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6th Jul, 2014

JCI UK National convention - Newsflash
by on July 6, 2014 17:21

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We've just had news from our president about this year's national convention:

I am happy to report that JCI Canary Wharf will be hosting the National Convention in November!

For those of you who sent questions/comments, these have been passed on to the team so that these considerations can be factored in.

The next step is, led by the COC (Conference Organising Committee) of course, to get promoting this to our members! I know that with this event being close to the world congress, we need to give the team all the support we can to ensure this is a fabulous event, befitting of all the effort you are all putting in this year! After all, this is your event, your opportunity to showcase your chamber and for is all to come together for one last time as a 2014 JCI UK team.

If you have further comments or questions, these should be directed to the COC.

Well done Canary wharf (and London) - let's do this!!!

Thanks,

Kate Senter

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11th May, 2014

Shade aid
by Ian Tomkinson on May 11, 2014 16:47

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JCI Portsmouth are proud to be supporting a new nationwide community event this summer.

Here's a message from Katie Ogley, JCI UK Community Director 2014.

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In 2014 JCI UK are proud to be supporting Flamingo Creative and contributing to the Shade Aid appeal.

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As we come closer to summer and many of us prepare to head to sunny Malta for European Conference, a pair of sunglasses (or 2!) will be considered mandatory, and not something we give a second thought to being able to buy.

Unfortunately, for some people who need them most, this isn't the case.  By the time the average child in Africa reaches 18 years of age, they will have reached 80% of their lifetime exposure to harmful UV rays from the sun, which leads to various eye disorders, including loss of vision.  Buying sunglasses to prevent this might sound obvious, but sunglasses can cost as much as a year’s salary for people in Africa.Community » shade aid photo.jpg We will be collecting sunglasses to try and prevent this, which will be distributed via Vision Aid Overseas.  Did you know that 68% of people in the UK no longer wear last year's shades?  If you're one of them, dig them out and lets re-gift them to someone who really needs them.  It could literally change their lives and save their vision. SPF rated sunglasses are preferred and we will also be collecting prescription glasses to put to good use as well!  Any sub-standard glasses will be recycled to raise funds for preventable blindness projects.

JCI UK has set an ambitious target of 800 pairs of glasses!  We need your help to achieve this!  Dig through you drawers and get your friends, family and colleagues involved.  The closing date for collections is 31 July 2014.  As with the amazingly successful bra campaign in 2013, there will be a certificate for the Chamber who collects the most glasses and also for the individual who collects the most.

Large collections can be arranged (I do love a good road trip!), or there are drop off points across the UK listed on the Shade Aid website www.shadeaid.org.uk.  If you are going to make donations to the drop off points, please ensure you notify us so we can include your donation in our total.

If there are any questions, or there is anything you need to help you with the appeal, please let me know.
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Katie Ogley
JCI UK Community Director 2014

 

katie.ogley@jciuk.org.uk

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5th May, 2014

What makes a great leader?
by on May 5, 2014 17:23

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2014 is well and truly in full swing and with any luck there is a lovely British summer around the corner. We’ve just returned from Leeds for the annual Presidents and Deputies weekend. UK chamber teams meet and discuss current issues facing the JCI UK organisation, make decisions on behalf of the members and get updates from each area of opportunity. The weekend was also full of networking, training and lots of caffeine Sunday morning after the Saturday night social event.

Just last week, our very own Natasha Buivids and Michelle Bustos made a special appearance on the 93.7 ExpressFM Business Express show talking all things JCI and a few other topics that snuck their way into the show. They also got to pick most of the songs on the show so to listen back, click here.

What’s coming up locally?

What’s coming up nationally?

What are we doing in the community?

  • ShadeAid – from now until the end of July we will be collecting used/unwanted sunglasses to send to Africa to prevent retina deterioration. All events will have collection bins so get rid of those old shades.
  • Race for Life Portsmouth – We will be volunteering for the 3rd year in a row to marshal Race for Life on Sunday 20 July 2014. Come join the fun and cheer on a load of determined women on the Southsea seafront on a gorgeous summer day.

How can you get involved?

  • Present to us! We are always looking for interesting, creative and innovative local leaders to volunteer their time to present on business topics to help develop us as up and coming local leaders.
  • Meet us! Come to an event to meet us and get to know what JCI Portsmouth is all about.
  • Join us! If you are between the ages of 18-40, join us as a member and enjoy a long list of benefits.
  • Recommend us! If you aren’t between the ages of 18-40 then recommend us to your colleagues, employees, friends or business contacts.
  • Follow us! On Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to keep up with all the latest.

