Time for a Yorkshire update!

Time for a Yorkshire update!

February 17, 2016 12:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Well April was that busy it took me till June to find time to write a blog!!

Over the last two months chambers in Yorkshire have been busy busy bees. We have had very thing from first aid training to volunteering. We also can’t forget the ashes challenge between JCI Barnsley and JCI Rotherham. Well done to JCI Barnsley for maintain the ashes, who will challenge next? Members have also been off to Scotland for their National Convention, it was great to see a fantastic show of members and senators from Yorkshire.  We also had the first Regional competition of the year hosted by JCI Sheffield in May. The extempore competition was entered by 11 competitors and had a great audience. It is fantastic to see such a brilliant turn out to Regional events this year and we defiantly have more to come! Congratulations to Shane from JCI Rotherham who is JCI Yorkshire’s 2015 extempore champion!

My Yorkshire ‘feel proud’ Chambers and members of April and May.


Chamber of the month – JCI Barnsley for their fantastic turn out at Scottish national convention and their plans for membership drive.

Members of the Month – Lindsey and Lizzy from JCI Doncaster – these two new members made it their mission in April to get out to other chambers, heading off to Rotherham and Sheffield.


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The Chamber and member of the month are both for the same event in May. Congratulations to JCI Leeds and Debbie Worthington for the MS Trust quiz. Working with ASDA the event raised over £900 for the charity! (Photo right)

Events coming up in the next month:

7th – JCI Barnsley charity bake off

10th – JCI Harrogate public speaking training

11th – JCI Rotherham Magna beer festival

14th – JCI Barnsley charity walk  

16th – JCI Sheffield Event Management training

17th – JCI Leeds cool lessons in leadership training

19th – JCI Sheffield theatre social

20th – JCI Barnsley social

22nd – JCI Leeds book club

23rd – JCI Barnsley develop to succeed training

24th – JCI Sheffield networking Wednesday

26th – JCI Sheffield ghost walk

27th – JCI Sheffield JCI networking course

27th – JCI Barnsley midnight stroll

30th – JCI Yorkshire Whalfdale quiz

7th July – JCI Rotherham innovation training

8th July – JCI Harrogate time management training


What else have we got going on?

Well this week many members are off in Turkey for JCI’s European Conference. I know they are going to have an amazing time out there. From Yorkshire we have Charlotte Scothern entering the public speaking competition as well as Ben Hawley and Mark Smith entering the debating competition. We also can’t forget all the awards that chambers from around the Region have entered. I am sure you will all be with in in wishing Charlotte and the whole debating team good luck!!! We are with you in spirit if not person! Keep your figures crossed for the awards too. To the members of the Region on the ground Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Yorkshire!

We currently have a regional marketing team made up of chambers from around the region. I know they are going to be up to loads of great things over the next few months, keep an eye out!!

Yorkshire regional conference! I know there has been a little bit of excitement over this as it is something we haven’t done for quite a few years. Tickets are selling quickly so make sure you book yours now!! There will be loads of activities during the day as well as the Regional Dinner and Debating Competition. Check it out here or click on the banner below. There is a ticket option for everyone so we look forward to seeing you there!

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Last but not least our next regional event is the Whalfdale quiz in July hosted by JCI Barnsley on the 30th June. I am hearing great things about this event so keep your eye out for booking links shortly. 


Keep Feeling Proud Yorkshire!


Charlie Pearson

2015 Yorkshire Regional Group Chairman



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