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Happy news! Carl-David, son of our ASE Board member Friedhelm Wachs, started his journey on October, 8th (3825 g & 50 cm). Congratulations from the European Senate. wachs@wachscom.de

The ASE is now on

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The new JCI President Elected in Rio Is

Shine Bhaskaran From Kerala, India.

The JCI Creed

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We believe:

The 2014 theme

That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life,

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That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations,

Unite to impact

That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise, That government should be of laws rather than of men, That earth's great treasure lies in human personality And that service to humanity is the best work of life.

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Superb! By Jacques Arnal ASE President 2013-2014 #55945 arnaljacques@wanadoo.fr

Interlaken is literally a superb place not to be missed. Really. The Committee of the JCI Senate Switzerland and JCI Switzerland had wonderfully welcomed the meeting of the European Board of ASE from 10th to 13th October. Thank you to my friend Nicolas Dunant, President of the Swiss Association of JCI Senate, to Cedric Roos IPP Swiss Senate and the organizer of the Board meeting, and to the President of JCI Switzerland Boris Litmanowitsch, very present with us. Quality, friendship, friendliness, efficiency, symbiosis with active JCI members in the NAKO (National Congress JCI), breathtaking landscapes were on the menu. Unforgettable! And gourmets have been filled with Swiss chocolate and wine, both excellent. A discovery. What a joy to see how are doing well and are positively active JCI Switzerland and the Swiss Association of JCI Senators. Congratulations to their respective members and leaders. Our ASE Board meeting has been an excellent opportunity to run real exchange and discussions being constructive, productive and exciting. What good times!

cause we are all individually and collectively JCI Senators , living carriers of JCI values and ideals. Networking: We are a network dedicated to senators and to the development of the JCI movement. What did the Board of volunteers since Monaco last June? Began detailed mapping of national senates in Europe JCI Area, led by VÊronique Bonhomme, with five Ambassadors who travels tirelessly and do a fantastic job, Requested countries to contribute to the European business JCI Senate and the Board, Reviewed the organization of the Open Forum of organizations of senators in Europe under the leadership of Ellen Olsen (next at Nantes in April), Completed in English, French, Spanish, German the module for training junior members on the analysis and optimization of the potential of the OLM. A session has been organized during the JCI World Congress in Rio by the special delegate of the Board for the project, Friedhelm Wachs, who is also president of the German Senate. This is undoubtedly a crucial recognition of the work of senators for the development of JCI, Published two issues of high quality - and now multilingual – of our color magazine "Senate in Europe" under the leadership of Peter Browning and the British Senate, Reviewed the website of our Association http:// www.jcisenate.eu/ and published under the auspices of Reynold Dumalte a new modernized form and still multilingual of our electronic newsletter (e- Bulletin): http://www.jcisenate.eu

But in fact what is ASE JCI? It is the only one group recognized by JCI for Zone Europe, member of the Joint Board JCI where she currently holds the general honorary secretariat (Clare Ashton). There are no less than 10 000 members in 33 countries and a Board of 22 senators entirely voluntary and benevolent.

Financially supported young members to participate in the YSOA 2013 (Young and small organizations academy by the JCI European Development Council) under the leadership of Herbert Ewers. Prepared the future of our European organization... and taking pleasure: Just for FUN!

In 2013/2014 our slogan is "FUN" In Senate Friendship,

Friendship: Friendship unites us in the great and beautiful JCI family,

Jacques Arnal

Unity: through our differences we cultivate unity be-

Your president in Europe for 2013/2014


Happy memories of a brilliant weekend By David Butcher #46828 Ambassador for Canada, Cyprus, Ireland, Israel, Scotland & USA davidbutcher@outlook.com

With no international airport, Interlaken was never going to be the easiest place in the world for Athene and me to get to, but the effort was certainly worthwhile. It was several years since our last visit to Switzerland, and you forget just what a beautiful country it is.

hotel in the middle of historic Interlaken, but one thing’s for sure – there were some fantastic views from the roof.

In fact, thanks to the legendary efficiency of the Swiss rail network, getting from Zurich Airport to Interlaken Ost was actually no problem at all, other than a frantic dash between platforms at Berne armed with cases and with only four minutes between trains!

The weather on the mountain tops was not good, and we abandoned plans to take the funicular railway up to the Harder Kulm for lunch, deciding that we wouldn’t get the views that would be available on a better day. The decision was made to take a boat trip on one of Interlaken’s two lakes and to eat on the water – and a good decision it was too – lovely scenery and a lovely meal. Some travelled back to Interlaken by rail, whilst I was one of those who opted for a more leisurely return by boat.

Having booked early, we were in the original Senate hotel, the Royal St George, and a lovely and historic hotel it was. They looked after us extremely well.

Thursday evening was party time at the Kursaal Casino, another historic building in a fantastic location in Interlaken. The decision to delay the trip up the Harder proved to be the right one because on Saturday afternoon, following a lunch at the Kursaal and a chance to visit the trade show, the mountain tops were clear and we made our way up the funicular railway to be rewarded with snow at the top and some superb views from the specially constructed, glass bottomed viewing platform.

No sooner had we arrived that we had a call to say that our old friend Peter Luginbuhl was on his way to escort us to the Ox Restaurant for dinner, and what a good evening it was alongside the Swiss Senators. It was a magical moment to stand in the delightful Swiss square drinking gluhwein and enjoying a traditional Swiss fondue before going inside for the main meal. Down to business with the Board meeting on Friday morning, followed by drinks and nibbles on the rooftop bar of the Metropole Hotel. I am still not sure how they got planning permission to build this tower block of a

Saturday evening’s gala banquet featured a thoroughly professional awards ceremony, and how great to see JCI Switzerland in such good shape. Some obviously excellent members and some great projects. All too soon, Sunday arrived and it was time to take the train home. Many happy memories of a brilliant weekend in Switzerland. Thanks to all concerned. David Butcher #46828 ASE Ambassador


Bri sh Senate Drumming Out January, 16th/19th By Liz Walmsley JCI British Senate Chairman #35749 contact@elizabethwalmsley.com

Dear European Senators It will soon be time to ‘Drum Out’ our British Senate Chairman 2013 Elizabeth Walmsley. We will be doing so in the style to which Liz has become accustomed, and we hope that you will be join us in Sheffield to help us make it a great event. Sheffield has a long and strong history in JCI UK. The city is known for its manufacture of silver and steel cutlery dating back to the 1700’s. Today it is known for its advanced engineering and aerospace and as a city of sport. The wonderful countryside of Derbyshire and the Peak District is just on its doorstep.

Our weekend begins on Thursday evening with a traditional night of pub entertainment and refreshment. You could polish up one of those long forgotten songs to surprise us all, especially the b***** foreigners! On Friday we will be going on a tour of the Peak District, stopping in the historic village of Tideswell, famous not only for its brilliant Male Voice Choir, but also for its Cookery School. Here you will have a hands-on opportunity to make and bake your own Bakewell Tart, and taste a glass of wine or two. After cooking comes lunch in a local hostelry, where you will have the chance to share your baked offering with your friends (assuming your baking has been successful!).

