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28th Dec, 2016

NAW16 - New Chamber and Chamber
by Sarah Beckwith on December 28, 2016 10:33


In the last of our National Awards 2016 blogs, we look at our most outstanding chambers.  

Most Outstanding New Local Organisation - JCI Greenwich
(Sponsored by Mark Riddel, Senator #60908) 

From being granted Provisional Organisation status in March, to full affiliation in September, our newest chamber has achieved a lot this year:

  • 100 days project with specific target focus of achieving full affiliation.
  • Soft launch night attended by over 50 people. The event was recorded by local media and featured branded lanyards, posters and cake!
  • Established a working partnership with the University of Greenwich to engage on a Mental Health Project that would address and support the young people with Mental Health challenges at the University and in the community at large.
  • Collaborated with JCI Uganda and JCI Kenya, including a mental health twitter chat.
  • Project established for members to act as role models and mentors to young people in the community.
  • Members participated in World President visit, making their presence felt with a Greenwich banner.

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Most Outstanding Local Organisation - JCI London
(Sponsored by Charles Eder, Senator #69491) 

Some of the many achievements of JCI London in 2016 include:

  • Created a focused Plan of Action with three key objectives.
  • Total of over 60 events held in different areas of opportunity, including: quarterly kick-off events, Meet the Members open evenings, Thirsty Thursday networking, Community events with local partners with a practical focus, international themed dinners, Jet Set Your Career training series, public speaking training, programme of training for the leadership team.
  • Ran large, long-term projects: London2Ghana, Peace Week, London4Refugees (see other blogs for details of these projects).
  • Established and built on partnerships with organisations such as the London Chamber of Commerce Commercial Education Trust, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Global University Systems and the City of London.
  • Improved processes and governance with an intranet system and council team onboarding procedures.
  • Increase in social media activities and following (Facebook likes increased from 4,105 at 01/01 to 4,749 at 30/09 and Twitter followers from 2,702 followers at 01/01 to 3,505 at 30/09).
  • Having a member at pretty much every international event this year, icnluding European Conference, World Congress, European Academy, Global Partnerships Summit and European Know How Transfer.
  • Always maintained a focus on fulfilling the JCI Mission by providing development opportunities to members.

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23rd Dec, 2016

NAW16 - President’s Discretionary Awards
by Sarah Beckwith on December 23, 2016 12:22


The next in our series of National Award blogs is about the President's Discretionary Awards. These are awarded at the choice of the National President to those deserving recognition for their contribution to the organisation, which may not have fallen into the set awards categories. Let's meet our winners and find out about their activities which led to their awards:

Most Outstanding Senator - Andrew Thompson

Andrew led the JCI UK Foundation as Chairman of the Trustees for several years until the Foundation's most recent AGM in September 2016. In his tenure as chair, he saw the Foundation through a process of modernisation, seeing it change its name from the BJC Foundation to the JCI UK Foundation, the introduction of the use of social media, plus the creation of a new website and printed marketing materials. The working relationship with JCI UK has been greatly improved, with the Foundation Trustees becoming far more accessible and offering practical help and advice over and above the consideration of grant applications.

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Most Outstanding Leader - Sammuel Kitone from JCI Greenwich

Sammuel is the "Vision Bearer" of JCI Greenwich - the person who had the initial idea and ambition to create a new chamber in South East London. He submitted a detailed needs analysis to the national board team at the start of the year, setting out how this new local organisation would contribute to its community. Sammuel has recruited and motivated a team to help him achieve his vision, creating a strong sense of belonging and pride in the chamber. The chamber has embraced JCI campaigns including Peace is Possible and the Sustainable Development Goals. Guiding a chamber from inception to affiliation over a period of six months is a huge achievement!

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Most Outstanding Legacy - Rafael Tselikas from JCI London

Rafael has been an active member of JCI London since 2012. He initiated two major projects for the chamber: London2Ghana and Peace Week. Both projects were ambitious from the outset, having visions which line up with the JCI mission and values and setting out to make a difference in local and international communities. Rafael has nurtured these projects and the teams leading them, so they have endured and increased their impact. Both have gained recognition on the international stage, London2Ghana winning a European Award in 2016 and Peace Week being mentioned in 2016 World President Paschal's speech at World Congress General Assembly. On top of this Rafael has also led JCI London as Local President this year, tackling several challenging governance issues, which will ensure the chamber's long-term sustainability.

