Invitation JCI Staines Memorial – London

45 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 victims and their families. We welcome all members of JCI Belgium, JCI Senate Belgium, JCI SenSe, JCI London and JCI Edinburgh, together with the entire international JCI community.


Saturday 17th of June 2017

  • 1.00pm Gathering in Hotel Mercure London Staines-upon-Thames Lobby
  • 2.00pm Visit Expo ‘Fighting for Peace’
  • 3.30pm Guided sightseeing walk in the South Bank Area
  • 6.00pm Welcome drink with JCI London in a local pub
  • 7.00pm Dinner together with JCI London
  • 9.30pm Transfer to Waterloo station
  • 10.20pm Train London Waterloo to Staines (South West trains)

Sunday 18th of June 2017

  • 8.00am Breakfast
  • 9.00am Walk in Staines
  • 10.00am Prayers and dedications in the Trident ‘Papa India’ Memorial Garden in the Moormead Sports Ground off of Waters Drive, Staines
  • 11.00am Memorial Service at St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Staines
  • 12.30pm Lunch in “The Bells” traditional pub
  • 02.00pm Visit Windsor Castle (optional)
  • 06.00pm Trip back home

Practical information


We will ask you to make your own hotel and transport reservation.

Suggestions :


Sat June 17 – BA391 – 9h45
10u05 in London Heathrow

Sun June 18 – BA404 – 19u40
21u50 in Brussels


Brussels to London
Saturday 08:52 09:57 02h 05m 39,00 €
Sunday 19:04 22:08 02h 04m 49,00 €

Lille to London
Saturday 09:30 09:57 01h 27m 39,00 €
Sunday 19:04 21:30 01h 26m 49,00 €

approximately 85€ to 95€ per car (5 persons)
approximately 85€ per car (5 persons)


We propose the Mercure London Staines-upon-Thames Hotel.
Approximately 95€/double room
Hotel reservations should be done by the participants themselves.


The Staines Foundation proposes a participation fee for all Belgian members of € 100. This means that the Staines Foundation will partly cover all additional costs.
The fee includes: reception, visit of the expo, dinner on Saturday, lunch on Sunday, train to Saturday activity, transfer in Staines area on Sunday (to prayers, memorial service, lunch, afternoon visit).
Not included : trip (plane/train), hotel + breakfast, dinner on Sunday, transfer from and to plane/train, drinks, Sunday afternoon visit.


Please send an e-mail to to announce your participation. Your reservation will be confirmed after the Staines Foundation received your payment of the fee.

Bank information:
IBAN BE10 2200 0257 7004
Please indicate ‘Staines Memorial 2017’ and your name.

Interesting information

In case of rain, bring your umbrella. Travel light.

Check also the website about JCI Staines.


Dominiek Callewier
President Staines Foundation

On behalf of the Organization Committee :
Jos Van Roosbroeck
Peter Anckaert
Anna Carin Kneip-Krokstäde
Reginald Schaumans
Sarah Lammers
Jef Hendrickx
Olivier De Block
Audrey Taverna

Visit JCI at FIDO – Federal Institute for Sustainable Development


Dear friends,

On May 8 I was invited at FIDO, the Federal Institute for Sustainable Development. After a short email via I was invited to come and present JCI.

JCI Belgium en FIDO

FIDO is the administration of the Federal Minister for Sustainable Development Marie Christine Marghem. They were also, together with our partner The Shift, initiators of the SDG Voices.

I was given the opportunity to introduce our association, and go deeper about: Tomorrow Ghent (NC2017), the Global Goal Awards, and the World Cleanup Day.

The FIDO ensures the preparation of federal policy on sustainable development and coordinates policy implementation. They are also the federal center for sustainable development expertise and share their knowledge with other government agencies and non-governmental organizations. So FIDO conducts research on international megatrends for sustainable development and is implementing the policy. In addition FIDO can support the operation of your chapter as follows:

  1. All projects related to one or more SDGs can be transmitted by the local chapters themselves via Which is interesting, because a newsletter is sent periodically with future initiatives.
  1. FIDO provides expertise on sustainable events. A tool that we can use for our own projects is available via:
  1. Finally, FIDO has produced a beautiful brochure on SDGs. NL and FR are available for free in digital and printed versions. Applications can be made here
SDG Brochures FIDO


We agreed to provide a printed version for participants at JCI workshops or brainstorming sessions around the SDGs. A session can be requested via Valérie.