After lunch it’s back to Sheffield via one or two unique experiences, before getting ready for Friday Night. This is the International Senate Curling Championship at Ice Sheffield. If you haven’t tried curling, don’t worry there will be lessons provided. Of course there will be supper more refreshment available. On Saturday we’re off to the industrial Museum of Kelham Island followed by lunch in the museum. Your chance to see what made Sheffield famous – Steel. Saturday afternoon will be free for retail therapy, or a conducted tour of Sheffield and its best pubs. Later on there will be a meeting of the Bumble Bee Club. The Drumming Out Dinner will be at Sheffield City Hall, a superb ‘Art Deco’ building which has been fully restored in its 1930’s splendor. This presents an opportunity for you to wear appropriate dress for jazz and swing, (and dance to the music), and of course there will be rewards for those who apply the most imagination.

On Sunday morning we will enjoy the usual Senate Breakfast and install our new Chairman for 2014. The whole weekend is based at the Sheffield Mercure Hotel located in the centre of the city. This is a modern state of the art hotel (swimming pool, spa etc), where your every whim can be entertained. If you intend coming for the whole weekend contact Book@haveagreatstay.co.uk now, where you may get a good deal for accommodation. Otherwise book everything using the on line booking form and do it soon, we can promise you a weekend of fun and fellowship in true Senate style! Informtion & Booking: http://britishsenate.org.uk/event/drumming-out-2014/ Bill Preece Event Organiser (#38649) Home 00441298 25431 00447836 747226 Mail wpreece@globalnet.co.uk


A life me experience... By Blanka, Burduhos, Chrisie & Ricardo Participating countries

Cyprus (Chrisie), Czech Republic (Blanka & Václav), Portugal (Ricardo), Poland (Michal) & Romania (Burduhos)

The ASE has offered a grant of 110 € to 6 members of 5 countries to participate in the YSOA: the Young and Small Organizations Academy, an extension of the European academy for incoming national presidents. The board decided to make an investment for the future. Each participant had to give a report to get the grant.

ate successfully, we have to learn and understand how different personalities behave and act. In the afternoon of the same day, we had workshop about JCI Achieve. After a short discussion, our important values were: honesty, being active, friendship and trust, and open mindedness for acceptance.

It’s difficult to put here all the details they wrote. You’ll find all the reports on our website: www.jcisenate.eu

We also mentioned that after every project, each member of the team must feel the benefits on team level first and personally afterwards. Our mission is the tool we use to get to the vision. As local organizations we produce development opportunities for members and we help them follow the right direction according to JCI’s mission.

Last summer I had an amazing experience! Although I didn’t have any money for holidays I regulated to keep some money for JCI’s European Academies which took place in Sweden August 2 to 8. In the beginning, I wasn’t sure if I was doing the right thing. Well, working part time for a year, while studying in University of Cyprus and spend all your surplus in a trip which you are not very sure what it is about is a risk! On the other hand, I had a feeling that what I had already learned and watched about JCI wasn’t exactly what JCI’s mission representing. So, although I had my doubts, I decided to take the risk because I really wanted to find out what JCI is about. I wanted to ascertain whether it is worth to be involved or leave it. Fortunately, I was vindicated because not only it was an amazing experience, but also a great academy. From Young and Small Organization Academy (YSOA), which was actually a second part of European Academy and only for small Organizations like Cyprus, I have learned everything I had to know about JCI. I learned how to start building the team, how to plan the projects, how to manage the team… And also, during the Academies, I met and worked with many active, energetic youths who also want to bring the positive change to their communities as me. We all want to be better and improve ourselves, our community, our world.

On the first morning, we had a teambuilding where we wrote the differences of each kind of character and discuss about them. I found this workshop very useful because everyone has their own special personality. We are all different but we are living and working together. So, in order to motivate each person of our team and cooper-

On the second day, in the morning, we discussed about JCI Impact. JCI impact is necessary to avoid making mistakes, to make relevant projects, to make sure that effort worth, to know that you are doing the right moving, to get right attention and finding out relevance in young community. Later, in the afternoon, we had the Active Citizen Framework. In order to understand practically the importance and the use of the sectors in specific situations, the trainers gave us a specific scenario. What we were asked to do was to write the role of each sector in that scenario. The theme was “How can each sector help to prevent another economical crisis”. We separated into teams and wrote down our opinions. We first analyze the community Needs and we try to find a sustainable solution. We identify which of the three main JCI sectors this project belongs to: Health and Wellness, Education and Economic Empowerment or Sustainability. This classification helps us to choose the right partnerships. This is what we call ACTION part of the project, consisting of the identification of the sector and the choice of the partnerships. The ACTION part has to agree with JCI mission, so as to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. The next step is to measure the results so as to evaluate and report on those results. After we finish the project, we decide whereas the problem has eliminated and desired results achieved. What we also informed about JCI, is all about the applications we can do in order to get a funding for a project we want to do for our community.


Another really helpful subject which we discussed and worked on was the JCI Strategic Planning Committee, which we did on the last day. The training focused on the five strategies of the Committee for 2013, which are Impact, Motivate, Invest, Collaborate and Connect.

Eriksson (Association of JCI Senators in Europe) and of course with the support of the logistics Annicka Olsson, which impressed me to the point of being forced to say that I have never been so lovingly received.

During this Academy we also had the opportunity to work on presentation skills, find out our good and bad points and get some feedback from the trainers. Actually we had two presentations. The first one was about presenting JCI to an unknown audience, the second one we had was about a possible, specific project we want to do with our team for the community.

Naturally, after such consideration, I have to say it was an experience of "meet, learn and grow" absolutely wonderful and will be through my work for the community which will pay due thanks to Junior Chamber International for having given me this experiment.

Finally, we had a lecture about how we can contribute after our service as JCI members. After the age of 40 it is not necessary to leave JCI Organization and stop contribute. You can become a JCI senator where starts life after life in JCI. Being a JCI senator means to give your advice, support, personal experiences etc to the existing board in order to save the people from fail. In conclusion, I want to thank all my trainers, organizers and JCI for giving me that amazing experience. It was a life experience for me, I have learned so many things about the action part of JCI and now I’ll do my best to use my training and start action. It was my honest to participate in the first YSOA and I think that this worked. Now, I feel ready to organize a team and lead it in order to achieve our targets and bring the positive change. I feel more comfortable and strong enough to reorganize JCI Nicosia and be more active. I’m now ready to serve the mission and the vision of JCI and be better.

Three long days of sharing, connection, personal growth, where I learned and practiced concepts of teambuilding, JCI Achieve, JCI Impact and how to apply the methodology "JCI FrameWork Active Citizenship" discuss the concept of active citizenship, the need to realize concretely the needs of my community and how to do it, how to get to the cause of a problem and the importance of partnerships to cause more impact on projects that we develop, aiming to create a positive change and sustained in our community; took contact and knowledge of the scope of intervention first Developement of the European Council and the Association of JCI Senators in Europe, had a virtual tour of the JCI web site where I first saw functionality and tools available, I got to know the JCI Strategic Planning.

