2015 is proving to be a great year for JCI Barnsley and we have lots planned to make sure it stays that way!
So far we have helped our community by planting trees with Voluntary Action Barnsley to improve the acreage of our town and thrown blue powder paint at the Barnsley Hospital Charity Rainbow Run (congratulations to President Tracy Anderson and Community Director Kathryn Brookes on completing the 1K!).
In June we hosted The Great BIADS Bake off, this involved baking birthday themed cakes, as BIADS turned five, and selling them at Barnsley Sunday market. All proceeds went to BIADS (Barnsley Independent Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support) as our charity of 2015. Also in June we joined BIADS in their annual walk to celebrate the lives of people who are or have been affected by dementia and walked in the mayors parade to raise awareness of both BIADS and JCI.
Even though we have completed lots of community work this year we have been busy with training opportunities and keeping up the JCI Barnsley reputation of putting on a great social! Training sessions have included tips and advice on; time management, optimising social media, neuro-lingustic programming, extempore and an open mic session.
Socials have included; pub quizzes, watching a basketball match and the Tour de Yorkshire and competing against JCI Rotherham at the Ashes Challenge. In April 7 members and 2 senators had a great time at the JCI Scotland National Conference hosted by our twins, JCI Aberdeen.
See you in November when Barnsley host the 2015 JCI UK National Conference and celebrate the JCI movement becoming 100!
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This post was written by Leanne Bolan