To the next SDG update!

Valérie de Groote – SDG Ambassador

European Capitals meeting

About the ECM

JCI The Heart of Europe is hosting the European Capital Meeting 2017 (ECM). It is our great pleasure to invite you to the JCI ECM 2017 which will take place in Brussels!

As you might have noticed, it is an event for European Capitals but as it is not an official JCI event, there are no real rules. We decided to open this event for all JCI members of Belgium. The reason is because we would like to give you the opportunity to participate at this unique event, where we want to promote Brussels and it’s diversity.

  • When: 27-30 April 2017
  • Where: Brussels, Belgium (various locations)
  • What: JCI ECM is an informal annual 3-4 day conference for members and senators in JCI chapters in European capitals. The meeting focuses on learning, networking, inspiration to fellow capital city chapters, cultural exchange, and of course fun!
  • Register here:

You can’t make it to the JCI World Congress or the European Conference? This is the best occasion for you to meet our fellow Jaycees in an international and friendly atmosphere just next to your door!



  • Normal ticket: 232.25 euros –>Gives you access to the full conference
  • Weekend ticket: 153.49 euros –>Gives you access to the opening ceremony and full weekend activity (gala, workshops, brunch)
  • Only gala dinner: 95.72 euros –>Gives you access only to the attend the Superheroes Gala

Pay by bank transfer? It’s not a problem, sign up here and make the transfer separately:



We are preparing an exciting program for you, here are some of the things you can expect:

  • Opening ceremony is to take place in the stunning Brussels City Hall ( a UNESCO Heritage building)
  • Guest Speaker Pascal Smet the Brussels Minister of Mobility and Public Works
  • Cultural Workshops
  • A thrilling treasure hunt through Brussels City Center

But wait, there’s more, at the Grand Gala finish, we will be voting for the 2018 ECM hosts! Are you interested to apply? Let us know!

Curious to know more, check out our full program here and don’t forget to Register ASAP, this will help us out finalizing the venue and activities.

Last but not least – if you are looking for accommodation in Brussels, we have a special deal going with the Thon Hotel City Center till the 10 of April. Don’t miss out.

Still not convinced? Let us know what we can do to help.

Stay tuned and like our Facebook page:

Wanted: JCI Belgium Global Goals Committee Members (volunteers)

Dear friends,

At the World Congress 2015 (Kanazawa), JCI representatives from 120 countries signed the Kanazawa declaration and spoke about our organization’s commitment to the implementation and support of the UN SDGs.

What we are seeing now is that these Global Goals have penetrated internationally into the DNA of our organization. Because we cannot stay behind at the Belgian level, JCI Belgium founds a SDG Ambassadors Team. Here, JCI members and candidates can contribute to the promotion and realization of SDGs.

About the SDG Ambassador Team

What are the plans for the team on the short-term?

  • Help organizing the TOYP (Global Goal Awards) in Belgium in 2016 and 2017
  • Promotion of the Global Goals in Belgium, development of a training / keynote for the benefit of local chapters
  • Launch of the “Let’s do it!” campaign in Belgium, culminating in the organization of the World Cleanup Day on 15 August, 2018 (new date!)

Will you be a member of the SDG Ambassadors Team?

To achieve our goals, we are looking for some enthusiastic team members who wish to collaborate on one or more of the points mentioned above.

Do you have organizational skills, you want to develop a training session, you are a crack of communication, budget management or relationship maintenance, and at the same time fascinated by the idea that, by collaborating globally around Global Goals, we can make life better at the global level? Then be welcome in our team!

What do we expect from you?

We expect a minimum commitment from our team members to attend meetings and undertake tasks. Count 2 meetings per month (Brussels region) and 1-2 hours per week.
You can commit to a particular task, or for a fixed period (eg 2017).

The language with which the team will work will be English.

Submit your application …

Send an e-mail to and briefly explain which aspect of our goals you want to participate in and what talents you want to use / develop. We will invite you soon to our first meeting!


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  • Although the TOYP Awards program remains the official program at an international level and a very effective one, this year JCI Belgium took a proactive approach in recognizing the fact that, if we are to truly encourage civic society, world & business leaders to seriously take into consideration the Global Goals in their actions and strategies, then due visibility is required. We believe that there are many inspiring individuals out there who, consciously or unconsciously, are working actively towards achieving these goals.
    This awards program remains within the spirit of the TOYP program and hence nominees would still have the chance to be recognized internationally. READ MORE

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