JCI Santa Clarita has a New Leader and Board

by | Jan 24, 2020 | Community

Santa Clarita, California: JCI Santa Clarita is excited to announce that we have a new leader for 2020. Sharene Duzick is our 23rd President of our local chapter. Here is a little about Sharlene. Sharlene became active in the non-profit sector to have a positive impact on the welfare of those in Santa Clarita wherever possible early on in life. As a former Miss Santa Clarita and intern for Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, her service took the form of volunteering and fundraising for organizations such as Single Mothers Outreach, the Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, Student’s Off and Running and so many more. In 2019 Sharlene served as the Manager-At-Large for JCI Santa Clarita, helping support the Executive team. She also serves as a member of the William S. Hart School District, Bond Measure SA Oversight Committee and sits on several local boards and committees such as the WiSH Education Foundation, NextSCV, College of the Canyons Alumni Committee and College of the Canyons Foundation Board. Her quote that she lives by is, “the meaning of life is finding your gift; the purpose of life is giving it away.”
Sharlene along with the rest of the board members are going to make this year amazing. They have brought together a list of hard-working individuals that are doing so much in our community and we expect great things from them this year. The new board members are as follows:
Taylor Kellstrom, Immediate Past President
Jonathan Waymire, Executive Vice President
Christian Dadulak, Vice President of Trainings and Events
Joe Bealer, Vice President of Membership
Kelsey Alter, Secretary
Jessica Chambers, Vice President of Community
Cass Stauffer, Vice President of Civic Engagement
Cindy Curtis, Treasurer
Alexander Hafizi, Vice President of Marketing and Communications
This past January, the Jaycees held their annual board retreat to get this year started with a bang. Facilitated by Jenny Ketchapaw and Debbie Holbrook-Akper, former board members and past presidents, the new board got the chance to brainstorm, find out each other’s strengths and construct a plan for the rest of the year. We cannot wait to share all the fun we have set up for 2020. We hope you will join us at our events. Join us on February 6, to meet the new board at Vincenzo’s Pizza in Saugus for our monthly Chat N’ Chill. This event occurs every first Thursday of the month, starting at 6 p.m. with the location subject to change each month. Each event hosts a notable guest speaker, from dignitaries to community leaders, we always have someone lending their expert opinion and their story on how to improve yourself. Afterwards, stay to chat and chill with members of JCI Santa Clarita who will share details on our latest and upcoming projects and events as well as upcoming volunteer and leadership training opportunities.
JCI Coffee & Connections are every second Saturday of each month, starting at 9 a.m. at Starbucks in Granary Square. Join us this February 8, to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee (or tea) with friends, members and alumni of JCI Santa Clarita. This is a great opportunity to meet and make deep and meaningful connections!
Since we are a leadership organization and want to make sure everyone can thrive in their lives, we will have all different kinds of training throughout the year. Our first one is Strength Finders Training with Jenny Ketchepaw on February 25.
For more information about the JCI Santa Clarita, please visit our website: www.jcisantaclarita.com, we hope to see you soon at one of our events.



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