JCI West Indies hosted its 58th National Convention from the 10th – 14th October, 2018 at the Grenadian by Rex Resort in the spice isle of Grenada.
The convention saw the turnout of members from 10 countries; Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Martinique, Trinidad, Tobago, St. Vincent and Suriname. President Gabriel Glasgow led a delegation of nine members from JCI St. Vincent to participate in the annual convention which saw a number of training sessions and forums being held all geared towards developing its members.
This year saw the first JCI Facilitator course being offered by JCI to its members and JCI West Indies was the first National organization to participate in the course which was presented by the JCI International Vice President, Rajiv Hiaralal of Suriname.
Proud participants of the course from JCI St. Vincent are Vice President Shanniese Stewart, Public Relations Officer Terrance Williams and Member Nick Francis.
JCI St. Vincent was successful at capturing both the public speaking championship award and the debating championship award.
Member Rhealyn Burke was the proud award winner of the public speaking competition while Secretary General Shaquille Lewis, Member Nick Francis with team captain President Gabriel Glasgow were the proud winners of the debating championship competition.
President Gabriel stated that she was excited to take her wonderful team with her to convention but even more happy and grateful that they were able to successfully won both awards and she thanks her members for their tremendous support and guidance.
The 58th National Convention also hosted the elections for the ensuing year which saw the 2019 board members; National President elect Mr. Khaleid Holder of Barbados, National Executive Vice President elect Ms. Charlene Corbin of JCI Barbados and National Vice Presidents elect Ms. Dorothy Peters-Nichols of JCI Antigua & Ms. Brettney Romeo of JCI Tobago.
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Our annual general meetings are held every third Saturdays of each month at 3pm at the JCI Secretariat located in Stoney Ground opposite the Russell’s auditorium.