Regional Environmental Project (World Environment Day)
The JCI WI World Environment Day project has also been launched. The project will be executed on Saturday, June 6, 2015 and each local organisation will run a project focusing on the environment.
This is a great opportunity to collaborate and create sustainable IMPACT in your communities and in our world. Don’t pass up this opportunity!
You may contact National Vice President, Kizzy Alfred for further info.
A special appearance was made on local television station CNC3 with JCI Chaconia (Trinidad).
International Vice President, Adam Bonarek arrived in the Caribbean in March to make his official trip to the West Indies. After meeting shortly with National President Kevin, he was quickly off to Guyana to meet the members there.
Local President, Kreslyon Ogle greeted the Adam at the airport and briefed him on his busy schedule which included a number of partnership meetings and membership trainings in JCI Impact and JCI Achieve!
A fantastic time was had by all involved from the karaoke sessions to the successful collaboration with Caricom!
JCI West Indies TOYP
Our National arm of JCI TOYP has been launched! This programme serves to formally recognize young people who excel in their chosen fields and create positive change. By recognizing these young people, JCI raises the status of socially responsible leaders in this world. The honorees motivate their peers to seek excellence and serve others. Their stories of discovery, determination and ingenuity inspire young people to be better leaders and create better societies.
Members, do not forget to promote your local campaigns and nominate your candidates! The deadline for submission of your TOYP candidates to JCI West Indies is May 15, 2015. We look forward to your timely submissions!
Last year one of the JCI West Indies nominees submitted by JCI Barbados, Ms. Toni Thorne was shortlisted for the top 20 of the JCI TOYP World Awards! This year your nominee may make it to the top 10!
You may contact National Vice President, Abena Agard for further info.
The National Presidents' Meeting for the Americas was held in Panama from February 04 - 07, 2015. A fantastic experience was had by all the presidential delegates who attended.
From Leadership to Teamwork, the JCI Americas were well equipped and inspired to be leaders ready to motivate our members to effect positive change in their communities!!! National Presdients Meeting in Panama was a success!
This year is an important one for Junior Chamber International (JCI), as we are celebrating 100 years of delivering positive impact to communities around the world. In 1915, our founder, Henry Giessenbier Jr embarked on a visionary quest. A journey which I am sure definitely surpassed his expectations, leaving a legacy you and I can share and celebrate today. One young person, one visionary leader with the tenacity to take action for the change he wished to see in his community and the world. Young people have this strength. The youth of the West Indies have this strength. The strength to take a stand and be inspired to lead. The unique ability to stare a challenge in the face and birth forth innovative solutions which will ignite a movement to realise positive change!
Through collaboration with all sectors of society, JCI (formerly known as Jaycees) has left an indelible mark in our region over the years – so many pioneering projects have shaped our communities, creating an impact and leaving a sustainable legacy; building a hospital for a rural community to grant access for timely health care, showcasing our cultural and individual beauty to empower women, funding the establishment of sporting facilities and educational institutions to nurture the development and growth of the next generation – we continue to shape the leaders of tomorrow by granting them the opportunity to be leaders today...
Members, I challenge you to create a legacy and print your names on the pages of history. Senators, Partners and Sponsors, I challenge you to support us on this journey. As we raise our bat in recognition of this phenomenal milestone, we cannot afford to lose our focus. Another ton awaits... Let’s regroup and set the foundation for another 100 years. Our future demands it!!!
On behalf of the National Board of Directors, I wish everyone a Happy New Year …2015 is going to be EPIC!!!
Your President and Friend,
2015 National President