Chrisie Sea, Cyprus I left Portugal with some expectations, with the intention of attending the 17th edition of the European Academy of JCI and the 1st edition of the YSOA. I already want to give my most sincere congratulations to whoever dreamed this academy, who dreamed and believed that all who contributed to make this dream come true reality. I confess that if I had the chance to ask me exclusively for training, I could not compose a program as appropriate. Combined with a programmatic content perfectly achieved and appropriate, managed a team of training led absolutely wonderful Esther ter Beek, Lesley Young and Sarah Rueckriemen, with the generous participation of Bianca Eve (European Development Council) and Margaretha FYM

I learned through practical exercise group that were developed during training. I learned that we are stronger together than individually. I learned that the geographical boundaries of nothing prevent the connection between humans. I learned to give tastes better than receive. I learned that we have two ears and two eyes and only one mouth, so our biological system is much better prepared to see and hear much more than to speak. I learned that open mind and heart reach much farther than thought with judgment. I do not know if I will in the soul already has 800 words as designated, but it is not relevant to me, since as the Small & Young Academy was not for me a highly differentiated in terms of length, but in terms of meeting my needs as a member of JCI, deep connection that developed in these three days and the sharing and delivery of all.


Consequently, I would like to have the ability in a sentence or a paragraph what this experience represented to me. Conclude by renewing my most sincere thanks to Junior Chamber International for having given me this experience and particularly the Association of JCI Senators in Europe by providing financial support, without which it would be even harder to have been present and after being invited to complete this affidavit. Thanks also to require me to do it because it helped me to remember the beautiful moments spent in your company. Ricardo Freitas, JCI Portugal The Young & Small Organizations Academy was a great opportunity how to work on specific topics or questions that are especially relevant in young and small organization. It was the small number of participants from different European countries which brought the specificity of this training. I appreciated that all problems and questions could be solved or answered by trainers or guests participating, this couldn´t be possible if the group was bigger than 10 participants.

I am extremely delighted by the opportunity received to attend this special Academy, with a lot of practical know-how, good interaction and new friends. To summarize my experience I will mention the three main conclusions I had at the end of the Academy: It doesn’t matter if you are a small or large organization - by having the proper mindset and using the right tools provided by JCI, you can achieve great impact and the results will attract more members; Be aware of the scale and the power of the JCI network and use it as often as possible - there are always people in our organization willing to support you and share their knowledge; Don’t be afraid to dream big – separate your goals into smaller ones and achieve them one by one.

The whole programme of academy was designed in very interactive way. Two JCI Training were offered – JCI Achieve and JCI Impact, as well as JCI Active Citizen FrameWorkshop, which are the basic training for every JCI member to understand what is JCI about, its mission, vision and values.

I am very grateful to all the people that contributed to this Academy and I am sure it’s a constructive initiative that will grow into a strong event and learning experience for future leaders.

What I liked a lot was involving participants by training one module of JCI Achieve Training which was a great idea how to more connect participants, how to learn them to work under stress and improvise. This also leaded to realisation of a fact that in spite of being involved in JCI for many years many of us have still difficulties to transfer what is JCI about in a proper and right way. Definitely, it was a great idea to start such kind of academy to help new or small organizations to establish processes and function properly.

All the best and looking forward meeting you somewhere in the JCI World!

Best regards from the Czech Republic!

Burduhos Stelian-Vasile

Blanka Bendlova

VP Business & Development for Transilvania 2012-2013

2013 President JCI West Bohemia

Deputy President 2013 JCI Romania


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Bonne nouvelle ! Carl-David, le fils de Friedhelm Wachs, membre du bureau de l’ASE, a commencé son voyage le 8 octobre (3825 g & 50 cm). Félicitations du Sénat Européen. wachs@wachscom.de

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Que la foi en Dieu donne à la vie son véritable sens, Que la fraternité humaine transcende la souveraineté des nations, Que la liberté des individus et de l'entreprise assurera mieux la justice économique,

Est Unite to impact

Que le gouvernement doit s'appuyer sur la loi et non sur l'arbitraire, Que la personne humaine est la plus précieuse des richesses, Et que servir l'humanité constitue l'œuvre la plus noble d'une vie.

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Superbe ! Par Jacques Arnal Président ASE 2013-2014 #55945 arnaljacques@wanadoo.fr

Interlaken est réellement un endroit superbe à ne pas manquer. Vraiment. Le Comité du Sénat JCI de la Suisse et la JCE de Suisse ont merveilleusement accueilli la réunion du Bureau européen de l'ASE du 10 au 13 octobre. Merci à mon ami Nicolas Dunant, Président de l'Association suisse de Sénat JCI, à Cédric Roos IPP du Sénat suisse et l'organisateur de la réunion de bureau et au Président de la JCE Suisse Boris Litmanowitsch, très présent avec nous. La qualité, l'amitié, la gentillesse, l'efficacité, la symbiose avec des membres JCI actifs dans le NAKO (le Congrès national JCI), des paysages à couper le souffle étaient au menu. Inoubliable! Et les gourmets ont été comblés de chocolat suisse et de vin, tous les deux excellents. Une découverte. Quelle joie de voir comment la JCE de Suisse et l'Association suisse de Sénateurs JCI vont bien et sont positivement actives. Félicitations à leurs membres et leaders respectifs. Notre réunion de bureau ASE a été une excellente occasion de vivre un réel échange et des discussions constructives, productives et plaisantes. Que de bons moments !

ment des Sénateurs JCI, des exemples vivants des valeurs et des idéaux JCI. Networking : Nous sommes un réseau consacré aux sénateurs et au développement du mouvement JCI. Qu'a fait le Bureau de volontaires depuis Monaco en juin dernier ? Il a commencé la cartographie détaillée des sénats nationaux dans la zone Europe JCI, menée par Véronique Bonhomme, avec cinq Ambassadeurs qui voyagent inlassablement et font un travail fantastique, Il a demandé aux pays de contribuer au business européen JCI et au Bureau, Il a passé en revue l'organisation du Forum Ouvert des organisations de sénateurs en Europe sous la direction d'Ellen Olsen (prochainement à Nantes en avril), Il a achevé en anglais, en français, en espagnol et en allemand le module de formation des membres sur l'analyse et l'optimisation du potentiel de l'OLM. Une session a été organisée pendant le Congrès Mondial JCI de Rio par le délégué spécial du Bureau pour le projet, Friedhelm Wachs, qui est aussi le président du Sénat allemand. Ceci est sans aucun doute une reconnaissance cruciale du travail des sénateurs pour le développement de la JCI, Il a publié deux éditions de grande qualité - et maintenant multilingue - de notre magazine en couleurs "Sénat en Europe" sous la direction de Peter Browning et du Sénat britannique,

Mais en fait qu’est-ce que l’ASE JCI ? C'est le seul groupe reconnu par JCI pour la Zone Europe, membre du Bureau Commun JCI où elle assure actuellement le secrétariat honoraire général (Clare Ashton). Il n'y a pas moins de 10000 membres dans 33 pays et un Bureau de 22 sénateurs entièrement volontaires et bénévoles.

