The JCI Manchester committee was lucky to be treated last Thursday to an evening of drinks and nibbles at the Landing in MediaCity, hosted by our President Jen Smith. Over glasses of wine, bottles of beer and cartons of popcorn, Jen used this as an opportunity to rightfully relax and reflect upon JCI Manchester’s amazing achievements over the last 6 months. These achievements have ranged from holding the best attended new member’s event in JCI Manchester’s history at the Great John Street Hotel, to supporting two Manchester based charities for the first time instead of just one.
As a general director on the committee, I am proud to be part of JCI Manchester as it goes from strength to strength. We are growing both in terms of the numbers we are attracting on a daily basis and also constantly diversifying what we offer to members in terms of training, social and community events. And all of this from a voluntary organisation.
Having been a member of JCI Manchester for a number of years before I moved onto the committee, I have gained so much from being involved in JCI, as both a member and a director, in both a professional and personal capacity. I have gained new skills (I hope!), met so many new people, laughed lots and even conquered the Tough Mudder course!!
As we move into the second half of 2013, having had an opportunity to reflect upon the achievements to date, the JCI Manchester committee has renewed vigour in aiming to achieve even more before the end of the year. Most excitingly in the second half of the year, the Manchester Young Talent Awards 2013 (MYTA) is set to look bigger than ever, with a new MYTA website on the way (so watch this space).
Anyone out there thinking of joining JCI Manchester, I can’t recommend it enough. Without sounding too cheesy, if you’re looking to meet new people, network in a relaxed way, learn new skills and just have fun, JCI Manchester is the organisation for you!
Eimear McCartan – General Director
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This post was written by Kleon West