Our first National event of the year, Inspiration Day, hosted by JCI Reading, was a great success, and definitely very motivating and inspiring. With over 60 JCI members attending from all over the UK, there was a great excitement in the room.
The day started with Alli’s hour, whereby she went Back to Basics, and was officially sworn into office. All Local Presidents were recognised and thanked for the role they are undertaking this year, and wished luck for the year ahead. Then the moment came when the new JCI Members UK pins were revealed, and a ‘mass pinning’ was carried out, so that everyone in the room could wear their pin with pride,
Jen Little, (JCI Cambridge) gave a presentation on Cambridge’s plans for Presidents and Deputies Day weekend, which will be held from 9th to 10th April, more information will follow shortly.
The Presidents from JCI Yorkshire then showed their intention to bid for National Convention from 25th to 27th November 2011, in a way that only they could…….. Their t-shirts said it all!Again more information will follow.
Ismail Haznedar, JCI UKs International Vice President came to the event, and took time to really get to know the members, which was fantastic. He gave a very inspiring speech about what it means to him to be a part of JCI. Other members also spoke of their experiences of JCI, in a well thought out session entitled Past, Present and Future.
There were two speakers, Graham Jones, an Internet Psychologist who delivered an engrossing session on The Social Web, highlighting the benefits of Social Media for businesses. And Jamie Dunn, whose determination to succeed means he is aiming to be a millionaire by the time he is 20.
JCI Reading really surprised us all with their outdoor activity, which had a social media theme to it, and meant that we all got to see the beautiful city of Reading, and really got to know each other a lot better.
A raffle was run in aid of the Nothing But Nets Campaign, and the prize was £100 towards the registration fee for National Convention 2011, the lucky winner was Paul Thwaite from JCI Portsmouth. A big Thank You to JCI Leeds for providing Nothing But Net Calendars that were used as raffle tickets and £140 was raised.
All in all it was a fantastic day!!
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This post was written by Allison Cowell