Meet JCI Barnsley Senator Nigel Wilkinson…
What made you join JCI?
I had just returned to Barnsley after doing my degree and was keen to make new friends and develop myself. My father had been a member in the 60’s and gave me the impression if I wanted to get on I need to join Junior Chamber. I hate to admit it but he was probably right!
What does it mean to be a JCI Senator?
Senators are JCI members or past members who have been very active in the organisation, usually regionally and/or nationally, as well as locally. The award of a Senatorship conveys life membership of the JCI worldwide organisation. So it looks like I could be around for a while longer!
How has JCI Barnsley changed since you were a member?
When I first joined aged 22 the average membership were professionals, like accountants, lawyers, bankers etc aged mid 30’s and unfortunately nearly all men.
What is your favourite JCI memory?
I have lots of JCI memories but my favourite has to be when I got my Senatorship. It was at Granada TV studios, presented by Rita Sullivan and Ken Barlow from Coronation Street, in front of over 600 people.
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This post was written by Gemma Nicole Fletcher