JCI Port of Spain (Trinidad)
JCI (Junior Chamber International) Port of Spain belongs to a worldwide organisation of nearly a quarter of a million members – young leaders in their 20s and 30s – in over one hundred countries and territories. Through various local, national and international projects and events, JCI members meet, learn and grow. JCI also has millions of alumni, many of whom provide support to active members. JCI came to the Caribbean first through Port of Spain in 1949.
Peace is possible Campaign. This drive is the culmination of JCI aim for 2016 to promote peace in all aspects of the world activities. The organisation focus is not directly on the communities it impacts but in transforming the world to be active citizens.
Restoration of our Chapter
In recent years the chapter building of JCI Port of Spain has become dilapidated. As a result the 2016 board and its members have decided that a refurbishment is needed. This will be under the direct purview of the Property committee and its Chairman. It is said, “Home is where the heart is” and we at JCI Port of Spain have acknowledged this. The Chapters refurbishment will commence on the 20th February, 2016 and will run throughout the year to make this project objective a but in transforming the world to be active citizens.
This project will be a spin off from our previous Impact 100 project executed in 2015 and is themed “Impact 101.” Improvements upon the original project ideas will see this year’s edition capitalising on the awareness and drive for 100% increase in membership for the Chapter. A series of campaigns and visits to prospective locations will be carried out, to stir drive for persons to attend the gala function which will serve as the culmination of the Impact 101 Project. This event is carded for the month of April.
Other upcoming projects areas include:
Tribute to President Raychelle Brathwaite
It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of Local President for JCI Chaconia (Trinidad) Raychelle Brathwaite on Jan 11, 2015, following a brief illness. A beautiful individual, Raychelle was also the daughter of our beloved JCI Senators Ray and Joy Brathwaite. On behalf of JCI West Indies, we join our JCI family in expressing condolences to the entire Brathwaite family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Gone too soon..
President: Akeenah Lyons