Meet the Member - Natalie Hutchins (JCI Southampton)

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Meet the Member - Natalie Hutchins (JCI Southampton)

Posted By admin |08 Aug 2015
Meet the Member - Natalie Hutchins (JCI Southampton)

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Today I'm thrilled to introduce our newest member to complete a MTM post - Natalie Hutchins.

Which chamber are you a member of?


How long have you been a JCI member?
Only a couple of months!

What made you join?
The opportunity to network with people my own age. I wanted to meet people I had things in common with on both a social and professional level.

What is the most interesting JCI event you've been to and why?
I have only been to one event so far which was a drinks event but it was great to meet so many different and interesting people in such a lovely venue. I am looking forward to some of the amazing events coming up in the future!

Has JCI presented any unusual/interesting opportunities?
I was very lucky to have been given the opportunity to join the council as Community Director which I am very excited about and I look forward to finding the right community project for JCI Southampton to support in the next year.

What is your job/career/profession/business?
I am a fundraiser for a local charity called No Limits which is a youth information, advice, counselling and support charity working with and for young people aged under 26 years young people in Southampton and the surrounding areas of Hampshire.

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Has JCI had any impact on your job/career/profession/business?
JCI allows me to network with other professionals from a range of industries so I can tell them about the work that we do to raise awareness and see if there is any way we can work together.

Who is a leader you admire?
I don't have one I am afraid. I know I probably should but I generally tend to admire those who have been through some tough times in their life and remain positive and grateful or those whom I can relate to in terms of experiences.

What's your proudest achievement?
I think this is probably still to come so watch this space..............

If we came to your home and looked inside your refrigerator, what would we see?
Tupperware! I keep all my fruit like melon, mango, strawberries, blueberries etc stored in Tupperware boxes and it takes up a whole shelf in the fridge! I also have a whole shelf with jars of preserves & chutneys. I can't help myself I just love buying jams and chutneys and then it takes me months to eat it because I have so many open in one go!

What is a good weekend to you?
Whatever the time of year I always like to start Saturday and Sunday mornings with a workout in the gym. In the winter Saturday would be a coffee and cinema date with hubby and Sunday maybe going for a nice walk followed by roast dinner. In the summer time Saturday would be going to Lymington market in the morning followed by a BBQ in the evening with friends and Sunday maybe a bike ride and a picnic (preferably including a pub with a nice view for a drink at some point!)

Tell us something crazy/dangerous/inspiring/unusual you have done
I am probably one of very few people who have been to the most Northern Post Office (Svalbard) and the most Southern Post Office (Ushuaia) in the world within 4 months of each other. Not very rock & roll

Thanks Natalie!