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Chapter holds End-of-the-Year Awards and Installation Banquet at the ROX Room

On Saturday, January 14th, the Ponchatoula Jaycees held their End-of-the-year Awards and Installation Banquet. The menu for the evening included a buffet style dinner and an open beer/wine bar. Each member was allowed to bring one guest. The evening began with an opening prayer and pledge.During this dressy-casual annual event, the outgoing chapter President has the opportunity to recognize and honor his/her executive board and general members with plaques. It is here that the outgoing President expresses his/her appreciation for each individual's hard work, support, and dedication throughout the past year. The outgoing President this year was Mr. Jeffrey Douglas. After presenting his awards to several officers and members, Jeffrey chose to make a personal speech before he discharged his 2016 Executive Board members and installed his successor, 2017 Chapter President, Mr. Brad Matherne. Incoming President Brad then installed his 2017 Officers and gave a brief speech regarding his goals and expectations for the coming year. Members in attendance concluded the ceremonial part of the evening by reciting the Jaycees Creed.

Congratulations to the 2017 Officers of the Ponchatoula Jaycees:

Brad Matherne - Local Chapter President

Serena Birch - Management Development VP

Corey Quigley - Community Development VP

Jamie Holley - Individual Development VP

Megan Quigley - Secretary

Melissa Doster - Treasurer

Cheri Barnes - Public Relations Director

Local Director - Leslie Guay

Local Direcctor - Elizabeth Avara

Chairman of the Board - Jeffrey Douglas