Well it’s 2015 and the Yorkshire chambers are going full force! At the end of each month I will be pulling together a list of what they are all up to and sharing it with everyone, there will be two this month to make sure we don’t miss all the fantastic stuff happening in January!
Before we do cover off the list of events I wanted to introduce myself. For those of you who don’t know me I am Charlie and I am Yorkshire Regional Group Chairman for 2015. I joined JCI at the very end of 2011 and quickly became involved becoming JCI Barnsley Deputy President in June 2012 and then President in 2013. I was a fantastic year (top three most outstanding chambers in Europe!), one I couldn’t believe was going to come to an end so I decided it didn’t have to and with the Rotherham Relaunch team behind me I became President of JCI Rotherham in 2014. Yes I know three very busy years! So time for a new challenge and a very different role. During 2015 I will be supporting all the chambers in Yorkshire, mentoring and coaching local presidents, chairing and co-coordinating regional activities and events, supporting regional events and representing the region on National Board. It is safe to say I am going to have a busy year and everyone is going to see a lot of me!
It’s only 12 days in but we have been busy already. The JCI Yorkshire Presidents and Deputies meet for the first forum of the year last week and I was blown away with everything going on, we also set all the regional event dates for the year. To add to that the new JCI UK board meet for the first time last weekend and I have to say it looks like it is going to be a very exciting year!
Over the next few weeks there is loads going on around the region and UK. Check it all out!
14th – JCI Rotherham Open Night
– JCI Sheffield Develop to Succeed Training Session
16th – JCI Barnsley Annual Dinner
21st – JCI Leeds 2015 Launch Night
23rd – JCI Sheffield New Members Night
26th – JCI Rotherham Goal Setting Training Session
28th – JCI Sheffield Network Wednesday
– JCI Harrogate Training Session
29th – JCI Sheffield Panto
– JCI Barnsley Program Launch Night
JCI Doncaster AGM
31st – JCI UK Inspiration Day
1st – National training session for local council teams
6th – JCI Rotherham Annual Dinner
9th – JCI Sheffield First Aid Training Session
12th – JCI Leeds Social
21st – JCI Rotherham Come Dine With ME
– JCI Sheffield Training (JCI Achieve and JCI Impact)
26th – JCI Rotherham Stargazing
28th – JCI UK Marketing Academy
This year we will also have a range of Regional events held across Yorkshire so keep these dates in the diary!
23rd March – Big Supper hosted by JCI Bradford
26th May – Extempore Competition hosted by JCI Sheffield
30th June – Wharfedale Quiz hosted by JCI Barnsley
12th July – Run With Us – Leeds 10k run (run or volunteer)
1st August – Yorkshire Day
17th October – Yorkshire Conference hosted by JCI Rotherham (including public speaking and debating competitions as well as Regional awards dinner and loads more!)
8th December – JCI Yorkshire AGM &social hosted by JCI Leeds
As well as all that going on during the year you will probably hear myself talk about Yorkshire Story. This is the project we will be running in line with the world 100 year website that share stories of JCI around the world. JCI chambers in Yorkshire have been united since 1955 so lets shout about what we do and share our stories! We have a couple of plans for this and you will certainly hear more about that from me later in the year.
I think that is all from me this month Yorkshire see you all soon!
JCI Yorkshie 2015 Regional Group Chair
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This post was written by James Lambert