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The DuBois Jaycees & President Sheri Price receive PA Jaycees awards

The DuBois Jaycees have been named the 2020 recipient of "The Carrie Reich Memorial" award. This distinguished PA Jaycees State award is given to the state Chapter who lives up to our motto, "Service to humanity is the best work of life."

The award is named after the late PA Jaycee President and York Jaycee member, Carrie Reich, who died suddenly during her term as State President. Her dedication and passion to the Jaycees and "service to humanity," were the reason this award was created in her memory.

The 2021 DuBois Jaycees President Sheri Price said, "I have a full team of people who make it easy to dare to serve. On that note, I am also pleased that the DuBois Area Jaycees received the Carrie Reich Memorial Award for embodying that service to humanity is the best work of life."

The DuBois Chapter also received "The Carrie Reich Memorial" for their work in 2017. Our Chapter is so grateful, humbled, and honored to have received this recognition from the state organization. We will continue to serve our community, its citizens and always ensure that service to humanity is the best work of life for many years to come.


The 2020 (and currently the 2021) DuBois Jaycee President, Sheri Price was named as one of the "Dare To" award recipients from State President Neil Hanes at the Virtual award presentation held on Friday, Jan. 29th. According to Hanes, "The Dare To Award encompasses many attributes some of which include overcoming adversity, evolving as a leader, facing the pandemic as a hurdle that can be jumped over rather than feared, and made their Chapter better because they stepped up to the challenge that was 2020.

Price faced a challenge in first year of presidency like many other State Presidents in Pennsylvania when it came to the coronavirus pandemic. While she knew it was going to be rough to hold fundraisers that were safe during a worldwide pandemic, Price didn't let deter her or her membership from their mission in serving their community.

Over the course of 2020, the DuBois Jaycees were able to do a drive-by Easter Egg Hunt, a gift card tree raffle, virtual scholarship interviews, held their Golf Scramble for Scholarship and partnered with the DuBois Chamber for theirs, did a Virtual Cash Bash in lieu of their normal reverse lottery and held both their Thanksgiving Dinner deliveries and Christmas Shopping spree for local families. In some cases, their events were better attended and raised more funds than in previous "normal" years.

"I am so humbled to be one of three local Jaycees chapter presidents to receive a 2020 "Dare To" Award from the Pennsylvania Jaycees. This award was presented to a few of us who dared to be innovative, dared to persevere, and dared to let nothing stop us," Price said of receiving this award.

The phrase, "Dare To," came from State President Neil Hanes' slogan during his tenure as the PA Jaycees State President. His motto was a reminder that you can do anything when you dare to challenge yourself and not let fear stop you from something that seems impossible. That is why he created the award for those who 'dared to' step out of their comfort zone and become a leader among their community and their Chapter.

Price was one of three Presidents named as a recipient of the "Dare To" award. John Stinavage of the Honesdale Jaycees and Molly Hargreaves of the Beaver Area Jaycees were also honored with this award as well.

Congrats to all the winners named by the PA Jaycees. A full list of the award recipients can be found on their Facebook page.

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