For the fourth year running, Sheffield’s Junior Chamber International (JCI) were jumping for joy as a member was awarded a top award – ‘Most Outstanding New Member’ out of all the members in Yorkshire.
Anne Homer, 26 from Sheffield, took home the accolade after going above and beyond as a new member of JCI Sheffield, an organisation aimed at providing development opportunities for young professionals in their 20s and 30s. Not only has Anne shown dedication and commitment to the organisation by attending events and academies, but she has made a significant difference to Sheffield’s charity of the year, the Cathedral Archer Project.
Anne – who currently works for a Wedding Album company – says: “I was absolutely shocked and over the moon to receive the award! I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of being involved with JCI since I joined at the start of the year. Everyone is so supportive and I have learnt so much already.
“JCI is the country’s best kept secret – as a young person who aspires to be a leader in business one day – it has given me so many skills. I now can confidently deliver speeches and presentations, I have leadership skills and I have been given the tools to enable me to be the best I can be.”
JCI Sheffield took home five additional awards including ‘Most Outstanding President’ awarded to current JCI Sheffield President, Gareth Carson. Gareth says: “I am so proud of everyone at JCI Sheffield. The board works very hard to put on as many training opportunities as possible so that young professionals in Sheffield can gain extra skills so that they can realise their professional and personal goals.
“I am delighted that Anne has received the recognition for her outstanding membership at a regional level. She has pushed herself outside of her comfort zones by getting involved with as much as possible in JCI. Her confidence and skills in public speaking have grown massively”.
Previous JCI Sheffield winners of the Yorkshire ‘Most Outstanding Member’ award include Mark Smith (2013), Ryan Pilkington (2014) and Neal Stirk (2015).
JCI Sheffield is a not-for-profit organisation. It costs £10 a month to become a member which gives you access to training opportunities, guest speakers and much more. To find out more come along to our ‘meet JCI Sheffied’ evening on 18th October at The Showroom Cinema – to book click here please contact email@example.com
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This post was written by Mark Smith