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21st Dec, 2016

NAW16 - Economic Development and Omoiyari
by Sarah Beckwith on December 21, 2016 09:09


The next two awards go to local projects which have been running in the chambers for a number of years and have constantly been developed and built upon to achieve greater impact on the chambers themselves and their local communities.

Best Local Economic Development Programme - JCI Manchester for Manchester Young Talent Awards
(Award sponsored by David Fairhurst, Senator #31326)

The Manchester Young Talent Awards ("MYTAs") were launched in 2010 (as the chamber rose from being virtually dormant) and we have built on their success year upon year. The MYTAs set out to recognise the region's top talent in the JCI age range. The wider objective of the programme is to establish JCI as a "wow" brand in the region and to attract, engage and inspire potential new members and future leaders.

This year the programme was developed and improved. The categories were revised in response to the chamber's diversifying network of members and wider contacts. The local president also delivered a short training session for potential applicants on writing an excellent award entry in July.

The programme culminates in a black tie dinner and awards ceremony, selling out a room seating nearly 300 people. The evening provides an opportunity to talk to a large audience of leading lights of the region about JCI and this year the chamber's campaign to get people talking about mental health also featured prominently. The MYTAs are a very powerful promotional tool for JCI Manchester. It achieves exceptional social media and print media coverage, allows engagement with corporate partners and brings excellent potential new members, partners and ambassadors to the chamber.

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Best Local OMOIYARI Project - JCI London for Peace Week
(Award sponsored by Michael Steel, Senator # 75446)

Omoiyari is the Japanese principal of cherishing differences between oneself and others, promoting mutual understanding and peace.

The objectives of JCI London's Peace Week project are:

  • Contributing towards the advancement of peace worldwide
  • Raising awareness of the UN International Day of Peace
  • Fostering international collaboration between JCI Chapters across the world
  • Collaborating with partner organisations to promote the message of global peace. 

The project team explained their overall aim and reasoning for the project as follows:

"Our aim was to convince young people that we have a responsibility in our societies. As young citizens of the world we build our future, set examples for the next generation and educate our children. People think that it is the role of international organisations and governments to do this but they are a mere reflection of our actions and demands. Without Peace nothing is possible. Peace is the foundation of our relations inside our community. It should be our main concern before everything else as it has a direct impact on our well-being. That's why we demand Peace - and that's why we act upon it". 

Activities in the project included:

  • Organised a Peace Quiz early in the year to raise awareness and funds for the project
  • Presented the project to World President Paschal Dike and gained his support to help promote the project via video messages
  • Connected with chambers all over the world to encourage social media activity during Peace Week
  • Organised a Peace Conference "From Conflict to Positive Change" on 20 September which over 90 people attended.  Speakers included Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Alberto Portugheis, senior diplomat Paul Whiteway and Director of a human rights NGO Dr Kate Ferguson.
  • Gave out peace hugs on International Peace Day on 21 September in Trafalgar Square  

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19th Dec, 2016

NAW16 - Deputy President and President
by Sarah Beckwith on December 19, 2016 09:28


In this blog we hear about two outstanding leaders, who have made a huge impact in their chambers in their roles as deputy president and president this year.

Most Outstanding Preparation by a Deputy President - David Khanna from JCI London
(Award sponsored by Patricia Davies, Senator #60159)

David has been thoroughly involved in all aspects of running JCI London in 2016, the best preparation for leading the chamber in 2017. He has developed partnerships, initiated a leaders training programme for the council team, attended JCI UK national council meetings, supported the president in dealing with various governance questions and been involved in high profile events, such as welcoming the World President.

He has concentrated on developing the skills necessary to lead the chamber as president, including public speaking, chairing meetings, mentoring, coaching, member engagement and financial control.

David has undertaken a significant amount of preparation for 2017 including:

  • Spent time with the 2016 team reflecting on lessons learnt from this year which have been used in 2017 planning.
  • Started putting 2017 events in the diary from August 2016. 
  • Set up board team training in Q4 to ensure the team are ready.
  • Developed a quarterly update framework to be used in 2017 to measure and manage JCI London's progress against financial, governance, membership and events targets.
  • Created a theme for 2017 designed to enhance the JCI brand in the city.
  • Consulted key stakeholds such as past presidents, senators, JCI UK national board members and partners to learn and prepare as much as possible for his year as President.

