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Jaycees win state awards

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The Brainerd Jaycees won several awards at the spring convention in Alexandria May 13-14. 

Chapter awards include gold chapter and placing second out of 80 in the parade of chapters.

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Several members of the board  were honored for their efforts. They include: Bill Lowe, gold president; Gabe Johnson, gold membership vice president; Angie Nelson, gold public relations vice president; Jenny Kellerman, silver management vice president; Sarah Peters, silver individual development vice president; Eric Charpentier, silver treasurer; and Tara Villnow, silver secretary.

Other members receiving honors were: Mary Devine, honored as the gold vice president at the state level; Roberta Jay, honored as the gold director for her role as the chairperson for the 21st Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza; Mary Zimmermann, honored as the bronze new Jaycee; and Kim McLellan, honored as the bronze Jaycee. Of special distinction are those receiving Presidential Medallions — an honor given to 75 members annually. The Brainerd chapter has two honorees for this award this year, Gabe Johnson and Sarah Stenerson.

The Brainerd Jaycees is an organization for men and women ages 18-40 to develop leadership skills through community service. This chapter of more than 130 members donates more than 75,000 hours and $200,000 to the Brainerd lakes community annually.

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