The Palatine Jaycees were honored for their community work by the Jaycee organization on a state level for 2017 achievements at the Illinois Jaycees Year-end General Assembly on January 27, 2018.
The Palatine Jaycees were the overall winner in the areas of Community Programming for 2017 in the State of Illinois and won the Parade of Chapter for 2017. Contributing to this honor, the Palatine Jaycees received a number of individual state recognition awards for 2017:
- Outstanding Local Officer, Courtney Kulig
- Outstanding State Director, Robert Doty
- Outstanding Treasurer, Danielle Green
- Rookie of the Year for the State, Stephanie Stopka
The Palatine Jaycees also received a project award for the Best Skill Development Single Project Entry, Diamond Anniversary Celebration.
“We are honored by the recognition we have received from our peers,” said Sarah Harwerth-De Marco, 2017 Palatine Jaycee President. “We are always proud to be supportive members of our community. These awards are wonderful because they recognize the work we do for the community and the quality of people we have in our Chapter.”
Every year, the Palatine Jaycees conduct numerous programs to serve the community and accumulate funds for operation of the chapter and community events, grants and scholarships. Included in these projects are Hometown Fest (Fourth of July festival), Christmas tree sales, Easter Egg Hunt, STEM Fair and others, which benefit the community directly and help raise money.