The North Platte Jaycees, also known as the Junior chamber of commerce, received three national awards in June from the United States Junior Chamber. The North Platte chapter was recognized as the most outstanding and presented with the Clarence H. Howard Memorial Award.
Also, 2012 NP Jaycee president Linda Shea was recognized and presented with the Charles Kulp Jr. Memorial Award for most outstanding local president for her term in 2012.
Lindsey Young also received national honors for her work as vice president of community development in 2012. She was awarded the Heidi Juttner Memorial Award as an outstanding local vice president.
The awards were presented at the annual U.S. Junior Chamber meeting in Seattle, Wash.
The North Platte Jaycees are a service organization for young adults age 21-40.
In addition to gaining leadership skills, the Jaycees raise awareness and support for many organizations throughout North Platte.
In 2012, the North Platte Jaycees donated more than $15,000 to assist over 35 organizations and individuals in the North Platte area.
“We could not do this without the support of our community members and businesses,” says Anderson “These awards are truly a testament to the commitment and support North Platte offers young adults who want to promote positive change within our community.”
Shea said, “all of the members of our organization put their heart in soul into running an organization that our community can be proud of.”
Rhonda Anderson is the 2013 president. She encourages young adults to get involved and take leadership role within their local community.
“Our mission is to create positive change throughout the communities we serve,” Anderson said.
The 2013 Nebraska Jaycees President, Keri Fisher, said these are the best of the best across the nation; North Platte should take notice and be very proud of the outstanding and prestigious awards, earned right here in Nebraska.”