Each year the Michigan Jaycee President can award a number Presidential Medallions to individual members of the Jaycees.  It’s the highest award that can be given out by the President.  Tradition holds that each President will have a single song that is played when they present a medallion at our conventions.  I went a different direction and did that best I could to have a specific song for each of the medallions that I awarded.

Now that my term is over, I’ve had a number of people ask what the final list of songs looked like.  Well, here it is, in alphabetical order by first name of the recipient:

  • Adam Bonarek (MIJC Executive Vice President) – “Ordinary Day” by Vanessa Carlton
  • Adam Nelson (MIJC Executive Presidential Assistant)- “Tonight, Tonight” by Smashing Pumpkins
  • Alex Hinton (First Son)- “True Reflections” by Boyd Tinsely (feat. Dave Matthews)
  • Allan Joseph (MIJC Chaplain)- “Signs” by Michael W. Smith
  • Allie Gannon (MIJC Presidential Assistant)- “Baby Girl” by Sugarland
  • Amy Allen (MIJC Secretary) – “Marry” by Domestic Problems
  • Angela Clock (MIJC Community Development Vice President)- “I Stand” by Idina Menzel
  • Angela Fossi (Lansing Jaycee President) – “Cloud Nine” by Ben Howard
  • Brian Gawronski (Livonia Jaycee General Member)- “Heroes” by David Bowie
  • Bridgette Rillema (MIJC Treasurer)- “This Side” by Nickel Creek
  • Carrie May – (Lansing Jaycee Bishop of Badass) “Windmills” by Toad the Wet Sprocket
  • Cristiana Worthams (First Daughter)- “Ever Ever After” by Carrie Underwood
  • Darlene Dresch (MIJC Chairwoman of the Board)- “We Weren’t Born to Follow” by Bon Jovi
  • Deb Mogdis (Michigan JCI Senate President)- “You’ve Got a Friend” by James Taylor
  • Dillon Buckley (Ludington Area Jaycees General Member)- “Heroes” by David Bowie
  • Ed Verhamme (Ann Arbor Jaycees Community Vice President)- “Wonder” by Natalie Merchant
  • Eric Roffe (MIJC Region F Director)- “Theme from the Greatest American Hero (Believe it or Not)” by Joey Scarbury
  • Ernesta & James Williams (Mom & Dad) – “Let’s Groove” by Earth, Wind, & Fire
  • Gary Bulson (JCI Senator)- “You’re Only Human (Second Wind)” by Billy Joel
  • Gil Mayrand (MIJC Technology Director)- “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey
  • Greg Fernandes (MIJC Elections Chairperson)- “All We Are” by One Republic
  • Heather Stewart (Kalamazoo Jaycees Membership Vice President) – “Where” by Domestic Problems
  • Janet Gibson (MIJC Region B Director)- “No Rain” by Blind Melon
  • Jason Benton (Minnesota Jaycee State President) – “Heroes” by David Bowie
  • Jason Bocade (Kalamazoo Jaycee President) – “Hero” by Chad Kroeger (feat. Josey Scott)
  • Jay Johnson (Redford Jaycees President) – “Extreme Ways” by Moby
  • Jeffrey Paul Smith (82nd MIJC President & National Advisor) – “Takin’ It To The Streets” by the Doobie Brothers
  • Jenny Dukarski (MIJC Presidential Assistant) – “Days Go By” by Keith Urban
  • Jennifer Mansfield (Redford Jaycees General Member) – “Heroes” by David Bowie
  • Jennifer Sutherland (MIJC Administrative Vice President) – “She’s Got A Way” by Billy Joel
  • Jessie Boyd (MIJC District F1 Director) – “Everything is Everything” by Phoenix
  • John Badeen (MIJC Legal Counsel/Livonia Jaycees President) – “The MSU Fight Song” by Francis Irving Larkey and Arthur Sayles
  • Kari Fan (Greater Muskegon Jaycees Management Vice President) – “Granny” by the Dave Matthews Band
  • Katie Giambrone (MIJC Region G Director) – “Jane” by Ben Folds
  • Kenneth Watson (MIJC Model Legislature Chairperson) – “Heroes” by David Bowie
  • Kim Gibaud (MIJC Region E Director) – “Raise Your Glass” by Pink
  • Krista Tocco (MIJC Local Presidents Coach) – “Lovers In a Dangerous Time” by Barenaked Ladies
  • Kristin Garstka (Farmington Area President) – “What I Am” by Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians
  • Laura Stimpson (MIJC Presidential Assistant) – “If I Had a Million Dollars” by Barenaked Ladies
  • Lisa Kludy & Lisa Welter (MIJC District C1 & C2 Directors) – “Back Together Again” by The Indigo Girls
  • Mariah Davis (Best Friend) – “Good Vibrations” Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch
  • Mark Garrison (MIJC Individual Development Vice President) – “#41” by the Dave Matthews Band
  • Mary Jo Knitter (Ann Arbor Jaycees President) – “Where the Streets Have No Name” by U2
  • Melissa Knitter (Ann Arbor Jaycees General Member) – “Heroes” by David Bowie
  • Michelle Kelley (Wyandotte Jaycees President) – “Man In The Mirror” by Michael Jackson
  • Michelle McCallister (MIJC OYM Chairperson) – “New York State of Mind” by Billy Joel
  • Michelle Scott (Wyoming Jaycees President) – “Runaway” by Love & Theft
  • Mindy Fernandes (JCI Senator) – “Walk on the Ocean” by Toad the Wet Sprocket
  • Nick Mayrand (Wyandotte Jayteens President) – “No Such Thing” by John Mayer
  • Niki Worthams (First Lady) – “Power of Two” – Indigo Girls
  • Nina Perko (MIJC ID Program Manager) – “Glitter In The Air” by Pink
  • Rachael Fountaine (Delta County Jaycees President) – “Heroes” by David Bowie
  • Samantha Beattie (MIJC Region H Director) – “It Takes Two” by Rob Base & DJ Eazy Rock
  • Sarah Fappas (MIJC Haunt Mistress) – “Under Pressure” by Queen & David Bowie
  • Sarah Nelson (MIJC Press Director) – “How Soon Is Now” by Morissey
  • Stephanie Kandah (MIJC Treasurer/ID Program Manager) – “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers
  • Steve Picklemann (Frankenmuth Jaycees President) – “Brother” by Toad the Wet Sprocket
  • Tara Mack (Greater Muskegon Jaycees President) – “Tripping Billies” by Dave Matthews Band
  • Wendy Taylor (MIJC Management Development Vice President) – “Defying Gravity” – by the cast of Wicked

I hope you enjoy the list, almost as much as I did in coming up with the songs over the last year!

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