JCI is an organisation which means different things to different people, and everyone has their own journey and story. Here on our blog, we intend to share some of these stories. First up, our 2016 Immediate Past President, Tracy Anderson!
Q: When did you join and how long have you been a member?
A: I joined in July 2007 which means I have been a member for 9 years
Q: Membership is a yearly commitment, why did you first renew and why do you continue to renew your membership?
A: JCI offers great opportunities to develop yourself and there is always something new to try to push you outside your comfort zone. I have learnt many skills in JCI, made many friends and had some incredible memories. Why would I not renew my membership!
Q: What is you favourite JCI memory?
A: In nine years there have been lots of memories and its difficult to name a favorite. Highlights included gladiators fighting at last year's national awards dinner (which we hosted), attempting to do the Yorkshire 3 peaks in July 2014 in aid of BIADS, walking up snowdon in 2010 for Fun!
Q: International is one of the five areas of opportunity - where have you travelled with JCI?
A: JCI Barnsley has a twinned chamber Aberdeen and I have visited them twice. Once for their Industrial awards ceremony, the other last year when they hosted the Scottish National conference. I have attended European conference in Tarragona (Catalonia) in 2011, Monte Carlo in 2013 (A 30th birthday I will never forget!) Malta in 2014. I attended my one and only World Congress in Leipzig Germany. This list is not complete!
If you would like to share your story too, please contact Jo (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the questions we would like to hear your answers to.