Jacquelyn (Jax) Yonick joined Rotary at the age of 29 in 2007.  Since that time she has served District 7255 (and former 7250) as a GSE Team Leader to India, Conference Committee member for seven District Governors, RYLA Chair and co-Chair assisting in expanding the program from 125 to 300+ youth served annually; as Youth Services Chair, RLI and PETS Facilitator, Peace Fellow Chair, is a sustaining EREY member and multiple Paul Harris Fellow.  She was the point person with Quiksilver organization to Rotary organizing volunteer efforts for the two-week event; spearheaded monthly afterwork networking events, is her club’s Community Interact advisor, and prior to interviewing for the Governor position, was a member of the interview committee. 

DG Jax - Year In Review

Rotary has provided Jax with an avenue to serve through her vocation.  As a Program Coordinator for the City of Glen Cove Youth Bureau, where she has worked since December 2002, Jax developed and operates the Summer Youth Employment Program, seasonally hiring 35-40 young people, conducts job skills trainings and workshops, establishes City-wide relationships and collaboratives; initiated the Youth Community Garden to battle childhood obesity as well as teach youth hard work and sustainability, and teaches a farm to table cooking class for elementary and middle school students in an after-school setting.
And, her vocation continuously provides avenues for her to serve her community.  In 2016 she was invited by the mayor to chair the City of Glen Cove’s 350th Anniversary Special Events committee, overseeing 35 volunteers, raising over $60,000 to provide a weekend of activities to residents and historical restorations.  Yearly she volunteers at the local feast for St. Rocco’s Church, is a member of the AARP Age-Friendly Communities committee, is a former Chamber of Commerce board member, and has been a member of the Beautification Commission for the past decade.
In her spare time, Jax loves outdoor activities, traveling, yoga, leisure reading and the Sunday crossword puzzle with her morning coffee.