Twinning the JCI Barnsley way

Twinning the JCI Barnsley way

Posted By admin |09 Nov 2011
Twinning the JCI Barnsley way

By Gemma Fletcher

The art of JCI Twinning is simple, befriend a Chamber and get to know them. JCI Barnsley is twinned with JCI Aberdeen and this weekend I had the privilege of attending their President's BBQ.

The event is aimed at brining together members and celebrating what has been achieved so far in a presidential year. This year JCI Aberdeen President, Steven Wilson, was gracious enough to invite be into his home to celebrate this annual event.

This BBQ was not simply a social event but also a charity event to raise money for JCI Aberdeen's chosen charity for 2011, the Maggie's Cancer Centre Appeal. Members were encouraged to donate to the appeal almost £50O was raised for the charity!

The wine flowed and the food was eaten and the event was a huge success! The sun shone and the party continued into the night, giving me a chance to catch up with my Aberdonian friends.

The only downside with twinning is that at the end of the day you have to go home. Here's hoping my next trip to Aberdeen will not be in the too distant future!