If you have any questions or would like to get on touch please email info@jciportsmouth.org.uk
 
Your JCI Portsmouth Council Team 

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18th Apr, 2014

In this special event, we met the leader of Portsmouth City Council and discussed local developments in our city. There are over £1.8bn worth of current investments in the city and Cllr Vernon-Jackson highlighted the main plans.

£400m is to be spent at the naval base and BAE systems to cater for the new aircraft carriers which will be based in the dockyard. Three times the size of the Ark Royal, a huge amount of infrastructure development will be required for secure moorings and dredging a new deep water channel out into the Solent. Maintenance will be required over the 40 year lifespan of these vessels and vital jobs will be secured in the city for that period too.

Other big schemes include the £600m city deal and £300m for the city centre scheme.

The city deal involves creating nearly 2500 new homes, 3500 new jobs and 50,000 sqm of business space around Tipner and the gateway to the city.

Re-routing traffic in the city centre and creation of the Northern Quarter shopping development is also on the cards again after taking a pause during the financial crisis. Compulsory purchase orders are timetabled for mid-2014, with a start on site in 2016/17 and completion of the project by 2018.

Flood defences, developments at The Hard and seafront and a proposed business park are also schemes of around £100m each. There's clearly lots going on!

£100m spent at The Hard will see the creation of 300 homes, 25,000 sqm of hotel space with a similar amount of office space and the creation of around 1800 jobs.

There's a huge investment in flood defences around our Waterfront City, with £100m being spent mostly around the northern end of the island, along with parts of Southsea. Areas behind the seafront are densely developed and are below sea level, increasing the urgency of the protection works.

In all, these schemes could create up to 11,500 new jobs, with 5000 new homes and a Gross Added Value to the local economy of between £700m and £1bn.

Behind the projects there is a plan to produce business growth and develop the skills of local people. In terms of growth, grants for business expansion will be available via the City Deal and high speed broadband plans to create a super-connected city.

The 'Silicon Beach Business Angels' scheme is to be extended to the Solent and trade missions to and from the city are planned to boost our economy.

Skills development schemes include an apprenticeship strategy and education and training groups. There will be a focus on matching skills with employer needs in the area and to encourage young people to train for jobs in growth sectors.

On behalf of JCI Portsmouth, the chamber team would like to extend a huge thank-you to Gerald for a very informative and entertaining evening.

 

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7th Apr, 2014

The Rainbow Centre needs urgent help
by Ian Tomkinson on April 7, 2014 18:51

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Community Crisis
The Rainbow Centre is in crisis!

The center is based in Fareham and to ensure that it can contine to do wonderful work, £150,000 is needed to keep the charity going in the aftermath of the recession.

“At The Rainbow Centre we inspire and support children with Cerebral Palsy and adults with a stroke, MS and Parkinson’s disease, adult Cerebral Palsy, Head Injury and their families. Through a system of learning called Conductive Education we encourage and teach our children/participants to take an active role in their own development.”

We at JCI Porsmouth are always touched by the work they do and how the participants develop through the learning and achievements they can only get through the help of The Rainbow Centre.

You can help now!

Visit: http://www.rainbowcentre.org/crisis-appeal-2014/
Call: 01329 289500
TEXT RBOW21  £2/£5/£10 to 70070
Direct BACS Payment:
HSBC Bank  - Account No: 12154110 – Sort Code: 40-42-18

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7th Apr, 2014

Time management
by on April 7, 2014 18:47

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In March we played host to Clare Evans, bestselling author of “Time Management for Dummies”, part of her talk with us included 7 key tips for instant results:

1.    Planning

2.    Do important things first

3.    Systems and processes

4.    Learn to say no

5.    Procrastination

6.    Delegation

7.    Interruptions

Want to know more? Visit www.clareevans.co.uk , you can download the full report discussing the 7 key tips from there along with a free time audit which you can use to check your current time habits and pinpoint times you need to dedicate more focus to and recover time you need not have wasted.

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11th Mar, 2014

Stress, our common enemy
by on March 11, 2014 21:09

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Introduction

If you are reading this newsletter you're an active citizen, a hard working individual who has put in countless hours, liters of blood sweat and tears, and part of your soul into what you do and who you are and it's why you are a success in this game of life. However all this hard work comes at a cost and all too often we encounter this terrible thing known as stress.

