Today we introduce you to former chapter president, Cameron Green Marsden:
In her profession, Cameron serves as the Director of Tourism in the neighboring city of Thomasville, NC. In addition to being a third-generation High Point Jaycee, she volunteers as an active parishioner at Deep River Friends Meeting, board member for Tiny House Community Development, a Rotarian with Thomasville Rotary, and Business High Point – Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership High Point (c/o 2015). When asked about her extensive civic involvement, Cameron states that “giving back, volunteering, and helping others in my community, especially those less fortunate, is the most rewarding part of my life.”
In January, Cameron married the love of her life, Bryan, and they are expecting their first child in November.
Cameron credits her Aunt Dean and Uncle “Pinkey” Jordan as her role models: “They run the Hand to Hand Food Pantry in North High Point that the Jaycees support. They lost their only son who was just 20 years old when he passed. After this happened, they devoted every aspect of their lives these past 20 years to giving back and supporting others in High Point. They impact countless lives on a regular basis and would prefer no recognition – as they say: ‘all the glory belongs to God!’
For Cameron, joining the HP Jaycees was simply “a family thing!” Her Grandfather, Father, and Brother are all past chapter Presidents and they inspired her to serve as well. In her 8 years of membership, she has served as chapter Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Chairperson, and President. In 2015, she won the Garibaldi award (pictured below) from the North Carolina Jaycees for being the Outstanding Local President of the year. Cameron believes that the purpose of the Jaycees is to cultivate young leaders, providing them a safe space amongst peers to take chances and to learn and grow through avenues unavailable to them otherwise. She is thankful for her time as a Jaycee, and now, as a more experienced member, she loves helping with the cultivation of new leaders in our community so that they can continue the legacy of the many admirable Jaycees that served before them.
Here are a few more interesting tidbits about Cameron:
Favorite Leisure Activity:
Anything outdoors and active! Hiking, fishing, yoga, being on the lake, and going to the beach are all great examples of how I enjoy spending my time.
I travel to at least one foreign country every year.
Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. – Dr. Maya Angelou
Favorite Jaycees Project:
“A few years ago, I assisted in the background and watched as some of our new members hosted a brand-new event in town. We had a lot of community support, and the fundraiser ended up being a lot of fun and a huge success. I was so proud to see these new Jaycees taking initiative and really owning the project. Watching them work together and transform into strong leaders over the years is so rewarding.”
Thank you for your service, Cameron!