I joined JCI Barnsley in September last year, after attending a new member’s evening. The friendly nature of the members I met on the night motivated me to join. Since then, I’ve been involved with several different activities. I had my first experience of playing dodgeball, which was fun but terrifying, and left me feeling very sore the next day! I also helped out at the charity swimathon, encouraging people to get involved and give generously.
The Shine events have taught me many new skills, including how to be a better leader and how to communicate more effectively. Social activities such as the retro games night brought back many memories, whilst also helping me get to know other members better.
Zoe reminiscing at the Retro Games night
The highlight of my membership so far has been the annual dinner. The food was wonderful and the decor was spectacular, especially the black and white themed sweet table! I re-learnt many long-forgotten dance moves, I got to meet members I hadn’t met before and overall I had a really good night. I’m looking forward to being involved with JCI Barnsley next year; I hope to grow more as an individual, as well as making even more friends in the process.
New Member, 2013
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This post was written by Kathryn Brookes