Il a rénové le site Web de notre Association http:// www.jcisenate.eu et publié sous les auspices de Reynold Dumalte une nouvelle forme modernisée et toujours multilingue de notre lettre d'information électronique (e-Bulletin) : http://www.jcisenate.eu Il a supporté financièrement des jeunes membres pour participer à la YSOA 2013 (l’académie des jeunes et petites organisations par le Conseil de Développement européen JCI) sous la direction d'Herbert Ewers. Il a préparé l'avenir de notre organisation européenne... et pris du plaisir :

En 2013/2014 notre slogan est "FUN" Friendship : l'Amitié nous unit dans la grande et belle famille JCI, Unity : Par nos différences nous cultivons l'unité parce que nous sommes tous individuellement et collective-

Juste pour le plaisir ! Dans l’amitié du Sénat, Jacques Arnal Votre président en Europe pour 2013/2014


Souvenirs heureux d’un excellent weekend Par David Butcher #46828 Ambassadeur pour le Canada, Chypre, l’Irlande, Israël, l’Écosse & les USA davidbutcher@outlook.com

Sans aéroport international, Interlaken n'était pas l'endroit le plus facile à atteindre dans le monde pour Athene et moi, mais l'effort était certainement digne d'intérêt. Notre dernière visite en Suisse datait de plusieurs années et on oublie combien c’est un beau pays.

En fait, merci à l'efficacité légendaire du réseau ferroviaire suisse, venir de l'aéroport de Zurich à Interlaken Est n'a pas été en réalité un problème du tout, juste une course frénétique entre des quais à Berne armés de valises et avec seulement quatre minutes entre les trains ! Ayant réservé tôt, nous étions dans l'hôtel du Sénat, le Saint George Royal, un hôtel charmant et historique. Ils se sont occupés de nous extrêmement bien.

À peine étions-nous arrivés que nous avions un appel pour dire que notre vieil ami Peter Luginbuhl était en route pour nous escorter au Restaurant Ox pour le dîner, et quelle bonne soirée ça a été avec les Sénateurs suisses. C'était un moment magique d’être de boire un vin chaud en savourant une fondue suisse traditionnelle avant d'aller à l'intérieur pour le plat principal. En route pour la réunion de bureau le vendredi matin, suivie par des boissons et des amuse-gueules au bar en terrasse de l'Hôtel Métropole. Je ne sais toujours pas comment ils ont fait pour avoir le permis de construire cette tour d'un hôtel au milieu d'Interlaken historique,

mais une chose est sûre - il y avait quelques vues fantastiques du toit.

Le temps sur les cimes de la montagne n'était pas bon et nous avons abandonné les plans de prendre le funiculaire jusqu'au Harder Kulm pour le déjeuner, décidant que nous n'obtiendrions pas les vues qui seraient disponibles un meilleur jour. La décision a été prise de faire une excursion en bateau sur l’un de deux lacs d'Interlaken et de manger sur l'eau - et ce fut une bonne décision – un joli paysage et un très bon repas. Certains sont rentrés à Interlaken par le train, tandis que j'ai été l’un de ceux qui ont opté pour un retour plus calme en bateau. Jeudi soir c’était l'heure de faire la fête au Casino Kursaal, une autre construction historique dans un emplacement fantastique d’Interlaken.

La décision de retarder le voyage au Harder a été la bonne parce que samedi après-midi, après un déjeuner au Kursaal et une visite des stands, les cimes de la montagne étaient claires. Nous avons pris le funiculaire et avons été récompensés avec la neige en haut et quelques vues superbes de la plate-forme d’observation à fond de verre. La soirée de gala de samedi soir a présenté une cérémonie de remise des prix professionnelle et combien c’est agréable de voir la JCE Suisse en une telle bonne forme. Avec à l’évidence quelques membres excellents et quelques excellents projets. Dimanche est arrivé bien trop tôt et il était le temps de prendre le train pour rentrer à la maison. Beaucoup de souvenirs heureux d'un week-end superbe en Suisse. Merci à toutes les personnes concernées. David Butcher #46828 ASE Ambassador


Bri sh Senate Drumming Out January, 16th/19th By Liz Walmsley JCI British Senate Chairman #35749 contact@elizabethwalmsley.com

Dear European Senators It will soon be time to ‘Drum Out’ our British Senate Chairman 2013 Elizabeth Walmsley. We will be doing so in the style to which Liz has become accustomed, and we hope that you will be join us in Sheffield to help us make it a great event. Sheffield has a long and strong history in JCI UK. The city is known for its manufacture of silver and steel cutlery dating back to the 1700’s. Today it is known for its advanced engineering and aerospace and as a city of sport. The wonderful countryside of Derbyshire and the Peak District is just on its doorstep.

Our weekend begins on Thursday evening with a traditional night of pub entertainment and refreshment. You could polish up one of those long forgotten songs to surprise us all, especially the b***** foreigners! On Friday we will be going on a tour of the Peak District, stopping in the historic village of Tideswell, famous not only for its brilliant Male Voice Choir, but also for its Cookery School. Here you will have a hands-on opportunity to make and bake your own Bakewell Tart, and taste a glass of wine or two. After cooking comes lunch in a local hostelry, where you will have the chance to share your baked offering with your friends (assuming your baking has been successful!).

After lunch it’s back to Sheffield via one or two unique experiences, before getting ready for Friday Night. This is the International Senate Curling Championship at Ice Sheffield. If you haven’t tried curling, don’t worry there will be lessons provided. Of course there will be supper more refreshment available. On Saturday we’re off to the industrial Museum of Kelham Island followed by lunch in the museum. Your chance to see what made Sheffield famous – Steel. Saturday afternoon will be free for retail therapy, or a conducted tour of Sheffield and its best pubs. Later on there will be a meeting of the Bumble Bee Club. The Drumming Out Dinner will be at Sheffield City Hall, a superb ‘Art Deco’ building which has been fully restored in its 1930’s splendor. This presents an opportunity for you to wear appropriate dress for jazz and swing, (and dance to the music), and of course there will be rewards for those who apply the most imagination.

On Sunday morning we will enjoy the usual Senate Breakfast and install our new Chairman for 2014. The whole weekend is based at the Sheffield Mercure Hotel located in the centre of the city. This is a modern state of the art hotel (swimming pool, spa etc), where your every whim can be entertained. If you intend coming for the whole weekend contact Book@haveagreatstay.co.uk now, where you may get a good deal for accommodation. Otherwise book everything using the on line booking form and do it soon, we can promise you a weekend of fun and fellowship in true Senate style! Informtion & Booking: http://britishsenate.org.uk/event/drumming-out-2014/ Bill Preece Event Organiser (#38649) Home 00441298 25431 00447836 747226 Mail wpreece@globalnet.co.uk

PTM


A life me experience... By Blanka, Burduhos, Chrisie & Ricardo Participating countries

Cyprus (Chrisie), Czech Republic (Blanka & Václav), Portugal (Ricardo), Poland (Michal) & Romania (Burduhos)

The ASE has offered a grant of 110 € to 6 members of 5 countries to participate in the YSOA: the Young and Small Organizations Academy, an extension of the European academy for incoming national presidents. The board decided to make an investment for the future. Each participant had to give a report to get the grant.

ate successfully, we have to learn and understand how different personalities behave and act. In the afternoon of the same day, we had workshop about JCI Achieve. After a short discussion, our important values were: honesty, being active, friendship and trust, and open mindedness for acceptance.

