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.
For Information on how to submit a nomination package please reference:
Congratulations to Mr. Charles Barker,
The 2011 First Citizen of Virginia Beach!
The Virginia Beach Jaycees annually award 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 their time, talents and efforts towards the better of Virginia Beach. Money raised by the First Citizen Dinner will be utilized in sending handicapped children to Camp Jaycees, taking children from low income homes shopping for their families at Christmas and various other community service projects.
The event will be on May 23, 2012 at The Westin Hotel in Virginia Beach Towncenter.
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Congratulating Mr. Charles Barker:
Virginia Jaycees State President, Patrick Knightly
Virginia Beach Jaycees Chapter President, Sara Levin
First Citizen Chair, Jocelyn M. Orr
That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life:
That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;
That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise;
That government should be of laws rather than of men;
That earth’s great treasure lies in human personality;
And that service to humanity is the BEST WORK OF LIFE.
This year’s 2012 Special Olympics was incredible! We had such a great time and made so many great connections. Our chapter made a great showing and everyone was eager to help out. The athletes were excited to have us and a few of them even mentioned Camp Virginia Jaycee. Can’t wait til next year!