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New Member Inducted

JCI Brantford would like to welcome our newest member Darren Gagne! Darren was inducted at our February 5th dinner meeting by Chapter President Jeremy Voss and Great Lakes Region President Michelle Miller. Darren is a resident of Brantford and works for The Co-operators.
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Parade Float Awards Given Out

At our January dinner meeting the following awards were given out for the 2008 JCI Brantford Santa Claus Parade: Best Overall Entry - Brantford Engineering Most Enthusiastic - Laurier Brantford Best Elementary School - Holy Cross Best High or Post Secondary School - Brantford Collegiate Institute Best Theme - Freedom House Most Original Float - Zehrs Markets Best Service Club - Rotary Clowns for Kids
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Santa Claus Parade Theme Chosen

Super Hero Christmas This year's Santa Claus Parade now has a theme. A Super Hero Christmas will be the theme that we're going with and it's felt this will bring a great amount of innovation to the parade. "With this theme we're expecting to see all sorts of interesting interpretations", says Jeremy Voss, the 2008 Santa Claus Parade chairperson. "I think the time was right for this theme and the kids are going to love it".

The 34th Annual Santa Claus Parade takes place on Saturday, November 29, 2008 in downtown Brantford.

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JCI Brantford Senators Unite

Syd Bolton, Bill Jones, David Boyle, Paul Oddi

Two of JCI Brantford's current Senators (Syd Bolton, Paul Oddi) share a moment with two former members who are also senators - Bill Jones and David Boyle. Jones and Boyle attended the January 10th dinner meeting where awards were handed out to the Santa Claus Parade winners. Everyone remembered their number, so no forced drinks were purchased.

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2007 Parade Results

The results from the 2007 parade are in!
  • Best Overall Entry - Micki's Dance Connection
  • Most Enthusiastic - Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Best Elementary School - Bellview Joseph Brant
  • Best High or Post Secondary School - Mohawk College
  • Best Theme - Talk of the Town Productions
  • Most Original Float - Brantford Engineering & Construction
  • Best Service Club - Brant-Lyn Optimist Club
Expositor Article November 26
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JCI Brantford Member becomes CLT

Senator Syd Bolton has officially become a JCI CLT (Certified Local Trainer) through JCI University. Bolton is the first individual in Canada to receive this designation in 2007.

In order to qualify, a member must attend JCI Prime (soon to be replaced with JCI Presenter & JCI Trainer) and conduct a minimum of 25 hours of JCI specific training.

Bolton has been working on this since 2002. "It was a lot harder than I expected to get 25 hours of JCI training. I found it easier to do training outside of the organization, but it really helps motivate you to help out your fellow members" he commented. "I'm happy to receive this designation and will now work on getting my CNT (Certified National Trainer) status."

JCI Brantford members raised $717.00 to support Heart and Stroke in their annual BIG BIKE RIDE which took place on June 24, 2007 at Montana's. More information on the team (and other pictures) can be found on the project page.
JCI Senators JCI Brantford members Paul Oddi and Syd Bolton both received JCI Senatorships during the 2007 Spring Conference. A JCI Senator is the highest achievement you can receive from the organization and less than 1% of the members worldwide actually attain this goal.

Oddi and Bolton have both been members of the Brantford chapter for roughly 10 years and were President in 2000 and 2001 respectively. They have also both continued to be active members in the organization, contributing to a variety of projects.

Pictured here (from left to right) are JCI Senators Ken McNamee, Matt Hutcheon, Syd Bolton, Ralph Machon, Blaine Field, Ron Underwood, Paul Oddi and Jim Elliott. Photograph by Ross Forsyth.

Article that appeared in the June 27, 2007 Expositor:

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2007 High School Scholarship was Awarded

The JCI Brantford Annual High School Scholarship has chosen its Award recipient. This years Winner of the JCI Brantford High School Scholarship Award is Chaela Dawson. This year's runner ups were Jessica Sullivan and Amanda Saville, whom both received Honorary Memberships into JCI Brantford.

Pictured in photo (from left to right): John Fleming, Michelle Prest, Chaela Dawson, Amanda Saville, Jessica Sullivan.

Photography by Ross Forsyth

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2007 Santa Claus Parade Theme Chosen

The theme for this year's parade has been chosen. Christmas Around the World was the winner, although making the final decision was tough as there were many choices to conisder.

Planning has already begun for this huge event and if you would like to learn more, check out the project page for more information.

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