James Lambert, 2013 JCI Southampton Community Director, attended his first JCI Conference in Monaco at the end of May. Here’s what he had to say about the experience:
“I was apprehensive that I didn’t know many people but the UK delegation were all really friendly and I have met loads of great people who are all really passionate about the difference that JCI can make to their local community and the rest of the world.
During the conference I got to attend various training sessions about how JCI make changes to local communities; got inspired by some really motivational speakers; got to walk the Formula One Track; did LOTS of partying and socialising; helped raise money for our Nothing But Nets Charity through the sale of wristbands; and increased my friends base.
I took part in the First Timers competition which involved answering a number of questions about the conference and I was extremely fortunate to win the Best First Timer Award which involved collecting a trophy at the Awards Ceremony and getting free entry to the 2014 European Conference in Malta!
It is hard to describe the buzz and enthusiasm that surrounds the conference from such a passionate group of people and I can honestly say that my perception of JCI has changed (it has got even better!).
If you would like to experience what JCI is all about then you MUST go to a JCI conference. This year the JCI UK National Convention will be held in November in Leeds. I hope to see you there!! If you can’t make Leeds, then why not join me & lots of fellow JCI UK members next June in Malta for the 2014 European Conference!
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This post was written by Drew Charman