Year joined the Jaycees
A Bit About John
John first joined the Jaycees in 1985. He served his local chapter as Management Vice President, Community Development VP, State Director and President. He has chaired many successful projects including Food Bank, Amateur Golf Tournament, Christmas Tree Lot, Haunted House, Fort Fun Construction & Air show at Patrick Henry airport.
He served the Virginia Jaycees as a District Director and as a key committee member for the Virginia Jaycee State Conventions held at the Hampton Coliseum. He was also a member of the Corps of Virginia Gentleman.
He has received several awards, including the EJ King Mehan Key Man Award and is a Life Member of the Virginia Jaycees.
His chapter writes: The embodiment of the Jaycee creed, John was involved in all facets of the organization elevating the chapter throughout the community, its members, and to fellow chapters alike. He became the go-to man when something needed to be done, often taking the lead and spearheading new ideas. Today, decades later he is still the glue that holds the chapter's memories and its members together, including a driving force on the committee for tonight’s reunion.
A Bit About Jin
Jin joined the Jaycees in 1990. He served his local chapter as Vice President, President, and Chairman of the Board. He has chaired successful projects including BINGO bi-weekly fundraiser, Leukemia Bowl, Beer Pour, the NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick and the MLB Pitch, Hit, and Run events.
His chapter writes: As an originating member of the expansion Hampton Jaycees, he was instrumental in the survival of the chapter, ultimately serving as President. He played a significant part in the structure and recruitment that would propel the chapter into the future. He was the driving force for key changes that included: a service area expansion with a name change to Peninsula Jaycees, an annual Leukemia Bowl, and the initiation of an ambitious year round midnight BINGO, which would pull in over $60k a year for many years, allowing the chapter to send campers to Camp Virginia Jaycees and to support the local communities. Earning President of the Year honors shortly before exhausting, his chapter and its members today, are still in his debt for his devotion and dedication to the Jaycee cause.
A Bit About Lorraine
Lorraine served her local chapter in various roles including Vice President, President, and Chairman of the Board. She was the chapter’s first female President who implemented key signature projects such as Party on the Pagon, Cozzy’s for Kids, and founded Jaycee TGIF.
She is a Life Member of the Virginia Jaycees.
Her chapter writes: She embodied the heart and soul of our chapter, leading it into the future as a household name that the community could count on for years to come. From Christmas parades and memorial day flags, to state convention traditions that are still remembered, she was instrumental to it all. After exhausting out of the Jaycees, she has continued service through the Kiwanis, while never leaving the Jaycee movement by supporting various chapters with the use of her business for meetings and many large projects, such as Womanless Beauty Pageant, JaySeas Fest, and now, tonight’s Rooster Reunion.
A Bit About George
George served his local chapter as State Director. He is known for mentoring generations of Jaycees over the course of his 30 year Jaycee career.
He has received several awards, including the JCI USA Outstanding Chapter award for the East Coast Surfing Championships in 2019 and the Virginia Jaycees Outstanding Project Award in 2021. He is also a Life Member of the Virginia Jaycees.
His chapter writes: He has spent his lifetime after aging out as an active Jaycee and has been involved with ECSC and his local chapter. His leadership, initiative and ability to unify the community are the reasons the East Coast Surfing Championship has continued and flourished for 60 years!