I was delighted to be invited to deliver a Discover JCI session in Brighton, one of our newly relaunched chambers recently. The session covers what JCI is, the history of the organisation, the areas of opportunity and how to get the most out of your membership.
The evening started off with some networking and it was fantastic to see three former members of JCI Brighton had come along to show their support. There is a group of former members who still meet up twice a year – that is the depth of the friendships formed during their time as JCI members. We heard some of the history of the chamber, including one of their biggest projects of hosting the national conference in 1976. In JCI’s 100th anniversary year it is great to reconnect with past members of JCI UK and collect information about our history.
There were several potential members in the room, some of whom were back for their second visit. Lots of questions were asked and we got great feedback that they now understood a lot more about JCI and what membership has to offer. There was particular interest expressed in public speaking and debating sessions in the future.
JCI Brighton has an enthusiastic President in Avsar. As a chamber just starting out, there are exciting opportunities for members to really shape the chamber into what they want it to be and make a big impact in their local community.
Look out for details of forthcoming social and training events coming soon and get in touch with Avsar if you want to get involved.
Contact Deputy National President Sarah Beckwith if you would like to run Discover JCI in your chamber.
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This post was written by James Lambert