The First JCI London Open evening for 2011 was a success. We had a wonderful turn out of people – both prospective new members and existing new members – very international with people from The Netherlands, Estonia, France, Spain, Singapore, Mexico, Tanzania, Algeria etc….
The presentation started off with Lydia (Membership Director) explaining a little about what JCI is followed by her personal story of why she joined and became an active member.
It was the JCI London Directors turn next to give a little talk on their areas and the plans they have for the new and exciting year ahead. First in line was Callum (Marketing Director 2011) who talked about the Marketing Strategy and plans that were happening on his side, in conjunction with National Board and Solveig (National Marketing Director 2011). Next Dimitri (Community Director 2011), assisted by Soraya (Deputy Community & Marketing Director 2011) talked about the projects happening in the Community Side with Mile of Pennies, the “Go for it” project and Crisis: Mission Oxford Treasure Hunt planned to raise money for the Homeless with a Pub Quiz. The Social team was next, myself Nadene (Social Director 2011) with a little on some of the upcoming events – Networking Thursdays, Chocolate Tasting and some of the projects on the go interlinking the International Themes for the weeks ahead with American style dinners etc….
Solveig (Past President 2010) then spoke to the group as a trainer on some of the up and coming events happening in the national training calendar. Eyad (International Director 2011) discussed the types of events and speakers who are coming to the chamber over the next few weeks which stimulated a lot of interest from the audience. Then last, but not least was Sarah (President 2011) who explained what JCI really means and the things that can be achieved by being a member – very inspirational. The JCI UK video clip followed, which for those of you who haven’t seen i would recommend taking a look on the JCI UK website (link on right hand side)
The evening ended with a trip to the Local pub for some networking.
By Nadene Jones, Social Director
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This post was written by Sarah Beckwith