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

Hugh Mays - President

Branch Manager at Digital Office Equipment

HOBBIES:

Golf, Piano, Woodworking.

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

• Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce
• Thomson-McDuffie County Chamber of Commerce
• Ogeechee Masonic Lodge #213 of Statesboro, GA
• Knights Templar Eye Foundation

AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS:

• 2018 Statesboro Herald top 20 under 40
• 2018 Jaycees International Rising Star
• President- Chapter of the Year BNI Hilton Head/Savannah Franchise
• Member of the Year- Island Business Networkers 2016
• Member of the Year- Island Business Networkers 2017

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

I saw the Jaycees in our community making a difference locally and they always seemed to have such a fun time. I wanted to be part of the great work they were doing. Joining our chapter has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

Allison Murphy - Vice President

Office Representative, State Farm Insurance

HOBBIES:

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time at the lake with my family, hunting and shooting skeet, and traveling to new places with my husband, Ashley Murphy.

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

  • Leadership Bulloch Alumni
  • Dancing with the Statesboro Stars

AWARDS/ACCOLADES:

  • Leadership Bulloch Class of 2019
  • Leadership Emanuel Class of 2016

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

When my husband and I moved to Bulloch County in 2017, I did not know many people, nor did I know much about the community. The past President of the Statesboro Jaycees invited me to a meeting, and I immediately knew this was the organization I wanted to volunteer my time to. I have always been dedicated to giving back and helping my community, and this amazing organization does just that. Since becoming a member, I have grown both personally and professionally, all while making friendships that I know will last a lifetime.

Hayden LaTulip -Communications Director

Client Success Manager, UP Market Media

HOBBIES:

Traveling, cooking and baking, and beekeeping!

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

Ogeechee Area Beekeepers Association

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

While I’m not originally from Statesboro, my husband and I made the decision to make it our forever home. I joined the Jaycees with the goals of investing in this community and expanding my network as a young professional. Best decision ever! I’ve made so many wonderful connections and I am proud of the things we accomplish as a team.

Britt Hendrix - Membership Director

HOBBIES:

Playing guitar

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

Statesboro Home Builders Association 

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

I joined the Jaycees to help create a fun/efficient avenue for giving back to our community and to secure its sustainability.  Through the years I have found that this group has served as a constant source of support personally as well as in business. 

Miranda Winter - Events Director

Real Estate Paralegal, Stafford Law Group

HOBBIES:

In my spare time I enjoy singing and playing guitar. I play at local venues and for various events around the community. I also enjoy deer and turkey hunting with my husband and spending time with friends, family and our 2 dogs, Prim and Jack. 

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

Chamber of Commerce Member Engagement Committee
Statesboro Home Builders Association Associate Vice President
Professional Women of Statesboro
Leadership Bulloch Alumni

AWARDS/ACCOLADES:

Statesboro Voice Winner 2018
Chamber of Commerce Committee of the Year 2018
Statesboro Magazine’s Most Fabulist Artist 2019
Leadership Bulloch Class of 2019

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

Being fairly new to the area in 2016, I didn’t know a lot of people nor did I know very much about the community. I was invited to a meeting by one of our past Presidents and knew right away that this was the origination for me. The Jaycees have really helped me personally and professionally, through networking, fundraising and community events. I’ve learned so much about myself as an individual and a young professional through this origination. Professionally, this organization has opened doors and put me in touch with the right people to help advance my career. Personally, it has helped me learn about my community and how I can help make a difference. It’s been very rewarding to be able to give back to my community and actually see the impact that the Jaycees make.  Not only have I grown personally and professionally and gotten to know my community, but I’ve made lifelong friends to continue on this journey with me.

 

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Meredith Avery - Secretary

Epidemiologist, Coastal Health District

HOBBIES:

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

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

Georgia Public Health Association

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.

Christy Kennedy - Treasurer

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

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.

Peyton Fuller - Director

Senior Accountant, Bulloch County Board of Commissioners

HOBBIES:

Traveling, cooking, reading, and having a good time with friends.

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

Leadership Bulloch Alumni
Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau Board Member
Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market Board Member

AWARDS/ACCOLADES:

Statesboro Herald 20 Under 40 2017

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

I have been involved with the Jaycees since 2015.  Around this time I began to realize how much I enjoyed community service and giving back to Statesboro.  The Jaycees were a great way to do both while making great friends and developing relationships that have lasted since the beginning.  It is great to be a part of a group of young professionals that are motivated to make a difference.

Matthew Waters - Director

Financial Institution Specialist - Steve H. Powell & Co.

HOBBIES:

Playing guitar, going to the gym, duck hunting, reading.

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

UGA Alpha Gamma Rho Alumni Board Secretary

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

For fellowship and to be more involved in the community. 

