Recently we’ve had to say goodbye to two of our members Faisal and Sreeni. Both have secured jobs nearer to their homes of Swindon and who can blame them – gone are their days of endless motorway traffic and getting little time with their families. We wish them well and hope that they will stay in touch and maybe join us for the off JCI Reading event from time to time when they are able. We know that the skills they have learnt at JCI Reading has helped them on their journeys and will continue to do so – so chaps over to you, maybe they’ll be a JCI Swindon one day.
We also welcome new member Chris, joining us from another JCI chamber. We know he has lots of plans for business networking events and this will be an exciting time for the business arm of our chamber, an element that we have been slightly less active with recently.
It’s a busy time for us as we plan our Spring timetable. Meetings are of an inherently social nature, usually involving a glass of wine or pint glass of something alcoholic and of course food – the essential ingredient of any JCI Reading social or meet up. On the bill for the coming months we have socials, community events and personal development diary dates. With meetings most weeks at the pub we have the socials well and truly covered.
Our spring personal development workshop on 5th June 2014 will focus on ‘Taking your hobby further’. This is open to anyone who has a passion for something in their spare time and who is thinking of taking it further. The end of June sees some members signed up for the annual Colour Run in London, an event that promises to be messy, but one heck of a lot of fun. Anyone out there who is registered and wants to meet up on the day, drop us a line!
With all this underway you’d think we’d not have time for other things, but you’d be wrong. We’re also in discussions to get our Spanish lessons started again, collecting used postage stamps to continue our fundraising for Guide Dogs and a Dog Racing event later in the year to reach out and hopefully strike our £5,000 target for Guide Dogs and finally ‘Name our Puppy’ for Guide Dogs.
What a year we have to look forward to and we can’t wait!
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This post was written by Clare Franklin