Now were going to discuss both stress and anxiety but the two terms have slightly different definitions;
Stress is defined as "a person's response to a stressor such as an environmental condition or stimulus. It is the body's method of reacting to a challenge that will trigger a fight or flight response."

Whereas anxiety is defined as "a state of inner turmoil often accompanied by nervous behavior, it is a feeling of fear/anger and uneasiness"

In the medical world acute and chronic stress aren't diagnosable mental illnesses but anxiety disorders are. However to me the lines are slightly fizzy. Anxiety is more akin to fear and releases much of the same chemicals, when this anxiety reaches such a level that it interferes with daily function it makes the transition into a disorder like OCD or a phobia.

I know this feeling personally all too well as I have a very strange phobia, one which I have to encounter on almost a daily basis. I suffer from "Paedophobia" the chronic fear of infants and babies. I haven't laid a hand on or held a child under the age of 3 in 7 years, the smell of baby powder and wipes makes me feel physically sick, hearing a baby crying is like nails on a chalk board to me, even baby items like bottles and dummies freak me out to the point I will leave a room and have to breathe and count to ten to feel better.

When a baby is in the room, I can sense it watching me with it's cloudy bluish-black bug eyes, calculating my every move. I'm simply terrified, my heart beating in my throat. Whenever they come close to me I can almost see the cloud of "baby-germs" around them coming closer to me and I get nauseous. I'm well aware of how crazy I sound and it only makes it worse when everyone around me tells me I'm being silly but I can't help it! Anyone else with a phobia will tell you the same, and all the symptoms I display are all signs of stress as a result of the "fight or flight" response. Something we all have except in some people the response system is on a slightly higher alert system than most people.

Let's get Sciency

Now let's talk science!!! We've all had a big test or a scary speech looming over us at some point so everybody knows what anxiety feels like. Your guts feel all twisted up, your jaw clenches and instead of sleeping you just lie awake thinking useless thoughts. It's annoying and counter-productive and useless so why do we even have that?

Turns out your bodies anxiety response isn't useless at all it's actually the result of the all-important sympathetic nervous system which is in charge of the fight or flight response the reason you can respond quickly and spectacularly to sudden threats. In the event that you wake up and your house is on fire you can respond immediately. Your body becomes flooded with adrenaline or epinephrine, a hormone that in a temporary but substantial way, changes how your body does business. It causes your sense of smell to heighten, your muscles and blood vessels to contract, your pupils to dilate, sends more blood to your heart and lungs and less to your digestive system after all if you're going to get out of a burning house alive you're not going to have time for a bathroom break. I know it's not every day that your nervous system has to go to code RED. . . at least I hope not!

Your sympathetic nervous system also kicks in to a lesser degree when you have business to attend to like pay the bills or make a deadline, without it nothing would ever get done. But you don't want your sympathetic nervous system running the whole show that's why you also have a parasympathetic nervous system which creates the opposite to the fight or flight response sometimes called the relaxation or "feed and breed" response. Between these two systems a balance or kind of homeostasis is maintained. However some people have a hard time maintaining homeostasis, their fight or flight response is always in gear causing chronic anxiety. This condition is sometimes hereditary or it can develop when stressful experiences pile up.

Not only does chronic anxiety feel crappy it also damages your cells, alters your brain chemistry and can exacerbate pretty much any health problem you can think of. For starters, as expected, chronically stressed people have a greater risk of heart disease and high blood pressure since constant constriction of blood vessels puts pressure on the heart. Stress has also been found to worsen conditions such as asthma, migraines, male infertility, and gastrointestinal problems and even type two diabetes by raising blood glucose levels.

And on a cellular level constant stress has even weirder affects, research shows that chronic anxiety can actually accelerate aging by wearing away at the protective caps on our chromosomes called telomeres, stress can also inhibit your cells ability to protest themselves from oxidation, a process that acts on the body exactly the same way as rust on an old piece of metal. This causes imbalances in brain chemicals like serotonin and norepinephrine that effect sleep, mood and emotional stability.

So if you're feeling anxious more often than you suspect is good for you take some steps to protect yourself. A little stress is good but it's preferable that you stay alive!

 

Stress and the Business World

Workplace stress in particular costs Great Britain in excess of £530 million (according to statistics released by the Health and Safety Commission in 2007), our economy lost 14 million working days due to stress last year alone. This is not good for growth or individual health.

