Brandon Thacker

Brandon Thacker

Zumbathon draws a crowd

JCI event raised more than $1,600 for Transition House and JCI Vernon.

Junior Chamber International Vernon stepped it up in support of the Vernon Women’s Transition House.

The group’s zumbathon charity event attracted more than 65 people, who danced up a storm  at the Vernon Recreation Complex and helped raise more than $1,600 for Transition House and JCI Vernon.

The zumbathon charity event was developed by the JCI Vernon Fund Blazers following a JCI challenge.

“This particular project came about in November of 2014, when the JCI Vernon chapter was broken into four teams, each team given $50, and told to grow it and give it back,” said Sue Solymosi, a JCI Vernon Fund Blazer.

“And what a great success it was.”

JCI Vernon members range between 19 to 40 years of age, and work together to achieve goals and contribute to the community.

“Our mission is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change,” said Solymosi.

“Through these opportunities we strive to be the leading global network of young active citizens.”

Visit the JCI Vernon website at to find out more about this and other JCI events.