Happy New Year! I can believe we are already this far into January! As President of JCI Portsmouth in 2012, I wanted to use this blog as my own JCI Diary, so everyone can see what I have been up, the amazing experiences that being part of JCI has given me and a good way to keep up-to-date about what’s happening in your local chamber.
So, what have I been doing in my first month as President? PAPERWORK! PAPERWORK! PAPERWORK! J
I have being using my time in January to plan and prepare for what will hopefully be a brilliant year in JCI Portsmouth. 2011 ended on such a high, with JCI Portsmouth winning the JCI UK Award for Most Outstanding Programme and Paul Thwaite our Immediate Past President being made a Senator, so I am keen to continue the success of 2011 right the way through 2012!
I certainly have some big shoes to fill, as Paul has done a fantastic job starting and growing the JCI Portsmouth group and I can only hope to do as well as he has done in his Presidency.
So for me, January has involved lots of planning. I have created a business plan, financial budget and goals for JCI Portsmouth in 2012, as well as planning the Programme of Events for 2012. I am also currently in the process of trying to negotiate a deal with a potential new venue, which should make all our events more professional and convenient for our members to attend. Please check out the 2012 calendar now and put the all the meeting dates in your diaries! This year’s Events Programme is not to be missed!!
Finally, I have been preparing to attend the JCI UK Inspiration Day in Birmingham on Saturday 28th January. JCI UK events are an amazing experience for anyone who wants to see the enthusiasm and excitement that happens when local JCI Chambers come together to form a national community. If you want to be inspired to achieve your best in 2012, Inspiration Day is for you. Tickets are only £30, so check it out and book on now!
My last few weeks in January will now be taken up with planning our first JCI Portsmouth event for 2012, which is going to be Speed Networking on Thursday 9th February (Venue to be confirmed)! This event is for any young professionals looking to build business contacts in the local area. I can’t wait to get the final details out on the website soon, so you can all start booking on, so keep an eye on the Events Calendar!
President, JCI Portsmouth
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This post was written by Paul Thwaite