JCI UK Support
Senate Support to JCI UK
The British Senate sponsors awards to encourage JCI UK members to get involved in their organisation. Individual Senators can assist with mentoring & training and use www.easyfundraising.org.uk to raise funds.
The British Senate Trophy for the Most Outstanding New Member is made to any full member, not a candidate member, of less than 2 years standing at 31 December of the awards year.
It recognises the most outstanding contribution within JCI UK by a new member towards the development of themselves, their Chamber or JCI UK.
The Trophy awarded by JCI UK and is presented with a cheque from the Senate for £300 towards the registration fee of an international conference. In 2006 a Certificate of Merit was awarded with £100.
The JCI British Senate awards up to 3 bursaries of £200 each a year to encourage new JCIUK members to get involved outside their chamber and region in training and social activities in Europe. This is to encourage long term active membership of JCI and for the members to be ambassadors for JCI membership.
The guidelines include that the award is made within the first 6 months of membership and used within 9 months, is made to a member who gets actively involved, who would likely take a chamber leadership role in the future and would benefit from the experience of an international event
Bursaries may be awarded throughout the year and will be spread equitably around the country. Recipients should be proposed by their Regional Group chair and decided on by National Board.
For more detail click British Senate Bursary
Recommend someone in their 20’s or 30’s to join JCIUK. Click here for your nearest chamber. Details on www.jciuk.org.uk
Past British Senate Chairman, Liz Walmsley, has been working with JCI UK to re-establish a Senate mentoring programme. The purpose of the programme is for Senators to offer support and constructive challenge to members of JCI UK – to help them with their plans for JCI as well as their own personal and professional development.
This is a more rounded mentorship rather than just ‘helping out’ but it would be a fantastic outcome if we could help the growth of JCI UK. The other valuable purpose of the programme is to create stronger relationships between Senate and JCI. It is one way for us to be ‘active citizens’, a theme that has always run strongly through JCI. Mentoring is good fun too and older mentors can gain new ideas from working with younger mentees!
This scheme is being launched in a phased way, starting with a small number of Chambers – Cambridge, London, Leeds and Sheffield. This will enable us to test demand and supply. If you would be interested in being involved in this pilot – please get in contact with Liz.
JCI UK have teamed up with easyfundraising.org.uk who provide a free service where you can raise funds for JCI UK and also save money when you shop online.
www.easyfundraising.org.uk offers access to over 300 of the UK’s biggest and best-known retailers – but with a difference. Simply use the links provided on their website when you shop online and up to 15% of your purchase price will be donated back to JCI UK, FREE of charge.
It doesn’t cost you anything extra to shop and raise funds in this way and there are lots of popular retailers participating including; DELL, Amazon, HMV, Virgin, AOL, Dixons, Comet, PLAY.COM, Choices Direct, Esure, The AA, Direct Line, M&S, Churchill and The Carphone Warehouse amongst many others.
As well as raising funds you can also make personal savings. Many retailers give special offers and “not-available-in-store” discounts when you shop online – some of which are exclusive to easyfundraising members.
All you need to do is visit to click the link at the bottom of the column on the left to visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk and register selecting JCI UK as the organisation you wish to support (registration is FREE).
Why not raise funds for JCI UK whilst making purchases you would make anyway?