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

Hayden LaTulip - President

Manager of Marketing & Operations, Hall & Navarro

HOBBIES:

Traveling, cooking, shooting clays, kayaking.

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

Professional Women of Statesboro

AWARDS/ACCOLADES

Statesboro Herald’s 2021 20 Under 40

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. I have made so many wonderful connections, expanded my skills as a leader, and am proud of the things we accomplish as a team.

Meagan Lee - Vice President

Director of Sales, Holiday Inn Express

HOBBIES:

Horseback riding, hiking, and traveling

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

  • Professional Women of Statesboro
  • Statesboro Bulloch Chamber, Board Member

AWARDS/ACCOLADES:

  • Lynda Brannen Williamson Women’s Leadership Academy Class of 2017
  • 20 Under 40 Class of 2017
  • Leadership Bulloch Class of 2016

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

I joined the Statesboro Jaycees to build relationships with other young professionals who strive to be servant leaders in their community.

Katie Christmas - Membership Director

Financial Aid Counselor, Georgia Southern University

HOBBIES:

Spending time with family, baking, trying new things, and all things Georgia Southern.

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Advisors
  • Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

I’ve always had this huge desire to make the world a better place and what better place to start than my own community? Jaycees gave me a healthy social life while also contributing to the well being of the place I call home.

Bailey Catrabone -- Events Director

Head of Billing and Promotionals, Davis Marketing Company

Hobbies:

My Fiance (will change to Husband in March) 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.

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.
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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

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.

Allison Murphy - Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion Council Chair

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.

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

Chris Wiggins - Executive Director

Retail Market Manager, Synovus Bank

Hayden LaTulip - President

Manager of Marketing & Operations, Hall & Navarro

HOBBIES:

Traveling, cooking, shooting clays, kayaking.

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

Professional Women of Statesboro

AWARDS/ACCOLADES

Statesboro Herald’s 2021 20 Under 40

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. I have made so many wonderful connections, expanded my skills as a leader, and am proud of the things we accomplish as a team.

Meagan Lee - Vice President

Director of Sales, Holiday Inn Express

HOBBIES:

Horseback riding, hiking, and traveling

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

  • Professional Women of Statesboro
  • Statesboro Bulloch Chamber, Board Member

AWARDS/ACCOLADES:

  • Lynda Brannen Williamson Women’s Leadership Academy Class of 2017
  • 20 Under 40 Class of 2017
  • Leadership Bulloch Class of 2016

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

I joined the Statesboro Jaycees to build relationships with other young professionals who strive to be servant leaders in their community.

Katie Christmas - Membership Director

Financial Aid Counselor, Georgia Southern University

HOBBIES:

Spending time with family, baking, trying new things, and all things Georgia Southern.

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Advisors
  • Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

I’ve always had this huge desire to make the world a better place and what better place to start than my own community? Jaycees gave me a healthy social life while also contributing to the well being of the place I call home.

Bailey Catrabone - Events Director

Head of Billing and Promotionals, Davis Marketing Company

HOBBIES:

My Fiance(will change to Husband in March) 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.

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.

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

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.

Allison Murphy - Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion Council Chair

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.

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

Chris Wiggins - Executive Director

Retail Market Manager, Synovus Bank