Meet the council team
I took the opportunity to be the President of JCI Reading for 2011/12 to help give back some of what I have received from JCI. So this year am taking more of a supporting role helping the other members of the team achieve their goals and ambitions
I feel that JCI is an organisation full of young professionals willing to help each other and those around them in ways that are truly inspiring. The energy and enthusiam i have seen since joining inspired me to focus on the areas of life that fulfil my core values and take the step to start my own company as a Success Coach. www,aimtosucceed.co.uk
Here's my little blurb for the Council page:
I have been involved in JCI since 2009 when I joined as a member of JCI Glasgow. Moving to Reading in March 2012 to work for Guide Dogs for the Blind, I contacted JCI Reading and become fully involved with the chamber. And have now transferred my membership as I am here to stay.
My main priorities as a member of JCI Reading this year are to continue to support the chamber in providing excellent training opportunities for personal development and leadership as well as to work collaboratively with other members to reach our £5,000 target to “Name a Puppy” for Guide Dogs, our charity of the year. (How lucky was that that they had already chosen Guide Dogs as their charity? Some things are just meant to be)
I love the networking and CPD opportunities that JCI can provide and have met many wonderful friends and colleagues during my time at JCI.
My two biggest JCI highlights so far have been attending my first National Conference in Belfast last year and winning first prize in JCI Edinburgh’s social media academy for my small jewellery business. https://www.facebook.com/latch.jewellery?ref=ts&fref=ts
Clare Franklin - Charity Liasion Director
After taking time out from the JCI Board, due to promotion at work, Clare has come back with a passion to make a difference in JCI, herself and the community.
Initial coming back as the Event Co-ordinator Clare took on organising our Information Event ‘How JCI Can Help You’. Building on the success of this event and increased membership numbers Clare is now focusing on our Charity involvement and is overflowing with ideas and project. Keep an eye on the Community pages as these are going to be busy in 2012. She is taking this year an an opportunity to help other young professionals make a real impact.