Hugh Mays - President

Branch Manager at Digital Office Equipment

HOBBIES:

Golf, Piano, Woodworking.

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

• Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce
• Thomson-McDuffie County Chamber of Commerce
• Ogeechee Masonic Lodge #213 of Statesboro, GA
• Knights Templar Eye Foundation

AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS:

• 2018 Statesboro Herald top 20 under 40
• 2018 Jaycees International Rising Star
• President- Chapter of the Year BNI Hilton Head/Savannah Franchise
• Member of the Year- Island Business Networkers 2016
• Member of the Year- Island Business Networkers 2017

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

I saw the Jaycees in our community making a difference locally and they always seemed to have such a fun time. I wanted to be part of the great work they were doing. Joining our chapter has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

Allison Murphy - VP of Management

Office Representative, State Farm Insurance

HOBBIES:

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time at the lake with my family, hunting and shooting skeet, and traveling to new places with my husband, Ashley Murphy.

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

  • Leadership Bulloch Alumni
  • Dancing with the Statesboro Stars

AWARDS/ACCOLADES:

  • Leadership Bulloch Class of 2019
  • Leadership Emanuel Class of 2016

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

When my husband and I moved to Bulloch County in 2017, I did not know many people, nor did I know much about the community. The past President of the Statesboro Jaycees invited me to a meeting, and I immediately knew this was the organization I wanted to volunteer my time to. I have always been dedicated to giving back and helping my community, and this amazing organization does just that. Since becoming a member, I have grown both personally and professionally, all while making friendships that I know will last a lifetime.

Hayden LaTulip - Communications Director

Client Success Manager at UP Market Media

HOBBIES:

Traveling, cooking and baking, and beekeeping!

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

• Ogeechee Area Beekeepers Association

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

While I’m not originally from Statesboro, my husband and I made the decision to make it our forever home. I joined the Jaycees with the goals of investing in this community and expanding my network as a young professional. Best decision ever! I’ve made so many wonderful connections and I am proud of the things we accomplish as a team.

Britt Hendrix - Membership Director

HOBBIES:

Playing guitar

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

Statesboro Home Builders Association 

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

I joined the Jaycees to help create a fun/efficient avenue for giving back to our community and to secure its sustainability.  Through the years I have found that this group has served as a constant source of support personally as well as in business. 

Miranda Winter - Events Director

Real Estate Paralegal, Stafford Law Group

HOBBIES:

In my spare time I enjoy singing and playing guitar. I play at local venues and for various events around the community. I also enjoy deer and turkey hunting with my husband and spending time with friends, family and our 2 dogs, Prim and Jack. 

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

  • Chamber of Commerce Member Engagement Committee
  • Statesboro Home Builders Association Associate Vice President
  • Professional Women of Statesboro
  • Leadership Bulloch Alumni

AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS:

  • Statesboro Voice Winner 2018
  • Chamber of Commerce Committee of the Year 2018
  • Statesboro Magazine’s Most Fabulist Artist 2019
  • Leadership Bulloch Class of 2019

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

Being fairly new to the area in 2016, I didn’t know a lot of people nor did I know very much about the community. I was invited to a meeting by one of our past Presidents and knew right away that this was the origination for me. The Jaycees have really helped me personally and professionally, through networking, fundraising and community events. I’ve learned so much about myself as an individual and a young professional through this origination. Professionally, this organization has opened doors and put me in touch with the right people to help advance my career. Personally, it has helped me learn about my community and how I can help make a difference. It’s been very rewarding to be able to give back to my community and actually see the impact that the Jaycees make.  Not only have I grown personally and professionally and gotten to know my community, but I’ve made lifelong friends to continue on this journey with me.

Meredith Avery - Secretary

Epidemiologist, Coastal Health District

HOBBIES:

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

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

Georgia Public Health Association

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.

 

Christy Kennedy - Treasurer

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

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.

Peyton Fuller - Director

Senior Accountant - Bulloch County Board of Commissioners

HOBBIES:

Traveling, cooking, reading, and having a good time with friends.

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

  • Leadership Bulloch Alumni
  • Leadership Southeast Georgia Class of 2021
  • Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau Board Member
  • Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market Board Member

AWARDS/ACCOLADES:

Statesboro Herald 20 Under 40 2017

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

I have been involved with the Jaycees since 2015.  Around this time I began to realize how much I enjoyed community service and giving back to Statesboro.  The Jaycees were a great way to do both while making great friends and developing relationships that have lasted since the beginning.  It is great to be a part of a group of young professionals that are motivated to make a difference.

Matthew Waters - Director

Financial Institution Specialist - Steve H. Powell & Co.

HOBBIES:

Playing guitar, going to the gym, duck hunting, reading.

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

  • UGA Alpha Gamma Rho Alumni Board Secretary

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

For fellowship and to be more involved in the community.