It’s difficult to put here all the details they wrote. You’ll find all the reports on our website: www.jcisenate.eu

We also mentioned that after every project, each member of the team must feel the benefits on team level first and personally afterwards. Our mission is the tool we use to get to the vision. As local organizations we produce development opportunities for members and we help them follow the right direction according to JCI’s mission.

Last summer I had an amazing experience! Although I didn’t have any money for holidays I regulated to keep some money for JCI’s European Academies which took place in Sweden August 2 to 8. In the beginning, I wasn’t sure if I was doing the right thing. Well, working part time for a year, while studying in University of Cyprus and spend all your surplus in a trip which you are not very sure what it is about is a risk! On the other hand, I had a feeling that what I had already learned and watched about JCI wasn’t exactly what JCI’s mission representing. So, although I had my doubts, I decided to take the risk because I really wanted to find out what JCI is about. I wanted to ascertain whether it is worth to be involved or leave it. Fortunately, I was vindicated because not only it was an amazing experience, but also a great academy. From Young and Small Organization Academy (YSOA), which was actually a second part of European Academy and only for small Organizations like Cyprus, I have learned everything I had to know about JCI. I learned how to start building the team, how to plan the projects, how to manage the team… And also, during the Academies, I met and worked with many active, energetic youths who also want to bring the positive change to their communities as me. We all want to be better and improve ourselves, our community, our world.

On the first morning, we had a teambuilding where we wrote the differences of each kind of character and discuss about them. I found this workshop very useful because everyone has their own special personality. We are all different but we are living and working together. So, in order to motivate each person of our team and cooper-

On the second day, in the morning, we discussed about JCI Impact. JCI impact is necessary to avoid making mistakes, to make relevant projects, to make sure that effort worth, to know that you are doing the right moving, to get right attention and finding out relevance in young community. Later, in the afternoon, we had the Active Citizen Framework. In order to understand practically the importance and the use of the sectors in specific situations, the trainers gave us a specific scenario. What we were asked to do was to write the role of each sector in that scenario. The theme was “How can each sector help to prevent another economical crisis”. We separated into teams and wrote down our opinions. We first analyze the community Needs and we try to find a sustainable solution. We identify which of the three main JCI sectors this project belongs to: Health and Wellness, Education and Economic Empowerment or Sustainability. This classification helps us to choose the right partnerships. This is what we call ACTION part of the project, consisting of the identification of the sector and the choice of the partnerships. The ACTION part has to agree with JCI mission, so as to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. The next step is to measure the results so as to evaluate and report on those results. After we finish the project, we decide whereas the problem has eliminated and desired results achieved. What we also informed about JCI, is all about the applications we can do in order to get a funding for a project we want to do for our community.


Another really helpful subject which we discussed and worked on was the JCI Strategic Planning Committee, which we did on the last day. The training focused on the five strategies of the Committee for 2013, which are Impact, Motivate, Invest, Collaborate and Connect.

Eriksson (Association of JCI Senators in Europe) and of course with the support of the logistics Annicka Olsson, which impressed me to the point of being forced to say that I have never been so lovingly received.

During this Academy we also had the opportunity to work on presentation skills, find out our good and bad points and get some feedback from the trainers. Actually we had two presentations. The first one was about presenting JCI to an unknown audience, the second one we had was about a possible, specific project we want to do with our team for the community.

Naturally, after such consideration, I have to say it was an experience of "meet, learn and grow" absolutely wonderful and will be through my work for the community which will pay due thanks to Junior Chamber International for having given me this experiment.

Finally, we had a lecture about how we can contribute after our service as JCI members. After the age of 40 it is not necessary to leave JCI Organization and stop contribute. You can become a JCI senator where starts life after life in JCI. Being a JCI senator means to give your advice, support, personal experiences etc to the existing board in order to save the people from fail. In conclusion, I want to thank all my trainers, organizers and JCI for giving me that amazing experience. It was a life experience for me, I have learned so many things about the action part of JCI and now I’ll do my best to use my training and start action. It was my honest to participate in the first YSOA and I think that this worked. Now, I feel ready to organize a team and lead it in order to achieve our targets and bring the positive change. I feel more comfortable and strong enough to reorganize JCI Nicosia and be more active. I’m now ready to serve the mission and the vision of JCI and be better.

Three long days of sharing, connection, personal growth, where I learned and practiced concepts of teambuilding, JCI Achieve, JCI Impact and how to apply the methodology "JCI FrameWork Active Citizenship" discuss the concept of active citizenship, the need to realize concretely the needs of my community and how to do it, how to get to the cause of a problem and the importance of partnerships to cause more impact on projects that we develop, aiming to create a positive change and sustained in our community; took contact and knowledge of the scope of intervention first Developement of the European Council and the Association of JCI Senators in Europe, had a virtual tour of the JCI web site where I first saw functionality and tools available, I got to know the JCI Strategic Planning.

Chrisie Sea, Cyprus I left Portugal with some expectations, with the intention of attending the 17th edition of the European Academy of JCI and the 1st edition of the YSOA. I already want to give my most sincere congratulations to whoever dreamed this academy, who dreamed and believed that all who contributed to make this dream come true reality. I confess that if I had the chance to ask me exclusively for training, I could not compose a program as appropriate. Combined with a programmatic content perfectly achieved and appropriate, managed a team of training led absolutely wonderful Esther ter Beek, Lesley Young and Sarah Rueckriemen, with the generous participation of Bianca Eve (European Development Council) and Margaretha

I learned through practical exercise group that were developed during training. I learned that we are stronger together than individually. I learned that the geographical boundaries of nothing prevent the connection between humans. I learned to give tastes better than receive. I learned that we have two ears and two eyes and only one mouth, so our biological system is much better prepared to see and hear much more than to speak. I learned that open mind and heart reach much farther than thought with judgment. I do not know if I will in the soul already has 800 words as designated, but it is not relevant to me, since as the Small & Young Academy was not for me a highly differentiated in terms of length, but in terms of meeting my needs as a member of JCI, deep connection that developed in these three days and the sharing and delivery of all.


Consequently, I would like to have the ability in a sentence or a paragraph what this experience represented to me. Conclude by renewing my most sincere thanks to Junior Chamber International for having given me this experience and particularly the Association of JCI Senators in Europe by providing financial support, without which it would be even harder to have been present and after being invited to complete this affidavit. Thanks also to require me to do it because it helped me to remember the beautiful moments spent in your company. Ricardo Freitas, JCI Portugal The Young & Small Organizations Academy was a great opportunity how to work on specific topics or questions that are especially relevant in young and small organization. It was the small number of participants from different European countries which brought the specificity of this training. I appreciated that all problems and questions could be solved or answered by trainers or guests participating, this couldn´t be possible if the group was bigger than 10 participants.