There are 6 key areas of the "Stress and Management Standards" that can result in poor health and well-being should there be a failure along the line to effectively control each section, resulting in decreased productivity and increased sickness absence. These six areas are:

  • Demands: workload, work patterns and work environment.
  • Control: how much of a say the person has in the way they do their work.
  • Support: encouragement, sponsorship and resources provided.
  • Relationships: positive working to avoid conflict and how unacceptable behavior I dealt with.
  • Role: understanding the individuals role within the organization.
  • Change: organizational change and how it is managed and communicated.

So if you're in the business of managing people you surely want the best from them. So in order to keep workers happy, healthy and motivated it is important at all times to ensure the following;

  • Ensure the demands you place upon people do not outweigh their capabilities. Check their workload is actually do-able! Ensure they have enough time to complete the tasks you have set and that they have received the proper training to be able to even do what you have asked!
  • Give a little flexability! Someone will be more likely to complete tasks competently if they are given a choice in how they proceed. Provide options and give the individuals some form of control over their working lives. Nobody likes the feeling of complete and utter powerless-ness!
  • Everybody wants to feel as though they are valued in their job and that they are supported. Ensuring they have the correct resources at their disposal and reward schemes in place will provide excellent motivation!
  • Whilst maintaining a boundary of professionalism, you still need a good relationship with the people who work for you. They are much more likely to go above and beyond the call of duty to help you out in a tight spot. It is vital that staff witness you taking action on unacceptable behavior and practice peaceful conflict resolution wherever possible.
  • People are much more likely to put in 100% if they know the answers to the "Why?" questions. "Why am I doing this?" "Why am I here?" "Why is that so important?" "Why does this need to be done by then?" It's important to know your role and the part you play, understanding why your role is important will give a sense of increased satisfaction when carrying out day to day duties.
  • Managing changes effectively is crucial in the running of any business. If everybody is on the same page the transition will be much smoother. Keep everybody in the loop and well in advance so that changes are properly prepared for and expected.

Help can be found in many places

So it's clear how damaging stress is to our economy and to our health, and it's reassuring to know there are frameworks out there that set out expectations and standards to prevent work place stress as much as possible (that is if line managers and leaders choose to pay attention to these standards).

But the big question is:

"How do I get rid of stress?"

The short answer is you won't! Nobody can live a life completely stress free and in all honesty I don't think eliminating all stress would be good for anybody in the long run, sometimes we need to feel that pinch of anxiety to get moving and motivated to rid ourselves of this feeling. However there are many tried and tested methods of stress reduction and there are industries built around stress management and reduction so if this is a real issue for you personally there are many places you can turn to for help including:

  • The good old GP - Your doctor can help put you in touch with the right people if you are really suffering. There is no shame in asking for help if things get too much, you are not weak but you have simply been strong for too long and enough is enough.
  • Mind - Mind is a mental health charity offering information and support to anybody who is suffering with a mental health problem. You can access their website: www.mind.org.uk for more information and links to support groups.
  • NHS - www.nhs.uk has an extremely helpful section on stress, anxiety and depression. It talks about finding your stress triggers and provides links to "Stress busters" that could help you.
  • The Stress Management Society - This wonderful society's sole mission is to help combat stress through the latest knowledge, ideas and services. They provide links to workshops, yoga techniques, online stress coaching tools, self-hypnosis and even massage tips (www.stress.org.uk)

My greatest weapons in the fight against stress
*disclaimer: these are my own personal techniques that I find effective in my own battle against stress and they may not work for everybody*

Owing to the wonderful fact that everybody is different, everybody's method for stress management will also be different. I do not deny there are many common themes and similarities in research into stress reduction techniques but I feel it's a very personal journey to find what works for you.

Exercise - I confess I'm not a member of a gym and I'm not a fitness buff, but I absolutely believe in this technique and there is plenty of research to back up the undeniable fact that "exercise reduces stress". After a particularly bad day at work trying to communicate the importance of controls to my assistant (and getting nowhere I might add) I proceeded to retreat home throw on some joggers and trainers, shove my headphones in and walk out into the big wide world determined to run out my frustration. After a 20 minute jog down to the sea front and pausing to watch the sunset, the stresses of the day seemed unimportant and I kicked myself for getting so angry about it. Exercise burns away the chemicals like cortisol and norephinephrine that cause feelings of stress and vigorous exercise will release endorphins into the system (see it's proven by science). If you're not a gym person (like me) or a jogger there are loads of options these days from snowboarding to swimming. I personally find swimming incredibly invigorating especially sea swimming (trust me when you jump into freezing cold north atlantic water 3 times a week you'll forget everything that pissed you off).

