Last week the JCI World President Paschal Dike visited members across JCI UK, and JCI Barnsley members were lucky enough to take part in a Q&A and panel discussion session organised by our neighbours in JCI Sheffield on Thursday evening. We heard inspiring stories about President Dike’s JCI career, as well as the reason behind his #JustAct and #PeaceisPossible campaigns. Questions from the audience included asking at what point in his JCI career did he consider the role of World President, if the price of international conferences can be lowered, and what one action would he advise all members to take going forward. President Dike gave the members of the audience a lot of food for thought and inspired us all to #JustAct in our communities.
Our President, Jo Mackfall, then joined President Dike, National President Sarah Beckwith, members of the JCI UK National Board, senators and JCI Sheffield members for breakfast on Friday where we continued the discussions in a more informal setting. Luckily the sun was on our side and we had the opportunity of taking photographs with President Dike in front of the fountains in Peace Gardens, a very appropriate ending to the visit.
On behalf of JCI Barnsley, I would personally like to thank JCI UK National President Sarah Beckwith for organising President Dike’s visit and to JCI Sheffield President Gareth Carson for organising the ‘Meet the World President’ event.
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This post was written by Jo Mackfall