I am extremely delighted by the opportunity received to attend this special Academy, with a lot of practical know-how, good interaction and new friends. To summarize my experience I will mention the three main conclusions I had at the end of the Academy: It doesn’t matter if you are a small or large organization - by having the proper mindset and using the right tools provided by JCI, you can achieve great impact and the results will attract more members; Be aware of the scale and the power of the JCI network and use it as often as possible - there are always people in our organization willing to support you and share their knowledge; Don’t be afraid to dream big – separate your goals into smaller ones and achieve them one by one.

The whole programme of academy was designed in very interactive way. Two JCI Training were offered – JCI Achieve and JCI Impact, as well as JCI Active Citizen FrameWorkshop, which are the basic training for every JCI member to understand what is JCI about, its mission, vision and values.

I am very grateful to all the people that contributed to this Academy and I am sure it’s a constructive initiative that will grow into a strong event and learning experience for future leaders.

What I liked a lot was involving participants by training one module of JCI Achieve Training which was a great idea how to more connect participants, how to learn them to work under stress and improvise. This also leaded to realisation of a fact that in spite of being involved in JCI for many years many of us have still difficulties to transfer what is JCI about in a proper and right way. Definitely, it was a great idea to start such kind of academy to help new or small organizations to establish processes and function properly.

All the best and looking forward meeting you somewhere in the JCI World!

Best regards from the Czech Republic!

Burduhos Stelian-Vasile

Blanka Bendlova

VP Business & Development for Transilvania 2012-2013

2013 President JCI West Bohemia

Deputy President 2013 JCI Romania


Asociación de los Senadores JCI in Europa

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Interlaken: Soberbia! Drumming out in Sheffield Academia de las organizaciones pequeñas y nuevas

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¡ Buena noticia! Carl-David, el hijo de Friedhelm Wachs, miembro de la oficina del ASE, comenzó su viaje el 8 de octubre (3825 g y 50 cm). Felicitaciones del Senado europeo. wachs@wachscom.de

La ASE es ahora sobre

Contents Sommaire Sumario Soberbio! Recuerdos felices de un excelente fin de semaBritish Senate Drumming Out Academia de las organizaciones

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El nuevo JCI President Elegido en Rio Eleste

Shine Bhaskaran De Kerala, La India. El Credo de la JCI

Senador 68189

Creemos:

El tema 2014

Que la fe en Dios da sentido y objeto a la vida, Que la hermandad de los hombres trasciende la soberanía de las naciones, Que la justicia económica, puede ser obtenida mejor por hombres libres a través de la libre empresa,

El este Unite to impact

Que los gobiernos deben ser de leyes más que de hombres, Que el gran tesoro de la tierra reside en la personalidad humana Y que servir a la humanidad es la mejor obra de una vida.

Director de la publicación: Jacques Arnal, ASE Presidente

Redactor del e-Boletín: Reynold R. Dumalte


Soberbio! Por Jacques Arnal ASE Presidente 2013-2014 #55945 arnaljacques@wanadoo.fr

Interlaken realmente es un lugar soberbio de que no hay que carecer. Verdaderamente. El Comité del Senado JCI de Suiza y la JC de Suiza maravillosamente acogieron la reunión de la oficina europea del ASE del 10 al 13 de octubre. Gracias a mi amigo Nicolas Dunant, Presidente de la Asociación suiza del Senado JCI, a Cédric Roos IPP del Senado suizo y el oraganizador de la reunión de oficina y al Presidente de la JCI suizo Borís Litmanowitsch, muy presente con nosotros. La calidad, la amistad, la gentileza, la eficacia, la simbiosis con miembros activos de la JCI en el NAKO (el Congreso nacional JCI), paisajes que dejan sin respiración estaban en el menú. ¡ Inolvidable! Y los gastrónomos han sido colmados por chocolate suizo y por vino, ambos excelentes. Un descubrimiento. Cual alegría de ver cómo la JCI de Suiza y la Asociación suiza de los Senadores JCI están bien y positivamente son activos. Felicitaciones a sus miembros y líderes respectivos. Nuestra reunión de oficina ASE fue una ocasión excelente de vivir un intercambio real y discusiones constructivas, productivas y agradables. ¡ Que de momentos buenos!

mente Senadores JCI, ejemplos vivos de los valores e ideal JCI. Networking: Somos una red dedicada a los senadores y al desarrollo del movimiento JCI. ¿ Que hizo la oficina de voluntarios desde Mónaco el junio pasado? Comenzó la cartografía detallada de los senados nacionales en la zona Europa JCI, llevada por Verónica Bonhomme, con cinco Embajadores que viajan incansablemente y hacen un trabajo fantástico, Pidió en los países contribuir a los negocios europeos JCI y a la oficina, Analizó la organización del Foro Abierto de las organizaciones de senadores en Europa bajo la dirección de Ellen Olsen (pronto en Nantes en abril), Terminó en inglés, en francés, en español y en alemán el módulo de formación de los miembros sobre el análisis y la optimización del potencial del OLM. Una sesión ha sido organizada durante el Congreso Mundial JCI de Rio por el delegado especial de la oficina para el proyecto, Friedhelm Wachs, que es también el presidente del Senado alemán. Esto es sin duda alguna un reconocimiento crucial del trabajo de los senadores para el desarrollo de la JCI, Publicó dos ediciones de alta calidad - y ahora multilingüe - de nuestra revista en colores " Senado en Europa " bajo la dirección de Peter Browning y bajo la dirección del Senado británico,

¿ Pero de hecho qué es el ASE JCI? Es el solo grupo reconocido por JCI para la Zona Europa, miembro de la oficina Común JCI donde asegura actualmente el secretariado honorario general (Clare Ashton). No hay menos de 10000 miembros en 33 países y una oficina de 22 senadores totalmente voluntarios y benévolos. En 2013/2014 nuestro eslogan es "FUN" Friendship: La Amistad nos une en la familia gran y bell JCI, Unity: Por nuestras diferencias cultivamos la unidad porque somos totalmente individualmente y colectiva-

Renovó el sitio Web de nuestra Asociación http: // www.jcisenate.eu y publicó bajo los auspicios de Reynold Dumalte una nueva forma modernizada y siempre multilingüe de nuestra carta de información electrónica (e-boletín): http: // www.jcisenate.eu Sostuvo financieramente a jóvenes miembros para participar en el YSOA 2013 (la academia de las organizaciones jóvenes y pequeñas por el Consejo de Desarrollo europeo JCI) bajo la dirección de Herberto Ewers. Preparó el futuro de nuestra organización europea y tomó el placer: ¡ Justo para el placer! En la amistad del Senado, Jacques Arnal Su presidente en Europa para 2013/2014


Recuerdos felices de un excelente n de semana Por David Butcher #46828 Embajador para Canadá, Chipre, Irlanda, Israel, Escocia y USA davidbutcher@outlook.com

Sin aeropuerto internacional, Interlaken no era el lugar más fácil que hay que alcanzar en la gente para Athene y yo, pero el esfuerzo era ciertamente digno de interés. Nuestra última visita en Suiza fechaba varios años y olvidamos cuánto es un bello país.

