Our Mission

Statesboro Jaycees’ mission is to provide development opportunities for young people (ages 21-40) to create positive change. Statesboro Jaycees has a long history in Bulloch County and archives until present can be seen at: https://bit.do/StatesboroJaycees_history. Our Statesboro chapter was resurrected in 2014, and is still going strong.

Our Officers

Christy Kennedy - President

Office Manager, Kennedy’s Heating & Air, Inc.

HOBBIES:

When I’m not working or doing class work (currently student at Georgia Southern), I enjoy traveling (especially to Walt Disney World), journaling, coloring, and spending time with my friends and family.

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

Relay for Life of Bulloch/GSU
Statesboro Exchange Club
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Coastal Empire 2012 – 2016

AWARDS/ACCOLADES

Statesboro Herald’s 2021 20 Under 40

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

 I grew up in Statesboro and have always had a love for our community and passion for volunteering. As I got older, I realized I wanted to step out on my own and be involved in the community I love. I was invited to Jaycees by Chris Wiggins and realized quickly that I wanted to join and be a part of this group of young adults with the same love for Statesboro and passion for volunteering as me. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Jaycees so far and look forward to continuing to serve alongside this great group of people.

Statesboro Jaycees | Division of JCI USA | Volunteer | Fundraiser | Networking

Meredith Avery - Vice President

Epidemiologist, Coastal Health District

HOBBIES:

Spending time with family and friends, GSU football, cooking, and concerts

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

Georgia Public Health Association

Awards/Accolades

Georgia Southern Alumni 40 Under 40 Class of 2021
2022 Statesboro Herald 20 Under 40

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

I love the Statesboro community and wanted to become more involved with serving others in the community as well as meeting people with the same goals and interests as me.

Lauren Avery -- Membership Director

Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner, Carl Vinson VA Medical Center

Hobbies

Attending GSU football games and tailgating, concerts, spending time with family and friends

Other groups involved in

Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Inc.

Why I joined the Jaycees

I have always enjoyed volunteering and serving others, especially in our local community. The Statesboro Jaycees seemed like the perfect opportunity to meet other young professionals striving towards the same goals. This organization makes a significant impact in our community and I’m so proud to be a member.

Bailey Catrabone -- Events Director

Head of Billing and Promotionals, Davis Marketing Company

Hobbies:

My husband and I love having our friends over for dinners and get-togethers. I love to experiment in the kitchen when I have time. I also like helping friends get  ready for special events by doing their hair and makeup.

Other Groups Involved In:

Professional Women of Statesboro

Why I Joined the Jaycees:

Since a young age I have always found myself volunteering and involved in the community. After college I wanted to keep up with volunteering and being a part of something bigger than myself. Joining the Jaycees seemed like the perfect fit. Statesboro is my home and it is very important to me to be a part of the community. I love to see it grow and prosper.

Mandy Kennedy -- Communications Director

Senior Office Manager, Kennedy's Heating & Air, Inc.

HOBBIES:

Spending time with family and friends, golf cart/side-by-side rides, baking, traveling, and spending time with my two dogs (aka my babies)

AWARDS:

Statesboro Herald’s “20 under 40” Class of 2022

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

To connect with other people who have the same passion for our community as I do. I also loved the idea of having more volunteer opportunities.

Sydney Davis -- Secretary

Real Estate Marketing Manager & Office Manager, Great Georgia Realty

Hobbies:

Weightlifting, Charcuterie Boards, Creative Writing

Why I Joined the Jaycees:

As a Statesboro Native and Double Eagle, there’s nothing I want more than to see our community grow & prosper! To me, that starts with professional development and community service. Jaycees provides the opportunity for both in a fun, social environment. Once I started asking around, I was floored by the number of people who had been members and only had great things to say about the club. After attending my first meeting, I knew Jaycees was where I wanted to be!

Matt LaTulip -- Treasurer

Financial Institution Specialist, Steve H. Powell & Co.

Statesboro Jaycees | Division of JCI USA | Volunteer | Fundraiser | Networking

Hugh Mays - Executive Director

Sales Director, Digital Office Equipment

Hobbies:

Golf, Piano, Kayaking, Camping, Hiking, Fishing

Other Groups Involved In:

Ogeechee Masonic Lodge #213

Knights Templar Eye Foundation Life Sponsor

Awards/Accolades

2021 Statesboro Jaycees Outstanding Leadership Award

2018 Statesboro Herald top 20 under 40

2018 Jaycees International Rising Star Award

2017 BNI Regional & Chapter Member of the Year Award

Why I Joined the Jaycees:

To serve my community, to become a leader, to develop and better my personal and professional skills, and to create friendships that will last a lifetime 

Matt Waters - Executive Director

Financial Institution Specialist, Steve H. Powell & Co.

