It’s almost that time once again to review the year and start thinking together of what 2019 will look like for our Chamber. 2019 will be JCI Southampton’s 60th Anniversary so it’s going to be a fantastic year, with lots of activities and opportunities to get involved with.
JCI Southampton will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday 5th November to catch up, discuss development opportunities, review the year and plan next year’s activities and plan of action. The AGM is the opportunity for all members to come together and discuss how to shape the chamber and elect the team that will lead on the strategic decisions and represent all members on a local, national and international basis.
We are looking for anyone interested in taking on a role on our council team for 2019 as well as those interested in getting involved on a stand alone project.
Joining the Council and getting involved in the running of a local chamber is one of the best ways to get the most of your JCI membership, developing new skills, taking on challenges, and networking with professionals and businesses across the city.
Below are a list of roles on the 2019 team with a brief summary of some key areas of focus for each role.
Develops and oversees the strategic and day-to-day management of JCI Southampton. The President is the public face of the chamber attending the key national and international events.
Supporting the President and Directors in implementing their plans. Responsible for preparing and succession planning for the following year.
Responsible for administering day to day finances and long-term financial planning, to ensure the financial interests of the chamber are protected and managed in an appropriate way to secure the future success and financial viability of the chamber.
Promotes membership to potential members so the chamber grows and maintain a database of members so profile of members and activities can be tracked.
To organise a programme of training events and projects, overseeing and mentoring project leaders for any activities during the year.
To organise a programme of community events and projects, overseeing and mentoring their project leaders for the activities during the year.
Marketing (& Events) Director
Responsible for the marketing of the chamber, oversee the development of a marketing and PR strategy and the provision of marketing materials and merchandise. To organise a programme of social events and helping to oversee and mentor project leaders for the activities during the year.
Business and Corporate Partnership Director
Responsible for the development of external relationships with business and corporate partners, resulting in mutual gain to JCI Southampton.
Promotes and organises where relevant a programme of international events and projects, overseeing and mentoring their project leaders for the activities during the year.
If taking on a council role is not for you but you’d like to take the lead on a project or support the council team with one-off activities, please do also let us know!
Public Speaking competition
We are looking for a member to represent us at JCI UK National Convention that will be taking place in Doncaster this year (23-25 November 2018). A section of the AGM will be dedicated to the competition to elect which member will represent JCI Southampton at the national competition.
If you are interested in developing your public speaking skills and practising them in a safe and motivating environment, please do let us know by emailing [email protected]. Topics available on demand.
This post was written by Zoe Toseland