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Most Outstanding Local President - Paul Widger from JCI Manchester
(Award sponsored by Charles Eder, Senator #69491)

In 2016, Paul set out to empower members to take on projects that would sustain the chamber, develop the skills of those members and provide opportunities to other members. JCI Manchester is a strong chamber, which Paul took to the next level by setting stretch targets and introducing new programmes to expand the areas of opportunity offered.

Under Paul's leadership, JCI Manchester has achieved the most number of attendees to its events in a decade, attracted new corporate partners and enhanced its reputation in the city. He is a president who has shown immense passion for the organisation, shared his own story of personal development and developed key relationships for the benefit of the organisation.

Paul has initiated new programmes and relationships in the chamber; introducing a series of public speaking workshops, helping to reignite a twinning relationship, passionately promoting the issue of mental health and contributing to the Manchester Council Youth Leaders Panel.

It was clear to the judges how well Paul understands JCI and the role of President. He identified and implemented key strategies for leading the chamber successfully and always focused on the JCI mission of providing development opportunities. Paul recognised that the chamber is more than the president and encouraged others to step up to the spotlight. He also has an appreciation of the importance of the role of the Immediate Past President and will no doubt do a superb job at this in 2017.

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15th Dec, 2016

NAW16 - JCI UK Specific Awards
by Sarah Beckwith on December 15, 2016 13:23


Many of the award categories in our awards programme are linked to the international awards system, with winners going on to be entered into the European awards next year. There are a few categories which are JCI UK specific - areas which we consider deserve recognition not capable in the international system.

Most Outstanding Social Project - JCI Leeds for The Alternative Quiz of the Year
(Award sponsored by Mark Riddel, Senator # 60908) 

The social project fulfilled one of the chamber's main aims for the year - to partner with a well-connected Leeds-based organisation. After two employees of DWF LLP attended a JCI Leeds event in February, the connection was established. The two organisations decided to work together in an event in support of their mutual chosen charity, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The partnership meant both JCI Leeds and DWF's contact databases were utilised, resulting in 134 young professionals attending the quiz, far exceeding initial expectations.

The quiz raised almost £1,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The team ensured that the charity's logo and mission statement was on all marketing materials, thereby also raising brand awareness for the charity.

A further social collaboration was organised between JCI Leeds and DWF LLP later in the year.

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Most Outstanding Regular Local Publication - JCI Sheffield for Steel City News
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For the second year in a row, JCI Sheffield won the award most outstanding publication for their monthly online magazine.

The publication aims to make updates and news accessible to all, sharing updates from local project initiatives, news from other chambers and the region, reviews of events and promotion of upcoming local, national and international events.

The magazine is used as an engagement tool with members, potential members, partners and stakeholders and really gives a sense of what JCI is all about. The magazine is distributed on an online platform, via an electronic newsletter and via social media.

This year the magazine has been developed by adding new types of articles, including practical tips on topics such as time management, diary planning and blogging designed to help members in the personal, professional and JCI lives. It has also secured paid advertising from partners.

Most Outstanding Programme - JCI London for Outstanding Leaders Programme
(Award sponsored by Chris Read, Senator #50259) 

The programme was run directly run in response to a needs analysis of both the chamber and its members.  This highlighted skills that would be useful in a professional capacity and ensure a strong pool of leaders to pull from for the future of the chamber.  These included topics such as conflict management, remote team working, engagement, accountability, motivation, problem-solving and leadership.  The programme was designed and run for the chamber by a professional training provider and was worth over £20k to the participants.

The impact was tangible, with many participants exploring for the first time their own personality traits and leadership styles, their natural differences, strengths and blind spots. Through the programme the team bonded and worked more and more effectively together as a team.

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12th Dec, 2016

NAW16 - Inter-organisation Collaboration and Skills Development
by Sarah Beckwith on December 12, 2016 22:20


An inspiring project and programme are the next two award winners featured in this national award winners series.

Best Inter-Organisational Collaboration Project - JCI London for London 4 Refugees
(Award Sponsored by James Lambert, JCI UK PD Director 2016)

In this project, JCI London decided to tackle the refugee crisis - a very current issue affecting countries all over Europe. The objective they set out at the beginning of the project were:

  • To raise awareness of the condition of refugees at the UK-France border in Calais, 
  • To act to facilitate the integration of refugees in the UK. 
  • To provide long term and immediate solutions impacting the quality of life of refugees. 
  • To inspire young citizens worldwide to create positive change about this major global challenge. 

