News — June 22, 2002

Meet JCI Vice President Paraskevas Kiriakidis

?Enjoy every minute of a great year that will come only once!? Paraskevas Kiriakidis was born September 21, 1964, in Famagusta, Cyprus. He holds a master?s degree in marketing and is the managing director of a plastics processing company specializing in household and garden items. He resides in Lemesos with his wife Yianna and their two sons. When asked what prompted him to join Junior Chamber, he replied that one of his acquaintances had been asked to start a local organization, but she suggested that he do it instead. ?I took up the opportunity,? he said. He became a member in 1997, serving as founding chapter president in 1997 and as Cyprus national president in 2000.
He has attended two JCI Area Conferences and four JCI World Congresses. He is a PRIME Graduate and is Junior Chamber International Senator No. 60363. During 2002, as JCI Vice President, he is serving the national organization members (NOMs) of Austria, Greece, Hungary, Malta, and Switzerland. His Goals Having gained ?Friends, experiences, knowledge, broadening of mind, and maturity? from being a member, Vice President Kiriakidis aims to ?go to higher levels with my fellow members and do an outstanding job in regard to my JCI duties.? His Advice To members aspiring to become JCI officers, Vice President Kiriakidis would advise that they ?go for it with dedication and with an open mind to share, to listen, to learn, and to try different things from what is your norm.? ?Enjoy every minute of a great year that will come only once!,? he concluded.
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