The newly elected executive includes: President Mark Sparrow, of the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council; Executive Vice President Jill McPherson of CBU Students’ Union; Internal Vice President Matt Stewart of CBU Small Business Development Centre; Treasurer Wayne Banfield of Freedom 55 Financial; Secretary Phillip Campbell of CBU Students’ Union; Chair Joel MacRae of Freedom 55 Financial.
Committee Chairs include: Tyler Dilney of the Canadian Forces; Alexis Rudderham-Richards of League Savings & Mortgage; Lucy Wintermans of East Side Arts Academy; and Ricky McCarthy of CBU Students’ Union.
JCI Cape Breton is now entering its ninth year as part of a national organization with active chapters from coast to coast. All chapters and members are affiliated with Junior Chamber International, a worldwide federation of young leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 40.
The board of JCI Cape Breton is taking part in ‘LOTS’ Training (Local Officer Training Seminar) in Sydney on the weekend of December 12th. ‘LOTS’ is a JCI specific training course designed to help strengthen an incoming board and focuses on the responsibilities of the different roles, project business planning, budgeting, amongst other topics. Terry Soucy, a past President of JCI Atlantic and a board member of JCI Canada, will be traveling to Sydney to facilitate the session.
“Between the LOTS training and our AGM & Planning Session coming up in January, we will be well prepared to deliver some excellent programming and networking opportunities for our members and also to create exciting community projects in 2010,” said Sparrow. “We have elected from our membership a group of exceptional leaders from across a number of different sectors who have proven themselves to be dedicated to their communities, and to JCI Cape Breton.”
Educating the public on what exactly JCI Cape Breton does is also a priority. “We come across a number of young people who are interested in JCI but need to know a little more about the organization. A common misconception is that JCI is a Junior Chamber of Commerce and is exclusive to business people, but the truth is JCI offers its members opportunities in the areas of business as well as international, community, and individual development,” says Sparrow.
For more information about JCI Cape Breton and to find more information about how to sign up and become a member visit www.jcicapebreton.com.