The Virginia Beach Jaycees
Cordially invite you to attend the
Reception in honor of
2012 First Citizen
Monday, July 15, 2013
Cocktails 6:30 pm
The Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
3001 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23451
Governor Robert F. McDonnell
Mayor William D. Sessoms
Linwood O. Branch III
Tickets are available for:
Tables of 10 = $1650
Individual = $175
Former First Citizens Free
Guests = $145
Kindly RSVP no later than July 5, 2013.
Virginia Beach Jaycees
4205 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Attn: Kathleen Pearson
or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Payments can be made to the
Virginia Beach Jaycee
Join us for the
1st Annual King of the Surf Fitness Challenge
August 25th 2013 at 4th Street on the Boardwalk at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
Challenge Start Time: 8:00am
Pre-Registration Rate $30 each until August 12th
Day of Walk-Up Registration $35 each; Cash or Credit will only be accepted from 6:30am to 7:30am
For additional event information, visit us at: www.surfecsc.com/events/kingofthesurf
A regal start on the Sand at 4th Street with a 1 Mile Soft Sand Run, a 500 Meter Coastal Swim ending with a 300 Meter obstacle dash to the Finish Line at 4th Street; for a total of 1.5 miles.
“Do You Have What it takes to Claim the Throne? Compete, Conquer the Surf and Claim the title of King of the Surf!”
On an early April morning, the Virginia Beach Jaycees were up and out, learning how be of service if ever called upon. Twenty dedicated Jaycees attended the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad CPR training course. The all volunteer Virginia Beach Rescue offers this course to groups and individuals throughout the community. Due to their tireless efforts Virginia Beach has one of the highest cardiac emergency survival rates in the country, nearing 50%.
If you are interested in opportunities like CPR training, the 51st Annual Costal Edge ECSC Surfing Championship, wine tastings, and many community enrichment projects please contact us today. Join us for our monthly happy hour on the first thursday of each the month or attend our monthly members meeting where we will share the details of the coming months activities with you. We look forward to meeting you soon.
2012 First Citizen of Virginia Beach
Posted on: 2:43 pm, April 30, 2013, by Holly Henry, updated on: 03:02pm, April 30, 2013
Photo: Virginia Beach Jaycees
Virginia Beach, Va. – TheVirginia Beach Jaycees have chosen longtime hotelier and civic leader Bruce Thompson as their 2012 Virginia Beach First Citizen, according to a news release issued on Tuesday.
Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Gold Key PHR Hotels & Resorts, joins 61 prior honorees that have devoted their time, talents, and leadership to benefit Virginia Beach and its citizens, says Kathleen Pearson of the Virginia Beach Jaycees.
“Bruce Thompson has not only been a force in the city’s tourism industry but he has also made significant contributions to causes important to him and the area,” said Andrew Thomas, President of the Virginia Beach Jaycees, who presented Thompson with a certificate designating him as the First Citizen at Gold Key PHR’s headquarters off Laskin Road. As a result of his son Josh’s continuing battle with ALS, Thompson helped organized the annual JT Walk to Defeat ALS, which has raised over $5 million. “That Bruce has been able to continue being an outstanding corporate and community leader throughout this crisis is a tribute to his resolve and character,” wrote Gold Key Vice President Bob Howard in a letter supporting the nomination.
Virginia Beach Jaycees officials say Thompson was also instrumental in the creation ofGrommet Island Beach Park and Playground on the oceanfront at 1st Street, the first fully accessible facility of its kind for the disabled, and has given generously to a host of other organizations, including the Virginia Aquarium, the Virginia Gentlemen, Virginia Beach Neptune Festival and the Hampton Roads Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. In addition he has served on the EVMS Foundation Board of Trustees, Resort Leadership Council and the Virginia Small Business Financial Authority.
“Bruce’s personal and professional accomplishments speak for themselves,” wrote former Virginia Beach Councilman Linwood Branch in his nomination letter. “I don’t believe there could be a more worthy or deserving honoree because he is someone who has truly made our city a better place to live.”
The Virginia Beach Jaycees are excited to now be accepting nominations for the 2012 Virginia Beach First Citizen!
The Virginia Beach Jaycees annually awards an individual as The First Citizen of Virginia Beach. This time honored tradition, which started in 1950, is presented to an outstanding individual who best embodies the Jaycee Creed. Recipients exemplify the spirit of citizenship and leadership through the use of their time, talents and efforts toward the betterment of Virginia Beach.
This years deadline for submitting nomination packages is April 9, 2013. An undisclosed panel of five influential Virginia Beach citizens will select the 2012 award recipient. Details regarding the First Citizen gala and awards ceremony will be announced after the 2012 recipient has been notified.