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Junior Chamber International Malaysia recognizes outstanding leaders thru training and team building. JCIM is the national branch of Junior Chamber International (JCI). This global leadership development organisation for young people aged 18 to 40 was founded way back in 1915 in St. Louis (United States) by Henry Giessenbier. Currently there are 60 JCI local sub divisions affiliated with JCI Malaysia.
The Junior Chamber movement was introduced to Malaya in 1954. Junior Chamber in Sarawak and Junior Chamber in Sabah were affiliated to Junior Chamber International in 1956 and in 1963 respectively. On 11th October 1975, Junior Chamber Malaysia was formed with the signing of a Merger Agreement between the three separate national organisations in Kuala Lumpur. The 1st National Convention was held in 1976 in KL.
The JCI Malaysia National Board of Directors is managed by JCI members representing various local organisations, who are all volunteers and serve on a “1 year to lead” basis. The National Board of Directors is elected during the Annual National Convention held in October each year, and is supported by the JCI Malaysia Secretariat headquartered in Taman Setiawangsa, Kuala Lumpur.
JCIM Mission: “To provide development opportunities that empowers young people to create positive change”
JCIM Vision: “To be the leading global network of young active citizens”
Most recent notable events in 2019:
16th Area Sabah Convention (May 3-5, 2019) at the LA Hotel in Tawau.
Area Sarawak Convention (May 10-12, 2019) at the Family Inn in Sarikei.
Area North Convention (April 19-21, 2019) at the Hotel Taiping Perdana in Perak.
*Henry Giessenbier (1892–1935) was an American banker in St. Louis, Missouri of German ancestry. He became the founder of the Young Men’s Progressive Civic Association in 1915 and the United States Junior Chamber in 1920.