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JAMPACT Update: General Body Meeting; Ultimate Reggae Concert & More, April 3 – 26, 2008

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“Save the Dates”:
JAMPACT Fashion Show & Party: Planning Conference Call Today 4/3/08 @ 9pm.
Reggae Concert @ at Madison Square Garden: RSVP by Friday at 12 noon
General Body Meeting
JAMPACT Express to Penn Relays: Saturday April 26
JAMPACT Trip to Jamaica
Community Events:
The 2008 NYC ACTSO Local “Olympics of the Mind” Competition
Team Jamaica Bickle Reggae Benefit Concert

JAMPACT’s Fashion Show & Party
Roots, Rockin’, Royal Affair: A Fashion Runway & Party Tribute to the Children of Jamaica.
Planning Conference Call

Dear Members and Friends:

On Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 9:00 p.m., JAMPACT’s Membership Committee will be hosting a planning conference call for our upcoming Fashion Show & Party. If you would like to volunteer your time towards this exciting project, please join us on the call. We are soliciting suggestions on fresh and innovative designers to showcase their talent. For call-in information, please contact Akelia at [email protected] or call 347-551-9683.

Join JAMPACT at the Ultimate Reggae Concert
Caribbeanfever.com Presents: Super Cat, Buju Banton & Barrington Levy
Date: Saturday, May 10, 2009
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Cost: To Be Announced

Please note that this offer expires at Friday, April 4th at 12 noon. Kindly contact Camille T. Barrett Communications Chair at [email protected] or Michael Williams Membership Chair at [email protected] for more information.

JAMPACT General Body Meeting
Please save the date in your PALM, in Outlook or wherever you MUST!
Date: TBA
Location: Ruder Finn, 301 East 57th Street (Corner of 57th & 2nd Ave)
Time: 7:00 pm (6:30pm to 7:00 pm – Networking)
Contact Us: 212-459-4390 or [email protected]

Special Guest Speaker: Garnet Wilson, Entrepreneur & Agent of State Farm Insurance

Catch the JAMPACT Express to Penn Relays!
Calling all Jamaicans! Calling all Sports Enthusiasts! Calling all JAMPACTERs!

JAMPACT has been organizing successful fun trips to Penn Relays for the past several years. Join us on Saturday, April 26th as we load up the bus and head to Pennsylvania for the annual Penn Relays track & field competition at UPenn in Philadelphia to cheer on Jamaica’s young ambassador’s, our athletes!

WHEN: Saturday, April 26th
Competition Time: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

TRIP COST: $70.00 includes game entry tickets, transportation, & light breakfast (while game tickets last)

Seating will be rows 6 – 11 on the south side, at the finish line for the sprint events)

*Please note that if you ONLY need tickets or ONLY need a seat on the bus, JAMPACT is happy to accommodate you.

For further information, please contact Membership Chair, Michael Williams at [email protected] or (917) 912-3973.

Show your support…remember tow ear your colors.

JAMPACT Trip to Jamaica
Did you miss JAMPACT’s phenomenal 2006 trip to Jamaica ?

You’re in luck…This year JAMPACT plans to visit and work on its adopted basic schools in Jamaica . The trip is scheduled for the week of April 21st.

We would love for you to join us as we launch our Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) on Tues April 22nd at Terra Nova hotel.

Tentative Trip Itinerary:

Mon. April 21st

Visit and volunteer at two of our adopted basic schools
Tues. April 22nd

Visit and volunteer at two of our adopted basic schools
Tues. April 22nd

TAP launch at Terra Nova hotel (6 p.m.)

Air Fares for the trip are a follows:

Atlas Vacations
April 16th – 24th: $373.00
Contact: Barbara at 718.462.0711

DC Travel Agency
April 19th -26th: $350.00
Contact: Clover at 718.298.5210

* Please note that airfares depend on availability

If you are interested in joining us, please contact Membership Chair, Michael Williams at [email protected]. And for more information about the TAP program kindly contact Education Chair, Diane Samuels at [email protected].

NYC ACT-SO News Watch!!!

The 2008 NYC ACTSO Local “Olympics of the Mind” Competition
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2008
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm .
Host site: Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn ( 901 Classon Avenue , two block from Eastern Parkway and across the street for the Brooklyn Museum .)
Train Directions: #2 and 3 subway stops at the Brooklyn Museum station, one block away.

We will be needing a host of volunteers to assist with the days activities. We need people to serve as facilitators to work with the judges, as room monitors, as runners, as students’ registration desk staff and to help with serving breakfast and lunch. If you can spend a half day or the full day with us we would appreciate your assistance. Please call for further information at 917-541-3348 or call us in the ACTSO office – 212-666-9348

Come out and support our talented young scientists, poets, playwriters, painters, musicians, writers and lots more. See NYC High School Students of African & Hispanic descent reaching for the Gold.
The date, place and time of the Awards Ceremony will be announced later.
Thanks once again for your keen interest and support of ACT-SO.

Team Jamaica Bickle Reggae Benefit Concert

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