Meet Peter Reitano – Past National President of JCI Australia

Meet Peter Reitano – Past National President of JCI Australia

November 9, 2011 8:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Blog » Members » Peter.jpgHow long have you been a member? 19 years

Why did you join?  I joined for the social aspects of JCI.  Since I’ve been a member I’ve picked up so many different aspects of the organisation.  For example before joining I hadn’t travelled overseas or even around Australia as much as I have now.  I have now been to every state in Australia and to almost every continent (hope this will be rectified by the time I get to World Congress in Brazil in 2013 – South America will then be done) !  The speaking opportunities is another aspect of JCI that I really enjoy.

What is the most interesting JCI event you’ve been to and why?   I definitely would say the 2009 JCI Japan Academy (the best Academy ever) in Kagoshima.  I had the opportunity to meet and network with future leaders of the organisation and be shown around a great part of Japan.  It’s very intense in that we had a week of being together 24/7.  I highly recommend this Academy for anyone looking to lead their national organisation !

Is there anything you have done as a JCI member that you never would have thought possible before you joined?  Yep.  Sitting in your lounge now!  Travelling around the world.  I never would have travelled around the world without JCI.  I wouldn’t have met so many amazing people.  This being my ninth world congress I’m going to this week, there’s so many people I’ve met.

What do you enjoy most about being a JCI member?  The opportunity to meet and network with people from around the world.  People don’t believe me when I say it, but I’m quite a shy person.  JCI gives me the opportunity to get out there and meet people in a friendly environment.

 

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