2008 State Awards

Awards presented by 71st State President John Baine:

Member and Chapter Awards

State Officer of the Year:

  • Amber Gill, Membership Development Vice President
  • Kimberly Shipley, Community Development Vice President

Outstanding Local Officers of the Year:

  • Joe McFadden, El Dorado Jaycees
  • David Wood, El Dorado Jaycees
  • Andrea Spence, Paragould Jaycees

Local Vice Presidents of the Year:

  • Membership Development: Keith Sharp, Jonesboro Jaycees
  • Business Development: John Judd, Jonesboro Jaycees
  • Community Development: Stacey Harvey, Jonesboro Jaycees
  • Individual Development: Nick Davis, Jonesboro Jaycees

Local President of the Year:

  1. Jeff Deniston, Jonesboro Jaycees
  2. Chad Peterson, Conway Jaycees
  3. Molly Foreman, Magnolia Jaycees

Chapter of the Year:

  1. Jonesboro Jaycees
  2. Magnolia Jaycees
  3. El Dorado Jaycees

Arkansas Junior Chamber Jaycee of the Year:

  • Jeff Taylor, Jonesboro Jaycees

Single Project Awards

Awards were presented for each Commission in each Area of Opportunity, based on the time of year that the final report for each project was submitted to the local chapter’s Board of Directors for approval.

January – June, 2008

Business Development Area of Opportunity

Strategic Planning Commission

  1. 2008 Awards & Installation Banquet – Stacey Harvey, Jonesboro Jaycees

Financial Management Commission

  1. Wild Night in the Bayou – Nikki Sharp, Jonesboro Jaycees
  2. Christmas for Kids Motocross Race – Beverly Judd, Jonesboro Jaycees

Community Development Area of Opportunity

Community Service Commission

  1. Christmas for Kids – Beverly Judd, Jonesboro Jaycees
  2. Goodfellows – Jeff Taylor, Jonesboro Jaycees
  3. Special Olympics Basketball Skills – Terry Crosby, Jonesboro Jaycees

Community Fundraising Commission

  1. March of Dimes March for Babies Kids’ Corner – Erica Swindle, Jonesboro Jaycees
  2. Main Street Mardi Gras – Andrea Spence, Paragould Jaycees
  3. Women’s Crisis Center Casino Night – Erica Swindle, Jonesboro Jaycees

Individual Development Area of Opportunity

Chapter Activities Commission

  1. New Year’s Eve Party – Shonna Laws, Jonesboro Jaycees
  2. Stephen Goad Rooster Party – Jeff Deniston, Jonesboro Jaycees
  3. Hockey Night – Shonna Laws, Jonesboro Jaycees
  4. Christmas Party – Shonna Laws, Jonesboro Jaycees

International Development Area of Opportunity

State, National and International Junior Chamber Involvement

  1. 2008 Arkansas Jaycees Year-End Celebration – Amber Gill, Paragould Jaycees

July – December, 2008

Business Development Area of Opportunity

Strategic Planning Commission

  1. CPG Training – John Judd, Jonesboro Jaycees

Financial Management Commission

  1. 2008 Haunted House – Sam Abernathy, Jonesboro Jaycees
  2. 2008 NEA District Fair Demolition Derby Concession Stand – Jeff Taylor, Jonesboro Jaycees
  3. 2008 NEA District Fair Concession Stand – Nicola Gregory, Jonesboro Jaycees

Community Development Area of Opportunity

Community Fundraising Commission

  1. 2008 Wicked Escape – Toby Stephens, Magnolia Jaycees

Government & Civic Involvement

  1. City- and County-wide Political Forum – Molly Foreman, Magnolia Jaycees

Individual Development Area of Opportunity

Personal Development Commission

  1. Guitar Lessons – Nick Davis, Jonesboro Jaycees

Membership Retention, Growth, and New Chapters

  1. Dog ‘n’ Suds – Patrick Black, Jonesboro Jaycees

Year-End Awards

After judging based on commission, the top books from each commission are judged against each other and awards are handed out by Area:

Business Development Area of Opportunity

  1. 2008 Haunted House – Sam Abernathy, Jonesboro Jaycees
  2. Wild Night in the Bayou – Nikki Sharp, Jonesboro Jaycees
  3. CPG Training – John Judd, Jonesboro Jaycees

Community Development Area of Opportunity

  1. Christmas for Kids – Beverly Judd, Jonesboro Jaycees
  2. 2008 Wicked Escape – Toby Stephens, Magnolia Jaycees
  3. March of Dimes March for Babies Kids’ Corner – Erica Swindle, Jonesboro Jaycees

Individual Development Area of Opportunity

  1. New Year’s Eve Party – Shonna Laws, Jonesboro Jaycees
  2. Dog ‘n’ Suds – Patrick Black, Jonesboro Jaycees
  3. Guitar Lessons – Nick Davis, Jonesboro Jaycees

International Area of Opportunity

  1. 2008 Arkansas Jaycees Year-End Celebration – Amber Gill, Paragould Jaycees