Christy Kennedy - President

Office Manager, Kennedy’s Heating & Air, Inc.

HOBBIES:

When I’m not working or doing class work (currently student at Georgia Southern), I enjoy traveling (especially to Walt Disney World), journaling, coloring, and spending time with my friends and family.

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

Relay for Life of Bulloch/GSU
Statesboro Exchange Club
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Coastal Empire 2012 – 2016

AWARDS/ACCOLADES

Statesboro Herald’s 2021 20 Under 40

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

 I grew up in Statesboro and have always had a love for our community and passion for volunteering. As I got older, I realized I wanted to step out on my own and be involved in the community I love. I was invited to Jaycees by Chris Wiggins and realized quickly that I wanted to join and be a part of this group of young adults with the same love for Statesboro and passion for volunteering as me. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Jaycees so far and look forward to continuing to serve alongside this great group of people.

Meredith Avery - Vice President

Epidemiologist, Coastal Health District

HOBBIES:

Spending time with family and friends, GSU football, cooking, and concerts

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

Georgia Public Health Association

Awards/Accolades

Georgia Southern Alumni 40 Under 40 Class of 2021
2022 Statesboro Herald 20 Under 40

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

I love the Statesboro community and wanted to become more involved with serving others in the community as well as meeting people with the same goals and interests as me.

Lauren Avery - Membership Director

Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner, Carl Vinson VA Medical Center

Hobbies

Attending GSU football games and tailgating, concerts, spending time with family and friends

Other groups involved in

Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Inc.

Why I joined the Jaycees

I have always enjoyed volunteering and serving others, especially in our local community. The Statesboro Jaycees seemed like the perfect opportunity to meet other young professionals striving towards the same goals. This organization makes a significant impact in our community and I’m so proud to be a member.

Bailey Catrabone - Events Director

Head of Billing and Promotionals, Davis Marketing Company

HOBBIES:
My husband and I love having our friends over for dinners and get-togethers. I love to experiment in the kitchen when I have time. I also like helping friends get  ready for special events by doing their hair and makeup.

OTHER GROUPS:
Professional Women of Statesboro

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:
Since a young age I have always found myself volunteering and involved in the community. After college I wanted to keep up with volunteering and being a part of something bigger than myself. Joining the Jaycees seemed like the perfect fit. Statesboro is my home and it is very important to me to be a part of the community. I love to see it grow and prosper.

Mandy Kennedy - Communications Director

Senior Office Manager, Kennedy's Heating & Air, Inc.

HOBBIES:

Spending time with family and friends, golf cart/side-by-side rides, baking, traveling, and spending time with my two dogs (aka my babies)

AWARDS:

Statesboro Herald’s “20 under 40” Class of 2022

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

To connect with other people who have the same passion for our community as I do. I also loved the idea of having more volunteer opportunities.

 

Sydney Davis - Secretary

Real Estate Marketing Manager & Office Manager, Great Georgia Realty

HOBBIES:
Weightlifting, Charcuterie Boards, Creative Writing

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:
As a Statesboro Native and Double Eagle, there’s nothing I want more than to see our community grow & prosper! To me, that starts with professional development and community service. Jaycees provides the opportunity for both in a fun, social environment. Once I started asking around, I was floored by the number of people who had been members and only had great things to say about the club. After attending my first meeting, I knew Jaycees was where I wanted to be!

Matt LaTulip - Treasurer

Financial Institution Specialist, Steve H. Powell & Co.

Statesboro Jaycees | Division of JCI USA | Volunteer | Fundraiser | Networking

Hugh Mays - Executive Director

Sales Director, Digital Office Equipment

HOBBIES:

Golf, Piano, Kayaking, Camping, Hiking, Fishing 

OTHER GROUPS:

Ogeechee Masonic Lodge #213 

Knights Templar Eye Foundation Life Sponsor 

AWARDS/ACCOLADES:

2021 Statesboro Jaycees Outstanding Leadership Award 

2018 Statesboro Herald top 20 under 40 

2018 Jaycees International Rising Star Award 

2017 BNI Regional & Chapter Member of the Year Award 

WHY I BECAME A JAYCEE:

To serve my community, to become a leader, to develop and better my personal and professional skills, and to create friendships that will last a lifetime 

Statesboro Jaycees | Division of JCI USA | Volunteer | Fundraiser | Networking

Matt Waters - Executive Director

Financial Institution Specialist, Steve H. Powell & Co.