It is with much excitement that I write this as candidate for Deputy National President of JCI UK for 2015.
Essentially I’m standing for the role of Deputy National President for one simple reason: I love JCI. I love what it has done for me in terms of my own development. I love the great work our chambers do in their local communities. I love that I’ve made amazing friends all over the country and world. And I love being a part of other members’ journeys as part of the organisation.
Here’s a blog I wrote when I was President of JCI London, which highlights some of the crazy/inspiring/surreal things I’ve done as a JCI member and still perfectly sums up my immense gratitude for being a part of this remarkable organisation. The three years since have been no different: organising leadership and public speaking academies, attending a world congress in South America, training internationally, becoming a senator.
I sometimes have to pinch myself to check these extraordinary experiences are real and I’m really the one having them. Standing for Deputy National President is no different. I know it is going to be a challenge…that is what I am excited about.
JCI UK is in a great place now with more and more new chambers opening; fantastic members engaging locally, nationally and internationally; and even some international awards under our belt. We’re on the right path, but as one fellow member said to me recently; “JCI should be bigger, better and more recognised”. I agree and I want to help ensure this happens.
You can read my Intention to Stand here. I’d love to hear from you if you have any comments or questions.
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This post was written by Sarah Beckwith