¡ De hecho, gracias a la eficacia legendaria de la red ferroviaria suiza, venir del aeropuerto de Zurich a Interlaken Est no fue en realidad un problema de todo, justo una carrera frenética entre muelles en Berna cargados con maletas y con solamente cuatro minutos entre los trenes! Habiendo reservado temprano, estábamos en el hotel del Senado, el Santo Jorge Royal, un hotel encantador e histórico. Se ocuparon de nosotros extremadamente bien.

Apenas habíamos llegado que teníamos una llamada para decir que nuestro viejo amigo Peter Luginbuhl era en el camino para escoltarnos en el Restaurante Ox para la cena, y cual buena tarde esto fue con los Senadores suizos. Era un momento mágico de ser beber un vino caliente saboreando un fondue suizo tradicional antes de ir en el interior para el plato principal. En el camino para la reunión de oficina el viernes por la mañana, seguida por bebidas y de las tapas al bar en terraza del Hotel Metrópoli. Siempre no sé cómo hicieron para tener la licencia de obras esta torre de un hotel en medio de Interlaken histórico, sino una cosa está segura -

había algunas vistas fantásticas del tejado.

El tiempo sobre las cimas de la montaña no era bueno y abandonamos los planes de tomar el funicular hasta Harder Kulm por el almuerzo, decidiendo que no obtendríamos las vistas que estarían disponibles un mejor día. La decisión ha sido tomada a hacer una excursión en barco sobre uno de dos lagos de Interlaken y a comer sobre el agua - y fue una buena decisión - un hermoso paisaje y una comida muy buena. Algunos volvieron a Interlaken por el tren, mientras que fui uno de los que optaron por una vuelta más tranquila a barco. El jueves por la tarde era la hora de juerguearse al Casino Kursaal, otra construcción histórica en un emplazamiento fantástico de Interlaken. La decisión de retrasar el viaje en Harder fue la buena porque el sábado tarde, después de un almuerzo en Kursaal y una visita de los stands, las cimas de la montaña eran claras. Tomamos el funicular y hemos sido recompensados con la nieve arriba y algunas vistas soberbias de la plataforma de observación a fondo de vidrio.

La función de gala de la tarde del sábado presentó una ceremonia de distribución de los premios profesional y cuánto es agradable de ver el JCE suiza en tal buena forma. Evidentemente con algunos miembros excelentes y algunos excelentes proyectos. El domingo llegó demasiado temprano y era el tiempo de tomar el tren para volver a la casa. Muchas recuerdos felices de un fin de semana soberbio en Suiza. Gracias a todas las personas concernidas. David Butcher #46828 ASE Ambassador


Bri sh Senate Drumming Out January, 16th/19th By Liz Walmsley JCI British Senate Chairman #35749 contact@elizabethwalmsley.com

Dear European Senators It will soon be time to ‘Drum Out’ our British Senate Chairman 2013 Elizabeth Walmsley. We will be doing so in the style to which Liz has become accustomed, and we hope that you will be join us in Sheffield to help us make it a great event. Sheffield has a long and strong history in JCI UK. The city is known for its manufacture of silver and steel cutlery dating back to the 1700’s. Today it is known for its advanced engineering and aerospace and as a city of sport. The wonderful countryside of Derbyshire and the Peak District is just on its doorstep.

Our weekend begins on Thursday evening with a traditional night of pub entertainment and refreshment. You could polish up one of those long forgotten songs to surprise us all, especially the b***** foreigners! On Friday we will be going on a tour of the Peak District, stopping in the historic village of Tideswell, famous not only for its brilliant Male Voice Choir, but also for its Cookery School. Here you will have a hands-on opportunity to make and bake your own Bakewell Tart, and taste a glass of wine or two. After cooking comes lunch in a local hostelry, where you will have the chance to share your baked offering with your friends (assuming your baking has been successful!).

After lunch it’s back to Sheffield via one or two unique experiences, before getting ready for Friday Night. This is the International Senate Curling Championship at Ice Sheffield. If you haven’t tried curling, don’t worry there will be lessons provided. Of course there will be supper more refreshment available. On Saturday we’re off to the industrial Museum of Kelham Island followed by lunch in the museum. Your chance to see what made Sheffield famous – Steel. Saturday afternoon will be free for retail therapy, or a conducted tour of Sheffield and its best pubs. Later on there will be a meeting of the Bumble Bee Club. The Drumming Out Dinner will be at Sheffield City Hall, a superb ‘Art Deco’ building which has been fully restored in its 1930’s splendor. This presents an opportunity for you to wear appropriate dress for jazz and swing, (and dance to the music), and of course there will be rewards for those who apply the most imagination.

On Sunday morning we will enjoy the usual Senate Breakfast and install our new Chairman for 2014. The whole weekend is based at the Sheffield Mercure Hotel located in the centre of the city. This is a modern state of the art hotel (swimming pool, spa etc), where your every whim can be entertained. If you intend coming for the whole weekend contact Book@haveagreatstay.co.uk now, where you may get a good deal for accommodation. Otherwise book everything using the on line booking form and do it soon, we can promise you a weekend of fun and fellowship in true Senate style! Informtion & Booking: http://britishsenate.org.uk/event/drumming-out-2014/ Bill Preece Event Organiser (#38649) Home 00441298 25431 00447836 747226 Mail wpreece@globalnet.co.uk


A life me experience... By Blanka, Burduhos, Chrisie & Ricardo Participating countries

Cyprus (Chrisie), Czech Republic (Blanka & Václav), Portugal (Ricardo), Poland (Michal) & Romania (Burduhos)

The ASE has offered a grant of 110 € to 6 members of 5 countries to participate in the YSOA: the Young and Small Organizations Academy, an extension of the European academy for incoming national presidents. The board decided to make an investment for the future. Each participant had to give a report to get the grant.

ate successfully, we have to learn and understand how different personalities behave and act. In the afternoon of the same day, we had workshop about JCI Achieve. After a short discussion, our important values were: honesty, being active, friendship and trust, and open mindedness for acceptance.

It’s difficult to put here all the details they wrote. You’ll find all the reports on our website: www.jcisenate.eu

We also mentioned that after every project, each member of the team must feel the benefits on team level first and personally afterwards. Our mission is the tool we use to get to the vision. As local organizations we produce development opportunities for members and we help them follow the right direction according to JCI’s mission.

Last summer I had an amazing experience! Although I didn’t have any money for holidays I regulated to keep some money for JCI’s European Academies which took place in Sweden August 2 to 8. In the beginning, I wasn’t sure if I was doing the right thing. Well, working part time for a year, while studying in University of Cyprus and spend all your surplus in a trip which you are not very sure what it is about is a risk! On the other hand, I had a feeling that what I had already learned and watched about JCI wasn’t exactly what JCI’s mission representing. So, although I had my doubts, I decided to take the risk because I really wanted to find out what JCI is about. I wanted to ascertain whether it is worth to be involved or leave it. Fortunately, I was vindicated because not only it was an amazing experience, but also a great academy. From Young and Small Organization Academy (YSOA), which was actually a second part of European Academy and only for small Organizations like Cyprus, I have learned everything I had to know about JCI. I learned how to start building the team, how to plan the projects, how to manage the team… And also, during the Academies, I met and worked with many active, energetic youths who also want to bring the positive change to their communities as me. We all want to be better and improve ourselves, our community, our world.

