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

Posts Tagged ‘personal development’

Gun Safety – Sporting Clays in the Fall

Some people have never held a shotgun, or are even afraid of holding a shotgun. We want to allow those members that might be interested in learning more about shotguns a chance to do so. Gun safety is always the most important part of handling a shotgun. This project will introduce people to shotguns and sporting clays. Education and self awareness of guns and gun safety are the primary goals of this project.

We will be heading to Shane’s Sporting Clays for our experience (30 mins east of downtown Winston-Salem). The course charges per target ($.54 per target, $.84 with gun rental). To shoot the half course (approximately 7 stations, 50 targets total), the cost will be $42 with shotgun rental (or $27 if you bring your own). Ammunition is not included and can be purchased at the range. If you rent a gun you need to purchase ammo from the range. (approximate cost is $8.25 per box of 25 rounds, you will need 2 boxes for the half course – ammo costs vary but usually run between $8 – $12 a box).

Sporting Clays is a challenging clay target game designed to simulate field shooting. On a Sporting Clays course, shooters are presented with a wide variety of targets that duplicate the flight path of gamebirds, such as flushing, crossing, incoming and other angling shots. Courses are laid out in natural surroundings and include shooting “stations” with shooters moving from one station to the next to complete the course. Each “station” presents shooters with a different type of shot. At any “station,” targets may be thrown as singles, simultaneous pairs, following pairs (one target right after the other), or report pairs (the second target launched at the sound of the gun being fired at the first). To further challenge shooters, target size may vary from the standard trap/skeet clay bird to the smaller “midi” and “mini” targets, or a flat disc shaped “battue” target. There are even special “rabbit” targets that are thrown on end and skitter across the ground.

**Note- If some members choose to bring their own weapons, they will be at liberty to decide who is allowed to shoot their weapons & use their ammunition. Anyone who uses their ammunition will also give them some money to help cover the costs. All state and federal firearm laws must be complied with and we will have members sign a release of liability to the Jaycees when attending.**

How to Buy a House, and the Insurance to go with it

Are you interested in buying a house? Are you overwhelmed and don’t know where to start? Do you need homeowner’s insurance? Is it time for you to renew your homeowner’s insurance policy, and you want to make some changes? Join the Winston-Salem Jaycees for a fun and informative evening on how to accomplish these tasks! On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 7pm, the Winston-Salem Jaycees will gather at the Jaycees Office in downtown Winston-Salem and have a FREE event that will allow you to learn more about how to buy a house and the insurance to go with it! Our guest speakers are Winston-Salem Jaycees Jordan Googe, a real estate agent in the Winston-Salem area, and Rick Babusiak, owner of Rick Babusiak State Farm Insurance.

Interested in learning more? Contact Missy Hunter at [email protected]!

Public Speaking with the Winston-Salem Jaycees

Are you nervous when you speak in front of a group of people?  Do you get anxious at the possibility of having to make a big speech or small toast?  Would you like to find out some tips and tricks on mastering your nerves to make a great speech? Join the Winston-Salem Jaycees for a fun and informative evening on improving your public speaking skills!  On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, the Winston-Salem Jaycees will have a FREE event in the Dudley Room at the Forsyth County Public Library which will allow you to improve your confidence in public speaking, and have you making that toast or speech before you know it!

We are thrilled to announce that Alicia Clinton from Toastmasters will be our guest speaker! Alicia has honed her communication, public speaking and leadership skills by completing several communication and educational courses.  She is an active member of Toastmasters International – Hanes Toastmasters club.  She has obtained the Toastmasters International Advanced Competent Communicator & Advanced Bronze Leadership certifications.  Alicia is an Award Winning Toastmasters “1st Place” Humorous Speech Contest Winner that knows how to appropriately interject humor to lighten up complex conversations.

Questions? Concerns? Contact Missy Hunter, the 2018 Personal Development Director at [email protected]!