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5th Nov, 2016

Notice of AGM and elections of 2017 Council
by Sophie Delaporte on November 5, 2016 11:33


It's that time of the year where we are starting to think about 2017 and therefore, JCI Southampton will be holding its annual AGM on Monday 14 November for members to come together, find out where they can get involved, help shape the plan and vision of the Chamber and to elect their 2017 council team!

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Being involved in the running of a local JCI chamber is one of the best way to get the most out of a JCI membership whilst challenging yourself, developing and meeting other young professionals.

Roles available:
- President
- Deputy President
- Business and Strategic Partnerships Director
- Events and Community Director
- Finance and Admin Director
- Personal Development Director
- International Director
- Marketing and Communications Director
- Membership Director

We are also looking for project managers and support teams to help with other areas of the chamber such as social media, national projects, membership benefits, annual projects and more.
For more info about the roles and how to get involved, email Célestine, 2016 Local President at

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11th Apr, 2016

JCI Southampton visits No Limits by Minna Janhonen
by Celestine Onomo on April 11, 2016 11:43


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This year JCI Southampton’s Charity of The Year is No Limits. This means that we work closely with this particular charity, and try our best to help with their current activities as well as creating new ways to raise funds for the great cause. No Limits is a charity for young adults and it offers information, advice, counselling, advocacy and support for young people under 26 living in Southampton and Hampshire. 

On the first week of April JCI Southampton’s Council Board paid a visit to the No Limits drop in centre on High Street, Southampton. During the visit the board learned from Mrs. Natalie Hutchins, who works as a fundraiser for No Limits, of all the different ways this wonderful charity helps the local youth. Some of the projects are more permanent in their nature, some are more ad hock and based on acute need. 

Nevertheless, No Limits helps over 5 000 local young people annually, and the work is very valuable. One of the ways JCI Southampton is helping No Limits to raise funds is by taking part to the Southampton APB 10k and Half Marathon. On top of this the council board used some of the visiting time to come up with new ways to help the charity to raise funds; ideas are being developed, but one of them was to put the JCI Southampton’s members professional skills into action next Autumn in No Limit’s benefit. How this happens is yet to be confirmed. Don’t we just love to help the local community and come up with innovative ways to do it!

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7th Jan, 2016

by Celestine Onomo on January 7, 2016 18:54


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JCI Southampton chamber has nominated local charity No Limits to support through-out  2016. 

Every year JCI nominates a charity to support and raises funds through their networking and  social events. This year No Limits a local charity that supports nearly 5,000 young people every  year with information, advice and support will be benefiting from the support of JCI’s Southampton Chamber.

JCI has a year of exciting events lined up to help raise funds for No Limits including speed networking, a quiz, and even a 9 month entrepreneur challenge! It all kicks off this month with an Open Evening on Thursday 21 January, 6pm-8pm at Boulangerie Victor Hugo. This will be an opportunity for members and non-members to find out more about JCI and the benefits of joining as well as finding out more about their nominated charity. 

No Limits CEO Annabel Hodgson says, ‘We are delighted that JCI Southampton has chosen us as their nominated charity for 2016. It is a fantastic opportunity to work with a local organization that holds the same values and ethics as No Limits and the money raised will support vulnerable young people in Southampton and the surrounding areas of Hampshire ’

JCI Southampton Deputy President Célestine Onomo says, “We are very excited to support No Limits in 2016. We have been working hard to plan some great events for our members which will serve as a platform to help raise funds for No Limits.’’


Notes for Editors

1. No Limits is a charity offering support to children and young people under the age of 26 who live in Southampton and Hampshire. Services include: city drop-in centre; counselling; advice on housing, benefits and debt; DASH alcohol and drugs service; sexual health and relationships services; homelessness services; employment-seeking support; support for young parents; washing facilities; and access to food in a crisis; family support.

2. JCI Southampton Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a global network for young people in their 20s and 30s and is celebrating it's 100th year anniversary. We are present in more than 100 countries and have almost 200,000 members across the world. Meeting on a regular basis for fun and friendship, we run many inspiring events and projects with our members. JCI Southampton was formed in 1959 and has had a strong base in the community since.

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6th Feb, 2014

Official Chamber Announcement - New 2014 President
by Michael Steel on February 6, 2014 17:18


Being a member of JCI Southampton brings opportunities for learning and development locally, nationally and internationally. One of our members and this year's President Ryan Slaughter has accepted a role internationally and therefore will be leaving the UK in May - congratulations! Due to this, we can announce that Max K-Thompson has been confirmed as our 2014 President with immediate effect. We wish Ryan all the best in his new role and look forward to continued success under the leadership of Max.


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3rd Jul, 2012

As President of JCI Southampton I am very proud to announce the launch of the UK's first Costa Academy in association with Costa Coffee.  The new facility, a £29,000 joint project between the two organisations, will be launched officially by the Mayor of Southampton and local MP, Alan Whitehead, on Friday 6th July and will create a host of apprenticeships and training opportunities within Costa, offering unemployed youngsters an important employment lifeline in the city.  It will also provide other community organisations and clubs across the city with a dedicated venue where meetings and training opportunities can take place, as well as becoming the home of JCI Southampton's Council team.

I am truly excited that JCI Southampton is able to partner Costa Coffee in providing this valuable asset to the city and its workforce.  This is the latest initiative that we have launched to help promote the personal and professional development of young people in the city, and also to serve the wider community itself.

In supporting the project, JCI Southampton has become the first UK chamber to win a National Lottery bid (of over £9,000).  This is a major intiative for our chamber & the first of its type across JCI UK.  We hope that this will prove to be a great template for other chambers & projects to follow, enabling them to work with their own partner organisations to enhance communities across the UK & provide opportunities for the people that live and are employed in them.

To end on a great note, all apprentices coming through the academy will have the opportunity to join JCI through a funding scheme - allowing them to access the wide network of young professional members and business partner organisations both in Southampton and across the UK.

Please find attached the first pre-cursor press article on the academy & watch out for more press coverage over the next few days!


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9th May, 2012

New Website - It's Alive!
by Drew Charman on May 9, 2012 00:23



New Website


Have you spotted it?! Regular viewers will have noticed a brand new all-singing, all-dancing look to the JCI Southampton website. This has been running as a 'Beta' site for a while now but we're proud to introduce the new look website to you all.

Other JCI chambers around the country migrated to their new websites earlier this year, however we wanted to take our time to make our's look as good as we possibly could. We've been working hard to make sure it's fresh & exciting - you could say we saved the best for last!

You'll find lots of extra content including an interactive Events Diary which now includes national events, Council team blogs, community project updates, information on the organisations we actively support & special sections dedicated to our Member Benefits Programme & also the main areas of JCI opportunity.

Have a good nose around & let us know what you like about it and what you'd like to see. We'd love to hear your thoughts!


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