Board Member of the week 1

Aug 28th 2016

ONYINYECHUKWU CHIZUBE MBELEDOGU is the second child and first girl born to Engr Francis and Mrs Chizube Mbeledogu of Nkwelle- Ogidi in Idemili North Local Government of Anambra State. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2007 and practices with the law firm of Dr T. C. Osanakpo & Co, Louis Chambers in Port Harcourt. She is also a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Port Harcourt Branch and International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA).

She joined the then UST Jaycees in February 2002 and served in various offices. She was inducted into JCI Port Harcourt Metro in December 2010 and has held the following positions: (a) Director of Convention and Conferences -2011, (b) Director of Publicity - 2012 (c) General Legal Counsel – 2013, (d) Executive Vice President – 2014, (e) President - 2015.

Training

She LOVES to train and is a certified trainer of JCI Achieve, JCI Impact, JCI Admin, JCI CSR, JCI Networking, JCI Presenter, JCI Effective Communications, JCI Meetings and JCI Effective Leadership. She is also a graduate of the 2014 Leadership Academy (LA 16) and the Train the Trainers Course (2015). Her most exciting moment as a trainer was getting the opportunity to train the executives of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA Rivers) alongside JCI Sen Kalada Apiafi in 2015.

Achievements

She is guided by the belief that what is worth doing is worth doing well and she has tried to reflect this in everything she does. As president, she inducted 12 members into JCI Port Harcourt Metro, ensured that the local organisation fully participated in the JCI Nigeria 100% Efficiency programme in which the local organisation came up as first runner up. She ensured that the local organisation was fully financial in the year 2015. She ensured the personal development of her members in line with her theme for the year through trainings on entrpreneurship and other skills round the year. She worked closely with her board of directors and members to run 9 impactful projects for the local organisation beginning from the 1st of January to November 2015 specifically broken down into education impact projects, health campaign, safety campaign and charity, securing 6 new partnerships for the local organisation. She signed a memorandum of understanding with the 2015 JCI Garden City President, Stanley Nwosu, which led to a very successful Joint Officers Training and other trainings in the year 2015. Under her leadership, JCI Port Harcourt Metro won the best inter-organisation collaboration and impact 100 project awards at the Africa and the Middle East Conference in Accra, Ghana; 5 awards at the then Area B Conference including Most Outstanding Local Organisation; 6 awards at the JCI National Convention including Most Outstanding Local Organisation; won impact month awards for March and June. The activities of the local organisation were published in the TIDE Newspapers and Brand Campaign Magazine which gave her a two page interview on her experience as a leader.

She was awarded Most Dependable Member of JCI Port Harcourt Metro in 2014, Most Outstanding Local Organisation President for Area B in 2015 and XLR8or for the month of May for 2015.

As the 2016 National Vice President in charge of South South and South East District 2, she works closely with the presidents in her districts and has introduced the District member of the month with a financial award as a way of encouraging members to be active citizens. She also organised a successful District valentine project to encourage collaboration within local organisations in each state and a good number of local organisation presidents keyed into this. She has worked with and is still working with her presidents to ensure that they have a financial payment plan and keep to the payment plan in terms of payment of their JCI and JCI Nigeria dues. She has also with the help of certain JCI members revived JCI presence in Cross Rivers State through JCI Calabar Metro, and is currently working on doing same in Akwa Ibom State.

She celebrates her birthday every 9th of April.

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