Music -Music can have a drastic effect on mood so choose your playlists wisely. I have many different playlists depending on what kind of "ooopf" I need. Having a massively broad musical taste here are a few songs I love to listen too during periods of stress:

  • Cowards - American Head Charge
  • Chop Suey - System of a Down
  • Criticize - Alexander O'Neal
  • Explosions - Ellie Golding
  • Girl All the Bad Guys Want - Bowling for Soup
  • Give me Everything - Pitbull
  • ANYTYHING BY METALLICA
  • Play Hard - David Guetta
  • This is Love - Will.i.am
  • Titanium - David Guetta
  • Wake me up - Avicii

"Me" time - Now this is time I crave. I still don't think I get enough of it. Being a young woman of an introverted personality I NEED alone time! Some people would prefer to talk to others to relieve stress but personally that makes me uncomfortable and I don't like re-living the situation every time I see that person. In extreme situations I will isolate myself for a short period of time (I used to make it so I didn't see another human being for a whole day) ensuring I have some of my favorite treats to hand lock myself away in my bedroom and do whatever the hell I feel like. I feel it's important to me to have at least 1 evening a week to myself to take stock, think, re-set my mind, and do something for ME. Nothing work or social related. I will usually sit on my laptop watching youtube videos, reading interesting blogs, looking at the latest tattoo artwork or philosophy, anything as long as it interests me. In this time I will not look at emails, answer phone calls or texts (people who know me know I do this and so understand when I don't reply until the next day). I'm not mad or depressed or antisocial. I just need to not talk to anyone for a while. And that's okay.

Writing - Writing out your anger, anxiety, stress, fears whatever you what to get off your chest is an incredible way to deal with life. Address it to someone in particular if another person has made you feel this way, by writing instead of talking I feel it gives me time to look at the words and see just how meaningful they are. Reading it back after my linguistic rant gives me a sense of scope about the situation, sometimes I read things I've written in anger and almost laughed at how ridiculous the situation was and wonder why on earth I got so mad! Sometimes if I'm going through a really hard time and what I've written is very personal and damaging I take that piece of paper outside and set fire to it. Watching it burn and seeing the ashes rise into the atmosphere I feel like I've released my anger into the universe, whether someone has heard it or not, it's almost like it's out of my hands and off my chest. If, like me, you're not brave enough to tell certain people how their actions have made you feel then this is the next best thing. I get a release without hurting someone else's feelings by handing them a letter filled with spite and hate, because what would that accomplish? Will making someone else feel rotten really make you a better person?

In order to properly decipher what will help you deal with stress you need to go on a journey of self-discovery. Keep a journal with you at all times. Note down events/situations that cause you extreme stress and on the opposite end of the spectrum note down any experience you have which relaxes or makes you happy.

Don't waste your life worrying about things you cannot change and focus on what you can. The only person who will make your life better is you. Think more positive and the universe will seem like a much brighter place, nobody wants to be stuck in the black hole of anxiety for the rest of their lives. Climb out and see the light.

Adventure, Love and Caffeine

Natasha Buivids

JCIPortsmouth 2014 Chamber President

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2nd Mar, 2014

There are 24 hours in a day - make the most of each one.
by Ian Tomkinson on March 2, 2014 18:34

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In a busy world full of phone calls and e-mail, it can be hard to separate work and personal life. Thanks to women like Clare Evans you no longer need to wonder how it's done.

Clare is a time management coach and the bestselling author of "Time Management for Dummies".

Now you can meet this incredible woman:

Clare Evans will be our guest presenter for JCI Portsmouth's training and personal development event on 20 March.

"If you improve your time management and organizational skills, you can grow your business, improve your career and create a better work life" she says.

Refreshments will be provided on the night as well as a chance to meet other like-minded individuals before the presentation begins.

Join us and learn how you can cut out the distractions and increase efficiency.

 

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20th Feb, 2014

Bringing adventure to Portsmouth.
by Ian Tomkinson on February 20, 2014 21:15

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Here's a message from Natasha, 2014 President of JCI Portsmouth.