Members first attended relevant events to equip themselves with the knowledge to help contribute to tackling the refugee crisis. This included a panel discussion at the House of Lords on the responsibility to protect refugees and how to handle the crisis. A Jordanian Refugee Camp film screening and symposium held at the US Embassy by US Ambassador Matthew Bazun and Ambassador Houmoud of Jordan was also attended allowing members to gain a better insight into the life and of adaptation refugees in other countries. This also gave us the opportunity to network with potential partners

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The chamber collaborated with JCI France, JCI Hong Kong and JCI Syria to improve the conditions for refugees living in camps. JCI London members collected donations of clothes, books, toiletries and other essentials (batteries, kitchen utensils, cycle pumps) from other members and corporate partners and took them over to the refugee camp in Calais. They met with JCI France members there and spent the weekend volunteering in the camp, cooking meals and speaking to inhabitants. A social media campaign was also established to raise awareness of the conditions in the camp and engage a wide audience in the ethos of the project.

The chamber has also been working on the creation of one page information sheet of essential information to be given to refugees arriving in the UK. 

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Best Local Personal Skill Development Programme - JCI Manchester for Ultimate You
(Award sponsored by Peter Duffy, Senator #44100)

JCI Manchester's "Ultimate You" programme included eight breakfast briefings (nearly 400 tickets sold), four public speaking workshops (over 50 tickets sold) and nine evening networking events (over 700 tickets sold). The events being held on a range of days and times showed an understanding of where and when to reach the target market.

The breakfast briefings are well regarded for their regularity, reliability and quality. They give the JCI brand stronger impact in Manchester and have even been copied by competitor organisations using event themes and speakers some weeks after JCI Manchester.

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The chamber hadn't previously had a high level of engagement in public speaking, but the series made a large impact with participants showing marked improvement and enthusiasm to participate in the JCI UK national competitions.

JCI Manchester recognised that the best engagement comes by encouraging members to participate, rather than just listen. To this end, members were encouraged to deliver seminars themselves or help introduce speakers. More experienced members were also used as mentors to empower newer members to get to know the organisation better and develop their skills.

The chamber also engaged with their city by mentoring and supporting a "Youth Leaders Panel" in a bid for Manchester to be European Youth Capital 2019. This is through collaboration with Manchester Council, and a multiple partnership with them and their diverse contributors, thus connecting all sectors of society.

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10th Dec, 2016

NAW16 - New Member and Member
by Sarah Beckwith on December 10, 2016 10:33


JCI UK is a membership organisation and therefore recognising the contribution, development and achievements of our members is especially important. Our winners of most outstanding new member and most outstanding member have really made a huge impact on JCI UK this year.

Most Outstanding New Member - Anne Homer from JCI Sheffield
(Award sponsored by the British Senate)

Anne joined JCI in January 2016 after finding out about the organisation through a colleague, who used to be a member. From the start of her membership she showed great commitment to developing her confidence, skills and experience in public speaking.

Anne has thrown herself into every opportunity JCI has presented, taking part in local and national public speaking training, then putting those skills into practice in JCI Sheffield's EU debate, at a JCI Barnsley event and stepping up to be one of the MCs at the chamber's annual dinner, which involved speaking in front of almost 100 people.

She has attended the full range of events, including a twinning weekend, sleeping rough for charity, business academy, networking events and JCI UK's leadership academy in the summer. As her confidence grew, Anne has taken on more responsibility, becoming the lead for the chamber's small grants programme and has been elected onto the 2017 council. She has become a true ambassador for JCI.

Special thanks go to the British Senate for sponsoring the award, which includes a bursary for Anne to attend the European Conference in 2017. Also thank you to Senate Chair, Peter Duffy, for helping present the award on the evening.

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Most Outstanding Member - Sophie Delaporte from JCI Southampton
(Award sponsored by Charles Eder, Senator #69491)

Sophie was recognised by the awards judges as having pushed herself outside her comfort zone and shown enormous personal growth.

Throughout the year, she has supported her local chamber, taking on responsibilities outside of her designated area of international director. She produced the chamber's marketing materials and assisted with social media management. She was part of the team who organised the gala dinner and presented the chamber's successful bid to host national convention in 2017. She also took part in the chamber's community activities and helped build partnerships through active involvement in the Connect with the City programme.

Sophie has implemented projects for JCI Southampton, which will leave a legacy for the future. This included formalising the twinning relationship between JCI Southampton and JCI Kortrijk, as well as developing strong links with a new potential twin - JCI Rouen, with a long-term aim of establishing a multi-twinning agreement. Another project is the Peace Conference, which she organised pretty much single-handedly. She secured impressive speakers on a range of engaging topics.

