Quarterly Letter from the President

Fellow Former and Current Jaycee Members and Affiliates:

As the first quarter of 2017 comes to a close, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your hard work and support in helping the Greensboro Jaycees fulfill our mission of creating opportunities to empower young people to create positive change. Here are some of our accomplishments thus far:

1. We helped raise $21,000 at our first annual Bags-to-Wishes Cornhole Tournament to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina. By partnering with other local leaders and sponsors, we were able to host a fun and competitive tournament at LeBauer Park and grant the wishes of three children.

2. We provided volunteer opportunities by serving dinner to the disadvantaged at Urban Ministries and assisting with the 2017 Distinguished Young Women of North Carolina’s annual scholarship competition.

3. We hosted three guest speakers for seminars on home purchasing, financial literacy, and taking a holistic approach to addressing the basic needs of the disadvantaged with the United Way.

4. We have partnered with local young professional groups such as SynerG and Vivace to share member resources and to promote individual and collective events.

Overall, I think these are excellent examples of our commitments for 2017 to be present in major community events (show up), and to provide volunteer and educational opportunities to our membership (follow through). This should provide us with strong momentum as we move into our summer events and gear up for the 15th annual Taste Carolina Wine Festival in the Fall!

Thank you for a great first quarter, and I’m looking forward to what we can accomplish with the rest of 2017!


Derek Mobley
President, Greensboro Junior Chamber

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