My First JCI European Conference 2021

13 Jun 2021 President Ireland By President Ireland

My name is Maksuda Akhter and I am a new member of JCI Dublin. First of all, thank you National President Carol Ho for inviting me to join the JCI European Conference and encouraging me to apply for the grant so I had the opportunity to experience the JCI internationalism.


During JCI Ireland Spring Conference in March, I had my first experience of debate in JCI and I was excited to see the Irish debating team representing us at the Conference this time. I learned more debating skills by watching the competitions online in real-time and it was very exciting. I was very happy that JCI Ireland made it to the semi-finale and well done Valarie, Lorraine and Alma!


Then I joined some of the keynotes and the BNI business networking to get to know some members from other countries. It was good to get to know new friends and build connections in the organization. I also attended the JCI RISE lab to understand more about the new JCI initiative. 


Last but not least, I attended the awards ceremony watch party organized by NP Carol to watch the ceremony together and I was proud to be a member of JCI Ireland member under the leadership of Carol as we won many awards this year.


Thank you so much for the opportunity and I will attend more international conferences in the future.