JCI Penticton wins national awards

JCI Penticton member Carol Sheridan was named JCI Canada’s 2014 National Effective Speaking Champion.

JCI Penticton wins national awards

JCI Penticton member Carol Sheridan was named JCI Canada’s 2014 National Effective Speaking Champion.

“It was such an honour to represent the BC/Yukon region and my Penticton chapter at the national level,” said Sheridan. “To compete at national convention was my goal, so I’m absolutely thrilled with the result.”

Sheridan travelled to Ajax, Ont., to compete in September after winning the regional competition in May. She delivered a prepared speech at the nationals on the topic, the time is now.

The 2014 JCI B.C./Yukon regional convention hosted in May by JCI Penticton at the Ramada Inn was also awarded top honours. It was named best conference/convention and ultimately the top project award as the best opportunity in Canada. The project was evaluated on aspects of planning and execution, financial management and overall participation. Strong support from local sponsors Investor’s Group, Cary Schneiderat of Pearce Taylor Schneiderat, Valley First Credit Union, Par-T-Perfect, Coffee News, Big Bear Software, Daniel Lo Mobile Law and Sirf Marketing was a huge contributing factor to the convention’s success. Convention chair Margie Hibbard is pleased that the efforts of the committee and chapter were recognized at the national level. “It was an honour to host over 85 people during the convention. The feedback we received post-event was all positive and these awards really provide proof of the quality of work the committee produced,” she said. Winning projects from all JCI categories are judged a second time to determine what is the best opportunity – essentially naming JCI Penticton’s regional convention the best of the best.

JCI Penticton was also awarded a gold chapter excellence award recognizing outstanding chapter management and participation. Local president Monica Horning was recognized for her recruitment efforts with a bronze hand award.

JCI is an international community-minded training and leadership organization for people ages 18 to 40.

JCI Penticton’s next meetings are at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 and Nov. 28 at its clubhouse on Hastings Avenue. Check out JCI Penticton on facebook or www.jcipenticton.com.