She has actively engaged in all areas of JCI: locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. She has attended more than 50 events in 2016. She graduated from the JCI UK Public Speaking Academy and went on to compete in the European French debating competition and national public speaking competition. She also took part in the Training Academy, again quickly putting those skills into practice by becoming a trainer at LEAP.

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8th Dec, 2016

NAW16 - Community Awards
by Sarah Beckwith on December 8, 2016 21:37


This is the first of a series of blog posts in which we'll outline some more detail about each of our national award winners, giving you an insight into what made these particular projects, members or chambers stand out. We hope this will give members ideas and inspiration for initiatives to run in the future in their chambers.

Best Local Community Empowerment Programme - JCI Manchester for Charity Impact
(Award sponsored by Solveig Malvik, Senator #70867)

The aim of the programme was to deliver a high-quality charity programme that would appeal to a large number of members through its diversity (in terms of both charities and events), and so to establish JCI Manchester as a leading provider of such opportunities and a partner of choice for Manchester charities.

A mental health crisis among young professionals was identified as a major community need and became a focus for the chamber in 2016. An emotive seminar was organised getting members talking about the issue. Local president, Paul Widger, made several speeches in which the issue was addressed, including at the Manchester Young Talent Awards, attended by nearly 300 local professionals. Through various activities, over £2,000 was raised for a locally-based national charity, Anxiety UK.

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Other activities and achievements included:

  • A campaign was organised to raise awareness about blood donation.
  • A team of 12 completed the 3 peaks challenge.
  • On a twinning visit with JCI Cork, members took part in a civic improvement scheme "Reimagine Cork".
  • Encouraged members to engage with the charities and volunteer time, not just donate money.
  • In total over £5,000 was raised in 2016.


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Best Long-term Local Community Programme - JCI London for London 2 Ghana
(Award sponsored by Dominique Duffy, Senator #48990)

The London2Ghana project has been running since 2013 and encompasses a collaboration between JCI London and JCI Ghana to address the MDGs/SDGs in communities in Ghana.

There have been three stages to the project so far:

Part 1 (2013-2014) was about delivering malaria nets to Northern Ghana. After extensive fundraising in the UK, in May 2014, a team of JCI London Members travelled to Ghana and delivered over 1,000 nets to local communities that helped save an estimated 2,000 people from malaria.

Part 2 (2015) was about bringing kids' book to a recently renovated kids' library in Accra. A total of 1,000 books for kids were collected or purchased with money from fundraising. The JCI chamber local to the library have encouraged the kids to read the books by organising a reading competition.

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Part 3 (2016) consists of fundraising for 25 computers in the UK and sending them over for a school & school library in Accra and sending around 300 books to a school library in Tarkwa. Money has been raised to buy around 20 second hand laptops, the team secured a donation of 10 computers from Euromonitor and 300 books have been secured through book collections.

A large number of JCI London members have been involved in the project over the years, developing skills such as fundraising, social media, communication, negotiation, programme management, and international relationship and stakeholder management.

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18th Nov, 2016

JCI UK Foundation
by James Lambert on November 18, 2016 08:11


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Want to know more about the JCI UK Foundation, its history, its purpose and its recent activity?  Then read on…..


The JCI UK Foundation was set up in 1995 with the specific aim of providing JCI UK with financial assistance for events and projects that primarily focus on membership growth.  Since its formation, the JCI UK Foundation (formerly known as the BJC Foundation) has provided grants to over 25 chambers and Regional Groups in support of the activities and development of JCI UK and its members.


The Foundation fund was and is built by invested capital provided by the members of the Foundation.  Membership of the JCI UK Foundation requires a one-off minimum contribution of £500 from each individual.  These contributions are invested, and the proceeds made available to JCI UK and the local chambers for development projects.  Today the JCI UK Foundation has over 125 members.


The interest income from the invested capital is available:


*  to help contribute to the funding of new Chamber launches;

*  to help sustain recently launched Chambers;

*  to help existing Chambers to grow;

*  to co-fund events which have as a clear objective membership growth.


There is also another area of activity for which grants will be made, and that is for ‘defraying’ or helping bear the capital costs incurred by national, regional, or local organisations in the course of maintaining or extending their infrastructures or systems.  It was under this provision that in 2010 the Foundation supported the creation of the then new JCI UK website (from which you are reading this blog article!).


