HB&R Member, Tricia Buehne is the 2019 Jaycees National President. Tricia decided back in 2017 to run for President of JCI USA (US Jaycees). She selected Be the Change as her slogan for 2019. The reason for the slogan is; she wants everyone to Be The Change in their community, in their organization and in themselves. She wants everyone to reach their highest potential. She always quotes Gandhi – “Be the change that you wish to see in the world”. She spent much of the 2018 traveling to many states to promote the Jaycees and to campaign. The Annual JCI USA (Jaycees) meeting was held at the Double Tree by Hilton in Denver Colorado. From Sept. 27-30. On Friday, Vanessa Birchler, who is President of the Illinois Jaycees and from the New Baden Jaycees, nominated Tricia. Tricia then gave her speech and played a video. Friday night Tricia had a hospitality room where she was available to talk with voting Jaycees from all over the USA. Each state is assigned a number of votes depending on their membership numbers, for example Illinois had 43 electoral votes they can cast for the candidates (All 43 went to Tricia.). 192 were needed to win. On Saturday morning, with a vote of 249 to 133. Tricia was elected. Her opponent was Neil Fitzgerald from California. 44 Jaycees from Illinois attended the convention to support Tricia. Tricia will lead the Jaycees of the USA starting Jan. 1, 2019. This will involve many hours of meetings and traveling. She will also represent the US Jaycees at international meetings. She will attend a Presidents retreat in Puerto Rico, where she will meet other world Jaycee leaders for training and planning. Then the Conference of Americas in Mendoza, Argentina and World Congress in Tallinn, Estonia. Tricia has also made plans this October to attend the 2019 World Congress in Goa, India. Goals for 2019: To start new chapters all over the United States and to recruit and “I am excited and I can’t wait to work with the Jaycees all over the United States. I have been a member for 17 years and this definitely my biggest achievement! I am ready to motivate and inspire members and make sure we make the biggest impact in 2019. From new chapters and members, to making a difference in our communities. I know 15

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