It was a big day for the DuBois Jaycees, as member Neil Hanes was officially named the 2019 President Elect for the Pennsylvania Jaycees at the State Conference that took place in State College, PA. This was a special moment for the DuBois Chapter since this feat hasn't been accomplished by a DuBois member since Elmer Myers in 1972.
Hanes will serve as the 83rd state President where he will work to continue the initiatives as set by current President, Colleen Witman, while also striving to obtain his own set goals.
Another DuBois member also received accolades and a special award for her dedication to the Pennsylvania Jaycees. Megan Vallely received the Eastern Institute Award for "Outstanding Performer" for the PA Jaycees organization. Vallely was nominated for this award by current state President, Colleen Witman who said that Megan has gone above and beyond for her and the Jaycees.
Chapter members from Hamburg, Scranton, DuBois and Phoenixville all participated in the state board meeting. Different activities such as team building fun, officer elections and the approval for the "Year of Planning Agenda" took place at this year's event. At the conclusion of the conference, Jaycee members then went to Tussey Mountain for go-cart riding and social hour.
This event marks one of the first State Conferences that has taken place in State College for its current membership. The next State Conference is scheduled to take place in February 2019 in Reading, PA.
Below are some pictures from this past year's event. Special thanks to Amy Newton (Hamburg Jaycees) for the great photos!