The Foundation is administered by a team of four JCI UK Foundation Trustees – a group of Foundation members tasked with overseeing the management and governance of the Foundation’s activities.  Julia Lea (Chairman), Andrew Thompson, Alli Cowell & Phil Cavalier-Lumley are the current Trustee incumbents.  They are assisted by two further appointees – the Clerk to the Trustees (Elaine Senior), and, where possible, a co-opted Trustee who is usually from the JCI UK National Board team in order to provide that essential link back to the JCI UK organisation itself.  Well, as you may know, I have been the co-opted member of the Trustees since the beginning of this year as part of my Immediate Past National President role.  I wanted to ensure that as well as the close ties that the JCI UK National Board team has with the British Senate, that we also have a continuing close and collaborative working relationship with the JCI UK Foundation.


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But what has the JCI UK Foundation done this year?  Well, the Foundation has already provided financial assistance in the form of grants to JCI Sheffield to help off-set the costs of their Business Academy weekend.  The Foundation has also provided money to JCI UK to help with its National Training Academy which was used to help train the new National Training Team members and provide them with the skills to empower them to deliver future development opportunities for JCI UK members.  But that’s not all – the Foundation team are actively working with JCI Greenwich, JCI London and JCI Southampton on further grant applications, plus have held discussions with JCI Brighton on potential grant assistance, and will be working with JCI UK to help provide assistance on off-setting the cost of its new website.


The Foundation team has also worked on its own website and Twitter account this year – check out and follow the Foundation on using its Twitter handle @JCIUKFoundation.


I personally wanted to ensure that as well as the close ties that the JCI UK National Board team has with the British Senate, that JCI UK chambers have a continuing close and collaborative working relationship with the JCI UK Foundation.  To this end I suggested that a great way to help further promote the Foundation and its activities would be to produce a leaflet that chambers and individuals interested in joining the Foundation can take away and peruse at their leisure.  Our marketing guru, Phil Cavalier-Lumley, worked on this using input from the whole team and you can see Phil and the end result below.  Chambers should look out for copies of this leaflet coming their way if they haven’t already got one!


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Want to know more?  I, along with the rest of the JCI UK Foundation team, am always more than happy to help any chambers with their grant applications or help with any have any queries they may have about our activities or the grant process.  Please do ask away – we’re here to help….  We also always encourage all JCI UK National Board members and Local Presidents to act as champions for the Foundation and its activities, so you can always ask them too!



By Drew Charman

Immediate Past National President - JCI UK National Board

Co-opted Trustee – JCI UK Foundation

Senator #73605



Twitter: @JCI_Drew


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13th Aug, 2016

JCI London Peace Week Project Update
by Sarah Beckwith on August 13, 2016 18:37


This year, JCI London are once again supporting the UN International Day of Peace on Wednesday 21st September 2016 in partnership with the international JCI campaign Peace Is Possible.   The project team are hoping to bring together JCI chambers around the world in the name of peace.

For the first time, peace is one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.  In the week of 21st of September, JCI London are inviting JCI UK members to stand up for peace and be part of a worldwide action supported by our World President, Paschal Dike.

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How you can participate? (You can join either one or all of them!)

1) Take a group picture with the peace week & peace is possible logos and send to the team ( )

2) Record a short video (max 30sec) with a message of Peace (Name, Chamber, Country.. commit for Peace and if you have you can present your actions) and send in your video

3) Give free hugs or meet people and show them a respect sign to support the UN international Peace day on the 21th of September (shaking hands for example), capture it with pictures.

4) Organize a community event(s) related to peace in your chamber to support the UN international Peace day (with pictures)


Why get involved in Peace Day 2016?

  • Contribute to the advancement of the UN sustainable development goal number 16
  • Raise awareness about peace worldwide and in your community
  • Collaborate with JCI chambers from all over the world
  • Have fun while supporting a good cause

JCI Chambers around the world have been invited to participate in this project. Here is a message from the world president of JCI about making an action for peace: 


JCI London has been running a Peace project for the past four years and have had more than 80 countries participate in some of the above events.  You can find some of the highlights here:

JCI Peace Week Pictures 2015:

JCI Mauritius Peace Day 2014:

JCI Culture Bdrum/Istanbul (Turkey):

Peace Week Director, Marine Klein, said: "We are excited to have more countries joining us this year!  Our goal is to involve 100 chambers all around the world".  To contact the team, you can e-mail 


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Images from Peace Project celebrations from around the world

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