Passing of Marc Melen

Last Tuesday we lost our friend Marc Melen. In 1985 Marc received The Staines Memorial Award. Marc was one of the founders of Jeune Chambre Économique de Basse-Meuse on June 1, 1977. He became president of of his chapter in 1980-1981. After that he also became president of JCI Belgium in 1983. Due to his … Continue reading

In memoriam Jan, Annemieke and Steven

Jan Noreilde, Annemieke Hakse and their son Steven were amongst the many casualties of the irresponsible attack on the Malaysian airplane MH17. Jan (Senator #60248) was regional president of JCI Vlaanderen in 1998-1999, president of JCI Brussel from 1994 to 1996 and founding president of JCI SenSe, a Flemish organisation for JCI seniors and senators. … Continue reading

Memorial 2013

41 years ago, on June 18 1972, a plane crashed near London, known as the Staines air disaster. A tragic accident where also 9 JCI friends died, coming back from the European Conference in Edinburgh. This year the JCI Staines Foundation likes to be present with a large delegation, to honour our bond with the … Continue reading

JCI European Conference 2013 in Monaco

From Wednesday May 28 to Sunday June 2 the JCI European Conference was held in Monaco. A magnificent location to gather many JCI members from all over Europe. It was the first ever sold-out conference ever, with 2,600 registrations. With a delegation of 386 members and senators JCI Belgium was the second largest! Jef Hendrickx, … Continue reading

New Staines award winner

On September 22, during the Belgian national convention, Annelies Quaegebeur received the Staines Award. After years of full dedication and JCI commitment on an international level, combining hard work and true friendships, it is an honour to welcome Annelies within the select group of Staines Award winners. Thanks also to JCI London.

BBC television report upon the Staines disaster

Staines air crash remembered 40 years on Memorial services have been held to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Staines air crash in which 118 people died. Alice Bhandhukravi spoke to retired nurse Frances Castledine, Joyce Humphry, the sister of one of the stewards who was onboard, and former steward Tom Abrams. During the … Continue reading

Message of JCI World President Bertolt Daems

Dear all During the last couple of weeks, JCI members from all over the world got together at 4 Area Conferences. It’s what we do every year; meeting each other at the conference of our Area. Having our General assembly, visiting trainings, but above all meeting our friends from other countries. And make new friends. … Continue reading