January has disappeared quickly in a whirlwind of post Christmas recovery and normalization, we're well and truly back in the swing of things now and so is JCI Portsmouth. Junior Chamber International is putting together an exciting calendar of events and our new motto for 2014 is "Play Your Part" Portsmouth is certainly playing its part already and we have put together a broad range of events for the first half of this year, so whatever interests you with regard to training, socializing and community events there will be something to allow everyone to get involved.

As President for 2014 I have pledged to bring adventure to Portsmouth and that is exactly what I intend to do, by combining interesting and informative personal development training with elaborate and quirky social events I hope to provide Portsmouth with a wonderful non-stop year. With the help of my council team we aim to entwine ourselves with all that is fabulous about Portsmouth and bring you along for the ride. Anybody who is interested in marketing, leadership, website management, events organization, community developments why not join our team on the first Thursday of every month and have an input in the organization. Show off your skills and expand your CV, help us to help make Portsmouth the best it can be. Our next council meeting is on Thursday 6th March at the Holiday Inn on Pembroke Road, anyone is welcome. So without further delay I present our current program for 2014.

Personal Development

All of our PD/Training events are hosted at the Holiday Inn on Pembroke Road Portsmouth. Starting time is 6:30pm with 30 minutes of Networking and refreshments. First time guests are asked to pay £5 to attend and £15 for non-members who have attended events in the past.

20th March - Improve your Productivity and Increase Profitability Clare Evans is our guest speaker. Specialising in personal and business coaching, Chaire is also the author of the best selling 'Time Management For Dummies'. Make sure you're making the best use of your time with proven strategies that will make a real difference to your productivity and profitability. This presentation will show you ways to reduce your time wasters, deal with distractions, improve your productivity, save an hour a day, get control of your time and increase your profitability.

16th April - Upcoming Local Developments in Portsmouth We're proud to welcome the leader of Portsmouth City Council Gerald Vernon-Jackson to discuss local developments in our city. This event promises to be a fantastic opportunity to discuss future developments in the region If you would like to book on to an event or to find out more please follow the link below and reserve your place: http://www.jciportsmouth.org.uk/events/

Social Events

Were taking our social events to the next level with a mixture of low key drinks and more adventurous evenings.

27th February - Join us at the Wine Vaults on Albert Road from 6:30pm onwards for low key drinks and networking.

18th March - Circus of Horrors! From sword swallowers to dare devil balancing acts, from hair hangers to demon dwarfs, from a pickled person to astounding ariel acts, all performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek by my an almighty cast & the devil driven rock n’ roll of Dr Haze & The Interceptors from Hell. If this is your bag why not join us. Currently we are only asking people to register their interest in this event so if you would like to join us please email the president: natasha.buivids@jciportsmouth.org.uk

We are also in the process of putting together nights at Pie&Vinyl as well as going to the Holi Fesitval of Colors in Southampton. . . . Exciting stuff!

Community

For those of you who enjoy getting involved in your local community and making a huge difference we would love to have your help in putting together projects to support those who need it most in Portsmouth. JCI Portsmouth is looking to put together a program to help young unemployed people in Portsmouth gain the skills needed to get them back into work, from lectures on CV writing, money management and confidence. We need a dedicated team to help us put our plan in place and any help would be greatly appreciated. If your interested in learning more about what would be involved and are passionate about youth unemployment get in touch, we would love to hear from you. Other possible events in the pipeline include a sponsored motorcycle ride and a parachute jump with the Red Devils. There is always something going on in JCI and we aim to provide the best Portsmouth can offer.

JCI is all about connecting young professionals in the area and empowering them to create positive change, join us an be the change you want to see in your community.

If you have any suggestions or want to get involved please do not hesitate to email the president and you will be pointed in the right direction.

Wishing you a productive and positive February.

Regards,

Natasha Buivids

President JCI Portsmouth

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29th Jan, 2014

Full throttle into 2014
by Ian Tomkinson on January 29, 2014 18:43

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2014 has started well for JCI here in Portsmouth. We've had a training session and we're about to see our first social event of the year.

With 540 million active users, Google+ is huge player in the social media game, yet people don’t understand it’s potential. Vicki at Tillison Consulting gave us the low-down on what the platform does and why it's going to be so important in the future. A heads-up for the early adopters perhaps?


Tomorow night we're holding our first social event of the new year, and we're looking forward to seeing some new faces as well as catching up with JCI Portsmouth members and associates. Do join us - drop in to say hello and find out how you can help to put your new year resolutions into practice.

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