salem Jaycees
  • 2nd Semester: Wallace Leinwand Award (local chapter with highest contribution per member) Boys & Girl’s Home at Lake Waccamaw – Winston-Salem Jaycees
  • Year End: Wallace Leinwand Award (local chapter with highest contribution per member) Boys & Girl’s Home at Lake Waccamaw – Winston-Salem Jaycees

Chapter Area Programming Awards

  • George Lentz Award (Most outstanding membership development programming) – Winston-Salem Jaycees (led by 2018 Membership VP, Kayla Newman)
  • Luther J. Britt Award (Most outstanding community development programming) – Winston-Salem Jaycees (led by 2018 Community Service Director, Adrianna Cobb)
  • Joanie Cramer International Award (Most outstanding national/international programming) – Winston-Salem Jaycees (led by 2018 President, Maria Talbert)
  • Henry Giessenbier Memorial Award (Most outstanding programming) – Divisions 5 – 8 (Over 50 members) – Winston-Salem Jaycees (led by 2018 President, Maria Talbert)

Click here to see how we did at the 2018 MidYear convention (Aug 2018).