On the first morning, we had a teambuilding where we wrote the differences of each kind of character and discuss about them. I found this workshop very useful because everyone has their own special personality. We are all different but we are living and working together. So, in order to motivate each person of our team and cooper-

On the second day, in the morning, we discussed about JCI Impact. JCI impact is necessary to avoid making mistakes, to make relevant projects, to make sure that effort worth, to know that you are doing the right moving, to get right attention and finding out relevance in young community. Later, in the afternoon, we had the Active Citizen Framework. In order to understand practically the importance and the use of the sectors in specific situations, the trainers gave us a specific scenario. What we were asked to do was to write the role of each sector in that scenario. The theme was “How can each sector help to prevent another economical crisis”. We separated into teams and wrote down our opinions. We first analyze the community Needs and we try to find a sustainable solution. We identify which of the three main JCI sectors this project belongs to: Health and Wellness, Education and Economic Empowerment or Sustainability. This classification helps us to choose the right partnerships. This is what we call ACTION part of the project, consisting of the identification of the sector and the choice of the partnerships. The ACTION part has to agree with JCI mission, so as to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. The next step is to measure the results so as to evaluate and report on those results. After we finish the project, we decide whereas the problem has eliminated and desired results achieved. What we also informed about JCI, is all about the applications we can do in order to get a funding for a project we want to do for our community.


Another really helpful subject which we discussed and worked on was the JCI Strategic Planning Committee, which we did on the last day. The training focused on the five strategies of the Committee for 2013, which are Impact, Motivate, Invest, Collaborate and Connect.

Eriksson (Association of JCI Senators in Europe) and of course with the support of the logistics Annicka Olsson, which impressed me to the point of being forced to say that I have never been so lovingly received.

During this Academy we also had the opportunity to work on presentation skills, find out our good and bad points and get some feedback from the trainers. Actually we had two presentations. The first one was about presenting JCI to an unknown audience, the second one we had was about a possible, specific project we want to do with our team for the community.

Naturally, after such consideration, I have to say it was an experience of "meet, learn and grow" absolutely wonderful and will be through my work for the community which will pay due thanks to Junior Chamber International for having given me this experiment.

Finally, we had a lecture about how we can contribute after our service as JCI members. After the age of 40 it is not necessary to leave JCI Organization and stop contribute. You can become a JCI senator where starts life after life in JCI. Being a JCI senator means to give your advice, support, personal experiences etc to the existing board in order to save the people from fail. In conclusion, I want to thank all my trainers, organizers and JCI for giving me that amazing experience. It was a life experience for me, I have learned so many things about the action part of JCI and now I’ll do my best to use my training and start action. It was my honest to participate in the first YSOA and I think that this worked. Now, I feel ready to organize a team and lead it in order to achieve our targets and bring the positive change. I feel more comfortable and strong enough to reorganize JCI Nicosia and be more active. I’m now ready to serve the mission and the vision of JCI and be better.

Three long days of sharing, connection, personal growth, where I learned and practiced concepts of teambuilding, JCI Achieve, JCI Impact and how to apply the methodology "JCI FrameWork Active Citizenship" discuss the concept of active citizenship, the need to realize concretely the needs of my community and how to do it, how to get to the cause of a problem and the importance of partnerships to cause more impact on projects that we develop, aiming to create a positive change and sustained in our community; took contact and knowledge of the scope of intervention first Developement of the European Council and the Association of JCI Senators in Europe, had a virtual tour of the JCI web site where I first saw functionality and tools available, I got to know the JCI Strategic Planning.

Chrisie Sea, Cyprus I left Portugal with some expectations, with the intention of attending the 17th edition of the European Academy of JCI and the 1st edition of the YSOA. I already want to give my most sincere congratulations to whoever dreamed this academy, who dreamed and believed that all who contributed to make this dream come true reality. I confess that if I had the chance to ask me exclusively for training, I could not compose a program as appropriate. Combined with a programmatic content perfectly achieved and appropriate, managed a team of training led absolutely wonderful Esther ter Beek, Lesley Young and Sarah Rueckriemen, with the generous participation of Bianca Eve (European Development Council) and Margaretha PTM

I learned through practical exercise group that were developed during training. I learned that we are stronger together than individually. I learned that the geographical boundaries of nothing prevent the connection between humans. I learned to give tastes better than receive. I learned that we have two ears and two eyes and only one mouth, so our biological system is much better prepared to see and hear much more than to speak. I learned that open mind and heart reach much farther than thought with judgment. I do not know if I will in the soul already has 800 words as designated, but it is not relevant to me, since as the Small & Young Academy was not for me a highly differentiated in terms of length, but in terms of meeting my needs as a member of JCI, deep connection that developed in these three days and the sharing and delivery of all.


Consequently, I would like to have the ability in a sentence or a paragraph what this experience represented to me. Conclude by renewing my most sincere thanks to Junior Chamber International for having given me this experience and particularly the Association of JCI Senators in Europe by providing financial support, without which it would be even harder to have been present and after being invited to complete this affidavit. Thanks also to require me to do it because it helped me to remember the beautiful moments spent in your company. Ricardo Freitas, JCI Portugal The Young & Small Organizations Academy was a great opportunity how to work on specific topics or questions that are especially relevant in young and small organization. It was the small number of participants from different European countries which brought the specificity of this training. I appreciated that all problems and questions could be solved or answered by trainers or guests participating, this couldn´t be possible if the group was bigger than 10 participants.

I am extremely delighted by the opportunity received to attend this special Academy, with a lot of practical know-how, good interaction and new friends. To summarize my experience I will mention the three main conclusions I had at the end of the Academy: It doesn’t matter if you are a small or large organization - by having the proper mindset and using the right tools provided by JCI, you can achieve great impact and the results will attract more members; Be aware of the scale and the power of the JCI network and use it as often as possible - there are always people in our organization willing to support you and share their knowledge; Don’t be afraid to dream big – separate your goals into smaller ones and achieve them one by one.

The whole programme of academy was designed in very interactive way. Two JCI Training were offered – JCI Achieve and JCI Impact, as well as JCI Active Citizen FrameWorkshop, which are the basic training for every JCI member to understand what is JCI about, its mission, vision and values.

I am very grateful to all the people that contributed to this Academy and I am sure it’s a constructive initiative that will grow into a strong event and learning experience for future leaders.

What I liked a lot was involving participants by training one module of JCI Achieve Training which was a great idea how to more connect participants, how to learn them to work under stress and improvise. This also leaded to realisation of a fact that in spite of being involved in JCI for many years many of us have still difficulties to transfer what is JCI about in a proper and right way. Definitely, it was a great idea to start such kind of academy to help new or small organizations to establish processes and function properly.

All the best and looking forward meeting you somewhere in the JCI World!

Best regards from the Czech Republic!

Burduhos Stelian-Vasile

Blanka Bendlova

VP Business & Development for Transilvania 2012-2013

2013 President JCI West Bohemia

Deputy President 2013 JCI Romania

ASE e-Bulletin 2 November 2013  
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